The 2019 NFL schedule has been released and the football world is already planning which games they will be focusing on. The New York Giants (5-11 in 2018), who finished with a last place schedule, will face their three divisional opponents (Dallas, Philadelphia and Washington), the NFC North and the AFC East this season.
Here’s five much-watch games for Giants fans in the upcoming season.
There’s a lot at stake in this one. More than normal. The Jets have a new head coach, new uniforms and a ton of new faces: running back Le’Veon Bell, linebacker C.J. Mosely and wide receiver Jamison Crowder just to name a few.
The Jets, who will be the home team in this game, will also have one of the top three defensive prospects (Alabama’s Quinnen Williams, Nick Bosa of Ohio State or Kentucky’s Josh Allen) in their lineup. The Giants, who select sixth, may also have a top defender to feature in this game. The backstories have been writing themselves for awhile.
Outside of the obvious co-tenant, intra-city rivalry, we will have the first regular season matchup between two celebrated first round draft picks from last season — Jets quarterback Sam Darnold and Giants running back Saquon Barkley. The Giants passed on Darnold with the second overall selection leaving him to the Jets, who had the third overall pick.
This will be Chapter One of what promises to be the great New York football argument for the next decade: Did the Giants make a mistake by passing on Darnold?