Giants are still trending toward the #1 pick in the draft. They have a 5.5 game advantage over OAK in tiebreak. Lose to SF, and NYG are very likely #1, unlikely #2. Beat SF, and NYG are most likely #3, possibly #4 or #5.
Number in parenthesis is # of games back in SOS, e.g. -5.5 means the Giants SOS is 5.5 games weaker than the listed team which (if continued) would have them pick ahead of that team in case of a tie. So negative numbers are good for picking ahead in case of a tie, and positive numbers are bad.
1. NYG 1-7
2. OAK 1-7 (-5.5)
3. SF 2-7 (+0.5)
4. BUF 2-7 (-3)
5. ARI 2-6 (-3)
6. CLE 2-6-1 (-8)*
7. NYJ 3-6 (+4)
8. DEN 3-6 (-2.5)
9. IND 3-5 (+4.5)
10. DAL (traded to OAK) 3-5 (-0.5)**
11. DET 3-5 (0)
12. JAC 3-5 (-3)
13. TB 3-5 (-5.5)
*NYG or CLE would have to play a tie game for this tiebreaker to be relevant
**Tiebreak comes down to comparison of two NYG opponents (CHI and SF) with two DAL opponents (SEA and DET)
This does not take into account that there are future games that automatically add 1 win and 1 loss to SOS (i.e. when two teams on a teamís schedule play each other). Iíll start doing that around week 12.
Games this week:
LAC at OAK BUF at NYJ ARI at KC ATL at CLE (DEN bye) JAC at IND WAS at TB