5 takeaways from the NY Giants meaningless loss to the Eagles in Week 18
1. Giants must shift their focus to Minnesota ASAP
Yes, the loss will hurt for a little for Daboll and his staff, but it’s officially on to the playoffs for the Giants. With the San Francisco 49ers beating the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, it means San Francisco locked up the No. 2 seed and Minnesota is No. 3. With that, the Vikings will host the Giants in the Wild Card Round.
These two teams met last month and NY nearly took down the Vikes, who needed a walk-off field goal from 60+ out from Greg Joseph to record a win. That was a contest that the Giants let slip away – which actually should give them confidence leading up to this next meeting. NY has proven they can hang tight with these guys.
Minnesota is loaded with star players, including Dalvin Cook and Justin Jefferson, but the Giants defense is going to be close to full health for this next game. Having Adoree’ Jackson and Xavier McKinney on the field will be massive for defensive coordinator Wink Martindale. This feels like a playoff showdown the Giants can come out on top of.