Giants mentioned among biggest 'losers' from 2023 schedule release

NFC Divisional Playoffs - New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles
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There's a lot of angry NY Giants fans right now and it's of course due to the 2023 schedule that has been put in place for Brian Daboll and Co. While NY will start the year at home vs. the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1, things get quite rough after that.

Following that matchup with Dallas, seven of NY's next nine contests in '23 will be on the road. How in the world did the NFL give this the green light? It's no question going to be tricky for Daboll and Co. to overcome the schedule.

In a new piece from The Athletic, it's no surprise that they included the Giants on their list of losers from Thursday night.

The NY Giants first half of the 2023 season has fans quite upset

"Brian Daboll, the reigning coach of the year, already knew his sophomore campaign would come with a bevy of challenges, but he couldn’t have possibly forecast this scenario. Seven of the Giants’ first 10 games are on the road against the Cardinals, 49ers, Dolphins, Bills, Raiders, Cowboys and Commanders. And three of their home games in that opening stretch are against the Cowboys and Seahawks (two playoff teams from 2022), as well as Rodgers’ Jets. If the Giants can manage to tread water, they’ll have a chance to make a run in the second half, but that’s going to be a mighty task."

Jeff Howe

Things 100 percent are going to be rocky for the Giants to start the season. If they can record a win over Dallas, a game they're already underdogs for, it could set the tone for the rest of the campaign. It'd be huge for Daniel Jones' confidence too.

Things won't be overly complicated against the Cardinals in Week 2, but the Week 3 tilt at San Francisco will be. The Sunday Night Football matchup vs. Buffalo could prove to be the most difficult showdown of the regular season as well.

With all of that said, the second half of the season is much easier for the G-Men, with five of their last seven games taking place at MetLife Stadium. If the G-Men can ride the storm out early on, then people will be quite confident in them posting 10+ wins and getting back to the postseason. The NFL did them no favors with their terrible schedule, though.

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