Over the last four years, the team that has finished in last place in the NFC East has gone on to win the division the next season.
The New York Giants are hoping to keep that trend going in 2018.
Of course, it won’t be easy with the defending Super Bowl champions in the same division. But New York did push Philadelphia to the brink in both their regular season meetings, losing by a combined eight points.
Giants newly appointed general manager Dave Gettleman and New York’s front office have plenty of work to do if they hope to lead Big Blue back to the postseason. The G-Men posted a franchise-worst 13 losses in 2017, but Philadelphia and Jacksonville’s success should give Giants fans some hope.
The Jaguars also went from worst-to-first in the AFC South. The Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, and Carolina Panthers all posted sub-.500 records in 2016 before making the playoffs this past season.
The Giants are also one year removed from an 11-5 record and had the NFL’s second best scoring defense in 2016.