Death, Taxes, and Dallas in Week 1
It seems like an NFL tradition that the Giants and Cowboys face off to start the season. After taking a year off, the tradition is back. This game being at Dallas will be tough for the Giants. The crowd will be pumped and Zeke will be well-rested. After, however, the Giants face off against Buffalo, Tampa Bay, and Washington. All three of these games are winnable, especially with two of the three being at home. Overall, the first month of the schedule is manageable.
December to Remember
The final month of the schedule wraps with Miami, Washington, and Philly twice. Philadelphia on a Monday night is quite possibly the worst case scenario. After that, the Giants should get an easy game against a Miami team who will most likely be more focused on their draft stock rather than the playoffs. Not to mention December in New York is much different than in Miami. By the time they come to town, their Mitzmagic will be over. The Giants then wrap up the season against two division rivals. Two crucial games if they were to make a playoff push.
The Giants are slated to play in three-night games this year and unfortunately, all three are verse playoff teams including the Super Bowl champion Patriots. The other two are blueblood rivals in the Cowboys and Eagles. The Patriots game will have a great story in Eli and Brady’s last matchup, but the product on the field will be pretty one-sided. Philadelphia has been a problem for the Giants the past few years and I don’t expect things to get better on a Monday night. Their only hope is home against Dallas week 9 on Monday night.