The Giants had a tough tough road to the playoffs last year, and this year will be no different as they have been recognized as having the toughest strength of schedule in the NFL. Now you have all heard me say many times that it’s not who you play, but when you play them, and this will certainly hold true this coming season.
The one difference this coming season however is the amount of travel the Giants will be doing. Last season they had trips to Arizona, San Francisco, New Orleans, and Dallas besides the local trips to New England, Washington, and Philly. This season they travel to Atlanta, Carolina, Baltimore, Cincinnati, and San Francisco besides the standard Washington, Philly, and Dallas.
The Giants have no fear of the road as we know, but these quick trips up and down the East Coast are certainly more manageable than the cross country flying they have done in the recent past. Add to this the fact that they will be home for their final two pre-season games and their first two home games, the schedule becomes a bit easier to handle. SO, despite playing in one of the more competitive divisions in football, and taking it’s turn against the improved AFC North, the Giants do have some advantages in their favor this coming season.