Two weeks ago the New York Giants had won five straight games, boasted a 6-2 record and many were saying the Giants were the best team in the NFC. Now, the Giants are 6-4, have lost two straight games and would not even make the playoffs if the season ended today.
Such is the way of the week-to-week National Football League.
NFC East Standings
The Giants are now second in the NFC East behind the 7-3 Philadelphia Eagles with six games to play. To make the road tougher the Giants have several teams in front of them if they end up fighting for a wild-card berth.
In the NFC South, Atlanta is 6-2, Tampa Bay is 7-3 and New Orleans is 7-3. In the NFC North, Chicago and Green Bay are both 7-3. In the NFC West, Seattle is a division-leading 5-5. That puts three teams in better position than the Giants right now to earn the conference's two wild-card berths.
So, the Giants now have their backs to the wall. They have to stop giving games away and get down to business.