Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants quarterbackEli Manning
(10) reacts after throwing an interception during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Let’s take this one game at a time, shall we?
Week 1: September 8th @ Detroit Lions
Can the Lions bounce back from a mediocre season? With Calvin Johnson getting much needed help from Golden Tate, the Lions once again become contenders if they are able to draft a defensive playmaker to go along with Suh on that side of the ball. The Giants are still trying to build team chemistry, but they keep it close. Lions get revenge for last season’s playoff elimination and win 28-24.
Week 2: September 14th versus Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals are a good team. So much so that I believe they are number two in the NFC West behind the Seattle Seahawks. They were lost offensively for the first half of the season, but seemed to get into a nice groove late to accompany their already great defense. They added a nice, young LT in Jared Veldheer to protect Carson Palmer and they’ll be looking to prove to the Niners and Seahawks that they are a team to be feared. Cardinals win in a more convincing fashion 24-10.
Week 3: September 21st versus Houston Texans
The Texans will have a new head coach and a new starting quarterback. That is not exactly the recipe for success, but their defense is still very good and will keep them in this game. The Giants won’t allow them to win though, not after dropping the first two games of the season. Fluster the rookie QB and they have this game in lockdown mode. The question is who is going to rush the passer? Giants find a way to win 17-10.
Week 4: September 25th @ Washington Redskins
The Redskins at home will always be a tough test, no matter how good the team is. The major situation going into this game is the health of RGIII, but even that won’t be able to slow down the Giants who make a statement out of this game. Giants win 28-13.
Week 5: October 5th versus Atlanta Falcons
Another must win game for the G-Men. The Falcons, like the Texans, are looking to bounce back after a horrific season. They have two stud receivers and an established quarterback, so expect this to be a harder game then the Texans. The home crowd gets the nod though, as the Giants scrape out a win 30-27.
Week 6: October 12th @ Philadelphia Eagles
Ah, Sunday night football, don’t you love it? Well not after this night, as the Eagles play on their home turf and will be looking to prove to the rest of the division that they are still kings. Eagles show out in front of their home crowd to win 24-17.
Week 7: October 19th @ Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys are in a state of disarray, and will be looking like it on the gridiron. Tony Romo throws a couple of picks and it’s a ball game (whats new?) Giants win rather comfortably on the road, 27-14.
Week 8: BYE