If the Giants do put together a season good enough to win the NFC East this year, it wont be because of defense.
Right now the Giants are at (-23) points on the season, meaning they have given up 23 more points then they scored, yet somehow can get into the playoffs with a win Sunday.
If they do manage to beat the Cowboys for the second time this season, they will play the following week at home vs either Atlanta or Detroit.
On the flip side, with the Giants beating the Jets last week, they eliminated the Eagles from makingthe playoffs. The Eagles hired anoffensive lineman to be their DC last season and most likely he wont be there again.
Which brings me to my point.
The Eagles will have the first shot to lure in highly coveted Steve Spagnuolo (if the Rams even fire him) to replace their current DC. Its all speculation now, but it makes sense.
So if we win and play in the playoffs, we may miss our shot at Spags for the future, and not only that, but he would go back to a division rival and make them a feirce defense once again.
If we do lose, there is almost no doubt in my mind Perry Fewell will get let go and replaced. In fact, the whole staff might be replaced. And what better of an option would it be to bring in the DC who helped the Giants win their 3rd Superbowl and turn the Giants defense into a nightmare for the opponent, instead of what they have right now which is a nightmare for the fans.