With their 42-7 victory over Philadelphia in Week 17, the Giants finished the season 9-7 and second in the NFC East.
Here’s a look at what outlets across the nation are saying about the Giants and how they stack up in our final power rankings roundup:
Comments: Voters include Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, Charley Casserly, Heath Evans, Daniel Jeremiah, Michael Lombardi, Willie McGinest, Shaun O’Hara, Gregg Rosenthal, Darren Sharper, Kurt Warner, Brian Webber, Steve Wyche.
NFC East: No. 8 Redskins (previously 9), No. 14 Cowboys (13), No. 29 Eagles (28)
Comments: “They finished with the exact same regular-season record they had last year. Somehow, you doubt fans will remember this season as fondly.” – Dan Graziano
NFC East: No. 8 Redskins (9), No. 15 Cowboys (14), No. 29 Eagles (29)
Comments: “Consistently inconsistent. Last four games were a 25-point win, 34-point loss, 19-point loss and 35-point win.”
NFC East: No. 11 Redskins (8), No. 14 Cowboys (14), No. 29 Eagles (29)
Comments: “Despite the 35-point win on Sunday, this is the fourth time the Giants have missed the playoffs under Tom Coughlin in his nine seasons with New York.” – Brian Billick
NFC East: No. 8 Redskins (8), No. 14 Cowboys (14), No. 28 Eagles (24)
Comments: “The Super Hangover was too much to overcome. They just never seemed to really get into a groove.” – Pete Prisco
NFC East: No. 9 Redskins (9), No. 13 Cowboys (13), No. 29 Eagles (29)
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Here is a sampling of Giants records set and milestones reached in 2012:
» TOM COUGHLIN (83) surpassed BILL PARCELLS (77) for the second-most regular season wins in Giants history among head coaches, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famer STEVE OWEN (153).
» QB ELI MANNING (211) became the Giants’ all-time leader in touchdown passes (PHIL SIMMS, 199). Manning threw 26 TD passes in 2012, his fourth season with at least 25. He is the only Giants QB to reach 25 touchdown passes in at least three seasons.
» WR VICTOR CRUZ collected 86 receptions for 1,092 yards with 10 touchdowns. Cruz is the first player in club annals to post at least 80 receptions, 1,000 receiving yards and 10 TD catches in a season.
» Rookie RB-KR DAVID WILSON set a single-game franchise record with 327 all purpose yards in Week 14. Wilson became the first player in NFL history with at least 200 kickoff return yards and 100 rushing yards in the same game.
» S STEVIE BROWN amassed an NFL-best 307 interception-return yards, a Giants franchise record. His eight interceptions tied for the second-most in the league.
» Cruz caught a game-winning 77-yard touchdown pass from Manning in Week 7, the longest game-winning touchdown in the final two minutes of a game in franchise history.
» Gained 604 yards of total offense in Week 2, the second-most in team history (609, 12/3/1950).
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Tags: Bill Parcells, David Wilson, Eli Manning, Phil Simms, Steve Owen, Stevie Brown, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz
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