NEW YORK – The Giants have had an up and down month. They lost two games they should have won to division rivals Dallas and Philadelphia, then turned things around and won their last two games against the Jaguars and Redskins. It is hard to measure how good New York is at this point in the season but if last week was any measurement, they are ready for the playoffs right now. Playoffs? We’re talking about playoffs? I sure am. The Giants are 8-4 and tied for first place (with the Eagles) in the NFC East with week 14 approaching. If there was ever a good time to start talking about the playoffs, it would be this week.
I fully expect the Giants to invade Minnesota on Sunday and come out with the win. I have said repeatedly that the G-Men will need to win half of their remaining four games in order to have a good shot at making it back to the post season with a 10-6 record. This is a very realistic possibility considering the remaining four games which are the Vikings, Eagles, Packers and Redskins. The obvious two games the Giants should win out of these four are the Vikings and Redskins. But I fully expect them to give the Eagles another tough game after losing to them a couple of weeks ago. The Packers are the toughest team out of the the four and they were my pick to make the Super Bowl prior to the 2010 NFL Season. They have been on a roll as of late and should be a very tough opponent.
But one thing at a time here. Big Blue will need to focus on beating the Vikings this weekend, the Vikes are having a rough season and seem hungry to finish their season strong. They still have Adrian Peterson, a banged up Brett Favre and a fully rested Sydney Rice, who had a monster game last week. Their defense is respectable and they will be playing at home. The Giants are still missing key offensive players, who could return within the next week or two and should help their playoff run. Let’s not forget, the numbers don’t lie. The Giants have the No.2 overall defense in the NFL and the No.4 overall offense. You don’t get that type of balance as a team unless you have a deep team and well coached players. The Giants achilles heel so far this season has been their special teams corps. If the special teams can catch up with the offense and defense, then this would be a Super Bowl contender no doubt.
The Giants game plan for the remainder of the season is simple. Play smart football and stop turning the ball over, keep the penalties to a minimum, keep the play calling aggressive on both sides of the ball and simply stay healthy and have fun. If the Giants can do these things, they will absolutely find themselves beating the Vikings on Sunday and making it back to the playoffs. I predict a Giants victory over the Vikings by the score of 28-20.
RD – nygreporter.com
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