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GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 02: Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants throws a pass during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Giants defeated the Cardinals 31-27. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Good morning fellow Giants fans. It's hard not to feel a little Deja vu--as the G-men are stockpiling wins with a daunting schedule ahead. The team is 3-1 heading into Sunday's home game against Seattle, and I haven't looked, but I'm guessing the Giants are favored by more than seven points. That doesn't mean this game will be easy, because it won't be. But no matter what happens on the field, the Giants are expected to win and to reach 4-1. The one difference in this year's team, however, is that they beat the Eagles, giving them confidence that they can beat contenders. In addition, Eli Manning is playing very much like his big brother--being efficient and finding ways to win. So yeah, it's a familiar feeling, but then again it's not. Here is what is happening around Giants' cyberspace...

Seahawks.com Blog | Up next: New York Giants "
When: Sunday, 10 a.m. PDT, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. Record: 3-1 and tied for first in the NFC East after Sunday’s 31-27 win over the Cardinals in Arizona Where they rank: No. 21 on offense (24th rushing, 13th passing); No. 18 on defense (21st rushing, 18th passing)

This caught my attention for the statistics alone. Wow, those are not good numbers.

Seahawks | Seahawks can use recent history against New York Giants as measuring stick | Seattle Times Newspaper
But this is Seahawks history we're talking about, and the Giants have been a measuring stick for better and for worse over the past six seasons. Seattle beat New York twice in the span of 10 months, a pair of regular-season victories sandwiched around the Super Bowl appearance, establishing the high-water mark of the franchise's greatest success. The Giants helped illuminate the floor, as well, Seattle suffering two lopsided losses over the past three years to show how far this franchise had fallen.

I didn't want to remember those two games we lost against Seattle--the Feely game and the one in which we fell way behind and made a feeble attempt to come back. But at least that is not immediate recent history.

New York Giants GM Jerry Reese predicted team would make playoffs -- looks like genius - ESPN New York
The Giants are making Jerry Reese and his playoff prediction look good.

Q&A with former WIU star Seubert - Macomb, IL - McDonough County The Voice
Rich Seubert was inducted into the Western Illinois University athletics Hall of Fame, class of 2011 this past Saturday during Homecoming Week. Seubert was a four-year letter winner (1997-2000) for the Leathernecks, and earned All-America honors as a senior. Seubert played for the New York Giants (2001-2010), winning a Super Bowl ring in 2008. He also earned the team's MVP award in 2008 and earned the team's Man of the Year award in 2010.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin, linebacker Mark Herzlich linked by cause | NJ.com
Both Giants head coach Tom Coughlin and linebacker Mark Herzlich remained busy enough during the past two months that they haven’t spent much time discussing the bond that connects the two more than 40 years apart. Herzlich’s a cancer survivor, battling Ewing’s sarcoma in 2009 while a standout linebacker at Boston College. Nearly 20 years earlier, Coughlin watched what cancer could do to someone’s life while he coached BC.

BostonHerald.com - Blogs: Rap Sheet" Blog Archive " How much interest did the Pats have in Plaxico Burress?
During a conference call today with the media, Bill Belichick was asked if he considered bringing Burress to Foxboro, before settling on Chad Ochocinco. The Patriots coach acknowledged the Pats had in fact checked him out.

Different but Brilliant: Wes Welker and Calvin Johnson - NYTimes.com
There may not be two more distinctly different players in the league, but somehow, they play the same position.

Happy Hump Day, fellas. We are only four days away from kickoff, and it's time to grab our game faces and keep them nearby.

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