Dec 6, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; New York Giants linebacker Carter Coughlin (49) tackles Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the fourth quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants now have a four-game winning streak, and their latest win is easily the most impressive win by an NFC East team this season. New York went into Seattle as a 10.5-point underdog, and upset the Seahawks 17-15. That’s with Colt McCoy starting at quarterback (Daniel Jones has a hamstring injury), against Russell Wilson.

Now, McCoy didn’t do much, completing 13-of-22 passes for 105 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. But the Giants’ running game was terrific, with 31 carries for 190 yards (6.1 AVG) and a touchdown. And this is all without Saquon Barkley, who tore his ACL earlier in the season. Wayne Gallman had 16 carries for 135 yards (8.4 AVG), and Alfred Morris — yes, Alfred Morris — had eight carries for 39 yards and a touchdown (he also had a receiving touchdown).

And the Giants’ defense was outstanding. Seattle only scored one touchdown, which didn’t come until there were six minutes left. The pass-rush consistently rattled Russell Wilson, tallying five sacks — 2.5 from Leonard Williams — and 10 quarterback hits.

After starting 0-5, the Giants are now 5-7. Hey, that may not sound like much, but it’s good enough to be in sole possession of first place in the NFC East!

Five Thirty Eight now gives the Giants a very nice 69% chance to win the NFC East. The schedule remains tough for Joe Judge’s squad over the next three weeks, though: vs the Arizona Cardinals (6-6), vs the Cleveland Browns (9-3), and at the Baltimore Ravens (6-5), before a Week 17 game vs the Dallas Cowboys (3-8).

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