After eleven weeks of play, the NFC East is separated by just half a game from top to bottom.
The Philadelphia Eagles pace the division with a 3-6-1 record, followed by the Giants, Cowboys, and Washington who are tied at 3-7 apiece.
With just six games left on the season for each team, the door is open for any one of them to go on a run and take the division crown.
Based on future opponent’s records, the Giants have the second-toughest remaining schedule in the division.
Philly has the hardest, Washington has the third, and Dallas has the easiest.
Future opponent's combined records…
?Philly: 34-26 (56.67%)
?New York: 31-28-1 (51.67%)
⭐️Dallas: 21-38-1 (35.00%)
?Washington: 31-29-1 (50.82%)
Based on this, the Giants have the second toughest remaining schedule in the division#TogetherBlue
— Giants Nation (5-10) (@GiantsNationNYC) November 23, 2020
The final stretch for the G-Men includes games against Cincinnati, Seattle, Arizona, Cleveland, Baltimore, and Dallas. At the rate the division is going, six or seven wins may be good enough to secure a division title. This means that New York will have to figure out a way to win at least three or four of their remaining six contests.
This may seem like a daunting task for a 3-7 team, but the Giants are 3-3 since Week 5. Those three losses coming by a combined six points.
The bottom line is, Big Blue is getting hot when it matters most. They seem to be trending upwards, as the rest of the division appears to be spiraling downwards. Getting two wins going into the bye week was huge, and the play of Daniel Jones has been an encouraging sight to see. There seems to be tangible progress being made; the turnovers are being cut down, the games are being closed out properly, it’s motivating.
If New York can continue to ride this hot streak as they come out of the bye, anything is possible.
It’s impossible to know now, but the Giants’ Week 17 matchup versus the Cowboys could prove to be integral. Depending on how the division shakes out, that game could end up deciding the division winner.
Buckle up Giants fans, meaningful, late in the year, football games are coming.
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