New York Giants: 2020 Schedule Release and Breakdown

Daniel Jones, New York Giants. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The New York Giants schedule was released, and to say it’s difficult would be an understatement. Let’s take a look at the schedule and dive into each matchup.

The NFL released the schedules of all 32 teams on Thursday, and although we already knew the New York Giants‘ opponents, Big Blue’s schedule isn’t easy.

Here is the breakdown of each of the Giants’ games:

  1. 9/14/20: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 7:15 EST (Monday Night Football)
  2. 9/20/20: @ Chicago Bears 1:00 EST
  3. 9/27/20: vs. San Francisco 49ers 1:00 EST
  4. 10/4/20: @ Los Angeles Rams 4:05 EST
  5. 10/11/20: @ Dallas Cowboys 4:25 EST
  6. 10/18/20: vs. Washington Redskins 1:00 EST
  7. 10/22/20: @ Philadelphia Eagles 8:20 EST (Thursday Night Football)
  8. 11/2/20: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8:15 EST (Monday Night Football)
  9. 11/8/20: @ Washington Redskins 1:00 EST
  10. 11/15/20: vs. Philadelphia Eagles 1:00 EST
  11. 11/29/20: @ Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 EST
  12. 12/6/20: @ Seattle Seahawks 4:05 EST
  13. 12/13/20: vs. Arizona Cardinals 1:00 EST
  14. 12/20/20: vs. Cleveland Browns 1:00 EST
  15. 12/27/20: @ Baltimore Ravens 1:00 EST
  16. 1/3/20: vs. Dallas Cowboys 1:00 EST

Following a season in which the Giants finished with the fourth-worst record in the NFL and notched the league’s worst combined record over the past three seasons, the Giants are going to have their work cut out for them in 2020 if they want to improve.

The Giants underwent a coaching overhaul this offseason with the additions of head coach Joe Judge, offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, and defensive coordinator Patrick Graham after getting rid of Pat Shurmur, Mike Shula, and James Bettcher following the 2019 season.

In addition to all of that, the Giants team as a whole, changed quite a bit this offseason as well. The most significant change, of course, is the fact that 2020 will be the first season since 2003, where Eli Manning is not on the roster.

Of course, it will be the second consecutive season where we see Daniel Jones under center, but no Manning on the roster will still be new for Giants fans. In addition to this, the Giants bolstered their offensive line, got a ton of help on defense, and added several other pieces to give them a chance at being competitive in 2020.

Let’s take a look at each of the Giants’ opponents.