Yeah, things look bleak: bad loss to Detroit, injuries piling up, & a tough schedule on the horizon. I'm not disputing those facts.
But here's what I think: we're going to get reinforcement in Neal, Bellinger, Azeez, & the X-Man back soon. Getting Neal & Bellinger back will be big for the offense. No offense to Phillips or Peart, but Neal is superior to both. And Bellinger was one of our biggest weapons on offense before he got injured. The Xavier absence can't be understated; he wasn't having a 2021 like season, but he's an integral cog of our defense. No offense to Belton-who is a rookie-but that's quite a gap between the two. I guess the big ? is Azeez, but one can hope he returns & makes a difference down the stretch.
Also, I'm confident in this coaching staff putting these men in a position to succeed. This is a top notch coaching staff that is doing a helluva job considering the talent-or lack thereof-on this roster. We've been in each game; even vs. the Lions, the game wasn't over until Hodgins fumble.
We got 7 games left. Thanksgiving is going to be tough, but Dallas is a weird team & perhaps due for a letdown after that beating vs. the Vikes. The Eagles have come back to Earth these last two weeks. WFT is coming on, but I'm not sold on their QB & we ALWAYS seem to have their #. The Vikes are similar to us in that they usually play close games & I expect the same when they play us. The Colts are playing hard for Saturday now, but I don't know if that'll still be the case on New Year's Day.
I think we 2-2 in our 4 vs. Philly & WFT & beat the Colts to finish 10-7 & snag a WC spot.
I refuse to wave the white flag on this season that has brought a lot of fun. Fuck it. All in. Go Giants!