Analyzing the 2017 Schedules for the New York Giants and New York Jets

The NFL released the 2017 regular season schedule on Thursday night and they will feature the New York Giants in prime time four times, including Thanksgiving night. The New York Jets will play just once on national television, a home game vs the Buffalo Bills in Week 9.

The Jets and the Giants both have difficult schedules this season. They are tied with each other for the eighth-toughest schedule in the NFL with their opponents registering a .535 winning percentage during the 2016 season.

The Giants will open the regular season in Dallas on Sunday Night Football. It will be the fifth time in six years the Giants begin their season against the Cowboys, and their fifth consecutive road opener. They play three other national games: a Week 2 home game against the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football; a Sunday night game in Denver in Week 6 and then down in Washington on Thanksgiving night.

Big Blue, who finished 11-5 last season, drew a second place schedule this year will has them facing off against the two other second place finishers in the NFC, Tampa Bay and Seattle. They will also play the AFC and NFC West divisions as well as home-and-home games vs their NFC East division rivals.

The Giants will open the season by playing three of the first four games on the road but will end the season by playing three of the final four games at MetLife Stadium. They will also face all three NFC East rivals in the final month of the season. They will have their bye in Week 8.


Gang Green drew a last place schedule this year after finishing 5-11 in 2016. They will face the other two last place finishers in the AFC, Cleveland and Jacksonville, as well as the NFC South, AFC West and home-and-home contests against their three AFC East rivals. Five of those six divisional games will take place over the first nine weeks.

The Jets open the season against the Bills in Buffalo and then fly to Oakland. It will be the first time they’ve opened the season with two road games since 1992. They play five of their first nine at home and seven of their final 10 (three of their last four) on the road.

They close out the schedule with a New Year’s Eve game in Foxborough against the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. The Jets haven’t finished a season against the Patriots since 1998. and it will be the first time in their history that they’ve done it up in New England.

They will have their bye in Week 11.


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