I should preface this whole post by saying that no, I don’t think the Giants are going to the playoffs. But it’s fun to dream, right? So here’s the scenario that would have to go down for big blue to see some playoff football this year:
- The Giants have to win their final 4 games against the Chargers, Seahawks, Lions and Washington. No small feat, but this would give them a 9-7 record and, more importantly, a chance.
- The Cowboys and Eagles would both have to lose 3 of their last 4 games, which would have them both finish 8-8 and hand the Giants the division.
It’s kinda crazy, but not impossible. The Giants won the division with a 9-7 record in 2011 en route the their most recent Super Bowl, and the Cowboys and Eagles both have fairly tough schedules the rest of the way. The Cowboys face the Bears, Packers, and Redskins before finishing the season at home against Philly. The Bears and Packers might both have their star quarterbacks back and the Redskins, while awful, could be playing for their coaches’ jobs. The Eagles still have to play the Lions, Vikings and Bears before finishing in Dallas, with only Minnesota looking like a pushover game.
It hasn’t been the easiest season to watch, and the G-men didn’t get the help they sorely needed on Thanksgiving weekend, but stranger things have happened. Not many, but some.