Three victories in the last four games for the New York Giants has players and fans alike thinking about the possibility of winning out to end the season. But, for now, the focus is on taking things one game at a time, according to star WR Odell Beckham Jr.
"The goal is to win all these games and see what happens," Beckham Jr. said Thursday to reporters. "You have a tough game to play against us for the last four games.
"At this point, we can only focus on Washington. There is no 'what if'. We're going out there to win, and if our season is over, I'm making sure somebody else is coming home with us."
Heading into the final four weeks of the season, the Giants are left looking up at all three of their division foes. Dallas (7-5) sits atop the division with a one-game lead on Washington (6-6) and Philadelphia (6-6).
But the Giants can play spoiler with the rest of their regular-season games against playoff-hopeful teams.
Giants Remaining Schedule
Dec. 9 at Redskins (6-6)
Dec. 16 vs. Titans (6-6)
Dec. 23 at Colts (6-6)
Dec. 30 vs. Cowboys (7-5)
But, as Beckham pointed out, it will be one week at a time for the Giants, who have won three of their last four games since the bye week. And he is a main reason why that's the case.
Overall this season, Beckham has amassed 77 catches and 1,052 yards to go along with six touchdown receptions so far in the 2018-2019 season. He has also accounted for two more scores through the air, including a 49-yard touchdown strike to fellow wide out Russell Shepard in the Giants' 30-27 overtime win against the Chicago Bears in Week 13.
"Since the bye week, we're playing at a very, very high level," Beckham Jr. said. "That is all we can do at this point. Leave the rest of the season up to everybody else and focus on what we can control. Not really much more to say than that."
Rookie RB Saquon Barkley added: "We got to come in prepared and come in on an away game and try to get our first divisional win on the road, which is going to be tough. But I'm more than confident we can do that, and I'm confident enough in the guys on the team and coaches on the team that we can get it done."
A pair of home games sandwiched around a trip to play the Indianapolis Colts (6-6) in Week 16 should be a good bellwether for the strides that this team has made in the second half of the season under the direction of head coach Pat Shurmur.
"I'm not really worried about the team we're playing," Shurmur said to reporters earlier in the week. "I'm looking at the positive approach of us winning. What I want to do is to be better than the team we're playing this Sunday."