New York’s first prime time football game of 2019 will feature one of New York’s former prime time players.
Odell Beckham Jr. and the suddenly exciting Browns will visit MetLife Stadium to face the Jets on Monday Night Football in Week 2. The game will also feature the first- and third- overall picks in last year’s draft at quarterback with Baker Mayfield for Cleveland and Sam Darnold for the Jets.
The NFL released its regular-season schedule on Wednesday evening, giving the Giants a familiar foe and destination in Week 1. They will open at Dallas for the fourth time in five years on Sept. 8 at 4:15 pm. The Jets, meanwhile, open their Adam Gase era at home against AFC East rival Buffalo. The Bills will play their first two games of the season at MetLife Stadium; they are at the Giants in Week 2.
Beckham’s return to New York won’t be against his former team, but there will be plenty of other grudge matches on both the Giants and Jets schedules. Former Steeler Le’Veon Bell gets to face his old team with the Jets at MetLife in Week 16. And former Giant Landon Collins gets two cracks at his old team with the Redskins. They play the Giants at MetLife in Week 4 and in Washington in Week 16.
The Giants and Jets will face each other this season too. That will happen on Nov. 10. The Jets are the home team. The Jets have their bye in Week 4, the Giants in Week 11.
Besides the Browns game, the Jets have two other prime time games on their schedule: Week 7 vs the Patriots on Monday Night Football and Week 13 against the Ravens at Baltimore on a Thursday night. The Giants are in prime time in Week 10 with a Thursday night game in New England, Week 9 when they host the Cowboys on Monday Night Football, and Week 14 when they are at he Eagles on Monday Night Football.