‘Tis the deteriorate for the Giants’ unchanging deteriorate report of 2017 – a holiday excavation of Big Blue football with Thanksgiving cooking in D.C., Christmas Eve in the desert, and New Year’s Eve in New Jersey highlighting a severe line-up filled with gratifying showdowns pegged for primary time.
Ben McAdoo and the Giants find a return to the postseason and a deeper run than last year’s Wild Card exit in the coach’s second year on the sidelines. To get there, they’ll have to scapegoat family time and maybe even skip Santa’s revisit down the chimney. But it will all be worth it if they finish up putting “the fifth prize in the case,” as McAdoo’s mantra goes.
Here’s how the report breaks down for the boys in Blue, and frankly, it’s no cake-walk at all:
WEEK 1: at Cowboys (Sept. 10, 8:30 p.m., Sunday night, NBC)
Now an annual tradition: The Giants will open at Dallas for a third true deteriorate and for the fourth time in the past 5 years. It also will be the rivals’ fifth Week 1 assembly in the past 6 years overall. Their last two deteriorate openers have been motionless by one indicate each. The Cowboys won, 27-26, in 2015. The Giants won, 20-19, to open McAdoo’s reign last year and swept the two-game deteriorate series. Dallas won the NFC East.
WEEK 2: vs. Lions (Sept. 18, 8:30 p.m., Monday night, ESPN)
Matthew Stafford’s offense earnings to MetLife Stadium anticipating for a touchdown, if not a win. Steve Spagnuolo’s invulnerability allowed a season-low 6 points to Detroit in a 17-6 home win last December.
WEEK 3: at Eagles (Sept. 24, 1 p.m., FOX)
Alshon Jeffrey vs. Janoris Jenkins at The Linc: get your popcorn ready.
WEEK 4: at Bucs (Oct. 1, 4:05 p.m., FOX)
Jameis Winston, Mike Evans and a dangerous Tampa Bay group wait the Giants in their third highway diversion in 4 weeks to open the unchanging season.
WEEK 5: vs. Chargers (Oct. 8, 1 p.m., CBS)
Los Angeles’ newest NFL group flies East with Giants 2004 first-round collect Philip Rivers still under core and a rookie conduct manager in Anthony Lynn – one of 4 first-year coaches the Giants will face in 2017.
WEEK 6: at Broncos (Oct. 15, 8:30 p.m., Sunday night, NBC)
Rookie Denver manager Vance Joseph then will manager Denver in its first assembly with the Giants given Eli and Peyton Manning squared off as starting quarterbacks for the final time, a 41-23 Broncos win at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 15, 2013.
WEEK 7: vs. Seahawks (Oct. 22, 4:25 p.m. CBS)
Seattle has beaten the Giants head-to-head 3 true times and could send McAdoo’s group into the bye week on a green note. But some-more importantly, will this be Tony Romo’s first time job a Giants diversion as CBS’ top NFL analyst?
WEEK 8: Bye (Week of Oct. 29)
“The center of the deteriorate is a good time for the bye,” McAdoo pronounced in a group recover Thursday. “But it depends on how things shake out with the health of your football team. But being in the center of the deteriorate is generally a good proposition.”
WEEK 9: vs. Rams (Nov. 5, 1 p.m., FOX)
There hasn’t been anything normal about Giants-Rams lately. Last season, they played at Twickenham Stadium in London, a 17-10 Giants win. This year, L.A. is coached by a rookie, Sean McVay.
WEEK 10: at 49ers (Nov. 12, 4:25 p.m., FOX)
If there is a must-win on the schedule, this is it: the Giants’ first-ever revisit to MetLife Stadium against rookie manager Kyle Shanahan’s retooling San Francisco club, opening another tough widen of 3 highway games in 4 weeks, with two trips to the West Coast and a Thursday night holiday tilt.
WEEK 11: vs. Chiefs (Nov. 19, 1 p.m., CBS)
Big Blue’s home margin was called Giants Stadium the last time Kansas City visited for a 27-17 Giants win on Dec. 17, 2005. Now, Andy Reid’s group is the reigning AFC West champion and challenging late-season foe.
WEEK 12: at Washington (Nov. 23, 8:30 p.m., Thanksgiving night, NBC)
The Giants will play their first Thanksgiving Day diversion given 2009, when they lost in Denver, 26-6. They are 7-4-3 in 14 games all-time on Thanksgiving, but that includes 11 games from 1926-38 and only 3 since: a win in Detroit in 1982, a detriment in Dallas in 1992, and the better in Denver.
WEEK 13: at Raiders (Dec. 3, 4:25 p.m., FOX)
Derek Carr and Oakland will be a handful in the Giants’ first outing there in 12 years. McAdoo’s many judicious quote Thursday focused focused on this formidable widen that culminates at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
“I consider it times up interestingly in the schedule, at Washington on a Thursday night, Thanksgiving, then we get to transport to Oakland the next week,” McAdoo said. “We’ll be coming off a earthy diversion at home vs. Kansas City. You have Washington, a informed opponent, on Thanksgiving night, and two odd opponents that sandwich it. It will be engaging to see how it shakes out.”
WEEK 14: vs. Cowboys (Dec. 10, 4:25 p.m., FOX)
The Giants’ invulnerability dominated Dak Prescott and the ‘Boys offense at home late last season. Dallas will be out for revenge.
WEEK 15: vs. Eagles (Dec. 17, 1 p.m., FOX)
Carson Wentz and the Birds handed Manning and the Giants a tough Week 16 better last Dec that became a messenger for Big Blue’s shortcomings in their contingent unsatisfactory playoff detriment in Green Bay. This is the Giants’ possibility to flip the book and use a win over Philly as a stepping mill to a Super Bowl run.
WEEK 16: at Cardinals (Dec. 24, 4:25 p.m., Christmas Eve, FOX)
Bah humbug. Christmas Eve opposite the country, with 30 David Johnson carries coming right at ya.
WEEK 17: vs. Washington (Dec. 31, 1 p.m., FOX)
The Giants can kick a third NFC East enemy in 4 weeks to close the unchanging deteriorate and still have time to watch the round dump from opposite the Hudson River. “The finish of the season, the way the joining has it jolt out, is going to be sparkling for us,” McAdoo said.