New York Giants roundtable, predicting Big Blue’s 2019 win total

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John Carroll Jr., Empire Writes Back and DraftKings

I think the New York Giants will win five games this year. The Giants, oh boy, I don’t even know where to start with this team. It’s so uncommon to have them be as much of a joke as they have been. They are such a proud and historically successful franchise. Anyway, this is going to be another down year for the Giants.

It won’t be from a lack of trying, it’s just that they aren’t going to be trying to win many games. Just like their stadium-mates down the hall, the Jets, this is about the future of football in New York. To be honest, a more fun prediction would have been to see which game Daniel Jones starts and takes over the ship from Eli Manning, but that’s also just sad.

I don’t see a scenario where there Giants win many games. I’ll give them a win against the Dolphins, that’s a lock. I’ll give them another against the Cardinals, but that’s less of a lock. There is the potential to beat the Bills which they almost historically always do but even then, I don’t know. Another win could come against the Lions or the Redskins. Then again those are maybes. Then what?

Still only looking at five wins right now? They have a rough schedule. They aren’t going to beat the Packers. They probably won’t beat the Eagles or Cowboys at all. I don’t see them beating the Patriots. Minnesota and Chicago are going to be rough as well.

They still have Saquon Barkley. He could give them a Hail Mary, and maybe gets his team to six wins if they keep the games within one score. He’s that’s good and the NFL always has teams that will sleep on a team like the Giants and get shell-shocked. But I still only see four wins.

There will be a point when they play Daniel Jones and it will change the season, for sure. It then doesn’t become about winning but just grinding out games. If everything goes perfect, the Giants still probably won’t win too many games.