The 2014 New York Giants schedule is out and for the first time since 2001, they will open on a Monday Night. They last time the Giants played on Monday night was a 31-20 loss at Denver on Sept 10 2001.

 

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Before last season’s 0-6 start, the Giants had always started at least 5-2 under head coach Tom Coughlin and that could happen this year as well.

First off, all those new defensive backs Big Blue signed will immediately be put to use covering the Lions Calvin Johnson and former Seahawk Golden Tate.  The Giants then come home to host Arizona at Met Life stadium followed by Houston who could be arriving with both J.J. Watts and Jadeveon Clowney should he be picked number on in the upcoming draft.

Then on Thursday night Sept 25th they travel to Washington to play the Redskins where they get to chase RG3 and Desean Jackson who will undoubtedly be pumped for prime time. They then host Atlanta followed by a Sunday night game in Philadelphia. The Giants have 5 prime time games this year which means the NFL is expecting Big Blue to rebound from their 7-9 record of a year ago.   They play in Dallas the following week then go into the bye.  At this point, they could very well once again be 5-2. They’ree going to need it because then as it usually does in November, it gets tough for the Giants

It starts on a Monday night hosting the Indianapolis Colts which marks the return of both Hakeem Nicks and Ahmad Bradshaw.  They they travel to Seattle where no opponent ever wins ;)  home for San Francisco, then Dallas on Sunday night. This could even things out by  the time they get to Jacksonville. December finishes up at Tennessee, Washington, St Louis and what could be a very important way to end the season home to Philadelphia.

Based on this schedule and without knowing who the team will draft in a few weeks, I have the Giants finishing at 11-5. Where do you see them?

 

Monday, Sept. 8 at Detroit
Sunday, Sept. 14 vs. ARIZONA
Sunday, Sept. 21 vs. HOUSTON
Thursday, Sept. 25 at Washington
Sunday, Oct. 5 vs. ATLANTA
Sunday, Oct. 12 at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 19 at Dallas
Sunday, Oct. 26 BYE
Monday, Nov. 3 vs. INDIANAPOLIS
Sunday, Nov. 9 at Seattle
Sunday, Nov. 16 vs. SAN FRANCISCO
Sunday, Nov. 23 vs. DALLAS, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 30 at Jacksonville
Sunday, Dec. 7 at Tennessee
Sunday, Dec. 14 vs. WASHINGTON
Sunday, Dec. 21 at St. Louis
Sunday, Dec. 28 vs. PHILADELPHIA