Through 10 games, the New York Giants have posted a 6-4 record, which is good enough for a two-game lead in the NFC East. If the regular season were to end today, the Giants would earn a No. 4 seed and home-field advantage for the first round of the playoffs.
A rough road lies ahead for New York, though. After the Giants’ Week 11 bye, they will have to take on the Green Bay Packers (home), Washington Redskins (away), New Orleans Saints (home), Atlanta Falcons (away), Baltimore Ravens (away) and Philadelphia Eagles (home).
The currently slumping Giants will need to find the anecdote to their offensive and defensive inefficiencies during the bye week. Last season, the Giants went almost an entire calendar month without winning a game but eventually bounced back and won the Super Bowl. The season before, New York’s midseason slump turned into a total collapse, and the team missed the playoffs.
Will the 2012 Giants be remembered as a resilient cast of winners, or a grossly underperforming group of superstars?
This slideshow will project the Giants' chances of claiming each of the six available NFC playoff seeds.