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Thoughts on the schedule

bigbluefan85 : 5/4/2018 5:47 pm
I know you can never truly judge a schedule until the season starts. But what's everyone's thoughts? It looks brutal to me especially early. Barkley better be ready!
I used to pay attention to the ďon paperĒ degree  
Big Blue '56 : 5/4/2018 5:54 pm : link
of difficulty. I no longer pay all that much attention because it only matters AT THE TIME you play a given opponent
A year ago at this time  
Gatorade Dunk : 5/4/2018 5:56 pm : link
Fans of other teams were looking at the Giants on their schedule and expecting a tough matchup. We all know how that played out.
For a team with a last place schedule,  
Simms11 : 5/4/2018 5:58 pm : link
it looks extremely difficult. The only saving grace is thereís very few west coast trips, the Bye is right in the middle and we get some of the tougher opponents at home. You never know though. Teams arenít always what they were the year before, for various reasons; players are, injuries, new coaches, players departing in Free Agency, new Free Agents that are not what they were on another team.

I will say this, on paper this team looks pretty good. Problem is depth in most areas and so we need to stay healthy to have a good season. I think that goes without saying, but itís a major factor for us.

If this team can take care of business at home and possibly steal a few on the road, we could get back to the playoffs.
Iím more worried  
NikkiMac : 5/4/2018 5:58 pm : link
about the OL and Eli , if they play well and the defense stops the run and can get some pass rush we should be all right.......
Schedule maker  
old man : 5/4/2018 5:59 pm : link
Loves us.

However, he saddles the Pats with Bergen Catholic.
RE: A year ago at this time  
Route 9 : 5/4/2018 6:11 pm : link
In comment 13954712 Gatorade Dunk said:
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Fans of other teams were looking at the Giants on their schedule and expecting a tough matchup. We all know how that played out.


Despite starting the season 0-5, 3 of those Giants losses weren't gimme wins for the other team. Philly, Tampa and LA all won by one posession with a 4th quarter comeback.

Philly and Tampa Bay games were lost on the final play.
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Route 9 : 5/4/2018 6:13 pm : link
Hell even the Lions game on MMF was 17-10 going into the 4th and they tacked on a special teams TD on a punt return.
RE: For a team with a last place schedule,  
Gatorade Dunk : 5/4/2018 6:14 pm : link
In comment 13954717 Simms11 said:
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it looks extremely difficult. The only saving grace is thereís very few west coast trips, the Bye is right in the middle and we get some of the tougher opponents at home. You never know though. Teams arenít always what they were the year before, for various reasons; players are, injuries, new coaches, players departing in Free Agency, new Free Agents that are not what they were on another team.

I will say this, on paper this team looks pretty good. Problem is depth in most areas and so we need to stay healthy to have a good season. I think that goes without saying, but itís a major factor for us.

If this team can take care of business at home and possibly steal a few on the road, we could get back to the playoffs.

There's really no "last place schedule" anymore. Each team's previous year standings only affect 2 of the 16 games on their slate. The other 14 games are the same for all teams within any given division.
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Route 9 : 5/4/2018 6:17 pm : link
I think the Giants could steal a couple early on. Better hope Blake Bortles doesn't light up Met life on a humid summer day.

And Dallas is a who knows matchup.
One at  
Photoguy : 5/4/2018 6:43 pm : link
a time. I'm not going to concern myself with it. We should know within the first month what kind of season it will be.
RE: Iím more worried  
lecky : 5/4/2018 7:42 pm : link
In comment 13954718 NikkiMac said:
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about the OL and Eli , if they play well and the defense stops the run and can get some pass rush we should be all right.......


That sums it up....for pretty much every team in the NFL
My optimistic thought is this:  
Knee of Theismann : 5/4/2018 7:45 pm : link
If we can get through the first half of the season 4-4, we're not in bad shape. Because as long as everything isn't completely on fire like it was halfway through last season, maybe the players really buy into Shurmur's plan and things start to come together down the stretch... we go 5-2 from there, setting up a win-and-in game for us against Dallas in MetLife. Eli leads a game winning drive (just as he did to get his first win as a starter in 2004), completing a 10-6 season and an epic comeback-of-the-year player type of season. Giants ride the momentum to win in the wild-card round. Maybe they even put up a good fight against whoever the divisional round opponent is, but even in my wildest dreams I don't think this team could make it to the super bowl. I would love to see either an Eli vs. Ben super bowl or one last Brady rematch before Eli retires (as long as we would win haha), but that's a pipe dream.
Hard to believe the schedule  
GmeninPSL : 5/4/2018 8:26 pm : link
makers did not have the Giants play back-to-back games at home or 3 of 4 at home like past years. I suppose if you look at the glass half full, they don't have any back-to-back away games either. But's it's nice to have some home cookin' for a few weekends or over a 14-20 day stretch during the season.

I say Eli gets his 3rd ring. I have an east coast/west coast super bowl in New York vs. LA
Eli gets his 3rd ring against Philip Rivers. This is my prediction on this spring night of May.
Tough schedule,  
oldog : 5/4/2018 8:27 pm : link
sixteen games.
It the NFL  
joeinpa : 5/4/2018 9:00 pm : link
It s suppose to be a tough schedule. A team can t expect to be in contention late in the season if they can t beat good teams.

This team is committed to winning now, that means their suppose to be the tough game on their opponents schedule
All comes down to the OL  
WillVAB : 5/4/2018 9:02 pm : link
Just like last year. If the OL plays at the level theyíre capable of playing, this team team will compete. The HC and DC know what theyíre doing schematically. Thereís plenty of playmakers on offense. The talent on defense is underrated.
Last season doesn't matter, what matters is this season and how well  
SterlingArcher : 5/4/2018 9:03 pm : link
teams play this season.
Cant wait!  
bigbluefan85 : 5/4/2018 10:23 pm : link
Love the optimism on this site week 1 can't get here soon enough!!
Can 85  
joeinpa : 5/5/2018 8:43 am : link
How about this for optimism. I m very confident Giants open with a win against Jacksonville.
I think  
bigbluefan85 : 5/5/2018 10:27 am : link
I think you're 100% right. I think they come out and beat the Jaguars at their own game! Ground and pound baby!
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