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New York Giants schedule and 2021 season predictions

New York Giants schedule this week

Week 3 – vs. Atlanta Falcons

DateTime (ET)TV
Sunday, Sept. 261:00 PMFOX
  • Point spread: Giants -3 (BetMGM)
  • Moneyline: Giants (-175), Falcons (+150)
  • Over/under: 48.5
  • Sportsnaut prediction: Giants 27, Falcons 24

Mark this date on your New York Giants schedules, a matchup where the G-Men are favored. Facing one of the worst defenses in the NFL, this is a fantastic opportunity for Daniel Jones to build upon his momentum from Week 2. The Giants should win this game, but nothing from this franchise surprises us anymore.

New York Giants schedule predictions, roster outlook

  • The Giants face the Denver Broncos in Week 1 of the NFL season.
  • A key stretch of New York’s schedule features a Week 9 bye, and Monday Night Football in Weeks 8 and 11 on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers respectively.
  • Sportsnaut predicts the Giants will end the season with a 9-8 record.

New York Giants roster outlook

New York Giants schedule predictions, roster outlook
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All our predictions are based on the Giants keeping and starting these key players:

  • QB – Daniel Jones
  • RB – Saquon Barkley, Devontae Booker
  • WR – Kenny Golladay, Darius Slayton, Kadarius Toney (rookie), Sterling Shepard, John Ross
  • TE – Evan Engram, Kyle Rudolph, Kaden Smith
  • DefenseGiants ranked No. 14 this week

New York Giants schedule predictions

Week 1 — New York Giants lost at home to the Denver Broncos, 27-13

  • When: Sunday, September 12 at 4:05 PM EST on FOX
  • Spread: Broncos -3
  • Moneyline: Broncos -160; Giants +140
  • Over/Under: 42
  • Sportsnaut prediction: Broncos 20, Giants 17

Ugly. That’s the best way to describe what we saw from the Giants in their season opener Sunday afternoon. Daniel Jones struggled big time throughout the game, once again putting the ball on the turf. The Giants’ defense was eaten apart by Teddy Bridgewater. This is not the way head coach Joe Judge wanted to open his second season in Jersey.

Week 2 — New York Giants lost to Washington Football Team, 31-29

  • When: Thursday, September 16 at 8:20 PM EST on NFL Network
  • Spread: Washington -3.0
  • Moneyline: N/A
  • Over/Under: 43.0
  • Sportsnaut prediction: Washington 31, Giants 17

That’s not the way to start their divisional slate. The Giants were desperate for a win in Week 2 after losing the opener. Daniel Jones played great football. The defense forced a late-game turnovers. Unfortunately, an off-sides penalty against Dexter Lawrence on a Washington missed field goal as time expired gave the burgundy and gold another opportunity. Dustin Hopkins nailed it, sending New York to an 0-2 mark on the season.

Week 4 – @ New Orleans Saints

DateTime (ET)TV
Sunday, Oct. 31:00 PMFOX

New Orleans still won’t have Michael Thomas for this matchup, making life easier for Patrick Graham’s defense. The issue, there aren’t a ton of signs that the Giants will be able to limit Alvin Kamara. If he controls the clock, the Saints’ defense can create turnovers to flip this game. Plus, it will be the first game in New Orleans this year.

  • Week 4 prediction: Saints 17, Giants 14

Week 5 – @ Dallas Cowboys

DateTime (ET)TV
Sunday, Oct. 104:25 PMFOX

Divisional games are always a bit unpredictable, especially when injuries are factored in. But the Cowboys’ offense is far more consistent than what New York is throwing out and there is a significant talent differential. New York’s defense will keep it close, but it ends in a loss at Dallas.

  • Week 5 prediction: Cowboys 31, Giants 27
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Week 6 – vs. Los Angeles Rams

DateTime (ET)TV
Sunday, Oct. 171:00 PMFOX

Even though the Rams lost some key players in their secondary in John Johnson III and Troy Hill to Cleveland, they upgraded from Jared Goff to Matthew Stafford at quarterback. That should make their offense borderline unstoppable, even against an underrated defense like the that of the Giants.

  • Week 6 prediction: Rams 34, Giants 16

Week 7 – vs. Carolina Panthers

DateTime (ET)TV
Sunday, Oct. 241:00 PMFOX

Sam Darnold returning to New York, but this time to play the city’s other represented team. Given how well Darnold is playing and how outstanding Carolina’s defense looks right now, it’s hard to see the Panthers not winning this game.

