IMO the Giants are the best team in football. Manning has grown by leaps and bounds. His presence in the pocket is light years ahead of where he was in week 15 last season. Shockey's absence must have liberated E. Manning, that's the only conclusion I can draw. They are playing extremely hard right now, as though still on last season's playoff high. I don't know they can sustain this level of physicality through the whole season. They are clearly on a mission to prove they were not a fluke, and that they are better than Dallas and Philly, despite the press clippings. IMO they are... they proved it last season and barring injury they will prove it again. I think the Giants will be very good for years to come, and I will not be surprised if they win another SB in the near future. As bitter as our defeat to the Giants was, and as painful as it is to think that Tomase's lie may have affected the outcome, IMO in five years we will look back and feel regret, but no shame for having lost to the Giants. They are going to earn their spurs and our respect going forward. The AFC field looks very weak, as weak as it has been since 2002. Aside from the Pats, the best team IMO is probably Buffalo. Then Pittsburgh, but they are shaky in the trenches. I expect Indy to scrape by as long as Manning is upright, but they are more flawed than any Indy team since 2003. Tennessee's D is stellar but no team Qb'd by K. Collins is a legit threat. SD looks like a mess, a team that peaked last season. The AFC is wide open and we have every reason to be excited about our chances to reach the SB.