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The 2014 New York Giants season was the franchise's 90th season in the National Football League, the fifth playing their home games at MetLife Stadium and the eleventh under head coach Tom Coughlin. The team failed to improve on their 7–9 mark from 2013, finishing 6–10.

2014 New York Giants season
Head coachTom Coughlin
General managerJerry Reese
OwnerJohn Mara
Steve Tisch
Home fieldMetLife Stadium
Results
Record6–10
Division place3rd NFC East
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersOdell Beckham Jr., WR
Uniform
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To commemorate their ninetieth anniversary, the Giants wore a special patch on their jerseys. In addition, the team wore white pants instead of gray for two home games versus the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9 on Monday Night Football and two weeks later against the San Francisco 49ers.[1] With their loss to the Jaguars on November 30, 2014, the Giants sealed their second consecutive losing season.

DraftEdit

2014 New York Giants draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 12 Odell Beckham Jr. *  Wide receiver LSU
2 43 Weston Richburg  Center Colorado State
3 74 Jay Bromley  Defensive tackle Syracuse
4 113 Andre Williams  Running back Boston College
5 152 Nat Berhe  Safety San Diego State
5 174 Devon Kennard  Linebacker USC Compensatory
6 187 Bennett Jackson  Cornerback Notre Dame
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Notes

StaffEdit

2014 New York Giants staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches


Strength and conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2014 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, 22 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
HOF August 3 vs. Buffalo Bills W 17–13 1–0 Fawcett Stadium (Canton, Ohio) Recap
1 August 9 Pittsburgh Steelers W 20–16 2–0 MetLife Stadium Recap
2 August 16 at Indianapolis Colts W 27–26 3–0 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
3 August 22 at New York Jets W 35–24 4–0 MetLife Stadium Recap
4 August 28 New England Patriots W 16–13 5–0 MetLife Stadium Recap

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 8 at Detroit Lions L 14–35 0–1 Ford Field Recap
2 September 14 Arizona Cardinals L 14–25 0–2 MetLife Stadium Recap
3 September 21 Houston Texans W 30–17 1–2 MetLife Stadium Recap
4 September 25 at Washington Redskins W 45–14 2–2 FedExField Recap
5 October 5 Atlanta Falcons W 30–20 3–2 MetLife Stadium Recap
6 October 12 at Philadelphia Eagles L 0–27 3–3 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
7 October 19 at Dallas Cowboys L 21–31 3–4 AT&T Stadium Recap
8 Bye
9 November 3 Indianapolis Colts L 24–40 3–5 MetLife Stadium Recap
10 November 9 at Seattle Seahawks L 17–38 3–6 CenturyLink Field Recap
11 November 16 San Francisco 49ers L 10–16 3–7 MetLife Stadium Recap
12 November 23 Dallas Cowboys L 28–31 3–8 MetLife Stadium Recap
13 November 30 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 24–25 3–9 EverBank Field Recap
14 December 7 at Tennessee Titans W 36–7 4–9 LP Field Recap
15 December 14 Washington Redskins W 24–13 5–9 MetLife Stadium Recap
16 December 21 at St. Louis Rams W 37–27 6–9 Edward Jones Dome Recap
17 December 28 Philadelphia Eagles L 26–34 6–10 MetLife Stadium Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at Detroit LionsEdit

Week One: New York Giants at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Giants 0 7 0714
Lions 14 0 13835

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

Game information

The Lions routed the Giants 35-14. With the loss, the Giants opened the season with an 0-1 record.

Week 2: vs. Arizona CardinalsEdit

Week Two: Arizona Cardinals at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 10 0 01525
Giants 0 7 7014

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Week 3: vs. Houston TexansEdit

Week Three: Houston Texans at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Texans 0 0 10717
Giants 0 14 31330

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Week 4: at Washington RedskinsEdit

Week Four: New York Giants at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Giants 7 17 71445
Redskins 0 7 7014

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

Game information

This would be the Giants largest margin of victory since their 42-7 win over the Eagles in 2012.

Week 5: vs. Atlanta FalconsEdit

Week Five: Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Falcons 7 6 7020
Giants 7 3 71330

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: October 5
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 55 °F (13 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 80,307
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Pam Oliver
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Rookie Odell Beckham Jr. would record his 1st NFL touchdown in this game.[3]

Week 6: at Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week Six: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Giants 0 0 000
Eagles 10 10 7027

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information

The Giants were dominated from start to finish as the Eagles routed them 27-0. It was only the second time this season that an NFL team failed to score in a game (the Jets were shut out 31-0 in Week 5 against the Chargers). The loss snapped the Giants' 3 game winning streak as their overall record fell to 3-3.

