Breaking Down the Giants 2011 Schedule

I’ve always thought that the hubbub over the schedule release is a little ridiculous. It is. It’s impossible to predict in  May what’s going to happen in December. You have absolutely no idea what the team is going to be like. But, the schedule is released, and it’s the closest thing we have to football today. So, let’s delve in.

September:

At Washington

St. Louis

At Philly

Not a bad way to start for the Giants. First two games should be wins. Washington isn’t very good, and St. Louis isn’t ready for primetime yet (although, if they can get Julio Jones in the draft, they will be much closer.) At Philly is very tough, as it always is, and that might be a loss. 2-1 after September

October:

At Arizona

Seattle

Buffalo

Bye

Miami

This is a very appealing stretch for the Giants. Big potential to win all games. Think they will, too. 4-0 in October, bringing the total to 6-1. Not bad at all.

November:

At New England

At San Fransisco

Philadelphia

at New Orleans

A much tougher stretch. Probably a loss at New England. A win at San Fran. Hosting Philly, who knows. I’ll put it down as a win, but I don’t feel confident about that. Loss at New Orleans. 2-2 in November. 8-3 overall.

December:

Green Bay

At Dallas

Washington

at Jets

Another tough stretch. Won’t beat Green Bay. Giants always do well in Dallas. Should beat Washington. Jets is a tough one, but I’m going to mark it as a loss for now. 2-2 in December. 10-5 overall

January

Dallas

Tough to really predict this one, because the Giants could have everything wrapped up, if things go according to plan. I’ll put this as a loss, assuming that the Giants are resting their starters. 0-1 in January. 10-6 overall

I think we can all live with 10-6. Of course, could mean no playoffs if things don’t go our way. 10-6 could be a division winner. Wild card. Or out. But, the schedule is not impossible. Some bad stretches, but the Giants will have to win those easy early games


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