New York Giants: 2020 Schedule Release and Breakdown

Daniel Jones, New York Giants. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Weeks 6 and 9 vs. the Washington Redskins

The Redskins were the only NFC East opponent the Giants beat last season, and they did it twice, once by a final score of 24-3 in East Rutherford and once by a final score of 41-35 in overtime.

In 2020 the Giants will host the Redskins in week six and travel to Landover, Maryland, in Week 9. The Redskins finished the 2019 season with a 3-13 record, good enough for the second overall pick in the 2020 Draft.

With that pick, the Redskins took Chase Young, a potential superstar defensive end out of Ohio State. Young is undoubtedly going to give Daniel Jones and the Giants some trouble, but the good news is the Giants improved their offensive line through the draft.

With the additions of Andrew Thomas, Matt Peart, and Shane Lemieux, the Giants have the potential to have a strong offensive line for the first time in years. This will help the Giants in several ways with both a young quarterback and a young running back in Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley.

With Jones fumbling the ball 18 times last season, this is the spot where he has the biggest room for improvement, and this is a big reason why they upgraded the offensive line. However, going up against Chase Young and the Redskins defensive line is going to be a test for the Giants’ young offensive line.

Winning both match-ups will come down to the Giants offensive line versus Redskins defensive line. If the Redskins can get to Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley in the backfield, the Giants will have a long day, but if that’s not the case, the Giants have a good chance of winning at least one game against the Redskins for the ninth consecutive season.