New York Giants: Will They Make The Playoffs After Their 0-5 Start?
The New York Giants were big time underdogs on the road against the Seattle Seahawks. New York was without Daniel Jones in this game and started Colt McCoy in his place. The Giants upset the Seattle Seahawks and they took them down 17-12.
New York has won four consecutive games and this has not been done since 2016. The New York Giants defense sacked Russell Wilson five times in this game and Leonard Williams recorded 2.5 sacks in this game. Defensive Coordinator Patrick Graham deserves a lot of credit for this win.
The defensive unit is the heartbeat of this New York Giants football team and club. It is playing at an elite level at the moment and as of right now, it is very scary to deal with as well here.
Joe Judge, the first year head coach for the New York Giants, has changed the culture in a massive way.
Colt McCoy did just enough in this game. He completed 13-of-22 passes for 105 yards one touchdown and one interception. McCoy also rushed for two yards on two carries.
Offensive Coordinator Jason Garrett asked him to make shallow to intermediate throws. They never made any deeps throws in the football game.
This rushing attack got going in the third-quarter. Wayne Gallman rushed for 135 yards on 16 carries.
Alfred Morris rushed for 39 yards on eight carries and a touchdown. He also caught a 6-yard touchdown pass in the third-quarter.
Evan Engram caught four passes for 32 yards receiving. He continues to be inconsistent.
Golden Tate caught four passes for 30 yards receiving. He has played much better ever since being benched and suspended.
Sterling Shepard caught one pass for 22 yards receiving. Shepard is a veteran on this team.
Darius Slayton caught one pass for 14 yards receiving. His numbers having been dipping as of late.
Kaden Smith caught one pass for three yards receiving. He is the second tight end on this roster.
The New York Giants are potentially on the verge of being the first 0-5 team to make the playoffs in NFL History.
The NFC (L)East gap continues to get wider at the moment.
The Washington Football Team (4-7) will play the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-0) on Monday.
The Philadelphia Eagles (3-8-1) lost to the Green Bay Packers (9-3) 30-16.
The Dallas Cowboys (3-8) will face the Baltimore Ravens (6-5) on Tuesday night.
Who would have thought New York would be in first place in the NFC East this last in the season?
Is also General Manager Dave Gettleman going to keep his job also?
Everyone wants to mock the NFC (L)East, but the New York Giants have a chance to win at least one playoff game like the 2010 Seattle Seahawks (7-9) and the 2014 Carolina Panthers (7-8-1) as well here.
They won’t be a tough out in the postseason if they get there. The New York Giants have a bright future ahead of them after this win and they need to stay humble and keep focused with the task at hand.
The New York Giants (5-7) next game will be against the Arizona Cardinals (6-6) at home next Sunday. They are very optimistic that they will get Daniel Jones back at starting quarterback.
The Seattle Seahawks (8-4) next game will be against the New York Jets (0-12) at home next Sunday.
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