Commanders vs. Giants: Upcoming Game Info & Rivalry History
Mar 3, 2023
New York Giants tickets and Washington Commanders tickets can be found on their respective team pages, along with schedule information.
Yes, as members of the National Football Conference (NFC) East that play each other twice a season, the New York Giants and the Washington Commanders are rivals within the National Football League. The rivalry between the Giants and the Commanders is the oldest rivalry in the NFC East, and one of the oldest rivalries in the NFL, with the first meeting taking place in October 1932 when the then-Boston Braves (the Commanders predecessors) beat the Giants 14-6. Between 1932 and 2022, the two franchises have played 182 times, twice every regular season and two postseason games.
The New York Giants are one of the most distinguished and recognizable franchises in the NFL. They carry a decorated history that includes four Super Bowl championships, 11 Conference Championships and 16 Division Championships, including two Super Bowl wins since 2007. The New York Giants have fierce, competitive rivalries against all three NFC East teams: the Washington Commanders, the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Giants also have a pair of geographical rivalries against the New York Jets and the New England Patriots. Due to the number of playoff matchups the two teams have played in against each other, the Giants also have rivalries with the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears.
The Washington Commanders do not have as many rivalries in the NFL as the Giants do. However, their main rivals all reside within the NFC East, and with teams that they play twice a season. The New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys all have rivalries with the Washington Commanders.
The rivalry between the New York Giants and Washington Commanders is the oldest one in the NFC East, and among the oldest rivalries in the National Football League. Between 1932 and 2022, the two franchises have met 182 times, with the Giants holding a 106–71–5 edge over the Commanders. However, among postseason matchups, the series is tied 1–1 with Washington winning the first game and New York winning the last game against each other in the postseason in 1987. Both teams have had sustained success over the other franchise, with the Giants posting eight consecutive wins over the Commanders from 1961–1964, and Washington winning 11 straight games from 1971–1976. However, the Giants have the most lopsided victory in the all-time series, a 53–0 win in 1961.
Between 2000–2022, the Giants have taken advantage of Washington’s down years in the NFL, winning 41 out of a possible 66 matchups. Since 2020, the series has grown more competitive, with New York sweeping Washington in 2020, then getting swept in 2021. In 2022, the Giants won one matchup and the two franchises tied the other.
The New York Giants play at MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, just across the stateline. The stadium, which is shared between the Giants and the New York Jets, cost $1.6 billion to construct, the most expensive stadium in the United States at the time. MetLife Stadium is one of only two NFL stadiums occupied by two NFL franchises, with the other being SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, which hosts both the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers.
Meanwhile, the home of the Washington Commanders is FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, one of the oldest active stadiums in the National Football League. While the Washington franchise relocated from Boston to the DMV, FedEx Field became their home in September 1997. FedEx Field cost $250 million to construct and has a capacity of 67,617. FedEx Field is also the home of MLS franchise D.C. United. The stadium was also one of the stadiums selected to host the 1999 Women’s World Cup.
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