After a come-from-ahead 21-20 loss to San Diego, the Giants still have only one impressive win this season. Four of their five wins have come against league doormats. Other than a Week 2 victory over Dallas, what have the Giants done to inspire confidence?

Eli Manning played well in this one, going 25-33 for 215 yards and two touchdowns. But as those numbers suggest, the Giants hardly stretched the field. The Giants couldn't take advantage of holding the ball for almost two-thirds of the game. When it mattered most, Philip Rivers (traded for Eli Manning at the 2004 draft), shredded the injury-riddled Giants secondary. If not for a botched field goal try, the Giants would have been comfortably ahead at the end. Leading 17-14, the Giants had a 1st-and-goal on the four yard line but came away with only a field goal. Those are the sequences that cost teams. A 5-0 start has yielded to a 5-4 record entering the bye. That is not how they wanted to go into their week off.