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Giants have 24th-toughest schedule in 2013

Posted by Dan Salomone on February 8, 2013 – 9:46 am

panthersPerhaps more than any other professional sports league, the NFL landscape changes drastically from season to season. So looking at next year’s strength of schedule might not be completely ideal less than a week after the Super Bowl.

However, the Giants entered 2012 with the most difficult slate (based on opponents’ records from the year before), and it’s hard to argue it didn’t hold true. The Giants faced both Super Bowl participants and three of the four teams who competed in the conference championship games.

With that said, the Giants, based on 2012 records, have the 24th-most difficult schedule in 2013, according to the NFL. Around the NFC East, the Redskins are 18th, the Eagles 20th, and the Cowboys come in right behind the Giants at 25th.

VIEW: GIANTS 2013 OPPONENTS

Here is a look at the strength of schedules for the 94th NFL season:

2013 Strength of schedule
Team

SOS

Opponent record
Carolina Panthers

.543

138-116-2
Detroit Lions

.539

138-118-0
New Orleans Saints

.539

137-117-2
St. Louis Rams

.539

137-117-2
Baltimore Ravens

.535

137-119-0
Green Bay Packers

.533

136-119-1
Arizona Cardinals

.520

131-121-4
Miami Dolphins

.520

133-123-0
San Francisco 49ers

.520

132-122-2
Minnesota Vikings

.516

132-124-0
Seattle Seahawks

.516

130-122-4
Cincinnati Bengals

.508

130-126-0
Jacksonville Jaguars

.508

129-125-2
New England Patriots

.508

130-126-0
Atlanta Falcons

.504

128-126-0
Chicago Bears

.502

128-127-1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

.500

127-127-2
Washington Redskins

.498

127-128-1
New York Jets

.496

127-129-0
Philadelphia Eagles

.496

127-129-0
Cleveland Browns

.492

126-130-0
Pittsburgh Steelers

.496

126-130-0
Tennessee Titans

.488

124-130-2
New York Giants

.480

123-133-0
Dallas Cowboys

.480

121-134-1
Buffalo Bills

.473

121-135-0
Houston Texans

.473

120-134-2
Kansas City Chiefs

.473

121-135-0
Oakland Raiders

.469

120-136-0
Indianapolis Colts

.461

117-137-2
San Diego Chargers

.457

117-139-0
Denver Broncos

.430

110-146-0

Posted in Daily Blitz | 18 Comments »


18 Responses to “Giants have 24th-toughest schedule in 2013”

  1. By fredsfocus on Feb 9, 2013 | Reply

    I notice that 4 our of the 10 “experts” in the posetd “mock draft” thought the Giants would select a TE in the first round. I don’t known Mr. Reese, but I believe there is not the slightest chance in the world that the Giants will invest a first round draft choice in a TE. Geesh!

  2. By ken08840 on Feb 9, 2013 | Reply

    The Giants need a strong middle linebacker and corner help!!!

  3. By bob on Feb 9, 2013 | Reply

    you dont have to know mr reese to realize it doesn’t matter whos around, we take the best player available, we dont draft for need.

  4. By E from B on Feb 9, 2013 | Reply

    Best player available. Mantra. Doctrine. Proven.
    ‘You draft to fill a need & you fill a need while your opponent gets an all-star.’ – St. Ernie d’Accorsi

  5. By squib on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    That belief pretty much went out the window last season when they drafted the best running back available in Wilson, Im not saying he might not have been the best player available, but you have to think need was at the very least a tiebreaker in the decision to take him first.

  6. By squib on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    There are many different opinions on what the Giants biggest area of need is; it could be T, G, CB, or MLB, but I say it is DE, and I hope they take the best DE available, and I hope Ziggy Ansah is available at 19.

  7. By Ben Singer on Feb 11, 2013 | Reply

    David Wilson is a great example of draft strategy that works. Just as the team was getting ‘long in the tooth’ with Brandon Jacobs (gone and benched in SF)and Ahmad Bradshaw, who gallantly fought his way through foot injuries in 2012, Wilson emerged as the heir apparent. The same can be said for JPP; most felt the d-line when he was drafted was fine. They have enough holes to fill that the ‘best athlete available’ will fill both a need and make them better, for sure. Draft on, Mr. Reese and staff. We need your best thinking to make the team better!

