The New York Giants may sit at 7–2 on the season, but they have a grueling upcoming schedule between weeks 11–18.
The Giants will face off against the Detroit Lions this upcoming Sunday in Week 11, winning their two previous games against the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. Detroit has a polarizing offense, scoring 31 points against the Bears and 15 against Green Bay, so the Giants have to be careful about which version they get.
The Lions likely represent their easiest opponent remaining this season as they gear up to take on the:
Week 12: Dallas Cowboys
Week 13: Washington Commanders
Week 14: Philadelphia Eagles
Week 15: Washington Commanders
Week 16: Minnesota Vikings
Week 17: Indianapolis Colts
Week 18: Philadelphia Eagles
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The New York Giants need to win their divisional games:
Big Blue has a ton of division opponents over the final stretch of games, accounting for five over their next eight games. Dallas already knocked them off once back in Week 3, courtesy of a dominant pass rush. With Dak Prescott back in the mix, the Giants will have to mitigate their strong running game and put pressure on Prescott.
However, stopping Micah Parsons and DeMarcus Lawrence may be the biggest variable for the Giants. Of course, they also have to play the Eagles twice, arguably the best team in the entire league with an 8–1 record. They just suffered their first defeat to the Washington Commanders, a below-average team by most accounts, that played above their pay grade.
Nonetheless, the Commanders proved that the Eagles aren’t invincible and the Giants have more than enough quality to emerge victorious. Out of all 32 teams, the Giants have the most difficult schedule remaining, with a 63.3% opponent win percentage, with the Colts coming in just behind at 61.1%.
The Giants entered the season with one of the easiest schedules in the league, but as we know, football is an ongoing process, and teams rise and fall every year due to a myriad of different factors. Unfortunately, the cards just didn’t fall right for Brian Daboll’s team, but that doesn’t mean they can’t win some of these games and make a playoff appearance in the first year of a rebuild. After all, their underdog status has given them confidence.