REGULAR SEASON WEEK 17
WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-8) at NEW YORK GIANTS (2-13)
Sunday, Dec. 31 | 1:00 p.m. ET
MetLife Stadium (82,500) | East Rutherford, N.J.
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The Washington Redskins will conclude their 2017 season on Sunday when the team travels to face the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in Week 17. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.
In spite of the holiday season being a time of giving, the Redskins’ defense has been particularly stingy in recent weeks, holding the Arizona Cardinals without a touchdown in Week 15 and not allowing a touchdown to the Denver Broncos in Week 16 until the final two minutes of the game. In all, the Redskins compiled a touchdown-free streak spanning 139 minutes and 59 seconds of game play, dating back to the third quarter of the team’s Week 14 game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Redskins’ defensive performance last week was headlined by a pair of two-sack games from linebackers Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith. Kerrigan has now recorded back-to-back double-digit sack seasons for the first time in his career, while Smith has tied his career high with 8.0 sacks this year. With two more sacks by Smith this week, Kerrigan and Smith can become the Redskins’ first duo with 10.0 sacks each since Andre Carter and Brian Orakpo in 2009.
SERIES HISTORY--Redskins trail all-time series, 68-99-4
--Redskins trail regular season series, 67-98-4
--Last meeting: Nov. 23, 2017 (20-10, WAS)
TELEVISION: FOX--Sam Rosen (play-by-play)
--Matt Millen (color)
--Jennifer Hale (sidelines)
RADIO: Redskins Radio Network--Larry Michael (play-by-play)
--Sonny Jurgensen (color)
--Chris Cooley (analysis)
--Rick “Doc” Walker (sidelines)
THE OPPONENTThe New York Giants enter Week 17 of the regular season with a 2-13 record and in fourth place in the NFC East. Steve Spagnuolo is the team’s Interim Head Coach following the dismissal of Ben McAdoo after Week 12.
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Eli Manning is the team’s starter at quarterback in his 14th NFL season. This season, he has completed 342-of543 passes (63.0 percent) for 3,336 yards with 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Running back Orleans Darkwa leads the Giants in rushing this season, having posted 597 rushing yards on 151 carries including four touchdowns. Wayne Gallman has added 387 rushing yards on 96 carries.
Tight end Evan Engram leads the team in receptions (64) and receiving touchdowns (six). Wide receiver Sterling Shepard has recorded a team-high 731 receiving yards on 59 receptions and has recorded two receiving touchdowns.
Safety Landon Collins leads the Giants with a team-high 99 tackles (74 solo) through 15 games. Defensive end Jason PierrePaul has a team-high 7.5 sacks, while cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who was placed on the teams’ Reserve/Injured list on Nov. 29, leads the team in interceptions (three).
Aldrick Rosas handles kicking duties for the Giants, while Brad Wing handles the punting responsibilities. Rosas is 16-of-23 (69.6 percent) on field goal attempts this season. He is also 20-of-22 on PATs. Wing is averaging 44.5 yards per punt.
Kalif Raymond has been the team’s primary punt returner and kick returner since Dwayne Harris was placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured list. Raymond has averaged 3.8 yards on eight punt returns. He is also averaging 16.9 yards on 11 kick returns.
A WIN WOULD
... make the Redskins 8-8 this season.
... give the Redskins three consecutive wins for the first time since a four-game winning streak in Weeks 3-6 of the 2016 season.
... conclude the season with the Redskins riding a three-game year ending winning streak for the first time since winning the final four games of the 2015 season.
... mark a third consecutive season of the Redskins recording a winning percentage of .500 or better for the first time since 1999-2001.
... make Head Coach Jay Gruden the first Redskins coach to finish three consecutive seasons with a winning percentage of .500 or better since Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs across a four-year span from 1989-92.
... sweep the season series with the Giants for Washington for the first time since sweeping the eventual Super Bowl champion Giants in 2011.
... give the Redskins consecutive road wins against the Giants for the first time since the 1999-2000 seasons.
... represent the Redskins’ third road win of the season.
... improve the Redskins to 47-37-2 all-time in regular season finales.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK
- The Redskins finishing the season with an 8-8 record.
- The Redskins finishing a third consecutive season with a winning percentage of .500 or better for the first time since 1999-2001.
- Head Coach Jay Gruden becoming the first Redskins coach to finish three consecutive seasons with a winning percentage of .500 or better since Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs across a four-year span from 1989-92.
