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1947 New York Giants

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2-8-2, Finished 5th in NFL East Division  · 1947 NFL Season Summary

Scored 190 points (15.8/g), 9th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 309 points (25.8/g), 9th.
 Differential of -119 points (-9.9/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 2.9-9.1.

Coach: Steve Owen (2-8-2)

Stadium: Polo Grounds
 Training Camp: UW Superior (Superior, Wisconsin)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Tim Mara
General Manager Ray Walsh

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 190 3194 659 4.8 42 16 22 149 123 293 1999 17 26 6.8 71 366 1195 7 3.3 56
Team Defense 309 3851 733 5.3 39 12 14 190 121 276 2015 19 27 7.3 75 457 1836 18 4.0 101
Lg Rank Offense 9 9 7 4 9 5 5 6 6 7 8 9 8 9
Lg Rank Defense 9 5 7 9 3 2 3 5 3 7 8 8 7 6

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 29 boxscore T 0-0-1 @ Boston Yanks 7 7 11 238 122 116 4 10 212 150 62 3
2 Sun October 5 boxscore L 0-1-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 0 23 4 101 62 39 4 21 331 70 261 2
3 Sun October 12 boxscore L 0-2-1 @ Washington Redskins 20 28 9 223 159 64 2 19 356 214 142 4
4 Sun October 19 boxscore L 0-3-1 Boston Yanks 0 14 15 258 120 138 6 8 192 103 89 1
5 Sun October 26 boxscore L 0-4-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 21 38 14 250 130 120 5 14 313 155 158 4
7 Sun November 2 boxscore L 0-5-1 @ Detroit Lions 7 35 17 403 283 120 4 15 344 278 66 4
7 Sun November 9 boxscore L 0-6-1 Philadelphia Eagles 24 41 15 406 341 65 3 16 380 164 216 1
9 Sun November 16 boxscore L 0-7-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7 24 6 82 35 47 3 13 239 94 145 2
9 Sun November 23 boxscore T 0-7-2 Green Bay Packers 24 24 15 221 124 97 4 16 318 170 148 5
10 Sun November 30 boxscore W 1-7-2 Chicago Cardinals 35 31 18 429 180 249 2 26 496 280 216 4
11 Sun December 7 boxscore W 2-7-2 Washington Redskins 35 10 14 348 267 81 17 288 203 85 4
12 Sun December 14 boxscore L 2-8-2 @ Los Angeles Rams 10 34 11 235 176 59 5 15 382 134 248 5

