Originally posted on Giants Football Blog  |  Last updated 11/24/11
by Jon Wagner After seeing the Giants (similar to past years under Tom Coughlin) finish the first half of the 2011 season at 6-2, with a two-game lead, before subsequently starting the second half with a pair of losses and falling into a first-place tie in the NFC East with Dallas, it’s understandable why Big Blue fans would focus on the negative right now. However, since Thanksgiving is all about putting aside such thoughts in favor of being grateful for all we have, here are ten things Giants fans can be thankful for as they enjoy Thanksgiving Day while anticipating Eli Manning’s next homecoming and the Giants’ showdown with the Saints in the Big Easy on Sunday: 1. Eli Manning Stepping Up His Game Much was made about Manning simply answering with confidence when he was put in a very difficult spot while being asked if he was an elite NFL quarterback on par with Tom Brady. Well, we all know who’s better, but Manning has also beaten Brady’s Patriots when it counted the most (in Su...
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