The NY Giants will open the 2020 season in primetime on Monday Night Football.
Well, the NFL released its 2020 schedule Thursday night and NY Giants fans will be happy to hear the team will not have to go on the road to Dallas to open the year, for once. Instead, Big Blue got hooked up with the Pittsburgh Steelers in a Monday Night Football clash at the Meadowlands.
It’s become almost a staple for the Giants to have to head to Dallas for Week 1, so this will likely come as a welcome change to most fans.
Whether or not Ben Roethlisberger will be available looms large over this contest, as he missed all of last season with an elbow injury that was very serious. Reports have been few and far between on Big Ben’s progress, but it’s not crazy to think he might not bounce back like he once would have now that he is 38-years-old.
As recently as February, Big Ben had not been cleared to throw, so we’ll have to wait and see who will be under center for Pittsburgh come Week 1.
Right now, the Vegas line on the game has the Steelers favored by 3 points, but you can expect that number to rise once confirmation of Ben’s health arises. The Steelers didn’t make any notable moves at quarterback this offseason, so it’s a fair bet to think they’re confident he’ll be ready to roll.
The NFL has continued to operate as though the season will begin under normal circumstances, even going as far as to release a preseason schedule Thursday, as well.
The Monday night clash kicks off a doubleheader, so it’ll start at 7:15 PM instead of the usual 8:15 PM Monday night start time.
With the game date being September 14th, we’re just four months and one week out from potentially having football back again.