Ideal road trip for Giants fans in 2022
With the holidays on everyone’s mind at this time of year, this got us thinking on Giants.com: what’s the best road game for Giants fans in 2022?
Dan Solomon: London will never be confused with Green Bay, but that’s where you’ll find the Giants and Packers on October 9. team to play in London. Football-wise, the Giants have relished their away games. They are 2-0 in the UK since 2007 with the NFL’s first regular season game played outside of North America. From a travel perspective, fans could make it the starting point for a Eurotrip. Better yet, make it the final after attending Oktoberfest.
Lance Medow: Given that they visit their division rivals every season, we’ll eliminate those three games, leaving us with five options. When you take into consideration the contest time and location, visiting Seattle in week 8 is the most appealing and if you like the rain (like me) it’s even more appealing although that reputation is more in name than the reality of what’s going on in the Pacific Northwest. It’s no different than Supersonics legend Shawn Kemp, called “The Reign Man.” There are many different layers to this story, so we’ll have to save it for another Cover 3, but that shouldn’t stop you from visiting Climate Pledge Arena, formerly Key Arena, where the Sonics used to live.
Seattle offers the perfect combination of a port city with several other attractions, including the Space Needle, the Seattle Center Monorail, the Museum of Pop Culture, and the Seattle Ferris Wheel. The Giants also visit the Seahawks in the middle of the season – late October before the bye week. By then we’ll also have a better idea of both teams and if not, you can blame Halloween as it’s the perfect opportunity to hide behind a facade, literally and figuratively.
Matt Citak: While traveling over the pond to see the Giants play in London sounds appealing, the easy choice here is the Giants’ Week 1 game in Nashville, Tennessee.
After living in Nashville for four years in college (thanks to my Vanderbilt Commodores), it’s one of my favorite cities in the country. Let’s start with the food. Sure, you get amazing Southern BBQ there, but nothing beats Nashville Hot Chicken. The spicy cayenne pepper chicken served on a piece of toast with fries from Hattie B’s is one of the things I miss the most. Live music comes right after hot chicken. When you walk down Broadway, the main street in downtown Nashville, you’ll be hard pressed to find a bar that doesn’t have a band playing live music. And don’t get me wrong, just because it’s known as the country music capital of the world doesn’t mean it’s the only music you’ll hear there. See some of Broadway’s honkytonks, enjoy live music, and maybe even ride a mechanical bull.
While the city itself is reason enough to head to Nashville for Week 1, let’s not forget the game against the Titans. Mike Vrabel’s side have made the playoffs in each of the past three seasons and won the AFC South crown the past two. Derrick Henry is healthy again, and Robert Woods and rookie Treylon Burks make a very intriguing duo atop the WR depth chart. Add to that the fact that this is the first regular season game under head coach Brian Daboll, and the discussion of which away game Giants fans should attend in 2022 is over. .