Will The Giants Be Wondering What Time It Is On Sunday Night?

If the New York Giants happen to take the field in a bit of daze, during Sunday night's game versus the Philadelphia Eagles, perhaps the NFL schedule makers will be the true source of New York's potential level of listlessness.

Sunday night marks the fourth different scheduling slot the Super Bowl champions have found themselves in, so far this season.

The Giants opened up the 2012 campaign with a Wednesday night home game against the Dallas Cowboys. This game was originally intended to be contested on the first Thursday night of the NFL season, but was moved back a day to not conflict with President Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Week 2's home matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicked off at the standard 1 pm ET time slot, representing Eli Manning and company's only ordinary start time of the season to date.

Week 3 found New York traveling to Charlotte, for a Thursday night game against the Carolina Panthers.

For those keeping score at home, that is three games in only 16 days on the September calendar.

Fast-forwarding back to present-day, it should also be noted that Sunday night's game with the Eagles marks the Giants third night game of this young season, meaning the franchise has only witnessed daylight during just one their games.

Looking ahead, it is also interesting to consider that Tom Coughlin's club will only play 7 of their 16 games at 1 pm ET this season.

When you are the Super Bowl champions, who happen to reside in the nation's largest media market, this type of scheduling scenario may just be par for the course in the modern-day NFL world of a five-network broadcasting arrangement.  

If this is indeed the case, our guess is that the folks in East Rutherford (NJ) will be just fine with this level of inconsistency.