Giants earned it
Yet they squeaked into the playoffs, won a couple of road games (after spanking the Falcons at home). Hey they even won with high drama, stripping the ball from a 49er punt return in OVERTIME, everyone's favorite time in football.
The Lions, Saints, and Packers passing attacks quickly disappeared from the playoffs, leaving only the high powered offensive Pats, who also were stymied by the Giants.
Let's hear it for the game. Let's hear it for the league.