Re-examining the schedule after Week 3
Although the schedule being one of the toughest still seems valid, the lackluster showing by NFC East teams so far plus a few unexpected revelations on supposedly good teams may indicate that the road to the top isn't as bumpy as it initially looked.
Week 1 vs Dallas - The team simply didn't show up, a throw away game that could've easily won given that Cowboys are not that good.
Week 2 vs Bucs - Struggled more than they should but pulled it out Eli style, Bucs may be bush league but they are not that bad.
Week 3 vs Carolina - A break-out statement game by the back-ups shouting out to the world that they are champions as well.
Week 4 vs Philly - Should be a slight favorite, but I expect the Giants to crush them because Eagles are totally out of sync.
Week 5 vs Browns - Could be a letdown game, but even if Giants play mediocre, still should win, Browns pose no threat whatsoever.
Week 6 vs 49ers - Not as invincible after losing to the lowly Vikings, and Alex Smith simply doesn't scare me, he ain't Joe Montana.
Week 7 vs Washington - Should win but RGIII is capable of a big performance, Giants should play the possession game and mistake-free.
Week 8 vs Dallas - Whether they may improve or regress at this point, they still will be undisciplined and Romo won't have all day to throw this time.
Week 9 vs Pittsburgh - Considered to be one of the toughest teams so far looks mediocre, their defense is not what it used to be.
Week 10 vs Cincinnati - Bengals may be one of the best teams Giants may face, as strange as that sounds.
Week 11 vs Green Bay - Packers may be looking for a revenge, but Giants still are better in my eyes, play well and should win at home.
Week 12 vs Washington - RGIII may learn a few things from the first game and squeak out a win, a toss-up game.
Week 13 vs Saints - Saints may recover at this point but so far they look like a bottom-feeding mess. Playing at home should give Giants an edge.
Week 14 vs Atlanta - Falcons look like the best team so far, but knowing that Giants owned them in the last match-up, a loss at their house still won't upset me as much.
Week 15 vs Baltimore - Hopefully Eli plays one of his monster games and put Joe Flacco in his place of not being elite.
Week 16 vs Philly - If Giants are in the playoffs, this should be a nice warm up game for the back-ups, if the game matters, Giants win it no doubt.
good breakdown, but the league is so week to week and the only game i see is at Philly ... Philly is wounded, Philly has had our number recently ... Carolina didnt provide much competition
on the good side the O is clicking, altho division games often are ugly slugfests ... also, i think our D is getting closer to midseason form
forcing Vick into mistakes and winning the turnover battle will be the key
The Eagles are 2-1, at home, and have been dominating the Giants for some time now. The Giants may win his game, and they may beat them bad, but he odds are against a blow out. I can't remember the last time the Giants blew out the Eagles.
We're getting alittle ahead of ourselves here ..We're in week 3 the league hasn't settled down yet. By the time we play the 9ers week 6 they'll be playing championship quality football.
I also believe that we should all be hopefull that Giants go on a run but by now none of us should be suprised if the Giants come out flat against the Eagles..That's how weird the Giants are traditionally.
we're just gonna have to sit and wait to see what happens but I don't see our schedule as any easier than previously adverstized.
September 25 2011 ... Giants 29-16 at Philly ... i realize that blowout is from a long, long time ago
Originally Posted by Buddy333
You really think they blew them out that game?
Generally I think 2 scores is concidered a convincing victory and not a blowout.
I like your optomism, and barring another truckload of injuries you might be a prophet.......we could go 12-4
We blew them out last year, and sent Vick to the hospital.......with a far less talented and deep team than this one
Originally Posted by Buddy333
"this" Giants team is 0-0 vs the Eagles, as we turned over 33% of the roster.....its not the 2011 Giants vs the 2011 Eagles
The key to the 49ers game will be to establish the lead and force them to use the passing attack so they can't play their physical brand of football. The more pass attempts that Alex Smith has in the deep game, the more incompletions and potential interceptions our D will come away with.