The Giants are a confident bunch, and really, they’ve earned it. They also might be the team riding the biggest wave of momentum entering Championship Weekend after knocking off the Packers on the road.
The Giants also are a balanced team, arguably more so than any remaining in the final four. And as far as NBC color analyst Cris Collinsworth is concerned, it’s no longer defense that wins championships.
“I think it’s complete teams that win championships,” Collinsworth told “NFL Total Access” on Tuesday. “And right now, when I watch the New York Giants play, I think they’re probably the most complete team.”
Collinsworth went on to say the current Giants remind him of an earlier version, the team that lost to the then-undefeated Patriots in 2007 before winning the rematch in Super Bowl XLII.
“This is a team with the way that Eli Manning has been playing, especially in the fourth quarter, (and) with the way that their running game has rediscovered itself come playoff time … it’s a team that really reminds me of that 2007 team,” Collinsworth added.
Collinsworth doesn’t completely throw his hat in the Giants’ ring, but he’s clearly impressed. Even Antrel Rolle has to be happy to hear this.