The Giants (1-5) head home to face the Seahawks (3-2) at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Here's what's going on today...
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The Giants are off today, and will resume practice on Wednesday.
Dominique Rodgers Cromartie will meet with head coach Ben McAdoo on Tuesday to revisit his suspension. >> Read More
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So, the Giants finally recorded a win. Now the question for this team is can they somehow put together a miraculous winning streak to get back into playoff contention?
To play Captain Obvious, it isn't going to be an easy task. They sit at the bottom of the NFC East at 1-5, and with the exception of a couple games, they have a daunting schedule ahead in the second half of the season. And let's not forget the offense will still be without their most dynamic playmaker for the rest of the season.
But that doesn't mean the Giants -- and their fanbase -- should lose hope.
Here's why: The Giants proved on Sunday night that fundamentals go a long way. The first five weeks saw a team lacking simple fundamentals like tackling and catching throughout games. But Sunday, this was an entirely different team that showed it doesn't matter who is on the field as long as the offense put points on the board while killing chunks of time, and the defense can wrap up and force their opponents off the field.
It has been a tumultuous start, which is why everyone has counted this team out. But now with nothing to lose, the Giants can use their underdog status as a motive to prove the naysayers wrong. No team who has started 0-5 has made the playoffs, but Sunday proved anything can happen in the NFL despite the odds.
Never say never.
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Today's Giants links roundup
With an unpredictable NFC following Week 6, the Wild Card isn't out of reach for the Giants >> Gary Myers, NY Daily News
The Giants' offense did enough to defeat the Broncos, but that gameplan won't last long >> Paul Schwartz, NY Post
Desperation sparked the Giants in their first win of the season >> Mark Cannizarro, NY Post
Stat of the Day: Eli Apple
The Giants secondary stepped up their game with two interceptions -- one returned by CB Janoris Jenkins for a touchdown. But it was CB Eli Apple who had the best game among the group. He posted a 56.9 passer allowed rating against the Broncos while securing a team-high 86.9 overall grade, according to Pro Football Focus.
He struggled early this season, especially on deep balls that have resulted in pass interference calls. However, he allowed a total 38 yards on 10 targets as he broke up passes with tight coverage all over the field.