New York Giants: 5 Reasons For Optimism

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Nov 23, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin reacts against the Dallas Cowboys during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

3. The Giants Schedule Is Not Brutal:

The Giants don’t have an easy schedule. The Giants do have to play against a pretty talented AFC East. They have to play against the likes of Drew Brees and Tom Brady and Tony Romo this season. Though the Giants schedule isn’t brutal by any stretch of the imagination.

The Giants defense doesn’t have to go against a gauntlet of great quarterbacks this season. Jameis Winston is a rookie who may not shine right away in Tampa Bay. Tyrod Taylor and Ryan Fitzpatrick aren’t exactly getting me shaking in my boots. Cam Newton and Matt Ryan are good but they don’t have great teams around them. Other than the three quarterbacks mentioned in the first paragraph of this slide, who really scares you on the Giants schedule?

It’s not like the Giants have a powder puff schedule but the Giants could easily have a great season beating up on teams that aren’t contenders either. If a couple of those toss up games go the Giants way and they win the games that they should, the playoffs aren’t out of the question.

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