Giants Game-by-Game Predictions

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With the NFL regular season quickly approaching, it is officially time to unveil my New York Football Giants game-by-game record predictions! The team had a promising 9-7-1 campaign that included a playoff appearance and win over the Minnesota Vikings on the road. However, their season came to an end with a blowout loss to the eventual NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles. With that being said, Brian Daboll and Joe Schoen revitalized the Giants. Despite the lack of star receivers, New York won many close games and clinched their first playoff berth since 2016. This is a great result after a 4-12 record the year before.

The Giants went to work in free agency, signing Parris Campbell, Bobby Okereke, Darren Waller, A’Shawn Robinson, and trading for Isaiah Simmons. They also drafted well, adding Deonte Banks, John Michael Schmitz, and Jalin Hyatt to fulfill the team’s biggest needs. The receiving core looks a lot better with Hyatt and Campbell, as well as receiving tight end Waller. RB Saquon Barkley returns to lead the Giants’ running back room as well.

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On defense, Xavier McKinney and Banks star in the secondary. Kayvon Thibodeaux, Dexter Lawrence, and Leonard Williams are some of the big names up front for Big Blue. On the other side of the line of scrimmage, the offensive line will be led by All-Pro left tackle Andrew Thomas. Right tackle Evan Neal and center John Michael Schmitz will shore up the line as well. Graham Gano remains one of the league’s most accurate kickers.

QB Daniel Jones looks to prove that he deserves every penny of the $160 million contract he signed this offseason, especially with a better roster surrounding him. With a tough schedule, will that be enough for the Giants to return to the playoffs? Can they make some more noise in the postseason? Keep reading and you’ll find out!

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Week 1: Giants vs. Cowboys, Sunday, September 10th, 8:20 PM, NBC (SNF)

The Giants open the 2023 season with a familiar first-week opponent and hated division rival, the Dallas Cowboys. While the Cowboys have been dominant against the Giants in recent years, this year feels a little bit different. New York has gotten better on both sides of the football. While Dallas has too, MetLife Stadium will be electric for this Sunday Night Football clash.

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Daniel Jones connects with Jalin Hyatt for a deep touchdown and throws another to Darren Waller. He also adds 70 rushing yards and a score on the ground. Saquon rushes for 125 yards and a couple of touchdowns after an uncertain offseason. Dak Prescott throws a game-sealing interception to Deonte Banks with the Cowboys trailing by four with under two minutes left in the football game. Everything clicks for Big Blue, and disappointed Cowboys fans leave MetLife Stadium while Giants fans revel in the victory long after the clock hits triple zeroes!

Final score: Giants 35, Cowboys 31

Record prediction: 1-0

Week 2: Giants @ Cardinals, Sunday, September 17th, 4:05 PM, FOX

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The Giants hit the road for the first time this season to visit the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals are rebuilding and will likely either start Josh Dobbs or Clayton Tune at quarterback. Arizona very well may have the NFL’s worst roster. They also recently traded one of their best players, Isaiah Simmons, to the Giants. After an inspiring victory in Week 1, the Giants hit some bumps on the road. Jones throws his first interception of the season, but he also scores four touchdowns. Two of them go to new addition Parris Campbell. The Giants win easily and improve to 2-0 to open the 2023 season.

Final score: Giants 28, Cardinals 7

Record prediction: 2-0

Week 3: Giants @ 49ers, Thursday, September 21st, 8:15 PM, Prime Video (TNF)

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The Giants stay on the West Coast to visit the 49ers on Thursday Night Football. The Niners went to the NFC Championship game, and their roster looks just as talented (if not more) this season. A painful loss to Philly came one game after the Giants suffered the same fate. The Niners look to compete for another Super Bowl and the Giants aren’t quite there yet. On short rest and on the road, the Giants don’t have enough to compete with San Francisco’s loaded offense. DE Nick Bosa comes up with a big sack on Jones to prevent the Giants from a comeback bid late in the game. He will have returned to the Niners from his holdout for the regular season. QB Brock Purdy does just enough to manage the game and the 49ers hold on to get the win.

