New York Giants Easiest Games in 2022
With the 2022 NFL schedule now released, Last Word on Pro Football analyzes the schedules of all 32 NFL teams. Each program for the 32 teams will be divided into the most difficult matches (1-8) and the easiest matches (9-17). Here are the New York Giants’ easiest games on their 2022 schedule…
The easiest games on the 2022 New York Giants schedule
#9: Week 10 vs. Houston Texans
The Houston Texans have had a tough couple of seasons with ongoing questions about who the starting quarterback is and a revolving door at the head coaching job. But it’s a new era in Texas football with Lovie Smith at the helm. The Giants will come out of their bye week to host the Texans at MetLife Stadium in Week 10. They must take full advantage of their opponent’s struggles as the G-Men have the opportunity to make a statement at the scale of the league at the start of the second. halfway through the 2022 season. The Giants have only made the playoffs once since 2016. The fan base wants to move forward with rebuilding the team this season. Taking care of business against one of the worst teams in the NFL is the first turn to respectability.
#10: Week 11 vs. Detroit Lions
A Week 11 game between the Detroit Lions and the Giants could be a glimpse into the future of the NFL. Both franchises drafted key building blocks for their rebuild in last April’s draft. The G-Men selected Kayvon Thibodeaux and Evan Neal in the first round. The Lions are equally excited about their picks, Aidan Hutchinson and Jameson Williams, who are making an impact this season. However, the odds are slim that Williams will be healthy enough to start the 2022 campaign in the Lions’ starting lineup. Hopefully he will see some playing time in this game. On the field, the Giants have struggled against the Lions lately. To snap a two-game losing streak, the G-Men will need to force Jared Goff to return the ball with constant pocket pressure. Beating the Texans and Lions would be a promising start to the second half of the season.
#11: Week 7 @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Road games are rarely easy, but the Giants might have hit a home run with a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 7. The Jaguars were busy in free agency this offseason. But it’s hard to imagine the roster getting the chemistry needed to turn the tide. Hopefully, the Giants gain the confidence to be a dangerous road opponent next season. This match would be the perfect time for Daboll to show off his head coaching style as he would need to be acclimated to his new position.
#12: Week 13 vs. Washington Commanders
Surprise, surprise, the Washington Commanders will have a new starting quarterback for the 2022 season. Carson Wentz is new to the DC community, but not to the NFC East. Wentz has talent, but the jury is still out on whether he can make the pitches needed to bail Washington out of its current malaise. The Giants and Commanders will see each other twice in three weeks as the series begins in a Week 13 game at MetLife Stadium. So what might have been easy offensively in the first game, might not be there in the second game. It will be a game of constant adjustments for both coaches.
#13: Week 16 vs Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings are entering a new era under head coach Kevin O’Connell. Like their quarterback Kirk Cousins, the Vikings have been underperforming for years. So, this proud franchise has a lot to prove in 2022. The Giants have had a terrible record against the Vikings lately. They have lost the last three games between the two teams since 2015. The G-Men offense has averaged just over 12 points over the three games. But this year’s game could be different. It could be the closest talent of the two formations since the 2000s. The Giants must take advantage of their ground in this meeting.
#14: Week 17 vs. Indianapolis Colts
All eyes will be on this season-ending affair between the Indianapolis Colts and the Giants at MetLife Stadium. New Colts quarterback Matt Ryan has a good offensive supporting cast surrounding him this season. NFL watchers expect them to be tough for an AFC playoff spot. However, the Colts have been a good team the past two seasons but have struggled on the road. The Giants could ruin their party by being a formidable roadblock on their way to the playoffs.
#15: Week 15 @ Washington Commanders
Often it doesn’t matter where the Giants or Commanders are in the NFC East standings. Chances are you’ll see a lively affair in this Week 15 road contest. Commanders have added several new pieces to the roster in hopes of winning the NFC East. Adding Wentz to the offensive mix gives COs a definite upgrade at quarterback. The pressure will be on the Giants secondary to limit the number of big throws in the game. Keeping the Commanders’ attack in check could favor the G-Men in a tough divisional clash.
#16: Week 14 vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Game-wise, it’s hard to say a game against an NFL East rival like the Philadelphia Eagles would be easy. But the Giants are having this Week 14 contest and it could do a lot for them in this year’s game. The Eagles have been as dominant an opponent as the G-Men. They won eight consecutive games in the annual series before the Giants ended the streak in 2020. A home game of this nature won’t be easy, but a victory over the Eagles could be a first step for the new front. office. Keep in mind that they are as experienced and talented as any NFL team.
#17: Week 12 @ Dallas Cowboys (Thanksgiving)
The dynamic of the NFC East is a lot like brothers going head-to-head in backyard games. The game can be fiery and passionate at times, but the outcome can go both ways. The Giants will spend their Thanksgiving on the road in Dallas. Historically, the G-Men have done well on Turkey Day with a 7-5-3 record. The last time they played on Thanksgiving was against Washington in 2017. Historically, the Giants have played well inside Jerry Jones’ mausoleum with a 5-8 record. In these road victories, the defense folded but did not break. The majority of fights came down to the last possession of the game. Losing to the Giants would be a blow to the Dallas Cowboys’ playoff hopes.
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