With a new coaching staff led by Joe Judge and a handful of roster changes, the Giants are among the most interesting NFL teams in 2020. Naturally, the Giants’ 2020 schedule is just as unpredictable given the boom-or-bust nature of some of their opponents.
New York hasn’t collected an NFC East title since 2011, when the team went on to win Super Bowl 46. The Giants’ 2020 schedule is such that they won’t be predicted to win the division this year, either, but if Judge can get some of the new pieces to click, don’t be surprised if New York emerges as a playoff contender this season.
The Giants’ divisional opponents will give them the same tough challenges they always do, but New York’s schedule for 2020 also features games against three playoff teams outside of the division, plus a handful of non-playoff teams that are expected to improve in 2020.
Here is a complete breakdown of the New York Giants Football’ 2020 schedule, including dates and start times for all 16 games and our early prediction.
New York Giants Schedule
|1||Sept. 14||vs Steelers||7:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|2||Sept. 20||vs Bears||1 p.m.||CBS|
|3||Sept. 27||vs 49ers||1 p.m.||FOX|
|4||Oct. 4||vs Rams||4:05 p.m.||FOX|
|5||Oct. 11||vs Cowboys||4:25 p.m.||CBS|
|6||Oct. 18||vs Redskins||1 p.m.||FOX|
|7||Oct. 22||vs Eagles||8:20 p.m.||NFL Network|
|8||Nov. 2||vs Buccaneers||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|9||Nov. 8||vs Redskins||1 p.m.||FOX|
|10||Nov. 15||vs Eagles||1 p.m.||FOX|
|12||Nov. 29||vs Bengals||1 p.m.||FOX|
|13||Dec. 6||vs Seahawks||4:05 p.m.||FOX|
|14||Dec. 13||vs Cardinals||1 p.m.||FOX|
|15||Dec. 20||vs Browns||1 p.m.||CBS|
|16||Dec. 27||vs Ravens||1 p.m.||FOX|
|17||Jan. 3||vs Cowboys||1 p.m.||FOX|
Week 1 vs Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 PM ET (Monday): The Giants are 1-3 ATS in the last four home meetings despite being favored in two of those.
Week 2 vs Chicago Bears, 1 PM ET: The Giants are 6-0 ATS in the past six meetings in Chicago (dating to 1992) and are 4-2 SU, losing the past two.
Week 3 vs San Francisco 49ers, 1 PM ET: New York is 3-2 SU (2-3 ATS) since beating the Niners in the NFC title game before winning Super Bowl XLVI.
Week 4 vs LA Rams, 4:05 PM ET: The 51-17 drubbing at home in 2017 was the last meeting, but New York was on an 8-0 run SU and ATS before that.
Week 5 vs Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 PM ET: The Cowboys are 6-1 (5-1-1 ATS) in the past seven home meetings.
Week 6 vs Washington Redskins, 1 PM ET: The Giants are 5-2 ATS in the past seven at home, and the Under is 8-2 in the past 10 at MetLife Stadium.
Week 7 vs Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 PM ET (Thursday): The Eagles have won six in a row at Lincoln Financial Field, but the Giants are 3-3 ATS after covering in the past three.
Week 8 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8:15 PM ET (Monday): New York is 6-1 in the past seven meetings (5-1-1 ATS) after last year’s unlikely rally.
Week 9 vs Washington Redskins, 1 PM ET: New York is 5-2 ATS in the past seven in D.C., scoring at least 40 points three times.
Week 10 vs Philadelphia Eagles, 1 PM ET: The Over has hit in eight straight meetings at the Meadowlands, with Philly scoring at least 34 points and going 6-2 SU and 5-3 ATS.
Week 11 BYE: New York is 3-1 ATS coming off its bye the past four years, but that loss was an epic 51-17 beatdown at home against the Rams in 2017.
Week 12 vs Cincinnati Bengals, 1 PM ET: The teams have met eight times since 1985, with the home team winning each game. The Giants are 1-3 ATS in Cincy, losing by one point in 2004.
Week 13 vs Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 PM ET: The Seahawks are 4-0 ATS in the past four meetings overall, and a 41-7 rout in 2010 was the only Giants’ win in Seattle since 1981.
Week 14 vs Arizona Cardinals, 1 PM ET: The Cardinals are 6-1 ATS and the Under is 5-2 in the last seven matchups in New York.
Week 15 vs Cleveland Browns, 1 PM ET: The Giants are 4-1 ATS in the five meetings since the Browns resumed play in 1999.
Week 16 vs Baltimore Ravens, 1 PM ET: The teams have split the four meetings, with the winning team covering each time since the Ravens’ 34-7 Super Bowl win after the 2001 season.
Week 17 vs Dallas Cowboys, 1 PM ET: Dallas is 6-0 SU and ATS in its past six overall against the Giants, with the Over hitting the in past three.
Giants strength of schedule & prediction
Based on opponents’ records from last season, the Giants have a relatively easy schedule. Their 2020 opponents combined to go 123-132-1 (.486) last season, slotting New York at No. 26 in NFL strength of schedule rankings.
Of course, that doesn’t account for offseason changes made league-wide in free agency and the 2020 NFL Draft. Several of the Giants’ opponents are expected to improve upon their 2019 records. For the Buccaneers, Bengals, Steelers and Browns, to name a few, a simple improvement in quarterback play might do the trick.