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2017 New York Giants season
Head Coach Ben McAdoo (fired week 13, 2–10 record)
Steve Spagnuolo (interim, 1–3 record)
General Manager Jerry Reese (fired week 13)
Kevin Abrams (interim)
Dave Gettleman (week 17)
Home Field MetLife Stadium
Results
Record 3–13
Place 4th NFC East
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers SS Landon Collins
Uniform
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Timeline
Previous season Next season
2016 2018

The 2017 New York Giants season was the franchise's 93rd season in the National Football League, the eighth playing their home games at MetLife Stadium and the second and final under head coach Ben McAdoo. Coming fresh off an 11–5 season from one year ago, the Giants had high hopes of a Super Bowl championship and were an expected playoff contender by many critics. However, things quickly fell apart after key injuries and controversial decisions towards the team. A disastrous and unexpected 0–5 start to their season (their second in 5 years), coupled with major injuries to the team, including star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., had the Giants suffer to a franchise worst 3–13 record. By Week 10, after losing to the previously winless 49ers, the Giants were standing at 1–8, their worst record since 1980. The Giants were officially eliminated from playoff contention on November 26, 2017 when the Falcons defeated the Buccaneers 34–20, the Panthers defeated the Jets 35–27 and the Eagles defeated the Bears 31–3.

On November 28, it was announced that Geno Smith was to start against the Raiders, which snapped Eli Manning's 210 consecutive games started streak, the longest in the NFL at the time. It started controversy, with present and former teammates, opponents, fans, executives, and television and radio show hosts coming into Manning's defense. The benching of Eli also led to speculation he would possibly join the Jacksonville Jaguars, which would reunite him with former Giants coach Tom Coughlin, whom works for the team as their executive vice president of football operations. With that move, the Giants became the last team in the NFL to have started an African-American quarterback in at least one game.[1] After a 24–17 loss to the Raiders in Week 13, with the Giants standing at 2–10, both Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese were fired, leaving Steve Spagnuolo as the interim head coach and Kevin Abrams as the interim general manager. These were the first mid-season staff firings since the 1976 season.[2] Manning was then renamed the starter for the Week 14 game against the Cowboys.

A 30–10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 14 dropped the Giants to 2–11 surpassing the most losses in the Eli Manning era with 10 losses (2004, 2014, and 2015). With a 34-29 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 15, the Giants tied the record of losses they set before (12) falling to 2–12, but after a 23–0 loss to the Cardinals in Week 16, the Giants fell to 2–13, setting a new record for most losses in a single season in franchise history, eclipsing the previous record of 12, done five times in franchise history: 1966, 1974, 1980, 1983 and 2003 and the worst under a 16-game schedule format. The Giants at the end defeated the Washington Redskins ultimately finish the season at 3–13.

The Giants 3–13 record was their worst record in a 16-game season in franchise history, their worst winning percentage since 1974, the worst record in the Eli Manning era, their worst record since 2003, finished last place in the NFC East for the first time since 2003, and second-worst in the league behind the Cleveland Browns. The Giants also went 1–11 against the NFC in 2017 and 1–5 against the NFC East. In the process, the Giants acquired the 2nd pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.

On December 29, 2017, Dave Gettleman was hired as the new general manager for the team. Gettleman quickly address the offensive line issues which led to the release of offensive tackle Bobby Hart and the benching of 2015 1st rounder Ereck Flowers. Flowers started all games to this point being the only consistent starter on the offensive line.

OffseasonEdit

Free agents signedEdit

Date Position Player Free agent tag 2016 Team New Team Notes
02020-03-08March 8 WR Brandon Marshall New York Jets New York Giants
02020-03-10March 10 TE Rhett Ellison Minnesota Vikings New York Giants
02020-03-12March 12 OL D. J. Fluker San Diego Chargers New York Giants
02020-03-17March 17 DE Jason Pierre-Paul New York Giants New York Giants
02020-03-20March 20 QB Geno Smith New York Jets New York Giants
02020-03-20March 20 CB Valentino Blake Tennessee Titans New York Giants
02020-03-22March 22 RB Shaun Draughn San Francisco 49ers New York Giants

DraftEdit

2017 New York Giants Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 23 Evan Engram TE Ole Miss
2 55 Dalvin Tomlinson DT Alabama
3 87 Davis Webb QB California
4 140 Wayne Gallman RB Clemson
5 167 Avery Moss DE Youngstown State
6 200 Adam Bisnowaty OT Pittsburgh

Notes

  • The Giants' original fourth-round selection was moved to the back of the fourth round, after all of the compensatory selections, but no more than 12 picks after where their pick would have been positioned, as part of the punishment for illegal use of a walkie-talkie on their sideline during week 14 of the 2016 season.

