NY Giants preseason schedule 2021: Sunday showdown vs. Browns

The NY Giants’ preseason schedule has been set by the NFL, and in addition to two weeks worth of joint practices with the Browns and Patriots, New York learned that Week 3 will be a Sunday afternoon game in Cleveland.

This will be the first time that the NFL stages only three preseason games, after adding an addition game to the 17-week schedule beginning this fall.

The NY Giants will open the preseason on August 14 hosting the traditional exhibition contest against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium, in a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. This could mark the first time that Daniel Jones squares off against No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson, perhaps a showcase of Gotham’s quarterback future.

Next will be the trip to Cleveland to take on the Browns, and prior to the game, the NY Giants and Browns will take part in a week of joint practices in the Buckeye State. The Browns host the Giants at 1 p.m. on August 22. This matchup offers plenty of intrigue because it will be the first time the NY Giants face off against former wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

Finally, the NY Giants cap the exhibition slate against the New England Patriots. But, before the Giants and Patriots meet in this game, the teams will take part in joint practices in New England. NY Giants head coach Joe Judge, a long-time assistant of Bill Belichick, says that the tentative plan is to alternate the practices between the teams so that the team with only one home preseason game will get a glimpse of another opponent during training camp that year. This year, New England has just one home preseason game, to the NY Giants’ two.

Here is the NY Giants’ full 2021 preseason schedule:

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