New York Giants: 2020 Schedule Release and Breakdown

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Week 3 vs. the San Francisco 49ers

In Week 3, the Giants will face off with the reigning NFC Champion, San Francisco 49ers. The Niners are coming off a season in which they went 13-3 before losing in the Super Bowl, thanks to a stunning comeback from the eventual champion Kansas City Chiefs.

The 49ers were incredible on both sides of the ball last season and gave opposing teams problems at just about every position. Going into 2020, not only did they retain just about every player, but they also added several new weapons.

In the first round, the Niners took defensive tackle, Javon Kinlaw out of South Carolina and wide receiver, Brandon Aiyuk out of Arizona State.

With Kinlaw, they add a player that recorded 35 total tackles and six sacks in his junior season. This adds to their defense that ranked eighth in the NFL, thanks in large part to Nick Bosa. Last season the 49ers allowed only 4,509 total yards and 34 touchdowns while forcing 27 total turnovers as well.

Aiyuk is a guy who will be able to line up alongside Deebo Samuel and give Jimmy Garoppolo even more weapons on the offensive end. In his senior season, Aiyuk totaled 1,192 yards and eight touchdowns, which makes him a solid option for the 49ers on offense.

With the addition of Aiyuk, the 49ers will have an even better offense with Jimmy Garoppolo, Dabo Samuel, Tevin Coleman, and Brandon Aiyuk. Adding Aiyuk to an attack that put up the second-most points per game in 2019 with 29.9, the 49ers are going to be dangerous.

Big Blue is going to have their work cut out for them in Week 3, and if they don’t get out to an early lead and hold onto this lead as the game inches closer to the fourth quarter, this game has the potential to get very out of hand.