StaffEdit

2017 New York Giants staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches


Strength and conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2017 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, 23 Inactive, 7 Practice squad

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 Template:Dow tooltip Pittsburgh Steelers L 12–20 0–1 MetLife Stadium Recap
2 Template:Dow tooltip at Cleveland Browns L 6–10 0–2 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
3 Template:Dow tooltip New York Jets W 32–31 1–2 MetLife Stadium Recap
4 Template:Dow tooltip at New England Patriots W 40–38 2–2 Gillette Stadium Recap

Regular seasonEdit

The Giants came into their season fresh from their 2016 campaign when they went 11-5. However, with key injuries and course starter controversies, and a disastrous 0-5 start, the Giants fell apart and finished their campaign at a disappointing 3-13 record. After a 31-21 loss to the previously winless San Francisco 49ers, the Giants were at 1-8, their worst record since going 1-9 in 1980. After losing to the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving Day in Week 12, the Giants were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention three days later after the Panthers defeated the Jets 35-27 and their rival Eagles defeated the Bears 31-3.

Quarterback Eli Manning's benching snapped a record 210 games started by Manning, with Geno Smith playing as starter against the Raiders. After a 24-17 loss to the Raiders, it was revealed that both head coach Ben McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese were relieved of their duties with the Giants, with Steve Spagnuolo and Kevin Abrams as the interim head coach and GM, accounted for the first mid-season staff firings since the 1976 season; Manning was back in starting position in Week 14 against the Cowboys. In a 34-29 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 15, the Giants tied their record of losses they set five times before, but after a 23-0 loss to the Cardinals, the Giants were shutout for the first time since Week 6 of the 2014 season and broke the record for losses in franchise history previously set by the Giants teams of 1966, 1974, 1980, 1983 and 2003 where they have lost only twelve games each. The Giants close out the season 3-13, the worst record in 16 games and at the bottom of the NFC East for the first time since 2003.

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 10 at Dallas Cowboys L 3–19 0–1 AT&T Stadium Recap
2 Template:Dow tooltip Detroit Lions L 10–24 0–2 MetLife Stadium Recap
3 September 24 at Philadelphia Eagles L 24–27 0–3 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
4 October 1 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 23–25 0–4 Raymond James Stadium Recap
5 October 8 Los Angeles Chargers L 22–27 0–5 MetLife Stadium Recap
6 October 15 at Denver Broncos W 23–10 1–5 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Recap
7 October 22 Seattle Seahawks L 7–24 1–6 MetLife Stadium Recap
8 Bye
9 November 5 Los Angeles Rams L 17–51 1–7 MetLife Stadium Recap
10 November 12 at San Francisco 49ers L 21–31 1–8 Levi's Stadium Recap
11 November 19 Kansas City Chiefs W 12–9 (OT) 2–8 MetLife Stadium Recap
12 November 23 at Washington Redskins L 10–20 2–9 FedExField Recap
13 December 3 at Oakland Raiders L 17–24 2–10 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Recap
14 December 10 Dallas Cowboys L 10–30 2–11 MetLife Stadium Recap
15 December 17 Philadelphia Eagles L 29–34 2–12 MetLife Stadium Recap
16 December 24 at Arizona Cardinals L 0–23 2–13 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
17 December 31 Washington Redskins W 18–10 3–13 MetLife Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at Dallas CowboysEdit

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

3

Cowboys 3 13 0 3

19

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Game information

First quarter

  • DAL – Dan Bailey 21-yard field goal, 6:25. Cowboys 3–0. Drive: 9 plays, 51 yards, 2:58.

Second quarter

  • DAL – Dan Bailey 48-yard field goal, 12:45. Cowboys 6–0. Drive: 14 plays, 41 yards, 7:38.
  • DAL – Jason Witten 12-yard pass from Dak Prescott (Dan Bailey kick), 1:41. Cowboys 13–0. Drive: 6 plays, 65 yards, 2:07.
  • DAL – Dan Bailey 42-yard field goal, 0:05. Cowboys 16–0. Drive: 7 plays, 51 yards, 1:14.

Third quarter

  • NYG – Aldrick Rosas 25-yard field goal, 5:16. Cowboys 16–3. Drive: 16 plays, 68 yards, 9:44.

Fourth quarter

  • DAL – Dan Bailey 36-yard field goal, 1:55. Cowboys 19–3. Drive: 11 plays, 34 yards, 5:53.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

  • NYG –
  • DAL –

Odell Beckham was declared out before the game due to his ankle injury. The loss of Beckham was too steep for the Giants to overcome who barely mustered 200 yards. The Cowboys set the pace early and were on the field for 47 plays in the first half. The loss dropped the Giants to 0-1. They are 1-9 in Week 1 games against the Cowboys, with their only win coming in 2016.

