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1949 New York Giants

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6-6-0, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1949 NFL Season Summary

Scored 287 points (23.9/g), 5th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 298 points (24.8/g), 6th.
 Differential of -11 points (-0.9/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 5.7-6.3.

Coach: Steve Owen (6-6-0)

Stadium: Polo Grounds
 Training Camp: Saranac High School Field/Eagles "Nest" Residence (Saranac Lake, New York)

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 287 3328 770 4.3 33 10 15 177 155 322 1924 17 23 5.5 87 419 1404 15 3.4 75
Team Defense 298 3911 866 4.5 40 18 18 232 193 374 2247 16 22 5.6 110 465 1664 20 3.6 104
Lg Rank Offense 5 8 3 2 10 6 5 7 3 5 7 8 6 10
Lg Rank Defense 6 6 6 2 8 9 9 5 6 5 5 3 7 4

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 25 boxscore L 0-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7 28 13 259 154 105 2 18 372 149 223
2 Fri September 30 boxscore W 1-1 @ New York Bulldogs 38 14 21 253 67 186 1 21 277 160 117 5
3 Sun October 9 boxscore W 2-1 @ Washington Redskins 45 35 17 369 217 152 3 22 452 335 117 7
4 Sun October 16 boxscore L 2-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 21 14 244 99 145 3 13 194 63 131 2
5 Sun October 23 boxscore W 3-2 Chicago Bears 35 28 10 367 273 94 28 435 358 77 3
6 Sun October 30 boxscore W 4-2 @ Chicago Cardinals 41 38 18 320 139 181 2 23 390 82 308 3
7 Sun November 6 boxscore L 4-3 New York Bulldogs 24 31 18 325 201 124 3 21 387 333 54 3
8 Sun November 13 boxscore W 5-3 @ Green Bay Packers 30 10 19 451 352 99 5 17 288 151 137 6
9 Sun November 20 boxscore L 5-4 Detroit Lions 21 45 11 239 194 45 6 22 402 261 141 6
10 Sun November 27 boxscore W 6-4 Washington Redskins 23 7 15 253 184 69 1 19 276 207 69 3
11 Sun December 4 boxscore L 6-5 Philadelphia Eagles 3 24 11 112 69 43 3 16 298 127 171 1
12 Sun December 11 boxscore L 6-6 @ Philadelphia Eagles 3 17 10 239 78 161 4 12 250 131 119 1

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
Charlie Conerly 28 QB 12 12 152 305 49.8% 2138 17 5.6 20 6.6 85 7.0 5.2 14.1 178.2 64.1 0 0
Ray Mallouf 31 P 11 0 3 16 18.8% 19 0 0.0 2 12.5 11 1.2 -4.4 6.3 1.7 0.0 0 0
Gene Roberts 26 LH 12 10 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
Team Total 26.3 12 155 322 48.1% 2157 17 5.3 23 7.1 85 6.7 4.5 13.9 179.8 57.9 0 0
Opp Total 12 193 374 51.6% 2460 16 4.3 22 5.9 6.6 4.79 12.7 205.0 62.2 27 213 5.6 3.9 6.7

