1994 New York Giants season

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1994 New York Giants season
Head coach Dan Reeves
Home field Giants Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 2nd NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1994 New York Giants season was the 70th season for the club in the National Football League. The Giants had a 9–7 record in 1994 and finished second in the National Football Conference East Division, three games behind the Dallas Cowboys.[1][2]

In the 1994 NFL draft, the Giants selected wide receiver Thomas Lewis in the first round, with the 24th overall pick.[3] New York began the season with a three-game winning streak, defeating the Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals, and Washington Redskins. The Giants' first loss came in their fourth game, as the New Orleans Saints defeated them 27–22.[4] The next six games were also losses; after the Cardinals beat them 10–9 in week 11, New York's record was 3–7.[1] Against the Houston Oilers, the Giants snapped their seven-game losing streak by winning 13–10. The team won its next four games, moving into postseason contention following its second win over Philadelphia, which brought the Giants to 8–7. In the final game of the regular season, against the defending Super Bowl champion Cowboys, the Giants prevailed by five points. They needed a Green Bay loss as well to make the playoffs; the Packers won their last game; ending the Giants' season.[4]

Rodney Hampton rushed for 1,075 yards and six touchdowns during the season;[1] he was seventh in the NFL in rushing yards in 1994.[5] The Giants' leading receiver statistically was Mike Sherrard, who caught 53 passes for 825 yards and six touchdowns. Dave Brown started 15 of 16 games at quarterback, and threw 12 touchdown passes and 16 interceptions. Defensively, Keith Hamilton and Erik Howard each had 6.5 sacks to lead the Giants, while John Booty and Phillippi Sparks each had a team-high three interceptions.[1]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1994 NFL Draft
1994 New York Giants Draft Selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 24 Thomas Lewis WR Indiana
2 47 Thomas Randolph CB Kansas State
2 59 Jason Sehorn S USC
3 95 Gary Downs RB North Carolina State
4 128 Chris Maumalanga DT Kansas
5 155 Chad Bratzke DE Eastern Kentucky
6 186 Jason Winrow G Ohio State

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1994 New York Giants staff
Front office
  • President/Co-Chief Executive Officer – Wellington Mara
  • Chairman/Co-Chief Executive Officer – Preston Robert Tisch
  • Executive Vice President/General Counsel – John Mara
  • Vice President/General Manager – George Young
  • Assistant General Manager – Harry Hulmes
  • Director of Player Personnel – Tom Boisture
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Tim Rooney
  • Assistant Director of Player Personnel – Rick Donohue
  • Director of College Scouting – Jerry Shay

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Al Miller

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4, 1994 Philadelphia Eagles W 28–23
76,130
2 September 11, 1994 at Arizona Cardinals W 20–17
60,066
3 September 18, 1994 Washington Redskins W 31–23
77,298
4 Bye
5 October 2, 1994 at New Orleans Saints L 27–22
55,076
6 October 10, 1994 Minnesota Vikings L 27–10
77,294
7 October 16, 1994 at Los Angeles Rams L 17–10
40,474
8 October 23, 1994 Pittsburgh Steelers L 10–6
71,819
9 October 30, 1994 Detroit Lions L 28–25
75,124
10 November 7, 1994 at Dallas Cowboys L 38–10
64,836
11 November 13, 1994 Arizona Cardinals L 10–9
71,719
12 November 21, 1994 at Houston Oilers W 13–10
53,201
13 November 27, 1994 at Washington Redskins W 21–19
43,384
14 December 4, 1994 at Cleveland Browns W 16–13
72,068
15 December 11, 1994 Cincinnati Bengals W 27–20
67,530
16 December 18, 1994 at Philadelphia Eagles W 16–13
64,540
17 December 24, 1994 Dallas Cowboys W 15–10
66,943

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) Dallas Cowboys 12 4 0 .750 414 248 L1
New York Giants 9 7 0 .563 279 305 W6
Arizona Cardinals 8 8 0 .500 235 267 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 7 9 0 .438 308 308 L7
Washington Redskins 3 13 0 .188 320 412 W1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "1994 New York Giants". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on 22 April 2009. Retrieved May 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ "1994 NFL Standings, Team & Offensive Statistics". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on 2009-05-16. Retrieved May 13, 2009. 
  3. ^ "History: 1994 – Round 1". National Football League. Retrieved October 23, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Whittingham, Richard (2005). Illustrated History of the New York Giants. Chicago: Triumph Books. p. 276. ISBN 1-57243-641-7. 
  5. ^ "1994 NFL Leaders and Leaderboards". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved October 23, 2016. 
  6. ^ "New York Giants NFL Draft History". NFL.com. Retrieved 2010-04-02.