Daniel Jones left Sunday’s 19-17 win over the Cinncinati Bengals in the third quarter with a hamstring injury. With the win, the Giants moved into sole possession of first place in the NFC East. However, with the loss of their quarterback and a tough four-game stretch coming up winning the division will not be easy.
Daniel Jones Was Playing Well Before The Injury.
Jones was playing his best football of the season during the Giants’ three-game win streak. No turnovers have been the biggest key to the Giants’ recent success. This is why Giants fans should have faith that Colt McCoy can hold down the fort until Jones comes back.
Head coach Joe Judge has instilled a winning formula for the Giants this season. Run the ball, don’t turn it over, and rely on your defense. So far that has worked. The next four games, however, are going to be very tough and even with Jones the Giants still may not win.
Daniel Jones’ Absence Will Be a True Testament Should The Giants Pull This Off.
Seattle, Arizona, Cleveland, and Baltimore in that order are up next for the Giants. Jones may not have been able to win these games even without a hamstring injury. Seattle and Arizona are high flying offenses that want to score a ton of points. They are good teams, no doubt, but they are not invincible.
The Giants play a lot like the Patriots who just beat the Cardinals and had a very close game against the Seahawks earlier in the year. Should the Giants stick to their game plan, don’t turn the ball over, and play defense they can pull out a win in one of these games.
A Tough Four-Game Stretch For The Giants Will Make Them Earn This Divison.
The following two games Clevland and Baltimore. These games will be tough as well. The Browns play good defense and run the ball very well, also they win a lot of close games. Which says something about a team they are finding ways to win. This game will not be easy and most likely the Giants will lose this one. However, The Ravens are a much more winnable game with the way they have been playing recently. Also, with all the Covid stuff who knows what’s going to happen with them.
Realistically, I see the Giants going 1-3 in this stretch. Best case scenario the Giants go 2-2 and play the Cowboys in week 17 for the NFC East crown. Even worst-case scenario they go 0-4 the rest of the division is abysmal and may allow the Giants to survive this four-game stretch and come out on top. A big reason the Giants may also win the division is that they own the tiebreakers over the Eagles and Washington. A win against Dallas in week 17 would give the Giants a tiebreaker over every team in the division.