The NFC Least
by John Jastremski
Dec 29, 2020 | 6228 views | 0 0 comments | 727 727 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After the first month of the season, it became pretty obvious to anybody who watches professional football that the NFC East was going to be the sport's worst division in 2020.

We all know the Giants have had their fair share of adversity this season, including losing their most dynamic offensive player in Saquon Barkley back in Week 2.

However, the adversity was shared all over the division.

The Cowboys lost Dak Prescott for the season to injury. The Eagles witnessed Carson Wentz regress to a point where he was eventually benched.

The Washington Football Team has gone through three different quarterbacks and just released their Week 16 starter and 2019 first-round draft pick in Dwayne Haskins in the same week they play for the division title.

If that doesn't sum up the NFC East in 2020, I don't know what does.

The NFC East has been a terrible division this year. It doesn't even deserve to send a team to the playoffs.

However, not only will the NFC East be represented in this year's postseason, the winner will host a playoff game.

Washington controls its own playoff destiny, but the winner of the all-important Giants-Cowboys showdown will have life going into the Sunday night game.

Get this, the winner of Giants/Cowboys will be a big fan Sunday of, yes, the Philadelphia Eagles to beat the Washington Football team.

Giants or Cowboys fans being forced to become Eagles fans for a night is so 2020.

For Giants fans, I'm sure it's very strange to realize a 5-10 football team has a legitimate pulse to win a division title going into Week 17.

Have the Giants resembled a playoff team in any way over the last three weeks? No way.

They've been a terrible offensive team and have been incapable of scoring points consistently all season.

Do I like their chances against the Cowboys from what I've seen the last few weeks? No, but then again it's not like this version of the Dallas Cowboys is going to remind you of Aikman, Emmitt & Irvin.

This is a winnable game if the Giants can find a way to score points against a mediocre Cowboys defense.

The Cowboys have dominated the Giants since the 2013 season, and the Giants have not defeated Dallas since the 2016 season.

Enough is enough.

Regardless of what happens in the 2020 NFC Least, the Giants must find a way to start beating their hated rival if they want to eventually get back to where they want to be.

Can Joe Judge flip the switch on that narrative by getting his team ready to play Can Daniel Jones knock the Cowboys out of the playoffs and keeping his team alive going into the night cap?

It may be a bad division, but it certainly brings a whole lot of interesting and compelling storylines to the table.

Some team on Sunday will celebrate with the hat and t-shirt declaring them division winners, and even though it's a long shot, that team could be the 6-10 New York Giants.

If you dare to dream, anything's possible!

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