The New York Giants making the playoffs is kind of a ridiculous idea at this point. It’s one of those things that technically could happen, according to math, but the odds are so low right now that it would be safer to bet on yourself winning the lottery. With that being said, Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t backing down from it.
Even if it seems like he’s the only one that believes it can happen right now, along with the others within the Giants organization. The team is 2-7 right now, of course, but it’s only days after they started the second half of their season with a win against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football.
“I don’t know what would make me not believe it. That’s just the goal. Same thing I said before the season: The goal is to win a Super Bowl. It’s always going to be to win a Super Bowl,” said Beckham, speaking about the idea of winning out down the stretch to make it into the playoffs with a mediocre but passable record.
It’s an extremely far-fetched idea but if it were to happen, it would likely be because of the weakness of the division. The top team right now is the Washington Redskins, who hold a decent but not great 6-3 record. The defending divisional and NFL champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, are experiencing a Super Bowl hangover and sit in third place with a losing record. That 4-5 record is also shared by the Dallas Cowboys.
However, the Giants barely beat a terrible 49ers team, so winning out would require a large improvement on their part. Not mathematically impossible, but not likely either. But Odell Beckham Jr. doesn’t care that most consider the task impossible, and maybe that’s a good thing.
Someone has to be optimistic, after all, when a team is going through a season like this.
“My mentality is going to be to win these last seven games, no matter who believes it or what’s said, anything like that,” said Beckham. He might just be that leading figure that keeps team spirits from breaking completely during this down time.