So, let's cut right to the chase. Let's get right to what has become a weekly staple here at Big Blue View -- weekly playoff confidence poll.
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio makes the Giants path to the playoffs sound simple, and seems to assume they will make it for the fifth consecutive season.
Sure, if the season ended today, they'd be home for the holidays. But the path to the playoffs doesn't entail significant machinations and permutations.
Step 1: Beat the Panthers and the Vikings.
Step 2: Hope that the Cowboys will lose to the Redskins or the Eagles, or that the Packers will lose to the Seahawks or the Cardinals.
If that happens, the Giants will be in.
Ah, but if it was as easy as simply saying the words and having it magically happen. The Giants have put themselves in a position where they could do everything right the final two weeks and still wind up playing golf somewhere instead of football when the playoffs begin.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin certainly understands the situation.
"We try to do the best we can with our circumstance and then we'll have to see what happens," Coughlin said. "We just have to win. We have to win games. We have to win."
So, how do you feel today? Last week, a stunning 72% of you still believed. I'm anxious to see what that number is this week.