Final score: 49ers 28, Giants 14

Record prediction: 2-1

Week 4: Giants vs. Seahawks, Monday, October 2nd, 8:15 PM, ESPN (MNF)

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The Giants return to MetLife Stadium for their third primetime clash in four games, when they host the Seattle Seahawks. They are coming off a similar resurgence as the Giants. The Seahawks rode a breakout season from longtime backup quarterback Geno Smith to a playoff appearance. They’ll look to end up in a similar position this season. New York lost to the Seahawks on the road last season. With an improved roster, playing at home, and being well-rested, the Giants get revenge this year, however. Barkley has a game-winning touchdown after a highlight catch from Waller puts Big Blue in the red zone late in the game.

Final score: Giants 28, Seahawks 24

Record prediction: 3-1

Week 5: Giants @ Dolphins, Sunday, October 8th, 1:00 PM, FOX

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The Giants head to South Beach for their first 1 PM kickoff of the season. They take on another talented opponent, the Miami Dolphins. Led by star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and receiver Tyreek Hill, the Dolphins look to contend in a crowded AFC East. Josh Allen’s Bills and Aaron Rodgers’ Jets will look to compete alongside them. Miami’s defense is tough at home, and Jones throws an untimely interception. Unfortunately, it goes for a pick-six with the Giants already down a touchdown…

Final score: Dolphins 35, Giants 21

Record prediction: 3-2

Week 6: Giants @ Bills, Sunday, October 15th, 8:20 PM, NBC (SNF)

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The Giants visit their second consecutive AFC East opponent and in-state opponent, the Buffalo Bills. Coming off another AFC East division title, the Bills have failed to break through to a Super Bowl. They are consistently one of the top teams in the AFC, however, and will be tough to beat at home. After a game in sunny Miami, the cold of Buffalo is a tough adjustment for Big Blue. Saquon Barkley has a big day on the ground, but Allen finds Stefon Diggs for two touchdowns. RB James Cook scores for the Bills as well. The Giants lose by double-digits for the second straight week. However, they come out of the toughest part of their schedule with a 3-3 record.

Final score: Bills 30, Giants 17

Record prediction: 3-3

Week 7: Giants vs. Commanders, Sunday, October 22nd, 1:00 PM, CBS

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The Giants return home to battle another divisional opponent, the Washington Commanders. New York has been pretty successful against Washington in recent years, and that was before the Giants’ surge last season. After tying at MetLife last season, the Giants bounce back against the new-look Commanders. They win a close game on another Jalin Hyatt deep touchdown.

Final score: Giants 21, Commanders 14

Record prediction: 4-3

Week 8: Giants vs. Jets, Sunday, October 29th, 1:00 PM, CBS

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The Giants host the Jets for bragging rights between the two New York/New Jersey football teams. Both teams will have winning records coming into this contest. After Rodgers got into it with Jihad Ward during their preseason matchup, tensions will be high between Big Blue and Gang Green. Unfortunately for Giants fans, Rodgers throws five touchdowns and Jones falls one touchdown short. The Jets get a rare win over their MetLife stadium co-tenants, but at least the Jets also beat the Cowboys and Eagles. This will keep the Giants in the division race.

Final score: Jets 35, Giants 28

Record prediction: 4-4

Week 9: Giants @ Raiders, Sunday, November 5th, 4:25 PM, FOX

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The Giants visit Las Vegas for a clash against the Raiders. Jimmy Garoppolo connects with Davante Adams for a couple of touchdowns and doesn’t turn the ball over. However, Jones lights up the Raiders defense with a couple of scores on the ground. He also finds Waller for a couple more touchdowns against his old team. The Giants offense has a field day, and Big Blue bounces back in a big way by blowing out the Raiders.

Final score: Giants 42, Raiders 21

Record prediction: 5-4

Week 10: Giants @ Cowboys, Sunday, November 12th, 4:25 PM, FOX

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The Giants stay on the road for a rematch with the Cowboys. Dallas is always a tough place to play, especially for other NFC East teams. This is why things don’t go the Giants’ way in Jerry World. Dak Prescott redeems himself and finds his star-studded receivers for 300 yards and three touchdowns. Aside from a Kayvon Thibodeaux sack, the Giants struggle to keep up. The Cowboys get revenge and continue to hold second place in the NFC East behind the Eagles for the time being.

