The New York Giants find themselves in an unfamiliar position heading into Sunday's Week 5 game at MetLife Stadium against the San Francisco 49ers. The 2-2 Giants, riding a two-game winning streak, are 7-point favorites over the 1-3 49ers, losers of three straight games.
The 49ers won their season-opener vs. the Minnesota Vikings, but have been outscored in their last three games, 107-28. They are last in the league in points per game (12.0) and passing yards (158.8), 31st in total yards (289.0) and 27th in points allowed per game at 27.5.
As tempting as it might be for Giants fans to put this one in the "win" column and start thinking about their Week 6 game on the road vs. the Philadelphia Eagles and Week 7 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, the Giants can't afford to do that.
It wasn't long ago that the Giants' season was teetering on the brink of disaster. A victory Sunday and they would move to 3-2 and be able to make the games against the Eagles and Cowboys really meaningful. An unexpected loss to a team they should be able to beat and the Giants would be right back where they were a few weeks ago, trying to dig their way out of a hole of their own making.