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1940 New York Giants

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6-4-1, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1940 NFL Season Summary

Scored 131 points (11.9/g), 8th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 133 points (12.1/g), 2nd.
 Differential of -2 points (-0.2/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 5.4-5.6.

Coach: Steve Owen (6-4-1)

Stadium: Polo Grounds
 Training Camp: Blue Hills Country Club (Pearl River, New York)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Tim Mara
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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 131 2512 628 4.0 15 0 127 78 174 1036 9 15 6.0 454 1476 6 3.3 127
Team Defense 133 2219 647 3.4 34 11 91 234 1242 7 23 5.3 413 977 8 2.4
Lg Rank Offense 8 7 2 1 5 9 8 6 2 7 3 4 9 7
Lg Rank Defense 2 1 6 7 1 5 4 2 5 1 5 1 4 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Sun September 15 boxscore T 0-0-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 10 10 9 215 111 104 2 8 197 60 137 3
2 Sun September 22 boxscore L 0-1-1 @ Washington Redskins 7 21 15 285 140 145 5 8 173 99 74 2
3 Sat September 28 boxscore W 1-1-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 20 14 8 235 82 153 15 213 170 43 1
4 Sun October 13 boxscore W 2-1-1 Philadelphia Eagles 17 7 15 276 87 189 3 9 117 102 15 1
5 Sun October 20 boxscore W 3-1-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 0 14 300 142 158 6 7 148 108 40 4
6 Sun October 27 boxscore L 3-2-1 Chicago Bears 21 37 21 326 252 74 6 12 245 171 74
7 Sun November 3 boxscore W 4-2-1 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 10 7 11 174 37 137 2 13 263 190 73 3
8 Sun November 10 boxscore L 4-3-1 Cleveland Rams 0 13 15 246 44 202 4 4 120 36 84 2
9 Sun November 17 boxscore W 5-3-1 Green Bay Packers 7 3 5 120 25 95 1 16 227 95 132 4
10 Sun November 24 boxscore W 6-3-1 Washington Redskins 21 7 6 221 80 141 12 194 78 116 6
11 Sun December 1 boxscore L 6-4-1 Brooklyn Dodgers 6 14 8 163 57 106 2 15 340 130 210 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
Eddie Miller 24 TB 8 6 35 73 47.9% 505 4 5.5 7 9.6 60 6.9 3.7 14.4 63.1 49.5 0 0
Kay Eakin 23 hb 7 1 17 43 39.5% 199 0 0.0 3 7.0 0 4.6 1.5 11.7 28.4 25.2 0 0
Tuffy Leemans 28 FB 10 2 15 31 48.4% 159 2 6.5 3 9.7 0 5.1 2.1 10.6 15.9 45.7 0 0
Len Barnum 28 KR/P/PR 10 3 9 23 39.1% 150 3 13.0 2 8.7 0 6.5 5.2 16.7 15.0 65.2 0 0
Grenny Lansdell 22 hb 2 1 2 3 66.7% 23 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 7.7 7.7 11.5 11.5 89.6 0 0
Walt Nielsen 23 fb 9 5 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 25.1 11 78 174 44.8% 1036 9 5.2 15 8.6 60 6.0 3.1 13.3 94.2 45.6 0 0
Opp Total 11 91 234 38.9% 1242 7 3.0 23 9.8 5.3 1.48 13.6 112.9 27.0 0 0 5.3 1.5 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
Tuffy Leemans 28 FB 10 2 132 474 1 0 3.6 47.4 13.2 474 1 0
Hank Soar 26 b 11 3 80 246 1 0 3.1 22.4 7.3 4 36 9.0 1 12 0.4 3.3 282 2 0
Walt Nielsen 23 fb 9 5 73 269 1 0 3.7 29.9 8.1 2 17 8.5 0 18 0.2 1.9 286 1 0
Eddie Miller 24 TB 8 6 65 206 1 0 3.2 25.8 8.1 206 1 0
Len Barnum 28 KR/P/PR 10 3 48 128 0 0 2.7 12.8 4.8 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.1 1.5 143 0 0
Ward Cuff 27 K/WB 8 8 15 86 1 0 5.7 10.8 1.9 13 220 16.9 1 0 1.6 27.5 306 2 0
Kay Eakin 23 hb 7 1 14 20 0 0 1.4 2.9 2.0 20 0 0
Dom Principe 23 b 6 1 11 8 0 0 0.7 1.3 1.8 8 0 0
Lee Shaffer 28 wb 11 5 7 20 1 0 2.9 1.8 0.6 15 121 8.1 2 0 1.4 11.0 141 3 0
Grenny Lansdell 22 hb 2 1 7 9 0 0 1.3 4.5 3.5 9 0 0
Al Owen 27 5 0 2 10 0 5 5.0 2.0 0.4 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.2 1.0 15 0 0
Jim Lee Howell 26 RE 11 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 255 18.2 2 0 1.3 23.2 255 2 0
Jim Poole* 25 LE 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 156 15.6 3 38 0.9 14.2 156 3 0
Chuck Gelatka 26 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 56 9.3 0 0 0.6 5.6 56 0 0
Max Harrison 19 e 8 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 96 24.0 0 0 0.5 12.0 96 0 0
Jack Hinkle 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 23 7.7 0 0 1.0 7.7 23 0 0
Nello Falaschi 27 BB 11 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 9 4.5 0 8 0.2 0.8 9 0 0
Bolo Perdue 24 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 28 14.0 0 0 0.2 2.8 28 0 0
John McLaughry 23 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 0.1 -0.1 -1 0 0
Team Total 25.1 11 454 1476 6 5 3.3 134.2 41.3 78 1036 13.3 9 38 7.1 94.2 2512 15 0
Opp Total 11 413 977 8 2.4 88.8 37.5 91 1242 13.6 7 8.3 112.9 2219 15 0

