This Monday night the New York Giants play the Minnesota Vikings and are looking for the elusive first win of the season. After Monday’s game the Giants will face three opponents with under 500 records. Those teams are Philadelphia, Oakland, and Washington twice. The rest of the schedule is against playoff contending teams, and its going to hard to beat teams like Green Bay, Seattle, Detroit, Dallas, and San Diego.
At this point the Giants are free falling in the division standings with every lost, and even though they are mathematically still in it, realistically they’re not. The division winner of the NFC East might have a record ranging from (10-6) to (7-9), that is how bad the division is. The fact that being (0-6) for the Giants has not completely eliminated them from contention is the proof of how bad the division has been.
This season has been the worst season for the Giants in the Tom Coughlin/Eli Manning era. What’s worst is that the Jets are the top team in New York. There has always been a competition for the back pages of the New York newspapers. The Jets have been the jokes for a long time, and now the Giants are about to take that mantle.
The Giants have not been as comical as the Jets when they were the joke of the NFL, but the Giants have had some disappointing moments so far. They were predicted to be a playoff contending team, and fight for the division. They can not afford to keep losing like this before they are the butt of every joke in football and, it’s a matter of time before the Jets make the butt fumble a distant memory.
The Minnesota Vikings are at a weak point right now with a new quarterback and Adrian Peterson listed as probable, the Giants have the advantage. If the Giants lose to the Vikings it would be a demoralizing loss because of how bad both teams are. Its a good chance for them to get a win and build momentum for the following game. The schedule does not get any easier after this, and if they lose to the Vikings, any hope of turning the season around goes with it.