EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Three primetime road games, including Monday night contests against Super Bowl LV participants Kansas City and Tampa Bay, and three NFC East games in the last four weeks, two at home, highlight the Giants' 2021 schedule.
The third night game is at Washington on Thursday night in Week 2.
With the expansion of the NFL schedule, each team will play 17 games this season. The Giants will play eight home games and nine road games. Their three-game preseason includes two at home.
"Once you first see the schedule you get excited," said Joe Judge, whose initial season as the Giants' coach ended with a 6-10 record and second place finish in the NFC East. "It starts to become real in terms of not just knowing the opponents you're going to play, but when you're going to play them. You start thinking about the opener, you start looking at your division games, you start mapping out the west coach trip and the longer trips on the road. You start thinking about the best way of setting up the team travel. You start looking at some of the short weeks coming off Monday night games and how you're going to map out your practice that week."
What else does Judge look for as he studies the schedule?
"The first thing you look at in terms of road games, how they all lay out – the distance of the trips, are they back-to-back, the short weeks associated with it," Judge said. "Then you want to look and see the division opponents, when we play them. This year it's really pushed more toward the back end for us.
"You start looking for all the little details. Number one, obviously the first game, are you home or are you away. Where's the second game? That west coast trip against the Chargers, is that after a home game or is it a back-to-back away game, as it ended up being for us. You start mapping out the best way to do it for your team.
"We look at similarities in the schedule, we look at opponents with common systems, we look for things like back-to-back road games and back-to-back home games, short week turnarounds and things of that nature. We try to find as many times that we have an opportunity to tell the players, 'This is really the same as we've already done.' And show them it's a pattern of how the week's going to go and how we're going to prepare."
Perhaps the most challenging segment of the schedule will be the three-game period in which they visit the Chiefs and Buccaneers in prime time. Those contests against the Super Bowl teams are separated by a home game against Las Vegas and the Giants' bye week.
"It's obviously a challenge playing Kansas City or Tampa," Judge said. "They're obviously two outstanding teams, well coached, very, very talented. We knew we were going to play those teams on the road. In terms of Monday night, I really don't think that makes the biggest difference – although it will be a great atmosphere playing in both places. But we're excited to get going and prepare for all those teams."
The Giants will play four of their six games against NFC East opponents in the season's final seven weeks.
"For the league, I always think that's a great thing to end the season with division games," Judge said. "It keeps a lot of parity in what you're doing, and it keeps a lot of competition down the stretch. I do like the way the league structures that, so you play a significant amount of your division games toward the end of the season. I think that's something that's very good for the competition and the parity of the league."
Judge's second season as head coach will begin on Sunday, Sept. 12, in MetLife Stadium against the Denver Broncos at 4:25 p.m.
"Denver is a good team and obviously they're coached well," Judge said. "They have some great systems in place. It's definitely going to be a great challenge for us opening up against Denver. These are experienced coaches who will definitely have their team ready out of the gate. It's going to take a lot for us to get ready. We're going to have to have a good training camp and get ready for that opener."
The Giants will then have a short week before playing their first road game and first NFC East game against the defending division champion Washington Football Team in FedExField on Thursday night, Sept. 16 at 8:20 p.m.
Is it to the Giants' advantage to play their Thursday night game so early in the season?
"It's all how you manage those weeks," Judge said. "You can argue sometimes that having (the Thursday night game) later in the season is more of an advantage, because your players are a little more fluid with the systems. Maybe coming off Week 1 to Week 2 that's a little bit different. I think early in the season gives you more advantages as well. It evens itself out. It's all based on how the teams handle it as you go into it."
How tough is the Giants' schedule? Click to view each team's strength of schedule for the 2021 season based on the records of their opponents from 2020.
On Sunday, Sept. 26 the Giants will return home to face the Atlanta Falcons at 1 p.m.
That will be followed by a pair of road games – at New Orleans on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. and at Dallas on Oct. 10 at 4:25 p.m.
The Giants will close October with their only consecutive home games of the season, hosting the Los Angeles Rams on Oct. 17 and the Carolina Panthers on Oct. 24. Kickoff for each game is scheduled for 1 p.m.
