Rant Versus: Will the New York Giants Make the Playoffs?
With just three weeks remaining in the regular season, one of the hottest races to keep an eye on will be in the NFC East as the New York Giants look to hang on to their one-game lead over the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys. There’s a good chance the winner of this division won’t be decided until Week 17, but the main question on everyone’s mind heading into Week 15–will the Giants hold on to their lead and make the playoffs?
Jeff Shull and Craig Ballard of Rant Sports debated the topic on the latest edition of Rant Versus as the Giants prepare for a key matchup this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Even if Ahmad Bradshaw is unable to suit up, New York will look to take advantage of an Atlanta defense that ranks 22nd when it comes to stopping the run with David Wilson–who is coming off an impressive three-touchdown performance against the New Orleans Saints last weekend–at running back.
With a favorable schedule against the Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, and Philadelphia Eagles, there’s no reason why the Giants shouldn’t be able to record at least 10 wins and at least earn a Wild Card spot. However, with the way the Redskins and Cowboys have been playing lately–that may not be as easy for them to do so.
Whether Robert Griffin III is 100 percent healthy or not, there’s no question Washington is one of the hottest teams in football at this point in the season as they’ve won four-straight games. As for Dallas, they’ve developed quite the hot streak themselves over the last few weeks as they’ve won four of their last five games–so it should be interesting to see how the NFC plays out over the final three weeks and whether the Giants can hang on to a playoff spot or not.
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