- The Redskins winning three consecutive games for the first time since a four-game winning streak in Weeks 3-6 of the 2016 season.
- The Redskins finishing a season on a three-game winning streak for the first time since closing the 2015 season on a four-game winning streak.
- The Redskins and Giants meeting for the 172nd time, including postseason play. The Giants are the Redskins’ most common opponent.
- The Redskins attempting to sweep a season series with the Giants for the first time since sweeping the eventual Super Bowl champion Giants in 2011.
- The Redskins seeking consecutive road wins against the Giants for the first time since the 1999-2000 seasons. The Redskins earned a 29-27 road win against the Giants last season.
- The Redskins closing the regular season against an NFC East opponent for an eighth consecutive season, the longest such stretch in team history.
- The Redskins improving upon their current 46-37-2 all-time record in regular season finales.
- The Redskins scoring a touchdown in their 52nd straight game (including postseason play) to add to the third-longest streak in team history. Washington’s 51-game touchdown streak is the third-longest active streak in the NFL.
- The Redskins holding opponents without a sack for a third time this season (Weeks 4 and 16).
- The Redskins posting back-to-back sack-free games on offense for the first time since Weeks 3-4 of the 2006 season.
- The Redskins (27) throwing three touchdown passes to reach 30 passing touchdowns in a season for the fifth time in team history (33 in 1988, 31 in 1967, 30 in both 1991 and 2015).
- The Redskins limiting a third consecutive opponent to only one touchdown or less for the first time since a four-game streak in Weeks 12-15 of the 2007 season.
- The Redskins holding multiple opponents without a touchdown in a single season for the first time since 2007 (four games).
- The Redskins limiting a third straight opponent to 15 or fewer points for the first time since Weeks 13-15 of the 2005 season.
- The Redskins holding a third consecutive opponent to 200 or fewer passing yards for the first time since a seven-game streak in Weeks 4-11 of the 2009 season.
- The Redskins sacking opponents four or more times in three consecutive contests for the first time since Weeks 15-17 of the 2015 season.
- The Redskins having an individual player record 2.0 or more sacks in three straight games for the first time since a four-game streak in Weeks 12-15 of the 1996 season.
- The Redskins posting a positive turnover margin in three consecutive games for the first time since a three-game stretch in Weeks 9-11.
- The Redskins limiting an opponent to fewer than 200 yards of offense in a game for a third time this season, which would be the team’s most since 2007 (three).
- The Redskins holding an opponent to seven or fewer first downs for a third time this season, which would be the team’s most in a single season since 1945, according to records provided by Pro Football Reference.
- The Redskins limiting an opponent to only one rushing first down in a third game this year for the first time in a season in records dating back to 1999.
- The Redskins scoring points on their opening possession for a 10th time this season, adding to the most opening-drive scores by the Redskins in a single season in records dating back to 1999.
- The Redskins recording a takeaway on an opponent’s opening drive for a sixth time this season to add to their most opening-drive takeaways in records dating back to 1999.
- The Redskins finishing in the Top 5 in the NFL in kickoff coverage for the eighth time in the last 12 years (2006-11, 15). The Redskins enter Week 17 having allowed only 18.7 yards per kickoff return this season.
- The Redskins (448) allowing 85 or fewer kickoff return yards to set a team record for the fewest kickoff return yards allowed in a single season (534 in 2016).
- The Redskins finishing plus-two or better in the turnover margin on Sunday to finish a third consecutive season even or better in turnover differential for the first time since 1999-2001.
- Cornerback Bashaud Breeland intercepting his second pass of the season to become the first member of the Redskins to open a career with four consecutive multi-interception seasons since Fred Smoot (2001-04).
- Breeland tying a team record with his second interception return touchdown of the season (Pug Rentner, 1936; Dan Sandifer, 1948; Dale Hackbart, 1961; Vernon Dean, 1984; Andre Collins, 1994; DeAngelo Hall, 2013).
- Quarterback Trent Williams becoming the first Redskins quarterback to start 16 games in three consecutive seasons since the NFL expanded to a 16-game schedule in 1978.
- Cousins starting his 48th consecutive regular season game for the Redskins, adding to the second-longest streak by a Redskins quarterback since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, trailing only Joe Theismann (60 from 1980-84).
- Cousins entering the game third in NFL history in completion percentage (65.7) among players with at least 1,500 career attempts.