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
Len Barnum 28 KR/P/PR 10 3 4 1 25.0%% 7 6 85.7%% 39 1571 64 0 40.3
Eddie Miller 24 TB 8 6 19 731 52 0 38.5
Ward Cuff 27 K/WB 8 8 8 5 62.5%% 9 9 100.0%%
Kay Eakin 23 hb 7 1 11 454 68 0 41.3
Walt Nielsen 23 fb 9 5 1 42 42 0 42.0
Hank Soar 26 b 11 3 1 0.0%%
Team Total 25.1 11 13 6 46.2%% 16 15 93.8%% 70 2798 68 0 40.0
Opp Total 11 3 18 16 88.9%%

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
Doug Oldershaw* 25 g 11 4 4 48 0 18 0
Lee Shaffer 28 wb 11 5 4 14 0 0 0
Len Barnum 28 KR/P/PR 10 3 2 48 0 39 0
Ward Cuff 27 K/WB 8 8 2 16 0 15 0
Mel Hein*+ 31 C 11 11 2 15 0 0 0
Eddie Miller 24 TB 8 6 2 5 0 0 0
Hank Soar 26 b 11 3 2 27 0 0 0
Johnny Dell Isola 28 RG 10 7 1 16 0 16 0
Nello Falaschi 27 BB 11 9 1 23 0 23 0
Jim Lee Howell 26 RE 11 9 1 0 0 0 0
Tuffy Leemans 28 FB 10 2 1 0 0 0 0
Dom Principe 23 b 6 1 1 12 0 12 0
Team Total 25.1 11 23 224 0 39 0
Opp Total 11 0 -11

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
Ward Cuff 27 K/WB 8 8 1 1 2 9 5 36
Jim Poole* 25 LE 11 11 3 3 18
Lee Shaffer 28 wb 11 5 1 2 3 18
Jim Lee Howell 26 RE 11 9 2 2 12
Hank Soar 26 b 11 3 1 1 2 12
Len Barnum 28 KR/P/PR 10 3 6 1 9
Tuffy Leemans 28 FB 10 2 1 1 6
John Mellus 23 RT 8 8 1 1 6
Eddie Miller 24 TB 8 6 1 1 6
Walt Nielsen 23 fb 9 5 1 1 6
Team Total 25.1 11 6 9 1 16 15 6 1 131
Opp Total 11 8 7 2 16 3 133

