Hello Redskins fans! This week marks a glorious week in the year when football, that is real not preseason football, starts in all it's awesomeness. Some of you may or not remember me, but last year I was the unofficial designated representative of BBV and led the "Ask a fan of team x" fanposts that many teams did. In addition to this, I decided to dig around and make this post more special. Beyond the jump is an overload of data.
Any feedback, corrections, or ideas (especially about the format) of this portion will be gladly accepted.
Redskins Franchise Stats & Info
The Washington Redskins were founded in 1932, under the moniker of the "Boston Braves." The next year their name changed to the "Boston Redskins," and in 1937, they became the "Washington Redskins," which has been their name ever since. They are the sixth oldest team currently in the NFL.
Franchise Records and Statistics
Regular Season Wins-Losses-Ties* (%): 547-516-27 (.515)
The Redskins have the 4th most wins in NFL history, but also the 6th most losses in NFL history. Their .515 record places them 17th overall. Their 27 ties places them 6th overall.
Playoff Record: 23-17
Years in the Playoffs: 22
The Redskins have appeared in 6 NFL Championship Games**, and 5 Super Bowls. They have won Two NFL Championships (1937 & 1942), and 3 Super Bowls (1982 (XVII), 1987 (XXII), 1991 (XXVI). Super Bowls XVII and XXII occurred during labor plagued seasons, with each season having 9 and 15 games respectively.
Their last playoff appearance was in 2007, a 14-35 loss vs the Seahawks.
The Redskins have had a franchise best 14-win season twice: 1983, and 1991. They have had a 12 win season once (1986), and three 11 win seasons (1972 [14 games], 1984, and 1987 [15 game season due to strike].
[All records are Redskins-Giants-Ties* (If applicable)]
Overall Series Record: 61-91-4 (.404)
Playoff Series Record: 1-1 (.500)
Home Series Record:
*Ties count as half a win and half a loss
**NFL Championships are the final games in seasons before Super Bowl I in 1967
Giants Franchise Stats and Info
The New York Giants were founded in 1925. Although "football" is normally eliminated from the name, the official legal name is New York Football Giants, Inc. The Giants have had six stadiums that they have called home: the Polo Grounds (from 1925-1955), Yankee Stadium (from 1956-1973), the Yale Bowl (1973-1974), Shea Stadium (1975), Giants Stadium (1976 -2009), and currently: the New Meadowlands Stadium (2010-present). The Giants are the 4th oldest team currently in the NFL.
Franchise Records and Statistics
Regular Season Wins-Losses-Ties* (%): 636-524-33 (.548)
The Giants have the 3rd most amount of wins in the NFL and tied for the 4th most amount of losses with the Packers. They are tied for the 8th best win/loss percentage along with the San Francisco 49ers.
Playoff Record: 19-20 (?)
Years in the Playoffs: 30
Division Championships: 15
The Giants have appeared in 14 NFL Championship Games** and 4 Super Bowls. The Giants are the third most successful franchise in the NFL with 7 Championships overall, consisting of 4 pre-merger NFL Championships (1927, 1934, 1938, & 1956), and 3Super Bowls [1986 (XXI), 1990 (XXV), 2007 (XLII)].
The Giant's last playoff appearance was in 2008, a 23-11 divisional round loss to the Eagles.
The Giants have had a franchise best 14-win season once: 1986. They have had three 13 win seasons (1929, 1930, &1990), four 12 win seasons (1962 [14 game season], 1989, 2000, &2008), and five 11 win seasons
Regular Season: 152-108-0 (As Redskins Coach: 6-10)
Post Season*: 8-5-0
*All playoff wins were as Coach of the Broncos:
1997: 4-0 Super Bowl Champions
1998: 3-0 Super Bowl Champions
2005: 1-1 (AFC Conference Title loss)
Note: To my surprise, Shanahan has only won his division 3 times (1996, 1998, 2005). His first Super Bowl win was as a 12-4 Wildcard team.
