Folks, I absolutely can’t believe that I’m typing this, but due to some injuries around the league and a very favorable schedule for the Giants, there’s a chance that they can start the season 4-0. This isn’t something that I expected to be typing 48 hours ago but it’s where we’re at!
So how is this possible? It’s pretty simple. The Giants beat a poor Panthers team, they beat the Cowboys without Dak Prescott, and they beat a bottom tier Bears team.
Let’s start with the Panthers, there’s a chance that Christian McCaffery absolutely slashes us through the air due to our poor ILB play. The Giants will really have to gameplan against him. There’s also a chance that the Giants focus in on him like they did on Derrick Henry and neutralize the threat.
In terms of beating Dallas, it’s pretty simple: Cooper Rush is playing quarterback for them who only has one career start and just 63 career pass attempts. It’ll be a home game with a fired up crowd in our all white color rush uniforms. That’s a recipe for a win if I’ve ever seen one.
Last up in our opening four game stretch is the Chicago Bears. Look, I know that the Bears beat the 49ers in week 1, but you’d have to think that the weather played a drastic impact on that game. The field was an absolute mess. Weather is a great equalizer. The Bears are one of the only teams in the NFL that has worse personnel than the Giants though they do have a quarterback advantage.
Now I’m sincerely hoping that this team can start 4-0. I’m also not blind to the fact that we can blow every single one of these games. But for today, for this week, for right now, I’m choosing to be positive about this team. We’ve suffered for half a decade watching the likes of Ben Mcadoo, Pat Shurmur, Joe Judge, and Dave Gettleman lead this football team. I’m choosing to embrace every second of this run and hopefully at least make this season interesting.
In Brian Daboll and Joe Schoen we trust!