New York Giants NFL Season Recap

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Joe Judge was better than expected as a rookie NFL head coach. Judge arrived at the New York Giants after serving as an assistant with the New England Patriots. His arrival was met with a lukewarm response from Big Blue fans growing tired of mediocre football. Last year the Giants finished 4-12 with a -110-point differential. New York was basically a defenseless team that suffered through on the job training for then-rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. This season the results were better thanks to a vastly improved defense. The Giants finished 6-10 with a point differential of -77. Because the NFC East is the worst division in football the Giants nearly won it. But Washington clinched in the last game of the NFL regular season with a win at Philadelphia. While the Giants showed noticeable improvement, quarterback Daniel Jones did not. His detractors will say that he never should have been drafted in the first round. His defenders will say that Jones is not surrounded by a good supporting cast. Either way, progress was not made. In fact, Jones regressed from his 2019 production.

New York Giants Season Recap

The New York Giants finished the 2020 NFL season with a record of 6-10 straight up, 9-7 against the spread, and 3-13 under the total. New York was tied for second place in the NFC East with the Dallas Cowboys. Both the Giants and Cowboys finished one game behind the Washington Football team.

New York finished with NFL metrics of 31st for total offense, 29th for passing, 19th for rushing, 31st for points scored, and 22nd for turnovers. Defensively the Giants ranked 12th overall in the NFL, 17th against the pass, 10th against the rush, 9th for points allowed, and 17th for takeaways.

The New York Giants closed out the 2020 season in memorable fashion with a 23-19 win over the Dallas Cowboys as 1.5-point home dogs. The Giants jumped out to a 20-6 lead in the second quarter but had to hold on for dear life as Dallas was in the red zone with under two minutes to play. In that final stand, Big Blue’s defense got an important sack that was followed by an interception to ice the game. New York outgained Dallas 336-307. The Giants defense sacked Dallas quarterback Andy Dalton 6 times.

Daniel Jones had one of his better games in 2020 against the Cowboys. Jones was 17 of 25 for 229 yards and 2 touchdowns. Jones’ favorite target was Sterling Shepard, who hauled in 8 catches for 112 yards and a touchdown. Defensive end Leonard Williams had the big day with 3 sacks and 7 tackles.

Second-year starting quarterback Daniel Jones has caught heat from the moment he was taken 6th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. And this season did little to shut up his critics. Jones dropped from an 87.7 QB rating as a rookie to 80.4 this season. Last year he threw 23 touchdown passes with just 12 interceptions. This season Jones was much more pedestrian with 11 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions. A big problem was that Jones was not well protected. He was sacked 45 times in 14 games. One thing that stayed the same for Jones was his 6.6 yards per pass. Jones was second on the Giants in rushing with 423 yards, 6.5 yards per rush, and 1 touchdown. However much of that was born from desperation.

Wayne Gallman had a serviceable season with a team-best 682 yards rushing, 4.6 yards per rush, and 6 touchdowns. It was Gallman’s best season in four years as a pro.

Wide receiver Darius Slayton is the closest thing that the Giants have to a playmaker. Slayton caught 50 passes for 751 yards and 3 touchdowns. Sterling Shepard caught 66 passes for 656 yards with only 9.9 yards per catch and 3 touchdowns. Tight end Evan Engram caught 63 passes for 654 yards and 10.4 yards per catch with 1 TD.

Leonard Williams finished with a team-best 11.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss. Linebacker Blake Martinez led the Giants by far with 151 tackles to go with 3 sacks, 5 PD’s, 1 interception, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery.

Kicker Graham Gano nailed 31 of 32 field goals in his first season as a Giant.

New York Giants Schedule & Results

Week 1 vs Pittsburgh Steelers L 16-26 0-1
Week 2 at Chicago Bears L 13-17 0-2
Week 3 vs San Francisco 49ers L 9-36 0-3
Week 4 at Los Angeles Rams L 9-17 0-4
Week 5 at Dallas Cowboys L 34-37 0-5
Week 6 vs Washington Redskins W 20-19 1-5
Week 7 at Philadelphia Eagles L 21-22 1-6
Week 8 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 23-25 1-7
Week 9 at Washington W 23-20 2-7
Week 10 vs Philadelphia Eagles W 27-17 3-7
Week 11 BYE WEEK
Week 12 at Cincinnati Bengals W 19-17 4-7
Week 13 at Seattle Seahawks W 17-12 5-7
Week 14 vs Arizona Cardinals L 7-26 5-8
Week 15 vs Cleveland Browns L 6-20 5-9
Week 16 at Baltimore Ravens L 13-27 5-10
Week 17 vs Dallas Cowboys W 23-19 6-10
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Giants Past Seasons (2000)

2020 6-10 None
2019 4-12 None
2018 5-11 None
2017 3-13 None
2016 11-5 Lost Wild Card Round
2015 6-10 None
2014 6-10 None
2013 7-9 None
2012 9-7 None
2011 9-7 Won Super Bowl
2010 10-6 None
2009 8-8 None
2008 12-4 Lost Divisional Round
2007 10-6 Won Super Bowl
2006 8-8 Lost Wild Card Round
2005 11-5 Lost Wild Card Round
2004 6-10 None
2003 4-12 None
2002 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2001 7-9 None
2000 12-4 Lost Super Bowl

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