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.
In 2019 the Giants will host the Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, and the NFC West Same Place Finisher. They will visit the Redskins, Cowboys, Eagles, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, New England Patriots, New York Jets, and the NFC South Same Place Finisher.