The two-time defending AFC Champion and Super Bowl LIV-winning Chiefs will host the Giants in GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday night, Nov. 1 at 8:15 p.m. Six days later, on Sunday, Nov. 7, the Giants will be back in MetLife Stadium to host the Raiders at 1 p.m.
The Giants' annual bye will be in Week 10 (Sunday, Nov. 14).
"The bye is in a good spot if you manage your team in the right way and give them an opportunity to rest up during the bye," Judge said. "Also, work on some self-scout and make sure you take a jump coming out of the bye. Whether it's an early bye or a late bye, it all comes down to how you manage your team throughout the season."
Following the bye, the Giants will face another daunting challenge when they will be the visitors in a Nov. 22 Monday night game against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who defeated Kansas City in Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7.
Each of the Giants' final three home games will be against an NFC East opponent. The first will be on Sunday, Nov. 28, vs. the Philadelphia Eagles at 1 p.m.
The Giants will then play four of their next five games on the road. They will begin with a pair of games at warm weather sites, visiting the Miami Dolphins on Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. and the Los Angeles Chargers on Dec. 12 at 4:05 p.m. The meeting with the Dolphins was added when the NFL approved a 17-game schedule. This year, each NFC East team will visit the AFC East team that finished in the same place in the standings in 2020.
The Giants return home on Sunday, Dec. 19 to face the Dallas Cowboys at 1 p.m. That will be followed by two more road games, Dec. 26 at Philadelphia and Jan. 2 at Chicago, each with a 1 o'clock kickoff.
The season will conclude with the Giants' latest ever regular season game on Sunday, Jan. 9, against Washington at 1 p.m.
Some highlights from the Giants' 2021 schedule:
*The Giants will play a franchise-record 17 regular-season games for just the second time in their 96-year history. They were 13-4 in 1930.
*The Giants play back-to-back road games on three occasions: Oct. 3 and 10 at New Orleans and Dallas, Dec. 5 and 12 at Miami and the Chargers, and Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 at Philadelphia and Chicago. They play consecutive home games just once, Oct. 17 and 24 vs. the Rams and Carolina.
"What it (playing consecutive road games) ends up doing is it gives you a little bit of a flow sometimes to how to get your team prepared," Judge said. "The team gets a feel for how that week of recovery is a little bit different than it is with back-to-back home games."
*The Giants will play seven games against 2020 playoff teams: Washington twice, plus New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Chicago, the Rams and Kansas City.
*With their visits to Kansas City and Tampa Bay, the Giants will play both teams from the previous Super Bowl for the first time since they faced the St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans in 2000 – a season in which the Giants advanced to the Super Bowl.
*The Giants are 7-24 in regular-season games against defending Super Bowl champions (plus 3-0 in the postseason). They have lost their last eight regular-season games vs. defending champions, most recently against New England in 2019. The Giants' last victory vs. the most recent Super Bowl winner was when they defeated 15-1 Green Bay in a 2011 NFC Divisional Playoff Game. Their most recent regular-season victory against the reigning champions was a defeat of the 13-0 Denver Broncos on Dec. 13, 1998.
*The Giants will open their season at home against an AFC opponent for the second consecutive season and the third time in four years. Last season, they lost to Pittsburgh in a Monday night game, 26-16, and in 2018 they fell to Jacksonville, 20-15.
*The Giants will face Denver in a season opener for the first time in almost exactly 20 years. On Sept. 10, 2001, the Giants lost to the Broncos, 31-20, in the first regular-season game played in what is now Empower Field at Mile High.
*Kickoff for the opener is 4:25 p.m. The Giants' seven other home games are scheduled for 1 p.m.
*The Giants have no home Monday night games one year after they had two for the first time in their history. They will face the Buccaneers on a Monday night for the second year in a row; last Nov. 2, they lost to Tampa Bay in MetLife, 25-23.
*The Giants and Buccaneers will square off for the fifth consecutive season. They split the last four meetings, which were decided by a total of eight points. The Giants' last two defeats to Tampa Bay – on Oct. 1, 2017 and Nov. 2, 2020 - were by the same 25-23 score. They are the only 25-23 results in the 1,402-game history of the Giants (including postseason play).
*The Giants' are 25-43-1 on Monday night, including 16-30-1 on the road.
