As a result, their lead over the Green Bay Packers is down to a single game, with two remaining to be played in the regular season. Those numbers have powered the Giants to winning seven of their past eight games, despite a recent slump by quarterback Eli Manning.
The Giants are now 10-4 and they are on the verge of clinching a playoff spot, and a victory on December 23 against the Philadelphia Eagle would gift them that playoff spot. The line immediately became much better and held their own against the Lions rushing attack. Meanwhile, the New York Giants continue to chase the division and conference leading Dallas Cowboys.
Depending on the result of that game and others around the league, Jenkins could conceivably sit out the finale against Washington on January 1, too.
A win by the Giants will also keep the Dallas Cowboys, whom NY upset Sunday night for the 2-0 head-to-head tiebreaker in the NFC East, from clinching the division.
As the Giants head into the final two games of the season, Apple and his team know what is at stake.
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Stafford finished 24-of-39 passing for 273 yards with no touchdowns, one interception and a passer rating of 71.8. Because the Giants have such a short turnaround, capped off with a Thursday night game against the Philadelphia Eagles, it's entirely possible Jenkins sits this week out.
"They're playing for a lot, we're playing for a lot", said Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who will be playing with an injured middle finger on his throwing hand. But Detroit could sustain nothing on offense and the Giants essentially sealed the outcome on Beckham's four-yard touchdown. "There was a couple of plays that I could have made on the ball".
Ultimately, it's the officials at fault for calling the drop a catch in the first place, but Caldwell's unwillingness to contest calls seems far too conservative, considering he hasn't come close to needing three or more in a game.
"He's gonna be cool, " Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie said after the game. So Washington has to lose two of their last three games to finish no better than 8-7-1.