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The Giants have risen from the dead over the last two weeks. How would they rank if the season ended today?

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Ordinarily on Tuesday's we have been bringing you a roundup of the various power rankings. And while that will continue, Ed and I wanted to bring you guys something that is a bit more uniquely "Big Blue View", and just a bit more REAL.

So with October here and the season a quarter over -- no, I can't believe it either -- we decided to hammer out a way of seeing where the New York Giants fall if the season ended today, and the playoffs started this Sunday.

The teams will be seeded from 1 to 32, and divided into five tiers. Obviously, division leaders automatically get into the playoffs, and ties will be broken by division record and net point differential. We'll also be including the team's odds of making the playoffs, according to Teamrankings.com

First Round Bye

1) New England Patriots (3-0, 1-0 division record) +49 net points, 93.3% chance of making the playoffs

2) Green Bay Packers (4-0, 1-0 division record) +42 net points, 95.1% chance of making the playoffs

3) Cincinnati Bengals (4-0, 1-0 division record) +44 net points, 85.1% chance of making the playoffs

4) Carolina Panthers (4-0, 2-0 division record) +37 net points, 70.5% chance of making the playoffs

Other Division Winners

5) Denver Broncos (4-0, 1-0 division record) + 28 net points, 92.9% chance of making the playoffs

6) Arizona Cardinals (3-1, 1-1 division record) +75 net points, 60.6% chance of making the playoffs

7) Dallas Cowboys (2-2, 2-0 division record) -6 net points, 41.6% chance of making the playoffs

8) Indianapolis Colts (2-2, 2-0 division record) -21 net points, 66.2% chance of making the playoffs

Wild Card Teams

9) Atlanta Falcons (4-0, 0-0 division record) +44 net points, 86.2% chance of making the playoffs

10) New York Jets (3-1, 1-0 division record) +40 net points, 61.1% chance of making the playoffs

11) Minnesota Vikings (2-2, 1-0 division record) +7 net points, 34.9% chance of making the playoffs

12) Oakland Raiders (2-2, 0-0 division record) -11 net points, 6.0% chance of making the playoffs

In The Hunt

13) St. Louis Rams (2-2, 2-0 division record) -15 net points, 31.0% chance of making the playoffs

14)  New York Giants (2-2, 1-1 division record) +20 net points, 41.2% chance of making the playoffs

15) Buffalo Bills (2-2, 1-1 division record) +18 net points, 36.6% chance of making the playoffs

16) San Diego Charges (2-2, 0-0 division record) -14 net points, 26.0% chance of making the playoffs

They've Still Got Some Work To Do

17) Washington Redskins (2-2, 1-1 division record) -1 net points, 12.2%

18) Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2, 0-1 division record) +21 net points, 34.7%

19) Seattle Seahawks (2-2, 0-1 division record) +16 net points, 68.2%

20) Tennessee Titans (1-2, 0-1 division record) +12 net points, 17.5%

21) Philadelphia Eagles (1-3, 1-1 division record) -8 net points, 30.9%

22) Baltimore Ravens (1-3, 1-1 division record) -11 net points, 26.2%

23) Cleveland Browns (1-3, 0-0 division record) -17 net points, 1.9%

24) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3, 1-1 division record) -45 net points, 2.4%

25) Kansas City Chiefs (1-3, 0-1 division record) -25 net points, 23.2%

26) Houston Texans (1-3, 0-0 division record) -31 net points, 18.2%

27) Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3, 0-1 division record) -45 net points, 5.5%

28) Miami Dolphins (1-3, 0-2 division record) -36 net points, 5.8%

29) New Orleans Saints (1-3, 0-2 division record) -18 net points, 13.2%

30) Chicago Bears (1-3, 0-1 division record) -45 net points, 1.6%

31) San Francisco 49ers (1-3, 0-1 division record) -62 net points, 3.3%

32) Detroit Lions (0-4, 0-1 division record) -30 net points, 7.2%

Final Thoughts

What a difference a couple wins make!

After the GIants 0-2 start, the narrative was that the Giants were done, season over, and the Giants' players had to be on the verge of mutiny.

At 1-2 there was some hope , but many were still -- rightly -- skeptical. Now after the Giants' second straight win over the heavily favored Buffalo Bills, hope abounds. The Giants are nipping at the Cowboy's heels for control of the division, and many are crediting the big blue collar Giants as the best team in the division.

Are the Giants the best team in the division?

Well, we'll just have to see, but the Giants should be favored to win against the 31st place 49ers, who have the worst point differential of any team in the league.

If the season ended today, the Giants are waiting just outside the door to the playoffs. After Week 5 they could find themselves vaulted up to the top 8.