The Super Bowl will be held at Metlife Stadium this upcoming February. The New York Giants would like nothing more than to make that a home game.
There are plenty of questions surrounding the Giants for the upcoming season. Is David Wilson ready to be a full time running back? Can Corey Webster return? Can Justin Tuck and Hakeem Nicks stay healthy?
Jason Pierre-Paul didn't have much of a 2012 seeing many double teams thanks in part to a beat up defensive line. Also Lawrence Tynes was allowed to walk in free agency and now Josh Brown will handle the kicking duties.
After a 9-7 season that yet again saw a second half letdown, the Giants watched the postseason from home. But with their current trend of winning big and then missing out, the trend is looking upwards.
Game 1: September 8th at Cowboys Since Jerry Jones built the new Cowboys Stadium, its been anything but a home field advantage when the Giants come to town. Remember it was the Giants who won the first regular season home game at the new stadium. Last year the Cowboys nearly broke the streak when it looked as if Dez Bryant had caught a last second touchdown. A fingernail out of bounds later, the Giants escaped with a close fought victory much like I expect them do in here week one.
Giants win 31-28
Game 2: September 15th vs. Broncos Round three of the Manning Bowl here in week two. The first two haven't gone Eli's way and Peyton's old Colts teams didn't have the firepower this Bronco's offense possesses.The Giants defense will be put to the test early and it may be up to Eli to match big brother throw for throw.
Giants lose 24-41
Game 3: September 22nd at Panthers For the second straight year the Giants face off with Cam Newton in week three. They will hope for similar results after picking Cam off three times last year and holding the Panthers to just seven points. The Panthers may find more points but not enough.
Giants win 28-14
Game 4: September 29th at Chiefs The Giants are used to seeing Andy Reid from his 14 years as Eagles head coach. He'll welcome the Giants to his new home at Arrowhead Stadium. The Giants should dare Alex Smith to beat them, something he wasn't able to do with a more talented team in the NFC championship two years earlier.
Giants win 31-17
Game 5: October 6th vs. Eagles Again like last year the Giants see the Eagles in week four. Who will be under center for the Eagles for this game is a mystery. Combine that with their first look at Chip Kelly's offense and the defense could be in for a long day. These games tend to be tight, just like last year's week four 19-17 outcome.
Giants lose 21-24
Game 6: October 10th at Bears A short week going to Chicago is something no team would welcome. But coming off a lost, the Giants will be motivated to get a win. Expect the pass rush to make it a Thursday night massacre of Jay Cutler, back in 2010 the Giants defense held Cutler to just 42 yards passing in a 17-3 victory.
Giants win 35-14
Game 7: October 21st vs. Vikings Getting this game at home is big as playing in Minnesota is never easy. Stopping Adrian Peterson will be no easy task, but letting him get his and limiting what Christian Ponder does is the key to victory.
Giants win 28-24
Game 8: October 27 at Eagles Last year's 42-7 beatdown at Lincoln Financial Field will be fresh in the mind of every Eagles fan in the stadium. Getting their second look at the Eagles, the Giants should be better suited to slow down Chip Kelly's offense.
Giants win 27-21
Game 9: November 10th vs. Raiders Coming off the bye, there will be a lot of talk about another second half letdown. This game is the purest definition of a trap game and a loss would certainly lead down the road of another subpart second half. Matt Flynn will be in his first full year as a starting quarterback and the Giants should win an ugly game.
Giants win 17-14
Game 10: November 17th vs Packers Aaron Rodgers is a Super Bowl winning quarterback and an MVP. Something he hasn't forgotten is a divisonal round playoff lost to the Giants at Lambeau and a 38-10 beatdown they took around the same time last year at Metlife Stadium. It should be a shootout but Rodgers will redeem himself.
Giants lose 35-45
Game 11: November 24th vs Cowboys The Cowboys won at Metlife Stadium to open the 2012 season. A divisional game along with the second half trend of the Giants make this a tough one to handle.
Giants lose 24-17
Game 12: December 1st at Redskins It will take until the final month of the season before the Giants and Redskins meet for the first time. The two teams split last years series as the Giants defense got a better handle on RGIII as they saw him more. The Giants lost a tight game at FedEx Field around the same time last year and a similar result can be expected.
Giants lose 16-17
Game 13: December 8th at Chargers The two men traded for each other will meet up again in the stretch run of the 2013 season. Its just the third time they have faced off and the first since 2009. Rivers has won both previous matchups but that streak should end here.
Giants win 35-21
Game 14: December 15th vs Seahawks Again, the Giants are catching a break getting this game at home instead of having to go to arguably the hardest away stadium in the league. Back in 2011 with Tavaris Jackson under center, the Seahawks walked into Metlife Stadium and came away with a 36-25 victory. Russell Wilson is certainly an upgrade and this game is a possible playoff preview as both teams will need a win.
Giants win 27-24
Game 15: December 22nd at Lions These teams meet for the first time since 2010. The game may mean more to the Giants but the Lions will certainly be a handfull at home. This is the game the Giants will show they're postseason solid.
Giants win 41-31
Game 16: December 29th vs Redskins This game could decide the divison. Regardless, the Giants will ride their hot streak and march through RGIII and into the playoffs.
Giants win 28-21