New York Giants: Super Bowl Cinderella Once Again?

BY Fansided and Luis Tirado Jr./FanSided via NFL Spin Zone • December 17, 2016

As the New York Giants continue to ride some serious momentum into the postseason, could they once again be a Cinderella team?

Coming into their Week 14 Sunday Night Football matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants were the only ones to have knocked off their division rivals. After another spirited showing, though, they now stand as the only team to have beaten Dallas—and they’ve done it twice.

Not only did the Giants rise to the occasion and ended the Cowboys’ winning streak, they have solidified themselves as a serious contender this season. It’s another storied tale for quarterback Eli Manning and his cast of players looking to bring home yet another Super Bowl champions to the Big Apple during his era under center.

Can the Giants dethrone America’s Team at the end of the season to take the NFC East title? Anything can happen. If the Cowboys let their loss to the Giants affect them, they might get derailed and falter down the stretch. In that case, the Giants could seize the moment, win out over their three remaining games straight to the division title.

With end-of-season matchups against the Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, and Washington Redskins coming, the Giants are setting themselves up nicely to make a triumphant return to the postseason. It hasn’t been easy, but the Giants have consistently delivered when it matters this season. Expect to see them use this win over the Cowboys as some major motivation to focus and finish.

Overall, this season has Cinderella written all over it for Big Blue. The Giants have slowly but surely taken care of business when they had to and, against all odds, swept their division rivals, the Cowboys, this season. Not only are they the only team to do so this year, but it gives the Giants the belief that they can leave any game victorious. With their talent, that belief can be a major weapon as they head into the playoffs.

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