The Giants are no strangers to London as they kicked off the International Series in 2007, the year they went on to win Super Bowl XLII, with a 13-10 victory over the Dolphins at Wembley Stadium. It was the first regular-season NFL game played outside North America.
The 2016 UK International Series Schedule:
New York Giants
Los Angeles Rams
Additionally, the Giants are now locked into a home game against the Saints. As dictated by the NFL’s scheduling formula, Big Blue was set to host the same-place finisher from the NFC South.
Here are the Giants’ 2016 opponents:
The NFL's scheduling formula implemented in 2002 with realignment guarantees that all teams play each other on a regular, rotating basis..
Under the formula, every team plays 16 games as follows:
Home and away against its three division opponents (6 games).
The four teams from another division within its conference on a rotating three-year cycle (4 games).
The four teams from a division in the other conference on a rotating four-year cycle (4 games).
Two intraconference games based on the prior year’s standings (2 games). These games match a first-place team against the first-place teams in the two same-conference divisions the team is not scheduled to play that season. The second-place, third-place, and fourth-place teams in a conference are matched in the same way each year.