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Though the Giants went into halftime down only 10—0,  the Ravens dominated the second half. After a disappointing 7—9 record in , the Giants finished the season with a record of 10—6, qualifying for the playoffs as a wild card.
The Giants built up a sizable lead throughout the game, and led 38—14 with 4: However, San Francisco rallied to win the game by one point, with the final score of 39— After a dismal season in which the Giants finished with a 4—12 record, Jim Fassel was released by the Giants. His head coaching record with the Giants during this time was 58—53—1. Although Collins had several solid seasons as the Giants quarterback, he experienced his share of struggles.
In , the Giants completed a draft day trade for University of Mississippi quarterback Eli Manning. During the three-year period from to , Tom Coughlin's Giants compiled a 25—23 regular season record and two appearances in the Wild Card Round — both losses to the Carolina Panthers in and to the Philadelphia Eagles in Going into , the Giants had made the playoffs in back-to-back seasons.
The Giants defeated the Dolphins, 13— They set a record for most consecutive road wins in a single season with 10 a streak which ended with a loss to the Cleveland Browns during week 6 of the season. The Patriots 18—0 entered the Super Bowl undefeated and were 12 point favorites going into game weekend. On this famous play, Manning escaped the grip of several Patriots defensive linemen, stepped up in the pocket, and heaved the ball down the middle of the field to a double covered David Tyree.
With Rodney Harrison, a Patriots defensive back, all over Tyree, David managed to hold on to the ball by holding it on his helmet until he fell to the ground. This catch set up a Manning to Plaxico Burress touchdown pass in the back of the end zone to put the Giants in the lead. The Giants began the NFL season with a record of 11—1, but lost three of their last four regular season games partially due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to wide receiver Plaxico Burress.
However, the Giants still won the NFC East with a record of 12—4, and clinched the number one seed in the NFC after beating the Carolina Panthers for home field advantage and a first-round bye. In , the Giants opened a new training complex, the Timex Performance Center, also located in the Meadowlands. After starting 5—0 in the season, New York lost to the likewise undefeated New Orleans Saints at the Superdome 48—27, beginning a four-game losing streak,  in which they lost to the Arizona Cardinals 24—17, the San Diego Chargers 21—20 and the Philadelphia Eagles 40— The streak was broken with a 34—31 overtime victory against the Falcons.
On Thanksgiving night, they lost to the Denver Broncos 26—6. The Giants next beat the division leading Cowboys. A week later, with a record of 7—5, they lost to the Philadelphia Eagles, 45— On December 27, the Giants lost to the Carolina Panthers 41—9 in their final game at Giants Stadium, and were eliminated from playoff eligibility.
The Giants finished the season 8—8. Following the season, the Giants fired first-year defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan , and replaced him with the former Buffalo Bills interim head coach, Perry Fewell. The Giants defense finished 13th overall under Sheridan, giving up They won against the Panthers in the very first game at the New Meadowlands, but then lost to the Colts in the second "Manning Bowl", so-called due to Eli Manning's brother Peyton playing for the Colts.
Before long, the Giants were 6—2, but lost two straight to division foes: In first place was the Eagles, but at December 19 they were both tied for first place at 8—4, setting up a match for first place. The Giants were at home, and led 24—3 over the Eagles at halftime. The score was 31—10 with 5: After a Giants three-and-outs, Matt Dodge punted the ball to DeSean Jackson , who returned it for a touchdown, concluding the Giants' epic collapse.
They had to win and have the Packers lose in order to get into the playoffs. The Giants won 17—14, but the Packers beat the Bears 10—3, so the Giants missed out on the playoffs again, ending a collapse in which the Giants went 4—4 in their last eight games.
However, the season also saw the emergence of second-year wide receiver Victor Cruz and second-year tight end Jake Ballard. The Giants opened their season with a 28—14 loss to the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
The latter victory ended the Patriots' NFL record home-game winning streak, after a touchdown pass from Manning to Jake Ballard with 15 seconds left in the game. However, the Giants then suffered a four-game losing streak, including road losses against the resurgent San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints and home losses to the Eagles and the then-undefeated Green Bay Packers , to make their record 6—6 entering December.
The Giants broke their losing streak with a tightly contested 37—34 road victory over the Cowboys on December 11, but lost at home to the Washington Redskins the following week to make their record 7—7 with a Christmas Eve showdown against their crosstown rival New York Jets the following week. The Giants won, 29—14, and knocked the Eagles out of playoff contention, to set up a Week 17 home game against the Cowboys in which the winner would clinch the NFC East while the loser would be eliminated from playoff contention.
The game was flexed into Sunday Night Football. Wide receiver Victor Cruz finished the regular season with 1, receiving yards, breaking the Giants franchise record previously held by Amani Toomer. On January 8, in the first round of the playoffs the Giants defeated the Atlanta Falcons 24—2. After giving up an early safety in the first half, QB Eli Manning threw for three consecutive touchdowns.
With the victory, the Giants advanced to the second round against the top-ranked Green Bay Packers. Eli Manning threw for yards and 3 touchdowns, two of which to wide receiver Hakeem Nicks.
They won this game 20—17, in overtime, with Tynes scoring the winning field goal as he did four years earlier in the same game against the Packers.
The winning touchdown was preceded by a yard reception by receiver Mario Manningham. Ahmad Bradshaw scored the game-winning touchdown by falling into the end zone. The Patriots were allowing Bradshaw to get the touchdown so they would get the ball with some time remaining. When Eli Manning handed the ball to Bradshaw, he told him not to score.
