New York Giants need to rebuild around this Tennessee Titans trade
By Will Lomas
Time for Titans and Giants to pull the trigger.
This week the Tennessee Titans won their game by 3 points, and the New York Giants lost their game by three points. That margin feels small, but history says that the gap between the two teams’ playoff chances is massive.
Now that the Titans are at 2-0, they have a great chance to make the playoff, and a win this weekend would make it very unlikely for them to miss the postseason.
On the other hand, the Giants are 0-2, and even when you don’t factor in the loss of their best player, they have a terrible chance of making the postseason.
How can I say this after just two weeks? Well, Justis Mosqueda has been on top of this for years and he has created an easy to read chart that helps you visualize what the odds are that your team will make the playoffs based on their record.
Using a decade of the most recent data, here is a look at what the odds to make the playoffs are including the new 14-team format.
So, let’s just accept that math as fact and look to the future of both of these teams. The Giants should be thinking about a way to make that offensive line better and it wouldn’t hurt to add some depth at running back to help with the recovery of Barkley in 2021.
The Titans should shift to a win-now mode, not sacrificing the future in a massive way or anything, but they should be considering moves to make the most of the statistical advantages of starting 2-0.
This all amounts to one thing that Titans fans have wanted for a long time. Bring Golden Tate home.