2007 New York Giants season

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2007 New York Giants season
OwnerJohn Mara
Steve Tisch
Head coachTom Coughlin
General managerJerry Reese
Home fieldGiants Stadium
Division place2nd NFC East
Playoff finishWon Wild Card Playoffs (Buccaneers) 24–14
Won Divisional Playoffs (Cowboys) 21–17
Won NFC Championship (Packers) 23–20
Won Super Bowl XLII (Patriots) 17–14

The 2007 New York Giants season was the team's 83rd season in the National Football League. They finished with 10 wins and 6 losses. They finished second in the NFC East. They earned the fifth seed in the playoffs.

This Giants got into the playoffs in this season. The first playoff game was against the 4th-seeded Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Giants won that game 24-14. Neither team met in the regular season or preseason. The next 3 games were opponents they faced in the regular season.

The second playoff game was against the Dallas Cowboys. It was played at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas. The Giants had lost their two previous games against the Cowboys, but this time they won 21-17. Tony Romo would throw an interception at the near end of the game.

The third playoff game was against the second-seeded Green Bay Packers. It was played at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Brett Favre threw an interception in overtime to Corey Webster. The interception is Favre's last pass as a Packer. The Giants won 23-20.

In Super Bowl XLII, the Giants played the New England Patriots. The Patriots had completed the regular season undefeated and were heavy favorites. The game is remembered for the Helmet Catch, when David Tyree caught the ball against his helmet in the fourth quarter.[1] The Giants won the game 17-14. The game was an upset for the Patriots. It stopped the Patriots from becoming the NFL's first 19-0 team.

The team was the first NFL International Series participant to win a Super Bowl. They played the Miami Dolphins in the International Series. That was the first game to be played in London.

The 2007 Giants was the first NFC team to win three games on the road, followed by the Green Bay Packers 3 years later.

In two of their playoff games, the Giants wore blue jerseys against Tampa Bay and Dallas.

The 2007 Giants are remarked a cinderalla story.

Schedule[change | change source]

Week Date Time[a] TV Opponent Result Game site Recap
1 September 9 8:15 p.m. NBC at Dallas Cowboys L 45–35 Texas Stadium Recap Archived 2009-04-21 at the Wayback Machine
2 September 16 1:00 p.m. Fox vs Green Bay Packers L 35–13 Giants Stadium Recap Archived 2009-03-06 at the Wayback Machine
3 September 23 4:15 p.m. Fox at Washington Redskins W 24–17 FedExField Recap Archived 2009-03-06 at the Wayback Machine
4 September 30 8:15 p.m. NBC vs Philadelphia Eagles W 16–3 Giants Stadium Recap Archived 2009-03-07 at the Wayback Machine
5 October 7 1:00 p.m. CBS vs New York Jets W 35–24 Giants Stadium[b] Recap Archived 2009-03-07 at the Wayback Machine
6 October 15 8:30 p.m. ESPN[c] at Atlanta Falcons W 31–10 Georgia Dome Recap Archived 2009-06-26 at the Wayback Machine
7 October 21 1:00 p.m. Fox vs San Francisco 49ers W 33–15 Giants Stadium Recap Archived 2009-03-07 at the Wayback Machine
8 October 28 1:00 p.m. Fox at Miami Dolphins W 13–10 Wembley Stadium
London, England
Recap Archived 2009-05-19 at the Wayback Machine
9 Bye week
10 November 11 4:15 p.m. Fox vs Dallas Cowboys L 31–20 Giants Stadium Recap Archived 2009-03-07 at the Wayback Machine
11 November 18 1:00 p.m.[e][2] Fox at Detroit Lions W 16–10 Ford Field Recap Archived 2009-03-07 at the Wayback Machine
12 November 25 1:00 p.m. Fox vs Minnesota Vikings L 41–17 Giants Stadium Recap Archived 2009-03-06 at the Wayback Machine
13 December 2 4:15 p.m. Fox at Chicago Bears W 21–16 Soldier Field Recap
14 December 9 1:00 p.m. Fox at Philadelphia Eagles W 16–13 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
15 December 16 8:15 p.m. NBC vs Washington Redskins L 22–10 Giants Stadium Recap
16 December 23 1:00 p.m. Fox at Buffalo Bills W 38–21 Ralph Wilson Stadium Recap
17 December 29 8:15 p.m. NFLN[f] vs New England Patriots L 38–35 Giants Stadium Recap
1[g] January 6 1:00 p.m. Fox at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 24–14 Raymond James Stadium Recap
2[h] January 13 4:30 p.m. Fox at Dallas Cowboys W 21–17 Texas Stadium Recap Archived 2009-03-07 at the Wayback Machine
3[i] January 20 6:30 p.m. Fox at Green Bay Packers W 23–20 Lambeau Field Recap Archived 2008-05-04 at the Wayback Machine
4[j] February 3 6:30 p.m. Fox vs New England Patriots W 17–14 University of Phoenix Stadium
Glendale, Arizona
Recap Archived 2009-03-07 at the Wayback Machine

References[change | change source]

  1. "Super Bowl XLII - Inside a Moment in Time - ESPN". ESPN.com.
  2. "Week 11 (November 18) Game Time Changes" (Press release). New York Giants. 2007-10-25. Archived from the original on 2007-10-27. Retrieved 2007-10-25.