*The Giants are 0-2 against the Bucs on Monday nights, losing in Tampa in 2003. They will face the Chiefs on a Monday night for the first time.
*For the third consecutive season, the NFL's original schedule does not include a Sunday night game for the Giants. But their home game vs. Cleveland last Dec. 20 was flexed to Sunday night.
*The Giants will play their Thursday night game on the road for the third straight season. They lost the last two years in New England and Philadelphia. This will be the 10th year in a row the Giants will play on a Thursday night. They are 3-6, including 2-5 as visitors.
*The Giants will face the Bears for the fourth straight year and visit Chicago for the third consecutive season. But this year, the game comes with a significant supplement. Because of the team's trade on the first night of the NFL Draft, the Giants own the Bears' 2022 first-round choice. So, a victory in Soldier Field would help them in the standings and in the draft.
*The Giants will play their final regular-season game at home for the fifth consecutive season and the 10th time in 11 years.
*The Giants will play three teams with new head coaches: Philadelphia (Nick Sirianni), Atlanta (Arthur Smith) and the Chargers (Brandon Staley).
*The Giants will face their former coach, Pat Shurmur, in the season opener. He is the Broncos' offensive coordinator.
*"Flexible scheduling" will be used in Weeks 5-18. Under flex scheduling, game times can be changed, and games currently scheduled to be played on Sunday afternoon can be moved to Sunday night on NBC. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games that are played on Thursday or Monday nights.
For Week 18, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to January 9. The NFL schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 18, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. In addition, two games will be played on Saturday, Jan. 8. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives "surprise" teams a chance to play their way into primetime.
*The Giants' preseason opponents were also revealed. With the increase in the regular season to 17 games, each team will play just three preseason games. The Giants' preseason foes (dates and times will be announced in the future):
Week 1 vs. the Jets
Week 2 at Cleveland
Week 3 vs. New England
Judge said he "absolutely" welcomes the return of preseason games after they were canceled last year due to the pandemic.
"It's valuable experience for our guys to learn and develop," he said. "And it really gives us the best chance to evaluate our team. There's no better way to improve than going out there and competing in live game action. These are valuable experiences that we have to really, really understand and value based on what we missed last year as a league. I'm looking forward to getting the guys going and having a quote unquote normal preseason this year. That's something we're definitely looking forward to."
The Giants faced the Jets in 51 consecutive summers (1969-2019) before last year's forced hiatus. This will be just the fourth time the teams that share MetLife Stadium will meet in the preseason opener. They also did so in 1983, 2010 and 2019 and were scheduled to do so again in 2020. The Giants won the four previous preseason meetings to tie the annual series – which began in 1969 - 25-25-1. The tie was in 1972.
The Giants are 37-30-3 in preseason openers since 1950.
In Week 2 of the preseason, the Giants will face the Browns in Cleveland. Their preseason series is also tied, at 9-9. They last met in the preseason on Aug. 9, 2018, a 20-10 Browns victory in New Jersey. The Giants' most recent preseason visit to Cleveland was on Aug. 21, 2017, when they lost, 10-6.
Judge will face his former team for the first time when they Giants and Patriots close their preseason by facing each other – as they did for 15 consecutive summers from 2005-19. The Giants lead the preseason series, 20-10. The two teams first met in the preseason in 1971.
In their most recent preseason in 2019, the Giants were 4-0, defeating the Jets, Bears, Bengals and Patriots.
The Giants do not play any of their preseason opponents in the regular season.
View photos of the history between the Giants and each of the team's 2021 opponents.
A closer look at the Giants' 2021 schedule (*Game subject to flex scheduling):
Sunday, Sept. 12, 4:25 p.m., FOX
Denver's 2020 record: 5-11, AFC West fourth place
Series Record: Regular season: Series tied, 6-6; Postseason: Giants lead, 1-0
The Giants will try to win consecutive games against the Broncos for the first time since 1986-89 (two regular-season games and Super Bowl XXI). They won the most recent meeting, 23-10, in Denver on Oct. 15, 2017. The Giants rushed for 148 yards and Evan Engram scored the team's only offensive touchdown while totaling 82 receiving yards – 36 more than the rest of the team combined. They last hosted the Broncos on Sept. 15, 2013, when Denver earned a 41-23 victory in MetLife Stadium in the final game in which Eli and Peyton Manning faced each other as the starting quarterbacks. In the teams' only postseason meeting, the Giants defeated the Broncos, 39-20, in Super Bowl XXI.
