While on NFL AM today, Eli Manning was asked whether or not his team, which has won two Super Bowl rings, should be considered a dynasty. After trying to dance around the question, Manning eventually directly answered the question, no, the Giants are not a dynasty.
“No, no, we’re not,” Manning said. “We had a little break — the two years prior to last year we didn’t make the playoffs. We’ve got work to do. We have good players on this team, we have the potential to be a playoff team and to make a run once we get into the playoffs. It’s a matter of going out there and proving that, and everybody going out there and playing to their level of play. That’s what our challenge is, and we know each year if you don’t come out and give it your all and play to the best of your ability you’re not going to win football games. So we’ve got to maximize our talents.”
Some analysts argue that before a team can be considered a dynasty they have to win at least three Super Bowls. The Giants have also missed the playoffs in two of their last five seasons. They also lost their first playoff game in another year.
If the Giants want to be considered a dynasty, they may have to win one more Super Bowl, which actually sounds crazy considering how much they have already accomplished.