NFL schedule release: Predicting NY Giants’ 2021 schedule

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)
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Week 14: at Washington Football Team 1 p.m.

Now things start to get real. The NY Giants begin a home-stretch that includes three divisional opponents over the final six weeks. Will Washington, behind Ryan Fitzpatrick be in the driver’s seat of the division, or chasing the NY Giants in the playoff hunt? Either way, this promises to be a big-game.

Week 15: vs. Atlanta Falcons 1p.m.

Atlanta’s offense, with Calvin Ridley, Julio Jones, and Kyle Pitts promises to be electric this season. It will also likely be a legitimate test for the NY Giants’ linebackers and safeties in coverage over the middle.

Week 16: at Philadelphia Eagles 4:15 p.m.

After all of the offseason conjecture over whether Doug Pederson tanked Week 17, expect there to be extra vitriol awaiting the NY Giants when they arrive down the Jersey Turnpike at Lincoln Financial Field. Both the Eagles and Giants are banking on their young quarterbacks making big leaps in 2021, by this point, we’ll know which franchise was right and which will be shopping for a new passer in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Week 17: at Miami Dolphins 1 p.m.

If the Dolphins are all-in on Tua Tagovailoa, Miami will have playoff hopes still alive by this point. If he’s faltered, all bets are off on what the Dolphins look like by this stage of the season. In a lot of ways, the same sentiment holds exactly true for the NY Giants and Daniel Jones…

Week 18: vs. Dallas Cowboys – Sunday Night Football

The NFL is going to try to schedule division games late in the season, and stack the final week with games with playoff implications. One year after the NFC East was a laughingstock, don’t be surprised if this is the prime time season finale in a winner-take-all scenario.

Matt Lombardo is the site expert for GMenHQ, and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday for FanSided. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattLombardoNFL