The Giants were one of five teams that joined the NFL in 1925, and is the only one of that group still existing, as well as the league's longest-established team in the Northeastern United States.
The team ranks third among all NFL franchises with eight NFL titles: four in the pre–Super Bowl era (1927, 1934, 1938, 1956) and four since the advent of the Super Bowl (Super Bowls XXI (1986), XXV (1990), XLII (2007), and XLVI (2011)), along with more championship appearances than any other team, with 19 overall appearances.
Their championship tally is surpassed only by the Green Bay Packers (13) and Chicago Bears (9). To distinguish themselves from the professional baseball team of the same name, the football team was incorporated as the "New York National League Football Company, Inc." in 1929 and changed to "New York Football Giants, Inc." in 1937.
Throughout their history, the Giants have featured 28 Hall of Fame players, including NFL Most Valuable Player (MVP) award winners Mel Hein, Frank Gifford, Y. While the baseball team moved to San Francisco after the 1957 season, the football team continues to use "New York Football Giants, Inc." as its legal corporate name, and is often referred to by fans and sportscasters as the "New York Football Giants".
The game was played on February 5, 2012, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the first time that the Super Bowl was played in the state of Indiana.
One of just three Britons to win a Super Bowl – the others being New York Giants place kicker Lawrence Tynes, a team mate of Umenyiora, and the unused New England Patriots wide receiver Scott Mc Cready – the defensive end, born in London and raised there until he was seven, was a star pass rusher for the Giants for nine years.
Q | How does winning the Super Bowl change your career? Once you win, everybody is looking for you, everybody wants to beat you.
Whenever you’re discussed, whenever anybody talks about you, they have to put that there: “Super Bowl champion.” Q | Some see Denver’s Peyton Manning as a bit of a choker in the play-offs with only one Super Bowl, two defeats and a number of earlier exits. Osi: | He’s already won one Super Bowl, he’s not a loser.
Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks and Ciara Harris arrive for the State dinner in honor of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe And Akie Abe April 28, 2015 at the Booksellers area of the White House in Washington, DC.
(Olivier Douliery/Getty Images)NFL Player Matt Forte and wife Danielle Daniels Forte attend Michigan Avenue Magazine's October Cover Celebration hosted by Chicago Bears Matt Forte at Eddie V's Prime Seafood on October 7, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.