For the second week in a row, it wasn't pretty. But for the second week in a row, the New York Giants got the 'W'.

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Linval Joseph after a sack on Matt Barkley in the 4th.

The G-Men never got into the end zone but kicker Josh Brown hit a career-high five field goals. It was the first time since 2002 that the Giants won a game without scoring a touchdown.

A week after making Adrian Peterson look pedestrian, the Giants defense held superstar DeSean Jackson and Philadelphia to 48 rushing yards on 19 attempts.

The offensive line held together, running back Peyton Hillis was manageable, the defense created turnovers (a fumble and two interceptions) and got to the quarterback (four sacks, had six total heading into the game).

It's not beautiful but I'll be dang if it's not reality - The Giants are 2-6 and only two games out from 4-4 Dallas at the top of the NFC East.

Let's not go as far as to say we should believe in the Giants yet but it is truth to say that mathematically, this disaster of a 2013 season is still salvageable.