As strange and unusual as this season was, it ultimately was not so strange and so unusual that it included the Giants becoming the team with the worst record that might qualify for the playoffs.
All the Giants could do Sunday afternoon was all they could do, which was finding a way to win their final regular-season game and then hope for the best. They did their part, beating the rival Cowboys 23-19 at rainy MetLife Stadium. As they left the field, the Giants did not know if the victory was a fond goodbye or a springboard.
It did not shake out the way the Giants needed it to, as later in the evening, Washington defeated the Eagles 20-14, securing the NFC East title for Washington (7-9) and leaving the Giants (6-10) in second place, the first season for head coach Joe Judge over and done with.