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2000 New York Giants season
Head Coach Jim Fassel
Home Field Giants Stadium
Results
Record 12–4
Place 1st NFC East
Playoff Finish Lost Super Bowl XXXV
Pro Bowlers 2
Timeline
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1999 2001

The 2000 New York Giants season was the 76th season for the club in the National Football League.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School
1 11Ron Dayne Running Back Wisconsin

PreseasonEdit

Game Date Opponent Result Giants points Opponents Record
1 August 5 Chicago Bears Loss 8 20 0–1
2 August 11 at Jacksonville Jaguars Loss 13 16 0–2
3 August 18 at New York Jets Loss 24 27 0–3
4 August 25 Baltimore Ravens Loss 17 24 0–4
[1]

Regular seasonEdit

The giants began the 2000 season hoping to get over the hump of coming short the past two seasons. They would go on to finish the year with a 12-4 record and represented the nfc in super bowl XXXV. With revived quarterback Kerry Collins the passing game improved from just a mediocre attack. The running game averaged 256.5 yards per game and became known as the thunder and lightning backfield. The defense allowed just 246 points, with it's greatest strength being against the run allowing a second best 3.2 yards per carry.

Early in the season the giants record stood at 7-2 coming off two double digit wins, when they lost 2 straight falling to 7-4. That's when Head coach Jim Fassel made a bold move and guaranteed that his team would make the playoffs, which became the defining moment of the season and is said to be the motivation that got them to the super bowl. In that game however the giants were unable to get anything going offensively and couldnt build off of small victories the result was going on to lose super bowl XXXV 34-7 to the Baltimore Ravens.


ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Channel Attendance
1 September 3, 2000 Arizona Cardinals W 21–16 FOX 4:15
77,434
2 September 10, 2000 at Philadelphia Eagles W 33–18 FOX 4:15
65,530
3 September 17, 2000 at Chicago Bears W 14–7 FOX 1:00
66,944
4 September 24, 2000 Washington Redskins L 16–6 FOX 4:15
78,216
5 October 1, 2000 at Tennessee Titans L 28–14 FOX 1:00
68,341
6 October 8, 2000 at Atlanta Falcons W 13–6 FOX 1:00
50,947
7 October 15, 2000 Dallas Cowboys W 19–14 FOX 1:00
78,189
8 Bye
9 October 29, 2000 Philadelphia Eagles W 24–7 FOX 1:00
78,087
10 November 5, 2000 at Cleveland Browns W 24–3 FOX 1:00
72,718
11 November 12, 2000 St. Louis Rams L 38–24 FOX 1:00
78,174
12 November 19, 2000 Detroit Lions L 31–21 FOX 1:00
77,897
13 November 26, 2000 at Arizona Cardinals W 31–7 ESPN 8:30
42,094
14 December 3, 2000 at Washington Redskins W 9–7 FOX 1:00
83,485
15 December 10, 2000 Pittsburgh Steelers W 30–10 CBS 1:00
78,164
16 December 17, 2000 at Dallas Cowboys W 17–13 ESPN 8:30
61,311
17 December 23, 2000 Jacksonville Jaguars W 28–25 CBS 1:00
77,924

StandingsEdit

NFC East
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA
New York Giants 12 4 0 .750 328 246
Philadelphia Eagles 11 5 0 .688 351 245
Washington Redskins 8 8 0 .500 281 269
Dallas Cowboys 5 11 0 .313 294 361
Arizona Cardinals 3 13 0 .188 210 443

RosterEdit

QuarterbacksEdit

  • Kerry Collins

RunningbacksEdit

  • Tiki Barber
  • Ron Dayne

Wide ReceiversEdit

  • Ike Hilliard
  • Joe Jurevicius
  • Amani Toomer
  • Ron Dixon

DefenseEdit

  • Michael Strahan [DE]
  • Keith Hamilton [DL]
  • Jesse Armstead [LB]
  • Jason Sehorn [CB]

PostseasonEdit

The Giants defeated the Eagles in a hard fought battle 20–10, in which rookie WR Ron Dixon returned a game-clinching kick return. They advanced to the NFC Championship against the Vikings, as Kerry Collins threw five TDS, two to Ike Hilliard as they progressed to the franchise's 3rd Super Bowl. But that game turned out poorly for the Giants, as Kerry Collins threw four interceptions, one was returned for a TD as they lost 34–7 to the Ravens.

The Giants only score was a Ron Dixon 97-yard kick return.

Early in the game with the score tied and the ball backed up in Baltimore territory, QB Trent Dilfer for the Ravens dropped back and shot a pass over the middle that was picked off by ILB Jesse Armstead. Armstead ran the interception back for a TD, but a flag was thrown; a few seconds after Armstead had made the turnover. Inside Lineman Keith Hamilton had been flagged for Defensive Holding. A rare call indeed for any game let alone the Super Bowl. Replays showed that Hamilton had barely nudged on the OL's jersey. The Giants 7 points were taken off the board and instead of going up 14–7, the Ravens would go on to dominate the game.

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Ron Stone, NFC Pro Bowl Selection [2]
  • Jessie Armstead NFC Pro Bowl selection

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 295
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 362
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