2016 New York Giants season
|2016 New York Giants season|
|Head coach||Ben McAdoo|
|General manager||Jerry Reese|
|Home field||MetLife Stadium|
|Division place||2nd NFC East|
Free agents signed
|Date||Position||Player||Free agent tag||2015 Team||New Team||Notes|
|February 18||WR||Anthony Dablé||Rookie||Argonautes (France)||New York Giants|
|March 8||DE||Jason Pierre-Paul||UFA||New York Giants||New York Giants|
|March 9||CB||Janoris Jenkins||UFA||St. Louis Rams||New York Giants|
|March 9||DE||Olivier Vernon||UFA||Miami Dolphins||New York Giants|
|March 9||DT||Damon Harrison||UFA||New York Jets||New York Giants|
|March 10||LB||Keenan Robinson||UFA||Washington Redskins||New York Giants|
|June 17||QB||Logan Thomas||UFA||Miami Dolphins||New York Giants|
|August 4||CB||Leon Hall||UFA||Cincinnati Bengals||New York Giants|
|2016 New York Giants draft|
|1||10||Eli Apple||CB||Ohio State|
|3||71||Darian Thompson||S||Boise State|
|4||109||B. J. Goodson||LB||Clemson|
|6||184||Jerell Adams||TE||South Carolina|
|Made roster Pro Football Hall of Fame Made at least one Pro Bowl during career|
- The Giants conditionally traded their seventh-round selection to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for punter Brad Wing.
New York Giants staff
|Week||Date||Opponent||Result||Record||Game site|| NFL.com|
|1||August 12||Miami Dolphins||L 10–27||0–1||MetLife Stadium||Recap|
|2||August 20||at Buffalo Bills||L 0–21||0–2||New Era Field||Recap|
|3||August 27||at New York Jets||W 21–20||1–2||MetLife Stadium||Recap|
|4||September 1||New England Patriots||W 17–9||2–2||MetLife Stadium||Recap|
On November 25, 2015, the NFL announced that the Los Angeles Rams would play host to the New York Giants in the International Series, in the first-ever game at Twickenham Stadium in London, England. The matchup was based on each team's respective third-place divisional finish at the end of the 2015 season. The game occurred during Week 7 on Sunday, October 23, and was aired by the NFL Network in the United States and WCBS-TV in New York City. The kickoff time was announced on April 14, with both teams having their bye the following week.
The remainder of the Giants' 2016 schedule, with exact dates and times, was finalized and announced on April 14.
|Week||Date||Kickoff||Opponent||Result||Record||Game site||TV|| NFL.com|
|1||September 11||4:25 p.m. EDT||at Dallas Cowboys||W 20–19||1–0||AT&T Stadium||Fox||Recap|
|2||September 18||1:00 p.m. EDT||New Orleans Saints||W 16–13||2–0||MetLife Stadium||Fox||Recap|
|3||September 25||1:00 p.m. EDT||Washington Redskins||L 27–29||2–1||MetLife Stadium||Fox||Recap|
|4||October 3||8:30 p.m. EDT||at Minnesota Vikings||L 10–24||2–2||U.S. Bank Stadium||ESPN||Recap|
|5||October 9||8:30 p.m. EDT||at Green Bay Packers||L 16–23||2–3||Lambeau Field||NBC||Recap|
|6||October 16||1:00 p.m. EDT||Baltimore Ravens||W 27–23||3–3||MetLife Stadium||CBS||Recap|
|7||October 23||9:30 a.m. EDT||at Los Angeles Rams||W 17–10||4–3||Twickenham Stadium (London, England)||NFLN||Recap|
|9||November 6||1:00 p.m. EST||Philadelphia Eagles||W 28–23||5–3||MetLife Stadium||Fox||Recap|
|10||November 14||8:30 p.m. EST||Cincinnati Bengals||W 21–20||6–3||MetLife Stadium||ESPN||Recap|
|11||November 20||1:00 p.m. EST||Chicago Bears||W 22–16||7–3||MetLife Stadium||Fox||Recap|
|12||November 27||1:00 p.m. EST||at Cleveland Browns||W 27–13||8–3||FirstEnergy Stadium||Fox||Recap|
|13||December 4||4:25 p.m. EST||at Pittsburgh Steelers||Heinz Field||Fox|
|14||December 11||8:30 p.m. EST||Dallas Cowboys||MetLife Stadium||NBC|
|15||December 18||1:00 p.m. EST||Detroit Lions||MetLife Stadium||Fox|
|16||December 22||8:25 p.m. EST||at Philadelphia Eagles||Lincoln Financial Field||NBC/NFLN/Twitter|
|17||January 1||1:00 p.m. EST||at Washington Redskins||FedEx Field||Fox|
- Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
- Networks and times for Weeks 15 and 17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.
Week 1: at Dallas Cowboys
The Giants won at AT&T Stadium for the first time since 2012 and started 1–0 for the first time since 2010.
With the return of Victor Cruz, the Giants fought hard with Dak Prescott and his game. Cruz had 4 catches for 34 yards and a touchdown for his first game since of the injury in 2014. On the last play, Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams caught a pass but didn't run out of bounds allowing a Giants win.
Week 2: vs. New Orleans Saints
Oddly enough, this was a low scoring game in contrast to last year's game against the Saints, who won in a high scoring contest against the Giants 52–49.
Despite both offenses struggling, the Giants drove down the field and Josh Brown kicked the game winning field goal improving the Giants to 2-0 for the first time since 2009.
