The New York Giants have a few glaring problems on its starting roster. Injuries to the team have really put a damper to the start of the season. The secondary lost defensive back Stevie Brown, and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is still battling ongoing back problems. On the offensive side, Victor Cruz is battling heel problems, and we will see how Justin Pugh works on the offensive line.
With all of those storylines and the way the Giants’ schedule starts off, it could be very possible that New York could be facing an 8-8 season. There is no easy win to start the first half of the season. Sunday night, the Giants head to Texas to face the Dallas Cowboys, and although the team is undefeated in the new stadium, a nicked up receiving corps and secondary does not give the Giants too much confidence heading into that prime time game.
After that, dates with the Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs await. Though the Panthers and Chiefs are no Cowboys and Broncos, dealing with Cam Newton throwing on a weak secondary is something that does not sound great, and who knows what to expect with the new-look Chiefs’ offense behind Andy Reid.
The NFC East is as tough as ever, and eight wins with a Giants team that has more problems than usual is not something to overlook. Then again, who knows what Eli Manning can muster up in a season with plenty of questions.
The season starts Sunday night and there is plenty of excitement to come with it.