Posted August 28, 2012 on AP on Fox
From oddsmakers to experts, people aren't giving the New York Giants the respect a Super Bowl champion deserves. Eli Manning and Co. sneaked into the playoffs last year and then played their best football in January and February. For the second time in five years, they beat the favored New England Patriots to claim the Vince Lombardi Trophy. With nearly all their starters on defense returning and the core on offense back, the Giants have a legitimate chance to repeat. At least, they should be considered the team to beat in the NFC. Apparently, that's not the case. In Las Vegas, 10 teams are listed ahead of the Giants in the Super Bowl odds. The Giants opened at 16-1 and have dropped to 22-1 at the Bovada Sportsbook. Then there's the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings. The Giants were No. 3 behind the Green Bay Packers and the Patriots in the first-ever poll released July 31. So, who do opponents think is the best team in the NFC? Even teammates disagree. ''It was...
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