Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/10/11
With the New York Giants continuing through their brutal back-stretch of a season, it will only take a few weeks for the NFL to know what exactly the Giants’ will bring to the playoff table in 2011. As of now, Giants who are sitting at 6-2 and holding a two-game lead over the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East, could make an arguable statement for being the third-best team in the NFC behind the undefeated Green Bay Packers and 7-1 San Francisco 49ers. This weekend, Big Blue will travel out west to take on San Francisco — in a game that could be one of the best ones across the league — and, after that, the Giants will play the Eagles, Saints and Packers, all teams with playoff aspirations, for sure. New York will need progressively better play from their defense, who, despite coming up with big plays from time-to-time this season, sit in the lower tier across the league. After their impressive come-from-behind win over the Patriots on Sunday, the Giants’ will hope to have running back Ahmad Bradshaw and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks back in the lineup to lead a team that is 6th in passing yards-per-game, and 11th in [...]
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