New York Giants History
The New York Giants are one of the oldest franchises in NFL History. Of the five teams that joined the NFL in 1925, the Giants are the only team still remaining.
The Giants rank third all-time in NFL championships, with four before the Super Bowl
era, and four during. With their long history, the Giants have been able to send 15 players to
the Hall of Fame and have sold Giants tickets in six different home stadiums.
The Giants won their first game in team history 26-0 vs. New Britain Connecticut in front of a crowd
of 10,000 fans who purchased Giants tickets. The Giants were able to find success fast as they
won the NFL title in only their third season and finished with a league best 11-1-1 record. The
prime time for the Giants came in the years of 1933-1946 when they qualified to play in the
title game eight times and won it twice during those years.
The next 60 years for the Giants were marked with ups and downs, as other teams joined the
NFL in the city of New York, cutting into the sales of Giants tickets slightly as fans had to
choose which team to root for. Most recently, success has found the Giants by surprise as they
were able to upset the undefeated New England Patriots in the 2007 Super Bowl, a year where
the Giants were the wild card and did not sell any Giants tickets in the playoffs. The team was
able to once again beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl as underdogs when they won 21-17 in a
thrilling 2011 Super Bowl game.
MetLife Stadium and the fans
Meadowlands Stadium, also known as MetLife Stadium, is the home to not only the Giants, but
also the New York Jets. MetLife Staidum is one of the newest stadiums in the NFL, constructed
in 2010, and also is one of the largest, with a capacity to sell 82,566 Giants tickets.
The first ever Giants tickets were sold at their original home at the historic Polo Grounds, which
was also the former home of the New York Yankees for many years. After 30 seasons at the
Polo Grounds, the team decided to move to the new Yankee Stadium and begin selling Giants
tickets there. As the old Giants Stadium reached 30 years old, it was becoming one of the
older stadiums in the NFL, and the Jets began looking for a new home. After failed attempts
to get their own stadium, Jets ownership decided to enter into a partnership with the Giants in an effort to sell
both Jets and Giants tickets at the same stadium. This vision came true in 2010 when the new
Meadowlands Stadium opened for the first time.
One of the notable events coming up at MetLife Stadium is the 2014 Super Bowl, an
event that provides the opportunity to sell more than 80,000 Giants tickets at the biggest game
of the season. The current rules for hosting a Super Bowl requires the city to have an average
temperature of over 50 degrees in the month of February; something that the city of New York
does not pass. However, commissioner Roger Goodell decided to waive this rule in favor of
the Giants because of the great opportunity it presents by bringing the sport’s biggest event to the
United States' biggest city.
Metlife Stadium Parking & Gate Locations
The Parking Lots will be open five hours prior to the start of an event and will close two hours after the conclusion of the event.
Ticket holders are encouraged to arrive early to get better acquainted with their seats, concessions and restroom locations
The Parking fees is $30 for cars and $90 for Bus/ RV.
Accessible parking for guests with disabilities is also available in lots E, F, G, and A. A valid sate issued accessible parking license plate or hang tag must be visible on any vehicle parking in these space.
The Charter bus parking will be located in Parking Lot L.
Gate Locations and Openings:
MetLife Stadium has 5 gates to enter the concourse levels of the venue. Each gate is named by stadium's partners and sponsors. Each concourse level is filled with concession stands, atms, restrooms, retail locations, guest service, elevators, stairs, escalators, and emergency.
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NY Giants News
11-18-14: Only one San Francisco 49er receiver caught five passes from Colin Kaepernick on
Sunday in the 49ers’ 16-10 victory over the Giants at MetLife Stadium. Eli Manning,
who completed just 22 of his 45 passing attempts, was intercepted five times by the San
Francisco defense as the Giants fell to 3-7 on the season.
11-12-14: Rashad Jennings’ leg injury has continued to bother him, as he missed New York’s Week
10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The Giants’ offense scored 17 points in the first half, but
was held scoreless in the final 30 minutes. Unfortunately, the Seahawks destroyed New
York’s defense to the tune of 38 points.
11-5-14: Eli Manning and Andre Williams struggled early, as the Giants were down by multiple
scores in the first half. Manning finished with 359 yards and two touchdowns, but
completed just 27 of his 52 passing attempts in New York’s 40-24 loss. In addition, Tom
Coughlin remained winless on Monday Night Football.
10-30-14: The Giants are hoping that their bye week will ready them for the rest of the season,
but Rashad Jennings does not look ready for Week 9. He has yet to practice due to his
knee injury, so it looks like Andre Williams will start against the Indianapolis Colts on
Monday night. Unfortunately, the injury news continues as linebacker Jon Beason will
undergo season-ending surgery to repair his injured right foot.
10-21-14: The Giants’ offense bounced back to score 21 points, but the Dallas Cowboys’ offense was firing on all cylinders, especially in the second half. New York allowed Dallas to score in all four quarters. While the starting quarterbacks each threw for three touchdowns, DeMarco Murray outrushed Andre Williams in this contest as the Giants fell to 3-4 on the season.
10-14-14: The Giants were not able to get much going on offense. It was such a frustrating night for Eli Manning that Ryan Nassib came in to attempt five passes. New York’s night got even worse when Victor Cruz was carted off field after suffering a torn patellar tendon; he is out for the season.
10-8-14: After losing the first two games of their season, the Giants have bounced back to win three straight contests. Even with Rashad Jennings leaving the game with a sprained knee, Andre Williams picked up where the starting running back left off and helped Eli Manning get the 30-20 victory against the visiting Atlanta Falcons.
10-1-14: Neither Eli Manning nor Larry Donnell could be stopped on Thursday in Washington. Eli Manning connected on 28 of his 39 pass attempts for 300 yards, and he scored five touchdowns. Manning targeted his tight end eight times in the 45-14 victory, and Donnell caught seven of Eli’s passes for 54 yards and three touchdowns.
