Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Even though the defending New York Giants will be a force to be reckoned with coming into next season, the competition in the NFC is only going to improve with the Giants in the crosshairs. The Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles will once again try to reclaim the top spot in the NFC and the NFC East (Eagles), but the Giants will be looking to prevent any team from taking their crown.
One problem that the New York Giants will face in their title defense will be the loss of two potent offensive weapons. Both running back Brandon Jacobs and wide receiver Mario Manningham decided to sign elsewhere in the offseason with both players landing with the San Francisco 49ers. The loss of Jacobs was anticipated and encouraged as the team really had no intentions of retaining the problematic back, but losing Manningham wasn't expected and might be a big blow to the receiving corps.
Obviously, the Giants still have up-and-coming wideout Victor Cruz in the fold and with Manningham now in the Bay Area, Cruz will become the number one target in the offense and potentially a top five receiver in the NFL.
So as of right now, the New York Giants has a decent chance of repeating as Super Bowl champions next season, but depending on other moves that might happen around the NFC or within the Giants organization, anything can happen from here on out.