Vote of confidence for under-fire Giants coach

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Head coach Ben McAdoo of the New York Giants looks on after a 51-17 loss against the Los Angeles Rams after their game at MetLife Stadium on November 5, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey (AFP Photo/AL BELLO)

Head coach Ben McAdoo of the New York Giants looks on after a 51-17 loss against the Los Angeles Rams after their game at MetLife Stadium on November 5, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey

Head coach Ben McAdoo of the New York Giants looks on after a 51-17 loss against the Los Angeles Rams after their game at MetLife Stadium on November 5, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey (AFP Photo/AL BELLO)

New York (AFP) - Beleaguered New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo received a vote of confidence from the franchise's co-owners on Monday in the wake of the team's latest defeat.

The Giants fell to 1-8 on Sunday after being beaten 31-21 by the San Francisco 49ers (1-9), who had been winless before the victory.

The loss came a week after the Giants had suffered a humiliating 51-point thrashing at home to the Los Angeles Rams, piling the pressure on McAdoo.

Depite the clamour for change by fans on social media, Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch said in a statement that no changes to the coaching staff would be made until the season was over.

"Ben McAdoo is our head coach and has our support," the statement read.

"We are in the midst of an extremely disappointing season. Our performance this year, particularly the past two weeks, is inexcusable and frustrating. While we appreciate that our fans are unhappy with what has occurred, nobody is more upset than we are.

"Our plan is to do what we have always done, which is to not offer a running commentary on the season."

Sunday's loss means the Giants have made their worst start to a season since 1980.

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