NY Giants Ex-Head Coach Jim Fassel Dies at 71 | Ranking His Top 3 Games
Game #1: NY Giants vs Minnesota Vikings, NFC Championship, 2001
Our top Jim Fassel moment was never in question.
The NY Giants triumphant 41-0 blowout win over the Vikings in the 2001 NFC Championship is one of the top playoff memories in franchise history. Even more special, the game was played in Giants Stadium in front of a ferocious, deafening crowd.
The Giants won their only home NFC Championship and did it in dominating fashion against the likes of Randy Moss, Cris Carter, and Daunte Culpepper. The Giants shut out their high-powered offense and hurt Minnesota with their own offensive firepower.
Kerry Collins’ 381 yards and 5 touchdowns stand as one of the best games by a quarterback in franchise history. It was a special moment for the Giants and the states of New Jersey and New York combined to come together and rally around this Giants team so soon after 9/11.
Jim Fassel will always be remembered fondly in Giants lore. He brought back professionalism, winning ways, and an identity to a team that needed it most.