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Fact or Fiction: Toughest opponent on schedule

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) celebrates his touchdown during the second half of NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

Washington is the biggest sleeper on the Giants' 2020 schedule.

John Schmeelk: Fiction -- The Giants have so many quality opponents on their schedule, the only ones who can potentially be sleepers are the Bears, Redskins, Bengals, Browns and Cardinals. I don't even think it is fair to include the Bears and Browns on the list given the former went 8-8 last year and most analysts consider the latter as a "breakout" team this season. So, I am going to go with the Cardinals.

Arizona has QB Kyler Murray entering his second season and a stacked wide receiver corps featuring Larry Fitzgerald, DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk and second-year players Andy Isabella and Hakeem Butler. Former Dolphin RB Kenyan Drake excelled there late last season, and if the offensive line and defense can improve a little, the Cardinals can make some noise in a stacked NFC West.

Lance Medow: Fiction -- I would never classify any team within the NFC East as a sleeper because there's been too much turnover atop the division over the last decade or so to prove that you can never overlook any of them.

There are many questions surrounding the Redskins, including Dwayne Haskins' long-term production, the state of the offensive line, and the back end of the defense. On top of that, the team has a new coaching staff and schemes to work through. I still think Washington is dangerous because of head coach Ron Rivera's track record, but I wouldn't put it at the top of the list. Instead, the Cardinals are the biggest sleeper on the schedule.

Kyler Murray showed some flashes as a rookie; they acquired a big-time play maker for him in receiver DeAndre Hopkins (Texans) to pair with a nice young group of receivers; their top corner - Patrick Peterson - won't be serving a six-game suspension this season; and they drafted linebacker Isaiah Simmons. Arizona won just five games in 2019 and plays in a very deep NFC West, but I wouldn't dismiss the Cardinals from the wild card conversation this year.

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