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New York Giants
The New York Giants are as historic a professional football team as you can get. They are the only remaining team of five to join the NFL in 1925.
In their history, the “G Men” have collected eight NFL championships including four Super Bowl titles (1986, 1990, 2007, and 2011). From their start, the Giants were winners. In the 1925 season, the Giants finished with an 8-4 record. In 1927, the team was crowned as a champion for the first time. Additional titles came in 1934, 1938, and 1956.
NY Giants Timeline:
- 1925: Giants joined the NFL as one of the original five
- 1925: Finished their first season 8-4
- 1927: Giants win their first football Championship, followed with additional titles in 1934, 1938, and 1956
- 1976: First season the Giants played in Giant Stadium
- 1986: Shared the 1986 spotlight with the 1986 Mets, when the Giants won their first Super Bowl. Additional wins in 1990, 2007, and 2011
- 2009: Giants moved to Met Life Stadium
Iconic NY Giants Players
Throughout the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, the Giants featured dozens of future Hall of Fame players and coaches. NFL legends like Frank Gifford, Sam Huff, and Alex Webster entertained and excited Giants fans. Hall of Fame coaches Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry got their start coaching the Giants.
After some lean times during the 1970s, the Giants went on to produce another crop of legends including Hall of Fame players Laurence Taylor, Harry Carson, and Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcels. While not elected to the Hall of Fame, you can’t mention the New York Giants without mentioning quarterback Phil Simms, running back Joe Morris, and tight end Mark Bavaro. These three players were instrumental in the Giants’ success during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Giants Stadium And MetLife Stadium
The Giants have called several stadiums home over the years. From the baseball stadiums like the Polo Grounds, Yankee Stadium, and Shea Stadium. They even played a dozen games during the 1973-4 season at the Yale Bowl at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. That must set a record that a single professional sports team has played home in three different states?
In the modern sports era, the Giants are most noticeably associated with the stadium which bore their name, Giants Stadium. Located across the Hudson River from Manhatten in New Jersey, the Giants first played in the stadium during the 1976 NFL season.
The Giants were the lone tenant of Giants Stadium until 1984 when the New York Jets started calling the stadium home. Giants Stadium was used until the 2009 season when afterward, both teams moved across to MetLife Stadium.
Located in the same sports complex as Giants Stadium, MetLife Stadium opened for the 2010 NFL season. At the time of construction, the $1.6 billion price tag for the stadium made it the most expensive stadium ever to be built in the US.
NY Giants Top Rivalries
Mention the name the Philadelphia Eagles to any Giants fan and you better lookout. One of the most bitter rivalries in the NFL, there is no love lost between the Giants and their NFC East rival the Eagles. As two of the oldest teams in the NFL, their rivalry is certainly one of the oldest and to many “the best” in the NFL.
Not to be outdone, the Giants have held strong rivalries with both the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys. These rivalries have given NFL fans numerous memorable games over the years.
2021 NY Giants Season
Led by second-year coach Joe Judge and quarterback Daniel Jones, the Giants began the season with modest hopes of qualifying for the playoffs. The season got off to a poor start with three consecutive losses.
They bounced back with a come-from-behind win over New Orleans in week 4 despite their top two wide receivers (Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton) being sidelined with injuries.
One nice surprise has been the effectiveness of running back Saquon Barkley, who is still rounding into form after off-season surgery.
2021 Giants Super Bowl Odds
DraftKings Sportsbook has set the Giants’ odds of winning the 2021 Super Bowl at +30,000 after four weeks of the regular season. For those new to sports betting in New York, this is not promising, but there could be money to made on a game-by-game basis if you pick the right side of each matchup.
See our guide to Betting On The Giants.