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1934 New York Giants

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8-5-0, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1934 NFL Season Summary

Scored 147 points (11.3/g), 5th of 11 in the NFL. Allowed 107 points (8.2/g), 6th.
 Differential of 40 points (3.1/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 8.8-4.2.

Coach: Steve Owen (8-5-0)

Stadium: Polo Grounds
 Training Camp: (Pompton Lakes, New Jersey)


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 147 2731 716 3.8 17 0 64 149 796 5 17 5.3 567 1935 12 3.4
Team Defense 107 2378 649 3.7 22 0 54 184 744 5 22 4.0 465 1634 7 3.5
Lg Rank Offense 5 5 3 1 1 9 5 5 3 3 2 4 4 8
Lg Rank Defense 6 5 5 1 1 7 8 5 5 5 6 5 4 6

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 23 boxscore L 0-1 @ Detroit Lions 0 9
3 Sun September 30 boxscore L 0-2 @ Green Bay Packers 6 20
4 Wed October 3 boxscore W 1-2 @ Pittsburgh Pirates 14 12
3 Sun October 7 boxscore W 2-2 @ Boston Redskins 16 13
5 Sun October 14 boxscore W 3-2 Brooklyn Dodgers 14 0
6 Sun October 21 boxscore W 4-2 Pittsburgh Pirates 17 7
7 Sun October 28 boxscore W 5-2 Philadelphia Eagles 17 0
8 Sun November 4 boxscore L 5-3 @ Chicago Bears 7 27 16 227 109 118 6 11 287 102 185 1
9 Sun November 11 boxscore W 6-3 Green Bay Packers 17 3
10 Sun November 18 boxscore L 6-4 Chicago Bears 9 10 11 135 23 112 1 10 198 12 186 3
11 Sun November 25 boxscore W 7-4 Boston Redskins 3 0
10 Thu November 29 boxscore W 8-4 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 27 0 9 263 144 119 1 7 129 57 72 4
11 Sun December 2 boxscore L 8-5 @ Philadelphia Eagles 0 6
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 9 boxscore W 9-5 Chicago Bears 30 13 12 276 103 173 4 10 165 76 89 3

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
Harry Newman 25 TB 10 10 35 93 37.6% 391 1 1.1 12 12.9 0 4.2 -1.4 11.2 39.1 15.0 0 0
Ed Danowski 23 b 8 3 15 32 46.9% 230 2 6.3 3 9.4 0 7.2 4.2 15.3 28.8 52.9
Ken Strong 28 FB 13 11 8 15 53.3% 92 0 0.0 1 6.7 0 6.1 3.1 11.5 7.1 44.3
Wee Willie Smith 24 db 9 1 2 5 40.0% 37 1 20.0 1 20.0 27 7.4 2.4 18.5 4.1 66.2 0 0
Jack McBride 33 1 0 3 3 100.0% 37 1 33.3 0 0.0 0 12.3 19.0 12.3 37.0 157.6
Kink Richards 24 b 13 1 1 1 100.0% 9 0 0.0 0 0.0 9 9.0 9.0 9.0 0.7 104.2
Team Total 26.2 13 64 149 43.0% 796 5 3.4 17 11.4 27 5.3 0.9 12.4 61.2 31.7 0 0
Opp Total 13 54 184 29.3% 744 5 2.7 22 12.0 4.0 -0.79 13.8 57.2 13.4 0 0 4.0 -0.8 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
Harry Newman 25 TB 10 10 141 483 3 0 3.4 48.3 14.1 4 55 13.8 0 0 0.4 5.5 538 3 0
Ken Strong 28 FB 13 11 138 431 6 0 3.1 33.2 10.6 7 52 7.4 0 0 0.5 4.0 483 6 0
Wee Willie Smith 24 db 9 1 80 323 2 0 4.0 35.9 8.9 2 32 16.0 0 0 0.2 3.6 355 2 0
Ed Danowski 23 b 8 3 75 248 0 11 3.3 31.0 9.4 248 0 0
Kink Richards 24 b 13 1 48 173 1 0 3.6 13.3 3.7 6 56 9.3 1 20 0.5 4.3 229 2 0
Bo Molenda 29 BB 13 9 28 99 0 0 3.5 7.6 2.2 3 55 18.3 0 35 0.2 4.2 154 0 0
Max Krause 25 b 12 4 26 89 0 0 3.4 7.4 2.2 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.3 93 0 0
Stu Clancy 28 b 9 1 17 60 0 0 3.5 6.7 1.9 60 0 0
Dale Burnett 26 WB 10 9 4 6 0 0 1.5 0.6 0.4 10 166 16.6 2 0 1.0 16.6 172 2 0
Harry Stafford 22 hb 6 3 4 4 0 0 1.0 0.7 0.7 4 70 17.5 0 0 0.7 11.7 74 0 0
Jack McBride 33 1 0 4 14 0 0 3.5 14.0 4.0 14 0 0
Mel Hein+ 25 C 13 13 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.1 1.0 14 0 0
John Norby 24 3 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 1.3 0.3 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.3 2.0 10 0 0
Red Badgro 32 K/KR/LE/P/PR 13 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 206 12.9 1 0 1.2 15.8 206 1 0
Ray Flaherty 31 RE 9 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 76 9.5 1 0 0.9 8.4 76 1 0
Ike Frankian 29 re 13 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.4 5 0 0
Team Total 26.2 13 567 1935 12 11 3.4 148.8 43.6 64 796 12.4 5 35 4.9 61.2 2731 17 0
Opp Total 13 465 1634 7 3.5 125.7 35.8 54 744 13.8 5 4.2 57.2 2378 12 0