Week 2: vs. Detroit LionsEdit

Week Two: Detroit Lions at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 7 10 0 7

24

Giants 0 7 3 0

10

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • NYG – Evan Engram 18-yard pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas kick). Tied 7–7. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:05.
  • DET – Eric Ebron 7-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Matt Prater kick). Lions 14–7. Drive: 5 plays, 29 yards, 2:52.
  • DET – Matt Prater 56-yard field goal. Lions 17–7. Drive: 6 plays, 37 yards, 2:29.

Third quarter

  • NYG – Aldrick Rosas 25-yard field goal. Lions 17–10. Drive: 10 plays, 68 yards, 5:45.

Fourth quarter

  • DET – Jamal Agnew 88-yard punt return (Matt Prater kick). Lions 24–10. Drive: 3 plays, 9 yards, 1:45.

Top passers

  • DET – Matthew Stafford – 15/21, 122 yards, 2 TD
  • NYG – Eli Manning – 22/32, 239 yards, TD, INT

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • DET – Eric Ebron – 5 receptions, 42 yards, TD
  • NYG – Evan Engram – 4 receptions, 49 yards, TD

Top tacklers

Even with a limited Odell Beckham Jr. the Giants struggled mightily against the Lions. Rookie tight end Evan Engram scored his first career touchdown. However, an 88-yard punt return touchdown sealed the Giants fate. With the loss, the Giants dropped to 0-2.

Week 3: at Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week Three: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 0 0 24

24

Eagles 0 7 7 13

27

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information

First quarter

  • No Scoring

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • PHI - Zach Ertz 3-yard pass from Carson Wentz (Jake Elliott kick), 5:15. Eagles 14–0. Drive: 7 plays, 18 yards, 3:43

Fourth quarter

  • NYG - Odell Beckham Jr. 10-yard pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas kick), 12:39. Eagles 14–7. Drive: 5 plays, 55 yards, 2:10
  • NYG - Odell Beckham Jr. 4-yard pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas kick), 10:53. Tie 14–14. Drive: 4 plays, 33 yards, 1:20
  • NYG - Sterling Shepard 77-yard pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas kick), 7:12. Giants 21–14. Drive: 2 plays, 78 yards, 0:40
  • PHI - Corey Clement 15-yard rush (Jake Elliott kick), 5:40. Tie 21–21. Drive: 4 plays, 39 yards, 1:32
  • NYG - Aldrick Rosas 41-yard field goal, 3:08. Giants 24–21. Drive: 7 plays, 39 yards, 2:32
  • PHI - Jake Elliott 46-yard field goal, 0:51. Tie 24–24. Drive: 8 plays, 62 yards, 2:17
  • PHI - Jake Elliott 61-yard field goal, 0:00. Eagles 27–24. Drive: 3 plays, 19 yards, 0:13

Top passers

  • NYG – Eli Manning: 35/47, 366 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT
  • PHI – Carson Wentz: 21/31, 176 yards, TD

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • NYG – Sterling Shepard: 7 receptions, 133 yards, TD
  • PHI – Alshon Jeffery: 4 receptions, 56 yards

Top tacklers

A huge rally in the 4th quarter was overshadowed by rookie kicker Jake Elliott when he kicked a game winning 61-yard field goal to drop the Giants to 0-3 and their fourth straight loss in Philadelphia. It was the longest game winning field goal as time expired since 2006.

Week 4: at Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Week Four: New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 10 7 6

23

Buccaneers 13 3 0 9

25

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information

First quarter

  • TB – Mike Evans 6-yard pass from Jameis Winston (Nick Folk kick), 7:47. Buccaneers 7–0. Drive: 4 plays, 56 yards, 2:01.
  • TB – O. J. Howard 58-yard pass from Jameis Winston (kick failed), 3:00. Buccaneers 13–0. Drive: 2 plays, 70 yards, 0:45.

Second quarter

  • NYG – Aldrick Rosas 30-yard field goal, 7:17. Buccaneers 13–3. Drive: 11 plays, 52 yards, 4:36.
  • NYG – Eli Manning 14-yard run (Aldrick Rosas kick), 3:17. Buccaneers 13–10. Drive: 7 plays, 62 yards, 3:12.
  • TB – Nick Folk 20-yard field goal, 0:32. Buccaneers 16–10. Drive: 12 plays, 73 yards, 2:45.

Third quarter

  • NYG – Wayne Gallman 4-yard pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas kick), 4:19. Giants 17–16. Drive: 11 plays, 61 yards, 5:51.

