The New York Giants think they need to run the table in their final four regular-season games to win the NFC East.
The New Orleans Saints feel the same way about reaching the playoffs, and are drawing inspiration from the reigning Super Bowl champions.
The Giants could find their division lead completely gone with a loss Sunday at MetLife Stadium, while another defeat for the Saints will essentially end their fading postseason hopes.
New York (7-5) has dropped three of four, and has seen its 2 1/2 game lead in the East reduced to one ahead of Washington and Dallas.
Following Monday's 17-16 loss to the Redskins, another defeat would further complicate the race for the Giants, and their upcoming schedule isn't very friendly. After hosting the Saints (5-7), they visit Atlanta and Baltimore before welcoming Philadelphia in Week 17.
"I am looking at it one game at a time, knowing full well it's a four-game season and we have to win really every one of our games," coach Tom Coughlin ...