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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)

 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
Pts 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

Score Offense Defense
Week 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. 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 Yds 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(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. 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(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. 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(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. 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. 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