Think the Giants have a tough schedule this season? Think again.
Based on 2013 results and the fact they finished third in the NFC East last season, Big Blue has drawn the 26th toughest in the league (119-137, .465).
But that doesn’t mean they’re in for a cakewalk in 2014, either. They will be playing on national television five times, have games vs the Seahawks and 49ers and will face four of the top six teams selecting atop this year’s draft (Houston, St. Louis, Jacksonville and Atlanta).
The most difficult stretch of the Giants’ schedule comes in November after their Week 8 bye:
Week 9: Monday, Nov 3rd vs. Indianapolis (MNF)
Week 10: Sunday, Nov 9th at Seattle
Week 11: Sunday, Nov 16 vs. San Francisco
Week 12: Sunday, Nov 23rd vs. Dallas, Nov. 23 (SNF)
Three of the four are at home, but the most difficult game is away at Seattle after a short week. That trip is only one of four out of the Eastern Time Zone and the only cross-country jaunt. The Giants play three games in Central Time: Dallas, Nashville and St. Louis.