Even though the New York Giants have started their season at 0-2 for the first time since 2007, they are still in good position to win the NFC East. After starting the season with division wins, the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys failed to distance themselves early with Week 2 losses.
It was especially disappointing for the Eagles because they were playing the San Diego Chargers at home, a team that has disappointed in recent seasons. To make matters worse, the Eagles lost again to former head coach Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs last night, dropping them to 1-2. It was the eighth consecutive home loss for the Eagles.
Ten turnovers have been the direct cause of the poor start for the Giants, but we know they will not turn the ball over five times a game going forward. The run game has struggled, but the passing game has looked sharp at times. Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle and Brandon Myers are Eli Manning’s top targets and they have looked good in the early going.
You never want to look too far ahead if you’re a player. However, the Giants have an opportunity to win four or five out of their next six games, which will put them at 4-4 or 5-3 at the halfway point. This will keep the Giants in position to win the division.
Of course they’ll need to cure their woes in the second half of the season. In the past, the Giants have struggled in the second half of seasons, which has cost them playoff opportunities.