9-25-14: The Giants got their first victory of the season on Sunday when they hosted the Arian Foster-less Houston Texans. New York dominated the game, and Rashad Jennings ran through the Houston defense. Jennings rushed for a career-high 176 yards and added a touchdown as well in the Giants’ 30-17 win.
9-17-14: Eli Manning looked strong early in Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals, but the Giants mustered only 14 points as New York fell to 0-2 on the season. Even with the lack of scoring, tight end Larry Donnell played well once again, as he caught seven receptions for 81 yards.
9-10-14: Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had X-rays taken on his neck during Monday’s game, and they were negative, so he returned to play. Unfortunately, that was the extent of the Giants’ good news from Week 1. Eli Manning tossed a couple interceptions, and the Detroit Lions blew out the Giants.
9-4-14: A year after the divisional rival Washington Redskins went 4-0 in the preseason, the Giants topped them with a 5-0 preseason in 2014. Ryan Nassib was a big reason for their success, as he won the backup quarterback job. Therefore, the Giants waived Curtis Painter. The Giants also traded kicker Brandon McManus to the Denver Broncos for a conditional seventh-round draft pick.
8-26-14: With their 35-24 victory over the New York Jets on Friday, the Giants moved to an NFL-best 4-0 on the preseason. Eli Manning could have been more effective, but he did throw for a touchdown. Backup quarterback Ryan Nassib threw for three touchdowns on just eight completions. Unfortunately, rookie receiver Odell Beckham missed the game with a hamstring injury.
8-20-14: The Giants’ first unit did not look good on Saturday against the Indianapolis Colts, as New York was trailing, 26-0, heading into the fourth quarter. However, the backups finished the game by scoring 27 unanswered Giants points to help the team move to 3-0 this preseason. New York went ahead with a four-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Nassib to Corey Washington.
8-14-14: Rashad Jennings scored the first touchdown of the Giants’ preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and it was an exciting run. On the first play of the second New York drive, he ran for a 73-yard touchdown. The Giants won the game, 20-16, and Jason Pierre-Paul recorded a team-high four tackles. He says that he wants to have a Pro Bowl-caliber season this year.
8-5-14: After Michael Strahan was formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Giants began their preseason schedule with a victory in Sunday’s Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. They defeated the Buffalo Bills, 17-13, behind strong performances from third-string quarterback Ryan Nassib and backup running back Andre Williams. Unfortunately, David Wilson has been advised by doctors to permanently stop playing football after he was placed on injured reserve for the 2014 season.
7-30-14: New York Giants running back David Wilson can’t catch a break. Barely a week after finally being cleared to return to the practice field, Wilson is once again on the sidelines thanks to a new issue with his surgically repaired neck. Wilson sustained a “neck burner” in practice on Tuesday and will wait to be reevaluated on August 4th. He was pegged for a key role in New York’s offense and now could suddenly be looking at his career being in jeopardy. While Wilson could have to worry about possibly retiring, offensive guard Chris Snee already has. The G-Men lose a quality offensive lineman has opted to call it quits thanks to complications from hip and elbow surgeries. New York is also concerned about rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham, who has been missing time with a hamstring injury. Beckham is likely to sit out another week of practice and will miss the team’s first preseason game.
7-15-14: Rashad Jennings wasn’t just signed as an insurance policy for David Wilson. Per reports, the former Jaguar and Raider could be a full-fledged feature back for the G-Men. New York’s brass has referred to Jennings as a “bell cow” running back with the ability to carry an offense. New York still expects full clearance for Wilson (neck), however, and should find a role for the explosive third-year back if healthy. The Giants appear to be improved in just about every facet of the roster, but the jury is still out at the tight end spot. Big Blue failed to add a sure fire started in free agency or the draft and will field an open competition for the starting tight end gig during camp, which opens on July 21st.
6-5-14: The Giants cut ties with talented safety Will Hill recently due to a six-game suspension for substance abuse. Due to numerous league violations, the G-Men grew tired of their young safety’s antics and cut him loose. Safeties Stevie Brown and Antrel Rolle will start come week one. New York got more bad news after the release of Hill, as cornerback Jayron Hosley got a suspension of his own on June 4th. To top it off, versatile running back David Wilson still couldn’t be cleared (neck) in his most recent trip to gain medical clearance from doctors. Big Blue remains hopeful that Wilson can be cleared in time for camp.
5-19-14: The New York Giants had a horrendous 0-6 starts in 2013 thanks to horrible play across the board. They really took care of most of their defensive problems in free agency, but they still had major issues on both lines, while they also could have used help in the passing game as they entered the 2014 NFL Draft. Let’s see how well they addressed those areas of concern:
Round 1. Pick 12 Odell Beckham, WR, LSU
Round 2. Pick 11 Weston Richburg, C, Colorado St.
Round 3. Pick 10 Jay Bromley, DT, Syracuse
Round 4. Pick 13 Andre Williams, RB, Boston College
Round 5. Pick 12 Nat Berhe, DB, San Diego St.
Round 6. Pick 11 Bennett Jackson, CB, Notre Dame
Eli Manning was terrible a year ago, but a lot of it had to do with shaky pass protection and his receivers playing horribly, themselves. With that being a fact and Hakeem Nicks also gone, the G-Men were wise to bring in Odell Beckham. Beckham is a smooth route-runner who isn’t afraid to make plays on the ball or when it’s in his hands.
New York did a solid job on the remainder of the o-line in free agency, so their only glaring need there entering the draft was a long-term solution at center. Weston Richburg gives them that as this draft’s top-rated center.
The Giants went on to add some nice, young pieces for a revamped secondary, while Andre Williams might be their sleeper pick at running back. They were a mess in the backfield last season, so don’t be shocked if the productive Williams works his way into a big role.
5-9-14: The New York Giants had loads of problems that contributed to an 0-6 start and missing the playoffs in 2013. Naturally, they aimed to eradicate one of them to get the ball rolling in round one of the 2014 NFL Draft. LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham is a good step in the right direction, as the Giants desperately needed another talented receiver for Eli Manning to throw to. Hakeem Nicks left in free agency, Victor Cruz was banged up last year and there’s no guarantee that Reuben Randle is the answer at the number two spot. Landing a talented receiver like Beckham puts all of those worries to rest.
4-28-14: The New York Giants had a rough 2013 season for a litany of reasons, but two main ones were shaky offensive line play and inconsistency at the skill positions on offense. As early as round one, that could lead the G-Men to grab an offensive lineman, wide receiver or tight end, while running back is also a problem area of David Wilson (neck) can’t get back to top form. The Giants also could potentially have an issue on the inside of their defensive line with Linval Joseph jetting in free agency. That could make defensive tackle a major need and Pittsburgh’s Aaron Donald an elite solution. The Giants have enough holes that they won’t be honing in on just one position to get the 2014 NFL Draft started. Instead, they’ll likely just take the top player available on their board. Depending on who that ends up being, prospects like Eric Ebron, Taylor Lewan, Odell Beckham and the aforementioned Donald could all be in play in round one.
4-7-14: The New York Giants struggled mightily in the trenches on offense in 2013, so they got to work early in free agency to address one of their biggest needs by bringing in Geoff Schwartz and Charles Brown. With the offensive line looking a little better, they turned to running back and brought in Rashad Jennings, who should compete with David Wilson to start out of the backfield. New York even signed on former Giants receiver Mario Manningham to potentially help fill the hole left by the departed Hakeem Nicks. The G-Men were just as active on the defensive side of the ball, as they held onto linebacker Jon Beason and revamped their secondary in a big way with signings of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Walter Thurmond III and Trumaine McBride.
3-21-14: The New York Giants started off 2013 in an 0-6 hole and were never able to recover. In an effort to plug the holes that aided that poor start, Big Blue went out and picked up the necessary pieces to get back to their winning ways. Running back Rashad Jennings was one of the early additions in free agency, as his presence makes Andre Brown expendable and also protects the Giants from relying on David Wilson too much, as well. New York’s major focus was actually on defense, however, where they patched up a shaky secondary with several key moves, including hanging onto safety Stevie Brown and bringing in underrated cornerback Walter Thurmond III, formerly of the Seahawks.
12-31-13: Eli Manning was knocked from the game with an ankle injury, but the Giants still got the job done at home, beating the Washington Redskins, 20-6. Jerrel Jernigan gave the G-Men the spark they needed to earn their seventh win of the year, as he put up 147 total yards and two touchdowns in the win.
12-24-13: Despite the Giants being out of the playoffs, they entered Detroit in week 16 with the hopes of playing spoiler. They did exactly that. The Giants hung close late and Will Hill returned an interception to force overtime. From there, New York’s Josh Brown nailed in a field goal to give the G-Men a 23-20 win and push the Lions out of the NFC playoff picture.
12-17-13: Eli Manning was abysmal in week 15, as he tossed five interceptions and couldn’t get anything on offense going in a crushing 23-0 shutout loss to the Seattle Seahawks at home. New York’s defense hung around as long as they could, but simply couldn’t overcome the offense’s complete lack of productivity.
12-10-13: Costly turnovers doomed New York, as they coughed up the ball three times and couldn’t muster enough offense in a rough 37-14 road loss to the San Diego Chargers. Eli Manning added to his league-leading interception total with two picks, while the G-Men simply couldn’t slow down Philip Rivers (three touchdowns) and the San Diego offense.
12-3-13: The Giants had every reason to fold up and mail it in, but they kept on fighting in week 13. Even with a shot at the playoffs likely over, Eli Manning and co. battled back and forth with the Washington Redskins until they finally claimed a 24-17 road win. Andre Brown was stuffed for most of the day, but his two rushing touchdowns played a huge role in getting New York it’s fifth win in it’s last six games.
11-26-13: Despite a horrible 0-6 start, the Giants entered week 12 with a serious chance at turning their season around if they could simply beat the Dallas Cowboys at home. And despite going down 21-6 in this one, they nearly made that happen. Eli Manning lead the 15-point comeback to tie it up at 21, all, but the G-Men couldn’t stop Tony Romo on the ‘Boys final drive and Dan Bailey ended it as the seconds ticked off in a 24-21 loss at home.
11-19-13: Eli Manning and the Giants offense did just enough to put points on the board, while it was the G-Men’s suddenly gritty defense that sealed the deal in a 27-13 home win over the Green Bay Packers in week 11. Jason Pierre-Paul put the finishing touches on a fairly dominant defensive performance, taking a Scott Tolzien interception to the house for the finishing margin.
11-12-13: Don’t look now, but the formerly 0-6 Giants are suddenly in the hunt for the NFC East. A third straight win has them within striking distance of first place in their division, thanks to putting the clamps on Terrelle Pryor and topping the Oakland Raiders at home, 24-20. Eli Manning continued to struggle and threw a pick-six in this one, but did enough overall to help get the G-Men to 3-6.
10-30-13: Eli Manning the the G-Men couldn’t score an offensive touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in week eight, but they didn’t have to. Josh Brown knocked in five field goals and Peyton Hillis helped control the clock as Big Blue worked their way to a second straight win. New York’s defense was impressive for the second week in a row, as they have no allowed zero offensive points in back to back weeks following a dreadful 0-6 start.
The New York Giants finally got off the schneid and earned their first win of 2013 by simply playing less ugly football than the Minnesota Vikings. Eli Manning survived numerous bad drops from his wide receivers to throw for 200 yards and a touchdown, while also managing to not throw an interception in a game for the first time all season. Newly signed running back Peyton Hillis was the arguable star of the day on offense, amassing 81 hard-earned yards and a touchdown in the 23-7 home victory.
10-15-13: The New York Giants appeared to finally be getting off the schneid in week six, as they chased their first win of 2013 in a tightly contested matchup on the road against the Chicago Bears. Unfortunately, despite actually establishing a surprisingly effective running game with unlikely hero Brandon Jacobs, Big Blue was done in the same way they have been all season - by turnovers. Eli Manning drove the G-Men down the field late, but a slightly overthrown pass intended for tight end Brandon Myers was tipped and intercepted, ending New York’s comeback bid in a 27-21 loss and sending them to a regrettable 0-6 hole to start the season.
