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 finished with a 7–9 record and failed to qualify for the play-offs.

2001 New York Giants season
Head Coach Jim Fassel
Home Field Giants Stadium
Results
Record 7–9
Place 3rd NFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous Season Next Season
2000 2002

Offseason[edit | edit source]

NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Round Pick Player Position School
1 22 Will Allen Defensive Back Syracuse
3 78 William Peterson Defensive Back Western Illinois
4 114 Cedric Scott Defensive End Southern Mississippi
4 125 Jesse Palmer Quarterback University of Florida
5 160 John Markham Kicker Vandberbilt
5 162 Jonathan Carter Wide Receiver Troy State
7 230 Ross Kolodzieij Defensive Tackle University of Wisconsin

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Season[edit | edit source]

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.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

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

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

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Standings[edit | edit source]

NFC East
Team 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 .312 246 338

Roster[edit | edit source]

Coaching Staff[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 113
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