Looking Ahead

As the Giants continue to play out the string, here's a sneak peek at what's in store for New York in future campaigns. <BR><BR>

Since the NFL instituted its new scheduling format, each team already knows 14 of its 16 opponents through the 2009 season.

Here's how the schedule breaks down and New York's opponents for the next six seasons.

* Home and away against three division opponents - 6 games.

* Two home and two away against another division within its conference on a rotating three-year cycle - 4 games.

* Two home and two away from a division in the other conference on a rotating four-year cycle - 4 games.

* Two intra-conference based on the prior year's standings. These games match a first-place team against the first-place teams in the two same-conference divisions the team is not scheduled to play that season. The second-place, third-place and fourth-place teams in a conference are matched in the same way each year - 2 games.

2004

Home - Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, NFC South

Away - Green Bay, Minnesota, Baltimore, Cincinnati, NFC West

2005

Home - Arizona, St. Louis, Denver, Kansas City, NFC North

Away - San Francisco, Seattle, Oakland, San Diego, NFC South

2006

Home - New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Houston, Indianapolis, NFC North

Away - Atlanta, Carolina, Jacksonville, Tennessee, NFC West

2007

Home - Green Bay, Minnesota, New England, Jets, NFC West

Away - Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo, Miami, NFC South

2008

Home - San Francisco, Seattle, Baltimore, Cincinnati, NFC South

Away - Arizona, St. Louis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, NFC North

2009

Home - Atlanta, Carolina, Oakland, San Diego, NFC West

Away - New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Denver, Kansas City, NFC North


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