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2016 New York Giants season
Head Coach Ben McAdoo
General Manager Jerry Reese
Home Field MetLife Stadium
Results
Record 11–5
Place {{{division_place}}}
Playoff Finish Lost Wild Card Playoffs
(at Packers) 13–38
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The 2016 New York Giants season was the franchise's 92nd season in the National Football League, their seventh season playing their home games at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and the first under head coach Ben McAdoo.

The Giants began 2–0 before falling into a three-game losing streak to the Redskins, Vikings and Packers. The Giants rebounded and went on a six-game winning streak for the first time since 2010, before falling to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 13. The Giants then upset the 11–1 Dallas Cowboys in Week 14 to improve to 9–4. With their Week 14 win over the Dallas Cowboys, the Giants clinched a winning season for the first time since 2012 and also swept the Cowboys for the first time since 2011. The Giants got their 10th win of the season in Week 15, having a 10 win season for the first time since 2010. Their 7–1 record at home is their best home record since MetLife Stadium opened in 2010.

Despite losing to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 16, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' loss to the New Orleans Saints meant the Giants clinched a playoff trip for the first time since their last Super Bowl season in 2011.

The Giants' first playoff game since Super Bowl XLVI ended in disappointment, as they were upended by the Green Bay Packers in the Wild Card round at Lambeau Field. The Giants only managed to score 13 points and allowed a season high 38 points, ending their season.

OffseasonEdit

Free agents signedEdit

Date Position Player Free agent tag 2015 Team New Team Notes
02019-02-18February 18 WR Anthony Dablé Rookie Argonautes (France) New York Giants [1][2][3][4]
02019-03-08March 8 DE Jason Pierre-Paul UFA New York Giants New York Giants [1][2][3][4]
02019-03-09March 9 CB Janoris Jenkins UFA St. Louis Rams New York Giants [1][2][3][4]
02019-03-09March 9 DE Olivier Vernon UFA Miami Dolphins New York Giants [1][2][3][4]
02019-03-09March 9 DT Damon Harrison UFA New York Jets New York Giants [1][2][3][4]
02019-03-10March 10 LB Keenan Robinson UFA Washington Redskins New York Giants [1][2][3][4]
02019-06-17June 17 QB Logan Thomas UFA Miami Dolphins New York Giants [1][2][3][4]
02019-08-04August 4 CB Leon Hall UFA Cincinnati Bengals New York Giants [1][2][3][4]
Notable Arrival

DraftEdit

2016 New York Giants draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 10 Eli Apple  CB Ohio State
2 40 Sterling Shepard  WR Oklahoma
3 71 Darian Thompson  S Boise State
4 109 B. J. Goodson  LB Clemson
5 149 Paul Perkins  RB UCLA
6 184 Jerell Adams  TE South Carolina
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career
Note

StaffEdit

2016 New York Giants staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2016 New York Giants roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 12 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

File:NY Football Giants Training Camp (28194412783).jpg
Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 12 Miami Dolphins L 10–27 0–1 MetLife Stadium Recap
2 August 20 at Buffalo Bills L 0–21 0–2 New Era Field Recap
3 August 27 at New York Jets W 21–20 1–2 MetLife Stadium Recap
4 September 1 New England Patriots W 17–9 2–2 MetLife Stadium Recap

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 11 at Dallas Cowboys W 20–19 1–0 AT&T Stadium Recap
2 September 18 New Orleans Saints W 16–13 2–0 MetLife Stadium Recap
3 September 25 Washington Redskins L 27–29 2–1 MetLife Stadium Recap
4 October 3 at Minnesota Vikings L 10–24 2–2 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap
5 October 9 at Green Bay Packers L 16–23 2–3 Lambeau Field Recap
6 October 16 Baltimore Ravens W 27–23 3–3 MetLife Stadium Recap
7 October 23 at Los Angeles Rams W 17–10 4–3 Twickenham Stadium (London, England) Recap
8 Bye
9 November 6 Philadelphia Eagles W 28–23 5–3 MetLife Stadium Recap
10 November 14 Cincinnati Bengals W 21–20 6–3 MetLife Stadium Recap
11 November 20 Chicago Bears W 22–16 7–3 MetLife Stadium Recap
12 November 27 at Cleveland Browns W 27–13 8–3 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
13 December 4 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 14–24 8–4 Heinz Field Recap
14 December 11 Dallas Cowboys W 10–7 9–4 MetLife Stadium Recap
15 December 18 Detroit Lions W 17–6 10–4 MetLife Stadium Recap
16 December 22 at Philadelphia Eagles L 19–24 10–5 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
17 January 1 at Washington Redskins W 19–10 11–5 FedExField Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

