In every NFL season, the scheduling formula can determine 14 of the 16 matchups for the New York Giants and where the games will be played. Warning to Big Blue Nation: it doesn’t look easy like some fans predicted. First, we will look at the matchups and where they will be played.
Whoa, that isn’t what Giants fans signed up for following arguably one of the worst seasons in recent memory. Six of the home opponents have made it to at least the playoffs in the past two seasons, and the remaining two finished just outside of the playoff picture in 2013 (Cardinals were 10-6, Cowboys 8-8).
The away contests aren’t as intimidating, fortunately, but the road won’t be a vacation. Big Blue travels to Seattle to play in the toughest atmosphere in professional sports. Big Blue also travels to St. Louis, where the Rams are an up-and-coming team that will be competing for a playoff berth in 2014 after finishing this year’s campaign 7-9 with impressive wins over the Colts and New Orleans Saints. The Giants also will head back to Detroit in 2014 for a rematch of the memorable Week 16 overtime game.
If the Giants continue their play into next season, this team could certainly end up 3-13. The quality of rosters around the NFL has drastically improved in recent years, and that means stiffer competition in the regular season. Let’s hope that his Giants team can improve from 2013 and give fans a reason to cheer on their team next season.