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Giants prediction laughable after everything goes wrong in disastrous season

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Giants beat Redskins, lock in No. 2 draft pick (0:49)

ESPN's Jordan Ranaan says even though the Giants finished the season 3-13, they walked away with a bigger victory today as they secured a coveted position in the 2018 draft. (0:49)

The New York Giants ended their season Sunday with a win over the Washington Redskins. Here’s a look back at how I predicted their season would unfold.

My predicted record: 10-6

Giants' actual record: 3-13

How I fared: Big difference between what was predicted and what happened. Consider this a complete whiff. Remember back when I thought the Giants would finish as the league’s top-ranked defense? Seems like forever ago. They came close to finishing as the league’s worst defense. It went bad from the start this season. Instead of opening 3-2 as I expected, they were 0-5 … and then lost Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall. Anything that could go wrong, did go wrong. The Giants finished with the 31st-ranked defense and were 31st in points scored on offense. Hard to win that way. It wasn’t a huge surprise they couldn’t score (especially after losing Beckham), but the defensive collapse was stunning. That was supposed to be the unit that carried this team. That kind of flop is how you go from having a team with playoff aspirations to one weighing what do with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft. And nobody, especially me, saw it coming.