PostseasonEdit

Playoff round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Game site Network NFL.com
recap
Wild Card January 8, 2017 at Green Bay Packers (4) L 13–38 0–1 Lambeau Field Fox Recap

Game summariesEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Week 1: at Dallas CowboysEdit

Week One: New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 13 0 7

20

Cowboys 3 6 7 3

19

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Game information

First quarter

  • DAL – Dan Bailey 23-yard field goal, 6:35. Cowboys 3–0. Drive: 15 plays, 70 yards, 8:25.

Second quarter

  • DAL – Dan Bailey 56-yard field goal, 11:09. Cowboys 6–0. Drive: 15 plays, 52 yards, 7:58.
  • NYG – Larry Donnell 15-yard pass from Eli Manning (Randy Bullock kick), 9:36. Giants 7–6. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 1:33.
  • DAL – Dan Bailey 25-yard field goal, 4:02. Cowboys 9–7. Drive: 11 plays, 68 yards, 5:34.
  • NYG – Sterling Shepard 9-yard pass from Eli Manning (kick failed, wide left), 0:07. Giants 13–9. Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 3:55.

Third quarter

  • DAL – Ezekiel Elliott 8-yard run (Dan Bailey kick), 10:47. Cowboys 16–13. Drive: 7 plays, 35 yards, 3:27.

Fourth quarter

  • DAL – Dan Bailey 54-yard field goal, 13:59. Cowboys 19–13. Drive: 11 plays, 39 yards, 5:01.
  • NYG – Victor Cruz 3-yard pass from Eli Manning (Randy Bullock kick), 6:13. Giants 20–19. Drive: 9 plays, 54 yards, 3:59.

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The Giants won at AT&T Stadium for the first time since 2012 and started 1–0 for the first time since 2010.

With the return of Victor Cruz, the Giants fought hard with Dak Prescott and his game. Cruz had 4 catches for 34 yards and a touchdown for his first game since of the injury in 2014. On the last play of the game, Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams caught a pass that put Dallas into field goal range but didn't run out of bounds, allowing a Giants win.

Week 2: vs. New Orleans SaintsEdit

Week Two: New Orleans Saints at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 0 3 0 10

13

Giants 0 7 3 6

16

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays

Second quarter

  • NYG – Janoris Jenkins 65-yard return of blocked field goal (Josh Brown kick), 2:30. Giants 7–0.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 39-yard field goal, 0:07. Giants 7–3. Drive: 11 plays, 54 yards, 2:23.

Third quarter

  • NYG – Josh Brown 48-yard field goal, 2:46. Giants 10–3. Drive: 11 plays, 54 yards, 5:58.

Fourth quarter

  • NO – Willie Snead IV 17-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 13:45. Tied 10–10. Drive: 9 plays, 74 yards, 4:01.
  • NYG – Josh Brown 19-yard field goal, 8:46. Giants 13–10. Drive: 11 plays, 74 yards, 4:59.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 45-yard field goal, 2:54. Tied 13–13. Drive: 8 plays, 47 yards, 3:13.
  • NYG – Josh Brown 23-yard field goal, 0:00. Giants 16–13. Drive: 11 plays, 70 yards, 2:54.

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Oddly enough, this was a low scoring game in contrast to last year's game against the Saints, who won in a high scoring contest against the Giants 52–49.

Despite both offenses struggling, the Giants drove down the field and Josh Brown kicked the game-winning field goal improving the Giants to 2–0 for the first time since 2009.

Week 3: vs. Washington RedskinsEdit

Week Three: Washington Redskins at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 6 10 7 6

29

Giants 14 7 3 3

27

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: September 25
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 67 °F (19 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 78,368
  • Referee: John Hussey
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • NYG – Shane Vereen 1-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 12:18. Giants 7–0. Drive: 3 plays, 28 yards, 1:05.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 49-yard field goal, 9:35. Giants 7–3. Drive: 7 plays, 29 yards, 2:43.
  • NYG – Sterling Shepard 23-yard pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown kick), 6:10. Giants 14–3. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:25.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 33-yard field goal, 0:25. Giants 14–6. Drive: 11 plays, 60 yards, 5:45.

