Found September 07, 2012 on Football Nation:
An Opening loss may be a good thing.Don’t panic Giants’ fans. The 24-hour sports cycle washed, rinsed and dried the Giants-Cowboys game many times.  While it was the first loss by a defending Super Bowl champion in their opening game in many seasons (Denver in the 1999 opener -- also the first game without Elway) let’s not forget two things:1. A Super Bowl champ was bound to lose eventually. Green Bay came mighty close last year and others have in recent seasons.2. The Giants treat their home games with near hostility. Since the start of the 2007 season they have won two Super Bowls but their home record is an astounding 23 wins and 18 losses. Giants fans pay thousands for season tickets.  They might be better off unloading those to visiting fans and going to all away games.The old cliché of “it’s only one game” applies here and should be repeated like a mantra by Giants’ fans. A quick look at recent defending champions’ opening games offers little illumination on the next 15 games ...
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