"They did what they needed to do to win -- and get to the point they're in now," Willis said. "So I'm happy for them, and I wish them all the best."
Players around the league say they've also taken notice of the way New York navigated its schedule, providing an example for them to remember in future seasons as they try to make runs of their own.
The hot streak -- which is now up to five consecutive games -- actually started a week earlier in a 29-14 win against the Jets. But we'll let Revis off the hook since he's clearly trying to forget that game.
Either way, you get the point. And so does Packers cornerback Charles Woodson, who also already understands the lessons the Giants have put on display just as New York also did in 2007. Last year, Woodson's Packers made a similar late run, winning six games on their way to claiming the Lombardi Trophy.
"I think the Giants essentially did what we did last year: They got hot late," Woodson said. "It's hard to stop a team when you're on the road, and they did it. They got themselves back into the Super Bowl. They're a tough team. Eli [Manning] is playing great as a quarterback, and that front they have on defense is pretty amazing."
Willis, Revis and Woodson were all involved in late-season losses to the Giants, but others around the league also recognize why this team is surging. And Manning, who has a passer rating above 100 in three of the past four games, is getting a good share of the credit.
Breer: The Giant Way
So when next season rolls around, you can be sure plenty of players from other teams around the league will be pointing toward this example as a means for hope.