2020 New York Giants Season Review
The 2020 season was an interesting one for the New York Giants, but it ultimately ended with another playoff miss. New York finished last season with a 6-10 record, but that was nearly good enough to win the NFC East.
The Giants started off the season with five straight losses but then were able to go 6-5 the rest of the way. Scoring points a season ago was a major challenge for the Giants and is something that will have to improve this year.
2021 Giants Offseason Additions
New York had some money to spend this offseason, and they made several big splashes in free agency. Wide receiver Kenny Golladay signed with the team after a great career in Detroit, and he will provide plenty of offense.
Wide receiver John Ross and tight end Kyle Rudolph should also help make the Giants a much better offensive team.
2021 Giants Offseason Departures
New York did see some of their top players from 2020 move on, and there are some holes that will need to be filled. Guard Kevin Zietler and tackle Cameron Fleming are no longer with the team, and that could be a challenge.
Three Key Factors to a Winning Season
Establish the Running Game
Saquon Barkley is one of the best in the NFL, and the Giants need to feed him the football early and often. Barkley should enter the 2021 season healthy, and the ball needs to be in his hands a ton for the Giants.
Let Jones Make Plays
Daniel Jones should be playing behind a pretty solid offensive line this season, and it’s time for the Giants to let him become more of a playmaker. He showed flashes of his running ability at times in 2020, and the Giants need to let him use his legs as a weapon.
This is one of the biggest factors for any team in the NFL, but turnovers have continued to cost the Giants a chance to win games. There is still plenty of youth at the skilled positions, and New York puts the ball on the ground too much. New York can become a playoff team by winning the turnover battle.
Rating Their Schedule
Playing in the NFC East gives the Giants a chance to win six games a year, but this team has struggled to win those games. New York has some terrific rivalries with the rest of the division teams, but there are some other big games in 2021.
The Giants head to New Orleans for a matchup with the Saints in Week 4, and this will be the first real tough test of the season. New York will head to Kansas City and take on the Chiefs in Week 8, and that’s another big challenge.
After a bye in Week 10, the Giants will be back on the road in Week 11 to take on the Tampa bay Buccaneers.
Expectations in 2021
The NFC East was the worst in football a season ago, and it’s not going to be much better this season. New York nearly rallied to win the NFC East in 2020, and they are going to be a factor again.
Look for the Giants to get to nine wins in 2021, and that could be enough for this team to win a division and reach the postseason.