Second quarter

  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 45-yard field goal, 8:34. Giants 14–9. Drive: 7 plays, 9 yards, 3:58.
  • NYG – Orleans Darkwa 2-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 4:12. Giants 21–9. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:22.
  • WAS – DeSean Jackson 44-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 3:40. Giants 21–16. Drive: 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:32.

Third quarter

  • WAS – Jamison Crowder 55-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 9:45. Redskins 23–21. Drive: 3 plays, 50 yards, 1:17.
  • NYG – Josh Brown 29-yard field goal, 6:29. Giants 24–23. Drive: 9 plays, 64 yards, 3:16.

Fourth quarter

  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 25-yard field goal, 14:57. Redskins 26–24. Drive: 15 plays, 68 yards, 6:32.
  • NYG – Josh Brown 30-yard field goal, 7:53. Giants 27–26. Drive: 9 plays, 58 yards, 3:07.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 37-yard field goal, 1:51. Redskins 29–27. Drive: 10 plays, 56 yards, 6:02.

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It was the first time in the season that the Giants face the Redskins, who added Josh Norman. Over the last nine months, Odell Beckham Jr. and Norman had a fierce rivalry between each other. After Eli Manning threw an interception early in the fourth quarter, Beckham was seen striking the kicking net in frustration. The Redskins, who were 0–2 this season, picked off Manning again at the last second to seal a 29–27 Washington victory, which stunned MetLife Stadium. This was the only home loss the Giants suffered in the 2016 season.

Week 4: at Minnesota VikingsEdit

Week Four: New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 3 0 7

10

Vikings 7 7 3 7

24

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • MIN – Kyle Rudolph 7-yard pass from Sam Bradford (Blair Walsh kick), 7:59. Vikings 14–0. Drive: 9 plays, 65 yards, 4:56.
  • NYG – Josh Brown 40-yard field goal, 0:02. Vikings 14–3. Drive: 11 plays, 44 yards, 2:44.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Blair Walsh 44-yard field goal, 7:39. Vikings 17–3. Drive: 6 plays, 17 yards, 2:16.

Fourth quarter

  • NYG – Orleans Darkwa 1-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 13:38. Vikings 17–10. Drive: 5 plays, 91 yards, 1:47.
  • MIN – Jerick McKinnon 4-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 9:20. Vikings 24–10. Drive: 8 plays, 76 yards, 4:18.

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This was the second straight season that the Giants traveled to Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Giants 49–17 in Week 16 of last season.

The loss dropped the Giants to 2–2 and into a tie with the Redskins in last place in the NFC East.

Eli Manning has had at least a giveaway in each of the first 4 games as he threw an interception.

Week 5: at Green Bay PackersEdit

Week Five: New York Giants at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 6 3 7

16

Packers 7 10 0 6

23

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • NYG – Josh Brown 47-yard field goal, 8:26. Packers 7–3. Drive: 5 plays, 26 yards, 1:24.
  • GB – Davante Adams 29-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 6:07. Packers 14–3. Drive: 5 plays, 80 yards, 2:20.
  • NYG – Josh Brown 41-yard field goal, 1:55. Packers 14–6. Drive: 5 plays, 17 yards, 1:13.
  • GB – Mason Crosby 44-yard field goal, 0:03. Packers 17–6. Drive: 4 plays, 5 yards, 1:15.

Third quarter

  • NYG – Josh Brown 30-yard field goal, 5:31. Packers 17–9. Drive: 9 plays, 41 yards, 4:43.

Fourth quarter

  • GB – Mason Crosby 33-yard field goal, 13:50. Packers 20–9. Drive: 9 plays, 65 yards, 4:46.
  • GB – Mason Crosby 25-yard field goal, 6:42. Packers 23–9. Drive: 13 plays, 73 yards, 6:22.
  • NYG – Odell Beckham Jr. 8-yard pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown kick), 3:03. Packers 23–16. Drive: 10 plays, 63 yards, 3:45.

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This was the first time the Giants have returned to Lambeau Field since their victory over the Packers in the Divisional Round of the 2011 Playoffs. This game was featured on Sunday Night Football. The Packers defense dominated the game, holding Eli Manning to one touchdown and 199 yards, and the Giants running backs were only able to rush for 43 yards in 15 attempts. At this point in the season, the Giants offense ranked 27th in total scoring.

Week 6: vs. Baltimore RavensEdit

Week Six: Baltimore Ravens at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 10 0 3 10

23

Giants 0 7 10 10

27

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

First quarter

  • BAL – Justin Tucker 23-yard field goal, 10:10. Ravens 3–0. Drive: 10 plays, 70 yards, 4:50.
  • BAL – Terrance West 1-yard run (Justin Tucker kick), 6:42. Ravens 10–0. Drive: 6 plays, 30 yards, 3:21.

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • NYG – Josh Brown 21-yard field goal, 9:48. Tied 10–10. Drive: 15 plays, 72 yards, 5:12.
  • BAL – Justin Tucker 39-yard field goal, 2:22. Ravens 13–10. Drive: 4 plays, 6 yards, 2:14.
  • NYG – Odell Beckham Jr. 75-yard pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown kick), 2:10. Giants 17–13. Drive: 1 play, 75 yards, 0:12.

Fourth quarter

  • BAL – Justin Tucker 35-yard field goal, 9:14. Giants 17–16. Drive: 7 plays, 56 yards, 2:28.
  • NYG – Josh Brown 31-yard field goal, 5:54. Giants 20–16. Drive: 7 plays, 61 yards, 3:20.
  • BAL – Terrance West 2-yard run (Justin Tucker kick), 2:04. Ravens 23–20. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 3:50.
  • NYG – Odell Beckham Jr. 66-yard pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown kick), 1:24. Giant 27–23. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 0:40.

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Hoping to stop a three-game losing streak, the Giants hosted the Baltimore Ravens in a rematch of their 33–14 loss in 2012. Eli Manning threw his 300th career touchdown to Roger Lewis late in the second quarter. The Giants stormed on points with an Odell Beckham Jr. 75-yard touchdown followed by a Justin Tucker field goal to make the game 20–16. The Giants then stopped Terrance West on 4th and goal early in the 4th quarter. Late in the 4th quarter, the Ravens drove down the field and scored making the game 23–20. Eli Manning and the Giants responded with Eli completing a 66-yard touchdown to Beckham to make the score 27–23. The Ravens drove down the field but were stopped with Joe Flacco throwing an incompletion in the final seconds allowing the Giants to break their three-game losing streak. The Giants improved to 3–3, and their all-time record against the Ravens improved to 2–4. This win was also the Giants 700th win in franchise history. This game started a six-game winning streak for the Giants that would last until Week 13.

Week 7: at Los Angeles RamsEdit

NFL International Series

Week Seven: New York Giants at Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 10 0 7

17

Rams 10 0 0 0

10

at Twickenham Stadium, London, United Kingdom

Game information

First quarter

  • LA – Tavon Austin 10-yard pass from Case Keenum (Greg Zuerlein kick), 11:15. Rams 7–0. Drive: 7 plays, 35 yards, 3:10.
  • LA – Greg Zuerlein 36-yard field goal, 5:13. Rams 10–0. Drive: 8 plays, 62 yards, 4:32.

Second quarter

  • NYG – Robbie Gould 29-yard field goal, 8:15. Rams 10–3. Drive: 14 plays, 71 yards, 6:38.
  • NYG – Landon Collins 44-yard interception return (Robbie Gould kick), 7:10. Tied 10–10.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays

Fourth quarter

  • NYG – Rashad Jennings 1-yard run (Robbie Gould kick), 9:23. Giants 17–10. Drive: 6 plays, 35 yards, 2:43.

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The Giants started slow after a Larry Donnell fumble on the first play from scrimmage, allowing the Rams to score 10 points in their first two drives. The defense dominated the game with Landon Collins recording two interceptions, one for a touchdown. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie also recorded two interceptions, including the game-winning interception. The defense also recorded three sacks in the win, improving the Giants' record to 4–3.

Week 9: vs. Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week Nine: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 7 7 6

23

Giants 14 7 7 0

28

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: November 6
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 56 °F (13 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 80,309
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • NYG – Odell Beckham Jr. 26-yard pass from Eli Manning (Robbie Gould kick), 12:27. Giants 7–0. Drive: 2 plays, 31 yards, 0:50.
  • NYG – Roger Lewis 30-yard pass from Eli Manning (Robbie Gould kick), 9:43. Giants 14–0. Drive: 3 plays, 30 yards, 1:12.
  • PHI – Caleb Sturgis 34-yard field goal, 5:51. Eagles 14–3. Drive: 10 plays, 59 yards, 3:52.

Second quarter

  • PHI – Ryan Mathews 8-yard rush (Caleb Sturgis kick), 12:11. Giants 14–10. Drive: 3 plays, 70 yards, 1:33.
  • NYG – Odell Beckham Jr. 1-yard pass from Eli Manning (Robbie Gould kick), 9:28. Giants 21–10. Drive: 6 plays, 86 yards, 2:43.

Third quarter

  • PHI – Kenjon Barner 3-yard rush (Caleb Sturgis kick), 12:17. Giants 21–17. Drive: 6 plays, 70 yards, 2:43.
  • NYG – Sterling Shepard 32-yard pass from Eli Manning (Robbie Gould kick), 7:41. Giants 28–17. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:36.

Fourth quarter

  • PHI – Caleb Sturgis 26-yard field goal, 12:01. Giants 28–20. Drive: 14 plays, 80 yards, 7:26.
  • PHI – Caleb Sturgis 38-yard field goal, 3:51. Giants 28–23. Drive: 8 plays, 26 yards, 3:12.

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  • PHI – Carson Wentz – 27/47, 364 yards, 2 INT
  • NYG – Eli Manning – 22/36, 257 yards, 4 TD, 2 INT

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Top receivers

  • PHI – Zach Ertz – 8 receptions, 97 yards
  • NYG – Sterling Shepard – 3 receptions, 50 yards, TD

The Giants quickly took a 14-point lead after two Carson Wentz interceptions in the first quarter and never gave up the lead. Despite a tipped pass at the line of scrimmage in the fourth quarter being intercepted, the Giants defense held the Eagles to incompletions in the red zone allowing the Giants to improve 5–3 and beat the Eagles at MetLife for the first time since Week 17 of the 2012 season and the first win over the Eagles since Week 8 in the 2013 season. The Eagles had their own missed opportunities, going 0-2 in 4th-down conversions in Giants territory and another field goal was blocked. To date, this is the last time Manning threw for four touchdowns.

Week 10: vs. Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Week Ten: Cincinnati Bengals at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 7 3 10 0

20

Giants 7 7 0 7

21

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: November 14
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 56 °F (13 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 76,218
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • CIN – Mike Nugent 25-yard field goal, 4:19. Bengals 10–7. Drive: 4 plays, 0 yards, 0:54.
  • NYG – Odell Beckham Jr. 10-yard pass from Eli Manning (Robbie Gould kick), 1:17. Giants 14–10. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:02.

Third quarter

  • CIN – Jeremy Hill 9-yard run (Mike Nugent kick), 13:58. Bengals 17–14. Drive: 2 plays, 13 yards, 1:02.
  • CIN – Mike Nugent 38-yard field goal, 8:52. Bengals 20–14. Drive: 7 plays, 41 yards, 3:33.

Fourth quarter

  • NYG – Sterling Shepard 3-yard pass from Eli Manning (Robbie Gould kick), 14:05. Giants 21–20. Drive: 7 plays, 47 yards, 2:51.

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After their win over the Eagles, the Giants stayed at home for a Monday night matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals, who were coming back from London after their tie against the Redskins. Tom Coughlin, Justin Tuck, and Ernie Accorsi were inducted into the Giants Ring of Honor at halftime nursing a 14-10 lead. The Bengals quickly got 10 points and had a 6 point lead going into the 4th quarter. Sterling Shepard caught a touchdown on 4th and Goal to give the Giants a 21-20 lead. Their defense led by their vaunted pass rush took over and the offense successfully ran out the clock. The Giants improved to 6–3, their best start since the 2012 season.

Week 11: vs. Chicago BearsEdit

Week Eleven: Chicago Bears at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 9 7 0 0

16

Giants 6 3 13 0

22

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

First quarter

  • CHI – Zach Miller 19-yard pass from Jay Cutler (kick failed, wide right), 9:46. Bears 6–0. Drive: 9 plays, 76 yards, 5:14.
  • NYG – Rashad Jennings 2-yard run (kick failed, hit left upright), 4:04. Tied 6–6. Drive: 11 plays, 78 yards, 5:42.
  • CHI – Connor Barth 40-yard field goal, 0:24. Bears 9–6. Drive: 7 plays, 39 yards, 3:40.

Second quarter

  • CHI – Jeremy Langford 1-yard run (Connor Barth kick), 8:35. Bears 16–6. Drive: 8 plays, 79 yards, 4:35.
  • NYG – Robbie Gould 46-yard field goal, 3:33. Bears 16–9. Drive: 14 plays, 57 yards, 5:02.

Third quarter

  • NYG – Will Tye 9-yard pass from Eli Manning (Robbie Gould kick), 11:04. Tied 16–16. Drive: 9 plays, 56 yards, 3:56.
  • NYG – Sterling Shepard 15-yard pass from Eli Manning (kick failed, wide left), 6:49. Giants 22–16. Drive: 7 plays, 79 yards, 3:15.

Fourth quarter

  • No scoring plays

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The Giants stayed at home for a matchup against the Chicago Bears. The Bears took a 16–9 lead at halftime. The Giants didn't allow a single point for the rest of the game. Jay Cutler threw a late interception to Landon Collins to seal the Giants' win. The Giants improved to 7–3 for the first time since their 2007 Super Bowl Championship season (excluding their 9–1 record through 10 games in 2008). The Giants also improved from their 6–10 campaigns from the last two years, and extended their winning streak to five consecutive games, their longest since 2010.

Week 12: at Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Twelve: New York Giants at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 14 0 13

27

Browns 0 6 0 7

13

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays

Second quarter

  • NYG – Dwayne Harris 13-yard pass from Eli Manning (Robbie Gould kick), 7:03. Giants 7–0. Drive: 2 plays, 31 yards, 0:42.
  • CLE – Cody Parkey 20-yard field goal, 1:43. Giants 7–3. Drive: 10 plays, 28 yards, 3:51.
  • NYG – Odell Beckham Jr. 32-yard pass from Eli Manning (Robbie Gould kick), 1:13. Giants 14–3. Drive: 4 plays, 69 yards, 0:30.
  • CLE – Cody Parkey 25-yard field goal, 0:00. Giants 14–6. Drive: 8 plays, 68 yards, 1:13.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays

Fourth quarter

  • NYG – Jason Pierre-Paul 48-yard fumble return (kick failed, wide right), 10:58. Giants 20–6.
  • CLE – Corey Coleman 21-yard pass from Josh McCown (Cody Parkey kick), 8:17. Giants 20–13. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 2:41.
  • NYG – Odell Beckham Jr. 4-yard pass from Eli Manning (Robbie Gould kick), 5:10. Giants 27–13. Drive: 6 plays, 73 yards, 3:07.

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The Giants recorded a season-high six sacks in their win over the Browns, extending their winning streak to six games. Odell Beckham, Jr. caught six passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Jason Pierre-Paul also had a touchdown on defense. This loss dropped the Browns to 0–12. The Giants also had their first six-game winning streak since 2008.

Week 13: at Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week Thirteen: New York Giants at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 0 7 7

14

Steelers 5 9 7 3

24

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 4
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 43 °F (6 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 65,825
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Preview, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • PIT – Penalty on Ereck Flowers enforced in the end zone for a safety, 3:04. Steelers 2–0.
  • PIT – Randy Bullock 44-yard field goal, 0:04. Steelers 5–0. Drive: 7 plays, 38 yards, 3:00.

Second quarter

  • PIT – Antonio Brown 22-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger (pass failed), 7:10. Steelers 11–0. Drive: 3 plays, 40 yards, 1:11.
  • PIT – Randy Bullock 34-yard field goal, 0:24. Steelers 14–0. Drive: 15 plays, 64 yards, 5:52.

Third quarter

  • NYG – Rashad Jennings 13-yard pass from Eli Manning (Robbie Gould kick), 6:30. Steelers 14–7. Drive: 2 plays, 17 yards, 0:42.
  • PIT – Ladarius Green 20-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Randy Bullock kick), 3:09. Steelers 21–7. Drive: 7 plays, 88 yards, 3:21.

Fourth quarter

  • PIT – Randy Bullock 38-yard field goal, 1:39. Steelers 24–7. Drive: 11 plays, 48 yards, 5:17.
  • NYG – Sterling Shepard 1-yard pass from Eli Manning (Robbie Gould kick), 0:26. Steelers 24–14. Drive: 5 plays, 52 yards, 1:13.

