The Giants need to get their passports ready. They’re off to London in 2016.

With a 35-30 loss to the Eagles in the season finale, the 6-10 Giants finished their 2015 campaign in third place in the NFC East.

Earlier in the year, the NFL confirmed three games in the 2016 UK International Series, which includes the Rams “hosting” the same-place finisher from the NFC East.

The Rams came in third in the NFC West, and thus the Giants will be traveling abroad in Week 7 of the 2016 season for the first-ever NFL game played at Twickenham Stadium.


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:

Week Date Visiting Team Home Team Site
4 October 2 Indianapolis Colts Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium
7 October 23 New York Giants Los Angeles Rams Twickenham Stadium
8 October 30 Washington Redskins Cincinnati Bengals Wembley Stadium

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.

GIANTS FUTURE OPPONENTS
2017 Regular Season
Home Away
Los Angeles Rams Arizona Cardinals
Seattle Seahawks San Francisco 49ers
Kansas City Chiefs Denver Broncos
San Diego Chargers Oakland Raiders
NFC North Same Place Finisher NFC South Same Place Finisher
Washington Redskins (Div.) Washington Redskins (Div.)
Dallas Cowboys (Div.) Dallas Cowboys (Div.)
Philadelphia Eagles (Div.) Philadelphia Eagles (Div.)
 
2018 Regular Season
Home Away
New Orleans Saints Atlanta Falcons
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Carolina Panthers
Jacksonville Jaguars Houston Texans
Tennessee Titans Indianapolis Colts
NFC North Same Place Finisher NFC West Same Place Finisher
Washington Redskins (Div.) Washington Redskins (Div.)
Dallas Cowboys (Div.) Dallas Cowboys (Div.)
Philadelphia Eagles (Div.) Philadelphia Eagles (Div.)
 
2019 Regular Season
Home Away
Green Bay Packers Chicago Bears
Minnesota Vikings Detroit Lions
Buffalo Bills New England Patriots
Miami Dolphins New York Jets
NFC West Same Place Finisher NFC South Same Place Finisher
Washington Redskins (Div.) Washington Redskins (Div.)
Dallas Cowboys (Div.) Dallas Cowboys (Div.)
Philadelphia Eagles (Div.) Philadelphia Eagles (Div.)