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2002 New York Giants season

2002 New York Giants season
Head coach Jim Fassel
Home field
Record 10–6
Division place 2nd NFC East
Playoff finish Lost Wild Card Playoffs (49ers) 39–38
Previous season      Next season
< 2001      2003 >

The 2002 New York Giants season was the team's 78th season in the National Football League. The team improved upon their previous season's 7–9 disappointment, winning ten games and returning to the playoffs for the second time in three years. They ended the season on a four-game winning streak.[1] After a midseason slump, head coach Jim Fassel stripped offensive coordinator Sean Payton of playcalling duties, and the Giants went on to a winning streak that would carry them to the playoffs. Leading 35-14 in the third quarter of the NFC wild card came at San Francisco, Jeremy Shockey dropped a touchdown pass forcing a field goal to make the score 38-14. Fassel decided to rest starting running back Tiki Barber to save him for the next round, but the 49ers gained momentum, and the Giants would not score again, losing the game 39-38. Following the season, Payton was not retained; he would later go on to win the Super Bowl seven years later as the head coach of the New Orleans Saints.

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School
1 14 Jeremy Shockey Tight End Miami(Fla.)
2 46 Tim Carter Wide Receiver Auburn
3 78 Jeff Hatch Tackle Pennsylvania
5 152 Nick Greisen Linebacker Wisconsin
6 188 Wesley Mallard Linebacker Oregon
7 226 Daryl Jones Wide Receiver Miami(Fla.)
7 245 Quincy Monk Linebacker North Carolina




Week Date Opponent Result Channel Stadium Attendance
1 September 5, 2002 San Francisco 49ers L 16–13 ESPN Giants Stadium
2 September 15, 2002 at St. Louis Rams W 26–21 FOX Edward Jones Dome
3 September 22, 2002 Seattle Seahawks W 9–6 FOX Giants Stadium
4 September 29, 2002 at Arizona Cardinals L 21–7 FOX Sun Devil Stadium
5 October 6, 2002 at Dallas Cowboys W 21–17 FOX Texas Stadium
6 October 13, 2002 Atlanta Falcons L 17–10 FOX Giants Stadium
7 Bye
8 October 28, 2002 at Philadelphia Eagles L 17–3 ABC Veterans Stadium
9 November 3, 2002 Jacksonville Jaguars W 24–17 ESPN Giants Stadium
10 November 10, 2002 at Minnesota Vikings W 27–20 FOX Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
11 November 17, 2002 Washington Redskins W 19–17 FOX Giants Stadium
12 November 24, 2002 at Houston Texans L 16–14 FOX Reliant Stadium
13 December 1, 2002 Tennessee Titans L 32–29 CBS Giants Stadium
14 December 8, 2002 at Washington Redskins W 27–21 FOX FedExField
15 December 15, 2002 Dallas Cowboys W 37–7 FOX Giants Stadium
16 December 22, 2002 at Indianapolis Colts W 44–27 FOX RCA Dome
17 December 28, 2002 Philadelphia Eagles W 10–7 FOX Giants Stadium


Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wild Card January 5, 2003 at San Francisco 49ers L 39–38


NFC East
* (1) Philadelphia Eagles 12 4 0 .750 5–1 11–1 415 241 L1
y (5) New York Giants 10 6 0 .625 5–1 8–4 320 279 W4
Washington Redskins 7 9 0 .438 1–5 4–8 307 365 W2
Dallas Cowboys 5 11 0 .313 1–5 3–9 217 329 L4

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