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2014 NEW YORK GIANTS FOOTBALL PREVIEW

July 9, 2014
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2014 NEW YORK GIANTS FOOTBALL PREVIEW

New York Giants (2000 - Pres)

HEAD COACH: TOM COUGHLIN, 90-70 @ NEW YORK:

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: BEN McADOO

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: PERRY FEWELL

POINTS PER GAME: 18.4

RUSHING: 83.2

PASSING: 224.2

TOTAL OFFENSE: 307.5

DEFENSE POINTS PER GAME: 23.9

RUSHING: 108.9

PASSING: 223.3

TOTAL DEFENSE: 332.2

INTERCEPTIONS: 17

SACKS: 34

TURNOVER MARGIN: -15

New York Giants (1976 - Pres)

The New York Giants have missed the playoffs in four of the last five years and started the 2013 season 0-6. The offense was one of the worst in the NFL ranking 28th in total offense, 29th in rushing, 28th in scoring and 30th in third-down percentage. The Giants front office fired many on the offensive coaching staff or they resigned. Changes had to be made according to General Manager Jerry Reese and so they went out and spent $116 million on free agents.

Two time Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning had a career high 27 interceptions and took a pounding because of their terrible line. It also didn’t help that Manning’s receivers gave less than 100% effort. Manning does have some new weapons this year including free-agent Rashad Jennings, a power back from Oakland. Rueben Randle will take over as the number one receiver now that Hakeem Nicks is gone. Nicks was one of the receivers that played with very little effort last year. The Giants also drafted Odell Beckham Jr., out of LSU with their number one selection. Beckham is clearly the player they need to make an immediate impact on offense. Also returning will be veteran receiver Victor Cruz who led the team with 73 receptions 998 yards and four touchdowns. Adrien Robinson and Kellen Davis will be the two tight ends.

The line will see two new faces in former Kansas City guard Geoff Schwartz and former Denver center JD Walton. Left tackle Will Beatty and right guard Chris Snee are coming off injuries from 2013. The Giants may not have made enough positive changes to protect Manning even more in 2014.

New York’s offense will change in many ways simply because offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride moved on and was replaced by Ben McAdoo. McAdoo will install a West Coast, up tempo attack.

The Giants defense basically this team together despite the disaster on offense and the 0-6 start. What was amazing about their accomplishments in ranking 8th overall in the NFL was their lack of pass rush and a questionable secondary. The acquisition of linebacker Jon Beason made a huge difference because of the leadership he brought to the team.

The secondary had huge breakdowns last season and that’s why the Giants went out and added DB’s Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Walt Thurmond and Quintin Demps. New York also added LB Jameel McClain from Baltimore.

If DE Jason Pierre-Paul is healthy after back surgery and an injured shoulder, the Giants will be even better on defense. Somehow the Giants must generate a better pass rush and if they do and the secondary improves with all the new faces, New York could have a top-five defense in 2014.

After a 0-6 start, the Giants finished at 7-9,  not bad for a team that had to overcome so many issues. If Manning can cut down on the turnovers and the O-line can keep him on his feet, the Giants offense will be much better. All the ingredients are there for a bounce back year in a division that isn’t as strong as it used to be. New York has all the potential to be a true contender with 10 wins and a division championship.

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Experts grade 2014 Giants Draft:

Derek Stephens, NFLDraftScout.com

Grade: A+ | “Aside from Sammy Watkins, there may not be a more explosive deep threat in the draft than Beckham Jr. He's extremely quick off the line, can stop and start with suddenness, tracks the ball, has rare body control and utilizes huge, soft hands to secure the ball off his frame. He's also one of the most talented return men in this class, and will be a dynamic contributor from day one in New York to complement Victor Cruz.”

Doug Farrar, SI.com

Grade: A | “In 2013, with first-year offensive coordinator Cam Cameron running a more expansive passing game, Beckham caught 57 passes for 1,117 yards and eight touchdowns. At the scouting combine drills, I was specifically impressed with his ability among all the receivers in his group to grasp and show that he’s a complete receiver and not just a guy who runs fast in a straight line. There shouldn’t be any problem when he is asked to do the same for the Giants. This is a major win for a team in need of new weapons.”

Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com

Grade: B+ | “I might be in the minority on this pick, but I like it. He will be better than Mike Evans. They need a receiver to go with Victor Cruz.”

