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Giants' path relatively easy

Giants players keep talking about how they have to play five difficult games to get to th eplayoffs. And they do. Even the two games against the Redskins are divisional games against a quarterback who has beaten them routinely, and the game in Minnesota can be dangerous despite the Vikings' bad record.

But in terms of the won-loss record of remaining opponents, the Giants have one of the easiest routes to January among the seven teams in the NFC that are 7-4 or better and fighting it out for three division titles and two wild card spots (we're not even going to look at the hideous NFC West teams in this picture).

Here is the list of those teams and the record of those they still have to play. The toughest draw? I'd give it to the Bears, who still have to play the Jets and the Patriots even though the Saints' opponents have the same record. The easiest draw? A tie between the two big birds at the top of their divisions -- the Falcons and the Eagles -- who are the only teams in the mix with a combined record of upcoming opponents below .500.

Anyway, here are the numbers:

Team Opp. Rec Opp. W Pct.
Eagles (7-4) 22-33 .400
Falcons (9-2) 22-33 .400
Giants (7-4)
28-27 .509
Bucs (7-4) 29-26 .527
Packers (7-4) 30-25 .545
Bears (8-3) 31-24 .564
Saints (8-3) 31-24 .564

 

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