One of the New York Giants' eight road games in 2014 will be against the newly-crowned Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. That has led to speculation about the possibility that the Giants could be paired against the Seahawks for the Thursday night season-opener.
To be frank, I see almost no chance of that happening.
Here are the other teams the Seahawks will host in 2014:
The NFL loves to find the best possible matchup for its season opener. There is no way the NFL can look at those eight opponents and think Giants-Seahawks is the most attractive matchup for the season-opener.
The natural matchup would be Seahawks vs. Broncos, pitting the two teams that just played in the Super Bowl. A season-opening game between the Seahawks and 49ers would also be a huge draw for the NFL. The league might even see Aaron Rodgers and the Packers or Tony Romo and the Cowboys as better fits for the season-opening stage than the Giants at this point.
When the Giants and Seahawks played in 2013, a 23-0 Seahawks' victory, the Giants didn't look like they belonged in the same stadium as Seattle. That likely isn't the kind of matchup the league wants to open 2014 with.
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