Predicting the NY Giants final 4 games with the playoffs on the line

Saquon Barkley, NY Giants. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Just a little over a month ago, it felt like a lock that the NY Giants would be headed to the playoffs. This team was on easy street. However, things have gone downhill since then, as they’re 1-3-1 in their last five games. Nightmare doesn’t even begin to describe things.

Now, the Giants have four games left on the schedule to make magic happen. In order for the Giants to sneak into the postseason with an NFC Wild Card spot, they’ve got to go 2-2. There’s no room for error – the Giants have to win at least two games to play more meaningful football this winter.

Will they be able to get that job done? Here’s our breakdown of the final four contests, with Sunday night obviously being a must-win showdown.

4. Week 15 vs. the Washington Commanders

Must-win, must-win, must-win. Yes, we’ll say it for the fifth time already in this article, this is a must-win game for the Giants and they have to treat it that way. Both Washington and NY are 7-5-1 on the year and it’s looking like one of them will be able to grab a Wild Card spot and keep their season going beyond Week 18.

For the Giants, it really has been a month from hell, as they haven’t been able to post a W since the Nov. 13 meeting with the Houston Texans. With three losses and a tie (to Washington) after that Houston contest, this team doesn’t have much confidence on either side of the ball. The pressure is on for Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley to bring joy to the NY fanbase.

Washington is well rested for this one, as they had a BYE in Week 14. With this game being at FedEx Field too, the Commanders faithful will be ready to make that place as loud as possible. This could prove to be trouble for Big Blue. With the Giants not doing anything over the past month for us to have faith in them, they’re making it hard for us to rock with them.

Prediction: Commanders 24, Giants 21