Thursday, April 20, 2017

NFL Schedules Giants vs. Cowboys in Week 1 ... Again

Oh, the NFL really has no imagination does it? As leaks of the NFL schedule are starting to pour out by the minute, the entire New York Giants schedule has been released, and for the fifth time in the last six seasons, the Giants open the season against the Dallas Cowboys. YAWN. For the third straight year, the Giants are on the road in Dallas to start the season. MAJOR YAWN.

What the heck, NFL? How does Giants-Cowboys have more appeal than having the NFC Champion Falcons open their new stadium in primetime on Sunday night? I just don't get it.

The Giants have now opened the season on the road for five straight year, and have not hosted a season opening game since 2012 when they played ... you guessed it ... the Dallas Cowboys.

In fact the Giants haven't hosted a week 1 game at 1 p.m. since 2010 when they played the Carolina Panthers.

At some point, the NFL has to not schedule Cowboys-Giants to open a season. It is driving the fans of both teams nuts.

Anyway here is the rest of the Giants' schedule

9/10 @ Dallas .... 8:30 NBC
9/18 DETROIT .... 8:30 ESPN
9/24 @ Philadelphia 
10/1 @ Tampa Bay 
10/8 L.A. CHARGERS 
10/15 @ Denver .... 8:30 NBC
10/22 SEATTLE 
10/29 Bye Week
11/5 L.A. RAMS 
11/12 @ San Francisco 
11/19 KANSAS CITY
11/23 @ Washington ... 8:30 NBC*(Thanksgiving)
12/3 @ Oakland
12/10 DALLAS 
12/17 PHILADELPHIA
12/24 @ Arizona
12/31 WASHINGTON

Another oddity of the schedule is the fact the Giants face three NFC East opponents all at home in the final month of the season.

As for the Jets, they will open the season on the road for the first time since 2009, when they travel to Buffalo to take on the new look Buffalo Bills. The Jets will have one primetime game this year, also against Buffalo, on a Thursday night later in the season.

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