10-8-13: The hits keep on coming for the New York Giants. Just when running back David Wilson seemed to be finding his place in the offense with a rushing score to give Big Blue a 7-0 lead, he exited New York’s week five NFC East battle with a neck injury. From that point on the Giants struggled on offense, as backup running back Brandon Jacobs managed just 37 yards on 11 carries and coughed up a fumble, while quarterback Eli Manning tossed three interceptions. New York managed just two touchdowns the rest of the way and could not stop Nick Foles (who entered for an injured Michael Vick) in the disappointing 36-21 home loss, sending the Giants to a horrendous 0-5 start.
10-1-13: The slide of the once mighty New York Giants continued on in week four, as a close 10-7 game against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs got broken open by a punt return for a score by KC. The Giants never recovered from that momentum-changing play, as Eli Manning took three sacks and turned the ball over three times in a 31-7 road loss to send the G-Men to an 0-4 hole. The lone bright spot in the blowout loss was star wide receiver Victor Cruz, who reeled in 10 catches for 164 receiving yards and had New York’s only touchdown in it’s last eight quarters of football - a 69-yard bomb from Manning. The Giants look to get off the schneid in week five against the 1-3 Philadelphia Eagles.
9-19-13: Eli Manning and elder brother Peyton Manning waged war in the third ever “Manning Bowl” in week two. Older brother Peyton owned a commanding 2-0 lead over Eli, and many felt the younger Manning brother would finally get a win and keep his Giants from sliding into an early 0-2 hole. That wouldn’t be the case, as the Broncos destroyed the Giants 41-23 at MetLife Stadium. The Broncos spent most of the game rattling Eli Manning and forced the younger Manning into misguided throws that resulted in four interceptions. Eli still ended up passing for over 360 yards for the second week in a row, but a lack of a running game made New York’s offense one-dimensional. The Giants look to avoid a 0-3 start when they take on the Panthers next weekend in Charlotte.
9-10-13: Eli Manning entered this matchup with a 4-0 record in AT&T stadium, but a new 4-3 Dallas defensive scheme threw a wrench in Peyton Manning’s little brother’s plans to extend that streak. Manning did end up tossing fro 450+ yards and four touchdowns, but three picks and three more turnovers from the rest of Big Blue ended up leading to New York’s demise. The final was 36-31 as the Giants fell to 0-1 on the year. Next week, Eli and co. will host Peyton Manning and the Broncos at MetLife Stadium.
9-4-13: Here are the New York Football Giants' final cuts as they prepare for the 2013 regular season: QB David Carr, OT Matt McCants, S Tyler Sash, DE Matt Broha, S David Caldwell, G Stephen Goodin, CB Charles James, T Matt McCants, CB Terrence Frederick, DT Marvin Austin, DE Adrian Tracy, DE Adewale Ojomo, LB Kyle Bosworth, OL Eric Herman, OL Bryant Browning, WR Kevin Hardy, Marcus Harris, WR Julian Talley.
8-21-13: It was a disappointing and somewhat unsettling week 2 of the preseason for Big Blue. The disappointing part was the game itself, a 20-12 loss to the Colts. The unsettling part was the injuries. Wide receiver Victor Cruz came up hobbling and had to leave the game with a bruised heel. Starting center David Baas also had to leave the game with a sprained knee.
Eli Manning wasn't very good, completing just 8 of 17 passes for 91 yards and an interception. Andre Brown ran the ball 8 times for 36 yards, while David Wilson also ran it 8 times for 34 yards. On the positive side, kicker Josh Brown was 4 of 4 on field goals including a long of 47 yards.
This week, the Giants take on the Jets for their annual preseason grudge match.
8-11-13: The NY Giants defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 18-13 in their first preseason game of 2013. Eli Manning and Victor Cruz connected for a 57-yard touch down in the 1st quarter, which was the only offensive TD of the game.
Manning was just 2-for-5 for 73 yards and that Cruz TD in his only series of the game. Running back David Wilson carried the ball 5 times for 16 yards, while Andre Brown pitched in with 23 yards on 4 carries
7-10-13: The Giants missed the playoffs in 2012 after another one of their classic late season swan dives, but will enter 2013 with the majority of their lineup intact. They did lose defensive end Osi Umenyiora and running back Ahmad Bradshaw, but also drafted defensive end Damontre Moore and are expecting a big role out of second-year running back David Wilson. With Eli Manning still at the top of his game and one of the deepest defensive lines in football, the Giants stand a good chance at returning to the playoffs in 2013.
7-7-13: Victor Cruz has agreed to sign a 5-year extension with the Giants worth $43 million. $15.6 is guaranteed money.
6-12-13: The Giants usually don’t have much trouble getting fans in the seats, and that has everything to do with being one of the league’s more traditional teams in a highly populated area. Oh, and the fact that they’ve won two Super Bowls in the past six years.
Eli Manning and Big Blue sat out of post-season play in 2012 and didn’t love the feeling, so Giants fans can likely expect New York to turn right around and play 2013 with a giant (no pun intended) chip on their shoulder. New York needs to reel in restricted free agent wide receiver Victor Cruz, but otherwise there is little reason to expect the Giants to sit at home during the playoffs for two straight seasons.
2013 Giants Draft Overview:
Round 1, Pick 19: Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse
Round 2, Pick 17: Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
Round 3, Pick 19: Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
Round 4, Pick 19 (from San Diego through Arizona): Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
Round 5, Pick 19: Cooper Taylor, S, Richmond
Round 7, Pick 19: Eric Herman, OG, Ohio
Round 7, Pick 47 (Compensatory Selection): Michael Cox, RB, Massachusetts
1/3/13: After a solid start to the season, the Giants stumbled in the 2nd half of the season. Huge losses to the Redskins, Ravens and Falcons were too much to overcome and the defending Super Bowl champions fell short of the playoffs and finished with a 9-7 record.