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 26 LH 12 10 152 634 9 63 4.2 52.8 12.7 35 711 20.3 8 85 2.9 59.3 1345 17 3
Joe Scott 23 RH 8 5 70 224 6 13 3.2 28.0 8.8 15 111 7.4 1 24 1.9 13.9 335 7 2
Bob Greenhalgh 25 FB 10 6 62 188 0 14 3.0 18.8 6.2 3 23 7.7 0 14 0.3 2.3 211 0 1
Ray Coates 25 hb 12 2 27 55 0 11 2.0 4.6 2.3 8 152 19.0 1 51 0.7 12.7 207 1 3
Jack Salscheider 25 KR 11 1 26 105 0 43 4.0 9.5 2.4 4 9 2.3 0 13 0.4 0.8 114 0 3
Clete Fischer 24 hb 11 1 26 72 0 10 2.8 6.5 2.4 3 45 15.0 1 36 0.3 4.1 117 1 0
Charlie Conerly 28 QB 12 12 23 42 0 7 1.8 3.5 1.9 42 0 4
Bus Mertes 30 b 8 1 16 46 0 19 2.9 5.8 2.0 2 14 7.0 0 13 0.3 1.8 60 0 3
Joe Sulaitis 28 fb 12 6 14 42 0 12 3.0 3.5 1.2 3 35 11.7 0 18 0.3 2.9 77 0 0
Noah Mullins 31 hb 11 1 2 -3 0 4 -1.5 -0.3 0.2 2 45 22.5 1 24 0.2 4.1 42 1 0
Ray Mallouf 31 P 11 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 -1 0 2
Bill Swiacki 27 LE 12 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 47 652 13.9 4 42 3.9 54.3 652 4 0
Ray Poole 28 RE 12 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 277 11.1 1 40 2.1 23.1 277 1 1
Dick Hensley 22 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 24 8.0 0 10 0.3 2.2 24 0 0
Dick Duden 25 de 12 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 15 7.5 0 10 0.2 1.3 15 0 0
Frank LoVuolo 25 e 11 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 37 18.5 0 22 0.2 3.4 37 0 0
Emlen Tunnell 25 PR 12 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.1 0.6 7 0 0
Team Total 26.3 12 419 1404 15 63 3.4 117.0 34.9 155 2157 13.9 17 85 12.9 179.8 3561 32 23
Opp Total 12 465 1664 20 3.6 138.7 38.8 193 2247 11.6 16 16.1 187.3 3911 36 32

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
Emlen Tunnell 25 PR 12 3 26 315 1 67 12.1 2 26 0 23 13.0 348
Clete Fischer 24 hb 11 1 7 64 0 19 9.1 8 188 0 34 23.5 369
Jack Salscheider 25 KR 11 1 15 474 1 95 31.6 588
Joe Scott 23 RH 8 5 7 203 0 70 29.0 538
Ray Coates 25 hb 12 2 6 78 0 40 13.0 285
Ed Kolman 34 t 11 1 2 24 0 15 12.0 24
Ray Poole 28 RE 12 11 1 3 0 3 3.0 280
Gene Roberts 26 LH 12 10 1 16 0 16 16.0 1361
Joe Sulaitis 28 fb 12 6 1 27 0 27 27.0 104
Team Total 26.3 12 39 457 1 67 11.7 37 961 1 95 26.0 4979
Opp Total 12 52 1916 2 36.8 48 1092 0 22.8

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
Ray Mallouf 31 P 11 0 57 2129 50 1 37.4
Ben Agajanian 30 K 12 1 13 8 61.5%% 36 35 97.2%%
Jack Salscheider 25 KR 11 1 14 495 46 0 35.4
Charlie Conerly 28 QB 12 12 2 70 36 0 35.0
Team Total 26.3 12 13 8 61.5%% 36 35 97.2%% 73 2694 50 1 36.9
Opp Total 12 12 6 50.0%% 40 40 100.0%% 65 2501 38.5

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
Emlen Tunnell 25 PR 12 3 10 251 2 55 0
Ray Coates 25 hb 12 2 1 11 0 11 0 0 3 4 0 0
Charlie Conerly 28 QB 12 12 0 4 2 0 0
Bill Austin 21 g 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
Don Ettinger 27 lb 11 4 2 7 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 0
Clete Fischer 24 hb 11 1 2 10 0 7 0 0 0 2 0 0
Ray Mallouf 31 P 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 -1 0
Noah Mullins 31 hb 11 1 3 26 0 19 0 0 0 1 5 0
Gene Roberts 26 LH 12 10 0 3 1 0 0
John Cannady 26 lb 12 1 1 15 0 15 0 0 0 2 7 0
Bus Mertes 30 b 8 1 0 3 0 0 0
Jack Salscheider 25 KR 11 1 0 3 0 0 0
Joe Scott 23 RH 8 5 1 16 0 16 0 0 2 0 0 0
Jon Baker 26 dg 10 2 0 1 1 0 0
Frank LoVuolo 25 e 11 1 0 0 2 28 1
Ed Royston 26 RG 11 9 0 0 2 0 0
Tex Coulter 25 C 12 11 0 0 1 0 0
Al DeRogatis 22 RT 11 7 0 0 1 0 1
Dick Duden 25 de 12 2 0 0 1 6 0
Bob Greenhalgh 25 FB 10 6 0 1 0 0 0
George Kershaw 22 e 9 1 0 0 1 0 0
Ed Kolman 34 t 11 1 0 0 1 0 0
Ray Poole 28 RE 12 11 0 1 0 0 0
John Sanchez 29 t 8 1 0 0 1 0 0
Jim White 29 LT 11 10 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.3 12 22 336 2 55 0 0 23 31 45 2
Opp Total 12 29 32 14

