I couldn't have said it better myself. I never want to sound like I'm just sour grapes or bitter, but I've always been baffled by the Giants because they just look so bad at times. Barring two magical 4 game win streaks in 2007 and 2011, this team has been average at best and I cant figure out how they have been able to just turn it on and look like a completely different team in the post season those years. I guess given the choice I'd rather have two titles sandwiched between average seasons than be a perennial powerhouse with nothing to show at the end...but Giants fans must be besides themselves knowing the potential that this team has and being forced to watch them squander opportunities while their window is still wide open.
I'm going to tell you what I have told people for years now. The Giants are the luckiest team to ever win a Super Bowl.
Not just the recent ones, go back to that one against Buffalo. Norwood makes that kick, and that's it, game over. Buffalo should have won that game, no telling how many Hall of Famers would be in the Hall today besides Kelly and Thurman Thomas if Norwood makes that kick. I am sick of the excuses too "That is a hard kick to make" Norwood had made a 50 yard kick before. No one remembers him for that though, so there really was no excuse for him to miss that.
With that said, I would bet that 1990 Giants team would beat down both the 2011 and 2007 ones. If Samuel didn't drop that interception, the Pats would have won it in 2007. The circus catch was bad too but he had that pick. 2011 could have been prevented if the Saints had a defense against the 49ers. There is no way anyone would make me believe the Giants would have beat us last year in the Superdome for the NFC Championship. No way, we were 9-0 in the dome, including a playoff beat down, and when we played the Giants in the season that year, they couldn't get to Brees. We would have lit them to pieces.