"Not this time, man," Umenyiora told the New York Daily News this week. "We've been through that too many times. There's going to be no collapses.
"We started 6-2 so many times, had a good start to the season and kind of collapsed. That's getting old for me. We'd put some games together, then we'd fall apart. Whatever that reason is, we don't know."
What they've lacked before is this season's version of Eli "I'm not a 25-interception quarterback" Manning. He's as sure-handed as he's ever been, with the Giants scoring 20 or more points in seven straight games. If they make it eight against the 49ers on Sunday, it ties a feat set by the franchise's 1990 Super Bowl squad.
Pretty fine company for a team people are aching to write off.