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Trying to win their seventh game in a row, the Giants travelled to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers' big three of Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown. The Giants fell flat as Eli Manning kept getting pressured and threw two interceptions, one in the red zone. The Giants lost 24–14, snapping their winning streak. The Steelers kicked a late field goal to seal the win but despite the loss, rookie Sterling Shepard got his sixth touchdown of the season. Eli Apple was a bright spot, recording both his first career fumble recovery and interception in the 3rd quarter.

Week 14: vs. Dallas CowboysEdit

Week Fourteen: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 0 0 0

7

Giants 0 0 10 0

10

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: December 11
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 32 °F (0 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 80,874
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • No scoring plays

Third quarter

  • NYG – Robbie Gould 39-yard field goal, 5:50. Cowboys 7–3. Drive: 11 plays, 35 yards, 4:49.
  • NYG – Odell Beckham Jr. 61-yard pass from Eli Manning (Robbie Gould kick), 1:07. Giants 10–7. Drive: 2 plays, 61 yards, 0:43.

Fourth quarter

  • No scoring plays

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The Giants faced the 11–1 Dallas Cowboys (who recently clinched a playoff berth). The game turned out to be a defensive battle against both teams. After allowing Terrance Williams to get wide open for a touchdown in the first quarter, the Giants defense did not allow a single point for the rest of the game. Dak Prescott was picked off twice by Leon Hall and Janoris Jenkins, who forced a Dez Bryant fumble on his only catch of the game. Despite Ezekiel Elliott rushing for 104 yards, the Giants held off an attempted rally late in the game and upset the Cowboys. With the win, the Giants improved to 9–4 and clinched a winning season for the first time since 2012. The Giants also swept the Cowboys for the first time since their 2011 Super Bowl-winning season.

Week 15: vs. Detroit LionsEdit

Week Fifteen: Detroit Lions at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 3 3 0

6

Giants 7 3 0 7

17

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: December 18
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 55 °F (13 °C), rain
  • Game attendance: 79,434
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • DET – Matt Prater 48-yard field goal, 14:02. Giants 7–3. Drive: 11 plays, 40 yards, 5:27.
  • NYG – Robbie Gould 47-yard field goal, 5:00. Giants 10–3. Drive: 11 plays, 51 yards, 5:53.

Third quarter

  • DET – Matt Prater 33-yard field goal, 7:40. Giants 10–6. Drive: 12 plays, 45 yards, 7:20.

Fourth quarter

  • NYG – Odell Beckham Jr. 4-yard pass from Eli Manning (Robbie Gould kick), 5:47. Giants 17–6. Drive: 8 plays, 71 yards, 3:23.

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The Giants forced two turnovers deep in the red zone. The offense struggled, but was helped by a spectacular catch by Beckham Jr. in the 4th quarter. With the win, the Giants clinched a 10 win season for the first time since 2010.

Week 16: at Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week Sixteen: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 3 10 3 3

19

Eagles 14 7 0 3

24

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information

First quarter

  • PHI – Darren Sproles 25-yard run (Caleb Sturgis kick), 9:48. Eagles 7–0. Drive: 7 plays, 78 yards, 4:13.
  • PHI – Malcolm Jenkins 34-yard interception return (Caleb Sturgis kick), 8:20. Eagles 14–0.
  • NYG – Robbie Gould 35-yard field goal, 0:10. Eagles 14–3. Drive: 12 plays, 80 yards, 5:48.

Second quarter

  • NYG – Robbie Gould 35-yard field goal, 7:28. Eagles 14–6. Drive: 9 plays, 39 yards, 4:00.
  • PHI – Nelson Agholor 40-yard pass from Carson Wentz (Caleb Sturgis kick), 4:59. Eagles 21–6. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 2:29.
  • NYG – Sterling Shepard 13-yard pass from Eli Manning (Robbie Gould kick), 0:33. Eagles 21–13. Drive: 12 plays, 84 yards, 4:26.

Third quarter

  • NYG – Robbie Gould 29-yard field goal, 9:09. Eagles 21–16. Drive: 10 plays, 56 yards, 4:08.

Fourth quarter

  • PHI – Caleb Sturgis 41-yard field goal, 8:47. Eagles 24–16. Drive: 7 plays, 33 yards, 3:10.
  • NYG – Robbie Gould 41-yard field goal, 5:17. Eagles 24–19. Drive: 10 plays, 52 yards, 3:30.