Walter Cherepinsky, WalterFootball.com

Grade: B+ | “I was pleading for Zack Martin in my live blog, but Odell Beckham works for New York. Hakeem Nicks is gone, so the Giants needed to find a new receiver to help Eli Manning. Beckham was the best receiver available by a wide margin, and some even considered him to be a better prospect than Mike Evans. I wouldn't agree with that, but Beckham gives Manning a great downfield threat and a dynamic weapon in the return game.”

Bryan Fischer, NFL.com

Grade: Good pick, good fit | “Eli Manning needed another weapon at wide receiver in the worst way and might have gotten one of the best with Beckham. Linebacker C.J. Mosley would have helped more on the defensive side, but Beckham makes plenty of sense.”

Rd. 2 (No. 43): C Weston Richburg, Colorado St.

Walter Cherepinsky, WalterFootball.com

Grade: B+ | “So, the J.D. Walton signing means nothing, then? That's how it seems right now, but either Walton or Weston Richburg (likely the former) will play guard, filling a huge need. We spoke to some teams that thought Richburg would be chosen in the first round, so the Giants are getting solid value, all while protecting Eli Manning, which is obviously important.”

Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com

Grade: C  | “Why didn't they take a defensive player? Richburg is a good player, but I think they needed defensive help.”


Rd. 3: DT Jay Bromley, Syracuse

Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com

Grade: B- | “The Giants love Syracuse players and this fills a need. Bromley is an athletic inside player who could help with push inside.”

Walter Cherepinsky, WalterFootball.com


Grade: C- | “I get the fact that the Giants needed a defensive tackle, but that doesn't mean that they should have spent a third-round pick on a sixth-round prospect. This is a major reach, though Jay Bromley will have a chance to contribute soon, given the hole at the position.”


Rd. 4: RB Andre Williams, BC

Derek Stephens, NFLDraftScout.com

Grade: A | “Williams is a tough, big, physical back who carried the load for Boston College in '13. Possesses nice burst, and an ability to move defenders on contact. Was non-existent in the passing game for the Golden Eagles, which leads to a drop here, but he's one of the most talented backs in this draft, and is known as a high-character, reliable teammate.”


Rd. 5: Safety Nate Berhe, SDSU

Derek Stephens, NFLDraftScout.com

GRADE: B+ | “Berhe is a fluid, athletic and instinctive DB who's size limitations leave him susceptible to getting beat on the high-ball, but who could be a nice nickel piece for the Giants, considering his stride-for-stride coverage ability.”


Rd. 5: LB Devon Kennard, USC

Derek Stephens, NFLDraftScout.com

GRADE: A |“Kennard is an underrated athlete with good diagnostics and the versatility to line up at multiple positions along the front seven, but has struggled to stay healthy in his career at USC. Could be a nice edge-rusher at the next level if he's able to prove durable.”


Rd. 6: CB Bennett Jackson, Notre Dame

Derek Stephens, NFLDraftScout.com

GRADE: C+ | “Aggressive corner with good size and ball skills, but who lacks instincts and awareness in space, and needs to show better restraint in terms of contact with receivers down field.”

New York Giants (2000 - Pres)


SCHEDULE PREVIEW: NY GIANTS.COM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Five prime time games, including the first Monday night opener in 13 years, and an early November visit to Seattle to face the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks highlight the Giants’ 2014 regular-season schedule.

The schedule includes two Monday night games (the season opener in Detroit and a home game vs. Indianapolis) and prime time games against each of the Giants’ NFC East opponents (a Thursday night game at Washington and Sunday night contests at Philadelphia and at home vs. Dallas).

The Giants, who finished 7-9 in 2013, will play three of their first five games at home and three of their final five games on the road.

“It’s a difficult and challenging schedule, as we knew it would be,” coach Tom Coughlin said. “We play a lot of very good teams. We’re playing some teams that we haven’t played for a while that feature some key, key ingredients, some teams that are building and growing and teams with new coaches, guys I have a lot of respect for.

“We do have any number of outstanding games in a row, because in addition to the NFC East, (we face) the NFC West and the AFC South. The NFC West is a very strong division and certainly continues to be strong. Seattle won the Super Bowl, San Francisco played in the NFC Championship Game, you look at the improvement in the Arizona team and the way they played, particularly toward the end of the year. And the way in which the St. Louis defensive team has played, their quarterback (Sam Bradford) being injured but coming back. That’s a very tough challenge and that’s to say nothing about the fact that we really haven’t been in that AFC South for a while. We played Atlanta a couple years ago. They’ve made drastic changes with their team. You saw Jacksonville improve. Houston has a new coach and with (Bill) O’Brien there and the first pick of the draft…so there are a lot of interesting factors that go into taking a look at this.”

The Giants will open their season Monday night, Sept. 8, at Detroit against the Lions at 7:10 p.m.

“We’re not opening in the division, which is kind of a rarity,” coach Tom Coughlin said. “We know how talented Detroit is.”

The opener will be the Giants’ second consecutive road game in Detroit; they defeated the Lions, 23-20, in overtime in Ford Field last Dec. 22. But whatever advantage they might have gained from their familiarity Detroit is likely mitigated because the Lions have a new head coach in Jim Caldwell.

The game will be the Giants’ first Monday night season opener since Sept. 10, 2001, when they lost at Denver, 31-20.

After their trip to Detroit, the Giants will come home for a pair of 1 o’clock games against Arizona and Houston.

On Thursday night, Sept. 25, the Giants will play their first NFC East game, against the Redskins in Washington. It is the third consecutive season the Giants will play a night game in FedEx Field. They won a Sunday night game there, 24-17, last Dec. 1.

“We’re on our fourth game before we do get a divisional game. I think that’s an interesting thing,” Coughlin said.

The Giants will return home on Sunday, Oct. 5 to face the Atlanta Falcons in MetLife Stadium at 1 p.m.

After the Falcons visit, the Giants will play two more division road games, Sunday night, Oct. 12 at Philadelphia at 8:30 and Sunday, Oct. 19 at Dallas, a 4:25 kickoff.

The Giants will have their annual bye on Sunday, Oct. 26.

“The bye, again, is in a good spot for us,” Coughlin said. .

They will return with perhaps their toughest stretch of the season. On Monday night, Nov. 3, the Giants will host quarterback Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m.

The Giants will then have a quick turnaround before taking their longest trip of the season. The following Sunday, Nov. 9, they will be in Seattle to face the champion Seahawks at 4:25. A week later, they will host the San Francisco 49ers, the team Seattle beat in the NFC Championship Game, at 1 p.m.

On Nov. 23, the Giants will host the rematch with Dallas in their final scheduled prime time game at 8:30.

The Giants then head back out on the road, with a game in Jacksonville on Nov. 30 and in Tennessee on Dec. 7.

A week later, the Giants will return home to face Washington at 1 p.m. On Dec. 21, they will play their final road game of the season in St. Louis at 4:05. The Giants will end their season at home against Philadelphia on Dec. 28.

Some highlights from the Giants’ 2014 schedule:

  • The Giants will play five games against 2013 playoff teams: Philadelphia, San Francisco and Indianapolis at home and the Eagles and defending Super Bowl champion Seattle on the road.

  • The Giants will play four teams with new head coaches: Washington (Jay Gruden), Houston (Bill O’Brien), Tennessee (Ken Whisenhunt) and Detroit (Jim Caldwell).

  • The Giants this season play the NFC West and AFC South, the divisions that had the best and worst combined records, respectively, in the NFL in 2013. The four teams in the NFC West were 42-22 (.656), five games better than the next best division, the AFC West (37-27, .578). The NFC West was the only division with three clubs reaching double-digit victory totals (Seattle 13-3, San Francisco 12-4 and Arizona 10-6), and the lone division that featured four teams with winning records at home (7-9 St. Louis was 5-3 in the Edward Jones Dome).

    The AFC South (Indianapolis, Houston, Jacksonville and Tennessee) were a combined 24-40 (.375).

  • The Giants will start the season with a prime time game for the third season in a row. They lost to Dallas at home in 2012 and on the road last year.

  • The Giants will open their season against an opponent outside the NFC East for the first time since 2010, when they defeated Carolina in the first regular-season game in MetLife Stadium.

  • The Giants will open their season both in Detroit and against the Lions for the first time since Sept. 17, 1972, a 30-16 loss.

  • They will open the season on a Monday night for the first time since a 31-20 loss in Denver on Sept. 10, 2001.

  • The Giants are 23-33-1 on Monday night, including 8-8 at home and 15-25-1 on the road. They won their only Monday night game in 2013, defeating Minnesota, 23-7, on Oct. 21.