Week 7: at Dallas CowboysEdit

Week Seven: New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Giants 0 14 0721
Cowboys 7 7 71031

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Game information

Week 9: vs. Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Week Nine: Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colts 3 13 21340
Giants 0 3 71424

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: November 3
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 55 °F (13 °C), mostly clear
  • Game attendance: 77,975
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 10: at Seattle SeahawksEdit

Week Ten: New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Giants 7 10 0017
Seahawks 7 7 32138

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information

Week 11: vs. San Francisco 49ersEdit

Week Eleven: San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 3 6 7016
Giants 7 0 3010

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: November 16
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 42 °F (6 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 80,352
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Pam Oliver
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 12: vs. Dallas CowboysEdit

Week Twelve: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cowboys 3 7 14731
Giants 7 14 0728

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: November 23
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 51 °F (11 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 80,520
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

This was the first Sunday Night Football game held in MetLife Stadium following a one-season absence.

With the loss, the Giants fell to 3-8, and were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention after the Lions defeated the Bears on Thanksgiving four days later. This game, however, is best known for an acrobatic one-handed catch by Odell Beckham Jr. early in the 2nd quarter that would go down as one of the greatest catches in NFL history. A penalty marker flew as he made the catch - for pass interference on Brandon Carr, who had been covering Beckham on that play.

Week 13: at Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Thirteen: New York Giants at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Giants 0 21 0324
Jaguars 0 3 13925

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

The Giants had a 21-0 lead midway through the second quarter, but went on to lose 25-24 to fall to 3-9, matching their loss total from 2013.

Week 14: at Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Fourteen: New York Giants at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Giants 17 6 10336
Titans 0 0 707

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: December 7
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 45 °F (7 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 69,143
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, David Diehl and Laura Okmin
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 15: vs. Washington RedskinsEdit

Week Fifteen: Washington Redskins at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Redskins 3 7 3013
Giants 7 0 10724

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Week 16: at St. Louis RamsEdit

Week Sixteen: New York Giants at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Giants 10 10 14337
Rams 3 10 7727

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Date: December 21
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m EST/3:05 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 55,851
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, David Diehl and Laura Okmin
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

In this game, Odell Beckham Jr. broke Giants' franchise records for most receptions by a rookie and most receiving yards by a rookie, previously set by Jeremy Shockey in 2002. Beckham also topped 1,000 yards receiving for the season. In both cases, this was achieved despite Beckham missing the first four games of the season.

Week 17: vs. Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week Seventeen: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Eagles 14 3 71034
Giants 10 6 3726

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: December 28
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 48 °F (9 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 79,150
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

With the loss, the Giants finished the season 6-10 and were swept by the Eagles for the first time since 2010. Also, their record against the Eagles fell to 3-11 dating back to 2008.

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Dallas Cowboys 12 4 0 .750 4–2 8–4 467 352 W4
Philadelphia Eagles 10 6 0 .625 4–2 6–6 474 400 W1
New York Giants 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 380 400 L1
Washington Redskins 4 12 0 .250 2–4 2–10 301 438 L1

ConferenceEdit

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division leaders
1[a] Seattle Seahawks West 12 4 0 .750 5–1 10–2 394 254 140 W6
2[a] Green Bay Packers North 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 486 348 138 W2
3[a] Dallas Cowboys East 12 4 0 .750 4–2 8–4 467 352 115 W4
4 Carolina Panthers South 7 8 1 .469 4–2 6–6 339 374 –35 W4
Wild Cards
5[b] Arizona Cardinals West 11 5 0 .688 3–3 8–4 310 299 11 L2
6[b] Detroit Lions North 11 5 0 .688 5–1 9–3 321 282 39 L1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7 Philadelphia Eagles East 10 6 0 .625 4–2 6–6 474 400 74 W1
8 San Francisco 49ers West 8 8 0 .500 2–4 7–5 306 340 –34 W1
9[c] New Orleans Saints South 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 401 424 –23 W1
10[c] Minnesota Vikings North 7 9 0 .438 1–5 6–6 325 343 –18 W1
11[d] New York Giants East 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 380 400 –20 L1
12[d] Atlanta Falcons South 6 10 0 .375 5–1 6–6 381 417 –36 L1
13[d] St. Louis Rams West 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 324 354 –30 L3
14 Chicago Bears North 5 11 0 .313 1–5 4–8 319 442 –123 L5
15 Washington Redskins East 4 12 0 .250 2–4 2–10 301 438 –137 L1
16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 2 14 0 .125 0–6 1–11 277 410 –133 L6
Tiebreakers[e]
  1. ^ a b c Seattle, Green Bay and Dallas were ranked in seeds 1–3 based on conference record.
  2. ^ a b Arizona defeated Detroit head-to-head (Week 11, 14–6).
  3. ^ a b New Orleans defeated Minnesota head-to-head (Week 3, 20–9).
  4. ^ a b c The New York Giants defeated both Atlanta and St. Louis head-to-head (Atlanta: Week 5, 30–20; St. Louis: Week 16, 37–27), while Atlanta finished ahead of St. Louis
    based on conference record.
  5. ^ 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. ^ Salomone, Dan. "Which games will Giants wear white pants?". www.giants.com. Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2014-01-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ https://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2014/10/5/6914735/odell-beckham-touchdown-dance-flag-gif
  4. ^ "2014 Conference Standings". NFL.com. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  5. ^ "2014 NFL playoff picture". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 30, 2014.

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