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The 2013 New York Giants season was the franchise's 89th season in the National Football League, the fourth playing their home games at MetLife Stadium and the tenth under head coach Tom Coughlin.

2013 New York Giants season
Head coachTom Coughlin
General managerJerry Reese
OwnerJohn Mara
Steve Tisch
Home fieldMetLife Stadium
Results
Record7–9
Division place3rd NFC East
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersS Antrel Rolle
Uniform
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The Giants attempted to attain a playoff berth after failing to do so in 2012, and be the first team to play the Super Bowl on their own home field, which they share with the New York Jets.

However, they failed to improve on their 9–7 record and were eliminated from playoff contention after their Week 14 loss to the Chargers. They finished with a 7-9 record, their first losing season since 2004.

The Giants became the first team in NFL history to have a five-year era in which they won the Super Bowl in the third year of the era but missed the playoffs in all other years. Five other teams had similar situations where their lone playoff appearances in any five-year stretch were Super Bowl victories; however four of these were won on their fifth year of that stretch:

The San Francisco 49ers won their Super Bowl on their fourth year of their stretch from 1978 to 1982.

Contents

2013 draft classEdit

2013 New York Giants draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 19 Justin Pugh  Offensive tackle Syracuse
2 49 Johnathan Hankins  Defensive tackle Ohio State
3 81 Damontre Moore  Defensive end Texas A&M
4 110 Ryan Nassib  Quarterback Syracuse From the Arizona Cardinals
5 152 Cooper Taylor  Safety Richmond
7 225 Eric Herman  Guard Ohio Player cut in 2014 offseason.
7 253 Michael Cox  Running back UMass Compensatory selection, Player cut in 2014 offseason.
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Notes

  • The Giants traded their fourth-round selection (No. 116 overall) and sixth-round selection (No. 187 overall) to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for the Cardinals' fourth-round selection (No. 110 overall).

StaffEdit

2013 New York Giants staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches


Strength and conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2013 New York Giants final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 13 Inactive, 8 Practice squad

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 10 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 18–13 1–0 Heinz Field Recap
2 August 18 Indianapolis Colts L 12–20 1–1 MetLife Stadium Recap
3 August 24 New York Jets L 21–24 (OT) 1–2 MetLife Stadium Recap
4 August 29 at New England Patriots L 20–28 1–3 Gillette Stadium Recap

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 8 at Dallas Cowboys L 31–36 0–1 AT&T Stadium Recap
2 September 15 Denver Broncos L 23–41 0–2 MetLife Stadium Recap
3 September 22 at Carolina Panthers L 0–38 0–3 Bank of America Stadium Recap
4 September 29 at Kansas City Chiefs L 7–31 0–4 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
5 October 6 Philadelphia Eagles L 21–36 0–5 MetLife Stadium Recap
6 October 10 at Chicago Bears L 21–27 0–6 Soldier Field Recap
7 October 21 Minnesota Vikings W 23–7 1–6 MetLife Stadium Recap
8 October 27 at Philadelphia Eagles W 15–7 2–6 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
9 Bye
10 November 10 Oakland Raiders W 24–20 3–6 MetLife Stadium Recap
11 November 17 Green Bay Packers W 27–13 4–6 MetLife Stadium Recap
12 November 24 Dallas Cowboys L 21–24 4–7 MetLife Stadium Recap
13 December 1 at Washington Redskins W 24–17 5–7 FedExField Recap
14 December 8 at San Diego Chargers L 14–37 5–8 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
15 December 15 Seattle Seahawks L 0–23 5–9 MetLife Stadium Recap
16 December 22 at Detroit Lions W 23–20 (OT) 6–9 Ford Field Recap
17 December 29 Washington Redskins W 20–6 7–9 MetLife Stadium Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at Dallas CowboysEdit

Week One: New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Giants 3 7 71431
Cowboys 3 10 14936

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Game information

With the loss, the Giants start their season at 0–1. It was their first loss ever in AT&T Stadium since it opened in 2009.

Week 2: vs. Denver BroncosEdit

Week Two: Denver Broncos at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Broncos 0 10 141741
Giants 3 6 7723

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

With the loss, the Giants fell to 0–2. Eli Manning became 0–3 opposed to his brother Peyton.

Week 3: at Carolina PanthersEdit

Week Three: New York Giants at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Giants 0 0 000
Panthers 7 10 14738

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Game information

With the shutout loss, the Giants fell their first 0–3 start since 1996.

Week 4: at Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Four: New York Giants at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Giants 0 7 007
Chiefs 0 10 71431

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information

With the loss, the Giants fell to their first 0–4 start since 1987 – which coincidentally also followed a Super Bowl victory.

Week 5: vs. Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week Five: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Eagles 3 16 31436
Giants 7 0 14021

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: October 6
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 66 °F (18.9 °C), Mostly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 80,738
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick and Laura Okmin
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

With the loss, the Giants fell to 0–5, their worst start since the strike-shortened 1987 season and their 1979 season.

