While the Super Bowl champion Giants players and coaches of 1986 and 1990 are proud of their accomplishments in New York, many of them feel like this year's defense can stand out, according to the New York Post.
Linebacker Carl Banks, who won two titles with the Giants, said these defensive players have a chance to shine on the big stage.
"I think they can be as dominant a defense as there can be in this era of football,'' Banks said. "I think they check all the boxes in terms of how they match up with different styles of offenses. Against a run-heavy offense, they check the box with 'Snacks' [defensive tackle Damon Harrison] and the guys up front. If it's a spread offense, they've got cornerbacks and safeties. They're a tough-minded team."
In 2016, the Giants allowed the second-fewest points per game (17.8) and tied for the third-fewest rushing yards allowed per contest (88.6). But former head coach Bill Parcells believes plenty of the success this season relies heavily on the shoulders of safety Landon Collins. Last year he recorded 100 tackles, four sacks and five interceptions.
"The thing I like the most on that team is Landon Collins,'' Parcells said. "That's who I watch. He's a terrific player and I think he's just at his inception. It looks to me like he could have played in any era and played well. I'm a big fan of his. He seems to like football, and enjoys playing. I think they really have a good one there.''