The New York Giants come into their bye week with a 5-5 record. This season we have seen every type of performance from the Giants they are capable of. We’ve seen dominant wins, nail-biters in which they pull through, heartbreaking losses and one game of complete dysfunction. The Giants are who they are at this point in the 2015 season.
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The Giants are a slightly above average NFL team. The Giants have some superstar play at the quarterback position but other than Odell Beckham Jr. you’d be hard pressed to find one of the league’s bona fide stars on this Giants roster. The Giants are taking advantage of a weak division. Here is a way to think about the NFC East: the Giants lead division despite two of their five losses coming to division rivals.
The Giants have the clearest path to the playoffs in the NFC East. They have a showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles in the last game of the season that could decide the entire division. That may sound daunting considering the Eagles have had Big Blue’s number lately but remember Philadelphia could easily crumble before we get to that point. The Eagles are 4-6 for a reason.
The Giants defense is pretty abysmal in many respects but it is opportunistic. The Giants have cranked out takeaways. They haven’t stopped teams from piling up yards and they haven’t sacked the quarterback often, though. The Giants pass rush figures to improve with the return of Jason Pierre-Paul. Once Pierre-Paul gets in his stride the Giants defense could be much improved.
The state of the Giants is very much a reflection on their entire division. The Giants have every opportunity for success still in front of them but they have to do it. The road to glory is ahead of this Giants team. Only the Giants will be able to impede the Giants from going to the playoffs.