The New York Giants are finished with mandatory minicamp and won’t be together as a team again until the end of July for training camp.
There’s a feeling around the team and amongst fans that the 2017 New York Giants will be able to dethrone the Dallas Cowboys and win the NFC East.
Even though we’re still in June, it’s never too early to do predictions.
Here’s our early game by game prediction for the Giants this season
Week 1 @Cowboys: W (1-0)
With All-Pro defensive tackle Damon Harrison and defensive ends Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon, the Giants still match-up well against the talented Cowboys offensive line. The Cowboys defense is still suspect, and the Giants offense will be much better than last season. Just like last yea, the Giants start the season with a win at Dallas.
Week 2 vs Lions: W (2-0)
The Giants will pickup their second win of the season in their home opener on Monday Night Football. The Giants front four will provide consistent pressure on quarterback Matthew Stafford, and force him into a couple of turnovers.
Week 3 @Eagles: L (2-1)
For whatever reason, the Giants struggle playing in Philadelphia as they haven’t won their since 2013. The Eagles added a lot of firepower this offseason in wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith. The Giants woes in Philly continue as they lose by a field goal.
Week 4 @Buccaneers: L (2-2)
Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is on the verge of being a star in this league. In the offseason, Tampa added Giants nemesis DeSean Jackson and drafted O.J. Howard making them one of the more explosive teams in the NFC. Eli Manning and the Giants offense will put points against Tampa’s defense, but the Giants will lose another close game.
Week 5 Chargers: W (3-2)
The Giants will get back to their winning ways with in a blowout win over the Chargers. Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall will each score touchdowns, and Eli Manning will pick up his first victory over the team that drafted him.
Week 6 @ Broncos: W (4-2)
The Broncos have one of the best defenses in the NFL and playing at Mile High is one of the hardest places to win. But as it stands right now, the Broncos have huge question marks at the quarterback position. The Giants defense will be able to shut down the Broncos offense and the Giants will win a low scoring game.
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Week 7 Seahawks: W (5-2)
This will be one of the most intriguing matchups of the season between the Giants receivers going up against the Legion Of Boom. The Legion of Boom is still great, but the Giants have too many playmakers for them to cover. The Giants win their third straight game going into their bye week.
Week 8 BYE: (5-2)
Week 9 Rams: W (6-2)
The Giants come off their BYE week to take on the struggling Rams. Unless the Giants enter this game overconfident, they’ll win this game easily.
Week 10 @49ers: W (7-2)
The Giants will beat up on their third consecutive opponent from the NFC West as the Giants will have another comfortable win.
Week 11 Chiefs: W (8-2)
Andy Reid teams have always given the Giants fits, but the Chiefs offense is too conservative and lacks fire power to be able to move the ball consistently against the Giants defense. Big Blue will win their sixth game in a row.
Week 12 @Redskins: W (9-2)
It’s tough playing a divisional game on the road on a short week, especially when it’s on Thanksgiving. The Redskins will not pose the same threat to the Giants as they’ve done in previous seasons as DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon are no longer on the team. Look for the Giants to break the game open in the second half.
Week 13 @Raiders: L (9-3)
The Giants seven game winning streak will come to an end as they play what will likely be their final game at the black hole. Derek Carr and Eli Manning will put on a terrific quarterback duel, but Oakland will win by a touchdown.
Week 14 Cowboys: L (9-4)
The Giants will lose their first home game of the season as the Cowboys end their four-game losing streak to Big Blue with a game-winning drive in the final minutes.
Week 15 Eagles: W (10-4)
The Giants get back to their winning ways and in the process they clinch a playoff berth as they get revenge from their Week 3 loss to Philly.
Week 16 @Cardinals: L (10-5)
The Giants won’t sweep the NFC West as they will lose to the Cardinals who are still fighting for a wildcard spot.
Week 17 Redskins: W (11-5)
The Giants will complete the season sweep of Washington, and in the process win the NFC East for the first time since 2011 as they’ll finish one game ahead of the 10-6 Dallas Cowboys.