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2020 Week 1 NFL viewing guide for New York Giants fans

Use this as your open thread for all of Sunday’s NFL action

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The 2020 NFL season is officially under way, but we still have to wait to watch the New York Giants play. The Kansas City Chiefs kicked things off with a 34-20 victory over the Houston Texans on Thursday Night Football.

But while NFL football is officially back, we have to wait until Monday night to watch the New York Giants host the Pittsburgh Steelers. And since Giants fans have an open Sunday at their disposal, here’s a rundown of the day’s games with some notes from a “Giants” perspective.

1 p.m. ET

Philadelphia Eagles (0 - 0) at Washington Football Team (0-0) — This might be the most interesting game on the schedule for Giants fans. Giants fans will want to see how Washington’s potentially scary defensive front performs against the Eagles. It’s also worth noting that the Eagles’ injury woes continue and they could be without three of their starting offensive linemen.

Miami Dolphins (0-0) at New England Patriots (0-0) — It has been 20(!) seasons since the Patriots have had a starting quarterback not named “Tom Brady”, and this game is worth watching if only for that fact alone. But it will also be interesting to see how much of the Pats’ consistent success was Brady, and how much was the coaching staff.

New York Jets (0-0) at Buffalo Bills (0-0) — The Giants don’t really have a stake in this game, but seeing the other two “New York” teams go at it is always fun for Giants fans.

Green Bay Packers (0-0) at Minnesota Vikings (0-0)

Indianapolis Colts (0-0) at Jacksonville Jaguars (0-0)

Las Vegas Raiders (0-0) at Carolina Panthers (0-0)

Cleveland Browns (0-0) at Baltimore Ravens (0-0)

4 p.m.

Los Angeles Chargers (0-0) at Cincinnati Bengals (0-0)

Arizona Cardinals (0-0) at San Francisco 49ers (0-0) — Two teams the Giants look forward to playing later in the season. There is a tremendous amount of excitement for Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and Giants fans might be interested to see Isaiah Simmons in action. The 49ers, in meanwhile, are Super Bowl contenders and should feature one of the best defenses in the league.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-0) at New Orleans Saints (0-0) — If we’re watching the Patriots because of the absence of Brady, watching his Buccaneers debut should be interesting as well. Tampa has plenty of weapons, but they’re fighting an uphill battle against the Saints .

8:25 p.m.

Dallas Cowboys (0-0) at Los Angeles Rams (0-0) - Giants will want to see Dallas’ new offense in action. What will scheme cooked up by the suddenly analytics-aware Mike McCarthy and Kellen Moore look like? How will Dallas’ offensive line look without Travis Frederick.

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