Giants starting to look like a playoff team
With the New York Giants on a two-game winning streak heading into their bye week, it’s starting to look like this team has a good chance to win the NFC East as they continue to improve each and every game. They’re certain better than their 3-7 record indicates.
Former NFL executive and current NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt has listed the Giants a team that’s better than their record. Here’s what Brandt wrote:
Now that the Giants aren’t beating themselves in games, they’re starting to beat their opponents. It’s no coincidence that their two-game winning streak against NFC East foes Philadelphia and Washington also marked QB Daniel Jones’ first career stretch of consecutive turnover-free contests. After being outscored 236-195 in their 0-4 start to the season, New York has gone 3-3, with the three losses coming by a total of six points. In a division where no one has taken charge, the Giants have a good shot at winning their first NFC East title since 2011.
Looking back, the Giants should have defeated both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier in the season. Now I know that doesn’t mean much because they lost both games, but the fact that they were close to beating both teams shows how good they are and how much progress they’ve made this season.
If you pretend that the Giants’ first four games were “preseason games,” since the preseason was canceled this season due to COVID-19, they’re essentially 3-3 right now and could easily be 5-1.
The Giants will surely be tested down the stretch with games against the Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens.