The New York Giants could still be a playoff team even after a 33-14 setback to the Baltimore Ravens.
It's a complex (and unlikely) scenario, but one thing was settled at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday. The only resemblance this Giants team has to last season's championship squad or the one in 2007 that also won a Super Bowl is the "NY" on the side of their helmets.
"We are flatlining right now," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said.
The Ravens -- despite entering on a three-game skid -- wouldn't serve as the Giants' crash cart.
Quarterback Joe Flacco outdueled his Giants counterpart, Eli Manning, throughout as Baltimore compiled 533 yards of total offense and the once-feared Ravens defense looked a little less ancient. Baltimore, which had already secured a playoff berth, finally seized the AFC North title with the win.
For the Giants, the spiral continued. This was the Giants' third loss over their last four games and, with it, any chance of winning the NFC East -- a division they ...