Jan 1, 2017; Landover, MD, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws the ball against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The Giants won 19-10. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Playoff Eli will do enough

In an undeniably poor season from Eli Manning and the entire Giants offense, the thought of the team emerging as a scoring machine come playoff time seems ridiculous even to the most die-hard Giants fan.

However, there’s a lot of evidence to suggest Eli can do just enough to get the Giants a win.

Manning was just barely outplayed by Rodgers in their first meeting, and while the Giants offense has gotten healthier closer to the end of the season, the Green Bay defense has lost starters on a regular basis.

This is the same Green Bay defense that ranks 20th in DVOA according to Football Outsiders, 22nd against the pass, and 14th against the run. Expect Eli to make some plays against a unit that is mediocre at best.

Billy Nayden is an SMU Mustang from Connecticut born and raised on New York sports. Avid fan of nearly every sport from MMA to handball. His heart is in NYC, but Billy has seen games on multiple continents, and has frequented arenas ranging from high school gyms to world class meccas.