EAST RUTHERFORD — The New York Giants will play three of their first four regular-season games on the road, kicking off the season with a Sunday night game in Dallas on Sept. 8.

The Giants' home opener will be the following weekend against the AFC West champion Denver Broncos, marking the third matchup of Eli and Peyton Manning.

Tom Coughlin's teams will play five prime-time games, and it won't face the NFC East champions Washington Redskins until playing twice in December.

Besides the opener against Dallas, the other prime timers are Thursday night at Chicago on Oct. 10 followed by a Monday night game on Oct. 21 at home against Minnesota. New York also plays Sunday night games at home against Green Bay (Nov. 17) and at Washington (Dec. 1).