A Grim Year for New York Giants
A grim year for New York Giants ahead. The defending Super Bowl champs have a hard season ahead of them while Rex & Woody shored up their faltering defense with…Tim Tebow? The G-Men open up the season on a Wednesday
of all places against the Dallas
Cowboys. If there was one valuable lesson coming out the Jets locker room – you don’t get a trophy for trash talk – Jerry Jones missed it. If there were two valuable lessons coming out of Jets Nation – trash talk doesn’t scare the Giants – Jerry Jones missed that as well. Division rivalries are always hard to predict and these two teams hate each other.
After that the Giants have the Bucs, and aside from the Browns and Bengals, their season looks bleak. Granted, they’ve beaten the Niners and Packers in the post season, Big Blue lost against them in the regular season. The Skins swept the Giants last year and have only gotten better with the addition of RG3 in April. I wouldn’t take Carolina lightly either. I think the G-Men can beat them, but I wouldn’t take them lightly. They were 6-10 last year but Cam Newton is one year wiser if he’s anything.
The Giants will be touting their big fat rings and their big fat trophies, but all that bought them was a tougher schedule this year and a big fat bulls-eye on their backs. They didn’t make it to the post season in 2 years. Last year, Big Blue had to deal with the AFC East (which
they swept) and the NFC WEST (2-2). Not a very intimidating schedule, but they finished 9-7. The previous year they were 10-6 and didn’t make the playoffs. The NFC is highly competitive and you can’t rely on 9-7 getting to the post season. The Giants have a much harder schedule than the year before. You think they’ll win 9 games? Or 10?
Their bye comes on week 11 which you can say is somewhat merciful. After that, they’ve got what may turn out to be the toughest path to the end
of the season. Packers, Skins and Saints. I’ll give Big Blue the edge on Monday night at Washington, but the Pack and the Saints will probably keep Metlife Stadium as quiet as a tomb. Then it’s on the road to the Georgia Dome, probably the next best shot for a win, but that place will be loud and unforgiving. At Baltimore? No chance. By this point of
the the season, wins are a precious commodity. Baltimore will probably need the win in another late season race for the top spot in the AFC North, so they won’t be resting their starters. The Giants close out their season at home against the Eagles. Just an FYI, the New York Giants have never beaten the Philadelphia Eagles in Metlife stadium. That sounds more dramatic than 0-2, but it’s still saying something.