We all know the situation here—the New York Giants stink in the second half of the season. It's well-documented.
Since 2004 (the beginning of the Tom Coughlin era) the Giants are 27-35 from Week 10 and on. Not very good numbers, to say the least.
What the Giants have in their back pocket is the fact that once they get in to the playoffs, they tend to catch steam. They have a ridiculous schedule the rest of the way with games against the Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans Saints and division rivals Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins.
That's after coming off their bye in impressive fashion by dismantling the Green Bay Packers at home. The Giants made the hottest team in football look mediocre at best. They forced quarterback Aaron Rodgers into bad throws with their ferocious pass rush and their tight defense. With the exception of Jordy Nelson's 61-yard touchdown catch, they held the explosive Packers offense in check.
This is the latest the Giants have had a bye in a long time, and I'm going to look at some realistic results for the team's remaining five games.