The 25 Greatest NY Giants Players: Part 1/7: History and Introduction

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The New York Giants have had a rich and glorious history in the National Football League. The Giants are one of the oldest teams in the league, and are one of the original teams in the newly formed NFL.

The American Professional Football Association (APFA) was the first version of the league formed to play professional football. When the APFA changed to the NFL just two years later (1925), it added the Giants as one of the expanded franchises. The Cardinals and Bears are the only two remaining clubs from that original group.

The Giants have won 23 division titles, 4 NFC titles, 7 championships, including 3 in the super bowl era. They also can claim 27 Hall of Fame players with whom they have had some affiliation.

The team has 11 retired numbers, 5 league MVP's, 3 Super Bowl MVP's and countless Pro Bowl appearances by players dawning Giants blue. The only team that can boast as much in every category is the Chicago Bears due to the same reasons as the ...

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