My email to Bill Simmons that makes perfect sense.
Well, the Giants have apparently rock bottom, and have almost no one believing in them. Hell, I'm a Giants fan and don't believe in them. But because I don't believe in the Giants, I believe their playoff clinching scenario will actually happen. For 14 weeks, even you and Cousin Sal believed they were toying with everyone hoping no one would believe in them. Well you and everyone else weren't buying it then. Finally this week you declared them decapitated and dead. This is eerie similar to Jimmy Johnson prematurely "putting a fork" in them. You might be fueling the playoff berth yourself.
Lets look at what needs to transpire.
The Bears must lose to the Lions. The best team the Bears beat were the Colts. They have zero signature wins, and lets be honest their offense SUCKS. Last meeting with the Lions was a 13-7 win in favor of the Bears. They most recently had lost 5 of 6 before barely surviving against the (Ryan?) Lindley led Cardinals. The Lions have lost 7 straight and are 4-11. However they have lost 9 games by only 1 possession. (Counting losses by 8 pts) They have an offense that can move the ball and score. If Stafford doesn't gift wrap turnovers and the Lions take a lead, good night Bears.
Packers need to beat the Vikings. Do we really believe that the Packers will squander the 2nd seed up against the likes of Christian Ponder?
Redskins must beat the Cowboys. RGIII will be one week healthier. The Cowboys oline stinks. Jason Garrett is prime for one his coaching brain farts. Sorry Jerry, maybe next year.
Giants of course must beat the Eagles. For some reason, I think is the game most likely to not fall in the Giants favor. However, since NOONE believes in them, we can expect a spanking by the Giants.
So use this knowledge and parlay the money lines of all these games. Late Sunday night, there will be millions of 49ers fans dreading to see the New York Giants one more time. But if you lose, you can take solace in knowing the Patriots don't have to play them in the Super Bowl.