The Giants know the playoffs are possible, and they believe they can do their own part and win out to improve their odds from below one percent currently to having a realistic shot.

“We still have a chance,” Sterling Shepard said Monday, with just the Titans (7-6), Colts (7-6) and Cowboys (8-5) to go on the schedule. “So guys are still fighting around here like we do.”

“Anything’s possible,” Alec Ogletree said, with the Giants (5-8) rolling to four wins in their last five since the bye. “But in order for us to have a shot, we have to win out. So our focus is gonna be on Tennessee this week.”

“It’s not impossible,” tight end Evan Engram said.

There is a reason that head coach Pat Shurmur doesn’t want to “do the math” on the Giants’ playoff scenarios: It’s almost mathematically impossible for them to pull off. They already are out of the division race.

Sterling Shepard and Giants still have faith a playoff run is possible. (Patrick Semansky / AP)

The Giants not only must win out — one loss and they’re done — but a crazy amount of dominoes also have to fall in exactly the right way for them to secure one of the NFC’s two Wild Card berths.

How outlandish is it? Consider: The Giants’ playoff chances would rise to no higher than five percent entering Week 16, even if every other NFC team vying for a wild-card lost in Week 15, per’s NFL playoff predictor.

That said, there is a way. In fact, that Week 15 scenario isn’t unrealistic.

The teams the Giants really have to worry about are the Seahawks (7-5), Vikings (6-5-1), Panthers (6-7), Eagles (6-7), Washington (6-7) and Packers (5-7-1).

Seattle might pull away for the first wild-card spot. But in Week 15, they play at San Fran, the Vikings host the Dolphins, the Panthers face the Saints, the Eagles are at the L.A. Rams, Washington is at Jacksonville, and the Packers visit the Bears.

It’s not crazy to think the majority could lose this coming week’s games.

“We still have a chance, so guys are still fighting around here like we do.”

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More importantly, the Giants are heating up while many of those other teams are fading.

The Panthers, who own the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Giants, are in total freefall having lost five straight, most recently to the Browns. So is Washington, which has lost four straight and is on its fourth-string quarterback, Josh Johnson.

The Packers already fired head coach Mike McCarthy and would fall behind a theoretical 8-8 Giants team with just one more loss, given Green Bay’s tie on its resume.

And that leaves the Eagles and Vikings, who each easily could slide further in the final weeks: Philly closes with the Rams, Texans and Washington; Minnesota meets the Dolphins, Lions and Bears.

The Giants, of course, understand how difficult it will be for all of this to break correctly for them.

Saquon Barkley said when asked about the playoffs: “Not even worried about it. My focus is just to not focus on the outside factors.”

Ogletree added: “We can’t worry about the playoffs,” because the Giants have to take care of business themselves, or none of it even matters.

“I’ve been in a situation where you come down the last few games of the season and if you don’t win out, you won’t give yourself a shot,” he said.

There is a good feeling in the locker room now, though, and confidence they can beat Tennessee, Indianapolis and Dallas to finish the year.

“It’s been a long year. For us to work hard all offseason and during the season and to finally start putting wins together, it feels good, so we just gotta continue to do that,” Ogletree said.

So all that has to happen now is the impossible.

And believe it or not, it isn’t yet out of reach.

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