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What are the chances Giants make the playoffs?

We discuss whether or not Giants will make the NFC playoffs.

Green Bay Packers v New York Giants Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The New York Giants have turned things around in an unexpected way in 2023. They opened the season 2-8 and were in the hunt for one of the top picks in the 2024 NFL Draft. Four weeks later, they’ve won three straight games and are now only a game out of the final wild card berth.

Tommy DeVito is getting all the buzz, but the Giants are impressing across the board during their recent win streak. Wins over the Commanders and Patriots weren’t overly impressive, but Monday’s win over the Packers to close out Week 14 adds some punch to their resume. They now sit in 12th place, but within punching distance of the Packers in the wild card race.

New York Giants’ current odds

DraftKings odds: TBD
DVOA playoff odds: TBD
ESPN FPI: 0.4%
NY Times odds: 2%

Upcoming Schedule

Week 15: @ Saints
Week 16: @ Eagles
Week 17: vs. Rams
Week 18: vs. Eagles

If the Giants make the playoffs, they’ll have firmly earned their way in. They are on a hot streak, but they could easily lose all four of their remaining games. They could pull off some upsets along the way, and I’ll take a chance on them beating the Saints. Other than that, it would take some serious surprises.

Final record prediction: 6-11

Current NFC playoff standings

  1. 49ers, 10-3
  2. Cowboys, 10-3
  3. Lions, 9-4
  4. Buccaneers, 6-7
  5. Eagles, 10-3
  6. Vikings, 7-6
  7. Packers, 6-7
  8. Rams, 6-7
  9. Seahawks, 6-7
  10. Falcons, 6-7
  11. Saints, 6-7
  12. Giants, 5-8
  13. Bears, 5-8

Verdict

The Giants are turning into a fun story with Tommy DeVito, but their schedule is just too difficult. They likely need to win at least three of their remaining four games and it’s hard to see that happening.