With the NFL regular season winding down to its final weeks, teams are fighting for a spot in the playoffs. One race in particular sees three teams fighting for a Division title for the NFC East between the Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, and defending Super Bowl Champions N.Y. Giants. But make no mistake about it, the N.Y. Giants will prevail and come out on top.
Right off the back, the Giants have a better record (8-5) than both Washington and Dallas (7-6) do. Dallas and Washington also have to face each other one more time, guaranteeing a loss for one of them. (assuming the game between the two does not end in a tie). The Giants face an Atlanta Falcons team, who flaws were exposed last weekend against Carolina. Then they face a Ravens team that is currently struggling at the worst time possible. Finally, they finish out at home against the disappointing Eagles. As much as New York's remaining schedule gives them the edge, the main reason is because the Giants have been in this position before.
New York is no stranger when it comes to facing adversity as evident from their late season playoff runs in the 2007-08 season and the 2011-12 season where they would go on to win the super bowl. Both times against the New England Patriots. The Giants also have the experience and the reputation of clutch performances in their quarterback Eli Manning. As for Dallas and Washington, you have a quarterback in Tony Romo who has a history of coming up short in big games and then you have Rookie Sensation Robert Griffin III who has met and exceeded expectations, is still a little green and has no big game experiences. On top of that, Griffin is now facing a knee injury that may force him to sit out, or at the very least have some sort of effect one way or another on his performance
In the end, New York has the experience, favoring matchups, and the ability to come up big when it matters the most. As a matter of fact, not only will the Giants win the NFC East, but they are also once again a dark horse contender for the Super Bowl!
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