Successful Seasons That Started With A Giants’ Defeat

New York Giants’ fans are not the ones to give up easily, and neither should they. In all honesty, this football team may have put their supporters through some ups and downs throughout the years, but each season marks a fresh start.

If there is anything you should know for certain about the Giants franchise, it is that nothing is certain until the last minute. To prove this claim, and to boost up your hope for seasons to come, following is a listing of the worst season starts that ended with a complete turn of events in favor of the New York Giants.

Season of 1934

Back to the early beginnings of the National Football League, the first game of the season was a complete bust for the New York Giants. They faced The Lions over at Detroit, where they were unable to score a single goal throughout the whole game. Things only got worse for the Giants during the second game of the season, as they lost to the Packers as well.

Nonetheless, a winning streak from then on got them to the final game of the championship, famously known as ‘The Sneakers Game’. Played on the frozen Polo Grounds against the Chicago Bears, the Giants made a remarkable comeback in the second half and ended the season victorious.

Season of 1981

We can safely declare the decade prior to this season as the very worst in Giants’ history, and any disbelievers can review the odds for themselves. They would have been a bettor’s oasis had they been able to qualify for the playoffs in any of the championships throughout the 70s. Anyway, they managed to surprise oddsmakers and fans alike with yet another disastrous start of the seasons of ’81, and somehow redeem themselves by qualifying for that year’s playoffs.

Season of 1986

There is no better boost to the life and spirits of New York Giants fans than retelling the mythic story of the seasons of ’86. The Giants suffered a significant defeat from the Cowboys at the very start, but swiftly took off and managed to juggle the score all the way to the first Super Bowl game in the history of the franchise. They continued in this trend even during the first halftime of the game, only to gain momentum and culminate into victory with nearly double the points. Considering it had been their first ever appearance at this event, they sure made it count for something.

Season of 2007

Here is something even the younger Giants fans remember – the victory of the New York Giants against the game favorite, The Patriots at the Super Bowl XLII. However, many choose to forget the starting games that allowed everyone to witness some massive losses. The Giants were defeated by rivaling Dallas Cowboys at the season’s opening game, but they were only overcome one other time, by the Packers, as they made their way to the season finale. With such a track record, there is no saying what you can expect next!


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