Time to turn the page to the 2021 Giants.
Washington beat the Eagles to clinch the NFC East title and playoff berth that the Giants were hoping to steal away Sunday night. So, with the season over, who will the Giants play when they next take the field in September?
The NFL schedule typically isn’t released until late April, but the 16 – or maybe 17? – opponents already are known because a predetermined formula is used.
The Giants will play six games in their division – three home-and-home annual rivalries – plus four games against the entire NFC South and four against the entire AFC West based on rotations.
As the second-place finishers in the NFC East based on a tiebreaker over the Cowboys, the Giants will face the second-place finishers in the NFC West and NFC North.
That makes up all 16 games if no changes are made, but the NFL is considering adding a 17th game to the regular-season schedule for the first time. In that case, reports indicate the NFC East and AFC East would match up teams based on position in the final standings.
Here is the full 2021 Giants opponents breakdown:
Cowboys, Eagles, Washington, Raiders, Broncos, Falcons, Panthers, Rams
Cowboys, Eagles, Washington, Chiefs, Chargers, Saints, Buccaneers, Bears
*Possible 17th game: Dolphins
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