  8. By jake samson on Feb 11, 2013 | Reply

    They need a faster and stronger offensive line. Replace Diehl….Lose Webster and get a better cornerback or safety…And keep Blackburn, but add another fast LB….

  9. By LWayneJ on Feb 11, 2013 | Reply

    Personally, I feel that the replacement should have been made at OC. The following questions will reveal why: 1. How is that we go from a 3 game lead in the division in week 8 to finishing the season at 9 – 7? 2. How is it with, not only the division lead on the line, but also making the playoffs in the balance; between weeks 15 (against the Falcons) and 16 (against Baltimore) we don’t score more than 14 points (none in Atlanta)? 3. Even with injuries to Nicks, Brown, and Bradshaw; you still have a healthy Cruz, Hixon, and Randall: not to mention on the bench Barden, Jernigan, and Da’rel Scott (all of which is good enought o make the team every year, but not good enough to be given playing time?). All of this tells me that we do not have someone who knows how to develop and trust the talent that has been provided. In which case, it’s not the roster that is the problem, but the person in charge of calling the plays.

  10. By Clemie on Feb 12, 2013 | Reply

    It’s time for the Prince and Barden to come through for the Giants. I don’t know who they will draft this year, but these two guys need to step up and play Giant football or get rid of them…………….

  11. By Anonymous on Feb 12, 2013 | Reply

    I really do not understand what diffrence it makes if we have the toughest schedule on paper or the weakest. This is the NFL and you need to play your best football every week or you will get beat. The Giants need to focus each week on the team they are playing and prepare for that team as if it is a playoff game. This idea that they can turn “it” on when they need to is a joke and it results in the kind of season that we ended up with.

  12. By Michael Oliva on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    It’s pretty evident that the Giants address need in free agency and best player available in the draft. It’s worked well during the Reese era and should continue.
    Having said that, we haven’t had a premier linebacker for awhile. It would be nice if we could get one to stop those completions over the middle and to the tight ends. Second, they really need a presence in the middle of the D line. They hardly ever get a push up the middle and their interior lineman can be blocked one on one. They need a guy that it takes 2 O lineman to block.

  13. By Daniel Boone on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    It’s easy to understand. Just look at the numbers. It makes sense that your chance of winning is higher against weaker opponents and the data bears that out. If that were not true odds makers would be in a lot of trouble. Their livelihood depends precisely on calculating those chances correctly. The Giants are NOT an exception to this fact.

    It goes without saying that you have to play hard every week. Give it your all. That is not the issue.

  14. By tony on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    what they need to do is sign victor cruz

  15. By Anthony Truncale on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Tom should instill this years mantra THE SUPER BOWL is a HOME GAME this year and we need to be all in every play every game all 16 games not just first 8! Could be Extra Special season if all things shake out . I’m on the bus for this upcoming MEGA Season!!!

  16. By Ken G on Feb 20, 2013 | Reply

    I agree with LWayneJ it is time to get rid of the OC Kevin Gilbright. He can not adjust,the teams game plan, If plays do not work. We get rid of players whose time is up, let have the OC move on. tks

  17. By GMENSB48CHAMPS on Feb 20, 2013 | Reply

    The only thing the NY football Giants need is to be more consistant about not being inconsistant and that comes with staying healthy and injury free throughout the off-season and remain very well conditioned through the pre-season and regular season. When we are healthy and playing smart and no key injuries it really doesnt matter who the other team is we are better. Our best is better than any other teams best, 2 SB Championships in 5 years and if things go right it will be 3 SB Championships in 6 years and it will be celebrated at OUR HOUSE!!!

  18. By Anonymous on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    I have to say Jake Samson is on the right track, I wouldn’t get rid of Deihl right off but I understand his reason. Blackburn never quits, plays with heart and is always around the ball. Cornerback must be upgraded, if we couldn’t get a pass rush, we got burnt pure and simple! They never made a play when they needed one. Wilson is a stud back there, I believe he lead the Giants with pics last season, but please lets address Corey Websters ineptness, lets try and get a big athletic corner back there. Lets stay ahead of the game with our O-line try to get some youth mixed in with our vets and strengthen our linebackers.

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