The New York Football Giants date back to 1925 when Tim Mara purchased the franchise. Back then, the team called New York City home, more specifically the Polo Grounds.
They relocated to the Garden State in 1976, playing home games in East Rutherford.
Fast forward to current times, and a new era is officially underway. Eli Manning is now retired, and in the process, the torch has been passed to Daniel Jones. Along with All-Pro running back Saquon Barkley, the franchise has two key offensive pieces to build around.
The Giants have a storied NFL history that includes four Super Bowl championships.
Consider this your guide to the past, present, and future. We’ll also share a rundown on ways to place your bets on the next Giants football game. Ready, set …
Wondering what the odds are for the Giants’ next game? Here’s a look at the latest betting lines, thanks to our NFL odds feed from the top NJ online sportsbooks. The odds are comparable to what bettors will find at Las Vegas sportsbooks, minus the plane ticket.
The road to the Super Bowl starts with the 16-game regular season, but will the Giants return to the Big Game and win? Here’s a glance at what our live odds feed has to say about the Giants Super Bowl odds. Click on the odds to go directly to the sportsbook.
The Giants young quarterback Daniel Jones took over for Eli Manning in 2019. As new as he is, earning MVP accolades seems unlikely but Rookie of the Year? Maybe. Here’s a look at the futures odds for Jones:
New head coach Joe Judge takes over a New York Giants team seeking its first winning season since 2016. This includes last year’s 4-12 record.
Out of the 13 teams the G-Men are facing, only four made the playoffs in 2019. One is the rival Philadelphia Eagles, the defending NFC East champions. The San Francisco 49ers, who lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl, are another.
But if Big Blue is going to have any success, improving defensive play and building a strong offensive line would be a good start. New York added Andrew Thomas, an offensive tackle out of Georgia, and Xavier McKinney, a safety from Alabama, with its first two picks in the 2020 NFL Draft.
In other words, this is a Giants team with more questions than answers.
Unlike the NBA and NHL, the 2020 NFL season will not take place in a bubble. It means home games will be at MetLife Stadium (sans fans). Here is a look at the Giants 2020 schedule:
|Sept. 14||Pittsburgh Steelers||Home||7:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|Sep. 20||Chicago Bears||Away||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Sept. 27||San Francisco 49ers||Home||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Oct. 4||Los Angeles Rams||Away||4:05 p.m.||FOX|
|Oct. 11||Dallas Cowboys||Away||4:25 p.m.||CBS|
|Oct. 18||Washington Football Team||Home||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Oct. 22||Philadelphia Eagles||Away||8:20 p.m.||FOX / NFL Network / Amazon|
|Nov. 2||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Home||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|Nov. 8||Washington Football Club||Away||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Nov. 15||Philadelphia Eagles||Home||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Nov. 29||Cincinatti Bengals||Away||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Dec. 6||Seattle Seahawks||Away||4:05 p.m.||FOX|
|Dec. 13||Arizona Cardinals||Home||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Dec. 20||Cleveland Browns||Home||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Dec. 27||Baltimore Ravens||Away||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Jan. 3||Dallas Cowboys||Home||1 p.m.||FOX|
Two words: not good.
The G-Men finished third in the NFC East with a 4-12 record. As far as the NFC standings went, only the former Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions finished with a worse mark (3-13).
The defense was a big issue as opposing teams averaged a tad over 28 points per game. The offense remains a work in progress. New York scored about three touchdowns a game. Chalk it up as a rebuilding year.
And the options expand far beyond which team will win the next Super Bowl. This is considered a futures bet. The wager is linked to the outcome of a sporting event that has yet to take place. Here are a few other examples of NFL futures:
You can also bet on which conference will secure the Super Bowl title (AFC or NFC), which teams will face each other in the big game, and total wins for the Giants. At DraftKings Sportsbook, the 2020 win total for the Giants is set at 6 but they have an alternate line of 7.5.
Bettors can put money down on how one of the Giants will perform in a game or during the season. These wagers fall under the player props category. And they are often posed as a question. Simply sign in to your NJ sportsbook app of choice, and the NFL menu will include a page of options, from team futures to player futures and props and beyond.
Here are a few examples:
This list is an extremely short one thanks to the longevity and success of Manning. The New York Giants made a 2004 draft-day trade with the San Diego Chargers, and the rest is history. Manning claimed the role as a rookie and didn’t let go until it was time to call it a career.
Jones entered the picture last season as a rookie passer out of Duke University, but he clearly has some big shoes to fill.
Manning is now retired. Here is a look at the highlights of both quarterbacks:
The New York Giants (and Jets) have called MetLife Stadium (originally known as New Meadowlands Stadium) home since the 2010 season. The venue is located in East Rutherford and less than a mile from Meadowlands Racetrack. The latter is home to a FanDuel Sportsbook as well.
MetLife Stadium is part of the Meadowlands Sports Complex.
All 16 Giants regular-season games will be televised as part of the NFL’s numerous TV contracts. The Week 1 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers is one of two Monday Night Football contests.
Other games will be available on CBS, FOX, NFL Network, and Amazon Prime.
For those listening on the radio, Giants games can be heard on flagship station WFAN 660 on the AM dial and 101.9 FM in New York. The Spanish broadcast is available on WQBU-FM 92.7.
Bob Papa, Carl Banks, and Howard Cross broadcast the games over the Giants Radio Network.
Streaming services are another way to watch. Those apps include:
Since watching games at MetLife Stadium is not an option for the 2020 season as a result of COVID-19, die-hard Giants fans are likely feeling stranded. Some fans may elect to take a day trip to the Atlantic City casinos and grab a seat at their favorite sportsbook.
Due to the pandemic, bars and restaurants (as well as retail sportsbooks) are limited to 25% capacity in New Jersey for the time being. With that in mind, here are a few places to consider watching Giants games:
1. Redd’s Restaurant & Biergarten is so close to Metlife Stadium that a park & ride service is available (not that it will be needed this season). There are 35 flat screen TVs to watch the games. Redd’s also features an outdoor biergarten.
2. Wicked Wolf Tavern is the place where “we know football!” The fan viewing experience includes 35-plus flat screen TVs and a 100-inch projection screen.
3. Rockafellas Sports Bar & Grill calls the same town as the G-Men home. Those looking to watch the live action unfold can take in he “great atmosphere” that includes 21 HDTVs. A full menu adds to the game day experience.
No. The Giants are abiding to the 500-person statewide limit that applies to outdoor gatherings in New Jersey.
The New York Giants are run by the Mara and Tisch families. The ownership ties date back to 1925. According to the team’s website, Tim Mara purchased the team for a reported $500. The current value is $3.9 billion, according to Forbes.
The late Bob Tisch came aboard in 1991. He purchased a 50% stake for $80 million.
Here is a look back at the Giants’ ownership since 1925:
Four, two of which were won against the New England Patriots in the last 20 years. Here are the scores from Big Blue’s four Super Bowl victories:
The Giants are going with second-year QB Daniel Jones, who took over for former Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning during the course of the 2019 season.
There are 12 Giants numbers that have been officially retired. The list of Giants players who have seen their number retired dates back to the late 1920s. A couple of the names on this list have played on Super Bowl-winning teams.
*The New York Giants retired No. 14 in honor of both Cuff and Title.