If the New York Giants can win tonight they will accomplish a few things for themselves and for teams around the NFC. Let’s take a look at the current situation in the Conference:
Atlanta is 11-1 and has won the NFC South. They will have home filed advantage throughout the playoffs barring any historical collapses.
San Francisco at 8-3-1 is the current second seed, but that could change easily. Their inexplicable loss to the Rams yesterday has put them in a dangerous position to lose that spot.
Green Bay and Chicago stand at 8-4 and are tied for the NFC North lead. The Packers defeat of the Vikings yesterday pretty much guaranteed one of these teams will win the division.
Giants play tonight and are 7-4. A win tonight not only gets them even with Green Bay and Chicago, but puts some distance between themselves and the other hopefuls in the NFC East. The Giants with a win tonight would have a division record of 3-2 with only the Eagles left on their schedule in week 17. They would also push the Redskins back into the mix with teams such as Dallas, Tampa, Minnesota, St. Louis and New Orleans.
The Giants, as we know, rarely do anything easy, at least that is what it feels like. Of course in the past they have had some very successful seasons where they have indeed made it easy on themselves, but even in those days, the games themselves were not won easily. With a loss tonight they restore the hopes of the pretenders. Let’s hope they walk into a tough environment tonight and show what they are capable of, and leave the fighting to the Seattle Seahawks of the world for the last playoff spot in the NFC.
Don’t forget to check out the special opportunity ot view tonights game with Giants Legends Harry Carson, Mark Bavaro and Lawrence Taylor!