It has been less than a year since the New York Giants hoisted the Lombardi Trophy, turning a mediocre 9-7 regular season into a spectacular playoff run. If they want to have a chance at repeating that feat, they will need to qualify for the playoffs this Sunday.
While a win would bring the Giants up to that 9-7 mark, they will need a significant amount of help from the rest of the NFC if they want to grab the last wild-card spot and keep their hopes alive.
Head coach Tom Coughlin has the team focused on Sunday's game, as they should be. Said Coughlin:
I have our focus completely geared on our business, and we’ll work as hard as we can to rejuvenate our team, try to put ourselves in position where we can win a game and be 9-7.
Fans, however, have the liberty of speculating. Given that, here is a complete breakdown of everything that has to go the Giants' way on Sunday for them to finish the day and the season in the No. 6 playoff spot.