The Giants have no choice but to win, win and win again. And even if Big Blue finish their season going 3-0, New York's playoff contention is still uncertain. In fact, it's virtually impossible.
Even so, the Giants must march forward and remain competitive. Quarterback Eli Manning, no stranger to playing with his back against the wall, prefers to take one day at a time.
"I think it's important to keep the blinders on," Manning said. "Whether you're doing well, you're doing bad, just keep the focus on our preparation of playing for each other."
Giants head coach Pat Shurmur added there's no "faking football." Shurmur said he's treating the Giants' last three games of the year the same way as the beginning and middle of the season. He said the players and coaches alike want to go out and perform well, while putting his team in the best position he can to win games.
"There's no fool's gold in my mind," Shurmur said. "When you put a ball down, in front of all those people, and you're on the field with 10 other guys, and you've got a job to do, you can't fake that. There's no fooling, there's no golding, there's nothing. You cannot fake football."