New York Giants fans everywhere, and members of Big Blue View Nation in particular, are justifiably fired up about Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.
It's a chance to avenge a season-opening loss. A chance to get a share of the NFC East lead. A chance to stamp themselves as a legitimate upper echelon team. A chance to shut Cowboys fans up, for at least a little while.
It's also just the beginning of what could be a very difficult final eight games for Big Blue -- or Big Red, as they will apparently be Sunday when they don their red jerseys.
In case you haven't looked at the schedule, the Giants follow the Cowboy game by traveling to Detroit to face the vastly improved 6-2 Lions. After that they have to try and stop the locomotive called Adrian Peterson when they host Minnesota.
Also on the second half schedule are division games against the Eagles and Redskins and a matchup with New England, which could have a perfect 16-0 season riding on the outcome.
Point is, win or lose on Sunday the Giants will still have a difficult road to travel the rest of the way.
Let's hope they are up to the task.