Breaking down how the NY Giants can clinch a playoff berth in Week 17

Daniel Jones, NY Giants. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Here we go. There’s only two weeks left in the 2022 regular season, and the NY Giants have a golden opportunity to get their foot in the door for the playoffs. Standing at 8-6-1 after the loss to the Vikings, the G-Men and Brian Daboll are still in fantastic shape to wipe away six years of no postseason ball.

Entering the weekend, the Giants indeed have a fantastic chance to book their trips, as there’s four different scenarios in which they can get the job done. We take a look at said scenarios in this piece, with the one at the top of the list being the one NY supporters hope goes down on Sunday.

4. Beat the Colts at MetLife Stadium

Win, and you’re in. That’s all that needs to happen for the Giants this weekend, who are expected to take on Nick Foles as starting signal-caller of the Colts. While the Giants will be favored to record a win in this one, this contest 100 percent won’t be an easy one. The Colts have what it takes to surprise a team.

In Week 15, they almost beat the Minnesota Vikings, but somehow let a 33-point lead slip away. Daboll and his staff are way too smart to overlook this team – there’s no chance of that happening. Daniel Jones will look to have a strong game, as he was pretty electric in the close loss to the Vikes.

Saquon Barkley also showcased fantastic burst. He’ll look to cause plenty of problems for Indianapolis. New York would love to take care of business on their own and not have to rely on other teams to do them any favors. What better way to punch your postseason ticket than to do so at home in front of your fans? We’ll see if NY delivers vs. Indy.