NY Giants have been screwed by NFL schedule-makers the last decade
Over the past decade, the NY Giants have played more games with less time to prepare and been less rested than their opponents than any team in the NFL
The NY Giants haven’t made the NFL Playoffs in four years, and will learn Wednesday what the path back to the postseason will be when the NFL releases the 2021 schedule, but what is already known is just how inequitable New York’s schedule has been over the past decade.
In a graphic compiled by Warren Sharp, of Sharp Football analysis, it is clear that the NY Giants have gotten the short-end of the stick when it comes to preparation time, rest time, and consideration to player health and safety since 2011.
Over that time frame, the NY Giants played 39 games when they had less rest than their opponents and had 24 fewer days to prepare for the game than their foe that week. Just 26 times since 2011 did the Giants have more rest than their opponents, and they also played a league-high 16 games on short weeks … on the road.
Will this year’s schedule be any different, or more favorable for the NY Giants?
Obviously, in the first 17-game season in NFL history, head coach Joe Judge and the NY Giants hope to get a fairer shake when their schedule is released, but as the graphic below illustrates; they haven’t gotten one in quite some time:
Matt Lombardo is FanSided’s National NFL Insider, and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday. Email Matt: Matthew.Lombardo@FanSided.com, Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattLombardoNFL