The NFL released the league schedule Thursday night with some relief and a breath of fresh air if yo are a fan of the the New York Football Giants, This will mark on the second time in many years the team will not open up against their division rival Dallas Cowboys.
The Giants will open up the season home against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night September 14th. This will be the first of two home games for Monday Night Football.
This will be the first season in 15 years that a QB other then Eli Manning leads the team on to the field to start a season.
Some takeaways from the Giant schedule.
-The Giants will not see a division opponent until October 11th as Big Blue travels to Dallas to battle Dak Prescot and the new look Cowboys. This will mark Jason Garrett’s first game back as a member of the Giants coaching staff.
-The Giants will travel to Chicago for the second straight season to play the Bears on their first away game of the year. on September 20th
-The defending NFC champions come to town on September 27th as the Giants will host the 49ers for the first time since the 2015 season.
-Obviously the eyes of the football world will be paying to Metlife Stadium on December 20th as the Cleveland Brown and Odell Beckham Jr. come to town. This will mark Beckham’s first game against his old team since his departure from New York.
-The other marquee game on New York’s schedule is the November 2nd meeting against Tampa Bay on Monday Night Football. This will mark Tom Brady’s first regular season game at Metlife Stadium against the Giants since 2015.
-The Giants will also get a look at this years top draft choice, Joe Burrow as Big Blue travels to Cincinnati to play the Bengals on November 29th.
Lets look at the full schedule:
Monday, Sept. 14, 7:15 p.m., ESPN
Sunday, Sept. 20, 1 p.m., CBS
San Francisco 49ers
Sunday, Sept. 27, 1 p.m., FOX
Los Angeles Rams
Sunday, Oct. 4, 4:05 p.m., FOX
Sunday, Oct. 11, 4:25 p.m., CBS
Sunday Oct. 18, 1 p.m., FOX
Lincoln Financial Field
Thursday, Oct. 22, 8:20 p.m., FOX/NFLN/Amazon
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Monday, Nov. 2, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
Sunday, Nov. 8, 1 p.m., FOX
Sunday, Nov. 15, 1 p.m., FOX
Paul Brown Stadium
Sunday, Nov. 29, 1 p.m., FOX*
Sunday, Dec. 6, 4:05 p.m., FOX*
Sunday, Dec. 13, 1 p.m., FOX*
Sunday, Dec. 20, 1 p.m., CBS*
M&T Bank Stadium
Sunday, Dec. 27, 1 p.m., FOX*
Sunday, Jan. 3, 1 p.m., FOX*
Pre 1 – Aug. 13-17 at N.Y. Jets TBD TBD
Pre 2 – Aug. 20-24 at Tennessee TBD TBD
Pre 3 – Aug. 27-30 Green Bay TBD TBD
Pre 4 – Sep. 3-4 New England TBD TBD
*Game subject to flex scheduling.