With the 2013 season now complete both the Jets and Giants turn the page to 2014.
The Giants will come off a horrific season with the hopes they can rebound in 2014. The Giants need a new strategy offensively to get Eli Manning back on track, and the Tom Coughlin watch will be on big time next year. Coughlin will be 69 next year, and the Giants might want to have a successor in place by this time next season.
As for the Jets, they are coming off a magical finish to 2013 that saw them overachieve to win eight games in a year where Rex Ryan was squarely on the hot seat. He will be on the hot seat again next year if the team is mediocre, but the Jets played hard for him, especially down the stretch. The question regarding the Jets will be the shape of the offense next year. Is Geno Smith the answer? Will the Jets draft a quarterback? Will the Jets get a big time running back and receiver to help this offense out? Those are all questions that have to be answered in 2014.
One thing that is certain for 2014 are the opponents for both the Jets and Giants. While schedules won't officially be released until mid-April, teams already know whom they will play next season. The Giants finished in third place in the NFC East, and will face a third place schedule. With the Jets victory over Miami, they finished 2013 in second place, and will get a second place schedule.
New York Giants Opponents:
Home: Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington, San Francisco, Arizona, Atlanta, Houston, Indianapolis.
Road: Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington, St. Louis, Seattle, Detroit, Jacksonville, Tennessee.
New York Jets Opponents:
Home: Buffalo, Miami, New England, Denver, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Detroit.
Road: Buffalo, Miami, New England, Kansas City, San Diego, Tennessee, Green Bay, Minnesota.