3 Most Winnable Underdog Games for New York Giants in 2020 NFL Season
The New York Giants have had three straight losing seasons, and judging by the spreads for each of their games in the 2020 season, it doesn't seem like things are expected to improve too much in 2020.
Only being favored in four games this season, the Giants will have plenty of opportunity to prove they shouldn't be considered the underdog.
With that in mind, let's take a look at three games in the 2020 season the Giants could win, despite being the underdog.
1. Week 1 vs Pittsburgh Steelers (+4)
Few people, if any, are projecting the Giants to finish with a better record than the Pittsburgh Steelers this season, but the better team doesn't always win. The Steelers will have Ben Roethlisberger back after missing almost the entire 2020 season, but there's a chance he could have some considerable rust in the opening game, especially with limited team workouts and functions throughout the offseason. While the Giants' offense will be returning almost entirely the same core at the skill positions, there are a couple new faces for Pittsburgh. A prime-time Monday Night game at MetLife stadium is sure to produce a hostile environment, and if Danny Dimes and the G-Men come out in sync, Pittsburgh could be heading home with a loss.
2. Week 15 vs Cleveland Browns (+2.5)
This marks the return of Odell Beckham to MetLife Stadium (against the Giants), so you can expect this to be a hostile crowd for the Browns. Cleveland was a massive disappointment last season, and much of that lack of success was due to the offensive line's poor play. While they certainly addressed it in the draft (Jedrick Wills Jr.) and free agency (Jack Conklin), there's always a chance those moves don't pan out. If Cleveland still struggles in many of the same ways, the Giants could sneak away with a win in a game that's projected to be decided by less than a field goal.
3. Week 17 vs Dallas Cowboys (+4)
The Dallas Cowboys were able to keep both Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper in town this offseason, but they also lost major contributors on the defensive side of the ball in Byron Jones and Robert Quinn. While they did address those losses in part in the draft, there still remains plenty of question marks on that defense. Pundits and fans alike last year had Dallas marked as Super bowl team and they finished 8-8. One could argue in totality they aren't that much better (if at all) on paper heading into this season. If the Giants defense can keep the Cowboys high-powered offense in check, Big Blue could have a real shot at stealing one down the stretch, especially if Dallas is in a position to rest starters at that point.
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