12/4/12: Sitting at 7-4 the defending champion New York Giants seem to be gearing up for the playoffs once again. But first they will have their work cut out for them as they try and claim the division. With the Cowboys and Redskins just a game behind at 6-6 apiece, the difficult remaining schedule for the Giants could easily drop them to second or even third place. Up next for them is the struggling Saints who are 5-7 but have a high powered offense. The Giants are only 1-1 since their unusually late bye week and need to clamp down for the reminder of the season.
New York Giants Schedule
Here is the New York Giants 2014 Schedule:
Week 1: Monday, Sept. 8, at Detroit
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 14, vs. Arizona
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 21, vs. Houston
Week 4: Thursday, Sept. 25, at Washington
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 5, vs. Atlanta
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 12, at Philadelphia
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 19, at Dallas
Week 8: Bye
Week 9: Monday, Nov. 3, vs. Indianapolis
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 9, at Seattle
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 16, vs. San Francisco
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 23, vs. Dallas
Week 13: Sunday, Nov. 30, at Jacksonville
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 7, at Tennessee
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 14, vs. Washington
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 21, at St. Louis
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 28, vs. Philadelphia
The Giants schedule has not been released yet, but here are their 2014 opponents:
Home: Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts
Away: Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans
11-18-14: Andy Dalton, Jeremy Hill and A.J. Green helped the Bengals bounce back to beat the
New Orleans Saints on Sunday, 27-10. Dalton threw for three touchdowns, Hill ran for
152 yards and Green caught six passes for 127 yards and a touchdown. Cincinnati
expects to get Giovani Bernard back for Week 12.
11-11-14: The Bengals really missed Giovani Bernard on Thursday when they hosted the Cleveland
Browns. Cincinnati mustered only three points in the contest, and backup quarterback
Jason Campbell even made an appearance. Andy Dalton struggled in the loss, as he
completed just 10 of his 33 passing attempts and was intercepted three times.
11-5-14: Jeremy Hill battled a knee injury and led the Bengals to a 33-23 win over the Jacksonville
Jaguars on Sunday. He scored a fourth-quarter 60-yard touchdown, which sealed the
victory. He accumulated 154 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the day. Andy Dalton
racked up 233 yards and two touchdowns through the air.
10-29-14: The Bengals finally won since having their bye week. Even without A.J. Green, they were able to beat the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday in Cincinnati. Andy Dalton’s one-yard rushing touchdown with less than one minute remaining gave the Bengals the 27-24 victory. Cincinnati looks to move to 5-2-1 next week when hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars.
10-21-14: The Bengals have not had such a good time on the field since entering their bye week with a 3-0 record. After being blown out by the New England Patriots in Week 5 and having to settle with a tie in Week 6 when they hosted the Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati could not even score in Week 7. The A.J. Green-less Bengals lost to the Indianapolis Colts, 27-0.
10-14-14: The Bengals were on the verge of moving to 4-1 in 2014, but Mike Nugent missed a 36-yard field goal, which would have won the game in overtime. Without A.J. Green in the lineup, Andy Dalton’s offense revolved around Giovani Bernard and Mohamed Sanu. Although Bernard left the game due to a right shoulder injury, he returned to control the rushing game as he saw the contest end in a tie.
10-8-14: The early bye week did not help the Bengals. It seemed that their extra time to prepare for the New England Patriots was not beneficial because Cincinnati lost, 43-17. Andy Dalton and the Bengals are hoping that this game was an anomaly after allowing just 33 combined points in the first three weeks of the season.
10-1-14: With the Bengals on bye this week, they remain one of two undefeated teams in the NFL this season. The other 3-0 football squad is the Arizona Cardinals, who Cincinnati faced in its third preseason game. The Bengals have increased their margin of victory in each of the weeks this regular season, but they would be satisfied with a win by any point differential this upcoming Sunday night in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
9-25-14: Cincinnati scored the first 33 points of Sunday’s game in its rout of the visiting Tennessee Titans. The undefeated Bengals scored in every quarter, as they continue to play very well at home. A.J. Green’s toe injury did not look good in Week 2 as he left that game in the first quarter, but he returned the following week to catch six passes for 102 yards.
9-17-14: The Bengals’ defense took Matt Ryan out of his game after he had a terrific Week 1. On the other side of the ball, Andy Dalton threw for 252 yards, including a 76-yard touchdown to Mohamed Sanu. Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill each scored a touchdown as well, but A.J. Green left the game after suffering a foot injury in the first quarter.
9-10-14: Bengals fans breathed a sigh of relief as A.J. Green continued his dominating play downfield. After Cincinnati lost its lead, he caught a deep pass from Andy Dalton and ran for the 77-yard go-ahead touchdown that gave the Bengals the victory against the division-rival Baltimore Ravens. Unfortunately, Vontaze Burfict suffered a concussion and Tyler Eifert was forced out of the game due to an elbow injury.
9-4-14: The Bengals will be in Baltimore on Sunday for their regular-season opener. Backup running back Jeremy Hill looks ready to be an important part of Andy Dalton’s offense. The rookie rushed 20 times for 90 yards and caught all six of his targets for 70 yards in the Bengals’ preseason finale last Thursday night. Cincinnati then released veteran running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis the next day.
8-26-14: Last week, the Bengals and linebacker Vontaze Burfict agreed on a four-year, $20 million contract extension. Then, on Sunday, Cincinnati won its first game of the preseason. The Bengals scored the first points of the game on a Terence Newman 54-yard interception return for a touchdown. Although Cincinnati did not score an offensive touchdown, the team’s two kickers combined to make all four of their field goal attempts.
8-19-14: The Bengals fell to 0-2 on the preseason with their 25-17 loss to the visiting New York Jets. However, Andy Dalton had a fantastic game, as he completed all eight of his passes and threw for a touchdown. Unfortunately, he will be without receiver Marvin Jones for at least the first few weeks of the regular season after he had foot surgery.
