The Giants started 0-6, and they were left for dead by pretty much everyone.
They’ve won two in a row, and they’re now very much alive.
And with all four teams in the division packed within two games of each other, the NFC East remains wide open. Players on the team currently in last place realize it.
“There’s no favorite right now,” Giants offensive lineman David Diehl told Erik Kuselias of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN. “Going into this bye week we are two games out and if people would of told you at 2-6 we are two games out and still have a chance to win the division, they would think you’re crazy because I’ve never been in this position before.”
It’s definitely new territory under coach Tom Coughlin. In every year of his tenure with the team, the Giants started 5-2 or better. While they fought out of tough spots in the final weeks of the season to get to the postseason, the fighting starts a lot earlier this year. But with the Cowboys at 4-4 and the Eagles at 3-5 and the Redskins at 2-5, the fight won’t be as tough as it would be if the Giants were in any other division.