Washington Football Team
Thursday, Sept. 16, 8:20 p.m., NFL Network
Sunday, Jan. 9, 1 p.m.* FOX
Washington's 2020 record: 7-9, NFC East first place
Series Record: Regular season: Giants lead, 104-68-4; Postseason: Tied, 1-1
The Giants last year swept Washington for the second season in a row, winning two games by a total of four points - 20-19 in MetLife on Oct. 18 and 23-20 in FedExField on Nov. 8. The defense made big plays late in each game. In Week 6, the Giants took the lead with 3:29 remaining when rookie linebacker Tae Crowder returned a fumble 43 yards for a touchdown and secured their first triumph of the season when Dexter Lawrence and Blake Martinez pressured Kyle Allen into throwing an incomplete pass on a two-point conversion attempt with 36 seconds left. Three weeks later, safeties Jabrill Peppers and Logan Ryan intercepted Alex Smith passes in the final 2:18 to end Washington's hopes for a comeback victory. The Giants have faced Washington 176 times in the regular season since their first game in 1932, making this their most frequently contested rivalry. They are 8-3 vs. Washington in MetLife Stadium and 14-9-1 in FedExField. The Giants have swept the season series 34 times.
Sunday, Sept. 26, 1 p.m., FOX
Atlanta's 2020 record: 4-12, NFC South fourth place
Series Record: Regular season: Giants trail, 13-11; Postseason: Giants lead, 1-0
Atlanta has won the last two and three of the last four games in the series. The teams will meet for the first time since Monday night, Oct. 22, 2018, when the Falcons won, 23-20, in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Eli Manning threw for 399 yards to help rally the Giants from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit. When the Giants last hosted the Falcons on Sept. 20, 2015, they led by 10 points early in the fourth quarter before Atlanta scored two touchdowns for a 24-20 triumph. From 1981-2007, the visiting team won 12 consecutive games in the series, the longest such streak in NFL history. That included seven Giants victories in Atlanta. The teams' only postseason meeting was a 24-2 Giants triumph in an NFC Wild Card Game in MetLife Stadium on Jan. 8, 2012.
New Orleans Saints
Sunday, Oct. 3, 1 p.m., FOX
New Orleans' 2020 record: 12-4, NFC South first place
Series Record: Regular season: Giants lead, 16-14
The Giants and Saints have alternated victories in their last five meetings, with New Orleans winning in 2011, 2015 and 2018 and the Giants in 2012 and 2016. They last faced each other on Sept. 30, 2018 in MetLife Stadium, where Alvin Kamara rushed for 134 yards and three touchdowns and Wil Lutz kicked four field goals for the Saints in their 33-18 victory. The Giants will visit New Orleans for the first time since the Saints' epic 52-49 triumph on Nov. 1, 2015. The Giants overcame a 14-point deficit and took the lead with three consecutive fourth-quarter touchdowns, only to allow 10 points in the final 36 seconds, including Kai Forbath's game-winning 50-yard field goal as time expired. The Giants are 3-8 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where they last won in 1993.
Sunday, Oct. 10, 4:25 p.m.* FOX
Sunday, Dec. 19, 1 p.m.* FOX
Dallas' 2020 record: 6-10, NFC East third place
Series Record: Regular season: Giants trail, 69-46-2; Postseason: Giants lead, 1-0
In 2020, each team won at home as the Giants and Cowboys split their season series for the first time since 2015. The Giants swept the series in 2016 and Dallas did so in each of the next three seasons, 2017-19. When the Giants defeated the Cowboys, 23-19, in the regular-season finale on Jan. 3, they ended a seven-game losing streak to Dallas. They had last defeated the Cowboys on Dec. 11, 2016, a 10-7 victory in MetLife Stadium. In the victory, Sterling Shepard scored the game's first two touchdowns on a 23-yard reverse and a 10-yard reception and Daniel Jones threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Dante Pettis. The defense limited Dallas to Ezekiel Elliott's one-yard touchdown run, and four Greg Zuerlein field goals. In the teams' first meeting in Dallas on Oct. 11, Zuerlein's third field goal of the game and second in the final two minutes, a 34-yarder as time expired, gave Dallas a 37-34 victory. The Giants have swept the season series 13 times, while Dallas has 23 series sweeps. The Giants are 20-38-1 in Dallas (5-7 in AT&T Stadium), while the Cowboys are 5-6 vs. the Giants in MetLife Stadium.
