Are the Playoffs in Reach?

With the playoffs around the corner Big Blue hopes to clinch their spot. The current Ny Giants record of 8-4 gives them a 75% percent chance of making the playoffs and everyone knows when the G-Men make it to the playoffs they are not to be taken lightly. The road ahead is going to be very challenging especially this Sunday night against Dak Prescott and the 11-1 Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys have been on fire this season between Prescott’s accuracy and Ezekiel Elliot’s ability to run the ball. Though the Cowboys are doing so well they must keep in mind that their only loss came from their first game against the New York Giants. Big Blue will be looking to cause a major upset this Sunday night and give Dallas a second loss. After their game against Dallas the Ny Giants schedule will include games against the Eagles, Lions and Redskins. Though they have such a rough lineup the Giants need 11 wins to guarantee them a spot in the playoffs. Depending on how other teams end up doing in the next four weeks, 9 or 10 wins can possibly lead to tie breakers. Eli Manning and the New York Giants have not been in a playoff game since 2011 when they won the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. It has been far too long since the G-Men have gotten this close to the Lombardi Trophy; they have put on an entertaining season why not end it with a bang?

JPP Makes a Comeback

Defensive end Jason Pierre Paul was the 15th overall pick in the 2010 draft and signed a five-year, 20 million dollar deal with Big Blue. Since 2010 JPP has been a valued defensive player on the team with 362 tackles, 50 sacks, 11 forced fumbles, and 2 interceptions returned for touchdowns. The star DE hit a wall in his career when he severely injured his right hand in a fireworks accident in July of 2015. This unfortunate event caused the amputation of his right index finger and tip of his right thumb. His middle finger was also severely damaged by the accident. Since the accident JPP has fought through this obstacle and shows great dedication to the New York Giants. Pierre Paul has used a variety of rehab tools to help better his condition which include soft putty for pinching and squeezing exercises, hand grippers to work individual fingers, pinch pins for coordination and playing basketball to apply impact to his hand. Recently JPP has stepped up his game and has shown Giants fans that he is still a threat to opposing offenses. In week 12 against the Browns he earned the title of defensive player of the week with 7 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 forced fumble and a 43 yard fumble recovery for a touchdown. It is clear that JPP is still a valuable player to the Ny Giants roster and is definitely one of a kind.