It’s incredible that this is true, but every team in the NFC East still has a shot at winning the division with just two weeks left in the regular season despite not a single team having a winning record. The New York Giants are still very much alive at 5-9 as they try to chase down the division-leading Washington Football Team that sits at 6-8.
Well, the Giants were alive until head coach Joe Judge decided to bad mouth Christmas ahead of their matchup against the Ravens on Sunday.
During an appearance on ‘Good Morning Football’ on Wednesday, Judge made it clear that he isn’t focused on Christmas at all and only focused on Baltimore. He went as far as to say “let’s forget about Christmas.”
Joe Judge on @gmfb: "With all due respect to Christmas, let's forget about Christmas for a little while and focus on the Ravens."
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) December 23, 2020
Nobody bad mouths Christmas and gets away with it. The Giants are already 10.5 point underdogs to Baltimore, but after this comment, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the line move even further because New York simply has no chance after this move from Judge.
It’s coach speak, but you have to keep Christmas out of it.
The reaction to Judge’s comments was a bit of a mixed bag, but they were all consistently funny.
Joe Judge's kids don't get presents because he can't game plan and think about Christmas at the same time.
— Michael T. Brown (@ChuckBurly) December 23, 2020
Can't believe the NFL is trying to cancel Christmas.
— The Armdancer (@TheArmdancer) December 23, 2020
The Giants have to beat the Ravens to stay alive in the NFC East race. If Washington beats Carolina and the Giants lose to Baltimore, New York is eliminated from the playoff chase.