2010 New York Giants Schedule

If the Giants learned from anything last season, it's that even with a promising start to the 2010 New York Giants Schedule, it will not guarantee a berth to the 2010 NFL playoffs. After tabbing five straight wins in the first five games of the 2009 season, the Giants limped home to an 8-8 record to close out the season, a season which saw them miss the playoffs entirely.

The Giants' defense went from the highest of highs, to the lowest of lows during the last 11 games of the year, and were a mere shadow of their opening day selves. The Giants surrendered 27 points per game in 2009, while putting up an average of 25 points. Quarterback Eli Manning had a productive year, throwing for over 4,000 yards.

Looking ahead to the 2010 New York Giants Season Schedule, they will take on the AFC South outside of their conference. Tough games on paper include Indianapolis on the road and a trip to Minnesota late in the year.

Head coach Tom Coughlin will surely reiterate what happened in 2009 to his team, and focus on finishing strong down the stretch.

New York Giants 2010 Pre-Season Schedule

Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 8:00pm - New York Giants at New York Jets

Saturday, August 21, 2010 @ 7:00pm - New York Giants vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Saturday, August 28, 2010 @ 7:30pm - New York Giants at Baltimore Ravens

Thursday, September 2, 2010 @ 7:00pm - New York Giants vs. New England Patriots

New York Giants 2010 Regular Season Schedule

Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 1:00pm (FOX) - New York Giants vs. Carolina Panthers

The Giants open up with Carolina at home and will look to get off to a similar start that they did in 2009, in which they won their first five game before going 3-8 the remaining stretch.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 @ 8:20pm (NBC) - New York Giants at Indianapolis Colts

On paper entering the 2010 season this could be one of the Giants toughest games all season, as the Colts, led by Peyton Manning, hae the record for the most consecutive 12-plus win season in NFL history. Also, the team made the Super Bowl last year.

Sunday, September 26, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - New York Giants vs. Tennessee Titans

Vince Young may be suspended, but if he is available to play in this one, the Giants will have to watch the tandem of Young and running back Chris Johnson. The Giants were vulnerable against the run last year, and will need to find a way to stop both.

Sunday, October 3, 2010 @ 8:20pm (NBC) - New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears

This game between the Giants and Bears is one that will likely be important for both teams. It comes in the midst of a five-game set in which the Giants play no one in their division. New York will need to pick up a couple of wins at least during the streak, so as not to put too much pressure on themselves in NFC East match ups.

Sunday, October 10, 2010 @ 1:00pm (FOX) - New York Giants at Houston Texans

The Giants travel to face the AFC South and get the Houston Texans in Week 5 of the NFL Season. New York and Houston have not played each other for a few years, but both teams were on the cusp of the playoffs a year ago.

Sunday, October 17, 2010 @ 1:00pm (FOX) - New York Giants vs. Detroit Lions

On paper, this should be a victory for the Giants, as Detroit tabbed only two wins with rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford at the helm. But a year of development in an NFL system, New York should not sleep on Detroit with Dallas looming.

Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 8:30pm (ESPN) - New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys

A huge showdown in the NFC East division, with each game so important as this division is typically the most tightly contested every year. A win over Dallas would go a long way to helping a playoff berth for the Giants.

Sunday, October 31, 2010 - Bye

Sunday, November 7, 2010 @ 4:05pm (FOX) - New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks

Two solid quarterbacks in Manning and Matt Hasselback will showdown in this match up, with the one who can make the least amount of mistakes likely walkin away with the victory. Seattle has made strides to hem up their defensive holes in the draft the last two years, so Manning will have to be on point.

Sunday, November 14, 2010 @ 4:15pm (FOX) - New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys

Dallas and New York play for the second time in three games, in what could be one of the most important three-game stretches for the Giants on the 2010 New York Giants Weekly Schedule.

Sunday, November 21, 2010 @ 8:20pm (NBC) - New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles

New York and Philadelphia square off for the first time in 2010 in Week 11. The Giants lost both match up to the Eagles a year ago, and will have to get more division wins if they hope to contest in 2010.

Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - New York Giants vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars and Giants match up in Week 12, in the last game against the AFC for New York, before a tough stretch down the last portion of the season.

Sunday, December 5, 2010 @ 1:00pm (FOX) - New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins

New York plays Washington for the first time in Week 13 of the 2010 NFL season. The Giants slashed Washington in both games last season, and a win here could go a long way for positive momentum and a playoff push.

Sunday, December 12, 2010 @ 1:00pm (FOX) - New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings

This will be a tough game on paper for the Giants, as the Vikings were one of the league's best teams in 2010. However, it is still undetermined if Brett Favre will be back for the Vikings in the Week 14 matchup on the 2010 New York Giants Team Schedule.

Sunday, December 19, 2010 @ 1:00pm (FOX) - New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia comes to town in a game that could shape the rest of the season for the Giants, as they played very poorly in the finals week of the season.

Sunday, December 26, 2010 @ 4:15pm (FOX) - New York Giants at Green Bay Packers

Another tough match up on paper for the Giants against the NFC North, as the Packers made the playoffs last season and behind Aaron Rogers, are poised to make a run in 2010.

Sunday, January 2, 2010 @ 1:00pm (FOX) - New York Giants at Washington Redskins

The Giants close out the year with Washington, who won only four games last season, but with Donovan McNabb now at quarterback the Redskins could be making a playoff push of their own. New York will likely need a win in this one to secure a playoff berth if they are in contention.

2010 New York Giants Season Schedule