Here is the Giants' schedule for 2011, providing the lockout ends.
Things get pretty interesting right off the bat with the Sept. 11 rememberance in Washington, followed by the return of former Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo with the Rams on Sept. 19. The first division game comes Sept. 25 in Philadelphia.
Though the Rams should be improved, the fact that they're playing lightweights Arizona, Seattle, and Buffalo after the Eagles could conceivably send the Giants into the Week 7 bye at 5-1 or 4-2, meaning another quick start for a Tom Coughlin-coached team. As usual, it's the second half of the season that becomes the challenge, what with defending Super Bowl champ Green Bay landing smack in a four-game stretch that also includes the Eagles, Saints, and Cowboys.
All this, of course, is contingent on an end to the current lockout, which is no sure thing at this point. But preparations have to be made, so here's the sked.
Sept. 11 at Washington 4:15 p.m. FOX
Sept. 19 St. Louis (Monday night) 8:30 p.m. ESPN
Sept. 25 at Philadelphia 1:00 p.m. FOX
Oct. 2 at Arizona 4:05 p.m. FOX
Oct. 9 SEATTLE 1:00 p.m. FOX
Oct. 16 BUFFALO 1:00 p.m. CBS
Oct. 23 BYE
Oct. 30 Miami 1:00 p.m. CBS
Nov. 6 at New England 4:15 p.m. FOX
Nov. 13 at San Francisco 4:15 p.m. FOX
Nov. 20 PHILADELPHIA 8:20 p.m. NBC
Nov. 28 at New Orleans (Monday night) 8:30 p.m. ESPN
Dec. 4 GREEN BAY 4:15 p.m. FOX
Dec. 11 at Dallas 8:20 p.m. NBC
Dec. 18 WASHINGTON 1:00 p.m. FOX
Dec. 24 at Jets (Saturday) 1:00 p.m. FOX
Jan. 1 DALLAS 1:00 p.m. FOX