Giants Playoff Chances, Scenarios, Super Bowl Odds, More
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Giants Playoff Chances
The Giants have to stop a three-loss streak on Sunday and beat the Cowboys for any chance to make the playoffs.
Then the Giants just have to root for the Eagles — might be gross, but gross things have to happen for a 6-10 team to win a division.
If Washington loses to Philadelphia on Sunday Night Football, the winner of Giants-Cowboys wins the NFC East and is the 4-seed hosting a playoff game.
If the Giants lose to the Cowboys, it’s mock draft time in New York.
Giants Odds vs. Cowboys
A three-point home underdog usually makes for a trendy pick, so the Giants have that going for them. Except no one is believing in the Giants just yet — they’re getting just 18% of early action tracked by our NFL PRO Report. This is where Giants fans mention the public is always wrong (the public isn’t always wrong).
The Giants lost to Dallas, 37-34, in Week 5 — the game that Dak Prescott suffered his season-ending injury.
How the Giants Got Here
Joe Judge was the latest branch of the Bill Belichick coaching tree to get a chance, and he started by playing Slip-n-Slide.
With a win total of 6.5, expectations weren’t high but fans were hopeful for some progress. Saquon Barkley tore his ACL in Week 2. Daniel Jones didn’t contribute a touchdown in the four games following the injury. An 0-5 start created a here-we-go-again feeling.
Then a weird thing happened: The Giants won five of their next seven games and made playoff talk a thing. New York promptly lost its next three games in an effort to make this path as difficult as possible.
Two of New York’s five wins are against Washington, which gives New York the tiebreaker.
Giants Super Bowl Odds
Giants vs. Cowboys in Week 17 with a chance to win a bad NFC East? An AFC juggernaut waiting in the Super Bowl? The ghost of Eli Manning is bringing back 2011 vibes.