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
Ken Strong 28 FB 13 11 6 6 8 4 56
Harry Newman 25 TB 10 10 3 1 4 4 3 37
Kink Richards 24 b 13 1 1 1 2 1 13
Dale Burnett 26 WB 10 9 2 2 12
Wee Willie Smith 24 db 9 1 2 2 12
Red Badgro 32 K/KR/LE/P/PR 13 13 1 1 6
Ray Flaherty 31 RE 9 7 1 1 6
Bo Molenda 29 BB 13 9 2 2
Jack McBride 33 1 0 1 1
Team Total 26.2 13 12 5 1 18 16 7 1 147
Opp Total 13 7 5 8 5 107

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1934-09-30 @ GNB L, 6-20 4 32 rush Kink Richards 32 yard rush
2 1934-10-03 @ PIT W, 14-12 1 25 pass Red Badgro 25 yard pass from Harry Newman (Harry Newman kick)
3 1934-10-03 @ PIT W, 14-12 3 7 rush Ken Strong 7 yard rush (Harry Newman kick)
4 1934-10-07 @ BOS W, 16-13 1 93 kickoff Harry Newman 93 yard kickoff return (Harry Newman kick)
5 1934-10-14 BKN W, 14-0 1 rush Ken Strong unknown yard rush (Harry Newman kick)
6 1934-10-14 BKN W, 14-0 3 rush Ken Strong unknown yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
7 1934-10-21 PIT W, 17-7 3 2 rush Ken Strong 2 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
8 1934-10-21 PIT W, 17-7 4 3 rush Wee Willie Smith 3 yard rush (Bo Molenda kick)
9 1934-10-28 PHI W, 17-0 2 1 rush Ken Strong 1 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
10 1934-10-28 PHI W, 17-0 4 23 rush Wee Willie Smith 23 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
11 1934-11-04 @ CHI L, 7-27 4 4 rush Harry Newman 4 yard rush (Harry Newman kick)
12 1934-11-11 GNB W, 17-3 3 12 rush Harry Newman 12 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
13 1934-11-11 GNB W, 17-3 3 1 rush Harry Newman 1 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
14 1934-11-18 CHI L, 9-10 2 4 rush Ken Strong 4 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
15 1934-11-29 @ BKN W, 27-0 1 26 pass Ray Flaherty 26 yard pass from Ed Danowski (Jack McBride kick)
16 1934-11-29 @ BKN W, 27-0 1 pass Dale Burnett unknown yard pass from Ed Danowski
17 1934-11-29 @ BKN W, 27-0 2 pass Dale Burnett unknown yard pass from Jack McBride (Bo Molenda kick)
18 1934-11-29 @ BKN W, 27-0 2 20 pass Kink Richards 20 yard pass from Wee Willie Smith (Kink Richards kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1934-09-23 @ DET W, 9-0 4 45 interception Father Lumpkin 45 yard interception return
2 1934-09-30 @ GNB W, 20-6 3 22 rush Roger Grove 22 yard rush (Bob Monnett kick)
3 1934-09-30 @ GNB W, 20-6 4 2 rush Buckets Goldenberg 2 yard rush (Bob Monnett kick)
4 1934-10-03 @ PIT L, 12-14 1 28 pass Joe Skladany 28 yard pass from Warren Heller
5 1934-10-03 @ PIT L, 12-14 2 2 rush Warren Heller 2 yard rush
6 1934-10-07 @ BOS L, 13-16 3 55 fumble Hal McPhail 55 yard fumble return (Hal McPhail kick)
7 1934-10-07 @ BOS L, 13-16 3 rush Doug Wycoff unknown yard rush
8 1934-10-21 PIT L, 7-17 4 21 pass Bill Sortet 21 yard pass from Harp Vaughan (Mose Kelsch kick)
9 1934-11-04 @ CHI W, 27-7 1 49 pass Bill Karr 49 yard pass from Carl Brumbaugh (Jack Manders kick)
10 1934-11-04 @ CHI W, 27-7 1 rush Bronko Nagurski unknown yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
11 1934-11-04 @ CHI W, 27-7 3 11 pass Carl Brumbaugh 11 yard pass from Beattie Feathers (Jack Manders kick)
12 1934-11-04 @ CHI W, 27-7 4 36 pass Red Grange 36 yard pass from George Corbett
13 1934-11-18 CHI W, 10-9 4 12 rush Beattie Feathers 12 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
14 1934-12-02 @ PHI W, 6-0 2 2 rush Jim Leonard 2 yard rush