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Giants 3rd in strength of schedule - YIKES

Posted on: April 21, 2010 10:06 am

3. New York Giants . The final-month stretch, including trips to Minnesota, Green Bay and Washington, could cause them to fade.

What happens to the Giants come playoff time? In or Out?

Here is their schedule(from, what do we win? What do we lose?

Carolina Panthers
New Meadowlands Stadium
Sunday Sept. 12, 1 p.m., FOX
The Panthers will visit the Giants for the third consecutive season. Last Dec. 27, the Giants lost their final game in Giants Stadium to Carolina, 41-9, and now trail in the regular season series, 3-2. In their 2008 home finale the Giants defeated the Panthers in overtime, 34-28, to clinch home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. In home games vs. Carolina, the Giants are 1-2 in the regular season and 0-1 in the postseason. The Panthers are coached by John Fox, who was the Giants' defensive coordinator from 1997-2001.

Indianapolis Colts
Lucas Oil Stadium
Sunday, Sept. 19, 8:20 p.m., NBC
The Giants trail in the regular season series, 7-6. This will be the second game featuring Eli and Peyton Manning as the starting quarterbacks – thus the second game in NFL history in which brothers are the opposing starters at quarterback. The Colts won the first such meeting, 26-21, on Sept. 10, 2006. This will be the Giants' first visit to Lucas Oil Stadium, which opened in 2008. They won both of their previous two games in Indianapolis, 27-7 in 1990 and 44-24 in 2002.

Tennessee Titans
New Meadowlands Stadium
Sunday, Sept. 26, 1 p.m., CBS
The Giants lead the series, 5-4, against the franchise that played in Houston prior to 1997 and was known as the Oilers prior to 1999. The Giants have lost their last four games against the Oilers/Titans and have not won a game in the series since a 13-10 Monday night triumph in the Astrodome on Nov. 21, 1994. Since then, the Giants lost to the Oilers in Memphis (10-6 on Nov. 9, 1997) and to the Titans in Nashville (28-14 on Oct. 1, 2000 and 24-21 on Nov. 26, 2006) and in Giants Stadium (32-29 in overtime on Dec. 1, 2002). In the most recent meeting, the Giants led 21-0 in the fourth quarter before allowing 24 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. The Giants are 3-1 in home games against the Oilers/Titans.

Chicago Bears
New Meadowlands Stadium
Sunday, Oct. 3, 8:20 p.m., NBC
The Giants trail in both the regular season (27-18-2) and the postseason (5-3) series. They have not defeated the Bears in a regular season home game since a 28-24 victory in Yankee Stadium on Oct. 5, 1969 (though the Giants routed the Bears, 31-3, in a 1990 NFC Divisional Playoff Game). Chicago won in the Bronx in 1970 and in Giants Stadium in 1977, 1995, 2004 and most recently, on Nov. 12, 2006 (38-20). The teams last met on Dec. 2, 2007, when the Giants earned a 21-16 victory in Soldier Field.

Houston Texans
Reliant Stadium
Sunday, Oct. 10, 1 p.m., FOX
The Giants are 1-1 against the Texans, who were an expansion team in 2002. On Nov. 24, 2002, the Giants lost in Houston, 16-14. The teams last met on Nov. 5, 2006, when the Giants defeated the Texans in Giants Stadium, 14-10.

Detroit Lions
New Meadowlands Stadium
Sunday, Oct. 17, 1 p.m., FOX
The Giants trail in the regular season series, 20-18-1 and lost each of their last three home games against Detroit – in 1994, 2000 and a 28-13 decision on Oct. 24, 2004. The Giants' last home victory over Detroit was a 20-0 shutout on Nov. 18, 1990. The Giants won their most recent meeting, 16-10 at Detroit on Nov. 18, 2007.

Dallas Cowboys
Cowboys Stadium: Monday, Oct. 25, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
New Meadowlands Stadium: Sunday, Nov. 14, 4:15 p.m., FOX
The Giants trail in the regular season series, 55-38-2. Last season, the Giants swept the Cowboys for the first time since 2004. On Sept. 20, Lawrence Tynes kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to give the Giants a 33-31 victory before more than 105,000 fans in the first-ever regular season game in Cowboys Stadium. The Giants completed a sweep with a 31-24 triumph in Giants Stadium on Dec. 6. The teams split their two games in 2008, with each team winning at home: In 2007, Dallas won both regular season games: 45-35 on Sept. 9 in Texas Stadium and 31-20 on Nov. 11 in Giants Stadium. But the Giants defeated the Cowboys, 21-17, on Jan. 13 in an NFC Divisional Playoff Game in Dallas, their only postseason meeting with the Cowboys. The Giants were 19-14 vs. Dallas in Giants Stadium. They are 16-31-1 in Dallas. The Giants have swept the season series 11 times, while Dallas has 18 series sweeps.

Seattle Seahawks
Qwest Field
Sunday, Nov. 7, 4:05 p.m., FOX
The Giants lead the series against the Seahawks, 8-5, including a 44-6 rout in their most recent meeting on Oct. 5, 2008. The Giants are 2-5 in Seattle, including 0-2 in Qwest Field, where they lost 24-21 in overtime on Nov. 27, 2005 and 42-30 on Sept. 24, 2006. The Giants were 6-1 against the Seahawks in Giants Stadium.

