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New York Giants
Keith Washington. Washington was a defensive end in his 8th NFL season. He came out of Nevada-Las Vegas. Toomer wore 81, Ponder wore the 87, and Seubert had the number 69.
|In 2000, the Giants had a record at one point of 7-4. Then Jim Fassel guaranteed they would go to the playoffs. Who did the Giants lose to, to make Jim Fassel guarantee a playoff berth? ||New York Giants Fan Test
Detroit Lions. The Giants went on to win 7 in a row and clinch home field advantage in the playoffs. Their cinderella season was stopped short with a Super Bowl loss to the Ravens.
Rodney Hampton. Hampton rushed for 6894 yards in 104 games with the Giants. He won a Super Bowl in 1991 with the Giants. He averaged 3.8 yards per carry with the Giants. Joe Montgomery never started a game with the Giants. Charles Way started in 1996. Tiki didn't start until 1997.
Dan Campbell. Mitchell was the starting tight end in 2000. He left in 2001 for the Lions. Campbell left in 2003-2004 for the Cowboys. Campbell started in 2000-2001. In 2002-2003, Campbell started with Shockey.
Pawnbroker. Bryant kicked for Baylor University in his college days. He went undrafted. The Giants signed him when Owen Pochman went down before the 2002-2003 opener.
Shockey, Toomer, and Barber. Shockey set the franchise record for most catches by a TE in his rookie year with 72, passing Mark Bavaro with 66. Collins passed for 4073 passing yards in the 2000-2001 season, passing Phil Simms who passed for 4044 yards in 1984. Tiki Barber set a franchise record with yards from scrimmage, passing Frank Gifford in 2003-04. Toomer passed Gifford in 2003-2004, setting a franchise record for receptions yards.
Brad Maynard. Maynard averaged 40.6 yards per punt in the 2000-2001 season. It was his last year with the Giants. Rodney Williams was with the team in the 2001-2002 season. Matt Allen was with the team in the 2002-2003 season. In 2003-2004, the Giants had arguably their best punter yet in Jeff Feagles.
|Who was the Giants holder and long snapper, in their playoff collapse to San Francisco in the 2002-2003 season? ||New York Giants Fan Test
Allen and Junkin. Junkin lost his spot before the snap and said to snap the ball to Allen's voice. It obviously didn't work. He should have told Allen to throw the ball out of bounds. If Allen did, the Giants still would have kicked on 4th down.
Jeremy Shockey. Jeremy Shockey was taken in the first round, Allen in the second, and Cornellius Griffen was a rookie in 2001-2002.
Keith Hamilton. Keith Hamilton arrived on the scene in 1993. Lawrence Taylor had already retired before the 2003-04 season, and Michael Barrow came in 1998, along with Collins came in 1999.
Pete Gogolak. Gogolak scored 646 points from '66 to '74 with New York. Gifford racked up 484 points from '52 to '64 from rushing, receiving, kicking, and one off an interception. Allegre scored 340 from '86 to '91. Timberlake, on the other hand, played only one season (1965), and had one of the worst years in kicking history, making 1 of 15 field goals and 21 of 22 extra points, for a "grand" total of 24 points. Send me a message if you liked this quiz.
|Who rushed for the most yards in a season during the 20th century for New York?||New York Giants
Joe Morris. Morris recorded 1,336 rushing yards and an astounding 21 TDs on the ground in '85. The ensuing year, he ran for 1,516 yards. Johnson was the first Giant to record a quadruple digit rushing year, when he ran for 1,027 yards in 1970. Then, he broke his own record when totaled 1,182 yards rushing and 14 total TDs. Hampton had five consecutive thousand-yard years, from '91 to '95. The most was in '95 when he rushed for 1,182 yards. Anderson's best rushing year was in '89, when he had 1,023 yards and 14 TDs.
|Fran Tarkenton threw for 3,000 yards in a season, while wearing a New York uniform?||New York Giants
T. Tarkenton played from '67 to '71 with New York. In his first year with them, he passed for 3,088 yards and 29 TDs.
|Who was named MVP in the Giants' Super Bowl XXV victory over the Buffalo Bills?||New York Giants
Ottis Anderson. Anderson carried the ball 21 times for 102 yards and a touchdown. The Giants defeated the Buffalo Bills, 20-19.
|The Giants' lone score in Super Bowl XXXV, was the result of a 97-yard kick return touchdown. Who gave New York their only points of the day?||New York Giants
Dixon . That day, Lewis returned 6 kicks for 154 yards, with a 25.7 average. Unfortunately for New York, on the play ensuing Dixon's TD, Baltimore's Jermaine Lewis scored on an 84-yard kick return.
