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5 games to circle on Giants 2020 schedule

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Every game is big in the NFL, but some just get hyped more than others.

From facing three former league MVPs to seeing the top two picks in this year's draft, the Giants' 2020 schedule has it all. Here are five intriguing games to circle this season:

Week 1 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (Monday Night Football)

Giants football is scheduled to return on Sept. 14. It has been an unprecedented offseason around the league, with organizations conducting everything from the draft to team meetings in a virtual format. On top of that, the Joe Judge era officially begins with a primetime game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, a cornerstone franchise with historic ties to the Giants. There are still many hurdles that are more important than football, but the league is gearing up to begin on time. The world will be watching.

Week 3 vs. San Francisco 49ers

The defending conference champions come to town this year. San Francisco, which had a 10-point lead on the Kansas City Chiefs with under seven minutes left in Super Bowl LIV but proceeded to allow 11 unanswered points, will try to restart their climb to the top of the hill. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo spent his first three-plus years in New England, where he overlapped with Judge, before being traded to San Francisco midway through the 2017 season. He is 23-6 as a starter, including 2-1 in the postseason. It helps when you have the Niners defense, which was second in yards allowed last season and featured NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Nick Bosa.

View iconic photos from the all-time series between the Giants and their 2020 opponents.