The NY Giants certainly made their mark during the 2022 season. For the first time since 2016, they made it to the postseason and for the first time since Superbowl XLVI, they won a playoff game.
But, can they do it again? Can the Giants keep that momentum and transfer it to another solid season in 2023? Did they do enough this offseason to keep them in the playoff hunt? Has the NFC East gotten any better, or how about the rest of the NFC for that matter?
The Giants have made a flurry of offseason moves since last season ended. Some players have signed elsewhere, but many players have taken their talents to East Rutherford via general manager Joe Schoen striking deals. With all of that said, here's three reasons why we think the G-Men will get back to the playoffs next winter:
3. The Giants will overcome their tough list of opponents
It all comes down to whether or not the Giants can keep their winning ways from last season and translate it to another winning season in 2023. The NFL has yet to release the upcoming schedule for all 32 teams, but we do know which opponents the Giants will be facing next season.
The Giants have the third-toughest schedule in terms of how teams did last season. Of course, a lot has changed since then, with many big names switching teams this offseason. This may be concerning, but keep in mind just how tough of a road the Giants had to face last season on their route to the playoffs. The showings against Tennessee, Baltimore, Green Bay in London, and Jacksonville were certainly hard-earned wins.
Some tricky games from the schedule above are the MetLife neighbors the New York Jets, the cross-state rival Buffalo Bills, and the high-powered offense of the San Francisco 49ers. Those three are certainly tough tests in themselves, but we also need to not forget just how tough the NFC East was last season. Nearly all four teams made the playoffs, with Washington being the only outlier despite having a respectable 8-8-1 record. Regardless of all that, NY will find a way to get things done.