Here is the Giants’ 2010 regular-season schedule:

Sept. 12 CAROLINA 1:00 PM (FOX)
Sept. 19 at Indianapolis 8:20 PM (NBC)
Sept. 26 TENNESSEE 1:00 PM (CBS)
Oct. 3 CHICAGO 8:20 PM (NBC)
Oct. 10 at Houston 1:00 PM (FOX)
Oct. 17 DETROIT 1:00 PM (FOX)
Oct. 25 (Mon.) at Dallas 8:30 PM (ESPN)
Oct. 31 BYE
Nov. 7 at Seattle 4:05 PM (FOX)
Nov. 14 DALLAS 4:15PM (FOX)
Nov. 21 at Philadelphia 8:20PM* (NBC)
Nov. 28 JACKSONVILLE 1:00PM* (CBS)
Dec. 5 WASHINGTON 1:00PM* (FOX)
Dec. 12 at Minnesota 1:00 PM* (FOX)
Dec. 19 PHILADELPHIA 1:00 PM* (FOX)
Dec. 26 at Green Bay 4:15 PM* (FOX)
Jan. 2 at Washington 1:00PM* (FOX)
* Gametime could be flexed

A few notes:

I can’t figure out why there is national interest in the Giants-Colts game in Week 2. Oh yeah, that’s right. Jim Sorgi’s big return to Indy!

The Giants start the season with three of four at home but end it with three of four on the road, including a game the day after Christmas in Green Bay. Hmmm. I think the last time the Giants were in Green Bay it was a little chilly too.

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The Giants don’t play a division game until Week 7 when they visit Dallas on Oct. 25. That’s the latest they’ve played their first division game since the 1970 merger, when the NFC East was formed.

The bye comes right smack in the middle of the season, Week 8. It means the Giants will not have a “short week” after their only Monday Night Football appearance. “I think the bye is in a very good place, after our seventh game,” Tom Coughlin said. “I like the fact that we do have an opportunity to regroup before heading out to Seattle, which is a long trip out and a long trip back. Then three of the next four are in the division.”

The Giants will play the Cowboys twice in a span of 21 days.

Also, the preseason dates and times have been finalized. It looks like this:

Aug. 16  @ Jets  8:00 PM       ESPN
Aug. 21 Steelers 7:00 PM      WNBC (Ch. 4)
Aug. 28 @ Ravens 7:30 PM  WNBC (Ch. 4)
Sept. 2  Patriots 7:00 PM       WNBC (Ch. 4)