Vs. New York Giants
(Shanahan only one career win vs. the New York Giants (in 2001), and a losing record in all 3 of his Coaching Stints)
Raiders: 0-1 (1989)
Broncos: 1-2 (1998, 2001, 2005)
Redskins: 0-2 (2010 x2)
Tom Coughlin [Jaguars (1995-2002), Giants (2004-Present)]
Regular Season: 133-107 (As Giants Coach: 65-47)
Post Season: 8-7 (As Giants Coach: 4-3)
1996: 2-1 AFC Conference Title Loss
1997: 0-1 Wild Card Round Loss
1998: 1-1 Divisional Round Loss
1999: 1-1 AFC Conference Title Loss
2005: 0-1 Wild Card Round Loss
2006: 0-1 Wild Card Round Loss
2007: 4-0 Super Bowl Champions
2008: 0-1 Divisional Round Loss
Division Wins: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2008
(Frustration Note: Profootball reference's "rank" stat doesn't account for tie breakers. For example, it indicates the Giants finished 1st in 2010 even though we didn't make the playoffs :( )
This season marks the 8th season of Coughlin coaching the Giants, splitting his Head Coaching career exactly in half between the Jaguars and the Giants.
Vs. Washington Redskins
Coughlin lost his first two games vs the Redskins, but has been great vs them since. As coach of the Giants, he has never been swept by the Redskins, but has swept them four times (2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010), and currently has a six game winning streak.
Jaguars: 1-2 (1997, 2000, 2002)
Giants: 11-3 (2004-2010 x2)
Coughlin vs. Shanahan
The two coaches have coached opposing teams in three different combinations: Jaguars vs. Broncos, Giants vs. Broncos, and Giants vs. Redskins. Overall, Coughlin has the better head to head record although Shanahan was the victor of the lone playoff game between the two in their first Head Coach jobs. Shanahan's last victory over Coughlin was in 1998, although only four games have been played between the two since (1999, 2005, and 2010 x2). (Format is Coughlin-Shanahan)
Overall: 5-3 (Includes playoff game)
Jaguars vs. Broncos: 2-2 (Includes playoff game)
Giants vs. Broncos: 1-0
Giants vs. Redskins: 2-0
(Assuming Rex Grossman is starting QB for the Redskins)
Grossman was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2003 with the 22nd overall pick. Grossman has played for three different teams (Bears, Texans, and Redskins). Grossman has only started all 16 games once*, in 2006 for the Bears and played in the Super Bowl, losing to the Colts. His playoff record is 2-2. Surprisingly (for me), Grossman has only started 34 games in his 8 year career (a 20-14 record).
*Further research indicates that this was quite a feat, as he was the first Bears QB in 11 years to start all 16 games
Record v. Giants:
Bears: 1-1 (2006, 2007,
Redskins: 0-1 (2010)
(All Games were vs. Eli Manning)
Manning was drafted by the 2004 with the first overall draft. Since Eli's first start in Week 11 of the 2004 season, Manning has not missed a game. His 110 consecutive starts (including 7 playoff games) tie him for fifth overall with Joe Ferguson. Manning has a 60-43 (.583) regular season record, with a 4-3 playoff record. Manning has made the Pro Bowl once (in 2008) and was the MVP of Super Bowl 42.
Record v. Redskins:
Overall: 10-3 (2004, 2005-2010 x2)
Fun Facts and Random Trivia
The Redskins have perhaps the most bizarre season ending injury in the history of the NFL. From wikipedia: "The other big loss for the Redskins that season occurred during a coin-tossing ceremony prior to a game against the Giants [in 1940]. After calling the coin toss and shaking hands with the opposing team captain, Turk Edwards attempted to pivot around to head back to his sideline. However, his cleats caught in the grass and his knee gave way, injuring him and bringing his season and career to an unusual end."
All information is from Wikipedia or profootball-reference.com unless otherwise stated.
So please use this to ask any questions you have about the Giants and I'm sure some fellow fans will be here to give you their own opinions.