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History Says New York Giants Will Thrive in 2013

Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz and Eli Manning at Practice

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Everyone knows that the future cannot exclusively be judged by the past. However, looking at the New York Giants 2013 schedule, it is difficult to not get at least little excited.

Out of the team’s 13 unique opponents in 2013, the Giants have won nine out of their most recent matchups, losing only four. In these games, they have averaged nearly 29 points per game, with their opponents scoring under 14. When your team’s point spread is +15 per game in its most recent battles with upcoming opponents, there’s good reason to expect big things in the near future.

What’s even better for the team is that its production last season, despite not making the playoffs, suggests that these numbers are no fluke. Last year, the Giants had nearly the same exact averages against NFC opponents, going 8-4, scoring almost 29 points per game, and allowing 16.

These facts suggesting a big season for the Giants should not come as a surprise. With Eli Manning entering the peak of his career, offseason additions of Louis Murphy and Brandon Myers, and Victor Cruz nearing a deal, the team’s passing game looks to be better than ever.  This is of course in addition to Hakeem Nicks and Rueben Randle, who are both primed to put up big numbers this season.

The Giants obviously have a fantastic recent history, winning two Super Bowls in the last six years. With picks like Justin Pugh, Johnathan Hankins, and Ryan Nassib, the team is also prepared for a successful future. Right now, the only thing left to be seen is how much damage can be done in the present.

Jacob Klein is a New York Giants writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @jacobk819 or add him to your network on Google