Ben McAdoo timeline: The highs and (mostly) lows of Giants tenure

Ben McAdoo's tenure with the Giants has come to an end after nearly two years as head coach and two seasons as offensive coordinator prior to that.

There were plenty of highs and lows along the way before it ultimately came crashing to an end after a Week 13 loss against the Raiders following the benching of two-time Super Bowl champion Eli Manning.

Here's a look back on how the McAdoo era got to this point:

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The highs and lows of Ben McAdoo's tenure with the Giants
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The highs and lows of Ben McAdoo's tenure with the Giants

HIGHLIGHT

Dec. 28, 2014 - In McAdoo's first season as offensive coordinator, Giants finish with 13th-best offense in the league after finishing 28th the season before. Eli Manning has the best TD-INT ratio (30-14) in his first 11 seasons.

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Jan 3, 2016 - Giants finish 6-10 for second straight year but improve again offensively, becoming the sixth-highest scoring offense in the league and Manning throwing a career-high 35 touchdown passes.

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Jan. 15, 2016 - Giants formally announce Ben McAdoo as their new head coach. McAdoo arrives at press conference in over-sized pinstriped suit.

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HIGHLIGHT

Sept. 11, 2016 - Giants win first game under McAdoo, defeating Cowboys on the road, 20-19.

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HIGHLIGHT

Jan. 1, 2017 - Giants defeat Washington, 19-10, to finish 11-5 and clinch NFC Wild Card berth to return to playoffs for first time since 2011.

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LOWLIGHT

Aug. 18, 2016 - After kicker Josh Brown's one-game suspension from the NFL is discovered to be a result of a domestic violence situation, McAdoo voices support for Brown as a "man, father and player."

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LOWLIGHT

Jan. 2, 2017 - Beckham and the Giants receivers spend off day on boat party in Miami six days before playoff game vs. Green Bay. McAdoo defends players, citing it was their off-day.

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LOWLIGHT

Jan. 9, 2017 - Giants crushed by Packers, 38-13, in NFC Wild Card round. Beckham punches hole outside visitors locker room following loss. McAdoo says he does not condone punching holes in wall, takes blame for incident.

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LOWLIGHT

Sept. 24, 2017 - Giants fall to Eagles, 27-24, on 61-yard field goal by Jake Elliott. Beckham celebrates touchdown by pretending to pee like dog. McAdoo dismisses questions about Beckham's maturity. "We should be talking about the way he played," he said.

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LOWLIGHT

Oct. 8, 2017 - Giants lose to 0-4 Chargers at home to fall to 0-5. Beckham, Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris all go down with season-ending injuries.

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LOWLIGHT

Oct. 11, 2017 - McAdoo announces Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is suspended after leaving team facility. McAdoo intended to bench Rodgers-Cromartie in upcoming game due to separate incidents.

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LOWLIGHT

Oct. 31, 2017 - Giants suspend Janoris Jenkins after he failed to communicate why he did not show up to team's first practice after bye week. McAdoo told reporters day before Jenkins was excused for "personal reasons," which was ultimately false.

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LOWLIGHT

Nov. 5, 2017 - Giants allow most points at home since 1964 in 51-17 loss to Rams and fall to 1-7. McAdoo is asked what he told team at halftime and replies: "Um."

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LOWLIGHT

Nov. 8, 2017 - Two anonymous Giants players rip McAdoo, say he has lost control of team, dishing out fines and is working them into ground. McAdoo says team has "a run in us."

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LOWLIGHT

Nov. 28, 2017 - Giants announce Geno Smith will start over Eli Manning in next game vs. Raiders, thus ending Manning's 210 consecutive games started streak. McAdoo told Manning he would start and Smith would play second half but Manning refused to support that plan.

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LOWLIGHT

Nov. 29, 2017 - Mara says McAdoo probably could have presented plan better to Manning.

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LOWLIGHT

Dec. 1, 2017 - McAdoo says he and ownership are "all on the same page."

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LOWLIGHT

Dec. 4, 2017 - Giants fire Ben McAdoo day after record drops to 2-10.  

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