Fourth quarter

  • TB – Cameron Brate 14-yard pass from Jameis Winston (pass failed), 7:44. Buccaneers 22–17. Drive: 4 plays, 57 yards, 1:41.
  • NYG – Rhett Ellison 2-yard pass from Eli Manning (pass failed), 3:16. Giants 23–22. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:28.
  • TB – Nick Folk 34-yard field goal, 0:00. Buccaneers 25–22. Drive: 9 plays, 59 yards, 3:16.

Top passers

  • NYG – Eli Manning – 30/49, 288 yards, 2 TD
  • TB – Jameis Winston – 22/38, 332 yards, 3 TD

Top rushers

  • NYG – Wayne Gallman – 11 carries, 42 yards
  • TB – Jacquizz Rodgers – 16 carries, 83 yards

Top receivers

Top tacklers

  • NYG –
  • TB –

Just like in Philadelphia, the Giants were beaten by a game winning field goal to drop to 0-4.

Week 5: vs. Los Angeles ChargersEdit

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

27

Giants 9 0 7 6

22

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • LAC – Melvin Gordon 6-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Nick Novak kick), 13:01. Giants 9–7. Drive: 8 plays, 77 yards, 4:15.
  • LAC – Nick Novak 20-yard field goal, 0:06. Chargers 10–9. Drive: 12 plays, 49 yards, 2:36.

Third quarter

  • NYG – Roger Lewis 29-yard pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas kick), 6:46. Giants 16–10. Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 4:10.
  • LAC – Hunter Henry 25-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Nick Novak kick), 0:40. Chargers 17–16. Drive: 12 plays, 92 yards, 6:06.

Fourth quarter

  • NYG – Odell Beckham Jr. 48-yard pass from Eli Manning (pass failed), 13:31. Giants 22–17. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 2:09.
  • LAC – Nick Novak 31-yard field goal, 4:50. Giants 22–20. Drive: 11 plays, 48 yards, 4:15.
  • LAC – Melvin Gordon 10-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Nick Novak kick), 2:58. Chargers 27–22. Drive: 3 plays, 11 yards, 0:48.

Top passers

  • LAC – Philipp Rivers – 21/44, 258 yards, 3 TD, INT
  • NYG – Eli Manning – 21/36, 225 yards, 2 TD, INT

Top rushers

  • LAC – Melvin Gordon – 20 carries, 105 yards
  • NYG – Orleans Darkwa – 8 carries, 69 yards, TD

Top receivers

  • LAC – Melvin Gordon – 6 receptions, 58 yards, 2 TD
  • NYG – Odell Beckham Jr. – 5 receptions, 97 yards, TD

Top tacklers

  • LAC –
  • NYG –

The Giants suffered a ton of injuries throughout the game including star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. It was later revealed he fractured his fibula. The Giants blew a 4th quarter lead and dropped to 0–5 for the first time since 2013. This was their fourth straight loss to the Chargers as Eli Manning's Giants never beat the team that drafted him 1st overall and sent him to the Giants in exchange for Philip Rivers in the 2004 Draft.

Week 6: at Denver BroncosEdit

Week Six: New York Giants at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 3 14 3 3

23

Broncos 0 3 0 7

10

at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: October 15
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EDT/6:30 p.m. MDT
  • Game weather: 61 °F (16 °C), clear
  • Game attendance: 76,721
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • NYG – Aldrick Rosas 25-yard field goal, 6:54. Giants 3–0. Drive: 13 plays, 69 yards, 7:02.

Second quarter

  • NYG – Evan Engram 5-yard pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas kick), 12:30. Giants 10–0. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:23.
  • DEN – Brandon McManus 28-yard field goal, 4:21. Giants 10–3. Drive: 9 plays, 70 yards, 3:06.
  • NYG – Janoris Jenkins 43-yard interception return (Aldrick Rosas kick), 0:48. Giants 17–3.

Third quarter

  • NYG – Aldrick Rosas 51-yard field goal, 8:08. Giants 20–3. Drive: 6 plays, 30 yards, 2:45.

Fourth quarter

  • DEN – Jeff Heuerman 13-yard pass from Trevor Siemian (Brandon McManus kick), 4:07. Giants 20–10. Drive: 7 plays, 58 yards, 2:03.
  • NYG – Aldrick Rosas 40-yard field goal, 0:27. Giants 23–10. Drive: 7 plays, 19 yards, 3:40.

Top passers

  • NYG – Eli Manning – 11/19, 128 yards, TD
  • DEN – Trevor Siemian – 29/50, 376 yards, TD, 2 INT

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • NYG – Evan Ingram – 5 receptions, 82 yards, TD
  • DEN – Demaryius Thomas – 10 receptions, 133 yards

With numerous injuries in the receiving core from the Week 5 game and against a heavily favored Broncos team, the Giants pulled a massive upset to snap a 5-game losing streak and defeat Denver for the first time since 2005. This is also Manning's first career win in Denver. Janoris Jenkins returned a Trevor Siemian interception for a touchdown in the win, his first as a member of the Giants and Orleans Darkwa had his first 100-yard game.