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1940-09-15 @ PIT T, 10-10 3 1 rush Lee Shaffer 1 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
2 1940-09-22 @ WAS L, 7-21 3 19 pass Jim Poole 19 yard pass from Tuffy Leemans (Ward Cuff kick)
3 1940-09-28 @ PHI W, 20-14 1 42 rush Ward Cuff 42 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
4 1940-09-28 @ PHI W, 20-14 3 38 pass Jim Poole 38 yard pass from Eddie Miller (Ward Cuff kick)
5 1940-10-13 PHI W, 17-7 3 25 rush Eddie Miller 25 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
6 1940-10-13 PHI W, 17-7 4 6 pass Lee Shaffer 6 yard pass from Tuffy Leemans (Len Barnum kick)
7 1940-10-20 PIT W, 12-0 1 60 pass Ward Cuff 60 yard pass from Eddie Miller (Ward Cuff kick)
8 1940-10-27 CHI L, 21-37 2 1 rush Walt Nielsen 1 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
9 1940-10-27 CHI L, 21-37 3 pass Jim Lee Howell unknown yard pass from Eddie Miller (Ward Cuff kick)
10 1940-10-27 CHI L, 21-37 3 11 pass Jim Poole 11 yard pass from Eddie Miller (Ward Cuff kick)
11 1940-11-03 @ BKN W, 10-7 4 12 pass Hank Soar 12 yard pass from Len Barnum (Len Barnum kick)
12 1940-11-17 GNB W, 7-3 1 8 pass Lee Shaffer 8 yard pass from Len Barnum (Len Barnum kick)
13 1940-11-24 WAS W, 21-7 1 21 fumble John Mellus 21 yard fumble return (Len Barnum kick)
14 1940-11-24 WAS W, 21-7 1 1 rush Hank Soar 1 yard rush (Len Barnum kick)
15 1940-11-24 WAS W, 21-7 4 35 rush Tuffy Leemans 35 yard rush (Len Barnum kick)
16 1940-12-01 BKN L, 6-14 1 17 pass Jim Lee Howell 17 yard pass from Len Barnum

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1940-09-15 @ PIT T, 10-10 1 26 pass Lou Tomasetti 26 yard pass from Billy Patterson (Armand Niccolai kick)
2 1940-09-22 @ WAS W, 21-7 1 31 pass Jimmy Johnston 31 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bob Masterson kick)
3 1940-09-22 @ WAS W, 21-7 2 12 rush Wilbur Moore 12 yard rush (Bo Russell kick)
4 1940-09-22 @ WAS W, 21-7 4 76 punt Dick Todd 76 yard punt return (Bo Russell kick)
5 1940-09-28 @ PHI L, 14-20 1 1 rush Joe Bukant 1 yard rush (Fran Murray kick)
6 1940-09-28 @ PHI L, 14-20 3 2 rush Dick Riffle 2 yard rush (Fran Murray kick)
7 1940-10-13 PHI L, 7-17 4 1 rush Frank Emmons 1 yard rush (Foster Watkins kick)
8 1940-10-27 CHI W, 37-21 1 2 rush Gary Famiglietti 2 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
9 1940-10-27 CHI W, 37-21 2 13 pass Ray McLean 13 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Jack Manders kick)
10 1940-10-27 CHI W, 37-21 2 3 rush Harry Clarke 3 yard rush (Bernie Masterson kick)
11 1940-10-27 CHI W, 37-21 2 21 interception Harry Clarke 21 yard interception return
12 1940-10-27 CHI W, 37-21 3 pass Ray McLean unknown yard pass from Sid Luckman (Jack Manders kick)
13 1940-11-03 @ BKN L, 7-10 4 1 rush Sam Francis 1 yard rush (Ace Parker kick)
14 1940-11-10 RAM W, 13-0 2 60 interception Vic Spadaccini 60 yard interception return
15 1940-11-10 RAM W, 13-0 4 1 rush Johnny Drake 1 yard rush (Vic Spadaccini kick)
16 1940-11-24 WAS L, 7-21 3 5 pass Ed Justice 5 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bob Masterson kick)
17 1940-12-01 BKN W, 14-6 1 24 pass Banks McFadden 24 yard pass from Ace Parker (Ace Parker kick)
18 1940-12-01 BKN W, 14-6 4 44 pass Dick Cassiano 44 yard pass from Ace Parker (Ace Parker kick)