New York Giants: Can They Actually win the NFC East?
The New York Giants have not been in an NFC East divisional race in a very long time. They took another step of heading in the right direction in this game by taking down the Philadelphia Eagles by a final score of 27-17.
They should have taken down Philadelphia the first time, but this weak NFC East is alive and well. The Eagles still lead the NFC East despite the loss and they only have three wins as Week 10 is going to conclude.
The Washington Football Team (2-7) and the Dallas Cowboys (2-7) could also very well win the division, but it appears as if the New York Giants are starting to turn the corner with Joe Judge as the head coach.
All of the players are buying into his system. For the second consecutive game, Daniel Jones did not commit a turnover. Jones completed 21-of-28 passes for 244 yards. He also rushed for 64 yards on nine carries and a touchdown.
Jones is the heartbeat of this football team. He needs to continue playing very good football.
Wayne Gallman Jr. rushed for 53 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns. He also caught one pass for seven yards receiving. Gallman Jr. was excellent running the football all day long because the New York Giants blocking schemes were tremendous.
Darius Slayton was the leading receiver in this game with five receptions for 93 yards receiving.
Sterling Shepard caught six passes for 47 yards receiving.
Golden Tate caught two passes for 44 yards receiving.
This was a team effort game, and the defense was outstanding as well. James Bradberry was a shutdown corner on the defensive side of the ball.
The defense did not allow a third-down conversion today as the Philadelphia Eagles went 0-for-9 and the New York Giants were more disciplined than they were.
Joe Judge outcoached Doug Pederson in this game. Jason Garrett did a tremendous job calling the game for the New York Giants offense. Patrick Graham did a solid job calling the game for the New York Giants defense.
One of the reasons why New York can win this historically weak division is because Washington and Dallas both stink on the offensive side of the ball. The Giants are 3-2 in the division and it is the best divisional record in the NFC East.
Their schedule is also not as tough as Philadelphia’s is either. Six or seven wins may win this historically weak division, but then they could get steamrolled in the NFC Wild Card Round.
This win has fans believing again for the future because of Joe Judge. He is not trying to act like his former boss in Bill Belichick when he was the special teams coordinator with the New England Patriots last season, but Judge is developing his own culture with the New York Giants like Brian Flores is with the Miami Dolphins.
New York is starting to come together and everyone thinks they could actually win this division.
The Philadelphia Eagles (3-6-1) next game will be next Sunday against the Cleveland Browns (6-3) on the road.
The New York Giants (3-7) next game will be on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals (2-5-1) on Sunday, November 29th after their Week 11 bye.
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