  • The Giants are 19-23-1 on Sunday night, including 9-11 at home and 10-12-1 on the road. Last season, they lost at Dallas and won at Washington on Sunday night.

  • The Giants will play all three of their NFC East road games – at Washington, Philadelphia and Dallas – in a four-week span from Sept. 25 to Oct. 19.

  • The Giants’ final three home games are against NFC East foes Dallas, Washington and Philadelphia.

  • When the Giants last visited Jacksonville and Tennessee in 2006, they did so on consecutive weeks on Nov. 20 and 26. Eight years later, they will again travel to the same cities in the same order on Nov. 30 and Dec. 5.

  • The Giants will end their regular season at home for the fourth consecutive season and for the second time in three years vs. the Eagles.

  • The Giants will open their five-game preseason schedule on Sunday night, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m., against the Buffalo Bills in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio’s Fawcett Stadium.

    The remainder of the preseason schedule has been finalized. They will host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7:30. The following week, Saturday, Aug. 16, they will face the Colts in Indianapolis at 7 p.m.

    The Giants will be the visiting team when they face the Jets in their annual preseason meeting on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. They will conclude the preseason on Thursday, Aug. 28, at home vs. New England at 7:30.

    The Giants were 1-3 in the preseason in 2012, beating Pittsburgh in their opener before losing to Indianapolis, the Jets and the Patriots. They are 19-21 in the preseason in Coughlin’s 10 years as head coach.

  • Flex scheduling will commence earlier than it has in the past, with modifications.

    For the first time, flexible scheduling may be applied in Weeks 5-10. During that period, flexible scheduling can be used in no more than two weeks by shifting a Sunday afternoon game into primetime and moving the Sunday night game to an afternoon start time.

    Also, for the first time, a select number of games are being “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences.

    “Flexible scheduling” will be used in Weeks 11-17 as it has been in recent years. In Weeks 11-16, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to December 28. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into primetime.


Week 1
Detroit Lions
Ford Field
Monday, Sept. 8, 7:10 p.m., ESPN
Detroit’s 2013 record: 7-9, NFC North third place
Series Record: Regular season-Tied, 20-20-1; Postseason-Giants trail, 1-0
The Giants will both play the Lions and visit Detroit in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1996-97 and attempt to stretch their winning streaks to four games in the series and six in Detroit. The teams met in Ford Field last Dec. 22, when Josh Brown’s 45-yard field goal in overtime gave the Giants a 23-20 victory. The Giants also won in Detroit in 1988, 96, 97 and 2007. They last lost there in 1983. Although they’ve played the Lions there twice, the Giants are 3-0 in Ford Field. They defeated the Minnesota Vikings there, 21-3, on Dec. 13, 2010 in a game that was moved to Detroit after the Metrodome roof collapsed in a snowstorm.

Week 2
Arizona Cardinals
MetLife Stadium
Sunday, Sept. 14, 1 p.m., FOX
Arizona’s 2013 record: 10-6, NFC West third place
Series Record: Regular season-Giants lead, 80-42-2
The Cardinals will face the Giants for the first time in MetLife Stadium. The teams last met on Oct. 2, 2011, when the Giants earned a 31-27 victory in University of Phoenix Stadium, the site of their victory in Super Bowl XLII. The Giants last hosted Arizona on Oct. 25, 2009 in Giants Stadium, where the Cardinals won, 24-17. They are 3-2 vs. Arizona since Tom Coughlin’s arrival in 2004. From 1970-2002, the Giants and Cardinals were both members of the NFC East.

Week 3
Houston Texans
MetLife Stadium
Sunday, Sept. 21, 1 p.m., CBS
Houston’s 2013 record: 2-14, AFC South fourth place
Series Record: Regular season-Giants lead, 2-1
The Giants won the two most recent meetings since losing to the expansion Texans in 2002. On Oct. 10, 2010, Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes (two to Hakeem Nicks, who had a career-high 12 receptions) in a 34-10 victory in Reliant Stadium. The teams’ only previous meeting in New Jersey was on Nov. 5, 2006, when the Giants won, 14-10, in Giants Stadium. Houston’s lone victory in the series was a 16-14 decision on Nov. 24, 2002.

