New York Giants stumble into NFC East deciding final week of the season

New York Giants, Daniel Jones
Sep 14, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants head coach Joe Judge speaks to his team before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants managed to lose another game and remain in the playoff race. Once again, they need luck. But luck has been going their way this season when it comes to other teams losing to keep them in the race. Just like the bad start from other NFC East teams kept the Giants from getting eliminated early on, losses from Washington and Philadelphia this week have set up a final weekend where the Giants can potentially come away with the division.

How the Giants can pull it off

If Washington loses their season finale, against Philadelphia, the winner of the Giants versus Cowboys game will represent the NFC East in the playoffs. Of course, it’s possible to argue that this Giants team would be one of the worst to make it into the playoffs in history. The Giants are going to finish the season with a losing record regardless of the result in the last game. Even if they win, they would still just be a six win team.

However, no Giants fan would complain about getting a trip to the playoffs again just because this isn’t the best team to make it in. Especially when the Giants have a history of stepping their game up when it’s playoff time.

But both a Philadelphia win and a Giants win are required to get in, so it’s not guaranteed even if the Giants can defeat Dallas. And just beating Dallas is a tall task when the Giants offense has been out of sorts for a while now, with Daniel Jones still taking a number of sacks against the Ravens and only throwing for one touchdown.

Big changes may be coming in the offseason including at the GM spot and the offensive coordinator spot, but for now, the Giants are still in the running. Even if it’s only by the narrowest of margins.

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