The New York Giants have now missed the playoffs in four of the last five seasons. Right about this time, when everything is gloomy and Giants tickets holders are calling for change, is when Tom Coughlin starts to shine. The man simply has a way of pulling his fat out of the fire. When we read of how dismal things look for the New York Giants, it’s prudent to recall a season ending winning streak and Super Bowl winning streak Coughlin engineered not too long ago. Here’s a look at some of the top games on the Giants 2014 schedule.
Giants vs Eagles – The Philadelphia Eagles are the popular pick for winning the NFC East. Divisional games are always crucial. When the Giants travel to Philadelphia on Oct 12th, and when the Eagles come to New York in the season closer on Dec 28th, the NFC East title could be at stake.
Giants vs Cowboys – Not that we believe the Cowboys will be contenders but any Giants vs Cowboys game is worth seeing because of the rivalry aspect. Check out tickets for these games. New York plays in Dallas on Oct. 19th. The Cowboys visit on Nov 23rd.
Giants vs Redskins – More NFC East action and we suspect the Redskins will be a more stable, less drama ridden team in 2014, capable of upsetting anyone if Robert Griffin III is healthy and thriving. Giants in Washington on Sept. 25th (Thursday), and the Redskins come to New York on Dec 14th.
Giants at Detroit – The season opener in Detroit against a team laden with talent and overburdened with self-doubt.
Giants vs Cardinals – believe it or not but the Cardinals are a talented team with a killer defense. A good test for Eli manning and a new cast of offense.
Giants at Seattle – Killer road trip against the San Francisco 49ers on Nov 9th.
Giants vs 49ers – Another key matchup, an excellent measuring stick against a physical NFC West defense in New York on Nov. 16th
The 2014 schedule for the New York Giants is a tough one, with the NFC West looming as a major obstacle. But, if the Giants can split with Philly and play .500 ball against the West, we can see 9-7 or 10-6 and a playoff spot. It’s time for Tom Coughlin to shine again.