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Giants announce 2020 preseason schedule


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today announced their complete preseason schedule, including dates and game times.

When the NFL schedule was released last week, the team revealed its preseason opponents and the weeks in which the games would be played but did not yet have more specific information.

The Giants begin their preseason as the visiting team in their annual game against the Jets on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. It is the second year in a row and just the fourth time in the 52-year history of the preseason rivalry the teams will meet in the opening preseason game.

Last's year's 31-22 victory was the Giants' fourth in a row in the series which is tied, 25-25-1. The tie was in 1972.

The Giants are 37-30-3 in preseason openers since 1950.

The Giants will be on the road the following week when they face the Tennessee Titans in Nashville on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. eastern time, 7 p.m. local time.

This is the first preseason game pitting the Giants and Titans, though the franchises met four times in the preseason from 1971-90 when the Titans played in Houston and were called the Houston Oilers. The Giants won that 1990 meeting in the Astrodome, 13-10. The teams met in the annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio in 1985, a 21-20 Giants victory. The Oilers won the first two games in the preseason series.

The Giants play their first home preseason game on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. when they face the Green Bay Packers. It will be the teams' first preseason matchup since Aug. 22, 1997 when the Packers defeated the Giants in Madison, Wis., 22-17.

The New England Patriots provide the opposition for the Giants' preseason finale for the 16th consecutive summer on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. in MetLife Stadium. The Giants lead the preseason series, 19-10. The two teams first met in the preseason in 1971.

Last year, Kyle Lauletta threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Alonzo Russell on the game's final play to give the Giants a 31-29 victory.

In 2019, the Giants were 4-0 in preseason play, defeating the Jets, Bears, Bengals and Patriots.


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