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The Giants were down 14-0 early after Manning threw a pick six. The Giants offense got going, but failed to convert on their scoring opportunities. Four Robbie Gould field goals weren't enough, and the Giants fell to the Eagles 24–19, dropping them 10–5. The Giants also allowed the Dallas Cowboys to clinch the NFC East and clinch home field advantage through the playoffs. Despite the loss, the Giants clinched a playoff trip when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell to the New Orleans Saints 31–24 two days later.

Week 17: at Washington RedskinsEdit

Week Seventeen: New York Giants at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 3 7 0 9

19

Redskins 0 0 3 7

10

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

  • Date: January 1, 2017
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Sunny, 53 °F (12 °C)
  • Game attendance: 79,471
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • NYG – Robbie Gould 22-yard field goal, 2:12. Giants 3–0. Drive: 13 plays, 56 yards, 6:40.

Second quarter

  • NYG – Rashad Jennings 2-yard run (Robbie Gould kick), 9:29. Giants 10–0. Drive: 11 plays, 74 yards, 5:40.

Third quarter

  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 32-yard field goal, 0:25. Giants 10–3. Drive: 5 plays, 33 yards, 2:11.

Fourth quarter

  • WAS – Jordan Reed 1-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 8:13. Tied 10–10. Drive: 11 plays, 76 yards, 5:14.
  • NYG – Robbie Gould 40-yard field goal, 2:12. Giants 13–10. Drive: 8 plays, 58 yards, 3:49.
  • NYG – Trevin Wade 11-yard fumble return (run failed), 0:00. Giants 19–10.

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The Giants enter 2017 bouncing back from Week 16's loss against the Eagles. With this win, the Redskins were eliminated from the playoffs after previously winning the NFC East last season. The Giants finish 11-5 for the first time since the 2005 season and finish with at least 11 wins for the first time since 2008. As the Green Bay Packers defeated the Detroit Lions, the Giants Wildcard match was set to be against them at Lambeau Field.

PostseasonEdit

NFC Wild Card Playoffs: at #4 Green Bay PackersEdit

NFC Wild Card Playoffs: (#5) New York Giants at (#4) Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 3 3 7 0

13

Packers 0 14 10 14

38

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information

First quarter

  • NYG – Robbie Gould 26-yard field goal, 5:44. Giants 3–0. Drive: 9 play, 54 yards, 3:34.

Second quarter

  • NYG – Robbie Gould 40-yard field goal, 7:24. Giants 6–0. Drive: 7 play, 70 yards, 2:47.
  • GB – Davante Adams 5-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 2:20. Packers 7–6. Drive: 3 plays, 38 yards, 1:25.
  • GB – Randall Cobb 42-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 0:00. Packers 14–6. Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 1:38.

Third quarter

  • NYG – Tavarres King 41-yard pass from Eli Manning (Robbie Gould kick), 5:16. Packers 14–13. Drive: 2 plays, 41 yards, 0:45.
  • GB – Randall Cobb 30-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 2:53. Packers 21–13. Drive: 4 plays, 63 yards, 2:23.
  • GB – Mason Crosby 32-yard field goal, 0:21. Packers 24–13. Drive: 5 play, 23 yards, 1:29.

Fourth quarter

  • GB – Randall Cobb 16-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 9:19. Packers 31–13. Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards, 5:14.
  • GB – Aaron Ripkowski 1-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), 2:43. Packers 38–13. Drive: 9 plays, 55 yards, 5:48.

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This game was fiercely competitive in a first half littered with warning signs. The Giants dominated the pace early, but couldn't capitalize due to critical wide receiver drops and could only muster a 6-0 lead. The Packers were up 7-6 going into halftime while those warning signs came to fruition; a last second hail mary from Aaron Rodgers to Randall Cobb increased the lead from 14-6. The second half was a disaster. The defense had a 4th down stop, and the offense quickly responded with a 41 yard touchdown pass from Manning to Tavarres King, making it 14-13. That was the closest the Giants would get. When Rodgers got the ball back, he carved the Giants top ranked defense to shreds, scoring the 24 unanswered points in the game's final 20 minutes. The Giants were subsequently knocked out the wild card round, thus ending their season. This was the final game Victor Cruz played as a Giant, as he was released on Feb 13. 2017.

The Giants also drop to 2-1 in playoff games at Lambeau Field, having defeated the Packers at Lambeau Field in the 2007 and 2011 seasons en route to their Super Bowl XLII and XLVI victories.

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