While QB Eli Manning may get most of the credit, the Giants' talented defensive line has played a critical role in winning two of the last six Super Bowls. Developing the former Aggies' star could put the Giants in the familiar position of competing for another title soon.
Linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka has restructured his deal with the Giants, saving the team $1 million in cap space for 2013. The move follows the Giants' release of veterans Ahmad Bradshaw, Chris Canty and Michael Boley. Those cuts created $14 million in cap space.
The Giants' playoff hopes were expiring by the time they got to the locker room after their 42-7 pounding of the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. The Bears were in victory formation, finishing off a 26-24 win over the Detroit Lions. That officially ended the season for the defending Super Bowl champs.