Tuck, rated No. 62 on NFL Network's "Top 100: Players of 2012," is looking beyond personal goals: "Me and Eli (Manning) just were talking a minute ago and I said, 'We got to play the games, so why not win it?' "
Manning told the Post he believed that conversation was not for public consumption, but when asked about building a dynasty, the quarterback spoke honestly: "I hope so. I think we have great character on this team, I think we have guys who are committed to winning, to getting better."
New York has something every team in the league is after: a big-game quarterback paired with a dominant defensive line. That formula has produced two titles in five seasons, but the Giants were imperfect for years in between. There were whispers last year of Tom Coughlin being shown the door, but another late-season run has loosened the leash. For a team that thrives with its back against the wall, 2012 is about how the Giants operate as favorites to return to the game's biggest stage -- and the chance at a dynasty.