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Schrager believes signs point to possible NYG-WAS opener SNF

Eric from BBI : Admin : 5/14/2024 1:00 pm
Peter Schrager @PSchrags

SNF on NBC WEEK 1 is still open and has not been shared.

It’s the Giants 100th year anniversary.

Cowboys are spoken for in Cleveland; Eagles are in Brazil.

Commanders at Giants — with all the new faces in Washington— makes sense. (*I have no inside info…just speculating)
Another chance to “shine” on national TV  
The_Boss : 5/14/2024 1:14 pm : link
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Why does it need to be  
pjcas18 : 5/14/2024 1:18 pm : link
an NFC East team? Why not Bills Dolphins or something compelling? Maybe Texans? Or Bears with Williams.

NYG vs WAS sounds like a terrible match up.
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ryanmkeane : 5/14/2024 1:19 pm : link
Beatable opponent at home week 1 would be nice.
RE: Why does it need to be  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 5/14/2024 1:19 pm : link
In comment 16514559 pjcas18 said:
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an NFC East team? Why not Bills Dolphins or something compelling? Maybe Texans? Or Bears with Williams.

NYG vs WAS sounds like a terrible match up.


Devil's Advocate... NY is always ratings given the size of the market. League wants to show up new QB in Jayden Daniels.
I would love to start the season  
section125 : 5/14/2024 1:20 pm : link
with a win !
I was really hoping for a 1pm game  
cjac : 5/14/2024 1:21 pm : link
Getting on a plane early the next morning
Who wants to watch the Foreskins & the Giants entangle on SNF?  
Optimus-NY : 5/14/2024 1:21 pm : link
It could get messy.
Well, Jones owns Washington...  
bw in dc : 5/14/2024 1:23 pm : link
So, this sets-up very well for a 1-0 start.
Not the worst thing  
DaveInTampa : 5/14/2024 1:24 pm : link
To play Jayden Daniels in his first NFL game, before he adjusts to the speed of the NFL.
RE: RE: Why does it need to be  
k2tampa : 5/14/2024 1:25 pm : link
In comment 16514564 Eric from BBI said:
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an NFC East team? Why not Bills Dolphins or something compelling? Maybe Texans? Or Bears with Williams.

NYG vs WAS sounds like a terrible match up.



Devil's Advocate... NY is always ratings given the size of the market. League wants to show up new QB in Jayden Daniels.


The Devil's Advocate's Advocate: Why would the league open the Sunday night prime time schedule with a potential snooze fest between two of the six worst teams in the league?
Bills @ Dolphins will be TNF Week 2  
shyster : 5/14/2024 1:26 pm : link
so that's out for Week 1 SNF.
RE: Not the worst thing  
gersh : 5/14/2024 1:27 pm : link
In comment 16514572 DaveInTampa said:
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To play Jayden Daniels in his first NFL game, before he adjusts to the speed of the NFL.

I agree
Even for the Jones haters
IF he is healthy, IMO, the Giants have the better QB for game 1
But yes, I'd MUCH rather have JD, than DJ.
Is Jones even going to be ready for week 1?  
Chris684 : 5/14/2024 1:31 pm : link
Honestly, if not, and training camp is truly an open competition, maybe DeVito is starting week 1 against whoever it is?
Man I'd be surprised  
Jerry in_DC : 5/14/2024 1:33 pm : link
If those 2 teams were on SNF. You could see WFT - exciting QB and their fans are as excited as they've been in at least 20 years. Giants? Hard to see that happening. 2 mediocre at best teams, one of which is going to be real boring.
RE: Is Jones even going to be ready for week 1?  
Go Terps : 5/14/2024 1:33 pm : link
In comment 16514578 Chris684 said:
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Honestly, if not, and training camp is truly an open competition, maybe DeVito is starting week 1 against whoever it is?


That would be hilarious.
Two of the biggest markets in the country,  
Metnut : 5/14/2024 1:59 pm : link
Heisman trophy winner from just last year making his first NFL start. It's a great Sunday night matchup and will draw a huge rating.

