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The Eagles game should tell the Giants whether they are for real

  • New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning runs off the field after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 30-20 in an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning runs off the field after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 30-20 in an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, left, celebrates with wide receiver Preston Parker after scoring on a touchdown pass from quarterback Eli Manning during the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, left, celebrates with wide receiver Preston Parker after scoring on a touchdown pass from quarterback Eli Manning during the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)  (The Associated Press)

Riding a three-game winning streak, the New York Giants are feeling pretty good about themselves.

The west coast offense is working. Eli Manning isn't turning the ball over and he finally has a deep threat in first-round draft pick Odell Beckham. On the other side, the defense has recorded 10 takeaways in the streak and it held the NFL's top-ranked offense to 15 percent on third-down conversions and 20 points in beating the Falcons on Sunday.

Sounds like the Giants (3-2) are back and ready to make a run at the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.

The next two weeks should tell the story. They have statement games against NFC East rivals and division co-leaders Philadelphia (4-1) and Dallas (4-1) on the road.