- Cousins (99) throwing a touchdown pass to join Sammy Baugh (187), Sonny Jurgensen (179), Joe Theismann (160), Billy Kilmer (103) and Mark Rypien (101) as the only players to throw 100 career touchdown passes with the Redskins.
- Cousins (99) throwing three touchdown passes to pass Mark Rypien (101) for fifth-most career touchdown passes in team history.
- Cousins (27) throwing two touchdown passes to tie or three touchdown passes to break his single-season career high (29 in 2015).
- Cousins (27) throwing three touchdown passes to record only the second 30-touchdown season by an individual passer in team history (Sonny Jurgensen, 31 in 1967).
- Cousins (27) throwing four touchdown passes to tie Jurgensen’s team record for touchdown passes in a single season (31 in 1967).
- Cousins throwing a touchdown pass in an eighth consecutive game. Cousins would join Jurgensen as the only quarterbacks in team history with at least four separate streaks of eight consecutive regular season games with a touchdown pass.
- Cousins adding to his 503 passing attempts this season, currently the ninth-most attempts in a single-season in team history.
- Cousins breaking a current tie with Jason Campbell (327 in 2009) for the third-most completions in a single season in team history. Cousins would hold sole possession of the top three spots for completions in a single season in team history, including 406 in 2016 and 379 in 2015.
- Cousins (3,935) throwing for 65 yards to record the fifth 4,000-yard passing season in team history. Cousins is already responsible for two of the previous four 4,000-yard seasons in franchise annals.
- Cousins throwing for 4,000 yards in three straight seasons. He would be only the 11th quarterback in NFL history to record a streak of at least three consecutive 4,000-yard passing seasons, joining Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford, Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Dan Fouts, Trent Green, Eli Manning and Dan Marino. (NOTE: Russell Wilson can also accomplish the feat with 238 yards this week).
- Cousins (3,935) chasing No. 4 Brad Johnson (4,005 in 1999), No. 3 Jay Schroeder (4,109 in 1986) and himself (No. 2, 4,166 in 2015) on the team’s leaderboard for passing yards in a single season.
- Cousins adding to his team records for career 300-yard passing games (24, including 23 in regular season play) and 400-yard passing games (three).
- Cousins recording his sixth 300-yard passing game of the season to pass Mark Rypien (1989), Jay Schroeder (1986) and Sonny Jurgensen (1967) for sole possession of the third-most 300-yard passing games in a single season in Redskins history. Cousins already holds the top two spots for 300-yard games in a season with seven in each of the past two years.
- Cousins (98.5) pushing his passer rating to 100.0 or better to become the first player in team history to record a 100.0 or better passer rating in multiple seasons (min. 100 attempts).
- Cousins throwing three touchdown passes in back-to-back games for the first time since Weeks 11-12 of the 2016 season.
- Cousins posting his 15th career game with three or more touchdown passes to break a tie with Billy Kilmer and Joe Theismann for the second-most in franchise history.
- Cousins posting his 10th career game with three or more passing touchdowns and no interceptions to move past Jurgensen and Theismann (nine each) for the most in team history.
- Cousins adding to his single-season career-high 167 rushing yards this year.
- Cousins (two rushing touchdowns in Week 10) scoring multiple rushing touchdowns to become the first member of the Redskins with two multi-touchdown games on the ground in a single season since Alfred Morris (two) in 2014.
- Cousins (12) chasing Joe Theismann (17) for the most career rushing touchdowns by a Redskins quarterback.
- Wide receiver Jamison Crowder becoming the first member of the Redskins to catch a touchdown in three consecutive games since he accomplished the feat in Weeks 8-11 of the 2016 season.
- Crowder (two) matching his single-season career high with his third 100-yard receiving game of the season (three in 2016).
- Crowder (189) recording 11 receptions to become the 19th player in Redskins history to record 200 career catches with the team.
- Crowder (189) catching 13 passes to match Gary Clark’s mark for the most receptions by a member of the Redskins in the first three seasons of an NFL career (202 from 1985-87).
- Crowder (611) breaking a tie with Darrell Green (611) for 10thmost career punt return yards in team history and chasing No. 9 Andy Farkas (630) and No. 8 Eddie Saenz (643) on the list.
- Crowder (one) returning a punt for a touchdown to become the eighth Redskins player to record multiple career punt return touchdowns, joining Brian Mitchell, Rickie Harris, Dick Todd, Bert Zagers, Cliff Battles, Mike Nelms and Johnny Williams.
