Media experts give their take on the Giants following Sunday's win:
"The Giants won their sixth in a row (27-13 over Cleveland) to move two wins ahead of Washington and stay two games behind Dallas. Now here comes the eight-day test everyone in Giantland's been awaiting: at Pittsburgh next Sunday, home with Dallas the Sunday after that. New York's six-game streak has come, in order, over Baltimore, the Rams, Philly, Cincinnati, Chicago and Cleveland. The Bengals, Bears and Browns are a combined 5-28-1."
"As we wrote a week ago, their defensive line is an agent of chaos and has been carrying them through their tougher games all season long. Interior lineman Johnathan Hankins blew up a fourth-quarter passing attempt by Josh McCown, causing a fumble that Jason Pierre-Paul picked up and ran back for a touchdown. The Giants are on their longest winning streak since 2008 -- a year after they won the Super Bowl."
"If Jason Pierre-Paul can rush the passer the way he did against Cleveland, the Giants will be a big-time playoff factor. He had three sacks and returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown as the Giants beat up the bad Cleveland line. With Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon, the Giants have the edge rushers to attack the opposing quarterback. For much of the season, the two were providing pressure but not sacking the quarterback. Pierre-Paul did Sunday, looking like he did in his dominant years before injuring his hand in a fireworks accident last summer."
"Odell Beckham left this game early with a thumb injury and it's a good thing he returned because the Giants really, really needed him in Cleveland. The Browns just couldn't cover Beckham, who caught six passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Odell was even kind enough to incorporate Cavs' star LeBron James into one of his TD celebrations."
"Perceive it a 'disappointing' year if you wish, but Odell Beckham Jr. now has seven touchdowns in his past seven games."
"It's about to get harder for the Giants: Yeah, the Giants are 8–3 after squeaking out an unimpressive 27–13 victory over the winless Browns, and they're trying to keep within striking distance of the Cowboys, but the only team over .500 they've beaten during their six-game winning streak was the Ravens (6–5). Now we get to see if the Giants are contenders or pretenders as they take on the Steelers, Cowboys, Lions, Eagles and Washington to finish the season."