Week 7: vs. Seattle SeahawksEdit

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 3 7 14

24

Giants 0 7 0 0

7

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays

Second quarter

Third quarter

Fourth quarter

  • SEA – Paul Richardson 38-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Blair Walsh kick), 9:34. Seahawks 17–7. Drive: 1 play, 38 yards, 0:15.
  • SEA – Jimmy Graham 1-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Blair Walsh kick), 2:14. Seahawks 24–7. Drive: 12 plays, 50 yards, 5:56.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

This game was the first time the Giants played an intraconference game on CBS since the 1993 season finale on January 2, 1994 against the Cowboys (before Fox took over the NFC contract in the 1994 season). The Giants defense played well in the first half, aided by an NFL record 10 play goal line stand, but unraveled in the second half as they tired out. They couldn't be saved by their weak wide receiving corps, along with a struggling run game that sealed their fate. With the loss, the Giants fell to 1-6 and lost to the Seahawks for the 4th straight time.

Week 9: vs. Los Angeles RamsEdit

Week Nine: Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 20 21 3

51

Giants 7 3 0 7

17

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: November 5
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 56 °F (13 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 76,877
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber and Kristina Pink
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • LAR – Greg Zuerlein 27-yard field goal, 14:55. Rams 10–7. Drive: 9 plays, 66 yards, 3:24.
  • LAR – Robert Woods 52-yard pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein kick), 9:39. Rams 17–7. Drive: 6 plays, 50 yards, 3:35.
  • LAR – Sammy Watkins 67-yard pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein kick), 7:28. Rams 24–7. Drive: 2 plays, 71 yards, 0:35.
  • NYG – Aldrick Rosas 50-yard field goal, 4:06. Rams 24–10. Drive: 8 plays, 44 yards, 3:17.
  • LAR – Greg Zuerlein 46-yard field goal, 1:18. Rams 27–10. Drive: 4 plays, 2 yards, 1:21.

Third quarter

  • LAR – Todd Gurley 1-yard run (Greg Zuerlein kick), 11:42. Rams 34–10. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:26.
  • LAR – Robert Woods 4-yard pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein kick), 6:34. Rams 41–10. Drive: 4 plays, 45 yards, 1:30.
  • LAR – Todd Gurley 4-yard run (Greg Zuerlein kick), 3:34. Rams 48–10. Drive: 3 plays, 18 yards, 1:26.

Fourth quarter

  • NYG – Evan Engram 10-yard pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas kick), 9:40. Rams 48–17. Drive: 6 plays, 72 yards, 3:00.
  • LAR – Greg Zuerlein 47-yard field goal, 3:03. Rams 51–17. Drive: 10 plays, 46 yards, 6:40.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

  • LAR –
  • NYG –

A bunch of miscues and 3 turnovers from the offense led the Rams dominate the entire game. The Giants allowed 51 points, the most points allowed at home since 1964 against the Cleveland Browns. The loss also dropped the Giants 1-7. This was the first loss to the Rams since 2001 and their first home loss to the Rams since 2000. This was also the most points the Giants allowed since they lost 52–49 to the Saints in 2015.

Despite all the miscues, Eli Manning became the 7th quarterback in NFL history to reach 50,000 career passing yards.

Week 10: at San Francisco 49ersEdit

Week Ten: New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 6 7 0 8

21

49ers 3 14 0 14

31

at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

Game information

First quarter

  • SF – Robbie Gould 43-yard field goal, 12:44. 49ers 3–0. Drive: 5 plays, 35 yards, 2:20.
  • NYG – Aldrick Rosas 47-yard field goal, 7:28. Tied 3–3. Drive: 10 plays, 46 yards, 5:17.
  • NYG – Aldrick Rosas 42-yard field goal, 1:11. Giants 6–3. Drive: 6 plays, 40 yards, 2:27.