Week 4
Washington Redskins
FedEx Field
Thursday, Sept. 25, 8:25 p.m., CBS/NFL Network

Week 15
MetLife Stadium
Sunday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m., FOX
Washington’s 2013 record: 3-13, NFC East third place
Series Record: Regular season-Giants lead, 94-64-4; Postseason-Tied, 1-1
In 2013, the Giants swept their season series with Washington for the first time since 2010, winning in FedEx Field, 24-17, on Dec. 1 and in MetLife Stadium, 20-6, in the season finale on Dec. 29. In the first game, they overcame a 14-0 deficit as Andre Brown ran for two touchdowns, Eli Manning threw a scoring pass to Brandon Myers and Josh Brown kicked a field goal. In the rematch, Jerrel Jernigan scored on a 24-yard reception and a 49-yard run and Josh Brown kicked two field goals. The Giants have faced the Redskins 162 times in the regular season since their first game in 1932, making this their most frequently-contested rivalry. The Giants are 3-1 vs. Washington in MetLife and 9-7-1 in FedEx Field. The Giants have swept the season series with Washington 31 times.

Week 5
Atlanta Falcons
MetLife Stadium
Sunday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m., FOX
Atlanta’s 2013 record: 4-12, NFC South third place
Series Record: Regular season-Giants trail, 11-10; Postseason-Giants lead, 1-0
The Giants will host the Falcons in MetLife Stadium for the first time in a regular-season game, but the second time overall; the teams met there in an NFC Wild Card Game on Jan. 8, 2012, won by the Giants, 24-2. They last met in the regular season in New Jersey on Nov. 22, 2009, when the Giants won in overtime, 34-31, in Giants Stadium. Prior to that Giants’ triumph, the visiting team had won the previous 12 games in the series dating back to 1981, the longest such streak in NFL history. That included seven Giants victories in Atlanta, a streak broken in the teams’ most recent meeting on Dec. 16, 2012 in the Georgia Dome, 34-0. The Giants are 2-7 in regular-season home games vs. the Falcons since the series began in 1966.

Week 6
Philadelphia Eagles
Lincoln Financial Field
Sunday, Oct. 12, 8:30 p.m., NBC

Week 17
MetLife Stadium
Sunday, Dec. 28, 1 p.m., FOX
Philadelphia’s 2013 record: 10-6, NFC East first place
Series Record: Regular season-Giants lead, 82-74-2; Postseason-Tied, 2-2
The longtime rivals split their two games in 2013, with each team winning as visitors. The Eagles prevailed on Oct. 6, in MetLife Stadium, 36-21, as Nick Foles threw two touchdown passes and Alex Henery kicked five field goals. Three weeks later, five Josh Brown field goals and a strong defensive performance enabled the Giants to leave Lincoln Financial Field with a 15-7 triumph. The teams also split their series in 2011 and 2012; this is the first time the Giants and Eagles have split their two games in at least three consecutive seasons since it happened four years in a row from 1952-55. Each team swept the season series 11 times in the last 29 years. The Giants won each game in 1985, 86, 87, 93, 94, 97-2000, 2005 and 2007. Philadelphia swept the series in 1988, 89, 91, 92, 95, 96, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2009 and 2010. The teams split their season series in 1990, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013. The Giants are 6-5 in the regular season and 0-1 in postseason play in Lincoln Financial Field and 1-3 in MetLife Stadium vs. Philadelphia.

Dallas Cowboys

Week 7
AT&T Stadium
Sunday, Oct. 19, 4:25 p.m., FOX

Week 12
MetLife Stadium
Sunday, Nov. 23, 8:30 p.m., NBC
Dallas’ 2013 record: 8-8, NFC East second place
Series Record: Regular season-Giants trail, 59-42-2; Postseason-Giants lead, 1-0
Dallas won both games between the division rivals in 2013, the first time they swept the season series since 2007. The Cowboys were victorious on opening night in AT&T Stadium, 36-31, by taking advantage of six Giants turnovers. Eli Manning threw for 450 yards and four touchdowns in the loss. In the rematch on Nov. 24 in MetLife Stadium, Dan Bailey kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired to give Dallas a 24-21 victory. In 2012, the Giants and Cowboys split their series, with each team winning on the road. The Giants swept the series in 2011, when their victory on the final night of the regular season clinched the NFC East title. The Giants have swept the season series 12 times, while Dallas has 19 series sweeps. The Giants are 19-32-1 in Dallas (4-1 in AT&T Stadium), while the Cowboys are 3-1 in MetLife Stadium.

