The Giants’ 2019 opponents are set. In addition to home-and-home series with NFC East opponents Dallas, Philadelphia, and Washington, the Giants will host the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, and Miami Dolphins. They will play road games against the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, and the Jets. The Giants are 1-0 as visitors in MetLife Stadium, having beaten the Jets in 2011.
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.