#14: (2000) Giants Destroy Vikings in NFC Championship

Coming into the 1999-2000 season, the Giants were not predicted to be one the top teams in the conference. Quarterback Kerry Collins had many off-field problems, runningback Tiki Barber hadn’t lived up to his potential, and the defense was extremely young. Big Blue started the season on the right foot winning their first three games and never looked back. After finishing 12-4, the best record since their championship season in 1990, the Giants earned the #1 seed in the NFC heading into the playoffs. After destroying the Eagles in the Divisional Playoffs, the GMen had to face the dangerous Minnesota Vikings. This Vikings team consisted of a deadly offense featuring All-Pro players Daunte Culpepper, Robert Smith, Chris Carter, and Randy Moss. Even though the game was to be played in the Meadowlands, the Giants were the underdogs. On the second play of the game, the Giants silenced their critics. Kerry Collins threw a 60 yard touchdown pass to Ike Hilliard. Collins ended up having a career day throwing for 381 yards and 5 TDs to help the Giants destroy Minnesota 41-0. The Giants headed to their 3rd Super Bowl in their history; however, their championship run stopped there after losing to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV. Even though Big Blue did not reach the promise land during the 1999-2000 season, it was still one of the best years in Giants football history.

One Response to “#14: (2000) Giants Destroy Vikings in NFC Championship”

  1. Of Course there’s Mr. Toomer #81 making one of his many clutch NY Giant catches.

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