Second quarter

  • SF – Marquise Goodwin 83-yard pass from C. J. Beathard (Robbie Gould kick), 8:10. 49ers 10–6. Drive: 3 plays, 85 yards, 2:01.
  • NYG – Evan Engram 9-yard pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas kick), 2:13. Giants 13–10. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 5:51.
  • SF – Garrett Celek 47-yard pass from C. J. Beathard (Robbie Gould kick), 0:37. 49ers 17–13. Drive: 6 plays, 76 yards, 1:40.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Fourth quarter

  • SF – C. J. Beathard 11-yard run (Robbie Gould kick), 15:00. 49ers 24–13. Drive: 11 plays, 61 yards, 5:46.
  • SF – Matt Breida 33-yard run (Robbie Gould kick), 9:27. 49ers 31–13. Drive: 6 plays, 62 yards, 3:32.
  • NYG – Roger Lewis 14-yard pass from Eli Manning (Orleans Darkwa run), 1:07. 49ers 31–21. Drive: 15 plays, 90 yards, 4:34.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

  • NYG –
  • SF –

Attempting to get their second win of the season, the Giants were upset by the previously winless 49ers. Their defense was porous, allowing over 450 yards of offense. Despite Eli Manning finishing with a 113.9 passer rating, the Giants only had 13 points until a meaningless 4th quarter drive. The Giants dropped 1-8, their worst start since 1980.

Despite the loss, Eli Manning had his 208th consecutive start at quarterback, tying his brother Peyton Manning for 2nd in NFL history in that regard.

Week 11: vs. Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Eleven: Kansas City Chiefs at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 0 3 0 6

9

Giants 0 6 0 3

12

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: November 19
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10 °C), mostly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 76,363
  • Referee: Brad Allen
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Second quarter

  • NYG – Orleans Darkwa 1-yard run (kick failed), 13:26. Giants 6–0. Drive: 6 plays, 26 yards, 2:17.
  • KC – Harrison Butker 31-yard field goal, 4:09. Giants 6–3. Drive: 15 plays, 61 yards, 9:17.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Fourth quarter

  • KC – Harrison Butker 31-yard field goal, 13:30. Tied 6–6. Drive: 7 plays, 54 yards, 3:05.
  • NYG – Aldrick Rosas 26-yard field goal, 1:38. Giants 9–6. Drive: 5 plays, 15 yards, 0:29.
  • KC – Harrison Butker 23-yard field goal, 0:01. Tied 9–9. Drive: 9 plays, 69 yards, 1:37.

Overtime

  • NYG – Aldrick Rosas 23-yard field goal, 1:54. Giants 12–9. Drive: 10 plays, 77 yards, 4:00.

Top passers

Top rushers

  • KC – Kareem Hunt – 18 carries, 73 yards
  • NYG – Orleans Darkwa – 20 carries, 74 yards, TD

Top receivers

Top tacklers

  • KC –
  • NYG –

Attempting to stop a 3-game losing streak, the Giants returned home to host the Kansas City Chiefs led by Alex Smith and Kareem Hunt. In a defensive battle, the Giants picked off the Chiefs 3 times and Roger Lewis made a 4th and 6 catch in the red zone to set up Aldrick Rosas kicked the game winning field goal in OT to improve the Giants to 2-8. This was the Giants first home win of the season.

Eli Manning made his 209th consecutive start at quarterback, passing Peyton Manning for 2nd in NFL history, only trailing Brett Favre (297).

Week 12: at Washington RedskinsEdit

NFL on Thanksgiving Day

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

10

Redskins 0 3 7 10

20

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Second quarter

  • NYG – Aldrick Rosas 30-yard field goal, 4:00. Giants 3–0. Drive: 16 plays, 60 yards, 8:29.
  • WAS – Nick Rose 28-yard field goal, 0:13. Tied 3–3. Drive: 4 plays, 38 yards, 0:51.

Third quarter

  • WAS – Jamison Crowder 15-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Nick Rose kick), 6:32. Redskins 10–3. Drive: 6 plays, 50 yards, 3:31.
  • NYG – Janoris Jenkins 53-yard interception return (Aldrick Rosas kick), 2:52. Tied 10–10.

Fourth quarter

  • WAS – Josh Doctson 14-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Nick Rose kick), 3:31. Redskins 17–10. Drive: 8 plays, 60 yards, 5:02.
  • WAS – Nick Rose 33-yard field goal, 1:49. Redskins 20–10. Drive: 4 plays, 4 yards, 0:23.

Top passers

  • NYG – Eli Manning – 13/27, 113 yards, INT
  • WAS – Kirk Cousins – 19/31, 242 yards, 2 TD, INT

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • NYG – Roger Lewis – 3 receptions, 26 yards
  • WAS – Jamison Crowder – 7 receptions, 141 yards, TD

Top tacklers

  • NYG –
  • WAS –

The Giants offense struggled the entire game and was held to only one first down in the second half. The Giants dropped to 2-9 and were eliminated from playoff contention on the following Sunday after the Panthers defeated the Jets 35-27 and the Eagles defeated the Bears 31-3.

As he would be benched the next week, Eli Manning's streak of 210 consecutive starts by a quarterback is currently second in NFL history. As of the end of the 2017 season, Philip Rivers is the current quarterback iron man and is expected to finish the regular season with over 200 consecutive starts. The current NFL iron man across all positions is punter Shane Lechler, with over 250 consecutive games played.

