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Mike Francesa may have just tipped the Giants' 2014 schedule

The NFL guards its precious product like a Lord of the Rings-style dragon, eyeing every scrap of information lest it reach the public before the NFL deems it appropriate. But none other than WFAN's Mike Francesa might just have made off with a bit of gold: the Giants' 2014 schedule.

According to Francesa, who read the schedule on his radio show, this is the Giants' slate in 2014:

Week 1: Sept. 8, at Detroit
Week 2: Sept. 14, vs. Arizona
Week 3: Sept. 21, vs. Houston
Week 4: Sept. 25, at Washington
Week 5: Oct. 5, vs. Atlanta
Week 6: Oct. 12, at Philadelphia
Week 7: Oct. 19, at Dallas
Week 8: Bye
Week 9: Nov. 3, vs. Indianapolis
Week 10: Nov. 9, at Seattle
Week 11: Nov. 16, vs. San Francisco
Week 12: Nov. 23, vs. Dallas
Week 13: Nov. 30, at Jacksonville
Week 14: Dec. 7, at Tennessee
Week 15: Dec. 14, vs. Washington
Week 16: Dec. 21, at St. Louis
Week 17: Dec. 28, vs. Philadelphia

That's an unbelievably brutal midseason slate. But thanks to the Giants' woeful performance in 2013, the rest of the slate isn't as tough as it could be.

Assuming this is real, the rest of the NFL's schedule was scheduled to be released at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday night. Giants fans just got a little headstart on planning their schedules.

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Jay Busbee is a contributor for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at jay.busbee@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter.

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