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Are the Giants going stay on top of the NFC East?


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I hope it happens, but more often, while we hold out hope for these guys to return and wait, more key players get knjured in the meantime, making their returns less impactful. If we lost DRC, for example, Prince's return isn't going to make our defense better than it is right now. We need continued health while these guys get back, and also hope that they are effective upon their return, something in the case of Beatty, Cruz, and maybe JPP, might be a little too optimistic.

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I hope it happens, but more often, while we hold out hope for these guys to return and wait, more key players get knjured in the meantime, making their returns less impactful. If we lost DRC, for example, Prince's return isn't going to make our defense better than it is right now. We need continued health while these guys get back, and also hope that they are effective upon their return, something in the case of Beatty, Cruz, and maybe JPP, might be a little too optimistic.

Unfortunately you are probably spot on.

 

If we got our key players back and we dodged injuries for the rest of the season - we have a shot at the whole enchilada. The Giants play best towards the end of the season (if recent history tells us anything).

 

Realistically though, we squeak it out and win our division as it eats itself and we're left standing at 8-8, but 1 win better than the runner up in our division. Then we get knocked out of the playoffs when we face a real test. Hopefully, I'm wrong and we end up 10-6 and get hot late and have another parade down Broadway next January!

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Wait...the Gmen are at the top of the NFC east.....

 

C. Wagon

Oh yeah...I'm surprised that you're surprised chuckles.

 

NFC East W L T

 

NY Giants 4 4 0

Redskins 3 4 0

Eagles 3 4 0

Cowboys 2 5 0

 

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Two of our losses are to the Cowboys and the Eagles and one of our wins is against the Redskins. Therefore, if we beat the Eagles and Cowboys in our second games against them (this time at Met Life Stadium), then we split at best (assuming we lose to the Skins). If we beat the skins for 2 wins this season, we walk away with the division. So in the case of a tied overall record, the Giants would be in good shape.

 

However, right now their defense is so bad that they are not worthy of the playoffs. But we can back in thanks to the crappy play of the teams in our division.

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We've already beaten the Cassel Cowboys. Now to beat the Eagles and sweep the Redskins. Victory.

Good point...totally forgot that we've already split with the boys. We must beat the Eagles to have a shot at winning the division. I feel confident we'll sweep the skins. But who knows - footballs take funny bounces and there will be days when you face a QB like Brees on his best day of his life...or a Kaepernick on his worst day.

 

Getting our starters back and possible injuries will determine our fate this season.

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I hate all this talk about "how bad this defense is." It's a personnel / injury issue.

 

Drew Brees rightly figured out that with Prince on the shelf, and two safeties that can't cover deep, one of which who is REALLY terrible playing deep (Meriweather), he can just live on long and intermediate passes. And he did, and they blew us away. And oh yeah, no pass rush to worry about.

 

It should improve getting Prince back, and if JPP can help the pass rush maybe we can prevent some of these deep throws. However, the lack of a legitimate safety with deep cover skills is an ongoing problem that will not likely resolve in the near term.

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I should remind everyone that Spag's defense has played very well and with a lot of passion in almost every game before the Saints.

 

Tell me when that changes the fact he's on pace to top his efforts in New Orleans.

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