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Top 5 Storylines from 2014

1. PROGRESS OF NEW OFFENSE

Under new offensive coordinator and play-caller Ben McAdoo, the Giants finished 10th in the NFL in total offense this season, a 59.7 yards-per-game improvement over their 2013 average of 307.5.

The Giants scored at least 24 points in each of their final six games, their longest such streak in 51 years. In the new system, quarterback Eli Manning threw for more than 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns for the second time in his career, finishing with a 92.1 passer rating and a personal best and franchise record 63.1 completion percentage.

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> **[SIGHTS AND SOUNDS](http://www.giants.com/videos/videos/Sights--Sounds-Best-of-2014/4f694563-5e81-40f5-b3cb-

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> [BEST OF THE OFFENSE](http://www.giants.com/photos/photos/Best-offensive-photos-from-the-2014-season/eb57ba4b-

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> [2014 FINAL STATS](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Inside-the-Numbers-2014-statistical-wrap-

up/78ce9d07-4d63-4c3b-83f8-bd4ca0d0d552)**


Check out the best offensive photos from the season

 
2. THE RISE OF ODELL BECKHAM JR.

After being drafted 12th overall by the New York Giants, the LSU product went on to break franchise rookie records with 91 receptions for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Despite missing the first four games of the season with a hamstring injury, Beckham piled up four Rookie of the Week awards in addition to two Offensive Rookie of the Month nods. He also tied Hall of Famer Michael Irvin's 1995 NFL record of nine consecutive games with at least 90 receiving yards.

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> [ODELL BECHAM JR. HIGHLIGHTS](http://www.giants.com/videos/videos/Best-of-WR-Odell-Beckham-Jr-/4e9fe43e-38f9-4fb0-a606-f40a8e79802a) [](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Odell-Beckham-Jr-named-to-2015-Pro-Bowl/888d75a1-14d4-4719-b186-764670331311)
> **[BECKHAM NAMED TO 2015 PRO BOWL](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Odell-Beckham-Jr-named-to-2015-Pro-Bowl/888d75a1-14d4-4719-b186-764670331311)**


Frame by Frame photos of Odell Beckham Jr.'s TDs

 
3. MOUNTING INJURIES

The Giants placed 22 players on injured reserve this season, including key performers like Victor Cruz, Prince Amukamara, Jon Beason, Geoff Schwartz, Robert Ayers, Mathias Kiwanuka and Walter Thurmond III.

"We spent so much time last offseason addressing that and talking about how we are going to fix that going forward," Giants president and chief executive officer John Mara said at the end of the season. "We made adjustments to what was being done in the weight room. We had the GPS tracking system. For some reason, here we are again leading the league in that category…Obviously we will spend a lot of time on it this offseason, talking about that and looking at ways that we can improve upon that."

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> [VICTOR CRUZ TALKS OFFSEASON GOALS](http://www.giants.com/videos/videos/Victor-Cruz-talks-injury-progress-offseason-plans/770c6f44-8f37-43e1-a32f-5fbf0be7a46a)
> [AMUKAMARA UPDATES PROGRESS](http://www.giants.com/videos/videos/Prince-Amukamara-I-have-a-lot-of-goals-set-/eff11440-5f9a-43d4-895c-85ae564edf98)


These 20 players were on the Giants 2014 injured reserve

 
4. BUILDING BLOCKS

Beckham led the way for a productive 2014 Draft Class, which saw six of the group's seven members contribute this season and three become regular starters.

Meanwhile, second-year draftees Justin Pugh, Johnathan Hankins and Damontre Moore continued to emerge and become building blocks for the future of the franchise.

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> **[GIANTS HAVE OPTIMISM FOR 2015](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Optimism-for-2015-as-Giants-begin-to-look-ahead/c6946d4f-794d-47a1-89f5-9f306f1e8575)[](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Devon-Kennard-named-NFC-Defensive-Player-of-the-Week/c51c2380-4a36-4324-bfad-d8ca3247fed3)**
> [KENNARD WINS DEFENSIVE AWARD](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Devon-Kennard-named-NFC-Defensive-Player-of-the-Week/c51c2380-4a36-4324-bfad-d8ca3247fed3)


Check out photos of Giants rookie RB Andre Williams

 
5. 90TH SEASON AND STRAHAN HOF INDUCTION

The New York Football Giants celebrated their 90th season as a member of the National Football League in 2014, a history that includes eight NFL championships (four Super Bowl victories).

And the year started with one of their greats, Michael Strahan, being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Strahan, who was a captain of the 2007 Giants team that won Super Bowl XLII, is the franchise leader in games played (216) and sacks (141.5), as well as the NFL's single-season sacks record-holder with 22.5 in 2001.

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> **[MICHAEL STRAHAN HOF CENTRAL](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/strahan-hof.html)**
> **[VISIT THE VIRTUAL LEGACY CLUB](http://www.giants.com/history)**
> **[GIANTS LEGENDS RETURN](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-celebrate-90th-Season-with-team-legends/f66afbac-7907-403c-bd08-84fc27ecbe89)**


During halftime the Giants honored Giants legends from the past

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