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Chargers: Can set the table for the Giants

This afternoon as everyone knows, the Chargers will be facing our favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys.

And like most also know — Tony Romo and the ‘Boys have a losing record in December. Romo’s career record being 5 – 9 during this month. While another loss for the Cowboys here can catapult the Eagles and Giants into control of the NFC East — it was the Giants sweep of the Cowboys last week that give NY the most upside to winning their game against the Eagles tonight.

While Tony Romo hast lost nearly twice as many times as he’s won in the month of December, what many don’t realize is that his competition today has an untarnished and incredibly impressive record for nearly the same stretch of time as Romo. Yes…

Philip Rivers is 15-0 in December.

That is an incredible stat, and as Giants fans we should now collectively have that warm and fuzzy feeling inside as we prepare for tonight’s festivities. It could very well be that the Giants enter tonights game with a shot to take over first place of the NFC East.

John Fennelly of NY Giants Blog eloquently explained the situation earlier this week for those that don’t understand how this all works. Here are Fennelly’s best case scenarios:

If the Giants win this week and the Cowboys lose to San Diego, all three teams will be 8-5. The Giants would have the tiebreaker over Philadelphia and Dallas with a 3-1 record vs those teams. Dallas is 1-2 thus far and Philly would be 2-2.

If the Giants and Cowboys win this week, the Giants would pull ahead of the Eagles in second place. Dallas would be 9-4 and the Giants and Eagles would be tied at 8-5, but the Giants would have the tiebreaker.

And if the Giants lose:

If the Giants lose, they will be 7-6 and the Eagles will be 9-4. First place would hinge on what Dallas does vs San Diego. Dallas would stay in first with a victory and drop to second with a loss. The Giants would go into the wild card pool where their main rivals would be either Philly or Dallas and the Green Bay Packers (8-4).

So the point of all this is – not only are the Giants are in control of their destiny, underdogs where they like it, and poised to get their revenge in a storied rivalry… but they have a shot to win this game and reclaim the #1 spot in the NFC East. From there, the playoff picture for the Giants comes evermore into focus.

It all starts with a win tonight in the Meadowlands, and the Giants certainly have a shot to win.

See you tonight on the Twitter feed.

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