Don't get too excited, Giants fans

Yes, Big Blue beat the Lions on Sunday, but the team didn't display that killer instinct

Updated: October 18, 2010, 12:25 PM ET
By Rob Parker | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It wasn't the happy feeling it should have been.

For sure, this was a day to hold the confetti and wipe your brow.

The New York Giants should have been thrilled after their third straight victory on Sunday afternoon, improving to 4-2 and moving into a first-place tie in the NFC East.

But the Giants' 28-20 victory over the lowly Detroit Lions at the New Meadowlands Stadium left a lot to be desired, and there's a real reason to be concerned ...

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