Week 6: at Chicago BearsEdit

Week Six: New York Giants at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Giants 7 7 7021
Bears 7 17 3027

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Game information

The Giants fell to the Chicago Bears 27–21, and were 0–6 for the first time since 1976.[1]

Week 7: vs. Minnesota VikingsEdit

Week Seven: Minnesota Vikings at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Vikings 7 0 007
Giants 3 7 7623

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

This game would give the Giants their first win of the season, and would also mark the only time Josh Freeman would start for the Vikings after transferring from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Week 8: at Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week Eight: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Giants 6 6 0315
Eagles 0 0 077

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information

With the win, the Giants improved to 2–6, and would snap an eight-game losing streak when playing on the road.

Week 10: vs. Oakland RaidersEdit

Week Ten: Oakland Raiders at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Raiders 10 7 3020
Giants 7 7 7324

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

This game would snap a 5-game losing streak for Giants against AFC teams. They improved to 3–6.

Week 11: vs. Green Bay PackersEdit

Week Eleven: Green Bay Packers at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Packers 0 6 0713
Giants 7 3 10727

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: November 17
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 59 °F (15 °C), Mostly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 79,114
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, and Tony Siragusa
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

Week 12: vs. Dallas CowboysEdit

Week Twelve: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cowboys 7 7 7324
Giants 0 6 7821

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 25 °F (−3.9 °C), Clear
  • Game attendance: 80,499
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

Week 13: at Washington RedskinsEdit

Week Thirteen: New York Giants at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Giants 0 14 01024
Redskins 7 7 3017

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

  • Date: December 1
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 43 °F (6.1 °C), Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 75,220
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

Week 14: at San Diego ChargersEdit

Week Fourteen: New York Giants at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Giants 0 0 7714
Chargers 7 17 7637

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: December 8
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST/1:25 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 53 °F (11.7 °C), Sunny
  • Game attendance: 65,132
  • Referee: Ron Winter
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

With the loss, the Giants fell to 5–8, and were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention for the second straight season, thus rendering them unable to play Super Bowl XLVIII on their home turf.

Week 15: vs. Seattle SeahawksEdit

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 3 10 3723
Giants 0 0 000

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: December 15
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 36 °F (2.2 °C), Partly Sunny
  • Game attendance: 79,691
  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

Eli Manning threw a career high five interceptions during this game. This would be the second season in a row where the Giants were shutout by the top NFC seed in Week 15.

Week 16: at Detroit LionsEdit

Week Sixteen: New York Giants at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Giants 3 10 07323
Lions 0 3 98020

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

  • Date: December 22
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 63,996
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

With the win, the Giants placed the Lions out of post-season contention.

Week 17: vs. Washington RedskinsEdit

Week Seventeen: Washington Redskins at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Redskins 0 6 006
Giants 0 10 7320

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Philadelphia Eagles 10 6 0 .625 4–2 8–4 442 382 W2
Dallas Cowboys 8 8 0 .500 5–1 7–5 439 432 L1
New York Giants 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 294 383 W2
Washington Redskins 3 13 0 .188 0–6 1–11 334 478 L8

ConferenceEdit

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division winners
1 Seattle Seahawks West 13 3 0 .813 4–2 10–2 417 231 186 W1
2 Carolina Panthers South 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 366 241 125 W3
3 Philadelphia Eagles East 10 6 0 .625 4–2 9–3 442 382 60 W2
4 Green Bay Packers North 8 7 1 .531 3–2–1 6–5–1 417 428 -11 W1
Wild cards
5 San Francisco 49ers West 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 406 272 134 W6
6 New Orleans Saints South 11 5 0 .688 5–1 9–3 414 304 110 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7 Arizona Cardinals West 10 6 0 .625 2–4 6–6 379 324 55 L1
8[a] Chicago Bears North 8 8 0 .500 2–4 4–8 445 478 -33 L2
9 Dallas Cowboys East 8 8 0 .500 5–1 7–5 439 432 7 L1
10[b][c] New York Giants East 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 294 383 -89 W2
11[d] Detroit Lions North 7 9 0 .438 4–2 6–6 395 376 19 L4
12 St. Louis Rams West 7 9 0 .438 1–5 4–8 348 364 -16 L1
13 Minnesota Vikings North 5 10 1 .344 2–3–1 4–7–1 391 480 -89 W1
14[e] Atlanta Falcons South 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 353 443 -90 L2
15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 4 12 0 .250 1–5 2–10 288 389 -101 L3
16 Washington Redskins East 3 13 0 .188 0–6 1–11 334 478 -144 L8
Tiebreakers[f]
  1. ^ Chicago defeated Dallas head-to-head (Week 14, 45–28).
  2. ^ The New York Giants and Detroit finished with a better conference record than St. Louis.
  3. ^ The New York Giants defeated Detroit head-to-head (Week 16, 23–20 (OT)).
  4. ^ Detroit finished with a better conference record than St. Louis.
  5. ^ Atlanta finished with a better conference record than Tampa Bay.
  6. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mayer, Larry (October 10, 2013). "Bears hang on to edge Giants, move into first". Chicago Bears. Archived from the original on 2013-10-11. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  2. ^ "2013 Conference Standings". NFL.com. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  3. ^ "2013 NFL playoff picture". CBS Sports. Retrieved December 8, 2013.

External linksEdit