- Tight end Vernon Davis (546) catching two passes to pass No. 9 Jeremy Shockey (547) for career receptions by a tight end in NFL history.
- Davis (60) catching a touchdown pass to break a tie with former Redskins great Jerry Smith for seventh on the list of career touchdown receptions by a tight end in NFL history.
- Davis (60) chasing Shannon Sharpe (62) for the sixth-most career touchdown receptions by a tight end in NFL history.
- Davis catching a touchdown pass in consecutive regular season games for the first time since Week 17 of the 2013 season and Week 1 of the 2014 season as a member of the San Francisco 49ers.
- Wide receiver Josh Doctson catching a touchdown in back-to-back games for the second time this season (Weeks 12-13).
- Cornerback Jonathan Allen adding to his career-high four interceptions this season, tied for the team lead.
- Fuller (four) becoming the first member of the Redskins to pick off five passes in a single season since linebacker London Fletcher in 2012. He would be the first Redskins defensive back to accomplish the feat since DeAngelo Hall (six) in 2010.
- Fuller recording his fifth interception of the season at age 22 to become the youngest member of the Redskins to pick off five passes in a season since Tom Carter (six at age 21) in 1993, according to records provided by Pro Football Reference.
- Wide receiver Ryan Grant adding to his single-season career highs in receptions (43), receiving yards (550) and receiving touchdowns (four) this season.
- Safety DeAngelo Hall (five) returning a fumble for a touchdown to tie Jason Taylor (six) for the most career fumble return touchdowns in NFL history.
- Hall (three with Washington) returning another fumble for a touchdown to break the team record for career fumble return touchdowns (three by Chris Hanburger and Brad Dusek).
- Hall improving upon his 43 career interceptions, most among active NFL players.
- Hall intercepting a pass to tie Ken Houston (24) for ninth-most in team history.
- Hall entering the game tied for the lead among active NFL players in career non-offensive touchdowns (10, tied with Aqib Talib).
- Kicker Dustin Hopkins adding to his streak of 10 consecutive made field goals.
- Hopkins (five) kicking his sixth career field goal of 50 yards or more to take sole possession of third-most in team history.
- Defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis adding to his career-high 4.5 sacks
- Ioannidis (4.5) recording 1.5 sacks to tie Chris Baker (6.0 in 2015) and Stephen Bowen (6.0 in 2011) for the most sacks in a season by a Redskins defensive lineman since the team’s transition to a 3-4 base in 2010.
- Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 112th consecutive regular season game, the longest active streak among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
- Kerrigan becoming the first player in Redskins history to start all 16 games in each of his first seven NFL seasons. He joins Brandon Carr, Deon Grant, James Laurinaitis and Tony Parrish as the only defensive players in the NFL to accomplish the feat since the adoption of the 16-game schedule in 1978.
- Kerrigan remaining as one of eight NFL players (and only five non-quarterbacks) to have started every game since the start of the 2011 season (Brandon Carr, Patrick Peterson, Glover Quin, Philip Rivers, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford and Jason Witten).
- Kerrigan leading the Redskins in sacks for a fifth season, tying Dexter Manley for the most seasons leading the team in the category in franchise history.
- Kerrigan entering the game as one of only five players in NFL history to record 7.5 sacks in each of the first seven seasons of a career since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982 (Jared Allen, Derrick Thomas, DeMarcus Ware and Reggie White).
- Kerrigan (11.0) recording 2.5 sacks to tie his single-season career high (13.5 in 2014).
- Kerrigan (11.0) chasing Dave Butz (11.5 in 1983) and Charles Mann (11.5 in 1991) for eighth and Marco Coleman (12.5 in 2000) for seventh on the team’s leaderboard for sacks in a single season since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982.
- Kerrigan recording 2.0 or more sacks in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.
- Kerrigan adding to his career-high three games with 2.0 or more sacks this season.
- Kerrigan becoming the first member of the Redskins to post 2.0 or more sacks in consecutive games since Andre Carter in Weeks 5-6 of the 2009 season.
- Kerrigan (69.5) recording half a sack to join Dexter Manley and Charles Mann as the only players in Redskins history with 70 career sacks.
- Kerrigan recording his fourth career interception return touchdown to take sole possession of second-most in franchise history. He is currently tied with DeAngelo Hall, Monte Coleman, Andre Collins, Brig Owens and Mike Bass (three each).
