1. Week 6 vs. the Baltimore Ravens
By far the toughest home game the Giants will have to play in 2022 is Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens last season were hit hard with injuries, missing many key players. This included star quarterback Lamar Jackson. Baltimore finished the year 8-9, missing out on the playoffs.
The shocking news in Baltimore’s offseason was the firing of defensive coordinator Don Martindale. This was a shock to the Ravens fanbase and the media as a whole, as Martindale ran a highly rated defense for Baltimore for four years.
Fortunately for the Giants, Martindale was hired as defensive coordinator to play a part in head coach Brian Daboll’s vision for the Giants moving forward. Last season was a disappointment for Baltimore, as they were never expected to go 8-9 and not push for the AFC North title. That should never be the case with Jackson running the offense.
A notable departure for Baltimore was wide receiver Marquise Brown, who was traded to the Arizona Cardinals for a first-round pick. The Ravens are still a competitive team in the NFL and both sides of the ball have seen improvements, but their defense is going to be a problem for many teams that they will come up against.
After all, they still have Jackson, one of the best quarterbacks in the league, who the team’s offense is entirely built around to suit his skillset. The Ravens will be back and healthy as a competitive team in the NFL again, and they are the toughest team the Giants will have to face over in East Rutherford.