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Giant Collapse

The Giants should’ve beaten the Eagles last week.  The Giants could’ve been a #2 seed in the NFC if they were able to hold onto a 3-touchdown lead against Philly.  The Giants would’ve controlled their own playoff destiny if they beat the Packers yesterday.  Shoulda, coulda, woulda.I could write a thesis about the seemingly endless mistakes the Giants made yesterday against the Packers.  6 turnovers.  45 points surrendered.  Over 500 yards of Packers’ offense.  Bad. Bad. Bad.

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It’s not an overstatement to suggest that this is one of the biggest meltdowns in NFL history.  The Giants had the #2 seed in their grasp last week against the Eagles.  They were up 31-10 with just over 8 minutes to go, and blew it.  After laying an egg against Green Bay, the G-Men are on the outside looking in as far as the playoffs are concerned.

Tom Coughlin is holding onto his job by a string.  He has one year remaining on his contract.  There is absolutely no way the Giants will extend his contract if his team misses the playoffs after melting down like this.

The beauty of the NFL is this:  Could the Packers lose at home next week against the Bears, who will be trying to lock up a first-round bye?  Sure.  Can the Giants beat the Redskins next week?  Yep.

If that happens, the Giants are in the playoffs.  It’s extremely unlikely based on the way the Giants and the Packers are currently playing, but it’s possible.  If the extremely unlikely happens, it’s a whole new ballgame for the Giants.

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