Philadelphia Eagles
Lincoln Financial Field: Sunday, Nov. 21, *8:20 p.m., NBC
New Meadowlands Stadium: Sunday, Dec. 19, *1 p.m., FOX
The Giants lead the regular season series that began in 1933, 79-69-2, and are tied in the postseason series, 2-2. Last year, the Eagles swept the season series for the first time since 2004, winning 40-17 on Nov. 1 in Philadelphia and 45-38 on Dec. 13 in Giants Stadium. The first of those games broke the Giants' four-game regular season winning streak in Lincoln Financial Field. Either the Giants or the Eagles have swept the season series in 21 of the last 25 years. The Giants won both games in 1985, 86, 87, 93, 94, 97-2000, 2005 and 2007 (11 sweeps). Philadelphia swept the series in 1988, 89, 91, 92, 95, 96, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2009 (10 sweeps). The teams split their season series in 1990, 2002, 2006 and 2008. The Giants are 4-3 in the regular season and 0-1 in postseason play in Lincoln Financial Field. They were 15-19 vs. Philadelphia in regular season games in Giants Stadium.

Jacksonville Jaguars
New Meadowlands Stadium
Sunday Nov. 28, *1 p.m., CBS
The series is tied, 2-2. Tom Coughlin has coached in each of those games, three as the Jaguars' head coach and one on the Giants' sideline. The Giants lost to the Jaguars in Jacksonville, 40-13, Sept. 7, 1997. They twice defeated the Jaguars in Giants Stadium (28-25 on Dec. 23, 2005 and 24-17 on Nov. 3, 2002). Coughlin returned to Jacksonville as the Giants coach on Nov. 20, 2006, but the visitors lost on a Monday night, 26-10.

Washington Redskins
New Meadowlands Stadium: Sunday, Dec. 5, *1 p.m., FOX
FedEx Field: Sunday, Jan. 2, *1 p.m., FOX
The Giants have played the Redskins every year since 1932 and lead the regular season series, 89-61-4. The postseason series is tied, 1-1. The Giants have faced the Redskins 154 times in the regular season, making this their most frequently-contested rivalry. In 2009, the Giants swept the series for the second year in a row and the third time in four years. They won on Sept. 13 in Giants Stadium, 23-17 and on Dec. 21 in Washington, 45-12. The Giants have swept the season series with the Redskins 29 times. They were 22-12 against the Redskins in Giants Stadium and are 7-5-1 in FedEx Field.

Minnesota Vikings
The Metrodome
Sunday, Dec. 12, *1 p.m. FOX
The Giants trail in the regular season series, 12-9, but lead the postseason series, 2-1. This is the third consecutive season the Giants will visit Minnesota, where they are 4-6, including 4-3 in the Metrodome. They lost their regular season finale there each of the previous two years after winning in the dome in 2002, 2003 and 2004. Last season, the Giants closed their 8-8 season with a 44-7 loss to the Vikings. Minnesota has won four consecutive games in the series, including triumphs in Giants Stadium in 2005 and 2007. All three postseason games between the teams were played in Giants Stadium, including the Giants' 41-0 victory in the 2000 NFC Championship Game.

Green Bay Packers
Lambeau Field
Sunday, Dec. 26, *4:15 p.m., FOX
The Giants trail in the regular season series, 25-21-2, and in the postseason series, 4-2. This is the teams' first meeting since the Giants' epic 23-20 overtime victory in frigid Green Bay in the 2007 NFC Championship Game. The Packers won each of their last three games in Giants Stadium – in 1998, 2001 and a 35-13 triumph on Sept. 16, 2007. The Giants' most recent home victory over Green Bay was a 27-7 decision on Nov. 8, 1992.


Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: April 21, 2010 10:14 am

Giants 3rd in strength of schedule - YIKES

Week 1
Sept. 12, 1 p.m., Ch. 5
vs. Carolina

Week 2
Sept. 19, 8:20 p.m., Ch. 4
at Indianapolis (Sunday Night Football)

Week 3
Sept. 26, 1 p.m., Ch. 2
vs. Tennessee

Week 4
Oct. 3, 8:20 p.m., Ch. 4
vs. Chicago (Sunday Night Football)

Week 5
Oct. 10, 1 p.m., Ch. 5
at Houston

Week 6
Oct. 17, 1 p.m., Ch. 5
vs. Detriot

Week 7
Oct. 25, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
at Dallas

Week 8

Week 9
Nov. 7, 4:05 p.m., Ch. 5
at Seattle

Week 10
Nov. 14, 4:15 p.m., Ch. 5
vs. Dallas

Week 11*
Nov. 21, 8:20 p.m., Ch. 4
at Philadelphia (Sunday Night Football)

Week 12*
Nov. 28, 1 p.m., Ch. 2
vs. Jacksonville

Week 13*
Dec. 5, 1 p.m., Ch. 5
vs. Washington

Week 14*
Dec. 12, 1 p.m., Ch. 5
at Minnesota

Week 15*
Dec. 19, 1 p.m., Ch. 5
vs. Philadelphia

Week 16*
Dec. 26, 4:15 p.m., Ch. 5
at Green Bay

Week 17*
Jan. 2, 1 p.m., Ch. 5
at Washington

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