The NFC East division is ripe for the taking; and these eight NY Giants are now essential to the team’s playoff chances.
It’s a new and improved NY Giants team with Head Coach Joe Judge calling the shots.
While the organization’s main objective heading into this season revolved around instilling a new football program that their young players could develop in, fan expectations were focused on finally seeing the trend line flip upward for Big Blue.
On the surface this shift seems to have started with the success of Judge and his coaching staff, even though it is not reflected in their .300 winning percentage. While there are no moral victories in football, it’s important to note that the Giants have been within 5 points of all but three of their losses this season.
That says something about their coaching staff and how Judge has conditioned his roster to be disciplined and competitive each week they take the field. Now with only 6 game left on their schedule the Giants can leapfrog the whole division.
Heading into Week 11, the current NFC East remains up for grabs, leaving the Giants in prime position to jump ahead of their struggling division rivals. Despite their lackluster 3-7 record, the Giants sit alone in second place: ahead of the 2-7 Dallas Cowboys and Washington Football team, but behind the 3-5-1 Philadelphia Eagles.
The Giants have already split the season series with the Eagles, swept Washington, and will likely face a disinterested Cowboys team in the regular season finale.
As it stands, the Giants are the only team in their division trending upward; and if Daniel Jones, Wayne Gallman, Evan Engram, Austin Mack, Blake Martinez, James Bradberry, Dexter Lawrence, and Andrew Thomas all continue to build upon their individual successes this season, then the Giants could certainly find themselves playing postseason football in January.