The 8-6-1 Giants, though, remain in good position to reach the postseason. FiveThirtyEight now lists the Giants with a 90 percent chance of reaching the playoffs after the Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions and Washington Commanders all lost on Saturday. Playoff Status gives the Giants a 94 percent chance of reaching the playoffs.
The Giants currently hold a 1.5-game lead over the Seahawks and Lions with two games to play. If the Giants get to nine wins, they will finish ahead Seattle and Detroit regardless of what those teams do over the final two weeks. The Seahawks lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 24-10 on Saturday and the Lions lost to the Carolina Panthers 37-23 The Giants also hold the head-to-head tiebreaker advantage over the 7-7-1 Commanders, who lost to the San Francisco 49ers 37-20.
“We’re disappointed we lost,” said quarterback Daniel Jones. “That [missing a chance to clinch] is not something we were focused on.”
The current NFC playoff standings that concern the Giants are as follows:
No. 6. Giants, 8-6-1
No. 7. Commanders, 7-7-1
No. 8 (out of playoffs) Seahawks, 7-8
No. 9 (out of playoffs) Lions, 7-8