Week 8 – BYE

Week 9
Indianapolis Colts
MetLife Stadium
Monday, Nov. 3, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Indianapolis’ 2013 record: 11-5, AFC South first place
Series Record: Regular season-Giants trail, 8-6; Postseason-Giants trail, 2-0
The Colts won the previous two games between the teams, which featured Eli and Peyton Manning facing each other as the starting quarterbacks – the first two games in NFL history in which brothers were the opposing starters at quarterback. Indianapolis won on Sept. 10, 2006 in Giants Stadium, 26-21, and on Sept. 19, 2010 in Lucas Oil Stadium, 38-14. The Giants last won in the series on Dec. 22, 2002, when they defeated the Colts, 44-27, in Indianapolis.

Week 10
Seattle Seahawks
CenturyLink Field
Sunday, Nov. 9, 4:25 p.m., FOX
Seattle’s 2013 record: 13-1, NFC West and Super Bowl champions
Series Record: Regular season-Giants lead, 9-7
The Giants and Seahawks will meet for the second consecutive season and for the fourth time in five years. Seattle won each of the last two meetings, both in MetLife Stadium: 23-0 last Dec. 15 and 36-25 on Oct. 9, 2011. The Giants enjoyed lopsided victories in the two previous meetings: 41-7 in Seattle on Nov. 7, 2010 and 44-6 in Giants Stadium on Oct. 5, 2008. They are 3-4 in Seattle, including 1-2 in CenturyLink Field. The Giants are 7-19 vs. defending Super Bowl champions.

Week 11
San Francisco 49ers
MetLife Stadium
Sunday, Nov. 16, 1 p.m., FOX
San Francisco’s 2013 record: 12-4, NFC West second place
Series Record: Regular season-Giants lead, 15-14; Postseason-Series tied, 4-4
The Giants and 49ers will resume their storied rivalry in MetLife Stadium for the first time. The teams last met on Oct. 14, 2012, a 26-3 Giants victory in Candlestick Park. The Giants have won five of the last six meetings since 2005, including a 20-17 overtime victory in the 2011 NFC Championship Game. Prior to that, the 49ers had won the previous five meetings, including postseason triumphs in 1993 and 2002. How close is this series? The teams have met 37 times in the regular season and postseason. The Giants have 19 victories, San Francisco has 18. In those 37 games, they are separated by only 14 points (Giants 755, 49ers 741), an average of just 2.6 a game.

Week 13
Jacksonville Jaguars
EverBank Field
Sunday, Nov. 30, 1 p.m.
Jacksonville’s 2013 record: 4-12, AFC South third place
Series Record: Regular season-Giants lead, 3-2
Tom Coughlin has been a head coach in every one of the five meetings, the first three on the Jaguars’ sideline and the last two with the Giants. This will be his second game in Jacksonville since leaving the Jaguars; Coughlin coached the expansion team from 1994-2002. His first homecoming ended with a 26-10 loss in a Monday night game on Nov. 20, 2006. But the Giants won the most recent meeting, 24-20, in MetLife Stadium on Nov. 28, 2010, when two fourth-quarter touchdown passes by Eli Manning helped the Giants overcome a 17-6 halftime deficit.

Week 14
Tennessee Titans
LP Field
Sunday, Dec. 5, 1 p.m.
Tennessee’s 2013 record: 7-9, AFC South second place
Series Record: Regular season-Tied, 5-5
The series is tied, 5-5, against the franchise that played in Houston prior to 1997 and was known as the Oilers prior to 1999. The Giants have lost their last five games against the Oilers/Titans and have not won in the series since a 13-10 Monday night triumph in the Astrodome on Nov. 21, 1994. The Giants have since lost to the Oilers in Memphis (10-6 on Nov. 9, 1997), and to the Titans in Nashville (28-14 on Oct. 1, 2000 and 24-21 on Nov. 26, 2006), in Giants Stadium (32-29 in overtime on Dec. 1, 2002) and in MetLife Stadium (29-10 on Sept. 26, 2010). In the most recent meeting, Eli Manning threw for 386 yards and the score was tied at halftime, 10-10, before Tennessee outscored the Giants in the second half, 19-0.

