Is Sunday’s game against the Ravens a “must-win” for the Giants?
Depends who you ask.
“It’s a must win as far as getting back on the winning side,” cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie said. “Just winning and getting that atmosphere of winning around here. This is a home game. You have this week and next week then you go into the bye week. It’s definitely a must win.”
“I don’t think it’s a must win,” countered Odell Beckham Jr. “I think the only must-win games are the games you play in the division. All of them matter but those count more. If anything is a must win, it’s the division games.”
The Giants are 2-3 and on a three-game losing streak. They have tumbled from first place to last in the NFC East.
Perhaps the most realistic answer came from Ben McAdoo when he was asked about the stakes of Sunday’s decision.
“Every week is a must-win,” the coach said. “That’s what you’re working for every week. You go out on the field, you put in your preparation, you practice, you coach. You try to win every game.”