Found September 13, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:

Now, doesn’t this look reminiscent from a year ago.

With the New York Giants facing the leagues toughest schedule in 2012, they will need to take care of their early-season games, which appear to be much easier than the later part of the season.

In 2011, New York jumped on their September and early-October opponents, sprinting out to a 5-2 record before faltering in the back-part of the regular season.

But, after the 2012 Giants faceplant on national TV against the Dallas Cowboys, they have to start winning games, starting this Sunday against the Tamps Bay Buccaneers.

The Bucs may seem like an easy win for the Giants, but a loss would set them back even further.… Read more


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Buccaneers-Giants Preview

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Week 2 NFL Picks Against the Spread

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