Intriguing storylines for every NY Giants game in 2023

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Week 2 at Arizona

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray suffered a torn ACL last December, and will likely miss this matchup. This game will be the Colt McCoy revenge game.

McCoy, now the backup for Arizona, was Jones' backup for the 2020 season, and led the Giants to a stunning win over the Russell Wilson-led Seahawks that season. McCoy will hope to stick it to his former team, though we don't think he'll be able to get that done.

Week 3 at San Fransisco for Thursday Night Football

This game will be New York's first-ever Thursday night game on Amazon Prime. With Daboll and Kyle Shanahan on the sidelines, this duel will display two of the brightest and most innovative offensive coaches in the game.

Regardless of who plays quarterback (it's uncertain if Brock Purdy will be healthy enough to play), San Fransisco has a ridiculous amount of talent on offense and defense. The Niners are arguably the most complete team in the NFL. Yet another chapter will be added to one of the NFL's most storied rivalries. This will be a b big-time early-season test for NY.

Week 4 vs. Seattle on Monday Night Football

The Giants will have 10 days off prior to their Monday Night Football showdown at MetLife with Seattle. This game will mark Big Blue's third primetime game during the first four weeks of the season. It will also be the third 2022 playoff team Big Blue plays in the season's first four weeks.

Ex-Giants quarterback Geno Smith will return to MetLife to play the Giants for the first time since Ben McAdoo started Smith over Eli Manning to ruin Manning's 210 consecutive games started streak. No one has forgotten about that.

Both teams made the playoffs in 2022 and should be contenders again in 2023. The Seahawks beat the Giants 27-13 in Week 8 of last season. Don't forget that Seattle drafted Jaxon Smith-Njigba at pick No. 20 in April's draft, a player heavily linked to New York throughout the draft process.