NY Giants’ path to the NFC East championship just got easier

Thursday’s Thanksgiving games could not have gone better for the NY Giants

The NY Giants’ path to the NFC East division championship got significantly easier following Thursday afternoon’s games.

Because the NY Giants have already swept the season series against the Washington Football Team, seeing Washington dismantle the Dallas Cowboys in the Turkey Day nightcap significantly boosted New York’s chances at securing the division crown.

If the NY Giants beat the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night, Joe Judge’s team will wake up Tuesday morning atop the NFC East division standings – with a 4-7 record.

The NY Giants only have one remaining division game, Week 17 against the Cowboys, who look like a team about to fold up the tent for the season in the wake of Thursday’s defeat. Meanwhile, the Eagles have a pair of division games (at Dallas, vs. Washington) remaining and Washington’s lone NFC East clash is the season finale in Philadelphia.

Here are the remaining games for the NY Giants, Eagles, and Football Team, along with the current standings:

NFC East standings:

Washington Football Team: 4-7

Philadelphia Eagles: 3-6-1

NY Giants: 3-7

Dallas Cowboys: 3-8

NY Giants remaining schedule:

Week 12: vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Week 13: @ Seattle Seahawks

Week 14: vs. Arizona Cardinals

Week 15: vs. Cleveland Browns

Week 16: @ Baltimore Ravens

Week 17: vs. Dallas Cowboys

Washington Football Team remaining schedule:

Week 13: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 14: @ San Francisco 49ers

Week 15: vs. Seattle Seahawks

Week 16: vs. Carolina Panthers

Week 17: at Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles remaining schedule

Week 12: vs. Seattle Seahawks

Week 13: @ Green Bay Packers

Week 14: vs. New Orleans Saints

Week 15: @ Arizona Cardinals

Week 16: @ Dallas Cowboys

Week 17: vs. Washington Football Team

Matt Lombardo is the site expert for GMenHQ, and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday for FanSided. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattLombardoNFL.