The New York Giants are an American football team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. They are a member of the National Football League (NFL) and play in the NFL's National Football Conference (NFC) East division. In 96 completed seasons, the franchise has won eight NFL championships, including four Super Bowl victories. The Giants have won more than 700 games and appeared in the NFL playoffs 32 times. Though the Giants play home games in East Rutherford, they draw fans from throughout the New York metropolitan area. In 2010, the team began playing in MetLife Stadium, formerly New Meadowlands Stadium.
After Tim Mara paid $500 for the franchise, the Giants joined the NFL in the 1925 season and won their first championship two years later. In 1934, the team won its second title, defeating the Chicago Bears in the NFL Championship Game. The Giants won another championship four years later, and made four appearances in the NFL Championship Game from 1939 to 1946, losing each time. New York won its fourth NFL title in 1956, with a 47–7 win over the Bears in the championship game. From 1958 to 1963, the Giants reached the NFL Championship Game five times, but were defeated on each occasion. Following the 1963 season, the franchise did not return to the playoffs until 1981, only finishing .500 or better five times during the postseason drought.
Thirty years after the team's previous NFL title, the Giants were victorious in Super Bowl XXI, winning against the Denver Broncos 39–20 to end the 1986 season. The Giants won their second Super Bowl four years later, defeating the Buffalo Bills 20–19 in Super Bowl XXV. In the 2000 season, New York returned to the Super Bowl, but lost to the Baltimore Ravens 34–7. The 2007 season saw the Giants win their seventh NFL championship at Super Bowl XLII, where they defeated the previously unbeaten New England Patriots 17–14 in a game that is widely considered to be one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history. The Giants made four consecutive appearances in the playoffs from 2005 to 2008, before an 8–8 record in 2009 caused them to miss the postseason. After missing the playoffs in 2010, they defeated the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, and San Francisco 49ers in the 2011 playoffs to reach Super Bowl XLVI, where they defeated the Patriots 21–17. In the most recent season, 2020, the Giants went 6–10 and did not qualify for the postseason.
|NFL champions (1920–1969)||Super Bowl champions (1966–present)||Conference champions *||Division champions +||Wild Card berth #||One-game playoff berth ^|
|1927||1927||NFL||—||—||1st||11||1||1||Named NFL champions (1)[A]||—||Earl Potteiger|
|1930||1930||NFL||—||—||2nd||13||4||0||—||—||LeRoy Andrews (11–4)|
Benny Friedman & Steve Owen (2–0)
|1933||1933||NFL||—||East[B] +||1st +||11||3||0||Lost NFL Championship (at Bears) 23–21||—||Steve Owen|
|1934||1934||NFL||—||East +||1st +||8||5||0||Won NFL Championship (2) (Bears) 30–13||—||Steve Owen|
|1935||1935||NFL||—||East +||1st +||9||3||0||Lost NFL Championship (at Lions) 26–7||—||Steve Owen|
|1938||1938||NFL||—||East +||1st +||8||2||1||Won NFL Championship (3) (Packers) 23–17||Mel Hein (NFL MVP)||Steve Owen|
|1939||1939||NFL||—||East +||1st +||9||1||1||Lost NFL Championship (at Packers) 27–0||—||Steve Owen|