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
Paul Governali 26 TB 8 2 85 197 43.1% 1461 14 7.1 16 8.1 53 7.4 5.2 17.2 182.6 58.8 0 0
Jerry Niles 28 4 0 19 57 33.3% 269 1 1.8 7 12.3 64 4.7 -0.5 14.2 67.3 15.8 0 0
Frank Reagan 28 P/PR 10 4 12 25 48.0% 191 1 4.0 2 8.0 88 7.6 4.8 15.9 19.1 53.9 0 0
Jim Blumenstock 29 fb 10 3 4 8 50.0% 48 0 0.0 1 12.5 19 6.0 0.4 12.0 4.8 29.2 0 0
Art Faircloth 26 3 0 3 5 60.0% 30 1 20.0 0 0.0 14 6.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 116.7 0 0
Bill Paschal 26 4 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 27.7 12 123 293 42.0% 1999 17 5.8 26 8.9 88 6.8 4.0 16.3 166.6 47.9 0 0
Opp Total 12 121 276 43.8% 2015 19 6.9 27 9.8 7.3 4.28 16.7 167.9 52.4 0 0 7.3 4.3 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
Gene Roberts 24 9 0 86 296 1 46 3.4 32.9 9.6 4 58 14.5 0 30 0.4 6.4 354 1 1
Jim Blumenstock 29 fb 10 3 54 168 2 25 3.1 16.8 5.4 4 15 3.8 0 24 0.4 1.5 183 2 2
Gordon Paschka 27 6 0 48 143 2 15 3.0 23.8 8.0 1 -6 -6.0 0 -6 0.2 -1.0 137 2 3
Bill Paschal 26 4 0 41 139 1 23 3.4 34.8 10.3 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.3 0.8 142 1 3
Paul Governali 26 TB 8 2 36 132 2 28 3.7 16.5 4.5 132 2 6
George Franck 29 7 0 24 93 0 25 3.9 13.3 3.4 10 265 26.5 3 88 1.4 37.9 358 3 3
George Cheverko 27 b 9 1 19 63 0 20 3.3 7.0 2.1 17 300 17.6 3 62 1.9 33.3 363 3 2
Howie Livingston 25 KR/WB 10 8 19 87 0 43 4.6 8.7 1.9 12 273 22.8 3 65 1.2 27.3 360 3 2
Frank Reagan 28 P/PR 10 4 14 22 0 20 1.6 2.2 1.4 22 0 6
Art Faircloth 26 3 0 10 9 0 7 0.9 3.0 3.3 9 0 1
Jerry Niles 28 4 0 8 24 0 20 3.0 6.0 2.0 24 0 2
Dave Brown 27 wb 7 6 6 5 0 3 0.8 0.7 0.9 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.7 10 0 2
John Cannady 24 c 11 6 1 14 0 14 14.0 1.3 0.1 14 0 0
Ray Poole 26 RE 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 395 17.2 4 61 1.9 32.9 395 4 0
Frank Liebel 28 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 258 16.1 1 38 1.5 23.5 258 1 1
Tex Coulter 23 LE 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 107 13.4 1 47 0.7 8.9 107 1 0
Victor Carroll 35 t 11 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 123 17.6 2 29 0.6 11.2 123 2 0
Joe Sulaitis 26 BB 11 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 53 7.6 0 16 0.6 4.8 53 0 0
Jack Mead 26 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 91 15.2 0 41 0.6 9.1 91 0 0
Jim Lee Howell 33 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 41 13.7 0 21 0.5 6.8 41 0 0
Gregg Browning 25 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.3 4.0 12 0 1
Duke Iverson 27 bb 8 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 1.4 11 0 0
Bill Miklich 28 lb 7 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -5 -5.0 0 -5 0.1 -0.7 -5 0 0
Team Total 27.7 12 366 1195 8 46 3.3 99.6 30.5 123 1999 16.3 17 88 10.3 166.6 3194 25 35
Opp Total 12 457 1836 18 4.0 153.0 38.1 121 2015 16.7 19 10.1 167.9 3851 37 33

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Frank Reagan 28 P/PR 10 4 27 182 0 35 6.7 2 34 0 20 17.0 238
George Franck 29 7 0 6 60 0 35 10.0 7 121 0 40 17.3 539
George Cheverko 27 b 9 1 5 88 0 32 17.6 7 135 0 28 19.3 586
Howie Livingston 25 KR/WB 10 8 9 203 0 34 22.6 563
Gene Roberts 24 9 0 8 141 0 23 17.6 495
Dave Brown 27 wb 7 6 4 22 0 14 5.5 1 30 0 30 30.0 62
Jim Blumenstock 29 fb 10 3 1 8 0 8 8.0 2 77 0 42 38.5 268
Tex Coulter 23 LE 12 12 2 16 0 12 8.0 123
Art Faircloth 26 3 0 2 62 0 37 31.0 71
Joe Sulaitis 26 BB 11 10 2 23 0 14 11.5 76
Duke Iverson 27 bb 8 5 1 16 0 16 16.0 27
Frank Liebel 28 11 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 270
Bill Miklich 28 lb 7 1 1 3 0 3 3.0 -2
Jerry Niles 28 4 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 36
Bill Paschal 26 4 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 153
Gordon Paschka 27 6 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 157
Team Total 27.7 12 44 371 0 35 8.4 47 905 0 42 19.3 4470
Opp Total 12 50 1928 1 38.6 47 859 1 18.3

