After a slow start, Giants still have a chance at the playoffs

Marquita Quinones
NY Giants reporter

By Marquita Quinones // @LatinLove729

Giants 40 – Redskins 16

What a season! Who would have thought with the start that the New York Giants had they could even be having thoughts of a playoff run. But, believe it or not, there is still hope. Very slim, but hope.

It seems as though after the bye week the Giants have started to find themselves. In the past 3 weeks, the Giants have had a close loss against the Philadelphia Eagles, and two good wins, one against the Chicago Bears and the latest impressive win against the Washington Redskins. The Giants have improved their record to 4-1 after the bye.

Now, if the beating they gave Washington was a glimpse of what might be if given the chance to enter the playoff season, the Giants may be in good shape. Unfortunately, it isn’t that simple.

First after such a glorious win, the Giants had to hear that the Dallas Cowboys had beaten the Philadelphia Eagles, which seemly seals their fate. The Cowboys’ 29-23 overtime victory Sunday over the Eagles definitely rained on an otherwise sunny beautiful day.

The victory by Dallas means the Giants can no longer win the NFC East. Even if they finish at 8-8, which would mean splitting the season series with the Cowboys, Dallas holds the tiebreaker advantage. Dallas is 4-1 in the division with only the Giants left as an NFC East opponent, while the Giants are just 1-4.

“Somebody will do the math,” said Giants coach Pat Shurmur after the team’s 40-16 victory over the Washington Redskins.

Well, that math says the Giants are currently 5-8 and the 12th seed in the NFC. Mathematically, they do still have a chance at an NFC wild-card berth. There is, however, seven teams in front of them.

There is no easy road to the playoffs for the Giants but they have faced a similar situation before so we shall see.

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