- Super Bowl Championships: 4
- Last Super Bowl Championship: Super Bowl 46
- Claim to Fame: Have more championship appearances (19) – includes pre-Super Bowl era – than any other team
- Claim to Shame: Starting in 1964, they missed the playoffs in 17 consecutive seasons
The New York Giants are a long-standing, and respected, football club around the National Football League. They were founded in 1925 by Tim Mara with an investment of $500.
They are often referred to as the “Football Giants” due to the New York Giants baseball team, at the time of their establishment. The name continues to stick.
Giants football was never overly popular in the early days, and struggled to draw crowds during the mid to late 20s. The historical success of the franchise was all thanks to Red Grange and the Chicago Bears, after coming to town and bringing more than 70,000 fans with them.
Interestingly enough, the Giants are widely credited for legitimizing the professional game after raising $115,000 dollars for the homeless in a 1930 charity game against the Notre Dame All-Stars.
Looking to the current iteration of the team, what was once the life of their offense is now their downfall, as Eli Manning is slowly declining as a leader and quarterback. 2017 was one of Manning’s worst campaigns, briefly losing his starting job in week 13 to Geno Smith.
Manning had started 210 consecutive games at that point.
It’s not all Manning’s fault, though. Pro-Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr fractured his ankle early in the season, which eventually led to season-ending surgery. The Giants won just three games last season, and compiled a 7-9 record ATS.
Despite their struggles, the Giants have new life in 2018. They’re sticking with Manning at the helm, Beckham Jr is healthy, Evan Engram is looking to build upon his breakout rookie campaign, and second-overall pick Saquon Barkley is slotted to run circles around the competition this season.
If the Giants can run the ball, which they haven’t done effectively since their last Super Bowl win, they have a great chance at righting the ship this season. Watch them closely!