When all is said and done, will the Giants be a playoff team for the first time since 2011? We ask you that every week, testing your confidence. The last time we asked, with the Giants 4-3 and enjoying their bye week, only 46 percent (875) of the 1,914 voters said yes, the Giants would reach the playoffs.
Now, at 5-3 what is your confidence level? Do you believe? Are you still skeptical?
The Giants have home games coming up against the 3-4-1 Cincinnati Bengals and 2-6 Chicago Bears before traveling to face the 0-8 Cleveland Browns. It is a stretch of games that offers an opportunity for the Giants to gain ground on a playoff spot, and perhaps on the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East.
Five Thirty Eight gives the Giants a 52 percent shot at reaching the playoffs, up 18 percent from a week ago. The Five Thirty Eight projection includes a slim 15 percent chance of winning the NFC East.