1. Giants are a totally different team since the Houston win
Now, more than ever, this team is going to have to do some serious soul searching. The last time the Giants went into victory formation was on Nov. 13 against the Houston Texans. That now feels like years ago, as the Giants have since lost to the Lions, lost to the Cowboys, tied with the Commanders and lost to the Eagles.
That’s an 0-3-1 mark in the last four games. Ouch. To be quite honest too, the 20-20 result with the Commanders felt like a loss too, as the Giants had so many opportunities to put that game away. With the Giants now at 7-5-1 on the year, the playoffs are feeling less and less likely.
The performance against the Eagles let us know that this isn’t even a postseason-caliber squad. If the Giants do manage to sneak in, how much noise will they be able to make if they put up a stinker in the Wild Card Round in the same kind of fashion they did against Philadelphia?
Offense, defense, special teams – it was all a mess in Week 14. Daboll is quickly learning that this roster is in serious need of a makeover for next season. That’ll be on Schoen to make it happen. What we saw against the Eagles was unacceptable. The Giants simply have to be better than this.