The Giants are out of the playoffs.
On this, the final Sunday of the National Football League's regular season, everything that could have gone wrong for them went wrong. This afternoon, the Jets beat them, 27-21, on a touchdown with 37 seconds left, and the Philadelphia Eagles won their game. Tonight, the Los Angeles Rams won theirs. That put the Eagles and the Rams in the playoffs and eliminated the Giants.
Had the Giants beaten the Jets, they would have won their division title and made the playoffs. Even if the Giants lost, they would have won the division title and made the playoffs had the Eagles lost. And even if the Giants lost and the Eagles won, the Giants would have won a wild-card playoff berth if the favored 49ers beat the Rams in San Francisco.
Nothing worked out for the Giants. With less than five minutes remaining against the Jets, they completed a dramatic touchdown drive and led, 21-20. Then the Jets roared back and won in the dying seconds on Ken O'Brien's 5-yard touchdown pass to Al Toon.