|1941||1941||NFL||—||East +||1st +||8||3||0||Lost NFL Championship (at Bears) 37–9||—||Steve Owen|
|1943||1943||NFL||—||East||2nd ^||6||3||1||Lost Divisional playoff (Redskins) 28–0||—||Steve Owen|
|1944||1944||NFL||—||East +||1st +||8||1||1||Lost NFL Championship (Packers) 14–7||—||Steve Owen|
|1946||1946||NFL||—||East +||1st +||7||3||1||Lost NFL Championship (Bears) 24–14||—||Steve Owen|
|1950||1950||NFL||American[C]||—||2nd ^||10||2||0||Lost Conference playoff (at Browns) 8–3||—||Steve Owen|
|1954||1954||NFL||Eastern||—||3rd||7||5||0||—||—||Jim Lee Howell|
|1955||1955||NFL||Eastern||—||3rd||6||5||1||—||—||Jim Lee Howell|
|1956||1956||NFL||Eastern *||—||1st *||8||3||1||Won NFL Championship (4) (Bears) 47–7||Frank Gifford (NFL MVP)||Jim Lee Howell|
|1957||1957||NFL||Eastern||—||2nd||7||5||0||—||—||Jim Lee Howell|
|1958||1958||NFL||Eastern *||—||1st *||9||3||0||Won Conference playoff (Browns) 10–0
Lost NFL Championship (Colts) 23–17 (OT)[D] *
|Frank Gifford (Pro Bowl MVP)||Jim Lee Howell|
|1959||1959||NFL||Eastern *||—||1st *||10||2||0||Lost NFL Championship (at Colts) 31–16 *||—||Jim Lee Howell|
|1960||1960||NFL||Eastern||—||3rd||6||4||2||—||Sam Huff (Pro Bowl MVP)||Jim Lee Howell|
|1961||1961||NFL||Eastern *||—||1st *||10||3||1||Lost NFL Championship (at Packers) 37–0 *||Allie Sherman (NFL COY)||Allie Sherman|
|1962||1962||NFL||Eastern *||—||1st *||12||2||0||Lost NFL Championship (Packers) 16–7 *||Y. A. Tittle (NFL MVP)
Allie Sherman (NFL COY)
Andy Robustelli (BBA)
|1963||1963||NFL||Eastern *||—||1st *||11||3||0||Lost NFL Championship (at Bears) 14–10 *||Y. A. Tittle (NFL MVP)||Allie Sherman|
|1970||1970||NFL||NFC||East||2nd||9||5||0||—||Alex Webster (NFL COY)||Alex Webster|
|1974||1974||NFL||NFC||East||5th||2||12||0||—||John Hicks (UPI NFC ROY)||Bill Arnsparger|
|1976||1976||NFL||NFC||East||5th||3||11||0||—||—||Bill Arnsparger (0–7)|
John McVay (3–4)
|1981||1981||NFL||NFC||East||3rd #||9||7||0||Won Wild Card playoffs (at Eagles) 27–21
Lost Divisional playoffs (at 49ers) 38–24
|Lawrence Taylor (NFL DPOY/NFL DROY)||Ray Perkins|
|1982[F]||1982||NFL||NFC||—||10th||4||5||0||—||Lawrence Taylor (NFL DPOY)||Ray Perkins|
|1983||1983||NFL||NFC||East||5th||3||12||1||—||Lawrence Taylor (NFC POY)||Bill Parcells|
|1984||1984||NFL||NFC||East||2nd #||9||7||0||Won Wild Card playoffs (at Rams) 16–13
Lost Divisional playoffs (at 49ers) 21–10
|1985||1985||NFL||NFC||East||2nd[G] #||10||6||0||Won Wild Card playoffs (49ers) 17–3
Lost Divisional playoffs (at Bears) 21–0
|Phil Simms (Pro Bowl MVP)||Bill Parcells|
|1986||1986||NFL||NFC *||East +||1st +||14||2||0||Won Divisional playoffs (49ers) 49–3
Won NFC Championship (Redskins) 17–0
Won Super Bowl XXI (5) (vs. Broncos) 39–20
|Lawrence Taylor (NFL MVP/NFC POY/NFL DPOY/BBA)
Bill Parcells (NFL COY)
Phil Simms (Super Bowl XXI MVP)
|1989||1989||NFL||NFC||East +||1st +||12||4||0||Lost Divisional playoffs (Rams) 19–13 (OT)||Ottis Anderson (NFL CPOY)||Bill Parcells|
|1990||1990||NFL||NFC *||East +||1st +||13||3||0||Won Divisional playoffs (Bears) 31–3
Won NFC Championship (at 49ers) 15–13
Won Super Bowl XXV (6) (vs. Bills) 20–19
|Ottis Anderson (Super Bowl XXV MVP)||Bill Parcells|
|1993||1993||NFL||NFC||East||2nd #||11||5||0||Won Wild Card playoffs (Vikings) 17–10
