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New York Giants

The New York Giants were created in 1925 in Manhattan, playing at the Polo Grounds. They eventually switched venues to Yankee Stadium before moving into their own building at the Meadowlands, which they shared with cross-town rival the New York Jets until both teams moved to MetLife stadium in 2010.

Other rivals of the Giants include the New England Patriots, and their NFC East counterparts, the Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, and Philadelphia Eagles.

National Football League

The Giants had incredible success in the pre-Super Bowl era. New York won championships in '27, '34, and '38, and came up one win short in '39, '41, '44, and '46. The Giants would win their last NFL championship in 1956 with Vince Lombardi in control of the offense and Tom Landry the defense, with running back Frank Gifford leading the attack.

New York would lose in the championship four more times, led by quarterback Y.A. Tittle.

The Giants experienced one of the most shocking losses in NFL history in the "Miracle at the Meadowlands" in 1978. As New York was attempting to let the clock expire, a fumbled hand-off was picked up by an Eagles defenseman and brought back for a touchdown.

Bill Parcells

With head coach Bill Parcells at the helm, the Giants were led by linebacker Lawrence Taylor and quarterback Phil Simms. New York won Super Bowls in 1986 and 1990. Taylor solidified himself as one of the greatest defensive players ever with the Giants, and won the NFL MVP trophy in 1986, the last defensive player to do so.

Parcells left after their second Super Bowl run, and the Giants made one super bowl in the wake of his absence, a blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens in 2000.

Tom Coughlin

Head coach Tom Coughlin led the Giants to two Super Bowl victories in his tenure, both against the New England Patriots. In 2008, Eli Manning and Michael Strahan led a New York attack against a previously unbeaten Tom Brady team, winning the championship in a game that featured the "Helmet Catch", a play by wide receiver David Tyree in which he pinned a pass against his head as he fell to the ground.

Manning and company would defeat the Patriots again in 2012 to win the franchises fourth Super Bowl

Present Day

Playing in New York allows for constant media scrutiny, and the Giants are continually questioned by fans and critics alike about their personnel decisions. Despite being one of the top wide receivers in the league, New York traded Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns in 2018, giving the offensive reins to running back Saquon Barkley.

  • Founding Year: 1925
  • City: New York, NY
  • Conference: NFC
  • Number of Super Bowls: 4 (Most recent: 2011)
  • Mascot: None
  • Owner: John Mara and Steve Tisch
  • Head Coach: Pat Shurmur
  • Stadium: MetLife Stadium

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