- Kerrigan tying a team record with his second interception return touchdown of the season (Pug Rentner, 1936; Dan Sandifer, 1948; Dale Hackbart, 1961; Vernon Dean, 1984; Andre Collins, 1994; DeAngelo Hall, 2013).
- Linebacker Preston Smith (8.0) setting a new single-season career high with his next sack. His 8.0 sacks this season are currently tied with his eight-sack debut season as a rookie in 2015.
- Smith recording a sack in three straight games for the first time since opening the season with sacks in four straight contests.
- Smith becoming the first member of the Redskins to post 2.0 or more sacks in consecutive games since Andre Carter in Weeks 5-6 of the 2009 season.
- Smith recording 2.0 sacks to join Kerrigan and give the Redskins two players with double-digit sack totals in a single season for the first time since 2009 (Andre Carter and Brian Orakpo).
- Safety D.J. Swearinger (four) adding to his single-season career high with his next interception.
- Swearinger intercepting a pass in back-to-back games for the second time this season (Weeks 10-11).
- Swearinger (four) becoming the first member of the Redskins to pick off five passes in a single season since linebacker London Fletcher in 2012. He would be the first Redskins defensive back to accomplish the feat since DeAngelo Hall (six) in 2010.
- Swearinger (two in Week 10) recording multiple interceptions to become the first member of the Redskins since Darrell Green (two in 1993) to record multiple games with two or more interceptions in a single season.
- Punter Tress Way (29) adding to his single-season career high in punts downed inside the 20. His 29 punts downed inside the 20 this season are currently tied for fourth-most in team records dating back to 1976.
NOTABLE REDSKINS/GIANTS CONNECTIONS
Former Giants on Redskins:
- Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh (1990-91)
- Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard (1997-2004)
Former Redskins on Giants:
- DT Robert Thomas (2014)
Giants from the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- DE Kerry Wynn (Louisa County, Va.)
Redskins from the New York/New Jersey area:
- T Ty Nsekhe (Rochester, N.Y.)
- LB Junior Galette (Montvale, N.J.)
- DL Matt Ioannidis (Flemington, N.J.)
Giants who went to college in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- DE Kerry Wynn (Richmond)
Redskins who went to college in the New York/New Jersey area:
- Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky (Colgate)
- Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica (West Point)
- Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Kavan Latham (College of New Jersey)
Notable Pro Connections:
- Head Coach Jay Gruden worked with Giants Assistant Special Teams Coach Dwayne Stukes for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2006-08. Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard played on the Bucs during that time.
- Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh worked with Giants Offensive Line Coach Mike Solari for the San Francisco 49ers in 1996.
- Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky played on the Kansas City Chiefs when Mike Solari worked there from 1997-99. Giants Quarterbacks Coach Frank Cignetti Jr. also worked for the Chiefs in 1999.
- Manusky (2007-10) and Defensive Line Coach Jim Tomsula (2007- 15) worked with Mike Solari (2010-14), Frank Cignetti Jr. (2007) and Wide Receivers Coach Adam Henry (2015) for the San Francisco 49ers.
- Assistant Special Teams Coach Bret Munsey worked with Giants Linebackers Coach Bill McGovern for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013.
- O’Connell played on the New England Patriots when Giants Defensive Line Coach Patrick Graham worked there in 2009.
- Assistant Offensive Line Coach Kevin Carberry played on the Berlin Thunder when Dwayne Stukes worked there in 2006.
- Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan and Tight Ends Coach Wes Phillips worked with Dwayne Stukes for the Dallas Cowboys in 2012.
- Cavanaugh worked with Dwayne Stukes for the Chicago Bears from 2013-14.
- Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica (2007-13), Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Kavan Latham (2014-16) and Cavanaugh (2009-12) worked for the New York Jets when Giants DT Damon Harrison (2012-15) and QB Geno Smith (2013-16) played there.
- Hilliard worked for the Miami Dolphins when Giants G John Jerry played there in 2011. O’Connell also played on the Dolphins in 2011.
- Tomsula worked for the San Francisco 49ers when Giants OLB Ray-Ray Armstrong played there in 2015.
- Offensive Quality Control Coach Chris O’Hara worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars when Giants WR Tavarres King played there in 2014.
- Outside Linebackers Coach Chad Grimm worked for the Arizona Cardinals when Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie played there from 2009-10.
- Defensive Quality Control Coach Cannon Matthews worked for the Buffalo Bills when Giants MLB Kelvin Sheppard played there in 2011.
