New York Giants Football has been in existance since 1925. The organization was one of the original five teams that helped launch the National Football League. However, the team is the only one of the group still in existence.
In 1929, the team incorporated as the “New York Football Giants.” This was to distinguish themselves from the New York Giants baseball team.
New York Giants Championships
New York Giants Football has one 8 NFL Championships in their history. The team won 4 Championships pre-SuperBowl era (until 1967) – 1927, 1934, 1938, 1956. The Giants claimed their first of 4 SuperBowl championships in 1986, under coach Bill Parcells.
The Giants won one more SuperBowl in 1990 under Parcells, and won again in 2007 under Tom Coughlin. That team defeated the vaunted New England Patriots in SuperBowl 42, ending their desire for an undefeated season. As fate would have it, the teams met again in 2011 at SuperBowl 46, winning again in the late stages of the game after riding the shoulders of QB Eli Manning.
New York Giants Legends & Hall of Fame Players
Giants fans have been treated to some of the greatest players in NFL history playing in the Meadowlands. Currently, the organization has 29 players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, second most of all teams in the league.
Most notable players enshrined include Lawrence Taylor (#56 – enshrined 1999), Michael Strahan (#92 – enshrined 2014), Harry Carson (#53, enshrined 2006), Y.A. Tittle (#14, enshrined 1967, & Jim Thorpe (#31, enshrined 1963.)
Today’s New York Giants & their fans are looking for more titles. The hope is strong wtih the leadership and talent of Eli Manning & Odell Beckham Jr.
New York Giants Rivalries
The Giants play in the NFC East Division. The NFC East is annually seen as one of the toughest, most physical divisions in the NFL. The games were always intense & the personal animosity noticeable.
Their biggest rivals in the NFL are mostly from the NFC East. The Giants see the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington NFL team & the Philadelphia Eagles twice a season. What made the division stronger was that most years – to this day – the end of the season is important for playoff & division championships.
Over their entire history, the Giants won 16 division championships. 8 were in the old NFL East Division, and the other 8 in the current NFC East.