New York Giants officially announce 2021 season schedule

New York Giants, Daniel Jones
Dec 13, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) throws a warm up pass before a game against the Arizona Cardinals at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants have officially announced their 2021 regular season and preseason schedules. The Giants have the eighth-easiest schedule in the NFL this year based on opponents’ records last year (per Bleacher Report). But there are a number of difficult and intriguing matchups on New York’s schedule to keep an eye on.

The Giants will not kick off the season against a division rival. Instead, the Giants will host the Denver Broncos at 4:25 PM in Week One. They have a short rest into week two for their first divisional matchup, a prime-time Thursday Night Football matchup with the Washington Football Team. The Giants are currently slated to have three primetime matchups this season.

The Giants will face both of the teams that appeared in this past season’s Super Bowl this year on primetime. In Week Eight, the Giants will face the Kansas City Chiefs on the road on Monday Night Football. In Week Eleven, they will travel to Tampa Bay to play the Buccaneers on Monday Night football.

The Giants face the entire AFC West division this year, but they also face one opponent from the AFC East as part of the new expanded seventeen-game regular season. This AFC East opponent will be the Miami Dolphins on the road in Week Twelve.

The Giants will have their BYE Week in Week Ten before preparing to play four of their six division-rivalry games in the second half of the season. They will end the season in Week Eighteen hosting the Washington Football Team in what could be a division-deciding matchup. Check out the full schedule down below:

Preseason:

  1. vs. New York Jets
  2. @ Cleveland Browns
  3. vs. New England Patriots

Regular Season:

  1. vs. Denver Broncos (4:25 PM, 9/12)
  2. @ Washington Football Team (TNF, 9/16)
  3. vs. Atlanta Falcons  (1:00 PM, 9/26)
  4. @ New Orleans Saints (1:00 PM, 10/3)
  5. @ Dallas Cowboys (4:25 PM, 10/10)
  6. vs. Los Angeles Rams (1:00 PM, 10/17)
  7. vs. Carolina Panthers (1:00 PM, 10/24)
  8. @ Kansas City Chiefs (MNF, 11/1)
  9. vs. Las Vegas Raiders (1:00 PM, 11/7)
  10. BYE
  11. @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (MNF, 11/22)
  12. vs. Philadelphia Eagles (1:00 PM, 11/28)
  13. @ Miami Dolphins (1:00 PM, 12/5)
  14. @ Los Angeles Chargers (4:05 PM, 12/12)
  15. vs. Dallas Cowboys (1:00 PM, 12/19)
  16. @ Philadelphia Eagles (1:00 PM, 12/26)
  17. @ Chicago Bears (1:00 PM, 1/2)
  18. vs. Washington Football Team (1:00 PM, 1/9)