Sarcasm aside, stay positive Big Blue faithful, because the season is young. Also, take solace in the fact that New York has lost the first game in both of their recent championship seasons (they actually went 0-2 to commence the 2007 campaign).
Unfortunately, their schedule, which was considered easy early in the offseason, appears to be quite formidable based on the results of opening weekend.
The Giants remaining opponents went 7-6 in Week 1 and three of the losses were impressive. The Green Bay Packers, who New York faces in Week 11, lost to the San Francisco 49ers on the road and their Week 3 opponent, the Carolina Panthers, fell to arguably the best team in the NFL, the Seattle Seahawks (who they also face later this season) by a mere five points at home.
Even the San Diego Chargers, who blew a 21-point second half lead at home to the Houston Texans in a 31-28 loss, should be commended for playing one of the top teams in the AFC down to the final whistle.
Let's take a stroll through the Giants remaining 15 games, starting with another installment of the Manning Bowl Sunday afternoon. Outcome and score prediction included for each contest.