- Manusky worked for the Indianapolis Colts when Sheppard played there in 2013.
- OL Ty Nsekhe (2012) and WR Brian Quick (2012-16) played on the St. Louis Rams when Frank Cignetti Jr. (2012-15 and Tim Walton (2013) worked there.
- S DeAngelo Hall played on the Oakland Raiders when Giants Wide Receivers Coach Adam Henry worked there in 2008.
- TE Vernon Davis played on the San Francisco 49ers when Henry worked there in 2015.
- LB Junior Galette played on the New Orleans Saints when Giants Interim Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo worked there in 2012.
- DL Terrell McClain played on the New England Patriots when Patrick Graham worked there in 2012.
- CB Josh Norman played with Giants WR Tavarres King on the Carolina Panthers in 2013.
- DL Ziggy Hood also played with King on the Jaguars in 2014.
- LB Zach Vigil played with Giants MLB Kelvin Sheppard, DT Robert Thomas and DE Olivier Vernon on the Miami Dolphins in 2015.
- DL Terrell McClain played with Giants RB Shane Vereen on the New England Patriots in 2012.
- WR Brian Quick played with Giants WR Ray-Ray Armstrong on the St. Louis Rams from 2013-14. Quick also played with Giants LB Akeem Ayers on the Rams in 2015.
- C Tony Bergstrom played with Giants OLB Ray-Ray Armstrong on the Oakland Raiders from 2014-15.
- LB Zach Brown played with Giants LB Akeem Ayers on the Tennessee Titans from 2012-14.
- QB Colt McCoy played with Giants OT John Greco on the Cleveland Browns from 2011-12.
- TE Vernon Davis and DL Stacy McGee played with Giants DB Darryl Morris on the San Francisco 49ers in 2013.
- S D.J. Swearinger played with Giants DB Darryl Morris on the Houston Texans in 2014.
- RB Kapri Bibbs played with Giants WR Kalif Raymond on the Denver Broncos in 2016.
Notable College Connections:
- Assistant Offensive Line Coach Kevin Carberry worked with Giants Offensive Coordinator Mike Sullivan at Ohio University in 2001.
- Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica played at Army when Mike Sullivan worked there from 1995-96.
- Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Kavan Latham worked with Giants Quarterbacks Coach Frank Cignetti Jr. at Rutgers in 2011.
- Offensive Quality Control Chris O’Hara worked with Giants Tight Ends Coach Kevin Gilbride at Temple in 2009.
- O’Hara (2011-13) worked at Miami when Giants T Ereck Flowers (2012-14) and DE Olivier Vernon (2009-11) played there.
- Inside Linebackers Coach Kirk Olivadotti worked at Georgia when Giants WR Tavarres King played there from 2011-12.
- LS Nick Sundberg played at California when Frank Cignetti Jr. worked there in 2008. Giants RB Shane Vereen also played at California in 2008.
- LB Junior Galette played at Temple when Kevin Gilbride and Offensive Assistant Ryan Roeder worked there from 2007-08.
- S D.J. Swearinger played with Giants TE Jerell Adams at South Carolina in 2012.
- WR Jamison Crowder played with Giants CB Ross Cockrell at Duke from 2011-13.
- LB Ryan Anderson (2013-16) played with Giants S Landon Collins (2012-14) and DT Dalvin Tomlinson (2012-16) at Alabama.
- WR Ryan Grant played with Giants RB Orleans Darkwa at Tulane from 2010-13.
- CB Bashaud Breeland (2009-13) played with Giants RB Wayne Gallman (2013-16) and LB B.J. Goodson (2011-15) at Clemson.
- CB Quinton Dunbar played with Giants G Jon Halapio at Florida from 2011-13.
- LB Josh Harvey-Clemons played with Giants WR Tavarres King at Georgia in 2012.
- CB Fabian Moreau played with Giants RB Paul Perkins at UCLA from 2013-15.
- DL Terrell McClain played with Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul at USF in 2009.
- LB Martrell Spaight and TE Jeremy Sprinkle played with Giants DT Robert Thomas at Arkansas in 2013.
- DL Stacy McGee (2009-12), RB Samaje Perine (2014-16) and P Tress Way (2008-12) played with Giants WR Sterling Shepard (2012- 15) at Oklahoma.
- LB Zach Vigil played with Giants WR Hunter Sharp at Utah State in 2015.