Bradshaw was about to fall down at the 1-yard line but his momentum carried him in, thus the "reluctant touchdown. As was the case in each of their four previous Super Bowl appearances, the Giants trailed at halftime. They are the only team in NFL history to have more than two second half, come-from-behind, Super Bowl victories 4. The Giants began the season with a home loss to the Cowboys, but rebounded to finish October with a 6—2 record and on a four-game winning streak that included a 26—3 road victory against the eventual NFC champion San Francisco 49ers.
Following the arrival of Hurricane Sandy in the Northeastern United States, the Giants lost back-to-back games against the Steelers and Bengals to fall to 6—4. Despite impressive blowout home victories over the Packers, Saints and Eagles, the Giants finished the season 9—7 and out of the playoffs.
The Redskins won the division with a 10—6 record, only to lose to the Seahawks 24—14 in Wild Card Weekend. They rebounded to win the next four games in a row to improve to 4—6, but lost a critical home game to the Cowboys on a last-minute field goal. The Giants drafted rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
However, the Giants missed the playoffs for a third straight season, finishing with a 6—10 record. The New York Giants season was another disappointing campaign, as the Giants showcased a struggling defense and several late-game collapses.
The Giants finished the season with a 6—10 record and missed the playoffs. He replaced Tom Coughlin, who had resigned the previous week. After having high expectations due to their 11—5 record in , the Giants had an unexpected 0—5 start to the season, before pulling a massive upset versus the Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High for their first win of the season.
During the same game, the Giants also lost wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris to season-ending injuries. The Giants earned the second overall pick in the NFL Draft with the second lowest winning percentage during the season , and used it to pick Saquon Barkley from Penn State.
Season by season timeline of the New York Giants franchise including the team name, changes of Home Field, Postseason Championships Seasons, and coaches throughout the years. The Giants have won a total of eight League Championships: With over 80 years of team history, the Giants have used numerous uniforms and logos , while maintaining a consistent identity.
The Giants' logos include several incarnations of a giant quarterback preparing to throw a football, a lowercase "ny", and stylized versions of the team nickname. Giants' jerseys are traditionally blue or red or white with blue or red accents , and their pants alternate between white and gray. For this they gained their most renowned nickname, "Big Blue". The Giants' current helmet is metallic blue with white block numbers, which are frontally mounted and base mounted on either side of a red stripe running down the center or frontally mounted and base mounted on the red center stripe itself.
The Giants, along with the Pittsburgh Steelers , are one of only two teams in the National Football League to have the players' uniform numbers on both the front and back of the helmets.
The helmet is adorned on both sides with the stylized white lower case "ny" logo and features a gray facemask. The home uniforms are generally similar to the design used from to , but with some slight elements from the — uniforms. The road uniforms are essentially a modernization of the design used from to Additionally, the Giants had a third jersey until the season, which recalled the Giants' solid red home jerseys from the early s: These jerseys were used a total of four times, but have since been retired.
They were used once in against the Philadelphia Eagles and in three consecutive years — , , and — against the Dallas Cowboys. The Giants have had a long and, at times, turbulent financial history. Although the Giants were successful on the field in their initial seasons, their financial status was a different story. Overshadowed by baseball, boxing, and college football, professional football was not a popular sport in The Giants were in dire financial straits until the 11th game of the season when Red Grange and the Chicago Bears came to town, attracting over 73, fans.
Jack , the older son, controlled the business aspects, while Wellington controlled the on-field operations. By the early s, the Giants had firmly established themselves as one of the league's biggest attractions. However, rather than continuing to receive their higher share of the league television revenue, the Mara sons pushed for equal sharing of revenue for the benefit of the entire league.
Revenue sharing is still practiced in the NFL today, and is credited with strengthening the league. In , Wellington Mara, who had been with the team since its inception in when he worked as a ball boy , died at the age of In , Wellington's widow and Giants co-owner Ann died due to complications from a head injury suffered in a fall. She was 85 years old. The Giants draw their fans from the New York metropolitan area.
Since their move to New Jersey in , fans from each state have claimed the team as their own. According to a team spokesman, in , 52 percent of the Giants' season ticket-holders lived in New Jersey. Most of the remaining ticket holders lived in New York State with some coming from other states.
Through the lean years of the s and s the Giants, in spite of a year-long playoff drought, still accumulated a year-long waiting list for season tickets. It has been estimated that the Giants have a waiting list of , people, the largest of any North American professional sports franchise. While the Giants have dominated this rivalry throughout most of its history, the series began to even in the s, with the series lead to the Eagles 22—21 through the s and s.
The Giants lead the series 84—82—2. The two teams have met four times in the postseason, with each team winning two games. Three of those four playoff meetings were held in the s decade. The Giants have an old and storied rivalry with the Redskins, dating back to In the s the Giants and Redskins clashed as both struggled against each other for division titles and even Super Bowl Championships.
Most notable among these is the NFC Championship game in which the Giants defeated the Redskins 17—0 to earn their first ever trip to the Super Bowl. Wellington Mara always felt this was the Giants oldest and truest rival, and after passing away in , the Giants honored their longtime owner by defeating the Redskins 36—0 at home.
Super Bowl Scores Game. Seattle 43, Denver 8. Ravens 34, 49ers Giants 21, Patriots Packers 31, Steelers Saints 31 Colts Pittsburgh 27 Arizona New York 17, New England Indianapolis 29, Chicago Pittsburgh 21, Seattle New England 24, Philadelphia New England 32, Carolina Tampa Bay 48, Oakland New England 20, St. Louis 23, Tennessee Denver 34, Atlanta You may unsubscribe from email communication at anytime.
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