Nov 24, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiverVictor Cruz
(80) reacts after catching a long pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the fourth quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. The Cowboys defeated the Giants 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Everyone loves predictions. This is why the entire offseason is filled with mock drafts until the fabulous draft day finally arrives. Fans and writers alike revel in, what could be, the future of the team. Predictions (drafts or not) are frequently wildly incorrect, but it never hurts to dust off the old crystal ball and try. So here are the New York Giants 2014 season predictions.
The first thing that every fan cares about is if their team will be playing in the heralded postseason tournament. Well, Giants fans are in luck. Not because the Giants have a world-beater group (to be honest, nobody knows how well the team is going to play with all the new additions), but simply because everyone in the NFC East is ripe for the picking.
THE NFC EAST
There is not one legitimate Super Bowl threat in the division, and the champion from last year — the Philadelphia Eagles — lost their number one receiver. The Giants are thoroughly experienced in going far in the postseason as underdogs and don’t require a path paved in gold in order come out on top.
This might be another one of those years for the Giants, as everyone in the division has a killer schedule with lackluster teams.
The Cowboys are so dysfunctional right now with Jerry Jones ruining that organization that it’s hard to see them ever going far with him calling the shots. However, they do have one of the top three receivers in the game in Dez Bryant, so they always have that chance to steal wins. Newly acquired shutdown cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will face the tall order of containing him twice.
The Redskins are another dysfunctional team that compromised their future by gambling on Robert Griffin III. Don’t get me wrong, RGIII is a fantastic quarterback — when healthy. Their defense last season was horrendous to say the least, and I see them competing for last place in the division again with the Cowboys. Griffin needs to take more deep shots with DeSean Jackson lining up outside.
The Philadelphia Eagles are a strange team to predict. They let go of their best receiver because of alleged “off-field problems” and have no one to replace him. I am assuming they will definitely draft one this May, the question is who? Other than letting go of DJAX, the Eagles did a good job of getting some quality players, including Darren Sproles, who should be one of the most dangerous players in the division in Chip Kelly’s system.