Giants boast plenty of offensive weapons

Updated: July 29, 2003, 12:03 PM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
Although everyone knows that any form of prognostication at this point is, well pointless, it hasn't stopped people from anointing the Bucs, Rams, Eagles and even the Falcons as their choices for NFC champs. But one team that's getting less attention than the aforementioned quartet is the New York Giants, and they may be every bit as good, if not better, than their counterparts.

Not that the Giants didn't start the first day of training camp last Thursday without fanfare. After blowing a 24-point lead with 16 minutes left in their wildcard loss to the San Francisco 49ers, there is considerable buzz about whether or not that game has had any lingering effect on a team that's expected to vie for a division title.

But the Giants aren't getting the pub that some other teams are getting, despite boasting one of the most balanced rosters in the league. Offensively, the Giants are good and should only get better. Coach Jim Fassel took over play-calling duties after a Week 8 loss to the Eagles, and the offense responded by doubling their output from 12.7 points a game to 24.5 points.