With 8 NFL championships, a rich team history, and a slate of fierce rivalries, the New York Giants loom large over the NFC East—and the entire league. There’s no shortage of epic matchups between the Giants and their rivals, including their archenemy Philadelphia Eagles, cross-country foe Dallas Cowboys, and intracity antagonist New York Jets. Watch Eli Manning lead the Giants as they duke it out with the Jets at MetLife Stadium, their shared stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Get your Giants tickets now because a Giants game in their blue-lit stadium is a thunderous event you don’t want to miss.
The Jints helped establish professional football’s legitimacy in 1930 when, in a game that raised more than $100,000 for New York’s homeless, they played against—and decimated—Notre Dame’s prominent college football team. Their victory over the Fighting Irish surprised football fans and fixed the NFL in the American imagination as the legitimate, if gladiatorial, franchise it is today. Giants lore also tells of historic games like The Greatest Game Ever Played, a 1958 championship spectacle against the Baltimore Colts that was so tightly-matched and explosive it propelled the NFL to greater heights of popularity. The Sneakers Game of 1934 was an NFL title game played on a field so icy the G-Men had to wear sneakers for better traction to triumph over the Chicago Bears.
Despite the Giants’ part in the epic saga of American football, their impressive trophy shelf, and contribution of 28 players to the Hall of Fame, Big Blue struggled with an 18-year championship drought between 1938 and 1956 and with a playoff dry spell from 1964 to 1978. Finally, after all the slumps and rebuilding years, head coach Bill Parcells, quarterback Phil Simms, and an ironclad defense known as the Big Blue Wrecking Crew led the Giants to achieve consecutive winning seasons from 1984 to 1986, culminating in their first 2 Super Bowl wins, XXI and XXV. Eli Manning has since led the team to their third and fourth Super Bowl wins, XLII and XLVI. After a few recent disappointing seasons, the Giants are hoping to make a comeback this year.
The Giants’ losing record of 3-13 last season, due in part to a slew of injuries and suspensions, came with a consolation prize: fresh blood in the form of a first-round draft pick, Penn State’s Heisman-winning running back Saquon Barkley. With Barkley joining veteran quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. returning to the lineup after a 2017 injury, Giants fans hope this dynamic team of athletes can tap into their individual potential and develop a combined synergy to contend for the Super Bowl LIII title. In the meantime, get your tickets to join New Yorkers and out-of-town fans alike at Metlife Stadium to cheer for the Giants as they rumble the field. After you work up a giant hunger watching New York’s most thrilling residents, step into the city that never sleeps and try one of its upscale restaurants or things to do.Back to top