5 things that must happen for the Giants to sneak into the playoffs

Out of nowhere, the Giants are in the playoff hunt

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3. Jordan Love comes back down to earth

The G-Men put a nice pause on the absolute tear Packers QB Jordan Love had been on before their meeting in the Meadowlands this past Monday. Before the Giants edged out the Packers 24-22, Love had been balling out for a month straight.

He beat Justin Herbert and the Chargers, put on a show against Jared Goff and the Lions on Thanksgiving, and out dueled Patrick Mahomes on Sunday Night Football. Then, he met Wink Martindale and the Giants defense.

Giants fans everywhere should hope the remaining teams grab ahold of that game tape and have Love look every bit of the first-year starter he is. This is what the Giants need, Love to come back back down to Earth a little bit. He's had a roller coaster of a season: looking awesome, then looking bad and looking awesome again. Let's hope the Giants game was the start of the bad stretch of games for him, as some GB losses will be clutch for New York.