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1928 New York Giants

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4-7-2, Finished 6th in NFL  · 1928 NFL Season Summary

Scored 79 points (6.1/g), 8th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 136 points (10.5/g), 6th.
 Differential of -57 points (-4.4/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 2.8-10.2.

Coach: Earl Potteiger (4-7-2)

Stadium: Polo Grounds
 Training Camp: (New York, New York)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Tim Mara

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Defense 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lg Rank Offense 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 30 boxscore W 1-0 @ Pottsville Maroons 12 6
3 Sun October 7 boxscore W 2-0 @ Green Bay Packers 6 0
3 Sun October 14 boxscore L 2-1 @ Chicago Bears 0 13
2 Sun October 21 boxscore L 2-2 @ Detroit Wolverines 0 28
6 Sun October 28 boxscore W 3-2 @ New York Yankees 10 7
6 Sun November 4 boxscore T 3-2-1 Frankford Yellow Jackets 0 0
7 Tue November 6 boxscore W 4-2-1 Pottsville Maroons 13 7
8 Sun November 11 boxscore T 4-2-2 Detroit Wolverines 19 19
9 Sun November 18 boxscore L 4-3-2 Green Bay Packers 0 7
9 Sun November 25 boxscore L 4-4-2 @ Providence Steam Roller 0 16
11 Sun December 2 boxscore L 4-5-2 New York Yankees 13 19
12 Sat December 8 boxscore L 4-6-2 @ Frankford Yellow Jackets 0 7
13 Sun December 16 boxscore L 4-7-2 @ New York Yankees 6 7

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Hinkey Haines 30 tb 9 6 4 1 5 30
Ox Eckhardt 27 fb 11 6 2 2 1 13
Bruce Caldwell 22 TB 10 6 1 1 1 9
Jack McBride 27 FB 9 9 1 1 2 8
Mule Wilson 27 WB 13 12 1 1 1 7
Al Bloodgood 27 b 5 1 1 1 6
Tony Plansky 28 b 6 3 1 1 6
Team Total 26.5 13 10 2 12 4 1 79
Opp Total 13 136

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1928-09-30 @ POT W, 12-6 1 3 rush Tony Plansky 3 yard rush
2 1928-09-30 @ POT W, 12-6 2 95 punt Al Bloodgood 95 yard punt return
3 1928-10-07 @ GNB W, 6-0 3 6 rush Mule Wilson 6 yard rush
4 1928-10-28 @ NYY W, 10-7 1 2 rush Bruce Caldwell 2 yard rush (Jack McBride kick)
5 1928-11-06 POT W, 13-7 2 3 rush Ox Eckhardt 3 yard rush
6 1928-11-06 POT W, 13-7 3 20 rush Hinkey Haines 20 yard rush (Ox Eckhardt kick)
7 1928-11-11 DET T, 19-19 1 70 punt Hinkey Haines 70 yard punt return
8 1928-11-11 DET T, 19-19 2 50 rush Ox Eckhardt 50 yard rush (Jack McBride kick)
9 1928-11-11 DET T, 19-19 3 5 rush Jack McBride 5 yard rush
10 1928-12-02 NYY L, 13-19 4 17 rush Hinkey Haines 17 yard rush (Mule Wilson kick)
11 1928-12-02 NYY L, 13-19 4 4 rush Hinkey Haines 4 yard rush
12 1928-12-16 @ NYY L, 6-7 3 6 rush Hinkey Haines 6 yard rush

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1928-09-30 @ POT L, 6-12 3 51 pass Jack Ernst 51 yard pass from Hap Moran
2 1928-10-14 @ CHI W, 13-0 1 1 rush Buck White 1 yard rush
3 1928-10-14 @ CHI W, 13-0 3 25 pass Bill Senn 25 yard pass from Paddy Driscoll (Paddy Driscoll kick)
4 1928-10-21 @ DET W, 28-0 1 rush Rex Thomas unknown yard rush (Benny Friedman kick)
5 1928-10-21 @ DET W, 28-0 1 rush Tiny Feather unknown yard rush (Benny Friedman kick)
6 1928-10-21 @ DET W, 28-0 4 58 rush Benny Friedman 58 yard rush (Benny Friedman kick)
7 1928-10-21 @ DET W, 28-0 4 rush Pete Jackson unknown yard rush (Benny Friedman kick)
8 1928-10-28 @ NYY L, 7-10 4 pass Gibby Welch unknown yard pass from Wild Bill Kelly (Frank Grube kick)
9 1928-11-06 POT L, 7-13 4 rush Tony Latone unknown yard rush (Johnny Budd kick)
10 1928-11-11 DET T, 19-19 1 4 rush Tiny Feather 4 yard rush (Benny Friedman kick)
11 1928-11-11 DET T, 19-19 4 36 rush Len Sedbrook 36 yard rush
12 1928-11-11 DET T, 19-19 4 30 pass Carl Bacchus 30 yard pass from Benny Friedman
13 1928-11-18 GNB W, 7-0 2 rush Verne Lewellen unknown yard rush (Red Dunn kick)
14 1928-11-25 @ PRV W, 16-0 2 2 rush Jack Cronin 2 yard rush
15 1928-11-25 @ PRV W, 16-0 4 1 rush Jack Cronin 1 yard rush (Gus Sonnenberg kick)
16 1928-12-02 NYY W, 19-13 2 9 pass Gibby Welch 9 yard pass from Wild Bill Kelly
17 1928-12-02 NYY W, 19-13 4 2 rush Red Smith 2 yard rush (Red Smith kick)
18 1928-12-02 NYY W, 19-13 4 55 pass Gibby Welch 55 yard pass from Wild Bill Kelly
19 1928-12-08 FRN W, 7-0 2 10 pass Chuck Kassel 10 yard pass from Wally Diehl (Tony Kostos pass from Ken Mercer)
20 1928-12-16 @ NYY W, 7-6 4 20 pass Gibby Welch 20 yard pass from Wild Bill Kelly (Bill Pritchard kick)