8-14-14: The Bengals played a very high-scoring game on Thursday in Kansas City, but fell to the Chiefs, 41-39. Jason Campbell, who was backing up Andy Dalton, threw two touchdowns and two interceptions, but suffered an arm injury. With A.J. McCarron already hurting, the Bengals decided to sign quarterback Tyler Wilson to help them with depth at the position.
8-5-14: On Monday, the Bengals reportedly reached an agreement with Andy Dalton on a six-year extension worth more $100 million. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson praised running back Giovani Bernard this past week for his excellence during training camp. Entering his sophomore season, Bernard will be in line for more than the 170 carries that he received in 2013. Bernard, who also caught more than 50 passes last season, will look to build on his rookie year starting on Thursday in the Bengals’ preseason opener in Kansas City.
7-30-14: The Cincinnati Bengals are definitely gearing up to be more run-based on offense in 2014. Early whispers suggest second-year sensation Giovani Bernard could get over 300 total touches this year, while rookie running back Jeremy Hill could fend off veteran back BenJarvus Green-Ellis for top backup duties. In fact, Green-Ellis could be in a battle with reserve running back Rex Burkhead for Cincinnati’s final spot in the backfield. In injury news, tight end Tyler Eifert (shoulder) is now back to full strength, while fellow tight end Jermaine Gresham has opened camp on the PUP list. Joining Gresham on the PUP list are defensive tackle Geno Atkins and offensive lineman Mike Pollak. On the bright side, cornerback Leon Hall was activated off the PUP list and wide receiver Marvin Jones is also improving after injuring his ankle at a post-OTA practice.
7-15-14: Cincinnati has begun to let word spread about their offensive philosophy as they creep closer to their July 21st training camp. Although it was widely assumed so, the Bengals are reportedly leaning toward more of a “ball possession” offense, where they will take the ball out of quarterback Andy Dalton’s hands more and try to control the game with their rushing attack. The team will also look to take advantage of their depth and talent at the tight end position, as they try to use Tyler Eifert and Jermaine Gresham together to create mismatches. Cincinnati has managed to stay relatively healthy during the off-season, but could actually be getting an injured player back. Guard Clint Boling (knee) is reportedly recovering quite well from a torn ACL he sustained in week 13 and could be back in time for camp.
6-5-14: Veteran running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis could be on his way out of Cincy, as rookie running back Jeremy Hill is already running ahead of him at OTAs. Giovani Bernard is expected to enter 2014 as the Bengals’ top running back and the younger Hill could supplant “The Law Firm” as Gio’s top backup. Cincy has some troubling news on the injury end, as stud interior defensive lineman Geno Atkins is still not a lock to return by week one, while second-year tight end Tyler Eifert is missing crucial practice reps due to a shoulder injury. Eifert might be OK despite the missed time, however, as fellow tight end Jermaine Gresham is also out with an undisclosed issue.
5-19-14: Some wondered if the Cincinnati Bengals might spend a first round pick on a successor for Andy Dalton. Cincy might have thought about it, but ultimately they simply decided to take the best available players off of their draft board. Let’s see how they did in the 2014 NFL Draft:
Round 1. Pick 24 Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan St.
Round 2. Pick 23 Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU
Round 3. Pick 24 Will Clarke, DL, West Virginia
Round 4. Pick 11 Russell Bodine, OG, North Carolina
Round 5. Pick 24 A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama
Round 6. Pick 36 Marquis Flowers, LB, Arizona
Round 7. Pick 24 James Wright, WR, LSU
Round 7. Pick 37 Lavelle Westbrooks, CB, Georgia Southern
The Bengals needed help at corner and they got it. They probably never expected the draft’s (arguably) best overall corner to fall to them, but when Darqueze Dennard did, they didn’t ask any questions. Dennard has the ability to start and lock down one side right away, but at the very worst projects as a long-term starter thanks to rapid aging at the position in Cincinnati.
Jeremy Hill was a nice value pick in round two, but not necessarily at a position of need. However, he’s a better talent than BenJarvus Green-Ellis, so perhaps this pick is the writing on the wall for The Law Firm.
Cincinnati did a solid job grabbing depth pieces like Will Clarke and Russell Bodine for the offensive and defensive lines, but they exited this year’s draft with one glaring hole: no safety.
5-9-14: With talent brought onto the offense in last year’s draft, everyone knew the Bengals had to focus on rounding out the depth on the defensive ball this year. That’s exactly what they did to start round one, as they addressed an aging secondary with quite possibly the best overall cornerback in the draft in Darqueze Dennard. The Michigan State product isn’t the fastest corner, but he has a great skill-set and is a physical corner that can play in all types of coverage. Cincy has just one young corner to work with, so landing another is great for their depth and long-term health at the position.
4-28-14: Is Andy Dalton the guy that can get playoff wins in Cincinnati? For now, it looks like the Bengals believe he is, so on the offensive side of the ball, there isn’t much reason to look much deeper. Cincy added two offensive players early in the draft last year and they seem to be pretty much covered there. That means they’ll likely spend much of the 2014 NFL Draft making a very good defense even better. That could mean an early pick on a linebacker, safety, defensive lineman or cornerback. Safety appears to be the biggest need with middling talent starting there for years now, making Ha Ha Clinton-Dix or Calvin Pryor tempting picks if they’re still around when the Bengals pick in the first round. They could also opt for a different position and then cross their fingers they can land someone like Dion Bailey or Jimmie Ward in the second round.
4-18-14: With three straight trips under his belt Andy Dalton will roll into the preseason with his Cincinnati Bengals trying to overcome a few remaining flaws. The Cincinnati Bengals preseason schedule should assist in doing that, giving Cincy a tough opponent right out of the gates in the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bengals return home in week two to welcome Rex Ryan’s New York Jets, and then kick it out to the desert to battle the Arizona Cardinals. Cincy will try to shutdown Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald in their key game of the preseason, while this could also be a good measuring stick for Dalton heading into the regular season. Arizona’s spare players will fight for a gig in the finale, when the Bengals host the Indianapolis Colts.
