If the New York Giants are going to move past their recent troubles and be contenders in the NFC East, they need to take advantage of an upcoming stretch where they play four of five games at MetLife Stadium.
That stretch begins this Sunday against the 3-2 Baltimore Ravens, losers of their last two games. The Giants are 3-point favorites in the opening line.
Losers of three straight games, the Giants have gone from 2-0 and at the top of the NFC East to 2-3 and at the bottom. The games in Minnesota against a defense that is among the league’s best and in Green Bay against Aaron Rodgers were always going to be difficult for the Giants to win, though there might not be as much angst in the fan base had the Giants played better in those defeats.
In retrospect, the Week 3 loss to the Washington Redskins at home remains the truly damaging one. That missed opportunity to go 3-0 and to put the defending division champs into an 0-3 hole remains the one thing that has happened this season that may truly haunt the Giants.
Let’s see if, beginning Sunday, the Giants can dig themselves out of the hole they have created.