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
Frank Reagan 28 P/PR 10 4 61 2613 67 1 42.8
Ken Strong 41 FB/K 10 9 5 2 40.0%% 25 24 96.0%%
George Franck 29 7 0 7 297 54 0 42.4
Art Faircloth 26 3 0 4 159 45 0 39.8
Paul Governali 26 TB 8 2 4 142 42 0 35.5
Len Younce 30 RG 12 12 1 1 100.0%% 1 1 100.0%% 1 43 43 0 43.0
Team Total 27.7 12 6 3 50.0%% 26 25 96.2%% 77 3254 67 1 42.3
Opp Total 12 17 8 47.1%% 41 39 95.1%% 70 2898 41.4

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
Frank Reagan 28 P/PR 10 4 10 203 0 71 0 0 6 1 0 0
Paul Governali 26 TB 8 2 0 6 4 0 0
Howie Livingston 25 KR/WB 10 8 4 69 0 40 0 0 2 2 0 0
Dave Brown 27 wb 7 6 0 2 3 13 0
George Cheverko 27 b 9 1 3 54 0 27 0 0 2 0 0 0
George Franck 29 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
Bill Paschal 26 4 0 0 3 1 1 0
Len Younce 30 RG 12 12 3 44 0 24 0 0 0 1 5 0
Jim Blumenstock 29 fb 10 3 0 2 1 0 0
John Cannady 24 c 11 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 14 0
Duke Iverson 27 bb 8 5 0 0 3 16 0
Jerry Niles 28 4 0 0 2 1 0 0
Gordon Paschka 27 6 0 0 3 0 0 0
Art Faircloth 26 3 0 0 1 1 0 0
Frank Liebel 28 11 0 0 1 1 0 0
Ray Poole 26 RE 12 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Jim White 27 RT 11 9 1 16 0 16 0 0 0 1 26 1
Gregg Browning 25 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
Victor Carroll 35 t 11 1 1 31 0 31 0
Bob Dobelstein 25 LG 12 11 0 0 1 0 0
Bill Hachten 23 g 8 1 0 0 1 0 0
Bill Miklich 28 lb 7 1 0 0 1 0 0
Bob Morris 22 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Phil Ragazzo 32 t 9 1 0 0 1 0 0
Gene Roberts 24 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
Joe Sulaitis 26 BB 11 10 1 18 0 18 0
Team Total 27.7 12 27 435 0 71 0 0 35 28 75 1
Opp Total 12 33 21

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 41 FB/K 10 9 24 2 30
Ray Poole 26 RE 12 12 4 4 24
George Cheverko 27 b 9 1 3 3 18
George Franck 29 7 0 3 3 18
Howie Livingston 25 KR/WB 10 8 3 3 18
Jim Blumenstock 29 fb 10 3 2 2 12
Victor Carroll 35 t 11 1 2 2 12
Paul Governali 26 TB 8 2 2 2 12
Gordon Paschka 27 6 0 2 2 12
Tex Coulter 23 LE 12 12 1 1 6
Frank Liebel 28 11 0 1 1 6
Bill Paschal 26 4 0 1 1 6
Gene Roberts 24 9 0 1 1 6
Jim White 27 RT 11 9 1 1 6
Len Younce 30 RG 12 12 1 1 4
Team Total 27.7 12 8 17 1 26 25 3 190
Opp Total 12 18 19 1 1 3 2 39 8 309

