Anyone who has watched the New York Giants during the 2018 season would tell you this team is a few unlucky plays away from having a 6-6 record right now. A pair of road games against the Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles could have swung in New York’s favor.
Those who have watched more closely will point to a key 15-yard penalty on Landon Collins vs. Carolina that extended their drive where they scored — the NFL later apologized for getting this call completely wrong. A former NFL official pointed out several calls that didn’t but should have gone the Giants way vs. Philadelphia. Regardless, the Giants lost both games on game-winning field goals by the opposing kicker — Panthers kicker Graham Gano connected on a career-long 63-yarder.
The end result is a 4-8 team on the outside looking in as the NFL postseason nears. However, the Giants are not finished just yet. Needless to say, the Giants need to win every single game from this point on and finish 8-8. That’s the first and necessary step. With games against the struggling Washington Redskins, Tennessee Titans, and Indianapolis Colts — not a single team with a record better than .500 — there is certainly a chance for them to head into their Week 17 game against the Dallas Cowboys with a 7-8 record if they continue to play as they did in Week 13.
After an upset victory in Week 13 over the previously 8-3 Chicago Bears, the Giants now have a glimmer of hope. There is a slim and narrow path for the Giants to make the playoffs by winning the NFC East division and we will break that down here today.
Let’s jump right in.