Rodney Hampton. Upon retirement, Hampton held team records for rushing yardage and rushing TDs. Hampton, a former first round draft pick out of Georgia and two-time pro bowler with the 'Jints, finished his career with a team-record 6,897 yards rushing and 49 rushing TDs.
|In 2000, the Giants defeated Philadelphia 20-10 in the Divisional round of the playoffs. Neither touchdown scored by Big Blue came via the offense. How were they scored?||New York Giants Football
Kickoff Return & Interception Return. Ron Dixon returned the opening kickoff for a TD, and Jason Sehorn made an athletic play to pick off Dononvan McNabb, and run one back for the Giants.
6. '82 Divisional (SF 38-24), '84 Divisional (SF 21-10), '85 Wild Card (NY 17-3), '87 Divisional (NY 49-3), '90 NFC Championship (NY 15-13), and '94 Divisional (SF 44-3). The teams met a seventh time in 2002 (after the 20th century), with San Francisco completing the second-biggest comeback in NFL Playoff history (down 38-14 in the 3rd quarter) for 39-38 Wild Card win.
|In the 1989 Divisional playoff game, the Los Angeles Rams waltzed off the Giants Stadium carpet with a 19-13 overtime win. Who caught the game winning TD?||New York Giants Football
Flipper Anderson. Flipper Anderson was the recipient of Jim Everett's TD toss, which he ran straight through the end zone with and up into the players' tunnel.
|In the 1990 NFC Championship game, which defensive lineman knocked out Joe Montana in the 4th quarter, with a vicious blind side hit?||New York Giants Football
Leonard Marshall. Leonard Marshall, a two-time pro bowl defensive lineman for the Giants ('85 & '86), delivered what Montana later called the hardest hit he ever took. The blind-sided sack bruised Montana's sternum, fractured a rib, and knocked him out of the game. Marshall's hit is still remembered as one of the best league history.
|Which player kicked the game-winning field goal in the 1990 NFC Championship game, when the Giants beat the rival 49ers on the road, in a 15-13 slugfest?||New York Giants Football
Matt Bahr. Bahr's 5-for-5 performance saved the Giants as the offense was never able to cross the goal line.
|In 1997, the Giants surprised many pundits when they conquered the NFC East. Their final regular season record was 10-5-1. Which team did they tie?||New York Giants Football
Redskins. On the comical side, this was also the game where Redskins QB Gus Ferotte, injured himself during a TD celebration by smashing his own head into the wall.
Morehead State. Simms became just the second player in Morehead State history, taken in the NFL draft in 1979. He was the first round pick of the Giants at No. 7. Of note, he was the second QB taken in the draft behind Jack Thompson out of Wash. State by the Bengals.
Mark Jones. Jones was signed by the Giants before the season as an undrafted rookie. He racked up 227 yards on 34 returns with no touchdowns.
Osi Umenyiora. Umenyiora was a 2nd round pick by the Giants in the 2003 NFL Draft.
|Which Giants linebacker committed a holding penalty, that nullified Willie Ponder's 86 yard kickoff return in a Week 9 game against the Chicago Bears in 2004?||The New York Giants
Kevin Lewis. This penalty was definitely one of the turning points of the Giants' season, as they went on to lose that game 28-21, and dropped to 5-3.
|How many TDs did Kurt Warner and Eli Manning combine for in the 2004 season?||The New York Giants
12. In 2004, both quarterbacks combined for a 6-10 record, with an eight game losing streak that matched the previous one in 2003.
67. Ironically, Chris Snee is the son-in-law of head coach Tom Coughlin.
|Who was the quarterback who was responsible for the famous fumble recovered by Herman Edwards of the Eagles in 1978?||The New York Giants
Joe Pisarcik. Herman Edwards went on to become the head coach of the rival New York Jets franchise.
|In Week 15 of the 1998 season, the Giants defeated the 13-0 Broncos. Who was the quarterback who threw the hail mary pass to Amani Toomer to win the game for the Giants?||The New York Giants
Kent Graham. The Denver Broncos went on to a 14-2 record and ended up defeating the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII 34-19.
Danny Kanell. The Giants won the NFC East with a 10-5-1 record, but lost to the Minnesota Vikings 23-22 in the Wildcard round.