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New York Giants Have NFC’s Easiest Schedule in 2013

February 8th, 2013 at 11:00 AM
By Dan Benton

For years, the New York Giants have been routinely met with the most difficult schedules the NFL has to offer. In 2012, many considered their schedule to be one of the most difficult in league history. However, in 2013 that will all change.

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Although Big Blue will have marquee matchups with the Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings, their overall strength of schedule is actually the easiest in the NFC and one of the easiest in the NFL. On paper, anyway.

The NFL recently released a team-by-team strength of schedule, and the Giants landed safely near the bottom of the league with an opponents overall winning percentage of .480. That ties them with the Dallas Cowboys (also .480) for last in the NFC.

The only teams with schedules easier than the Giants and Cowboys are the Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs (all at .473), Oakland Raiders (.469), Indianapolis Colts (.461), San Diego Chargers (.457) and Denver Broncos (.430).

The Carolina Panthers, by the way, have the NFL's toughest schedule (.543).

For a look at the NFC East, the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles land towards the middle of the league at .498 and .496 respectively.


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17 Responses to “New York Giants Have NFC’s Easiest Schedule in 2013”

  1.  James Stoll says:

    Easiest schedule
    Can anyone say 9-7 after a 6-2 start?

  2.  GOAT56 says:

    2013 NFL Compensatory Pick Projections

    Team Round Player lost
    Texans 3 Mario Williams
    Chiefs 3 Brandon Carr
    Titans 3 Cortland Finnegan
    Lions 4 Eric Wright
    Ravens 4 Ben Grubbs
    Packers 4 Matt Flynn
    Dolphins 4 Kendall Langford
    49ers 4 Josh Morgan
    Falcons 4 Curtis Lofton
    Ravens 5 Jarret Johnson
    Titans 5 Jason Jones
    Texans 6 Jason Allen
    Giants 6 Aaron Ross
    Raiders 6 Samson Satele
    Raiders 6 Michael Bush
    Ravens 6 Cory Redding
    Eagles 7 Steve Smith
    Bengals 7 Jerome Simpson
    Ravens 7 Tom Zbikowski
    Steelers 7 William Gay
    Seahawks 7 Charlie Whitehurst
    Seahawks 7 Atari Bigby
    Falcons 7 Eric Weems
    Bengals 7 Mike McGlynn
    49ers 7 Blake Costanzo
    Lions 7 Drew Stanton
    49ers 7 Madieu Williams
    Falcons 7 James Sanders
    Titans 7 William Hayes
    Falcons 7 Kelvin Hayden
    Jaguars 7 Additional pick
    Chiefs 7 Additional pick

    •  demo3356 says:

      I dont think that is right.. I believe teams only get compensated for players they drafted and the Giants should get something for Mario.. I’m sticking with 2 picks for them

      •  The Original G Man says:

        I think you’re right. It’s only for players you drafted.

      •  GOAT56 says:

        But doesn’t that get balanced out in someway by Bennett and Lockear? The Link has their explanation. It might not be 100% right but thought went into it.

  3.  BigBlueGiant says:

    don’t matter. Ever year things change. Teams get better, teams get worse.

    •  demo3356 says:

      This is true but the last 2 years we played a TON of really tough games. in 11 we played 4 divisional leaders in 6 weeks with 3 being on the road and last year we played 7 games vs playoff teams..

  4.  demo3356 says:

    2011 was murder schedule as well. I believe we played 4 division leaders in a 6 week span with trips to NE, SF, NO and Dallas and a home game vs GB..

  5.  The Original G Man says:

    DT Shaun Rogers’ deal with the Giants was, as expected, one year, minimum salary ($940,000).

  6.  rlhjr says:

    Talk to me about easy in week 8. That’s when all the marbles get out of the bag and you find out who’s who in the zoo. That may also be when this new Giants squad hit’s their stride. No such thing as easy in the NFL.

    Maybe the Patriots in the AFC East and Broncos in the West are close.

  7.  Willy Wonka says:

    I am bored at work so i created a rudimentary version of a too early to tell round 1 mock draft for fun so figured I’d post it here for yall to rip to shreds:
    MOCK DRAFT V1 Position Player
    Chiefs QB Geno Smith
    Jaguars DE Bjoern Werner
    Raiders DT Star Lotulelei
    Eagles OT Luke Joekel
    Lions DE Damontre Moore
    Browns OG Chance Warmack
    Cardinals QB Mike Glennon
    Bills QB Matt Barkley
    Jets DE Barkvious Mingo
    Titans CB D. Milliner
    Chargers OT Lane Johnson
    Dolphins FS Kenny Vacaro
    Buccaneers CB Desmond Trufant
    Panthers WR Sheldon Richardson
    Saints DE Exekial Ansah
    Rams OT Eric Fisher
    Stellers OLB Jarvis Jones
    Cowboys DT Shariff Floyd
    Giants LB Alec Ogletree
    Bears OG Johnathon Cooper
    Bengals LB Manti Teo
    Redskins CB Xavier Rhodes
    Vikings WR Kennan Allen
    Colts DT Jesse Williams
    Seahawks DT Johnathon Hankins
    Packers WR Cordarrelle Patterson
    Texans LB Kevin Minter
    Broncos CB Johnthan Banks
    Patriots DT John Jenkins
    Falcons DE Alex Okafor
    San Francisco WR Deandre Hopkins
    Ravens FS Eric Reid

  8.  F0XLIN says:

    The more I think about it the more I think JR takes a hard look at Barrett Jones. Assuming he gets a clear bill of health that his foot will return to 100%, he is the classic jack of all trades on the O-line, Reese pick.

    Jones has been one of the best offensive lineman in the country over the last 3 years at 3 different position and Reese is always covets versatility.

    Again I know it’s a gamble with Jones recent foot surgery, nor do I have any knowledge of the recovery of this surgery but Jones could be exactly what the doctor ordered, no pun intended.

    •  rlhjr says:

      I would not mind BJ at all. He’s versatile and can play center. Pick Jones and another kid who’s a bulldozer and we got it going on.

      I like Alec Ogletree because he will be good at coverage and can develop into a really good blitz option. He is not ideal weight at 232. But he can play at about 245lbs or so.

      Not sure if he can be a MIKE. Sure he could play SAM or WIL. But the Giants are up the “here” with WIL’s. One thing is for sure, if he was selected, he would be the best backer on the team at that very moment. Perhaps only Williams being better due to experience. The guy plays violent even at 230.

      But again, after Carson departed the Giants did not have a guy who knew where to be and where the rest of the D needed to be. It was not until Acrosi got Pierce that Blue had a MIKE able to diagnose an offense.

      Alec Ogletree may have some substance abuse flags in his resume. Super athelet, fits the bill as far as speed and aggression and latterrial movement is concerned. But is he Coughlins type of character player? Not sure.
      Could be better off with Te’o as a MIKE. Right Kujo?

  9.  Hanshi says:

    The Giants and the Broncos both have easy schedules in 2013. Maybe we’ll see 2 brothers playing eachother in Feb?

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