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1947-09-29 @ BOS T, 7-7 1 68 pass George Franck 68 yard pass from Jerry Niles (Ken Strong kick)
2 1947-10-12 @ WAS L, 20-28 1 4 rush Bill Paschal 4 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
3 1947-10-12 @ WAS L, 20-28 4 26 fumble Jim White 26 yard fumble return (Ken Strong kick)
4 1947-10-12 @ WAS L, 20-28 4 88 pass George Franck 88 yard pass from Frank Reagan
5 1947-10-26 PIT L, 21-38 2 18 pass Victor Carroll 18 yard pass from Paul Governali (Ken Strong kick)
6 1947-10-26 PIT L, 21-38 3 1 rush Jim Blumenstock 1 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
7 1947-10-26 PIT L, 21-38 4 65 pass Howie Livingston 65 yard pass from Paul Governali (Ken Strong kick)
8 1947-11-02 @ DET L, 7-35 4 pass George Cheverko yard pass from Paul Governali (Ken Strong kick)
9 1947-11-09 PHI L, 24-41 2 18 pass Victor Carroll 18 yard pass from Paul Governali (Ken Strong kick)
10 1947-11-09 PHI L, 24-41 4 21 pass George Franck 21 yard pass from Paul Governali (Ken Strong kick)
11 1947-11-09 PHI L, 24-41 4 1 rush Gordon Paschka 1 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
12 1947-11-16 @ PIT L, 7-24 3 2 rush Gordon Paschka 2 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
13 1947-11-23 GNB T, 24-24 1 15 pass Tex Coulter 15 yard pass from Paul Governali (Ken Strong kick)
14 1947-11-23 GNB T, 24-24 1 1 rush Jim Blumenstock 1 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
15 1947-11-23 GNB T, 24-24 3 7 pass Ray Poole 7 yard pass from Paul Governali (Ken Strong kick)
16 1947-11-30 CRD W, 35-31 1 2 rush Paul Governali 2 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
17 1947-11-30 CRD W, 35-31 2 29 pass George Cheverko 29 yard pass from Paul Governali (Ken Strong kick)
18 1947-11-30 CRD W, 35-31 3 1 rush Paul Governali 1 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
19 1947-11-30 CRD W, 35-31 3 8 rush Gene Roberts 8 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
20 1947-11-30 CRD W, 35-31 4 26 pass Frank Liebel 26 yard pass from Paul Governali (Ken Strong kick)
21 1947-12-07 WAS W, 35-10 1 27 pass Howie Livingston 27 yard pass from Paul Governali (Ken Strong kick)
22 1947-12-07 WAS W, 35-10 1 53 pass Howie Livingston 53 yard pass from Paul Governali (Ken Strong kick)
23 1947-12-07 WAS W, 35-10 3 43 pass Ray Poole 43 yard pass from Paul Governali (Ken Strong kick)
24 1947-12-07 WAS W, 35-10 4 6 pass Ray Poole 6 yard pass from Paul Governali (Ken Strong kick)
25 1947-12-07 WAS W, 35-10 4 12 pass George Cheverko 12 yard pass from Art Faircloth (Ken Strong kick)
26 1947-12-14 @ RAM L, 10-34 2 1 pass Ray Poole 1 yard pass from Paul Governali (Len Younce kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1947-09-29 @ BOS T, 7-7 1 17 pass Hal Crisler 17 yard pass from Paul Governali (Nick Scollard kick)
2 1947-10-05 @ PHI W, 23-0 1 2 fumble Joe Muha 2 yard fumble return (Cliff Patton kick)
3 1947-10-05 @ PHI W, 23-0 2 1 rush Tommy Thompson 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
4 1947-10-05 @ PHI W, 23-0 3 22 rush Ernie Steele 22 yard rush
5 1947-10-12 @ WAS W, 28-20 1 1 rush Sammy Baugh 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
6 1947-10-12 @ WAS W, 28-20 2 1 rush Sammy Baugh 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
7 1947-10-12 @ WAS W, 28-20 3 74 pass Eddie Saenz 74 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
8 1947-10-12 @ WAS W, 28-20 4 94 kickoff Eddie Saenz 94 yard kickoff return (Dick Poillon kick)
