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NFL schedule 2020: New York Giants open vs. Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football

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Something different for the Giants in 2020

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Ben Roethlisberger
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The New York Giants will open their 2020 NFL season on Monday, Sept. 14 at MetLife Stadium against the Pittsburgh Steelers at 7:15 p.m. ET.

So much for all that speculation that that the Giants would open against the Dallas Cowboys for the seventh time in nine years.

The Giants have a second Monday night home game this year as they will host Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov. 2.

Want to circle a game on your calendar? How about Dec. 20, five days before Christmas, when the Giants host Odell Beckham Jr. and the Cleveland Browns?

“I’ll tell you what, when you get the schedule, it definitely does give you a little surge of energy,” first-year head coach Joe Judge said in a statement released by the team. “It stimulates a lot of conversation between all areas of the organization - support staff, coaching staff — and you start preparing immediately for it.

“The number one positive is we’re getting ready to play football, so that’s the biggest thing. Once you get the schedule, it starts moving a little bit faster in your mind in terms of preparing for what’s in front of you. The thing we were waiting to see a little bit on was how some of the cross-country games played out. That ties in a little bit to how you plan out a lot of your travel for the year, which is tied to how you practice those weeks. You start mapping out how you’re going to go about each week by week through the season.

“We can start working on hotels and you start having more conversations that are going to tie into how you’re going to plan and prepare throughout the flow of the season. You look at the bye week, you look at how shortly before that is the Thursday night game, which leads into a Monday night game. How can you use some of the breaks in the season to help your players? How can we structure practice accordingly? You’re also tying in the new rules with our limited number of padded practices. You just start calculating as you look on down the list of opponents.”

Complete schedule

Week 1
Pittsburgh Steelers
MetLife Stadium
Monday, Sept. 14, 7:15 p.m., ESPN

Week 2
Chicago Bears
Soldier Field
Sunday, Sept. 20, 1 p.m., CBS

Week 3
San Francisco 49ers
MetLife Stadium
Sunday, Sept. 27, 1 p.m., FOX

Week 4
Los Angeles Rams
SoFi Stadium
Sunday, Oct. 4, 4:05 p.m., FOX

Week 5
Dallas Cowboys
AT&T Stadium
Sunday, Oct. 11, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Week 6
Washington Redskins
MetLife Stadium
Sunday Oct. 18, 1 p.m., FOX

Week 7
Philadelphia Eagles
Lincoln Financial Field
Thursday, Oct. 22, 8:20 p.m., FOX/NFLN/Amazon

Week 8
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
MetLife Stadium
Monday, Nov. 2, 8:15 p.m., ESPN

Week 9
Washington Redskins
FedExField
Sunday, Nov. 8, 1 p.m., FOX

Week 10
Philadelphia Eagles
MetLife Stadium
Sunday, Nov. 15, 1 p.m., FOX

Week 11
Bye

Week 12
Cincinnati Bengals
Paul Brown Stadium
Sunday, Nov. 29, 1 p.m., FOX*

Week 13
Seattle Seahawks
CenturyLink Field
Sunday, Dec. 6, 4:05 p.m., FOX*

Week 14
Arizona Cardinals
MetLife Stadium
Sunday, Dec. 13, 1 p.m., FOX*

Week 15
Cleveland Browns
MetLife Stadium
Sunday, Dec. 20, 1 p.m., CBS*

Week 16
Baltimore Ravens
M&T Bank Stadium
Sunday, Dec. 27, 1 p.m., FOX*

Week 17
Dallas Cowboys
MetLife Stadium
Sunday, Jan. 3, 1 p.m., FOX*

Preseason

Pre 1 - Aug. 13-17 at N.Y. Jets TBD TBD

Pre 2 - Aug. 20-24 at Tennessee TBD TBD

Pre 3 - Aug. 27-30 Green Bay TBD TBD

Pre 4 - Sep. 3-4 New England TBD TBD

*Game subject to flex scheduling.