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2000 New York Giants season

2000 New York Giants season
Head coach Jim Fassel
Home field Giants Stadium
Results
Record 12–4
Division place 1st NFC East
Playoff finish Won Divisional Playoffs (Eagles) 20–10
Won NFC Championship (Vikings) 41–0
Lost Super Bowl XXXV (Ravens) 34–7
Pro Bowlers 2
Timeline
Previous season      Next season
< 1999      2001 >

The 2000 New York Giants season was the 76th season for the club in the National Football League.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School
1 11 Ron Dayne Running Back Wisconsin

Preseason

Game Date Opponent Result Giants points Opponents Record
1 August 5 Chicago Bears Loss 8 20 0–1
2 August 11 at Jacksonville Jaguars Loss 13 16 0–2
3 August 18 at New York Jets Loss 24 27 0–3
4 August 25 Baltimore Ravens Loss 17 24 0–4
[1]

Regular season

The Giants began the 2000 season hoping to get over the hump of coming short during their past two seasons. They would go on to finish the year with a 12-4 record and represented the NFC in Super Bowl XXXV.

With revived quarterback Kerry Collins the passing game improved from a previously mediocre attack. The running game averaged 256.5 yards per game and became known as the “thunder and lightning" backfield with Ron Dayne and Tiki Barber. The defense allowed just 246 points, with its greatest strength being against the run allowing a second best 3.2 yards per carry.

Early in the season the Giants’ record stood at 7-2 and coming off two double digit wins, before they lost two straight home games to decline to 7-4. That was when Head Coach Jim Fassel made a bold move and publicly stated in the postgame press conference: "This team is going to the playoffs". This became the defining moment of the season, and the Giants won their next five games to become the #1 seed in the NFC playoffs.

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Channel Attendance
1 September 3, 2000 Arizona Cardinals W 21–16 FOX 4:15
77,434
2 September 10, 2000 at Philadelphia Eagles W 33–18 FOX 4:15
65,530
3 September 17, 2000 at Chicago Bears W 14–7 FOX 1:00
66,944
4 September 24, 2000 Washington Redskins L 6–16 FOX 4:15
78,216
5 October 1, 2000 at Tennessee Titans L 14–28 FOX 1:00
68,341
6 October 8, 2000 at Atlanta Falcons W 13–6 FOX 1:00
50,947
7 October 15, 2000 Dallas Cowboys W 19–14 FOX 1:00
78,189
8 Bye
9 October 29, 2000 Philadelphia Eagles W 24–7 FOX 4:05
78,087
10 November 5, 2000 at Cleveland Browns W 24–3 FOX 1:00
72,718
11 November 12, 2000 St. Louis Rams L 24–38 FOX 1:00
78,174
12 November 19, 2000 Detroit Lions L 21–31 FOX 1:00
77,897
13 November 26, 2000 at Arizona Cardinals W 31–7 ESPN 8:30
42,094
14 December 3, 2000 at Washington Redskins W 9–7 FOX 1:00
83,485
15 December 10, 2000 Pittsburgh Steelers W 30–10 CBS 1:00
78,164
16 December 17, 2000 at Dallas Cowboys W 17–13 ESPN 8:30
61,311
17 December 23, 2000 Jacksonville Jaguars W 28–25 CBS 1:00
77,924

Standings

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA
New York Giants 12 4 0 .750 328 246
Philadelphia Eagles 11 5 0 .688 351 245
Washington Redskins 8 8 0 .500 281 269
Dallas Cowboys 5 11 0 .313 294 361
Arizona Cardinals 3 13 0 .188 210 443

Roster

Quarterbacks

  • #5 Kerry Collins
  • #17 Jason Garret
  • #18 Mike Cherry

Runningbacks

  • #21 Tiki Barber
  • #27 Ron Dayne
  • #29 Damon Washington
  • #33 Joe Montgomery
  • #34 Greg Comella (FB)

Offensive Line

  • #76 Lomas Brown (T)
  • #62 Glenn Parker (G)
  • #52 Dusty Zeigler (C)
  • #65 Ron Stone (G)
  • #77 Luke Petitgout (T)

Wide Receivers

  • #88 Ike Hilliard
  • #84 Joe Jurevicius
  • #81 Amani Toomer
  • #86 Ron Dixon
  • #82 Thabiti Davis

Tight ends

  • #87 Howard Cross
  • #89 Dan Campbell

Defense

  • #92 Michael Strahan [DE]
  • #75 Keith Hamilton [DL]
  • #97 Cornelius Griffin [DT]
  • #94 Cedric Jones [DE]
  • #98 Jesse Armstead [LB]
  • #58 Micheal Barrow [LB]
  • #91 Ryan Phillips [LB]
  • #31 Jason Sehorn [CB]
  • #26 Emmanuel McDaniel [CB]
  • #41Dave Thomas [CB]
  • #36 Shaun Williams [CB]
  • #23 Omar Stoutmire [CB]
  • #99 Christian Peter [DT]

Special Teams

  • #3 Brad Daluiso [K]
  • #2 Jaret Holmes [K]
  • #9 Brad Maynard [P]

Postseason

In the divisional playoffs, the Giants defeated MVP runner-up Donovan McNabb and the Philadelphia Eagles 20–10, in which rookie WR Ron Dixon returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, and Jason Sehorn intercepted a McNabb pass for a touchdown. The win was the third by the Giants over the Eagles for the season.

In the NFC Championship against the favored Minnesota Vikings, Kerry Collins threw five TDs (including two to Ike Hilliard) as they progressed to the franchise's 3rd Super Bowl by demolishing Minnesota 41-0. Combined with the Giants only other NFC championship game played at home (1986), the Giants have outscored their two opponents 58-0 in home NFC championship games.

In the Super Bowl, playing against arguably the greatest defense in history, the Giants were dominated and lost Super Bowl XXXV 34-7 to the Baltimore Ravens. Kerry Collins threw four interceptions, including one that was returned for a TD; the Giants only score was a Ron Dixon 97-yard kick return. It was the Giants' first loss in a Super Bowl, and to date is the only one of the Giants' five Super Bowl appearances that ended in defeat.

Awards and honors

  • Ron Stone, NFC Pro Bowl Selection [2]
  • Jessie Armstead NFC Pro Bowl selection

See also

References

  • New York Giants on Pro Football Reference
  • Giants on jt-sw.com

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