  • Week 7 prediction: Panthers 21, Giants 17

Week 8 – @ Kansas City Chiefs (MNF)

DateTime (ET)TV
Monday, Nov. 18:15 PMESPN

The Chiefs’ defense isn’t that great, and if Saquon Barkley can help the Giants establish the run, they have a chance to hang tough with Kansas City, at least to a point. Alas, Patrick Mahomes is just too good to allow his team to lose at Arrowhead Stadium against such an inferior foe.

  • Week 8 prediction: Chiefs 42, Giants 28

Week 9 – vs. Las Vegas Raiders

DateTime (ET)TV
Sunday, Nov. 71:00 PMCBS

That Las Vegas defense is just awful, so as long as Jones can protect the ball and Saquon Barkley can get enough push from his offensive line against the Raiders’ lackluster front seven, New York should blow this game wide-open.

  • Week 9 prediction: Giants 42, Raiders 31

WEEK 10 BYE

New York Giants schedule and 2021 season predictions
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Week 11 – @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (MNF)

DateTime (ET)TV
Monday, Nov. 228:15 PMESPN

The reigning Super Bowl champions barely beat the Giants 25-23 in Week 8 last season, but that was before they were really firing on all cylinders. It should be more of a mismatch this time around, as the Bucs’ exotic defense will force Jones into multiple giveaways, just as he threw two interceptions last time versus Tampa Bay.

  • Week 11 prediction: Buccaneers 38, Giants 24

Week 12 – vs. Philadelphia Eagles

DateTime (ET)TV
Sunday, Nov. 281:00 PMFOX

These NFC East adversaries both feel like ascending teams to some degree, albeit in a lesser division. Thus, their season series seems to have “split” written all over it, with home-field advantage looming as the X-factor on both occasions.

  • Week 12 prediction: Giants 28, Eagles 21

Week 13 – @ Miami Dolphins

DateTime (ET)TV
Sunday, Dec. 51:00 PMFOX

The classic duel between former Bill Belichick assistants. Brian Flores has fared well bringing his version of the Patriot Way to Miami. This will be a real test for New York coach Joe Judge, but look for the Dolphins to pull this one out.

  • Week 13 prediction: Dolphins 21, Giants 18

Week 14 – @ Los Angeles Chargers

DateTime (ET)TV
Sunday, Dec. 124:05 PMFOX

Justin Herbert represents who the Giants want Jones to be: Good size, cannon arm, super accurate, and a dual threat who takes care of the football. Herbert is already further along than Jones, and had even worse pass protection as a rookie last year. This one shouldn’t be close.

  • Week 14 prediction: Chargers 34, Giants 10
New York Giants schedule and 2021 season predictions
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Week 15 – vs. Dallas Cowboys

DateTime (ET)TV
Sunday, Dec. 191:00 PMFOX

Whereas Dallas struggled to buy in to Mike McCarthy as coach, there never seemed to be as much doubt with that regarding Judge with the Giants. That bodes well for New York’s outlook in 2021. Outside of the dome of Jerry World, the Cowboys don’t match up well with Big Blue.

  • Week 15 prediction: Giants 29, Cowboys 24

Week 16 – @ Philadelphia Eagles

DateTime (ET)TV
Sunday, Dec. 261:00 PMFOX

DeVonta Smith‘s presence in the Eagles’ receiving corps, combined with a much healthier returning offensive line, will help Philadelphia immensely. Since Jones is turnover-prone and facing a dynamic defensive front, the hosts get the edge in this one.

  • Week 16 prediction: Eagles 27, Giants 21

Week 17 – @ Chicago Bears

DateTime (ET)TV
Sunday, Jan. 21:00 PMCBS

So much depends on whether Justin Fields comes in at QB for Chicago by this point. If he doesn’t, and Andy Dalton is still under center for the Bears, they’re probably tanking for draft position. The hosts’ defense would keep this duel close, but New York will out the road win here regardless of how the Bears deploy to run their offense.

  • Week 17 prediction: Giants 26, Bears 20

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Week 18 – vs. Washington Football Team

DateTime (ET)TV
Sunday, Jan. 91:00 PMFOX

It doesn’t really matter where these teams play. As long as Jones is under center for New York and the Football Team has pass-rushers like Chase Young coming after him, it’s a recipe for success for Washington.

  • Week 18 prediction: Washington 20, Giants 7

New York Giants record prediction: 9-8

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