The New York Giants and New York Jets will not meet in Week 1 of the 2011 NFL season, the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. Instead, the Giants will open the season in Washington against the Redskins, allowing the league to honor victims of the attack in both Washington and New York.
The Jets will open on Sunday night at home against the Dallas Cowboys.
The Jets-Giants game, which will count as a Jets home game, will reportedly be held on Christmas Eve.
The league is scheduled to officially release the entire schedule beginning at 7 p.m. The schedule unveiling will be televised on ESPN2.
In addition to their six NFC East division games, the Giants will host the St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins. They will face the Jets, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots in road games.
In addition to their six AFC East division games, the Jets will the Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys. They will play the Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins on the road.