New York Giants: What Are the Odds to Win the NFC East?
The New York Giants started the season 0-5 and it looked a potential 0-16 season was on the way for this franchise. In just six to seven short weeks, head coach Joe Judge has this team heading in the right direction.
At the moment, it is official that New York is in first place heading into the month of December with a 4-7 record. They got all of the help needed this past weekend in order to obtain this lead enlarge part to them beating the Cincinnati Bengals 19-17 on Sunday afternoon. Also, the Washington Football Team beat the Dallas Cowboys 41-16, and the Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Seattle Seahawks 23-17 on Monday.
For a franchise that has endured only one playoff appearance in the last nine seasons, the New York Giants need to find a way to win the division even if it is with a 6-10 or a 7-9 record.
They need something to build confidence on for the future and say they are heading in the right direction. New York (4-7) has a 40 percent chance to win the NFC East.
Washington (4-7) has a 30 percent chance to win the NFC East, Philadelphia (3-7-1) has a 19 percent chance to win the NFC East, and Dallas (3-8) has a 10 percent chance to win the NFC East.
The Giants have the most favorable schedule out of any team moving forward. They will face the Seattle Seahawks (8-3) on the road this upcoming Sunday afternoon. New York will face the Arizona Cardinals (6-5), Cleveland Browns (8-3), Baltimore Ravens (6-4), and Dallas Cowboys (3-8). All of these games will be in the afternoon. They will be home for the final three-of-four home games.
New York has been revived with Joe Judge as the new head coach of this football team. He was the New England Patriots special teams coordinator the last few seasons under Bill Belichick.
Jason Garrett has been a very good offensive coordinator and Patrick Graham has been a solid defensive coordinator.
Daniel Jones avoided a major injury with his hamstring. He could play on Sunday against Seattle. But could very well sit with Colt McCoy being primed to be the starting quarterback just for this game.
Daniel Jones is the heart and soul of this football team. He has been growing every single game. Plus, Jones has not committed a single turnover in his last three games.
In 11 games so far this season, Jones has completed 228-of-361 of his passes (63.16 completion percentage) for 2,335 yards eight touchdowns, and nine interceptions. He has also rushed for 403 yards on 55 carries and a touchdown.
Wayne Gallman Jr. has rushed for 369 yards on 93 carries and four touchdowns. He has also caught 16 passes for 72 yards receiving and he has not had a receiving touchdown yet as well here.
Saquon Barkley has been out for the season since Week 2 on the road against the Chicago Bears due a Torn ACL.
Darius Slayton leads the team in receiving with 38 receptions for 584 yards receiving and three touchdowns.
Evan Engram has caught 44 passes for 476 yards receiving and a touchdown. He has been really inconsistent this season, despite being a special talent.
Sterling Shepard has caught 41 passes for 359 yards receiving and a touchdown so far this season.
The New York Giants need to add another wide receiver in the offseason. Allen Robinson from the Chicago Bears could be an option or they could add a target in the 2021 NFL Draft.
General manager Dave Gettleman will most likely be fired at the end of the season even if they make it to the playoffs.
This team has not won the NFC East title since 2011 and they won the Super Bowl that year. They topped the New England Patriots that season and had a 9-7 record in the regular season.
They are in a win-win situation. The Giants will either win the NFC East and be heading in the right direction or they will end up with a top-10 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and fire Gettleman.
I think they will go 7-9 and win the NFC East. It remains to be seen what will happen moving forward with this football team and club.
Blake Martinez leads the team in tackles with 58.
Leonard Williams leads the team in sacks with six.
James Bradberry leads the team in interceptions with three.
The line of scrimmage on the defensive line and offensive line have been fixed overnight. New York still needs some quality football players here also moving forward.
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