LANDOVER, MARYLAND – DECEMBER 18: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants celebrates their win over Washington Commanders during the fourth quarter at FedExField on December 18, 2022 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
How could life get any better for New York Giants fans? In the first year of the Brian Daboll\Joe Schoen era, an expected rebuild year, Big Blue needs to win just one in their final two games to clinch a playoff berth for the first time since 2016.
This weekend the Giants will get their first crack at locking up that elusive playoff berth. The lowly Indianapolis Colts will head east to a packed MetLife stadium, where the Giants will be awaiting, hoping to give their fans a late Christmas present. The Giants have plenty of reasons to be confident leading up to kickoff. Here’s four:
4. The Colts stink
Before we get into the Giants side of this matchup, we have to start off with the Colts. The Colts stink, and that is putting it nicely. The Colts are inept in all three phases of the game. The Colts average just 16.5 points per game this season, second worst in the NFL. The only team that scores less points than Indy are the Russell Wilson-led Denver Broncos. Even the two-win Houston Texans average more points per game.
The Colts have played quarterback roulette this season, starting Matt Ryan, Sam Ehlinger, and Nick Foles at the position. Foles made his first start for the Colts during Monday night’s beatdown loss against the Chargers, and completed just 17 of his 29 passes for 143 yards, with three interceptions. If you watched the game you know it was somehow even worse than the stats show.
The Colts head coach is now the controversial Jeff Saturday, and after some early momentum to his tenure, the wheels have completely fallen off. The Colts will be playing Sunday without Jonathan Taylor and Shaquille Leonard, their two best players.
It’s obvious that the Colts are also trying to lose games to improve their draft spot, but with the state of their franchise, they will lose games whether they are trying to win or not. When the Giants win this weekend, a lot of will be attributed to the ineptitude of the Colts.
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