You can definitely make the case that the New York Giants' 2012 schedule was a major reason why they didn't make the playoffs. They played seven games versus teams that qualified for the playoffs and 10 games against teams that were at or above .500. They also faced off against five division winners.
Their 2013 slate looks to be a little bit easier. They play six games against 2012 playoff participants, nine versus teams that were at least 8-8 and only three division winners.
Obviously a lot will happen between now and the start of the new season in eight months. With the Giants at a standstill, however, due to their exclusion from the postseason it is always fun to see what next season may have in store, record-wise.
One note to those that will inevitably say that an article of this nature is premature. In some ways it is but we are also talking about sports here. It is supposed to be fun and a way to escape from everyday life. If your team is not in the playoffs, then you need something to talk about. Also, good teams usually remain good and bad teams stay bad, so taking a stab at what the Giants will do against their 2013 schedule is not as ridiculous as it seems.
Now on to the predictions.