Dec 15, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin looks on against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Week 9: November 3rd versus Indianapolis Colts
The Giants come into this game fresh off the BYE week and will be looking to keep pace or pass the Eagles for first place in the division. They bask in the lights of prime time and steal a game from the Colts. 20-17.
Week 10: November 9th @ Seattle Seahawks
Seattle at home in front of their raucous crowd. Need I say more? Seahawks win 21-10.
Week 11: November 16th versus San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco will be looking to keep pace in the best division in football, and it is a must win game for them. Even at home, that Niners defense is able to force/capitalize on Eli Manning miscues and take this game. Niners win 27-17 at MetLife Stadium.
Week 12: November 23rd versus Dallas Cowboys
Another primetime game against a division opponent. Thankfully, the Cowboys still look shaky, and the Giants easily make a statement to the division on their home field. Giants win 17-10.
Week 13: November 30th @ Jacksonville Jaguars
As much improved as the Jaguars are, who is their QB? Even a rookie is going to have his struggles and the Giants have labeled this a must-win game on the road. Giants win with room to spare 30-13.
Week 14: December 7th @ Tennessee Titans
Another must win road game for the G-Men, but this time Jake Locker gets the best of them. I called one of these road games to be a trap game and take the Giants by surprise, and the Titans pull the upset 27-21.
Week 15: December 14th versus Washington Redskins
Washington is dead at this point of the season. Giants easily take this game for the fans at home. Giants win 21-7.
Week 16: December 21st @ St. Louis Rams
The Rams have a plethora of defensive pieces, and I believe Sam Bradford will take the next step in eliminating his “bust” label. Giants get swept by the NFC West in 2014, as the Rams win 27-24.
Week 17: December 28th versus Philadelphia Eagles
Playoffs or bust right? In front of the home crowd, this will most likely be the most important game of the season with the winner advancing to the postseason. This division just loves to do that, doesn’t it? I gave the Eagles the edge on their home court, and this time the Giants step up to the plate. Giants win 20-17 and keep LeSean McCoy under wraps.
Jints finish with a 9-7 mark and sneak into the playoffs.
And there you have it… predictions complete. The Giants will have a very hard path to reach the postseason, and must capitalize on intra-division play. The Giants love the underdog role, so who knows what they have in store…