Week 13: at Oakland RaidersEdit

Week Thirteen: New York Giants at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 7 0 0 10

17

Raiders 7 3 0 14

24

at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California

  • Date: December 3
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST/1:25 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 58 °F (14 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 54,994
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber and Kristina Pink
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • OAK – Giorgio Tavecchio 39-yard field goal, 3:37. OAK 10–7. Drive: 12 plays 47 yards, 5:16.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Fourth quarter

  • OAK – DeAndré Washington 9-yard run (Giorgio Tavecchio kick), 10:18. OAK 17–7. Drive: 8 plays, 79 yards, 4:42.
  • NYG – Evan Engram 10-yard pass from Geno Smith (Aldrick Rosas kick), 5:16. OAK 17–14. Drive: 9 plays 88 yards, 5:02.
  • OAK – Johnny Holton 9-yard pass from Derek Carr (Giorgio Tavecchio kick), 3:23. OAK 24–14. Drive: 4 plays, 68 yards, 1:53.
  • NYG – Aldrick Rosas 52-yard field goal, 1:38. OAK 24–17. Drive: 9 plays, 46 yards, 1:45.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

For the first time since November 2004, Eli Manning did not start the game in favor of Geno Smith in a moved that was universally panned by the football community. Present and former teammates, opponents, fans, executives, TV and radio show hosts quickly came to Manning's defense. It was also the first time a Manning did not start in an NFL game since Week 17 of the 1997 NFL season. An attempted comeback fell short dropping the Giants to 2-10, their worst record since 1976. Geno completed 21-34 passes for 212 yards and 1 touchdown and lost 2 redzone fumbles. The following day, the Giants announced that Head Coach Ben McAdoo and General Manager Jerry Reese had been relieved of their duties.

Week 14: vs. Dallas CowboysEdit

Week Fourteen: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 3 7 0 20

30

Giants 0 10 0 0

10

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

First quarter

  • DAL – Dan Bailey 21-yard field goal, 7:14. Cowboys 3–0. Drive: 16 plays, 73 yards, 7:46.

Second quarter

  • NYG – Aldrick Rosas 39-yard field goal, 12:50. Tied 3–3. Drive: 17 plays, 62 yards, 9:24.
  • NYG – Rhett Ellison 1-yard pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas kick), 2:07. Giants 10–3. Drive: 8 plays, 68 yards, 4:17.
  • DAL – Dez Bryant 50-yard pass from Dak Prescott (Dan Bailey kick), 1:38. Tied 10–10. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 0:29.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Fourth quarter

  • DAL – Jason Witten 20-yard pass from Dak Prescott (Dan Bailey kick), 7:38. Cowboys 17–10. Drive: 4 plays, 82 yards, 1:51.
  • DAL – Rod Smith 81-yard pass from Dak Prescott (kick failed), 4:08. Cowboys 23–10. Drive: 3 plays, 88 yards, 0:25.
  • DAL – Rod Smith 15-yard run (Dan Bailey kick), 2:57. Cowboys 30–10. Drive: 3 plays, 21 yards, 0:19.

Top passers

  • DAL – Dak Prescott – 20/30, 332 yards, 3 TD
  • NYG – Eli Manning – 31/46, 228 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • DAL – Rod Smith – 5 receptions, 113 yards, 1 TD
  • NYG – Evan Engram – 4 receptions, 54 yards

With Eli Manning back in the starting position, both the Giants and Cowboys were tied up at 10 heading into the 4th quarter until Dallas scored 20 unanswered points and shutout the struggling Giants offense in the 2nd half to drop the Giants to 2-11. This is the first time the Giants lost more than 10 games in a season since 2003 and first under the Eli Manning era.

Week 15: vs. Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week Fifteen: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 14 10 3

34

Giants 13 10 6 0

29

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • NYG – Sterling Shepard 67-yard pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas kick), 13:44. Giants 20–7. Drive: 3 plays, 75 yards, 1:03.
  • PHI – Zach Ertz 10-yard pass from Nick Foles (Jake Elliott kick), 4:49. Giants 20–14. Drive: 5 plays, 20 yards, 1:24.
  • PHI – Trey Burton 13-yard pass from Nick Foles (Jake Elliott kick), 2:20. Eagles 21–20. Drive: 3 plays, 18 yards, 0:56.
  • NYG – Aldrick Rosas 28-yard field goal, 0:27. Giants 23–21. Drive: 11 plays, 50 yards, 1:53.

