What does their first 2-0 start since 2009 mean for the New York Giants? It means chances are good that the Giants can get to the playoffs for the first time since 2011, breaking a four-year drought.
Percent of Teams with these W-L records to make NFL playoffs (since 1990)— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 19, 2016
Are the Giants for real?
There have been lots of encouraging signs for the Giants over the first two games, not the least of which is the apparent discord coming from the nation’s capital with the defending NFC East champion Washington Redskins off to an 0-2 start.
Not everyone, though, is sold on the Giants yet.
You know the narrative. All the Giants have to do is get into the playoffs so that Eli Manning can get on another one of his championship-delivering postseason hot streaks. There were no takers Sunday night.
"They will falter," a personnel evaluator said. "They have too many new pieces."
Those new pieces were good enough for the Giants to edge Dallas when the Cowboys were breaking in a rookie fifth-round draft choice at quarterback. Those pieces were good enough to hold off New Orleans in a bizarre game at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. And if you look around the NFC East, who is standing between the Giants and a spot in the playoffs? It's enough for a Giants fan to dream.You know the narrative. All the Giants have to do is get into the playoffs so that Eli Manning can get on another one of his championship-delivering postseason hot streaks. There were no takers Sunday night.
So, let’s ask you Giants fans. What is your confidence level? Vote in the poll and let us know if you believe this is the year the Giants finally get back to the playoffs.