Week 3: vs. Washington Redskins
at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
It was the first time in a season that the Giants face the Redskins, who added Josh Norman. Over the last nine months, Odell Beckham Jr. and Norman had a fierce rivalry between each other. After Eli Manning threw an interception early in the fourth quarter, Beckham was seen striking the kicking net in frustration. The Redskins, who are 0-2 this season, picked off Manning again at the last second to seal a 29-27 Washington victory, in which stunned MetLife Stadium.
Week 4: at Minnesota Vikings
This was the second straight season that the Giants traveled to Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Giants 49–17 in Week 16 of last season.
The loss dropped the Giants to 2-2 and into a tie with the Redskins in last place in the NFC East.
Eli Manning has had at least a giveaway in each of the first 4 games as he threw an interception.
Week 5: at Green Bay Packers
This was the first time the Giants have returned to Lambeau Field since their victory over the Packers in the Divisional Round of the 2011 Playoffs. This game was featured on Sunday Night Football. The Packers defense dominated the game, holding Eli Manning to one touchdown and 199 yards, and the Giants running backs were only able to rush for 43 yards in 15 attempts. At this point in the season, the Giants offense ranked 27th in total scoring.
Week 6: vs. Baltimore Ravens
at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
The Giants, hoping to stop a 3 game losing streak, hosted the Baltimore Ravens in a rematch of their 33-14 loss in 2012. Eli Manning threw his 300th career touchdown to Roger Lewis late in the second quarter. The Giants stormed on points with an Odell Beckham Jr 75 yard touchdown followed by a Justin Tucker field goal to make the game 20-16. The Giants then stopped Terrance West on 4th and goal early in the 4th quarter. Late in the 4th quarter, the Ravens drove down the field and scored making the game 23-20. Eli Manning and the Giants responded with Eli completing a 66 yard touchdown to Beckham to make the score 27-23. The Ravens drove down the field but were stopped with Joe Flacco throwing an incompletion in the final seconds allowing the Giants to break their 3 game losing streak. The Giants improved to 3-3, and their all time record against the Ravens improved to 2-4.
Week 7: at Los Angeles Rams
The Giants started slow after a Larry Donnell fumble, allowing the Rams to score ten points in their first two drives. The defense dominated the game with Landon Collins recording two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown. DRC also recorded two interceptions, including the game-winning interception. The defense recorded three sacks and four interceptions in the win, improving the Giants' record to 4-3.
Week 9: vs. Philadelphia Eagles
The Giants quickly took a 14 point lead after two Carson Wentz interceptions in the first quarter and never gave up the lead. Despite a tipped pass at the line of scrimmage in the fourth quarter being intercepted, the Giants defense held the Eagles to incompletions in the red zone allowing the Giants to improve 5-3 and beat the Eagles at MetLife for the first time since Week 17 of the 2012 season and the first win over the Eagles since the 2013 season in week 8. Manning threw for 4 touchdowns.
Week 10: vs. Cincinnati Bengals
After their win over the Eagles, the Giants stayed at home for a Monday Night matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals, who were coming back from London after their tie against the Redskins. The Giants pulled off the win after a Sterling Shepard touchdown early in the fourth quarter and defensive stops to the Bengals Offense and Manning running out the clock to improve the Giants 6-3 their best start since the 2012 season.
Week 11: vs. Chicago Bears
The Giants stayed at home for a matchup against the Chicago Bears. The Bears took a 16-9 lead at halftime. The Giants didn't allow a single point for the rest of the game. Jay Cutler threw a late interception to Landon Collins to seal the Giants' win. The Giants improved to 7-3 for the first time since their 2007 Super Bowl Championship season (excluding their 9-1 record through 10 games in 2008). The Giants also improved from their 6-10 campaigns from the last two years, and extended their winning streak to five consecutive games, their longest since 2010.
Week 12: at Cleveland Browns
The Giants recorded a season-high six sacks in their win over the Browns, extending their winning streak to six games. Odell Beckham, Jr. caught six passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns. This loss dropped the Browns to 0-12. The Giants also had their first six-game winning streak since 2008.
Week 13: at Pittsburgh Steelers
|New York Giants||8||3||0||.727||2–1||5–3||231||213||W6|
|5||New York Giants||East||8||3||0||.727||2–1||5–3||.435||.406||W6|
|In the Hunt|
|7||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||South||6||5||0||.545||2–1||5–3||.504||.447||W3|
|9||New Orleans Saints||South||5||6||0||.455||1–2||4–3||.533||.391||W1|
|10||Green Bay Packers||North||5||6||0||.455||2–1||4–4||.528||.436||W1|
|14||Los Angeles Rams||West||4||7||0||.364||2–1||3–5||.488||.477||L2|
|Eliminated from postseason contention|
|16||San Francisco 49ers||West||1||10||0||.091||1–3||1–7||.561||.364||L10|
|w — Clinched wild card|
|x — Clinched playoff berth|
|y — Clinched division|
|z — Clinched first-round bye|
|* — Clinched home-field advantage|
- "New York Giants Free Agent Signings". Big Blue Interactive. Big Blue Interactive, LLC. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
- "New York Giants Roster". Giants.com. New York Giants. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
- "New York Giants Transactions". Giants.com. New York Giants. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
- "New York Giants Transactions - 2016". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
- "2016 UK International Series schedule announced". NFL.com. November 25, 2015. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
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