Found December 20, 2012 on Football Nation:
Every year it happens.Every year throughout the Manning-Coughlin tandem - that has brought so much success to the Giants - there is a swoon, a grey pallor that covers the G-men.It can be hard to notice because of the crunch of metal coming from that train wreck known as the New York Jets, but Giants fans...it's back again.And it feels very different from years past.Swoons are one thing, but who are these guys? They are the Super Bowl champs - the same guys who destroyed Aaron Rodgers, outplayed Harbaugh, and smashed Tom Brady last year.There is something missing this year, a sense of urgency, perhaps. The team I spoke of would never lie down and take a 34-0 trip to the woodshed. Atlanta beat them like Tom Coughlin owed Mike Smith money, dated his sister and kicked his dog all in the same day. In all phases.If there is a "switch on flip", you better damn well flip it, because there are only two games left. First, at desperate Baltimore, who needs the win almost as much ...
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