Los Angeles Rams
Sunday, Oct. 17, 1 p.m.* FOX
Rams 2020 record: 10-6, NFC West second place
Series Record: Regular season: Giants trail, 27-16; Postseason: Tied, 1-1
The Giants will face the Rams for the second season in a row. On Oct. 4, 2020, the Giants played in SoFi Stadium for the first time and lost to the Rams, 17-9. Graham Gano scored all of the Giants' points on three field goals. Los Angeles' big play was a 55-yard touchdown pass from Jared Goff to Cooper Kupp with 6:56 remaining in the game. The teams last met in MetLife Stadium on Nov. 5, 2017, when the Rams led by as many as 38 points on their way to a 51-17 victory. That ended the Giants' seven-game winning streak in the series from 2002-16, a stretch of success that immediately followed five consecutive Rams victories.
Sunday, Oct. 24, 1 p.m.* FOX
Carolina's 2020 record: 5-11, NFC South third place
Series Record: Regular season: Giants trail, 6-4; Postseason: Giants trail, 1-0
The Panthers have won three consecutive games in the series in 2013, 2015 and 2018. In each of the last two meetings, the deciding points were scored by Carolina kicker Graham Gano, who now holds the same position with the Giants. In their last meeting in MetLife Stadium on Dec. 20, 2015, the Giants rallied from a 35-7 deficit to tie the score at 35-35 but lost when Gano kicked a 43-yard field goal as time expired. When the teams last faced each other on Oct. 7, 2018 in Charlotte, Gano beat the Giants with one second remaining when he kicked a 63-yard field goal, the longest ever against the Giants. The Giants' most important victory in the series was a 34-28 overtime triumph in Giants Stadium on Dec. 21, 2008, when the Giants clinched home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. In that game, the Giants rushed for 301 yards, the fifth-highest total in franchise history.
Kansas City Chiefs
GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
Monday, Nov. 1, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
Kansas City's 2020 record: 14-2, AFC West first place, AFC champions
Series Record: Regular season: Giants lead, 11-3
When the Giants last faced Kansas City on Nov. 19, 2017, they held the Chiefs' pre-Patrick Mahomes offense without a touchdown in a 12-9 overtime victory. Aldrick Rosas provided the decisive points with a 23-yard field goal with 13:06 elapsed in the extra period. The Giants will visit GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium for the first time since Sept. 29, 2013, when they lost, 31-7, ending their four-game winning streak in the series. The Giants are 4-3 in Kansas City.
Las Vegas Raiders
Sunday, Nov. 7, 1 p.m.* CBS
Oakland's 2020 record: 8-8, AFC West second place
Series Record: Regular season: Giants trail, 8-5
The Raiders' 24-17 victory on Dec. 3, 2017 in Oakland broke the Giants' three-game winning in the series. The game is perhaps best remembered because Eli Manning didn't play, ending his streak of 210 consecutive regular season starts. The teams have faced each other just once in MetLife Stadium. On Nov. 10, 2013, Andre Brown rushed for 115 yards and one touchdown in a 24-20 Giants victory. This has been a series of streaks – Oakland won the first three games, the Giants the next two, the Raiders won four in a row, and the Giants won three before the Raiders' triumph four years ago.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Raymond James Stadium
Monday, Nov. 22, 8:15 p.m. ESPN
Tampa Bay's 2020 record: 11-5, NFC South second place, Super Bowl champions
Series Record: Regular season: Giants lead, 15-8; Postseason: Giants lead, 1-0
The Giants and Buccaneers will meet for the fifth year in a row and the sixth time in seven seasons. The four games between the teams from 2017-20 were decided by a total of eight points. On Monday night, Nov. 2, 2020, the Giants jumped out to an 11-point lead but allowed 19 second half points and lost, 25-23. Daniel Jones' 19-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate lifted them to within two points with 28 seconds remaining, but his throw to Dion Lewis on the attempted tying conversion attempt fell incomplete. In the Giants' last visit to Raymond James Stadium on Sept. 22, 2019, Jones enjoyed a successful NFL starting debut by throwing for 336 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores, including the seven-yard game-winner with 1:16 remaining in a 32-31 victory.
