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08:03 AM ET 04.18 | The road to repeating starts in primetime, early and often, for Big Blue. Three [primetime games] come in the first four weeks of the season, making for a challenging opening stretch. There's also a very late bye -- after 10 games -- and a murderers' row stretch of games to finish the season that will surely test the mettle of a team that a year ago went 9-7 in the regular season. ... [The Giants] will play night games on Wednesday (the NFL opener against the Cowboys Sept. 5), Thursday (Sept. 20 at Carolina), Sunday (at Philadelphia Sept. 30 and again Nov. 25 against the Packers) and Monday (Dec. 13 at the Redskins). Based on last year's records, the Giants have the most difficult non-division schedule in the NFL.

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April 18, 2012  08:09 AM ET

I thought the Superbowl winner was supposed to get a tough schedule. Why is this a surprise to anyone?

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April 18, 2012  08:17 AM ET
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I thought the Superbowl winner was supposed to get a tough schedule. Why is this a surprise to anyone?

Evidently, because it has something to do with a large market, we all should be in awe of this.

April 18, 2012  08:21 AM ET

The price for success.

April 18, 2012  08:23 AM ET
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I thought the Superbowl winner was supposed to get a tough schedule. Why is this a surprise to anyone?

We've known what teams they'd play since the end of the regular season. It's a formula. The only mystery is what weeks and times the games are played.

They've also got 6 games against their NFC East rivals. All of those teams "struggled" last year, which is why the Giants were able to go to the playoffs at 9-7.

April 18, 2012  08:24 AM ET
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Evidently, because it has something to do with a large market, we all should be in awe of this.

I'm in awe of a large market. Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, and a big selection of bacon.

April 18, 2012  08:25 AM ET

LOL!! Eli......


Eli can take a picture on a yacht with 100 super models and still manage to look awkward.

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April 18, 2012  08:29 AM ET

They will lose the opener.

April 18, 2012  08:30 AM ET

I'm sure the piles of money they earn will help alleviate some of their distress over this terrible tragedy.

April 18, 2012  08:31 AM ET
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I'm in awe of a large market. Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, and a big selection of bacon.

A friend once told me who went to one of these cities, don't hold me to this, but he said some buildings are higher than four stories tall! Crazy!

April 18, 2012  08:32 AM ET

Top of the morning to you, DD.

April 18, 2012  08:33 AM ET

One way or another We Still have to Beat those Teams!! Last year was no walk in Da Park either!

April 18, 2012  08:37 AM ET
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Top of the morning to you, DD.

Morning, I think. My body does not want to revert from Italian time. Maybe I should stop eating pasta every night and see if that helps.

April 18, 2012  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I'm in awe of a large market. Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, and a big selection of bacon.

Markets have to get bigger and bigger to hold all those different yogurt flavors. It takes a village to contain the dairy section.

April 18, 2012  08:41 AM ET
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Morning, I think. My body does not want to revert from Italian time. Maybe I should stop eating pasta every night and see if that helps.

It's the worst thing to eat right before bedtime.

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April 18, 2012  08:49 AM ET
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We've known what teams they'd play since the end of the regular season. It's a formula. The only mystery is what weeks and times the games are played.They've also got 6 games against their NFC East rivals. All of those teams "struggled" last year, which is why the Giants were able to go to the playoffs at 9-7.

I disagree. It was playing the AFC East division teams last year that made it possible for the Giants to go 9-7 .
Take that sweep of that division and the Giants are 5-7. Philly and Dallas are good teams. Philly very good really, just dysfunctional and it was the redskins who beat them twice.
That said, 8-8 sounds about right to me.

 
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