Left for dead. Dead in the water. Wait until next year. Most Giants fans have already given up on the season and have turned their attention to basketball season. After starting the season 0-6, the Giants have won three games in a row and are 3-6 of the season. They are just 1.5 games back from the first place Dallas Cowboys. Here are three reasons why you should not count out Big Blue just yet:
3. The remaining schedule The Giants next four games are against the Packers, Cowboys, Redskins and Chargers. Not exactly murder’s row. They are all winnable games as all four teams are a combined 17- 20. The Giants caught a huge break when Aaron Rodgers went down with a collarbone injury and Scott Tolzien will make the start this Sunday. Week 15 and 16 would determine if they win the NFC East as they face the Seattle Seahawks at home and Detroit Lions on the road. I can see the Giants beating the Lions and possibly being tied for first place in the East at the end of Week 16.
2. They have been through this before— In 2007, the Giants were 7-7. What did they do after? Oh they won their final two regular season games, won three straight playoff games on the road before taking down the undefeated New England Patriots team in Super Bowl XLII. Seven years before that, the Giants won five straight regular season games and made it to the Super Bowl thanks to a guarantee by then coach Jim Fassel. The Giants do much better when their backs are against the walls. Every year they go through this and somehow they are always in the playoffs. This year is no different.
1. Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys– The Dallas Cowboys. The “Accidents Waiting To Happen.” Every week they seem to find a way to lose games. Believe it or not, the Cowboys have the easiest schedule out of all the teams in the East as their opponents have a combined .436 winning percentage. Tony Romo has a great record in the month of November going 21-4 in his tenure in Dallas. In December/ January it’s a different story. Tony Romo chokes and does not play well in big game situations. He cannot even hold on to the snap during a playoff game in Seattle. If you are a Giants or Cowboys fans, you cannot really trust America’s Team.