4-7-14: The Cincinnati Bengals have been extremely quiet thus far this offseason, letting stud pass rusher Michael Johnson and solid offensive tackle Anthony Collins leave for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Slot receiver Andrew Hawkins also got away to the Cleveland Browns, as the Bengals managed only minor signing in safety Danieal Manning, offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse, quarterback Jason Campbell and cornerback R.J. Stanford. Despite three straight trips to the playoffs, a fairly talented Bengals team will enter the draft with numerous questions - specifically in the secondary and on the defensive line.
3-21-14: The Bengals have slowly improved over the last three years, making the playoffs each time and building up their core of young talent. Marvin Lewis and co. hope to keep things going in that direction in 2014, but the only way to do so is to have a stellar offseason. So far, Cincy has done enough to have Bengals fans keeping the faith. The cats shed some dead weight in linebacker James Harrison, while adding some more flash to their offense in shifty slot receiver Andrew Hawkins. Cincy is likely destined to lose stud pass rusher Michael Johnson in free agency, but overall did well to hold onto depth pieces. They didn’t make any huge splashes, but will likely try to do so in the early rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft
1-7-14: Andy Dalton seemed poised to bust out of his playoff funk after a stellar 2013 regular season, but that wouldn’t end up being the case in a rough 27-10 loss to the visiting San Diego Chargers. Dalton managed to pass for over 300 yards and a touchdown, but threw two picks and lost a fumble late that helped ice the game for San Diego. The Chargers played ball control offense, pounding the rock with an effective trio of Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown. Philip Rivers was needed so little that he attempted only 16 passes and had just 128 passing yards.
The wild card playoff loss ends Cincy’s 2013 season and puts a few things in doubt for 2014. Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden is expected to jet for a head coaching gig, while another poor performance by Dalton may have the Bengals questioning if he is the guy to trust in under center for the long haul.
12-31-13: Andy Dalton almost single-handedly let the Baltimore Ravens walk into the playoffs. And then he buried them. Dalton overcame four horrible interceptions to account for three touchdowns, as the Bengals broke a 17-17 tie and ran away with a 34-17 win at home.
12-24-13: Andy Dalton threw four touchdowns and spoiled Adrian Peterson’s return to the starting lineup as the Bengals took care of business at home in a 42-14 thrashing of the Minnesota Vikings. With the Bengals struggling in the running game, Cincy took to the air, putting up 366 passing yards as the Bengals claimed the AFC North division title.
12-17-13: The Bengals entered week 15 as the darlings of the AFC North. They left without any progression. The Steelers jumped out to a formidable 24-0 lead early and Andy Dalton’s efforts were simply too little, too late in a tough 30-20 loss in Pittsburgh.
12-10-13: Andy Dalton accounted for four touchdowns in week 14, as the Bengals took advantage of an early 21-0 lead over the visiting Indianapolis Colts and held on for the convincing 42-28 home win. The week 14 victory was one of Cincy’s most impressive of the year and lined them up to win the AFC North division.
12-3-13: The Cincinnati Bengals opted for a defensive battle in week 13 when they traveled to San Diego to take on the Chargers. As it turns out, that was a wise decisions. BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Giovani Bernard helped keep Philip Rivers and the San Diego offense off the field and the Cincy defense did the rest in a close 17-10 road win for the cats.
11-19-13: Cincinnati had seen better days on the offensive side of the football. Down 13-0 at home in the first half, it’s a good thing their defense was about to see their best yet. The Bengals rebounded from their early hole to block two punts and return two defensive touchdowns in what would be a franchise record 31-point second quarter. The Bengals played conservative football the rest of the way, holding on for the 41-20 win at home over the Cleveland Browns.
11-12-13: Andy Dalton had his second straight head-scratcher of a performance with three interceptions and five taken sacks, but Bengals fans nearly forgot all of that thanks to an insane hail mary to A.J. Green that sent a game that was certainly lost into overtime. The Bengals had a chance to take the lead on a long field goal in the extra period, but head coach unwisely decided to go for it on fourth and two. Cincinnati failed to convert, giving the Ravens a short field that quickly led to the 20-17 win for the Ravens in Baltimore.
11-5-13: The Cincinnati Bengals were searching for a fourth straight elite performance out of rising quarterback Andy Dalton. In week nine, they didn’t get it. Only a week after tossing five touchdown passes, Dalton was a turnover machine, as he gave the ball away four times and took a game-ending safety in the end-zone to give the Miami Dolphins the win, 22-20 in overtime.
10-30-13: Andy Dalton, aka the Red Rifle, was unflappable for the third straight week, as he tossed five touchdowns (four to Marvin Jones) and led the Bengals to a 49-9 home whooping over the New York Jets. Cincy’s defense deserves just as much credit as the offense in this one, as they racked up four sacks and two interceptions in a truly dominant effort to help raise Cincy up to a stellar 6-2 record.
10-22-13: It was a battle of stud wide receivers in week seven, as Cincinnati’s A.J. Green put up 155 receiving yards and a touchdown against Calvin Johnson’s 155 yards and two scores. Johnson won the individual battle, but it was Green’s Bengals who got the last laugh. Cincy’s rushing attack found yardage hard to come by in this one, but leaned on quarterback Andy Dalton throughout, and he responded with a banner day, tossing three touchdowns and topping 370 yards in the big 27-24 road win.
10-15-13: The Cincinnati Bengals were supposed to steamroll a Buffalo Bills team that was playing without starting quarterback E.J. Manuel. Instead, they engaged in a shootout with former practice squad resident Thad Lewis and took this one to overtime. They had the last laugh in the end, however, as Mike Nugent booted the game-winning field goal in the extra period to allow Cincy to steal a road win, 27-24. Andy Dalton was the star of the day for the Bengals, as he tossed three touchdowns and had 337 passing yards to put an end to a bit of a personal drought.
