The Giants honored their 2007 team during Monday night’s 24-10 loss to the Lions and their presence may have been on current head coach Ben McAdoo’s mind when he met with the media on Tuesday.

That Giants team opened the season in Dallas and then got beaten soundly by an NFC North team — the Packers, in that case — at home in Week Two before righting the ship for a run that ended with a Super Bowl title. McAdoo’s team lost in Dallas to open this season, which made his response to a question about any panic over the team’s start a timely one.

“We’re not gonna panic. We’re not the first good team to start 0-2,” McAdoo said, via Tom Rock of Newsday.

Whether the Giants are a good team or not remains to be seen, but the same could have been said of that championship team.