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Giants news, 10/22: Giants know what’s at stake Thursday night

Giants have an opportunity to get into NFC East race, whether they have earned it or not

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Good morning, New York Giants fans!

Let’s start your day with a little reading material as you wait for Thursday night’s game between the Giants and Philadelphia Eagles.

Giants know opportunity is knocking

Whether they deserve it or not, the Giants know they have a chance on Thursday night to make themselves a real factor in the chase for an NFC East title not team in the division seems to really want, or deserve, at this point.

“Our division is winnable,” said defensive back Logan Ryan. “We have to go out here and win some games in our division to put us in a position at the end of the year to strike. That’s what we’re doing week in and week out. You prepare hard to put yourself in position to win the game. At the end of the game, I think three or four games this year have come down to the final drive. Our record can swing either way. We found a way to win last week. We need to find a way to win this week. It’s probably going to be a close game. I’m looking forward to the opportunity of that.”

“I don’t think anyone in the division needs any motivation to play anyone else in the division,” head coach Joe Judge said. “This is a big Thursday night game. Obviously, we haven’t had a chance to play the Eagles yet this year. It’ll be a big atmosphere for us right there.

“I’ve told the players from the very beginning of the season, it’s a long year. If you get too focused on looking down at the end stretch at this point right here, you don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. We have to keep grinding week by week, but the focus stays on going 1-0 each week. No matter what happened last Sunday, we need to come in with the same mindset to improve as a team, to improve individually, which will lead to our collective rise, and then to be able to match up our opponent and just play well for 60 minutes on Thursday night.”

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