Pat Shurmur was named the 18th head coach in Giants history on Jan. 22, 2018. The Giants finished their first season under Shurmur with a 5-11 record, a two-game improvement over their 2017 record. Twelve of the Giants’ 16 games were decided by seven or fewer points, tying them with Philadelphia and Pittsburgh for the most in the NFL. The Giants were 4-8 in games decided by seven or fewer points. The eight losses in such games were an NFL high. The Giants held a fourth-quarter lead in four of those games. Shurmur brought a new offensive system to the Giants and called the plays, and the team scored 369 points in 2018 after scoring 246 the previous season. The 123-point increase was the Giants’ largest from one season to the next in 85 years, and their largest ever when the seasons had the same number of games. In 1933, the Giants scored 244 points in a 14-game regular season, one year after scoring 93 points in 12 games, an increase of 151 points.