New York Giants: 2010 – 2011 Regular Season Schedule
The Giants have made a living over the years with a strong running game and solid defense. Last season this team ended going in reverse as they had a solid passing game with a disappointing defense and running game. If they hope to make the playoffs in 2010, this team will need to play sound on both sides of the football.
Below we have the Giants 2010 -2011 regular season schedule for you to view as we inch closer to the beginning of the NFL season. We also have the fantasy relevant players for New York, and a breakdown for all NFL teams in schedule strength in win/loss, against the pass, run and points.
Strength of Schedules
The Eli Manning Era
Eli Manning wasn’t the Giants true leader on offense until he led his team on a magical playoff run that ended with a Super Bowl victory in 2008. In fantasy football, Manning was just a blip on the screen until he broke out last season and became a solid fantasy quarterback.
With a respectable offensive line and three talented young receivers, Manning is primed to have another solid fantasy campaign as his defense will probably struggle in a rebuilding phase.
As long as second year receiver Hakeem Nicks has a strong offseason he will start opposite Steve Smith in the offense. Look for Nicks to build on his rookie season.
Rebuilding On Defense
No one wants to admit it but the Giants are in a small rebuilding phase on defense right now. With lingering injuries in the secondary, and the loss of line backer Antonio Pierce this team is in need of a healthy season and new leadership.
While many will pick the Giants as a team headed back to the playoffs, it will be up to their defense to play respectable football in order to fulfill those expectations.