NFL 2021 schedule release: NY Giants 3 matchups to watch

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NY Giants vs. Washington Football Team: Giants’ revamped offense vs. Washington’s stout defense

Gettleman and the NY Giants’ front office gave their offense a facelift, adding Kenny Golladay, Devontae Booker, Kyle Rudolph, John Ross, and Kadarius Toney to Jason Garrett’s unit.

Star running back, Saquon Barkley, will also return from a devastating knee injury – giving the Giants one of the best collections of talent in the league.

The biggest test for their new found strength will be their division rivals, the Washington Football Team.

Washington made their living on the defensive side of the ball in 2020 – it led them to a division title. Chase Young became a star during his rookie year- he’ll only continue to improve in his sophomore season.

Ron Rivera’s team didn’t lose much this off-season, but they gained two players who could make their defense even better – adding cornerback William Jackson III in free agency and drafting linebacker Jamin Davis in round one. Jack Del Rio, Washington’s defensive coordinator, will have his players looking to replicate their dominant 2020.

The NY Giants’ illustrious former owner, Wellington Mara, believed Washington was the Giants’ ‘truest rival’. While the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles harbored the most hatred from fans over recent years, some of that hate is about to be redirected towards the nation’s capital – both teams fighting for control of the division as they continue to improve.

Starting in 2021, the winner of the NFC East may be whoever wins the battle between the Giants’ offense and Washington’s defense.