Final score: Cowboys 28, Giants 21

Record prediction: 5-5

Week 11: Giants @ Commanders, Sunday, November 19th, 1:00 PM, FOX

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Both defenses shine again in the rematch between the Giants and Commanders in D.C. Sam Howell throws an interception to Xavier McKinney while looking for Terry McLaurin on a deep ball. The Commanders, down seven late in the game, cannot prevent Graham Gano from icing the game with a field goal from 57 yards out.

Final score: Giants 24, Commanders 14

Record prediction: 6-5

Week 12: Giants vs. Patriots, Sunday, November 26th, 1:00. FOX

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The Giants return home to battle their two-time Super Bowl opponent, the New England Patriots. Years later, New England’s dynasty is dead, and the Patriots are expected to come in last in a tough division that features three more talented teams. However, with Bill Belichick coaching, the Patriots aren’t going to be a pushover, and Mac Jones plays an interception-free game to keep the Pats close down the stretch. Daniel Jones makes some plays with his legs and the Big Blue defense does just enough to win the game, giving the Giants some momentum in a more favorable part of their schedule.

Final score: Giants 21, Patriots 17

Record prediction: 7-5

Week 13: Bye Week

The Giants get some well-deserved rest late into the 2023 season.

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Week 14: Giants vs. Packers, Monday, December 11th, 8:15 PM, ESPN

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Coming off a bye week, the Giants battle the Green Bay Packers in a return to Monday Night Football. The Packers will be led by new starting quarterback Jordan Love, but they should be behind the Lions and Vikings in the NFC North. With Aaron Rodgers in New York now, they are working with a less talented roster. After the Giants beat a Rodgers-led Packers team in London, the Pack will struggle to keep up with the new-look Giants at MetLife. A well-rested Giants team takes care of business and cruises to victory over the Packers. With the loss, Green Bay struggles to keep up in the NFC Wild Card race.

Final score: Giants 28, Packers 14

Record prediction: 8-5

Week 15: Giants @ Saints, Sunday, December 17th, 1:00 PM, FOX

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The Giants head to New Orleans to take on the Saints. Past matchups between the two teams have been interesting, and this New Orleans team is likely the best team in the NFC South. Derek Carr, Alvin Kamara, and Michael Thomas pose a threat on offense and the defense has solid pieces up front and in the secondary. Regardless, the Giants prove to be too much with all of their own receiving weapons. They win an exciting shootout similar to one the two teams had in 2015.

Final score: Giants 48, Saints 42

Record prediction: 9-5

Week 16: Giants @ Eagles, Monday, December 25th, 4:30 PM, FOX

After knocking off the Saints in a thriller, the Giants head to Lincoln Financial Field for a Christmas Day clash with the Eagles. Big Blue has not won in Philadelphia in nine years, and that is not expected to change this year either. Although the G-Men got better on both sides of the football, the Birds have done the same thing as well. They appear to be headed for another deep playoff run.

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The Giants have more weapons in the passing game than they did last year, which will take some pressure away from Saquon Barkley and Eric Gray. However, they still don’t have enough to keep up with an energized Eagles team that is playing for the #1 seed in the NFC. The Giants avoid a blowout loss but can’t close the gap on the Eagles. Jalen Hurts airs it out to AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith while the Giants fall behind. DT Jalen Carter effectively ends the game with a strip-sack on Daniel Jones that lets Philadelphia run out the clock.

Final score: Eagles 42, Giants 30

Record prediction: 9-6

Week 17: Giants vs. Rams, Sunday, December 31st, 1:00 PM, FOX

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The Giants return home to battle the Los Angeles Rams on New Year’s Eve. After a tough loss in Philadelphia, the Rams are a perfect get-right opponent. They are largely devoid of the talent that got them to a Super Bowl win a few seasons ago. DT Aaron Donald impresses with a couple of sacks, but the Rams’ offense is terrible. New York clinches a Wild Card spot with some firepower of their own. Darren Waller scores two touchdowns, Jones runs in one more, and the Giants win handily going into the new year. The Giants are tied with the Cowboys for the NFC’s first Wild Card spot at 10-6. The G-Men have the tiebreaker in hand and each team has one more game to play.

Final score: Giants 35, Rams 13

Record prediction: 10-6

Week 18: Giants vs. Eagles, Sunday, January 7th, Time TBD, TV TBD

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The Giants and Eagles face off for the second time in three weeks in the return game back at MetLife. Fortunately for Big Blue, the Birds have locked up the #1 seed after defeating the Cardinals the week prior. Philadelphia makes the wise decision to rest its starters, while the Giants need a victory to clinch the fifth seed ahead of the Cowboys. The Giants roll their starters out, taking out all their anger on the team that humiliated them in the playoffs a season ago. New York romps to a comfortable victory over backup quarterback Tanner McKee and the Eagles’ second and third stringers. Big Blue clinches the NFC’s fifth seed with their 11th win of the season. With this, they advance to the wild-card round for another duel with the New Orleans Saints.

Final score: Giants 31, Eagles 17

Record prediction: 11-6

NFC Wild Card Round: #5 New York Giants @ #4 New Orleans Saints, Time TBD, TV TBD

The Giants return to the playoffs after improving on their 9-7-1 record from a season ago. Just like last year, they visit a regular-season opponent in their opening-round matchup. This time, however, Big Blue had a victory in the prior matchup. The Saints were the most consistent, experienced, and talented team in the NFC South. QB Derek Carr led New Orleans back to the playoffs with a 9-8 record. However, the Giants return to the Big Easy looking for more playoff success, and they bring their A-game. Jones finds Darren Waller for two touchdowns, Darius Slayton has a 100-yard performance, and Barkley finds the end zone. 

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Carr finds Michael Thomas and Chris Olave for scores through the air. Alvin Kamara makes the game interesting with a rushing touchdown of his own, but Dexter Lawrence lives in the Saints’ backfield and stuffs the run. The Giants take the lead on a Daniel Jones rushing touchdown with under a minute left. Carr, however, channels Kirk Cousins by finding TE Jimmy Graham short of the sticks on a last-call fourth down for New Orleans. The Giants are road warriors again and win another thriller between the two teams. They get to advance to the divisional round for a second straight year!

Final score: Giants 45, Saints 38

Giants advance to the Divisional Round to take on the 49ers

NFC Divisional Round: #5 New York Giants @ #2 San Francisco 49ers

The Giants return to San Francisco to take on the 49ers in another regular-season rematch. After a tough loss on the West Coast at the beginning of the season, the Giants look much better and are coming off a full week of rest. Jones, once again, distributes the ball to his playmakers. WR Isaiah Hodgins steps up again with another 100-yard performance to keep the Giants in the game. Entering halftime tied at 14, the Giants feel optimistic about their chances to win the football game.

Big Blues: San Francisco 49ers 31, New York Giants 21 (Highlights)

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However, in the second half, Christian McCaffrey and Deebo Samuel are all over the field, while the vaunted Niners pass rush forces the Giants to go back to the running game. Barkley and Gray share carries in the backfield, but that too is sniffed out by the Niners’ defensive line. New York’s offense stalls, even though they are trailing by seven with under four minutes left to play. The G-Mens’ backs are up against the wall on fourth down. However, former Eagle Javon Hargrave takes down Jones in the backfield. The Niners end up advancing to the NFC Championship Game for a rematch with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Final score: 49ers 27, Giants 20

Giants eliminated from the playoffs

Looking Forward to 2024!

Although the Giants season ends in the divisional round once again, they have taken another huge step forward. Big Blue has shown promise that they can compete with the top teams in the NFC. The offseason moves pan out well for the G-Men. Jones blossoms into the quarterback Giants fans hoped they were getting when he was drafted sixth overall years ago. The passing game opens up and eases the load on Barkley. He rushes for over 1,000 yards once again and finally earns his second contract with Big Blue. Andrew Thomas and Evan Neal both become all-pro tackles and bookend a strong offensive line, giving Jones time to throw. 

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Waller, Jalin Hyatt, Parris Campbell, Hodgins, and Darius Slayton become a fearsome five on offense. Kayvon Thibodeaux, Dexter Lawrence, and Leonard Williams continue to lead a talented defense. In the secondary, rookie cornerback Deonte Banks shines and complements talented safety Xavier McKinney. Things go just about as well as they could for New York, but the roster is still not quite up to the level of the Eagles and 49ers. However, with a few more offseason moves, the Giants will prove to be quite the contenders in 2024. They will win their fifth Super Bowl, upsetting the 49ers, Eagles, and Chiefs along the way!

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