Lost Divisional playoffs (at 49ers) 44–3
|Dan Reeves (NFL COY)||Dan Reeves|
|1997||1997||NFL||NFC||East +||1st +||10||5||1||Lost Wild Card playoffs (Vikings) 23–22||Jim Fassel (NFL COY)||Jim Fassel|
|2000||2000||NFL||NFC *||East +||1st +||12||4||0||Won Divisional playoffs (Eagles) 20–10
Won NFC Championship (Vikings) 41–0
Lost Super Bowl XXXV (vs. Ravens) 34–7 *
|2001||2001||NFL||NFC||East||3rd||7||9||0||—||Michael Strahan (NFL DPOY)||Jim Fassel|
|2002||2002||NFL||NFC||East||2nd #||10||6||0||Lost Wild Card playoffs (at 49ers) 39–38||—||Jim Fassel|
|2005||2005||NFL||NFC||East +||1st +||11||5||0||Lost Wild Card playoffs (Panthers) 23–0||—||Tom Coughlin|
|2006||2006||NFL||NFC||East||3rd #||8||8||0||Lost Wild Card playoffs (at Eagles) 23–20||—||Tom Coughlin|
|2007||2007||NFL||NFC *||East||2nd #||10||6||0||Won Wild Card playoffs (at Buccaneers) 24–14
Won Divisional playoffs (at Cowboys) 21–17
Won NFC Championship (at Packers) 23–20 (OT)
Won Super Bowl XLII (7) (vs. Patriots) 17–14
|Eli Manning (Super Bowl XLII MVP)||Tom Coughlin|
|2008||2008||NFL||NFC||East +||1st +||12||4||0||Lost Divisional playoffs (Eagles) 23–11||—||Tom Coughlin|
|2011||2011||NFL||NFC *||East +||1st +||9||7||0||Won Wild Card playoffs (Falcons) 24–2
Won Divisional playoffs (at Packers) 37–20
Won NFC Championship (at 49ers) 20–17 (OT)
Won Super Bowl XLVI (8) (vs. Patriots) 21–17
|Eli Manning (Super Bowl XLVI MVP)||Tom Coughlin|
|2014||2014||NFL||NFC||East||3rd||6||10||0||—||Odell Beckham Jr. (NFL OROY)||Tom Coughlin|
|2016||2016||NFL||NFC||East||2nd #||11||5||0||Lost Wild Card playoffs (at Packers) 38–13||Eli Manning (Co-NFL WPMOY)||Ben McAdoo|
|2017||2017||NFL||NFC||East||4th||3||13||0||—||—||Ben McAdoo (2–10)|
Steve Spagnuolo (1–3)
|2018||2018||NFL||NFC||East||4th||5||11||0||—||Saquon Barkley (NFL OROY)||Pat Shurmur|
Statistics above are current as of January 4, 2021. An em dash (—) indicates that the category is not applicable.
|New York Giants regular season record||702||618||33||.531|
|New York Giants postseason record||24||25||—||.490|
|All-time regular and postseason record||726||643||33||.530|
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- B In 1933, the league split into East and West divisions.
- C In 1950, the league switched to American and National conferences.
- D This was the first championship game in NFL history where an overtime period was played, and has been nicknamed "The Greatest Game Ever Played".
- E In 1978, the NFL expanded its regular season schedule, which had been 14 games since 1961, to 16 games.
- F Due to the 1982 NFL strike, the league was split into two conferences, instead of its usual divisional alignment. The season was shortened to nine games, and the top eight teams in each conference earned berths in an expanded 16-team playoff tournament.
- G The Giants, Dallas Cowboys, and Washington Redskins finished the 1985 season with identical 10–6 records. Dallas was awarded the NFC East title because they had the best head-to-head record among the three teams. The Giants were awarded a wild card berth because of their record in NFC play, while Washington did not qualify for the playoffs due to a head-to-head loss against the San Francisco 49ers, who also finished 10–6.
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