The New York Giants are going into the preseason in a couple of months, and unlike most preseasons, there will only be three games. This comes as a change due to the NFL’s move to a longer regular season schedule. One preseason game has been axed thanks to that, but the Giants have retained their usual matchup against the Jets and will also face another familiar preseason name, the Patriots.
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We’ve known for a while which teams the Giants were going to play, but the details have finally been revealed as the NFL announced the dates of all of the scheduled preseason games.
The Giants are set to open up their slate on August 14th when they’ll take on the Jets, before going on the road to face the Cleveland Browns on August 22nd. Finally, they’ll come back home on the 29th to finish the preseason against New England.
Interestingly, the team has joint practices scheduled with two out of three of their preseason opponents. Despite sharing a stadium with the Jets, the Giants instead opted to schedule joint practices this offseason with both the Browns and the Patriots.
The latter, of course, isn’t surprising. Current Giants head coach Joe Judge is famously from the coaching tree of Patriots coach Bill Belichick, and the Giants are one of a number of teams trying to take a page from the Patriots’ book in their own rebuilding process.
Whether you consider the preseason boring or not, it should be worth checking out this year. The Giants, after all, have made a number of important additions. This will be our first time seeing them on the field together, and there will likely be plenty of competition on the lower parts of the depth chart.