Here’s a look at the team preview for the New York Giants:
New York Giants
- Head Coach– Pat Shurmur (1 season with NY Giants)
- Offensive Coordinator-Mike Shula (1-year with team)
- Defensive Coordinator-James Bettcher (1-year with NY Giants)
ODDS TO WIN:
- NFC Championship- 15/1
- Super Bowl-75/1
- Over/Under Win Totals- 6
Last 4 Season Win Totals:
- 2014- 7
- 2015- 6
- 2016- 6
- 2017- 11
Eli Manning is expected to have a lot left in the tank. With 15 years of experience, he has been through it all. This year he may get replaced but the front offices say they have his back. Webb Davis is waiting to be his backup along with rookie Kyle Lauletta who was their fourth-round draft pick.
The Giants are exciting after grabbing Penn State running back Saquon Barkley in the NFL draft. He should be able to inject some enthusiasm that has been lacking in the running game. The other backs are Wayne Gallman and Jonathan Stewart.
When you have Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, and Even Engram to toss the ball to, then there are many possibilities to score. Travis Rudolph and Roger Lewis will vie for the wideout position.
Some nice additions to the offensive line come from left tackle Nate Solder and guard Patrick Omameh along with rookie Will Hernandez who was obtained in the NFL draft. Chad Wheeler may emerge as the right tackle they sorely need.
The Giants will be counting on two rookies they grabbed in the NFL draft with B.J. Hill and R.J. McIntosh. They provide some much-needed depth with Damon Harrison and Dalvin Thompson on the line. Josh Mauro will return after serving a four-game suspension for violating the PED policy.
The defense is switching to a 3-4 scheme and now Olivier Vernon is an outside linebacker for some good passing rushing. Draft pick Lorenzo Carter will slide into Vernon’s old spot and Jareem Martin will get plenty of action in this scheme of play.
Janoris Jenkins has loads of talent but he does bonehead things. Last year was dreadful for him with his play and one-game suspension. That was followed by an ankle injury. Eli Apple had the same kind of season. If these two can live up to their potential, the Giants may go far in the playoffs.
This aspect of the Giants game wasn’t very good last season. So for this year, the Giants traded for Riley Dixon of the Broncos as their punter. Aldrick Rosas was 31 st last season in field goal conversion and a new punter returner is in the fold with the signing of Cody Latimer.
August 9- Browns at home 7 PM
August 17- Lions on the road 7 PM
August 24- Jets on the road 7:30 PM
August 30- Patriots at home 7 PM
Regular Season Schedule:
(all games Eastern time)
September 9- Jaguars at home 1 PM
September 16- Cowboys on the road 8:20 PM
September 23- Texans on the road 1 PM
September 30- Saints at home 4:25 PM
October 7- Panthers on the road 1 PM
October 11- Eagles at home 8:20 PM
October 22- Falcons on the road 8:15 PM
October 28- Redskins at home 1 PM
November 4- BYE WEEK
November 12- 49’ers at home 8:15 PM
November 18- Buccaneers at home 1 PM
November 25- Eagles on the road 1 PM
December 2- Bears at home 1 PM
December 9- Redskins on the road 1 PM
December 16- Titans at home 1 PM
December 22/23- Colts on the road (Time and Date TBD)
December 30- Cowboys at home 1 PM
Owner- John K. Mara
General Manager-Dave Gettleman
Address-1925 Giants Drive, East Rutherford, NJ
Stadium- MetLife Stadium
Surface- FieldTurf (UBU)