*Media experts give their take on the Giants following Sunday's win over the Bears: *
"On the final meaningful play of Giants-Bears on Sunday in the Meadowlands, New York strong safety Landon Collins was right where he was supposed to be: where the ball was going. Chicago trailed 22-16 with 1:19 to play and had the ball at the Giants' 49. Jay Cutler let fly up the left side for tall Marquess Wilson, while Collins lay back waiting to pounce. Cutler slipped a bit as he threw, and Collins, a former schoolboy baseball star in New Orleans, was waiting for it like a center fielder. The pick ended the game, and was the fourth straight game for Collins with an interception. … If the Giants win 10 or 11, make the playoffs and Collins continues on his current course, he'll be in the DPOY race."
"Collins is not only the Giants' most improved player; he has become the team's defensive savior. With the Giants clinging to a 6-point lead late in Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears, Collins stepped in front of a Bears receiver to snatch his fifth interception in four games. The turnover, with only 71 seconds left, ended a Chicago charge into Giants territory and sealed a 22-16 Giants victory. The victory was the Giants' fifth straight, giving them their best record through 10 games, at 7-3, since the 2008 Giants were 9-1. The Bears fell to 2-8."
"Rashad Jennings has quietly turned into an unstoppable force on the Giants offense. Before Week 10, Jennings hadn't topped the 80-yard mark all season, now he's done it twice in two weeks. The Giants running back totaled 85 yards and a touchdown on the ground against Chicago, and also added 44 yards receiving. On the defensive end, Jason Pierre-Paul kept Jay Cutler in check with 2.5 of New York's four sacks in the game. The Giants have now won five games in a row for the first time since 2010."
"Giants fans wondering why this is the team's first five-game winning streak since 2010 or first 7-3 record since the 2007 Super Bowl season have to realize just how significant the offseason investment in Olivier Vernon and Damon Harrison has been. The end of the Tom Coughlin era was recognized for the team's inability to win close games, so this offseason the Giants went out and got themselves some closers. Vernon was beastly on Sunday even if the box score did not recognize it. Jay Cutler's final act of the night -- a backpedaling scramble and deep interception -- was indicative of the entire afternoon in East Rutherford."