What Would a Week 8 Win Mean for the New York Giants?

October 26, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

They'd never admit it, because it's bad for business to do so and because they're an old-school organization that doesn't share much in the first place, but the New York Giants could find themselves in a strange spot if they win this weekend in Philadelphia. 
The Giants started 0-6. No team has ever made the NFL playoffs after digging such a hole. In fact, nobody has ever even started 0-5 and made the playoffs, and only one team has accomplished the feat after starting 0-4. 
Their chances aren't good. Probably somewhere between one out of a hundred and one of out of million. But they still have a chance, and a second straight victory would only increase those long-shot odds. 
In fact, if the Giants beat the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys fall in Detroit, where they're Vegas underdogs, then New York would find itself just two games out of first place in the NFC East despite a 2-6 record. 
They wouldn't be the Lloyd Christmas of the NFL...

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