20 Facts About The New York Giants

1. The New York Giants were carried on the DuMont Network, then CBS in the early TV days of the NFL, when home games were blacked out within a 75-mile radius of New York City.

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2. The New York Giants was replaced by Sid Rosenberg, who was in turn fired by the station due to troubles and replaced by Chris Carlin.

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3. The New York Giants have maintained a fierce divisional rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys since the Cowboys first began play in 1960.

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4. The New York Giants have an old and storied rivalry with the Redskins, dating back to 1932.

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5. The New York Giants were in dire financial straits until the 11th game of the season when Red Grange and the Chicago Bears came to town, attracting over 73,000 fans.

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6. The New York Giants have won five NFC Championship Games, including two in overtime in 2007 and 2011.

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7. On December 9, 2018, The New York Giants became the first team in NFL history to win 100 regular season games against an opponent.

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8. The New York Giants earned the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft with the second lowest winning percentage during the 2017 season, and used it to pick Saquon Barkley from Penn State.

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9. The New York Giants turned it around in 2016, ending their five-year playoff drought.

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10. The New York Giants replaced Tom Coughlin, who had resigned the previous week.

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11. On January 14, 2016, The New York Giants announced that Ben McAdoo would become the team's head coach.

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12. In 2004, The New York Giants completed a draft day trade for University of Mississippi quarterback Eli Manning.

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13. In 2000, The New York Giants were looking to make the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.

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14. In 1997, The New York Giants named Jim Fassel, who had spent the previous season as offensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals, as their 16th head coach.

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15. In 1979, The New York Giants began the steps that would, in time, return them to the pinnacle of the NFL.

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16. The New York Giants were allowed to play their home games at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut in 1973 and 1974, and at Shea Stadium in 1975, due to the renovation of Yankee Stadium.

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17. The New York Giants played the Detroit Lions to a scoreless tie on November 7, 1943.

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18. In December 1930, The New York Giants played a team of Notre Dame All Stars at the Polo Grounds to raise money for the unemployed of New York City.

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19. The New York Giants played their first game as an away game against All New Britain in New Britain, Connecticut, on October 4, 1925.

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20. The New York Giants were one of five teams that joined the NFL in 1925, and is the only one of that group still existing, as well as the league's longest-established team in the Northeastern United States.

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