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.”
Monday, Sept. 14, 7:15 p.m., ESPN
Sunday, Sept. 20, 1 p.m., CBS
San Francisco 49ers
Sunday, Sept. 27, 1 p.m., FOX
Los Angeles Rams
Sunday, Oct. 4, 4:05 p.m., FOX
Sunday, Oct. 11, 4:25 p.m., CBS
Sunday Oct. 18, 1 p.m., FOX
Lincoln Financial Field
Thursday, Oct. 22, 8:20 p.m., FOX/NFLN/Amazon
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Monday, Nov. 2, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
Sunday, Nov. 8, 1 p.m., FOX
Sunday, Nov. 15, 1 p.m., FOX
Paul Brown Stadium
Sunday, Nov. 29, 1 p.m., FOX*
Sunday, Dec. 6, 4:05 p.m., FOX*
Sunday, Dec. 13, 1 p.m., FOX*
Sunday, Dec. 20, 1 p.m., CBS*
M&T Bank Stadium
Sunday, Dec. 27, 1 p.m., FOX*
Sunday, Jan. 3, 1 p.m., FOX*
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.