On the heels of the disappointment from their 5-11 result last year, the Giants are retooled as they enter the 2019 season with a reshaped roster and second-year leadership.
While head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Dave Gettleman have insisted that the Giants are still built to win after the team traded star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., are veteran quarterback Eli Manning and second-year running back Saquon Barkley -- among others -- enough on offense while the defense makes up for offseason departures?
In a tightly projected NFC East, the Giants are pegged by Pro Football Focus -- which uses thousands of simulations in accordance with the outlet's proprietary grades and situational information -- for a third-place divisional finish and iffy postseason odds.
According to PFF, the Giants are slated for 7.3 wins with a 22.4-percent chance to make the playoffs and a 13.7-percent chance to win the division. The Giants are a longshot for the Super Bowl at 0.8 percent.
Behind the Giants are the Washington Redskins (6.5 wins, 13.0 percent, 7.5 percent, 0.3 percent). Ahead of both teams, the Dallas Cowboys (8.5 wins, 43.0 percent, 30.2 percent, 2.8 percent) are poised for Wild Card contention.
The 2-3-4 lineup of the Cowboys, Giants and Redskins means the Philadelphia Eagles (9.4 wins, 61.7 percent, 48.6 percent, 5.5 percent) are the favorites to take the NFC East. While the Cowboys went 10-6 and won the division in 2018, the Eagles pulled out a 9-7 mark and made the Wild Card, which followed the team's 2017 season that ended with a Super Bowl.
The Giants get the first taste of where their team is Sunday at 4:25 p.m. when they kick the schedule off inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and open with the Cowboys.