It's also smart business. Smarter to schedule NYG/WSH in week 1 when both teams and fanbases are hopeful at 0-0, rather than week 12 when at least one (and good chance both) are buried well under .500.
1 pm start times  
ElitoCanton : 5/14/2024 2:10 pm : link
every week are the sign of having a shit team. But that is what so many people here seem to want. I'm sure you'll get that most weeks this season.
RE: RE: Why does it need to be  
Mike from Ohio : 5/14/2024 2:11 pm : link
In comment 16514564 Eric from BBI said:
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an NFC East team? Why not Bills Dolphins or something compelling? Maybe Texans? Or Bears with Williams.

NYG vs WAS sounds like a terrible match up.



Devil's Advocate... NY is always ratings given the size of the market. League wants to show up new QB in Jayden Daniels.


And give the announcers the chance to say 1,000 times "Daniel Snyder, the owner who pimped out his cheerleaders, sold the team and here are the new owners."
Makes sense  
ZogZerg : 5/14/2024 2:13 pm : link
Get the Rookie of the year contest started with head to head matchup.
Skeptical  
Sammo85 : 5/14/2024 2:35 pm : link
This is not a matchup you roll out for Week 1. Schrager keeps doing stuff like this and it gets really irritating.
RE: Two of the biggest markets in the country,  
Sammo85 : 5/14/2024 2:37 pm : link
In comment 16514605 Metnut said:
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Heisman trophy winner from just last year making his first NFL start. It's a great Sunday night matchup and will draw a huge rating.

It's also smart business. Smarter to schedule NYG/WSH in week 1 when both teams and fanbases are hopeful at 0-0, rather than week 12 when at least one (and good chance both) are buried well under .500.


You can roll this matchup anytime in the first 4-5 weeks and get good ratings in these “two” markets. SNF is about national numbers not “market size”.
If true, NBC must be thrilled!  
Section331 : 5/14/2024 2:38 pm : link
[/sarcasm]

I guess Daniels would be a draw, but let’s be real, the only fans really interested in Nabers are Giants fans or diehard NFL fans. NYG and DC have sucked for years now, NBC can’t be happy.
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Route 9 : 5/14/2024 2:49 pm : link
I mean it couldn't get any worse than last year's week one opener ...

Can it?
RE: Why does it need to be  
Blue21 : 5/14/2024 2:55 pm : link
In comment 16514559 pjcas18 said:
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an NFC East team? Why not Bills Dolphins or something compelling? Maybe Texans? Or Bears with Williams.

NYG vs WAS sounds like a terrible match up.
Because they love the opportunity to grind us in a hole right from the start.
RE: Well, Jones owns Washington...  
Blue21 : 5/14/2024 2:58 pm : link
In comment 16514570 bw in dc said:
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So, this sets-up very well for a 1-0 start.
All the more reason he won't be available week 1. It will be a lock to be Lock.
RE: ......  
pjcas18 : 5/14/2024 2:59 pm : link
In comment 16514669 Route 9 said:
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I mean it couldn't get any worse than last year's week one opener ...

Can it?

If this year's opener is as bad as last year's Mara should fire Daboll on the spot, maybe even during the game and make him ride home with the cheerleaders like Coach Nickerson did to Djordjevic in All the Right Moves. I don't care if it's a home game or that the Giants don't have cheerleaders.



These insiders have their own asshats that feed them information  
GiantBlue : 5/14/2024 3:24 pm : link
While they say they are speculating.....they wouldn't do it unless they had some real intel.....espeically on scheduling.

So I wouldn't be surprised that we are sitting there on Sunday Night praying for some semblence of normalcy unlike last opening night vs. Dallas.

RE: RE: Why does it need to be  
DaveInTampa : 5/14/2024 3:29 pm : link
In comment 16514678 Blue21 said:
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an NFC East team? Why not Bills Dolphins or something compelling? Maybe Texans? Or Bears with Williams.

NYG vs WAS sounds like a terrible match up.

Because they love the opportunity to grind us in a hole right from the start.


