It’s the time of year again. Summer nears its end signaling the beginning of the NFL season. In this article, we’ll look at the New York Giants’ schedule and break it down by quarters. We’ll make predictions on the outcomes of each game and track their record. After that we’ll see how our predictions compare with their regular-season wins lines in our sportsbook. We’ll start by quickly reviewing their record from last season before diving in.
2019 regular-season: 4-12
The Giants are hoping second-year quarterback Daniel Jones will bring some extra energy and skill. New York will start out the season against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers are welcoming the return of Ben Roethlisberger. It’s his first game in nearly a year. Between his return and the Steelers’ elite defense, it will be too much for the Giants. Week 2 they will play the Chicago Bears on the road. Last year, New York narrowly missed defeating the Bears, but won in 2018. We think the pendulum will swing back in the Giants’ favor.
The following week, Week 3, they’ll face last year’s Super Bowl runnerup, the San Francisco 49ers. It’s hard to imagine the Giants overtake the NFC Champions n despite some improvements. Jimmy Garoppolo and the rest of his offense will be too much. From there they head home to round out the first quarter of the season against the Los Angeles Rams. With Jared Goff struggling on offense last season, we believe New York will get one of their bigger wins of the season at home. The Giants’ task to improve will be tougher because Safety Xavier McKinney suffered a fracture to his left foot and LB David Mayo tore the meniscus in his left knee in late August.
Week 5 is going to feature a tough opponent, the Dallas Cowboys. Boasting one of the best offensive lines, they’ll lean heavily on their talented receivers to run circles around the Giants’ secondary. This one will almost certainly go to the Cowboys. They’ll have a much easier game at home the following week against the Washington Football Team. Last year, the Giants’ swept Washington and will be hungry for another win after getting defeated handily by the Cowboys.
Week 7 will not be a game New York will look forward to. Big Blue will face the Philadelphia Eagles, whose offense is led by quarterback Carson Wentz. Philadelphia will have its sights set on a playoff berth and will not be taken down by the Giants. Following that, they’ll be facing Tom Brady and a different-looking Tampa Bay Buccaneers team. Traditionally this has been an easy win for the Giants but with the addition of Brady, the Buccaneers are going to turn the tides against New York and take the win in what will be a pretty close matchup.
THIRD QUARTER 2020
The Giants start out the second half of the season with another game against Washington. We expect them to repeat their 2019 sweep and beat them for the second time this season. They’ll carry that momentum into Week 10, only to be halted once again by the Philadelphia Eagles. New York is looking like a stronger team than last season but it will be outclassed by the Eagles and will likely lose both games.
Week 11 they’ll get a chance to rest and will continue their campaign Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals went 2-14 last season and despite the addition of first overall pick Joe Burrow, the Giants shouldn’t have much trouble beating one of the weakest franchises in the NFL. Game-point, New York. The Giants won’t have it easy Week 13 when they’ll face the Seattle Seahawks. Russell Wilson’s passing skills will be too much for the Giants to handle
The Giants will kick off the last leg of the season against the Arizona Cardinals. Last year the Cardinals ran circles around New York, which was ravaged by injuries. This year the Giants won’t fall to Kyler Murray’s offense and they won’t have forgotten the sting of last year’s defeat. This year New York gets its revenge. Week 15, the Giants face a revamped Cleveland Browns team. Baker Mayfield is entering his third seasons and alongside wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., their offense will be tough to stop. The Browns underperformed in 2019 considering their depth but this year will be different.
New York is going to have its work cut out the last two games of their season. The second-to-last game will be against a highly competitive Baltimore Ravens team. The Ravens finished last year at 14-2 and are only looking better. At this point in the season, they’ll likely be battling for first place in their division and won’t be letting their foot off the gas. Easy win for Baltimore. They’ll end their season with another tough loss to the Cowboys, who will be playing for a lot more than the Giants and will likely steamroll them as they look towards the playoffs.
FINAL RECORD: 6-10
The New York Giants are looking good to improve on their sub-par record from last year, but they’ll be facing some tough opponents along the way. Look to other teams to make a bet on as their odds to win their division are not looking good again this year.
BetUS currently has them at over 6½ regular-season wins at +110 and at -140 for under 6½ regular-season wins, reflecting our predictions. It’s likely going to be close to that mark, so make sure to bet on their regular-season record before this eason gets underway.