The Cowboys & Predicting the Unpredictable NFC East

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Nov 8, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10), wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) and teammates huddle up during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. New York Giants defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32-18. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Games remaining: at Dolphins, vs Panthers, at Vikings, at Eagles

Had the Giants played smarter football late in games, they could’ve had the division wrapped up.

"“If each Giants game this season had ended with 75 seconds remaining in regulation on the scoreboard clock, the team’s record would be 9-3. If a 75-second reprieve sounds like asking too much, how about letting the Giants skip the last 37 seconds of their 12 games? That would make the their record 8-4.” – Bill Pennington, New York Times"

Instead they’re 5-7 with a pretty tough end to the year. Thus far they haven’t beaten a team with a winning record, and with the undefeated Carolina Panthers still to come along with 8-4 Minnesota Vikings nothing is a given. First up they have to play the Miami Dolphins who with a 5-7 record could slot into the NFC East without being noticed. Only the Cowboys have beaten the Dolphins from the division this year.

The Giants are able to beat anyone on their day. Odell Beckham has proven he’s not the one season wonder many hoped he’d be, and Reuben Randle continues to be a reliable number two option for Eli Manning. Eli of course still has plenty of head scratching moments but he’s got a quarterback rating of 91.6 for the year, ranks 5th in completions and 6th in passing yards.

I can’t see the Giants losing six on the bounce, therefore I’m going for a victory against the Dolphins and a final day win against the Eagles between two losses.

The Giants to finish with a record of 6-10.

Next: The final standings