Third quarter

  • PHI – Jake Elliott 28-yard field goal, 9:18. Eagles 24–23. Drive: 11 plays, 64 yards, 5:42.
  • PHI – Nelson Agholor 10-yard pass from Nick Foles (Jake Elliott kick), 5:47. Eagles 31–23. Drive: 5 plays, 64 yards, 2:51.
  • NYG – Tavarres King 57-yard pass from Eli Manning (pass failed), 1:57. Eagles 31–29. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:50.

Fourth quarter

  • PHI – Jake Elliott 20-yard field goal, 3:56. Eagles 34–29. Drive: 14 plays, 60 yards, 7:30.

Top passers

  • PHI – Nick Foles: 24/38, 237 yards, 4 TD
  • NYG – Eli Manning: 37/57, 434 yards, 3 TD, INT

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • PHI – Nelson Agholor: 7 receptions, 59 yards, TD
  • NYG – Sterling Shepard: 11 receptions, 139 yards, TD

Top tacklers

Poor special team mishaps and an attempted comeback that fell 6-yards short led the Eagles to win in a thriller of a game to drop the Giants to 2-12 despite the Giants going up 20-7 at one point and, tying their worst record since 1974. They also got swept by the Eagles which allowed them to clinch a first round bye, and the loss dropped the Giants to 0-5 in the division. Despite their miscues, the Giants dominated on offense going for just under 500 yards and Eli Manning had his best performance this season. With a Redskins 20-15 win over the Cardinals, the Giants secured a fourth place finish in the NFC East for the first time since 2003.

The Giants are now 4-14 against the Eagles despite leading the series 84-82-2.

Week 16: at Arizona CardinalsEdit

Week Sixteen: New York Giants at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 0 0 0

0

Cardinals 3 7 6 7

23

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

First quarter

  • ARI – Phil Dawson 21-yard field goal, 5:29. Cardinals 3–0. Drive: 9 plays, 46 yards, 5:16.

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • ARI – John Brown 15-yard pass from Drew Stanton (Phil Dawson kick), 9:25. Cardinals 17–0. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 5:32.

Fourth quarter

  • ARI – Robert Nkemdiche 21-yard fumble return (Phil Dawson kick), 14:50. Cardinals 23–0.

Top passers

  • NYG – Eli Manning – 27/45, 263 yards, 2 INT
  • ARI – Drew Stanton – 20/34, 209 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • NYG – Rhett Ellison – 4 receptions, 60 yards
  • ARI – Larry Fitzgerald – 9 receptions, 119 yards, 1 TD

Top tacklers

  • NYG –
  • ARI –

Shutout for the first time since October 2014, the Giants offense couldn't get into the end zone and their only chance at points came on a missed field goal by Aldrick Rosas. The Giants dropped to 2-13 and clinched their worst record in franchise history.

Week 17: vs. Washington RedskinsEdit

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

10

Giants 15 0 0 3

18

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

First quarter

  • NYG – Orleans Darkwa 75-yard run (kick blocked), 14:43. Giants 6–0. Drive: 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:17.
  • NYG – Hunter Sharp 16-yard pass from Eli Manning (pass failed), 12:42. Giants 12–0. Drive: 2 plays, 19 yards, 0:41.
  • WAS – Kirk Cousins 12-yard run (Dustin Hopkins kick), 7:55. Giants 12–7. Drive: 2 plays, 20 yards, 0:45.
  • NYG – Aldrick Rosas 23-yard field goal, 4:49. Giants 15–7. Drive: 9 plays, 70 yards, 3:06.

Second quarter

  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 49-yard field goal, 0:00. Giants 15–10. Drive: 1 plays, 0 yards, 0:04.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Fourth quarter

  • NYG – Aldrick Rosas 29-yard field goal, 14:09. Giants 18–10. Drive: 10 plays, 52 yards, 3:32.

Top passers

  • WAS – Kirk Cousins – 20/37, 158 yards, 3 INT
  • NYG – Eli Manning – 10/28, 132 yards, TD, INT

Top rushers

  • WAS – Kapri Bibbs – 12 carries, 47 yards
  • NYG – Orleans Darkwa – 20 carries, 154 yards, TD

Top receivers

  • WAS – Kapri Bibbs – 8 receptions, 53 yards
  • NYG – Rhett Ellison – 5 receptions, 63 yards

Top tacklers

  • WAS –
  • NYG –

The Giants defense only allowed 10 points and got 3 interceptions from Kirk Cousins along with sacking him 3 times. The Giants also had a surging run game with over 250 yards on the ground. Orleans Darkwa set a new career high with 154 yards. The Giants defeated the Redskins 18-10 to improve to 3-13. With the Colts beating the Texans that day, the Giants locked in the #2 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

This was the Giants' only win against a division rival or an NFC team during the season.

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

Template:2017 NFC East standings

ConferenceEdit

Template:2017 NFC standings

ReferencesEdit

Template:2017 NFL season by team

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