The Giants 2015 season is over, and they didn't even get a chance to take the field to keep it alive. The Giants needed the Philadelphia Eagles to defeat the Washington Redskins on Saturday night in order to give Big Blue a chance to capture the division IF they won their final two games of the regular season.
Now it doesn't matter. The Redskins manhandled the Eagles 38-24 on Saturday behind another big night by quarterback Kirk Cousins and tight end Jordan Reed to capture the franchises first division title since 2012. Cousins, who will best be remembered for screwing up a spike play just before the half, threw for 365 yards and four touchdowns in the win. Meanwhile Reed was a monster, hauling in nine balls for 129 yards and two scores.
Even former Indianapolis Colt receiver, Pierre Garcon got into the act with 80 yards receiving and touchdown.
For the Giants this is a lesson learned. Never rely on other teams to do your dirty work. The Giants had a great opportunity this year with both Dallas and Philadelphia struggling to take over this division and blew it big time. From five late blown leads to the Odell Beckham fiasco the Giants don't deserve to be a playoff team this year.
While it doesn't matter what the Giants do the next two games, it would help them to move forward with an 8-8 finish to this nightmarish year. However, Tom Coughlin and maybe even GM Jerry Reese might be out of their jobs come January 4. This will be the the fourth straight season the Giants missed the playoffs, and this season has been the most excruciating to watch.
Big changes are coming for Big Blue in the New Year.