The New York Giants will face some familiar foes in the preseason. Moreover, three of the four teams they play are regular season matchups.
On Tuesday, the New York Giants revealed their 2019 preseason schedule. The Giants will face the New York Jets, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, and New England Patriots this upcoming preseason.
Big Blue's 2019 preseason opponents are set!
— New York Giants (@Giants) April 9, 2019
Their first game will be a home game against their co-tenants at MetLife stadium. The New York Jets will play in their annual preseason showdown, but with a twist. Normally these teams meet in the third preseason game, but this year they’ll meet in the preseason opener.
This will be the 51st consecutive preseason meeting between the Giants and the Jets, with the Jets holding a 25-24-1 lead in the series.
In Week 2 of the preseason, Big Blue will be at home again, this time, taking on the defending NFC North division champions—the Chicago Bears. The Giants defeated the Bears 30-27, in overtime of Week 13 last season.
In Week 3 of the preseason, the Giants will travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals.
The Giants are 3-1 against the Bengals in preseason play, winning in Giants Stadium in 1992, 1993, and 1998 before losing to the Bengals in 2015.
Big Blue will conclude their preseason schedule by traveling to Foxboro to take on the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. This will be the 29th preseason meeting between these two teams, with the Giants holding an 18-10 lead.
The Giants will face three out of their four preseason opponents (Jets, Bears, and Patriots) in the upcoming regular season. So expect the Giants to keep things bland in their preseason games. They wouldn’t want to tip their hand too early.