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Giants vs. Colts, Week 17: Things to know as Giants seek playoff berth

Playoff scenarios, numbers to know, much more

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Here are some things to know as the New York Giants look ahead to Sunday’s potential playoff-clinching game at MetLife Stadium against the Indianapolis Colts.

Playoff status

This is, of course, a ‘win and get into the playoffs’ game for the Giants. There are, though, other scenarios in which the Giants could reach the playoffs this weekend. Here are all of those scenarios”

  1. NYG win OR
  2. NYG tie + SEA loss or tie + WAS loss or tie OR
  3. NYG tie + SEA loss or tie + DET loss or tie OR
  4. NYG tie + WAS loss or tie + DET loss or tie + GB loss or tie OR
  5. SEA loss + WAS loss OR
  6. SEA loss + DET loss + GB loss or tie OR
  7. WAS loss + DET loss + GB loss

Giants coach Brian Daboll wasn’t biting earlier this week when he was asked what it would mean to him to make the playoffs as a first-year head coach.

“We’re not in it yet,” he said. “I’m not going to look too far down the road, and we’re going to try to beat the Colts. And that’s where I’m at with it.”

A little history lesson

BBV’s Tony DelGenio took us through a Giants-Colts history lesson earlier this week. It really is worth your time.

‘A chance’ for Adoree’

Giants’ No. 1 cornerback Adoree’ Jackson has not played since suffering a sprained MCL while returning a punt Week 11 against the Detroit Lions. Daboll said Monday that there is “a chance” Jackson could practice and play this week.

We will know more about Jackson’s potential availability when the Giants practice in full on Wednesday.

By the numbers

  • Daniel Jones has 617 rushing yards this season, most for a quarterback in franchise history. That total is fifth in the league for quarterbacks. Jones is also the Giants’ career leader in quarterback rushing yards with 1,617.
  • Jones has 3,028 passing yards, a career high. That is one more yard than the 3,027 he threw for as a rookie in 2019.
  • This was pointed out in the BBV comment section this week. The chart shows how much quarterback play and quality coaching have meant to the Giants’ success this season.
  • Saquon Barkley needs just 53 yards over the final two games to set a career-high in rushing yards. Barkley ran for 1,307 yards as a rookie in 2018. He currently has 1,254 yards, fourth in the league. He has 1,597 total yards from scrimmage, second-most of his career and sixth in the NFL.
  • From the Giants’ PR department, here are more numbers that help explain the Giants’ success this season:
  • The Giants are 6-1 this season when they have a + turnover ratio. They are 1-5 when the have a - turnover ratio.
  • The Giants are 7-1 this season when they have more than 30:00 of possession time.