It was a great ride for the Giants through the postseason last year. After looking like they weren’t going to make the playoffs, they started peaking at the right time. Their stellar offense led the way and their once pretty bad defense stepped up when they needed them the most.

This season, the Giants NFL odds are +1650 to win the Super Bowl in 2013. That means there are eight teams with better odds surrounding them. These teams include the Patriots, Broncos, Eagles and Saints.

There are several reasons why the Giants’ odds are not better than what they are, despite winning it all last season. The most recent news is star receiver Hakeem Nicks broke his foot this week, which will sideline him for the next three months. This is a huge blow to a team that lost Mario Manningham to free agency.

The Giants still have a scary good pass rush, but Osi Umenyiora is still upset with his contract situation, and is sitting out OTA’s once again. Jason Pierre-Paul emerged last season, and he looks to be the future of the Giants, not Umenyiora. Pierre-Paul is one of the main reasons the Giants won it all last year.

Eli Manning will once again enter the season as one of the better quarterbacks of the league, and he will have spent the entire offseason being overshadowed by his brother, and Eil won the Super Bowl!

The main reason I think the Giants are not higher on the odds boards, is the fact that the NFC East will be much improved this season. The Eagles will be tough, the Cowboys will be gunning for both of them, and even the Redskins should be a fight. It isn’t impossible for the Giants to repeat, but I don’t think it will happen. It is one of the hardest things to do in any sport.