|2014 New York Giants season|
|Head coach||Tom Coughlin|
|General manager||Jerry Reese|
|Home field||MetLife Stadium|
|Division place||3rd NFC East|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
|Pro Bowlers||Odell Beckham Jr., WR|
The 2014 New York Giants season was the franchise's 90th season in the National Football League, the fifth playing their home games at MetLife Stadium and the eleventh under head coach Tom Coughlin. The team failed to improve on their 7-9 mark from 2013, finishing 6-10.
To commemorate their ninetieth anniversary, the Giants wore a special patch on their jerseys. In addition, the team wore white pants instead of gray for two home games versus the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9 on Monday Night Football and two weeks later against the San Francisco 49ers. With their loss to the Jaguars on November 30, 2014, the Giants sealed their second consecutive losing season.
|2014 New York Giants draft|
|1||12||Odell Beckham Jr. *||Wide receiver||LSU|
|2||43||Weston Richburg||Center||Colorado State|
|3||74||Jay Bromley||Defensive tackle||Syracuse|
|4||113||Andre Williams||Running back||Boston College|
|5||152||Nat Berhe||Safety||San Diego State|
|6||187||Bennett Jackson||Cornerback||Notre Dame|
|Pro Football Hall of Fame Made at least one Pro Bowl during careerMade roster|
|HOF||August 3||vs. Buffalo Bills||W 17-13||1-0||Fawcett Stadium (Canton, Ohio)||Recap|
|1||August 9||Pittsburgh Steelers||W 20-16||2-0||MetLife Stadium||Recap|
|2||August 16||at Indianapolis Colts||W 27-26||3-0||Lucas Oil Stadium||Recap|
|3||August 22||at New York Jets||W 35-24||4-0||MetLife Stadium||Recap|
|4||August 28||New England Patriots||W 16-13||5-0||MetLife Stadium||Recap|
|1||September 8||at Detroit Lions||L 14-35||0-1||Ford Field||Recap|
|2||September 14||Arizona Cardinals||L 14-25||0-2||MetLife Stadium||Recap|
|3||September 21||Houston Texans||W 30-17||1-2||MetLife Stadium||Recap|
|4||September 25||at Washington Redskins||W 45-14||2-2||FedExField||Recap|
|5||October 5||Atlanta Falcons||W 30-20||3-2||MetLife Stadium||Recap|
|6||October 12||at Philadelphia Eagles||L 0-27||3-3||Lincoln Financial Field||Recap|
|7||October 19||at Dallas Cowboys||L 21-31||3-4||AT&T Stadium||Recap|
|9||November 3||Indianapolis Colts||L 24-40||3-5||MetLife Stadium||Recap|
|10||November 9||at Seattle Seahawks||L 17-38||3-6||CenturyLink Field||Recap|
|11||November 16||San Francisco 49ers||L 10-16||3-7||MetLife Stadium||Recap|
|12||November 23||Dallas Cowboys||L 28-31||3-8||MetLife Stadium||Recap|
|13||November 30||at Jacksonville Jaguars||L 24-25||3-9||EverBank Field||Recap|
|14||December 7||at Tennessee Titans||W 36-7||4-9||LP Field||Recap|
|15||December 14||Washington Redskins||W 24-13||5-9||MetLife Stadium||Recap|
|16||December 21||at St. Louis Rams||W 37-27||6-9||Edward Jones Dome||Recap|
|17||December 28||Philadelphia Eagles||L 26-34||6-10||MetLife Stadium||Recap|
The Lions routed the Giants 35-14. With the loss, the Giants opened the season with an 0-1 record.
This would be the Giants largest margin of victory since their 42-7 win over the Eagles in 2012.
The Giants were dominated from start to finish as the Eagles routed them 27-0. It was only the second time this season that an NFL team failed to score in a game (the Jets were shut out 31-0 in Week 5 against the Chargers). The loss snapped the Giants' 3 game winning streak as their overall record fell to 3-3.
This was the first Sunday Night Football game held in MetLife Stadium following a one-season absence.
With the loss, the Giants fell to 3-8, and were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention after the Lions defeated the Bears on Thanksgiving four days later. This game, however, is best known for an acrobatic one-handed catch by Odell Beckham Jr. early in the 2nd quarter that would go down as one of the greatest catches in NFL history. A penalty marker flew as he made the catch - for pass interference on Brandon Carr, who had been covering Beckham on that play.
The Giants had a 21-0 lead midway through the second quarter, but went on to lose 25-24 to fall to 3-9, matching their loss total from 2013.
In this game, Odell Beckham Jr. broke Giants' franchise records for most receptions by a rookie and most receiving yards by a rookie, previously set by Jeremy Shockey in 2002. Beckham also topped 1,000 yards receiving for the season. In both cases, this was achieved despite Beckham missing the first four games of the season.
With the loss, the Giants finished the season 6-10 and were swept by the Eagles for the first time since 2010. Also, their record against the Eagles fell to 3-11 dating back to 2008.
|New York Giants||6||10||0||.375||2-4||4-8||380||400||L1|
|2[a]||Green Bay Packers||North||12||4||0||.750||5-1||9-3||.482||.440||W2|
|Did not qualify for the playoffs|
|8||San Francisco 49ers||West||8||8||0||.500||2-4||7-5||.527||.508||W1|
|9[c]||New Orleans Saints||South||7||9||0||.438||3-3||6-6||.486||.415||W1|
|11[d]||New York Giants||East||6||10||0||.375||2-4||4-8||.512||.323||L1|
|13[d]||St. Louis Rams||West||6||10||0||.375||2-4||4-8||.531||.427||L3|
|16||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||South||2||14||0||.125||0-6||1-11||.486||.469||L6|