Giants’ 2014 schedule ranks 26th toughest in NFL

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.


It all comes down to taking care of business in the NFC East. If they go 5-1 or maybe 4-2 in the NFC East, they are in the playoffs.  The chances are that rough four game stretch will actually be easier this year.  My bet is San Fran and Seattle take a step back.  The Niners have started to lose some key players to injuries and free agency.  Seattle will probably have a super bowl hangover like so many other teams.  

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

I don't see a cupcake other than Jax and maybe Tennessee on this schedule.

These are the QBs they face that scare me: Stafford, Romo 2x, RG3 2x, Foles 2x, Kaepernick, Wilson, Luck, Matty Ice then play 2 tremendous defenses in St Louis and Arizona.

Plus they face Houston with JJ Watt and potentially Clowney. And if Jacksonville grabs Manziel or Watkins, that will be a tough matchup as well.

Catherine Kylie
Catherine Kylie

which game do you like better? and why don't they make nfl 2k anymore?