Week 16
St. Louis Rams
Edward Jones Dome
Sunday, Dec. 21, 4:05 p.m., FOX
St. Louis’ 2013 record: 7-9, NFC West fourth place
Series Record: Regular season-Giants trail, 25-14; Postseason-Tied, 1-1
The Giants won the last five meetings between the teams, in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2011, a streak that immediately followed five consecutive St. Louis victories in the series. The teams last met on Sept. 19, 2011, a 28-16 Giants victory on a Monday night in MetLife Stadium. They last faced each other in St. Louis on Sept. 14, 2008, when the Giants won, 41-13. Tom Coughlin and Rams coach Jeff Fisher have faced each other in 18 regular-season games, the second-highest number of meetings between two active coaches. Fisher leads the series, 11-7. Coughlin and Kansas City’s Andy Reid have squared off 20 times in the regular season.

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23 Jennings, Rashad RB 6-1 231 29 6 Liberty
12 Jernigan, Jerrel WR 5-8 189 25 4 Troy
77 Jerry, John OL 6-5 340 28 5 Mississippi
63 Johnson-Webb, Jamaal OL 6-6 306 24 1 Alabama A&M
59 Kennard, Devon LB 6-3 251 23 R USC
94 Kiwanuka, Mathias DE 6-5 267 31 9 Boston College
70 Kropog, Troy T 6-6 295 27 4 Tulane
78 Kuhn, Markus DT 6-4 303 28 3 NC State
  Love, DeMarcus T 6-4 315 26 2 Arkansas
10 Manning, Eli QB 6-4 218 33 11 Mississippi
86 Manningham, Mario WR 5-11 183 28 7 Michigan
  Manning, Terrell LB 6-2 237 24 2 North Carolina State
38 McBride, Trumaine CB 5-9 185 28 7 Mississippi
53 McClain, Jameel LB 6-1 245 28 7 Syracuse
2 McManus, Brandon K 6-3 201 22 R Temple
98 Moore, Damontre DE 6-5 250 21 2 Texas A&M
75 Mosley, Brandon T 6-5 318 25 3 Auburn
9 Nassib, Ryan QB 6-2 223 24 2 Syracuse
17 Painter, Curtis QB 6-4 230 29 5 Purdue
83 Parker, Preston WR 6-0 200 27 4 North Alabama
93 Patterson, Mike DT 6-1 300 30 10 USC
54 Paysinger, Spencer LB 6-2 236 26 4 Oregon
90 Pierre-Paul, Jason DE 6-5 278 25 5 South Florida
67 Pugh, Justin T 6-4 301 23 2 Syracuse
97 Quarles, Kelcy DT 6-4 294 22 R South Carolina
82 Randle, Rueben WR 6-2 208 23 3 LSU
61 Reynolds, Dallas C 6-4 320 30 3 BYU
60 Richburg, Weston C 6-3 298 23 R Colorado St.
81 Robinson, Adrien TE 6-4 264 25 3 Cincinatti
21 Rodgers-Cromartie, Dominique CB 6-2 193 28 7 Tennessee State
26 Rolle, Antrel S 6-0 206 31 10 Miami (FL)
74 Schwartz, Geoff G 6-6 340 27 6 Oregon
25 Sebetic, Kyle DB 6-0 165   R Dayton
76 Snee, Chris G 6-3 310 32 11 Boston College
66 Stanton, Jordan DE 6-4 280 23 R James Madison
19 Talley, Julian WR 6-1 192 25 2 Massachusetts
30 Taylor, Cooper S 6-4 228 24 2 Richmond
24 Thurmond III, Walter CB 5-11 190 26 5 Oregon
55 Walton, J.D. C 6-3 305 27 5 Baylor
6 Washington, Corey WR 6-4 200   R Newberry
5 Weatherford, Steve P 6-2 210 31 9 Illinois
41 Weaver, Ross CB 6-1 210 27 1 Michigan State
44 Williams, Andre RB 5-11 230 21 R Boston College
57 Williams, Jacquian LB 6-3 224 25 4 South Florida
22 Wilson, David RB 5-9 205 23 3 Virginia Tech
69 Wynn, Kerry DE 6-5 266   R Richmond

Reserve/Injured

#NamePos.Ht.Wt.AgeExp.College
6 Adams, Kris WR 6-3 194 26 3 Texas-El Paso

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