Not sure I follow. Our home game against WSH should be one of the easiest games on our schedule
I would not pencil  
BigBlueCane : 5/14/2024 3:33 pm : link
in an automatic W against the Redskins.

I think Quinn is a clear upgrade over Rivera and he will likely have his squad ready to go and amped to start the season.
RE: I would not pencil  
gersh : 5/14/2024 3:37 pm : link
In comment 16514744 BigBlueCane said:
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in an automatic W against the Redskins.

I think Quinn is a clear upgrade over Rivera and he will likely have his squad ready to go and amped to start the season.


I agree
The Giants may not be a favorite to win often this season, if at all?
Who are the Giants clearly better than? The Panthers?
Washington and Giants would be a great opener if you are trying to  
Ivan15 : 5/14/2024 3:39 pm : link
Give the Giants the best chance to be 1-0 and in the division. However, the league doesn’t usually give the Giants any schedule advantage or breaks. I think it will be the Giants and one of the other old NFL teams pre-merger. In fact, I think it is more likely that they would like to see the NEW Commanders get off to a good start.
RE: I would not pencil  
DaveInTampa : 5/14/2024 4:38 pm : link
In comment 16514744 BigBlueCane said:
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in an automatic W against the Redskins.

I think Quinn is a clear upgrade over Rivera and he will likely have his squad ready to go and amped to start the season.


Yeah, to be clear, I don't think we have ANY automatic wins. My point was just that, of the games on our schedule, home against WSH is far from the most difficult.
RE: If true, NBC must be thrilled!  
bw in dc : 5/14/2024 5:24 pm : link
In comment 16514655 Section331 said:
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[/sarcasm]

I guess Daniels would be a draw, but let’s be real, the only fans really interested in Nabers are Giants fans or diehard NFL fans. NYG and DC have sucked for years now, NBC can’t be happy.


Until proven otherwise, the Giants are a total football bore. I go to the same bar every Sunday and it was an absolute gum scrape trying to watch an entire game last year. And that included games when our franchise QB, and 10th highest paid player in the NFL, played.

There is NOTHING worse than watching bad QB play.
I have to think the market size is irrelevant  
Go Terps : 5/14/2024 5:30 pm : link
Last year's TNF opener was KC-Detroit. Did that impact viewership negatively?

The Giants should be playing at 1PM every Sunday, and Chris Meyers & Robert Smith should be the announcing team.
Terrific  
eric2425ny : 5/14/2024 5:38 pm : link
another first week loss. Has Jones ever won a prime time game in his career?

DeVito was the QB for the Green Bay win on MNF.
Giants beat Washington  
ElitoCanton : 5/14/2024 5:39 pm : link
on Sunday Night Football two years ago to basically wrap up the playoff birth.
Think it's more about  
darren in pdx : 5/14/2024 5:46 pm : link
showing off a new potential star QB for the league versus a new potential star WR for the league.
Rams @ Lions  
Costy16 : 5/14/2024 5:50 pm : link
Confirmed for SNF Week 1
I'm going to be pendantic  
Scooter185 : 5/14/2024 5:57 pm : link
This year is the Giant's 100th season. Next year is their 100th year
RE: ......  
PatersonPlank : 5/14/2024 6:18 pm : link
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I mean it couldn't get any worse than last year's week one opener ...

Can it?


That was the biggest disaster opener I have ever seen. It was unbelievably bad
Paterson.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 5/14/2024 6:57 pm : link
35-0 in '95 sucked too.
This dude dart throws way too often  
bwitz : 5/14/2024 7:22 pm : link
Some of the Giants best seasons  
RetroJint : 5/14/2024 8:04 pm : link
Started with the Eagles at 100. The Comnanders early has also been a launch pad .
If the Giants do open against the the Commanders  
bwitz : 5/14/2024 8:22 pm : link
it should be at home considering it’s the 100th season. If not, why?
Two shitty teams on SNF?!?!  
Mark from Jersey : 5/14/2024 9:25 pm : link
I dont think so... Fuck that shit.
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