Sunday, Nov. 28, 1 p.m.* FOX
Lincoln Financial Field
Sunday, Dec. 26, 1 p.m.* FOX
Philadelphia's 2020 record: 4-11-1, NFC East fourth place
Series Record: Regular season: Giants trail, 86-84-2; Postseason: Tied, 2-2
The teams split their season series in 2020 for the first time since 2016. When the Giants defeated Philadelphia on Nov. 15, 27-17, they ended a four-year, eight-game losing streak to the Eagles that included a 22-21 defeat in Philadelphia on Oct. 22. They had last defeated the Eagles on Nov. 6, 2016, by a 28-23 score. In the November victory, the Giants rushed for 151 yards, Wayne Gallman scored touchdowns on runs of one and two yards and Daniel Jones scampered for a 34-yard score on the game's first possession. Less than a month earlier, the Giants had taken a double-digit lead in Lincoln Financial Field for the third consecutive season and owned an 11-point advantage with less than five minutes remaining. But the Eagles scored two touchdowns in the final 4:38, including Boston Scott's game-winning reception with just 40 seconds remaining, to send the Giants to a heartbreaking one-point loss. The Giants are 3-8 against the Eagles in MetLife Stadium (plus 0-1 in the postseason). They have lost their last seven games in The Linc, where they are 6-12 in the regular season and 0-1 in postseason play.
Hard Rock Stadium
Sunday, Dec. 5, 1 p.m.* FOX
Miami's 2020 Record: 10-6, AFC East second place
Series Record: Giants lead, 7-2
With the addition of the 17th game to the schedule, the Giants and Dolphins will square off for the second time in three seasons. The Giants have won the last four games in the series, which were played in three different cities on two continents – London, East Rutherford (twice), and Miami. The teams most recently met on Dec. 15, 2019 in the last game Eli Manning played in his career. Manning threw for 283 yards and two touchdowns in a 36-20 Giants victory in MetLife Stadium. The Giants most recently visited Miami on Dec. 14, 2015, when Manning completed 27 of 31 passes, a career-best 87.1 percent (minimum 20 attempts) in a 31-24 victory. The Giants are 3-0 in Miami – also winning in 1993 and 1996 - and lead the all-time series with the Dolphins, 7-2.
Los Angeles Chargers
Sunday, Dec. 12, 4:05 p.m.* FOX
Chargers 2020 record: 7-9, AFC West third place
Series Record: Regular season: Giants trail, 7-5
After facing the Rams last season, the Giants return to SoFi Stadium to visit the Chargers hoping to reverse their recent fortunes in the series. They have lost the last four and five of the last six games of the series dating back to 1995. The teams last met on Oct. 8, 2017, an infamous 27-22 loss for the Giants in which wide receivers Odell Beckham, Jr., Dwayne Harris and Brandon Marshall suffered season-ending injuries. They last met on the west coast in San Diego on Dec. 8, 2013, when the Chargers cruised to a 37-14 victory. The Chargers' active winning streak against the Giants includes victories in 2005 and 2009.
Sunday, Jan. 2, 1 p.m.* CBS
Chicago's 2020 record: 8-8, NFC North second place
Series Record: Regular season: Giants trail, 30-21-2; Postseason: Giants trail, 5-3
The Giants and Bears will face each other for the fourth consecutive season and the third year in a row in Chicago. Last Sept. 20, the Giants trailed at halftime, 17-0, rallied for 13 unanswered second half points, and advanced to the Bears' 10-yard line with four seconds remaining. But Golden Tate was called for offensive pass interference as Daniel Jones' final-play pass fell incomplete and the Giants lost by four points. These teams first played each other in 1925, making this the Giants' oldest active series (the Giants' first-ever road victory was in Chicago on Dec. 13, 1925). The Giants lost their last three games in Chicago (in 2013, 2019 and 2020) since last winning there in 2007.