2014 NFL Schedule: Giants draw 6th easiest

In the NFL, the more you win, the harder they make it for you to keep on winning. You slip in the draft order, always have cap issues and are given difficult schedule.

Such is the case with the Giants who, thanks to a decade of winning seasons, have traditionally drawn one of the league’s toughest schedules.

One of the residual effects of enduring a losing year is that you draw a less taxing schedule the following season.

This year, the Giants have drawn the NFL’s sixth-easiest schedule, thanks to a 7-9 2013 campaign. Their 2014 opponents had a aggregate winning percentage of just .465.

The Oakland Raiders have the toughest schedule (.578) while the Indianapolis Colts have the easiest (.430).

On the schedule for the Giants in 2014: Dallas, Philadelphia and Washington home-and-home. Arizona, Atlanta, San Francisco, Indianapolis Houston at home. Road games: Seattle, St. Louis, Detroit, Jacksonville and Tennessee.

14 comments
Zach14
Zach14

Hopefully it works in Big Blue's favor. Raiders won't be bad next year.

cj1786
cj1786

Aren't there only 2 games per season that are actually determined by how well the team did the season before? 6 games are the division, 4 games are against a division from the opposite conference based on a rotation, 4 games are against a division in the same conference also based on a rotation, and then only 2 games determined by standings.

richmacleod
richmacleod

@AVSNY It doesn't seem fair, but these never play out. Surprise & bounce back yrs from teams aren't accounted for. ATL won't be 4-12 again.

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

NFL Scheduling is ALL based on Last Year....

Teams go threw a lot of Changes in the Off-Season

in 2013 Teams where happy to See the Chiefs on their Schedule,

not so happy to See the TEXANs & the FALCONs,

and we all KNOW how that ended up... 

the Scheduling has ZERO to do with where the GIANTs are today...

" Decade of WINNING ", PLEAZZZZZE, GET-OFF the Band Wagon....

it has NO MERIT.....

REESE has MIS-MANAGED the DRAFT & FreeAgents....

thats why the GIANTs are at this POINT... PERIOD !!!!!!!!!!

"ALWAYS have Capp Issues" the Sal-Cap is Managed by your GM...

100% of the Capp Issues is Because of YOUR GM's Plans, Not the League....

a 1/3 of the Teams don't even spend the FULL Cap !!!

What SuperBowl Winning Teams get is, 

a Better Chances of Signing FreeAgents...

only because Everyone Likes to PLAY for a WINNER...

and the right Free Agents, will make a Big Difference to a TEAM...

and the League Can't control that....

the TRUTH is......

the be the BEST... You must Beat the Best....

a team with a SOFT Schedule,

will be EXPOSED in the PLAY-OFFs !!!


Major Pain 0303
Major Pain 0303

Its funny if what he said is the case why do the Raiders who suck and the Colts who made the playoffs have the opposite schedules they are supposed to have. Doesn't make much sense to me.

Sean Matrai
Sean Matrai

This is a much underrated schedule.


Houston is a team to watch out for,because their offense had a off year. Their defense is still amazing


Detroit- The northen cowboys, but Stafford, and megatron are always dangerous


Falcons-again watch out im sure the Giants would like to burn them, after 2011 showdown.


Titans-much better then people think.


add that with the Giants playing NFL's best division the NFC West(you could argue AFC West),but I think NFC West take the cake.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@cj1786 Yup just 2 games determined by standings, those being matchups with the other 2 divisions in your conference that you aren't already scheduled to play.

tim_bays
tim_bays

@richmacleod @AVSNY except for 2 games, its all based on division you play in and the rotation of the divisions you will play against

Brian Bannon
Brian Bannon

@Skookaloop Not a single sentence fragment of that terribly worded rant made a single bit of sense, do everyone a favor and stop sniffing the model airplane glue before you decide to come on here and make an a$$ out of yourself

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@Major Pain 0303 That would mostly be due to the divisions they play in. The Raiders are in the same division as Den, KC and SD thus they automatically have 6 additional games vs playoff teams. Indy is in the worst division last season with Ten, Jax and Hou thus automatically giving them 6 additional games against teams near or at the bottom last season. To make things even worse the AFC West is matched up with the NFC West next season giving Oak games against Sea, SF, Ari and Stl which is the defending Champs, the team that gave them the toughest test in NFC Championship game, a team who barely missed the playoffs but had a record better equal or better than some that did and a team not that bad for the bottom of a division that tough. While Indy and the rest of the AFC South gets the NFC East which you should know plenty about wasn't that great this past season.

richmacleod
richmacleod

@AVSNY My uncle is a fan and has become totally apathetic. And they've been linked to Freeman and Sanchez. It keeps on going...