2021 Season Preview: Better blocking and a return to health of Saquon Barkley could not only improve quarterback Daniel Jones’s chances to guide the Giants to a winning season—it could produce a division title. Big Blue’s quick and exciting pass defense should get better as the playoffs draw near. The question is, will the Giants be there when the postseason begins?
2020 Season Roundup: After losing their first five games, the Giants went 6–5 the rest of the way to give fans hope for 2021. Quarterback Daniel Jones looked good in wins over the Eagles and Cowboys and tight end Evan Engram had a Pro Bowl season. New York’s defense was excellent at times, led by lineman Leonard Williams and cornerback James Bradberry.
2020 Season Preview: Quarterback David Jones and running back Saquon Barkley will lead the Giants into battle for new coach Joe Judge. The team is rebuilding and competing at the same time, which doesn’t always go well. But if the offensive line holds together and the defense can stop the run, New York could be part of the playoff picture in the final weeks of 2020.
2019 Season Roundup: The big news in New York was Eli Manning giving way to young Daniel Jones at quarterback in the season’s first month. Jones looked great at times, but the rest of the offense struggled and the defense was one of the league’s worst. Running back Saquon Barkley played hurt much of the season, and the Giants finished 4–12.
September 22, 2019: After trailing 28–10 at halftime, rookie Daniel Jones led the Giants to a 32–31 victory over the Buccaneers. It was the second-largest comeback in NFL history by a quarterback making his first start.
2019 Season Preview: Some fans are still scratching their heads over the pick of quarterback Daniel Jones in the first round. The team’s defense needed more help than it got in the draft. The offense—starring Eli Manning and Saquon Barkley—should be better with a healthy blocking line, but the defense remains a huge question mark.
2018 Season Roundup: The big story for the Giants in 2018 was the play of Saquon Barkley, who set team record for rookies with 1,307 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns. He also set an NFL record for rookie running backs with 88 pass receptions. An injury to Odell Beckham and poor protection for quarterback Eli Manning kept the Giants from scoring as well as they should. They started the year 1–7 and finished with three losses in a row. Defensive backs Landon Collins and Janorus Jenkins were among the few bright spots on defense.
November 18, 2018: Rookie Saquon Barkley ran for 142 yards and scored three touchdowns in 38–35 win over the Buccaneers. Barkley was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
2018 Season Preview: Eli Manning is back for another season and the Giants have built a very good team around him. They will be better in pass protection and pass catching, while rookie running back Saquon Barkley is the best backfield partner Manning has had since Tiki Barber. The team’s defense depends on shutting down the run and controlling opposing passing attacks.
2017 Season Roundup: On paper, the Giants looked as good as any team in the NFC. But their receivers could not stay healthy and their running backs could not carry the load by themselves. That left Eli Manning without many options, and the Giants struggled to score. The defense gave up too many big plays and the result was a 3–13 record.
November 5, 2017: Eli Manning became the fifth quarterback in history to pass for 50,000 yards.
September 24, 2017: Odell Beckham Jr. caught his 300th pass in his 45th NFL game, becoming the fastest ever to reach 300 receptions.
2017 Season Preview: Eli Manning could throw for 5,000 yards if Odell Beckham and newcomer Brandon Marshall play injury-free. With a rock-solid defense, the only thing keeping the Giants from being a Super Bowl favorite is their so-so running game.
2016 Season Roundup: The team’s investment in defensive players paid off, as the Giants held opponents to 20 points or less in nine of their 11 victories. Damon Harrison and Landon Collins had breakout years on defense, and Jason Pierre-Paul finally returned to full strength. New York’s running game was its big weakness, and it caught up with the club in the playoffs when they lost to the Packers in the opening round.
2016 Season Preview: With a new head coach and new talent on defense, the Giants are the favorites to win their division. Eli Manning leads an offense that features three strong receivers—Odell Beckham, Victor Cruz and Sterling Shepard. The defense has nowhere to go but up after a terrible 2015.
2015 Season Preview: The Giants have a glamorous offense led by Eli Manning and receivers Odell Beckham and Victor Cruz. But defense wins games in the NFL, and the New York D is not what it used to be. A fireworks accident knocked Jason Pierre-Pau out for the season and there is no one to take his place.
January 31, 2015: Odell Beckham Jr. was named Offensive Rookie of the Year.
September 1, 2014: The Giants have a new offense built around Eli Manning’s quick decision-making and accurate throws. With help from newcomer Rashad Jennings at running back, Manning should have a balanced squad to work with. On defense, the Giants needed help at defensive back and got it with the additions of cornerbacks Walter Thurmond and Dominique Ridgers-Cromartie.
September 4, 2013: If David Wilson steps up and becomes a force at running back, the Giants could have the most explosive offense in the NFC. Eli Manning and his receivers already make up one of football’s finest passing attacks. New York’s defensive line also ranks among the best in the business. If the linebackers and defensive backs play to their potential, the Giants could be looking at a return trip to the Super Bowl.
February 2, 2013: Three December losses cost the Giants a spot in the playoffs. They finished 9–7 for the second year in a row, but this time had no chance to defend their championship. Victor Cruz and Eli Manning had Pro Bowl seasons, but the defense came up short in key situations.
Summer, 2012: The Giants actually look stronger at the beginning of 2012 than they did at the end of their amazing Super Bowl victory. Can they win another championship? Only one team in the last 20 years has done it. Eli Manning and Big Blue will give it their best shot.