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Why Michael Strahan hasn’t given up on this Giants team just yet

Michael Strahan will also host a revival of

Michael Strahan will also host a revival of "The $20,000 Pyramid" during the summer. Photo Credit: Getty Images for Sports Illustrated / Dave Kotinsky

Michael Strahan gave the Giants a rave preview when he visited before the opener in early September, marveling at the team’s talent level and potential.

“They’re gonna be great,” he told Newsday. He did not discount the possibility of a Super Bowl run. “Yeah, why not?” he said. “Who thought we were (championship material) when we went (in the 2007 season)? Nobody.”

So, what does the former Giant, current Fox analyst and Pro Football Hall of Famer have to say now, at a shaky 4-3?

“I haven’t given up on them,” he said Thursday night at an event to promote the Audience Network documentary he produced with Tom Brady, “Religion of Sports.” “I think, you know what, they still have a shot. They’re still legitimate in the NFC East. They have a lot of talent.

“Offensively, the first few games they looked like they were on a better track than they are now. Defensively, last week in London they kind of came along and made some plays. But they just have to get on track as a total team.

“They have too many weapons offensively not to have better production, and I think defensively they definitely have to get better in that regard, too. But they’re in a division that they still have a great chance of winning.”

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