Thanksgiving: 3 Things The Giants Should Be Thankful For

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Oct 4, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett yells from the sidelines against the New Orleans Saints during the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints won 26-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

A Weak Division

The Giants have a lot to be thankful for and nothing more important than one of the NFL’s weakest divisions. The NFC East saw the fall of the mighty Cowboys come with the fall of Tony Romo. The NFC East saw the on again off again frustration of the Eagles a product of Chip Kelly’s experimentation. The Redskins have improved but they were awful. Now their just okay. The fact that the Giants lead their division is amazing because they’ve had a roller coaster of a season.

If a lion is chasing you and three other guys, you only have to be faster than the three other guys. In the NFC East the lion is mediocrity and the three other guys are the Redskins, Eagles and Cowboys. The Giants have six games left to play and they need to create separation from their weaker divisional foes. Mediocrity is chasing the NFC East and the Giants have to prove that they are a step above that. At 5-5 they haven’t proven a thing yet they have a lead in their division.

I don’t care how you slice it, the Giants have to be thankful that they control their own destiny. The Giants control their fate. If they take care of their business in the final six games of the season they will be in the playoffs and they will host a game. That is something to give thanks for at this point in the season.

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