Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 4/18/12
If the New York Giants are going to prove that last season's Super Bowl Championship wasn't a fluke, it looks like the NFL is going to make them do it the hard way— with another brutal regular season schedule. It also looks like the NFL wants fans watch it play out on prime-time television. The defending champions were well aware that— as winners of Super Bowl XLVI— they would be featured on a lot of night games against top-tier teams.  Sticking to a proven format, the 2012 schedule maker didn't disappoint the viewing public and has the Giants playing three of them in the first four weeks. There won't be all of your typical 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday games for the Giants in 2012.  They will be playing night games on a Wednesday— the NFL opener (Sept. 5) against the Dallas Cowboys— on a Thursday (Sept. 20 at Carolina), Sunday (Sept. 30 at Philadelphia and later in the season against the Packers) and on Monday night  (Dec. 13 vs. the Redskins). That's a longer prime-time run than either...
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