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2007 New York Giants season
Owner John Mara
Steve Tisch
Head Coach Tom Coughlin
General Manager Jerry Reese
Home Field Giants Stadium
Results
Record 10–6
Place 2nd NFC East
Playoff Finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (at Buccaneers) 24–14
Won Divisional Playoffs (at Cowboys) 21–17
Won NFC Championship (at Packers) 23–20 (OT)
Won Super Bowl XLII (vs. Patriots) 17–14
Pro Bowlers DE Osi Umenyiora
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The 2007 New York Giants season was the 83rd season for the New York Giants in the National Football League. The Giants finished the regular season 10-6, improving upon their 8-8 record in 2006 in which they finished third in their division. They qualified for the playoffs as a wild-card team at the number 5 seed, and beat the #4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the top-seeded Dallas Cowboys, and the #2 Green Bay Packers to become the National Football Conference representative in Super Bowl XLII, in which they beat the AFC Champion New England Patriots 17-14. The 2007 New York Giants became the 9th wild card team in NFL history to reach the Super Bowl and the 5th wild card team to win the Super Bowl. It was the 7th league championship season for the New York Giants.

Offseason[]

Free agents heading into the 2007 season[]

Players whose contracts expire become free agents, and are classified (or "tagged") according to the players' collective bargaining agreement as restricted free agents (RFA), unrestricted free agents (UFA), or exclusive-rights free agents (ERFA). Players listed in green were retained by the team, while those in red were signed by another franchise. Restricted free agents are indicated by the round in which the player was originally drafted, as this determines qualifying offers and compensation.

Position Player Free agency
tag
Date signed 2007 team
Offensive guard Lewis Kelly UFA (none)
Center Ryan Kuehl UFA February 27 New York Giants
Center Shaun O'Hara UFA March 1 New York Giants
Center Grey Ruegamer UFA New York Giants
Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe UFA March 4 Minnesota Vikings
Outside linebacker Brandon Short UFA (none)
Outside linebacker Reggie Torbor RFA (4) May 3 New York Giants
Cornerback Frank Walker UFA March 13 Green Bay Packers
Running back Derrick Ward RFA (7) March 1 New York Giants
Safety Gibril Wilson RFA (2) May 3 New York Giants

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Schedule and standings[]

Matchups were set at the end of the 2006 regular season. Prior to Super Bowl XLI, it was announced that the Giants' road game against the Miami Dolphins would be played at Wembley Stadium in London on October 28, which was week 8 of the NFL season. The game marked the first time a regular season game was played outside North America. Both the Giants and Dolphins had their bye weeks following this game.

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Recap
1 September 9 @ Dallas L 45-35 Texas Stadium Recap
2 September 16 vs Green Bay L 35-13 Giants Stadium Recap
3 September 23 @ Washington W 24-17 FedExField Recap
4 September 30 vs Philadelphia W 16-3 Giants Stadium Recap
5 October 7 vs NY Jets W 35-24 Giants Stadium[b] Recap
6 October 15 @ Atlanta W 31-10 Georgia Dome Recap
7 October 21 vs San Francisco W 33-15 Giants Stadium Recap
8 October 28 @ Miami W 13-10 Wembley Stadium
London, England
Recap
9 Bye week
10 November 11 vs Dallas L 31-20 Giants Stadium Recap
11 November 18 @ Detroit W 16-10 Ford Field Recap
12 November 25 vs Minnesota L 41-17 Giants Stadium Recap
13 December 2 @ Chicago W 21-16 Soldier Field Recap
14 December 9 @ Philadelphia W 16-13 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
15 December 16 vs Washington L 22-10 Giants Stadium Recap
16 December 23 @ Buffalo W 38-21 Ralph Wilson Stadium Recap
17 December 29 vs New England L 38-35 Giants Stadium Recap
Postseason
1[g] January 6 @ Tampa Bay W 24-14 Raymond James Stadium Recap
2[h] January 13 @ Dallas W 21-17 Texas Stadium Recap
3[i] January 20 @ Green Bay W 23-20 Lambeau Field Recap
4[j] February 3 @ New England W 17-14 U of Phoenix Stadium Recap

Notes:

b  Designated as a Giants home game
d  Designated as a Dolphins home game.
e  Game time changed from originally published 4:15 kickoff to accommodate television network requests. This was not part of the league's flexible scheduling initiative.
f  NFL Network; simulcast on CBS and NBC nationally, WWOR in New York City.
g  Wild Card Playoffs
h  Divisional Playoffs
i  Conference Championship
j  Super Bowl XLII. Designated as a neutral site, however the Patriots were the assigned "home team" which give them the option of uniform color, while the Giants were able to call the coin toss.

Division standings[]

NFC East
2007 NFC East standings W L T PCT (%) DIV CONF PF PA Streak
(1) Dallas Cowboys 13 3 0 .813 4–2 10–2 455 325 L1
(5) New York Giants 10 6 0 .625 3–3 7–5 373 351 L1
(6) Washington Redskins 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 334 310 W4
Philadelphia Eagles 8 8 0 .500 2–4 5–7 336 300 W3

Roster[]

2007 New York Giants final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen
  • 77 Kevin Boothe G/T
  • 66 David Diehl T
  • 61 Adam Koets T
  • 67 Kareem McKenzie T
  • 60 Shaun O'Hara C
  • 65 Grey Ruegamer C/G
  • 69 Rich Seubert G
  • 76 Chris Snee G
  • 79 Guy Whimper T

Defensive linemen

  • 93 Jay Alford DT
  • 96 Barry Cofield DT
  • 99 Russell Davis DT
  • 94 William Joseph DT
  • 98 Fred Robbins DT
  • 92 Michael Strahan DE
  • 71 Dave Tollefson DE
  • 91 Justin Tuck DE
  • 72 Osi Umenyiora DE
Linebackers
  • 57 Chase Blackburn ILB
  • 97 Mathias Kiwanuka OLB/DE
  • 55 Kawika Mitchell OLB
  • 58 Antonio Pierce ILB
  • 53 Reggie Torbor ILB
  • 59 Gerris Wilkinson OLB

Defensive backs

  • 37 James Butler SS
  • 30 Craig Dahl FS
  • 35 Kevin Dockery CB
  • 43 Michael Johnson FS
  • 29 Sam Madison CB
  • 25 R. W. McQuarters CB/PR
  • 31 Aaron Ross CB
  • 23 Corey Webster CB
  • 28 Gibril Wilson FS

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
53 Active, 5 Inactive, 5 Practice squad

References[]

  1. Schwartz, Paul. "Gibril Can't Play It Safe", New York Post, 2007-05-04. Retrieved on 2008-01-22. Archived from the original on 2013-01-30. 

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