2001 New York Giants season

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The New York Giants' 2001 season saw them return as Super Bowl runners-up, after losing Super Bowl XXXV to the Baltimore Ravens. The Giants went 7–9 and missed the playoffs.

2001 New York Giants season
Head coach Jim Fassel
Home field Giants Stadium
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 3rd NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

2001 New York Giants draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 22 Will Allen  DB Syracuse
3 78 Will Peterson  DB Western Illinois
4 114 Cedric Scott  DE Southern Miss
4 125 Jesse Palmer  QB Florida
5 160 John Markham  K Vanderbilt
5 162 Jonathan Carter  WR Troy State
7 230 Ross Kolodziej  DT Wisconsin
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Season[edit]

The 2001 NFL season was the 77th season for the New York Giants and the 82nd regular season of the National Football League. The Giants finished 7–9, 3rd in the NFC East. The Giants hoped to continue their success from the previous season in which they were the NFC champions, losing Super Bowl XXXV to the Baltimore Ravens. Michael Strahan was named Defensive Player of the Year for the 2001 season. He broke the NFL single season sack record with 22.5, surpassing Mark Gastineau's total of 22, by sacking Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers at Giants Stadium in the final regular season game. Following the season, defensive coordinator John Fox left to become the head coach of the Carolina Panthers, a team he would take the Super Bowl just two years later.

Schedule[edit]

The game against the Green Bay Packers was scheduled for Sept. 16 but was rescheduled to January 6.

Game Date Opponent Result Giants' points Opponents' Points Record TV Time Notes Attendance
1 Sept. 10 at Denver Broncos Loss 20 31 0–1 ABC 9:00et/7:00mt First game at Invesco Field
75,735
2 Sept. 23 at Kansas City Chiefs Win 13 3 1–1 FOX 1:00et/12:00ct First Giants game after 9/11
77,666
3 Sept. 30 New Orleans Saints Win 21 13 2–1 FOX 1:00et
78,451
4 Oct. 7 Washington Redskins Win 23 9 3–1 FOX 1:00et
78,651
5 Oct. 14 at St. Louis Rams Loss 14 15 3–2 FOX 1:00et/12:00ct
65,992
6 Oct. 22 Philadelphia Eagles Loss 9 10 3–3 ABC 9:00et
78,821
7 Oct. 28 at Washington Redskins Loss 21 35 3–4 FOX 4:00et
80,316
8 Nov. 4 Dallas Cowboys Win 27 24 4–4 FOX 1:00et Giants come back from 17 points
78,673
9 Nov. 11 at Arizona Cardinals Win 17 10 5–4 FOX 4:00et/2:00mt Occurs week after NY Yankees/Arizona World Series
36,917
10 Nov. 19 at Minnesota Vikings Loss 16 28 5–5 ABC 9:00et/8:00ct
64,283
11 Nov. 25 Oakland Raiders Loss 10 28 5–6 CBS 4:00et Played in rainstorm
78,756
12 Bye
13 Dec. 9 at Dallas Cowboys Loss 13 20 5–7 FOX 1:00et/12:00ct
61,821
14 Dec. 15 Arizona Cardinals Win 17 13 6–7 FOX 12:30et Cards K Bill Gramatica tears ACL celebrating FG
77,913
15 Dec. 23 Seattle Seahawks Win 27 24 7–7 CBS 1:00et
78,119
16 Dec. 30 at Philadelphia Eagles Loss 21 24 7–8 FOX 4:00et Giants nearly win on hook and lateral
65,885
17 Jan. 6 Green Bay Packers Loss 25 34 7–9 FOX 1:00et Michael Strahan sets new sack record
78,601

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Game summaries[edit]

Week 8[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Cowboys 10 14 0 0 0 24
• Giants 0 7 7 10 3 27

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Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA
Philadelphia Eagles 11 5 0 .688 343 208
Washington Redskins 8 8 0 .500 256 303
New York Giants 7 9 0 .438 294 321
Arizona Cardinals 7 9 0 .438 295 343
Dallas Cowboys 5 11 0 .313 246 338

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Roster[edit]

Coaching Staff[edit]

New York Giants 2001 coaching staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Sean Payton
  • Quarterbacks – Sean Payton
  • Running Backs – Eric Studesville
  • Wide Receivers – Jimmy Robinson
  • Tight Ends – Mike Pope
  • Offensive Assistant – Jay Robertson
 

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator – John Fox
  • Defensive Quality Control – Dave Brazil
  • Defensive Line – Danny Marcin
  • Linebackers – Tom Olivadotti
  • Secondary – Johnnie Lynn

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Fred von Appen
  • Strength and Conditioning – John Dunn
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Craig Stoddard

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Awards and honors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 23
  2. ^ http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/results.nsf/Teams/2001-nyg
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2013-Dec-10.
  4. ^ ESPN. Retrieved 2013-Dec-10.
  5. ^ 2013 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 378. Archived from the original on January 2, 2014. Retrieved January 2, 2014. 
  6. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 113