Originally posted on NBC New York  |  Last updated 1/5/12

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 13: Tom Coughlin, head coach of the New York Giants, reacts during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Giants Stadium on December 13, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Justin Tuck summed up the thoughts of a lot of observers when he spoke to the media on Thursday afternoon. "We can definitely make a lot of noise in this run," Tuck said. "We’re only going to go as far as our quarterback and our defensive line take us." There's been a groundswell of belief that wins over the Jets and Cowboys have positioned the Giants for a run at a Super Bowl title, a feeling that Tuck's teammate Mathias Kiwanuka is pushing in a style Rex Ryan would appreciate. It all feels a bit premature, especially with three teams that beat the Giants ahead of them in the playoffs and some serious flaws that have hampered the team all season. But they do have those two things that Tuck mentioned and you can't really scoff at either one. While Eli Manning's presence is negated in some measure by the presence of guys like Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers, there's no denying that the potential of the Giants pass rush is something that can carry them to a victory on any given Sunday. A...
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