Glum Giants, Coughlin plot a strong stretch run after yet another division loss

Published December 04, 2012

| Associated Press

Despite having a one-game lead in the NFC East with four to go, the New York Giants may need to win out to make the playoffs

A frustrated Tom Coughlin made that assessment on Tuesday, knowing that the Giants' 17-16 loss to the Washington Redskins Monday did more than cut their division lead in half.

The defeat left them at a surprising 2-3 in the NFC East with one division game left — vs. Philadelphia in the season finale. If the Giants (7-5), the defending Super Bowl champions, finish tied with either Washington (6-6) or Dallas (6-6), the second tiebreaker after head-to-head matchups is division record.

The Giants split games with Dallas and Washington, and have already lost to last-place Philadelphia.

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