2017 New York Giants regular season game-by-game predictions

Nov 6, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) runs by Philadelphia Eagles safety Rodney McLeod (23) for a touchdown during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants were an 11-5 team in 2016. The road back to the playoffs will be a difficult one.

Big Blue faces the AFC West and NFC West this upcoming season. This means the team will travel more than they did in 2016. 10 of their games are against teams who finished .500 or better, including six against playoff teams.

The biggest question is can the Giants build on what they accomplished in 2016?


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Week 1-Sunday, September 10-at Dallas Cowboys, 8:30 pm EDT
The Giants face the Cowboys on the road in the season opener for the third consecutive season. Big Blue swept the defending division champs last season. The Cowboys want revenge for getting the broom in ’16…but they won’t get it in this game. Record: 1-0

Week 2-Monday, September 18-vs. Detroit Lions, 8:30 pm EDT
The Giants beat Detroit 17-6 in a Week 15 game last season. This time around, the two teams get together to open the Giants’ home schedule. The Giants are 7-8 on Monday Night Football with Eli Manning at quarterback. They will be .500 on MNF after taking care of the Lions. Record: 2-0

Week 3-Sunday, September 24-at Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 pm EDT
Carson Wentz was 6-2 at home during his rookie season. This game will be played on a short week after two nationally televised contests to open the season. It’s the perfect game for the Eagles to catch the Giants sleeping. Record: 2-1

Week 4-Sunday, October 1-at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4:05 pm EDT
The Bucs were a good team in ’16 that missed the postseason by a hair. Jameis Winston will be tested by an opportunistic Giants defense. Big Blue wins at a tight one. Record: 3-1

Week 5-Sunday, October 8-vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 1:00 pm EDT
The quarterbacks will be the main focus of this matchup. Manning and Philip Rivers were traded for one another and this could be the final time we see them face off. This is the one matchup against the AFC West that is almost a gimme for Big Blue. Record: 4-1

Week 6-Sunday, October 15-at Denver Broncos, 8:30 pm EDT
The Giants no longer have to worry about facing Eli’s big brother. Unfortunately, the Broncos’ defensive line will have their way with the Giants’ offensive line. It’s not going to be pretty. Record: 4-2

Week 7-Sunday, October 22-vs. Seattle Seahawks-4:25 pm EDT
The Giants won’t have time to lick their wounds as the Seahawks come to town on a short week. These are not the same Seahawks who came to MetLife Stadium and put on a 23-0 clinic in 2013. The Giants get a win heading into their bye. Record: 5-2

Week 8-Sunday, October 29-Bye

Week 9-Sunday, November 5-vs. Los Angeles Rams-1:00 pm EST
The Giants were the away team in last season’s 17-10 Week 7 victory in London. There’s nothing like coming off a bye and facing a team like the Rams at home for real. Record: 6-2

Week 10-Sunday, November 12-at San Francisco 49ers-4:25 pm EST
The 49ers are just bad. Three in a row for the Giants. Record: 7-2

Week 11-Sunday, November 19-vs. Kansas City Chiefs-1:00 pm EST
Andy Reid is very familiar with the Giants. He will have his team prepared to play. After three wins against teams who are either not good or seen better days, the Giants drop one. Record: 7-3

Week 12-Thursday, November 23-at Washington Redskins-8:30 pm EST
This Thanksgiving night matchup should be a gimme. After all, Odell Beckham Jr. usually makes Josh Norman and the Redskins secondary look foolish. This is a short week. This is the sort of game the Giants should win but don’t. Record: 7-4

Week 13-Sunday, December 3-at Oakland Raiders-4:25 pm EST
The Giants will have 10 days to prepare for their final trip to the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The Raiders are a legitimate Super Bowl contender. This is the game the Giants should lose but don’t. Record: 8-4

Week 14-Sunday, December 10-vs. Dallas Cowboys-4:25 pm EST
It was so much fun watching the Giants impose their will on the Cowboys on a cold, blustery night at MetLife in Week 14 last season. The Giants will sweep the Cowboys in the regular season for the second consecutive year. Record: 9-4

Week 15-Sunday, December 17-vs. Philadelphia Eagles-1:00 pm EST
The Eagles won’t have the benefit of catching the Giants sleeping like they did in Week 3. Big Blue will be ready for them this time. Record: 10-4

Week 16-Sunday, December 24-at Arizona Cardinals-4:25 pm EST
The Cardinals will give the Giants a stocking full of coal, ending their three-game win streak. Record: 10-5

Week 17-Sunday, December 31-vs. Washington Redskins-1:00 pm EST
The Giants closed their 2016 season by beating the Redskins on the road. This time around, they get to do it in front of their home fans. Record: 11-5

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