The NFC East is a perennial powerhouse in the NFL, widely considered the toughest division of the eight in the league. Despite this, the New York Giants have managed to overcome arduous competition to win the Super Bowl twice in the last five seasons.
In 2012, the Giants’ road to defending their Super Bowl crown won’t be easy. According to ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, the Giants have the toughest strength of schedule heading into the season.
The Eagles and Cowboys each finished just one game behind the Giants in the NFC East standings while the Redskins defeated the Giants in both of their meetings during the season. This offseason, all three teams have made drastic improvements, primed to give the Giants a run for their money in 2012.
Next season will not be an easy one for the defending Super Bowl champions—it never is—but there are plenty of reasons Giants fans shouldn’t worry as they look toward the future.