Analysis: The Giants like to make life difficult for themselves, especially in the NFC East. Over the last few seasons, the Giants have had opportunity after opportunity to take the division by a strangle hold, but have either failed to do so or gave their fans heart attacks while doing so. Two years ago it was that December afternoon against the Eagles, where the Giants failed to take a hold on the division and eventually ended up missing the playoffs because of it. Last year, they lost four straight after a 6-2 start and sat at 7-7 before winning on the final night of the season against the Cowboys. This season, the Giants currently sit at 7-4 and have a 2 game lead over the Redskins, who are 5-6 and a 1.5 game lead over the Cowboys. A win Monday night against Washington would put the Giants as the No. 3 seed in the NFC and give them a 2 game lead over Dallas with just four to play, and no meetings between the two remaining.