The New England Patriots are in a good position to earn the #2 seed in the AFC playoffs, and the return of several injured players will definitely improve their chances.
The New York Football Giants had their worst start since 1976, and the team did not get its first win until Week 7 of the regular season. After beating the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football, the G-men went down to Philadelphia and defeated the Eagles 15-7 to complete their first half at 2-6. With eight games remaining, including three with division rivals, Dallas and Washington, New York still has eyes on a division title. Here are five players who will need to be productive in order for the Giants to compete.
New York’s running game and physical defense spearheaded a surprise win over New Orleans.
Nick Folk remained perfect this season by kicking four field goals, and Rex Ryan’s defense outperformed twin Rob’s unit as the New York Jets upset the New Orleans Saints 26-20 Sunday.
The Jets lose another valuable member of their offense due to injury. Can Geno Smith still find a way to outscore Drew Brees?
The New York Giants have gotten off to their worst since 1976, yet at 2-6, the team does still have its sights set on an NFC East title. But in order to have a second half turnaround, some players will have to raise their performance, and others will have to maintain their first half pace.
Fans in New York never want to abandon thoughts of the postseason this early into any season. As frustrated as they may be, the hope of a postseason run remains in the minds of the fans of both New York NFL teams.
After starting the season 0-6, the New York Football Giants have won their past two games and head into their bye week trailing division leading Dallas by just two games. The Giants 15-7 victory over their division rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, thrust New York back into the NFC East race. With a rematch with the Dallas Cowboys at home, and two games left with the Washington Redskins, do the Giants have a chance to still win the division?
Gang Green struggled mightily against Andy Dalton and the Bengals. Will the defense rebound against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints?
The Pittsburgh Steelers are struggling this season, but don’t expect them to be pushovers when they come to Foxboro to face the New England Patriots on Sunday.