It’s amazing, but absolutely true that the Giants could be one game out of first place after next weekend. If they can beat a 1-3 Philadelphia team while Denver beats Dallas, the Giants at 1-4 are right in a race for a playoff spot.
But getting that one win looks pretty hard to get right now. The Giants have huge problems on the offensive line, defensive line and special teams. There is really not a lot you can do in the middle of a football season to address those issues, but getting healthy would help.
The scary thing is, if they can’t beat Philadelphia at home next week, 0-6 becomes a very likely result as beating Chicago on the road is a long shot. I think they would beat Minnesota the following week at home, but if they were 0-6, I could see things spiral out of control very quickly.
It’s hard to understand what happened yesterday. The Giants were in the game and then fell apart in the second half. That missed field goal before halftime was huge, but was that really the catalyst? I don’t know if anyone has the answer, but they have six days to figure it out.