9 1947-10-19 BOS W, 14-0 1 78 pass Don Currivan 78 yard pass from Paul Governali (Frank Maznicki kick)
10 1947-10-19 BOS W, 14-0 2 11 pass Frank Seno 11 yard pass from Paul Governali (Frank Maznicki kick)
11 1947-10-26 PIT W, 38-21 1 7 pass Val Jansante 7 yard pass from Steve Lach (Joe Glamp kick)
12 1947-10-26 PIT W, 38-21 2 1 rush Steve Lach 1 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
13 1947-10-26 PIT W, 38-21 2 1 rush Steve Lach 1 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
14 1947-10-26 PIT W, 38-21 3 68 pass Bill Garnaas 68 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Joe Glamp kick)
15 1947-10-26 PIT W, 38-21 4 47 interception Frank Sinkovitz 47 yard interception return (Joe Glamp kick)
16 1947-11-02 @ DET W, 35-7 2 1 rush Bill Dudley 1 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
17 1947-11-02 @ DET W, 35-7 2 1 pass Bill Dudley 1 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
18 1947-11-02 @ DET W, 35-7 3 14 rush Joe Margucci 14 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
19 1947-11-02 @ DET W, 35-7 4 79 pass Joe Margucci 79 yard pass from Clyde LeForce (Roy Zimmerman kick)
20 1947-11-02 @ DET W, 35-7 4 20 pass Cecil Souders 20 yard pass from Clyde LeForce (Roy Zimmerman kick)
21 1947-11-09 PHI W, 41-24 1 14 rush Steve Van Buren 14 yard rush
22 1947-11-09 PHI W, 41-24 2 15 rush Pat McHugh 15 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
23 1947-11-09 PHI W, 41-24 3 22 rush Bosh Pritchard 22 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
24 1947-11-09 PHI W, 41-24 3 39 pass Bosh Pritchard 39 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
25 1947-11-09 PHI W, 41-24 4 50 pass Jack Ferrante 50 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
26 1947-11-09 PHI W, 41-24 4 7 pass Bosh Pritchard 7 yard pass from Bill Mackrides (Cliff Patton kick)
27 1947-11-16 @ PIT W, 24-7 4 4 rush Tony Compagno 4 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
28 1947-11-16 @ PIT W, 24-7 4 19 pass Val Jansante 19 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Joe Glamp kick)
29 1947-11-16 @ PIT W, 24-7 4 39 interception Charlie Seabright 39 yard interception return (Joe Glamp kick)
30 1947-11-23 GNB T, 24-24 1 29 pass Nolan Luhn 29 yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Ward Cuff kick)
31 1947-11-23 GNB T, 24-24 3 27 pass Jim Gillette 27 yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Ward Cuff kick)
32 1947-11-23 GNB T, 24-24 4 23 pass Nolan Luhn 23 yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Ward Cuff kick)
33 1947-11-30 CRD L, 31-35 2 83 fumble Vince Banonis 83 yard fumble return (Pat Harder kick)
34 1947-11-30 CRD L, 31-35 3 45 rush Pat Harder 45 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
35 1947-11-30 CRD L, 31-35 3 70 pass Mal Kutner 70 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
36 1947-11-30 CRD L, 31-35 4 46 pass Billy Dewell 46 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
37 1947-12-07 WAS L, 10-35 4 17 pass Eddie Saenz 17 yard pass from Jim Youel (Dick Poillon kick)
38 1947-12-14 @ RAM W, 34-10 1 35 fumble Mel Bleeker 35 yard fumble return (Fred Gehrke kick)
39 1947-12-14 @ RAM W, 34-10 2 66 punt Fred Gehrke 66 yard punt return (Fred Gehrke kick)
40 1947-12-14 @ RAM W, 34-10 2 1 rush Pat West 1 yard rush (Fred Gehrke kick)
41 1947-12-14 @ RAM W, 34-10 4 23 rush Kenny Washington 23 yard rush (Fred Gehrke kick)