NFL predictions 2020: Giants closing file projection, Tremendous Bowl odds & extra to know

All rise, right here comes the Choose.

Followers of New York sports activities are aware of John Sterling’s famed long-ball name for Yankees outfielder Aaron Choose, however the Giants are hoping they hit a house run themselves once they employed Joe Choose to guide Large Blue into the long run.

The hiring was quiet and outdoors the field, as the previous New England particular groups coach has been considerably fast to erase the stench of the ill-fated Pat Shurmur period in New York, one which ended with two disastrous years and dozens extra unhealthy headlines to go together with it. Now, with Daniel Jones on the helm and a supporting solid that might take the promising rookie into full-fledged franchise QB, the Giants might be arrange for the long run.

That future, nonetheless shiny, most likely will not are available 2020. Here is why:

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Giants file prediction for 2020

Document: 6-10Division: No. three in NFC East

Iyer’s take:

The Giants have loads of upside due to new coach Joe Choose and second-year QB Daniel Jones, however their offense will take some lumps going through a brutal schedule and their protection, regardless of some large spending, stays in transition. In addition they are caught in a troublesome division with the Eagles and Cowboys to assume they’ll end with something greater than a two-game enchancment. 

Rivera’s take:

Daniel Jones definitely outplayed what lots of people anticipated him to do in 2019. His turnover points, although, needs to be on the forefront. 

The Duke product (and Eli Manning stunt double) threw 24 touchdowns to 12 interceptions his rookie yr, but additionally misplaced 15 fumbles (18 fumbles whole), that means: somebody seize the Stickum. Nonetheless, Jones’ up-and-down rookie yr gives a very good springboard shifting ahead for the Giants, who will not have to fret concerning the sign caller a lot heading into the long run. 

It is in every single place else that ought to concern the Giants, particularly defensively. They sunk plenty of assets right into a protection that was very, very not good in 2019, and are nonetheless going through a number of query marks heading into 2020 together with: DeAndre Baker on the restricted record for his half in an armed theft, a go rush that is constantly inconsistent and a secondary in whole that is questionable. They added cornerback James Bradberry in free company on an enormous, large deal, with $32 million assured, so that ought to assist in some capability.

Rookie head coaches are additionally onerous to gauge, too, and couple that with the truth that Invoice Belichick’s teaching tree hasn’t precisely bore fruit by the years makes Joe Choose a really troublesome case to foretell. Choose looks like a no-nonsense kind, which may go both method for a first-year head coach, and has already had some rocky goings with the New York media, which can or will not be an enormous deal. Choose did put collectively a stable workers, together with former Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett because the OC and former Miami DC Patrick Graham to the identical place.

The offense nonetheless has some weaponry, that includes Saqon Barkley and flanked by a stable trio of wideouts in Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate and breakout rookie Darius Slayton. They’re skinny at tight finish, with Evan Engram the lead man on the depth chart however damage woes make him one thing of a query mark shifting ahead.

If all of it comes collectively, the Giants might be higher than folks anticipate in 2020 — however that does not imply nice and even good. Simply higher.

Remaining file: 6-10

Giants 2020 win whole, Tremendous Bowl odds

Win whole: Over/beneath 6 1/2Tremendous Bowl odds: +8000

The division goes to be a troublesome one for New York to navigate, with the Cowboys and Eagles nonetheless leagues forward and the Redskins bettering (on paper) this offseason, together with the addition of head coach Ron Rivera. 

Nonetheless, followers hoping for a Tremendous Bowl look in 2020 might need to maintain their shekels of their pocket, until one thing miraculous occurs.

Giants schedule 2020

The Giants have a fairly robust street schedule this yr, with video games on the Cowboys, Seahawks and Ravens. They benefit from taking part in at house vs. the 49ers, Buccaneers and Browns.

Week
Date
Opponent
Kickoff time
TV
1
Sept. 14
Steelers
7:15 p.m.
ESPN
2
Sept. 20
@Bears
1 p.m.

three
Sept. 27
49ers
1 p.m.

four
Oct. four
@Rams
four:05 p.m.

5
Oct. 11
@Cowboys
four:25 p.m.

6
Oct. 18
Redskins
1 p.m.

7
Oct. 22
@Eagles
eight:20 p.m.
NFL Community
eight
Nov. 2
Buccaneers
eight:15 p.m.
ESPN
9
Nov. eight
@Redskins
1 p.m.

10
Nov. 15
Eagles
1 p.m.

11

BYE


12
Nov. 29
@Bengals
1 p.m.

13
Dec. 6
@Seahawks
four:05 p.m.

14
Dec. 13
Cardinals
1 p.m.

15
Dec. 20
Browns
1 p.m.

16
Dec. 27
@Ravens
1 p.m.

17
Jan. three
Cowboys
1 p.m.

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