The Giants announced their preseason opponents for the 2002 season.
Because of their participation in the annual Hall of Fame Game, the Giants will play five preseason games for the first time since 1985. The preseason schedule begins on Monday night, Aug. 5, 2002, against the expansion Houston Texans in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. The Giants will make their first appearance in the Hall of Fame Game since Aug. 3, 1985, when they defeated the previous Houston franchise, the Oilers, 21-20.
The Giants won all five of their preseason games that year. Dates and times have not been set for the remaining four preseason games. In Week 1 of the preseason, the Giants will host the New England Patriots.
The following week, they will play the Falcons in Atlanta. In Week 3, they will be the visitors in their annual preseason game with the Jets. The preseason will conclude the following week with a home game against Baltimore.