Pat’s Preview: Giants (0-0) at Dallas (0-0)

The preseason dress rehearsals are over and it’s time for the curtain to rise on Act I of what is the Giants 2013 NFL season.

What better way to start the new year than under the lights on Sunday night, on the road, against the Dallas Cowboys, who are 0-4 against the Giants in their new building, but who on the other hand, have never lost to the Giants on opening day?

One of those streaks is about to end on Sunday night in what should be a riveting prime time match-up. Continue reading Pat’s Preview: Giants (0-0) at Dallas (0-0)

Folger’s Forecast: Giants at San Francisco

By Bob Folger, Inside Football Senior Analyst

After surviving last week’s “trap” game and getting to 3-2, the Giants won’t have any problem getting up for the 49ers.  The offense is purring with Eli Manning at the helm and the running game is suddenly a threat.

However, the defense remains problematic and is why the Giants will be underdogs.  On the road and as underdogs, however, are two situations that these Giants seem to relish.

San Francisco is coming off two huge blowout victories.  It’s very hard to sustain that level of dominance.  The 49ers are as physical on both sides of the ball as any team in football.  Their defense is in the Top 3, while the offense looks improved.

The 49ers will also have that “unfinished business” mantra from last year’s playoff loss as added motivation which should make this weekend’s game a classic.  Continue reading Folger’s Forecast: Giants at San Francisco