10-8-13: Two weeks after finding a way to keep Aaron Rodgers at bay, the Cincinnati Bengals doubled up and found a way to make Tom Brady and the Patriots look average. Cincy’s aggressive pass-rush rattled Brady for much of the day, sacked him four times and forced a late-game interception in a narrow 13-6 win at home. The Bengals also forced a LeGarrette Blount fumble and became the first defense to keep Brady out of the end-zone for the first time in 52 games. Andy Dalton was average at quarterback for the Bengals again, but was at least very efficient, as he completed over 70% of his passes and let the Cincy ground game control the tempo.
10-1-13: The Cincinnati Bengals were riding high after a big comeback win over the Green Bay Packers a week ago. That high wouldn’t last long. In the first meeting of the “battle of Ohio”, the Bengals looked out of sync throughout as they got completely out-played by the seemingly less talented Cleveland Browns. Quarterback Andy Dalton was flat-out ineffective for the entire game, turning the ball over two times, while finding difficulty in getting star wide receiver A.J. Green the ball despite a whopping 15 targets. Rookie running back Giovani Bernard was the “star” for Cincy in this one, as the offense could only muster of two field goals in an ugly 17-6 road loss to the Browns.
9-20-13: Week two was capped off by an ugly defensive battle between AFC North rivals, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. This one understandably was a rugged dogfight, as the two teams entered halftime with the score knotted at 10. Not much changed in the final two quarters, but Bengals rookie running back Giovani Bernard did manage to put the game away with some timely offense, including his second touchdown of the night. The Bengals defense also held Ben Roethlisberger in check, sacking him twice and picking off a pass. In the end, it was a 20-10 win for the Bengals. Next week, the Bengals look to move to 2-1 when they host Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
9-10-13: Andy Dalton walked into a tough matchup on the road against the Chicago Bears and got things started off the wrong way with an interception on his first offensive play. He was able to rebound thanks to a freakish game from star wide receiver A.J. Green (160+ yards and 2 TDs), but two turnovers and ineffectiveness in the second half allowed Jay Cutler and the Bears to climb back into it. Down 21-10 at one point, the Bears staged a comeback in front of their home crowd, taking their week one battle, 24-21. Next week, the Bengals host the Steelers on Monday Night to open up their 2013 home schedule.
9-3-13: Here are the Bengals final roster cuts of the preseason: QB John Skelton, FB John Connor, T Dennis Roland, LS Bryce Davis, S Tony Dye, T Reid Fragel, WR Cobi Hamilton, RB Daniel Herron, C T.J. Johnson, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, CB Onterio McCalebb, DE Dontay Moch, CB Shaun Prater, WR Taveon Rogers, WR Roy Roundtree, LB J.K. Schaffer, DT Terrence Stephens, G John Sullen and LB Bruce Taylor.
8-20-13: Cincinnati improved to 2-0 on the preseason with their 27-19 win over the Titans last weekend. Andy Dalton completed 9 of 14 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown. Dan Herron rushed it 9 times for 81 yards and a 40-yard TD run. Rookie Giovani Bernard also ran for a TD. The Bengals defense also held the Titans starters zero points (3 missed field goals). The Bengals head to Dallas to take on the Cowboys next weekend.
8-11-13: The Bengals beat the Falcons 34-10 in their preseason opener. QB Josh Johnson, who is competing with John Skelton for the backup job behind starter Andy Dalton, was 9 for 16 from the field for 100 yards and a TD. Skelton completed 4 of his 5 passes for 72 yards and a TD, and Dalton completed just 3 of his 7 passes for 37 yards. Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis and had 10 carries for 28.
7-10-13: The Cincinnati Bengals were among the best pass-rushing teams in 2012, and should only improve in that area with the addition of former Steeler linebacker James Harrison. Elsewhere, Cincy got better on offense by drafting explosive running back Giovani Bernard. At this point, only Andy Dalton’s continued development can prevent the Bengals from a third straight playoff appearance.
6-25-13: Once regular losers, the orange and black cats of the NFL have rebounded nicely since the days of Carson Palmer, and now own back to back playoff appearances under the guidance of young signal caller Andy Dalton. Backed by an elite defense and an improved rushing attack, the Bengals will try to make it three straight trips to post-season play in 2013.
2013 Bengals Draft Overview:
Round 1, Pick 21: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
Round 2, Pick 5 (from Oakland): Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina
Round 2, Pick 21: Margus Hunt, DE, Southern Methodist
Round 3, Pick 22: Shawn Williams, SS, Georgia
Round 4, Pick 21: Sean Porter, LB, Texas A&M
Round 5, Pick 23: Tanner Hawkinson, OT, Kansas
Round 6, Pick 22: Rex Burkhead, RB, Nebraska
Round 6, Pick 29 (from New England): Cobi Hamilton, WR, Arkansas
Round 7, Pick 34 (Compensatory Selection): Reid Fragel, OT, Ohio State
Round 7, Pick 45 (Compensatory Selection): T.J. Johnson, C, South Carolina
1-9-13: For the second straight year the Bengals made the playoffs and lost to the Houston Texans. Behind young quarterback Andy Dalton the Bengals won 10 games finishing second in their division. After losing four straight in early October, the Bengals went and impressive 7-1 the rest of the way including wins against the Giants, Steelers, and Ravens. Against the Texans in the playoffs they were unable to get any sort of consistent offense going as Dalton threw for only 127 yards. As a team they could also only manage 13 points and 6 of them were scored on an interception returned for a touchdown. Star Wide Receiver AJ Green didn’t catch a single ball in the first half but finished 5 catches for 80 yards. The Bengals should remain strong going forward because they have a good young quarterback and some strong talent at the skill positions, they should continue getting better every year.
12-4-12: A four game mid-season losing streak has the Bengals where they are; tied for second place with a 1-3 division record. With four games left, QB Andy Dalton will have to have a strong finish if the Bengals want to get into the playoffs. Dalton has had a strong year with 24 touchdown passes to only 13 interceptions. December 23rd’s matchup in Pittsburgh seems like it will be a deciding factor in both those teams playoff futures.