NFC postseason picture puts extra pressure on the NY Giants for Week 15

Brian Daboll, NY Giants. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Brian Daboll, NY Giants. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

On Thursday Night Football, the San Francisco 49ers ended up doing the NY Giants a massive favor by taking down the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field. Who knew a guy by the name of Brock Purdy would win over countless hearts in East Rutherford. With the Seahawks losing, it only helps the Giants in their chase to sneak into the playoffs.

However, it doesn’t change the fact that the Giants are still going to need to put up a strong showing vs. the Washington Commanders. With a win on Sunday, the Giants would really put themselves in fantastic shape to grab a Wild Card spot. With a loss, though, it might be time to start thinking about 2023…

NY Giants vs. Washington Commanders has massive postseason implications

As you can see from that breakdown from Pat Leonard, the Giants indeed would be in fantastic shape if they’re able to leave FedEd Field on Sunday night/early Monday morning with a win under their belts. However, they’re going to need some things to go their way too.

The 49ers thankfully got the job done, taking down the Seahawks and clinching the NFC West in the process. If the Lions end up beating the Jets, that’s something Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll are going to be celebrating as well. The Jets have struggled of late and quarterback Mike White won’t be cleared for the upcoming contest.

Because of this, Jets head coach Robert Saleh has already announced that former No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson will get the start. Advantage Detroit, and with that as well, the Giants sure feel pretty good about Detroit’s chances.

However, none of that will matter if Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley and the other NY playmakers don’t step up and come away with a win against the Commanders. When these two teams met in Week 13, things ended in a 20-20 tie but the Giants totally blew it.

They can’t let another close game slip away this weekend. Stay tuned to see if they celebrate a big victory in the coming days or regret letting another close game get away from them. If this team wants to play beyond Week 18, they better find a way to get this done.