Giants scary in the dark ... and light

Sunday's performance casts doubt on Big Blue as a Super Bowl contender

Updated: November 16, 2010, 12:02 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- As it turned out, the New York Giants were granted no sanctuary under the cover of darkness. On the night the lights went out off Broadway, the home team still managed to expose itself as a contender with a fickle heart and a fragile resolve.

Sure, the Giants had a season's worth of excuses to reach for if they were so inclined. They were missing Steve Smith and two-fifths of their offensive line. They had won five in a row, and human nature being what it is, ...

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