NFL Overreactions: Are the Giants already finished?

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) is sacked by Detroit Lions' Jarrad Davis (40) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The New York Giants are finished.

Odell Beckham Jr. returned to the lineup but the offense was awful again in a 24-10 home loss to Detroit on Monday night. Eli Manning looks so uncomfortable under pressure that he took a sack without getting hit.

It’s time to start the rebuilding process and prepare for 2018.

Well, wait. Were they saying the same thing last year when the Giants were 2-3? They finished 11-5 and went to the playoffs.

Remember when the Giants lost four straight games to fall to 6-6 in 2011? They finished 9-7 and won the Super Bowl.

Yes, there’s trouble in North Jersey. But Big Blue isn’t done yet. The Giants have been resilient under Manning. The NFC East doesn’t have a dominant team and New York (0-2) would be in a four-way tie for first place with a win at Philadelphia (1-1) next Sunday and losses by Dallas and Washington.

Here are more overreactions following Week 2:

OVERREACTION: The Bengals have the worst offense in NFL history.

REALISTIC REACTION: Zero touchdowns in two home games is terrible, but Cincinnati still has talented players.

OVERREACTION: Tom Brady is better at 40 than at 30.

REALISTIC REACTION: He threw 50 TD passes in 2007.

OVERREACTION: Carolina’s defense looks like the `85 Bears.

REALISTIC REACTION: Check back after they play an average QB because Brian Hoyer and Tyrod Taylor don’t qualify.

OVERREACTION: Old running backs will be extinct soon. DeMarco Murray got benched. Eddie Lacy was inactive. LeGarrette Blount didn’t get a carry.

REALISTIC REACTION: Marshawn Lynch is 31 but he’s not going anywhere.

OVERREACTION: The Vikings won’t win without Sam Bradford.

REALISTIC REACTION: They play the Browns in October.

OVERREACTION: Jacoby Brissett is no better than Scott Tolzien.

REALISTIC REACTION: Not close but it doesn’t matter because neither is Andrew Luck.

OVERREACTION: Blake Bortles should not be a starting QB in the NFL.

REALISTIC REACTION: There’s a shortage of quality QBs. Case Keenum, Josh McNown and Brian Hoyer also started.

OVERREACTION: The Buccaneers showed they’re a legit contender.

REALISTIC REACTION: They beat the Bears.

OVERREACTION: Carson Wentz commits too many turnovers to be an elite QB.

REALISTIC REACTION: Brett Favre threw more interceptions than anyone in history.

OVERREACTION: Trevor Siemian is the next great quarterback.

REALISTIC REACTION: Get in line behind Wentz, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota.

OVERREACTION: The NFC West is up for grabs.

REALISTIC REACTION: Seahawks (1-1) are still the class of the division despite an ugly 12-9 win over San Francisco following a loss to Green Bay.

OVERREACTION: Younghoe Koo won’t attempt another kick for the Chargers after missing a game-winning field goal one week after missing a game-tying try.

REALISTIC REACTION: He gets at least one more game.

OVERREACTION: The Chiefs and Falcons are headed toward a Super Bowl matchup.

REALISTIC REACTION: Don’t cancel the season. New England, Denver, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Dallas, and Seattle are legitimate contenders.

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