The New York Giants ended their 2009 – 2010 season in very disappointing fashion. Free falling midway and late in the year, it ended with a blowout loss to the Carolina Panthers.
New York quarterback Eli Manning threw for over 4000 yards and 27 touchdowns last season, with his top receiver being Steve Smith; with 7. Manning was injured in a pre-season win over the Jets recently, but expects to return; but possibly not until week two.
New York ranked 11th in passing offense and 17th in rushing offense last season, while finishing 15th in passing defense and 14th in rushing offense. New York hopes to improve this season on both sides of the football. New York finished last season with an 8-8 record, winning four of six against the NFC East.
The Giants are in a division with the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. They will face all three of those teams at both home and away this season. Outside of those games, the New York Giants schedule looks like this: Week one the Giants will host the Carolina Panthers. This is a rematch of the final game of the 2009 season. New York will then play at Indianapolis; to face the defending AFC Champions. New York will also host Tennessee, Chicago, Detroit and Jacksonville. The Eagles play non-divisional games at Houston, Seattle, Minnesota and Green Bay.
New York Giants Super Bowl Odds
Sportsbook.com is one of the leading odds makers in the industry. Throughout preseason they have placed odds on all the teams in the National Football League to not only win the Super Bowl; an AFC and NFC winner as well. Sportsbook.com places the New York Giants at +1000 to win the NFC. The only teams that have better odds in the NFC are: Dallas, Green Bay, Minnesota and New Orleans. They are tied with Atlanta and San Francisco.
To win the Super Bowl, odds makers also placed the Giants below those teams, but also added these AFC teams ahead of them: Baltimore, Indianapolis, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers and San Diego Chargers. The New York Giants betting odds to win the Super Bowl in February of 2011 are +2000.
New York Giants 2010/2011 Predictions
As the preseason continues and the regular season approaches, many question marks are being discussed with the New York Giants. It does not help they play in the most competitive division in all of football with the Eagles, Redskins and Cowboys.
The Giants will make the playoffs in 2010 – 2011; that is our prediction. How far they will go, will depend on Manning’s arm.
Making a New York Giants 2010/2011 prediction based on betting I would say it isn’t bad idea to put some money on the Giants this season. Tom Coughlin has been known to get the most out of his team; and New York is talented. But be careful; the NFC is awfully tough. Sportsbook.com is paying $200 for every $10 put on the Giants to win the Super Bowl this year!