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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Every week Giants.com posts its production of “Sights and Sounds,” and each time we get a glimpse into life on the sidelines during an NFL game.
So you could imagine the reaction to Henry Hynoski’s first career touchdown in Week 17 when he proceeded to charge like a rhinoceros, as he has been compared to, for his end zone celebration. His teammates, like the rest of us, could only sit back and enjoy the show.
“It was awesomely bad,” center David Baas said on the sideline before congratulating the second-year fullback.
Even the salsa dancer approved.
“I liked it, I liked it,” said Victor Cruz, sitting next to Hynoski when they returned to the bench. “The crazy thing is how long he had that in the back pocket. You know he had that thing in the back pocket.”
After the game, Hynoski admitted, “I had it in the back of my head since the start of the season. I came close a couple times this year, but didn’t really get the opportunity to use it. I had it stored away in case it would happen.”
Hynoski’s celebration also made waves outside of MetLife Stadium and was dubbed “The Hy-noceros” by an NFL.com vote that asks fans to name a play on a given week.
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Tags: David Baas, Henry Hynoski, Victor Cruz
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January 5-6 — Wild Card Playoffs
January 6 — Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that have byes in the Wild Card weekend may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of the Wild Card games.
January 12-13 — Divisional Playoffs.
January 13 — Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that won their Wild Card games may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of Divisional Playoff games.
January 15 — Deadline for underclassmen to petition for special eligibility for the 2013 NFL Draft.
January 19 — East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.
January 20 — AFC and NFC Championship Games.
January 24-25 — Regional Combine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
January 26 — Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.
January 27 — AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii.
January 27 — An assistant coach, whose team is participating in the Super Bowl, who has previously interviewed for another club’s head coaching job may have a second interview with such club no later than the Sunday preceding the Super Bowl.
February 2 — Texas vs. Nation College All-Star Game, Eagle Stadium, Allen, Texas.
February 3 — Super Bowl XLVII, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana.
February 9-10 — Regional Combine, Orange Coast College-Lebard Stadium, Los Angeles, California
February 16 — Regional Combine, Methodist Training Center (Texans), Houston, Texas
February 17 — Regional Combine, Cleveland Browns Training Facility, Cleveland, Ohio
February 20-26 — Combine Timing and Testing, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.
March 2-3 — Regional Combine, Atlantic Health Jets Training Facility, New York/New Jersey
March 9 — Regional Combine, One Buccaneer Place, Tampa, Florida
March 10 — Regional Combine, Halas Hall (Bears), Chicago, Illinois
March 9-11 — Clubs are permitted to enter into contract negotiations with certified agents of players who will be Unrestricted Free Agents at the end of the current League Year.March 12 — Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must exercise options for 2013 on all players who have option clauses in their 2012 contracts.
March 12 — Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit Qualifying Offers to their Restricted Free Agents with expiring contracts and to whom they desire to retain a Right of First Refusal/Compensation.
March 12 — Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit a minimum salary offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2012 contracts and who have fewer than three seasons of free agency credit.
March 12 — All 2012 player contracts will expire at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
March 12 — Top-51 Begins. All clubs must be under the Salary Cap prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time.
March 12 — The 2013 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
March 12 — Trading period begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, for 2013 after expiration of all 2012 contracts.
March 16-17 — Regional Combine, Atlanta Falcons Training Facility, Atlanta, Georgia
March 17-20 — Annual League Meeting, The Biltmore, Phoenix, Arizona.
March 23-24 — Regional Combine, Virginia Mason Athletic Center (Seahawks), Seattle, Washington
March 23-24 — Regional Combine, Baltimore Ravens Training Facility, Baltimore, Maryland
April 7-8 — Super Regional Combine, Cowboys Stadium, Dallas, Texas
April 25-27 — NFL Draft, New York City, New York.
May 20-22 — NFL Spring League Meeting, Hyatt-Harborside, Boston, Massachusetts.
September 5, 8-9 — NFL Kickoff 2013
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While they didn’t control their playoff hopes in Week 17, Eli Manning and the Giants took care of their own business on Sunday, defeating the Eagles 42-7. Manning threw a career-high five touchdowns — the fifth time in Giants history that a quarterback threw for at least that many — and earned himself a nomination for the final regular-season FedEx Air Player of the Week Award.
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» Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder completed 16 of 28 passes for 234 yards and three touchdowns in the Vikings’ 37-34 victory over the Green Bay Packers.
Tags: Eli Manning
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