Intriguing storylines for every NY Giants game in 2023

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Week 11 at Washington

The biggest win of the Giants past five seasons was Week 15 of last campaign. Big Blue defeated Washington 20-12 on Sunday Night Football, virtually solidifying their playoff berth. The Giants defense balled out in that game, especially Kayvon Thibodeaux. The young rookie had his coming out party, scoring a defensive touchdown.

We may finally get to see Chase Young square off against Andrew Thomas. Washington picked Young No. 2 overall in the 2020 draft while the Giants picked Thomas fourth. Giants fans were bummed they didn't get Young back then, but now, they are thrilled they got the surefire better player.

Week 12 vs. New England

This is a historic battle. The Giants beat Tom Brady's undefeated Patriots in Super Bowl XLII and then beat them again four years later in Super Bowl XLVI. There is a ton of overlap between these two franchises, as Bill Belichick was a defensive assistant for the Giants for 12 seasons, and won two Super Bowls.

Belichick also famously texted Brian Flores to congratulate him for getting the Giants head coaching job last offseason, when he really meant to text Daboll, the infamous wrong Brian text. That text entangled the Giants into Flores' lawsuit, and is one of the main reasons the annual Giants-Patriots preseason game was axed. The biggest storyline in this one: the return of the Judge, Joe Judge.

Week 14 vs. Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football

After a BYE in Week 13, the Giants vs. Packers for Monday Night Football in mid-December just feels right. Will Jordan Love live up to the hype and deliver for the Packers by getting them in a postseason spot?

These are two historic franchises, but also two of the youngest teams in football. The Giants went 9-7-1 last season, while the Packers went 8-9, missing the playoffs by one game. Had Green Bay beat the Giants last season in London, the Packers would have booked a trip to the postseason, while Daboll's team would have stayed home. The stakes will likely be high in this one.