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
Gene Roberts 26 LH 12 10 9 8 17 102
Ben Agajanian 30 K 12 1 35 8 59
Joe Scott 23 RH 8 5 6 1 7 42
Bill Swiacki 27 LE 12 9 4 4 24
Emlen Tunnell 25 PR 12 3 1 2 3 18
Ray Coates 25 hb 12 2 1 1 6
Al DeRogatis 22 RT 11 7 1 1 6
Clete Fischer 24 hb 11 1 1 1 6
Frank LoVuolo 25 e 11 1 1 1 6
Noah Mullins 31 hb 11 1 1 1 6
Ray Poole 28 RE 12 11 1 1 6
Jack Salscheider 25 KR 11 1 1 1 6
Team Total 26.3 12 15 17 1 1 2 2 38 35 8 287
Opp Total 12 20 16 2 2 1 40 6 298

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1949-09-25 @ PIT L, 7-28 4 13 pass Ray Poole 13 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
2 1949-09-30 @ NYY W, 38-14 1 3 rush Joe Scott 3 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
3 1949-09-30 @ NYY W, 38-14 3 1 rush Gene Roberts 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
4 1949-09-30 @ NYY W, 38-14 3 1 rush Gene Roberts 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
5 1949-09-30 @ NYY W, 38-14 4 fumble Al DeRogatis yard fumble return (Ben Agajanian kick)
6 1949-09-30 @ NYY W, 38-14 4 7 rush Gene Roberts 7 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
7 1949-10-09 @ WAS W, 45-35 1 12 rush Gene Roberts 12 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
8 1949-10-09 @ WAS W, 45-35 1 1 rush Joe Scott 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
9 1949-10-09 @ WAS W, 45-35 2 24 pass Noah Mullins 24 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
10 1949-10-09 @ WAS W, 45-35 3 36 pass Clete Fischer 36 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
11 1949-10-09 @ WAS W, 45-35 3 25 pass Gene Roberts 25 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
12 1949-10-09 @ WAS W, 45-35 3 63 rush Gene Roberts 63 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
13 1949-10-16 PIT L, 17-21 2 4 rush Joe Scott 4 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
14 1949-10-16 PIT L, 17-21 2 2 rush Joe Scott 2 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
15 1949-10-23 CHI W, 35-28 1 29 pass Gene Roberts 29 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
16 1949-10-23 CHI W, 35-28 2 35 pass Bill Swiacki 35 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
17 1949-10-23 CHI W, 35-28 3 45 interception Emlen Tunnell 45 yard interception return (Ben Agajanian kick)
18 1949-10-23 CHI W, 35-28 3 62 pass Gene Roberts 62 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
19 1949-10-23 CHI W, 35-28 4 85 pass Gene Roberts 85 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
20 1949-10-30 @ CRD W, 41-38 1 11 pass Bill Swiacki 11 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
21 1949-10-30 @ CRD W, 41-38 3 95 kickoff Jack Salscheider 95 yard kickoff return (Ben Agajanian kick)
22 1949-10-30 @ CRD W, 41-38 3 25 fumble Frank LoVuolo 25 yard fumble return
23 1949-10-30 @ CRD W, 41-38 3 1 rush Gene Roberts 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
24 1949-10-30 @ CRD W, 41-38 4 1 rush Gene Roberts 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
25 1949-10-30 @ CRD W, 41-38 4 1 rush Joe Scott 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
26 1949-11-06 NYY L, 24-31 1 67 punt Emlen Tunnell 67 yard punt return (Ben Agajanian kick)
27 1949-11-06 NYY L, 24-31 1 7 rush Joe Scott 7 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
28 1949-11-06 NYY L, 24-31 2 24 pass Joe Scott 24 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
29 1949-11-13 @ GNB W, 30-10 1 45 pass Gene Roberts 45 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
30 1949-11-13 @ GNB W, 30-10 3 44 pass Gene Roberts 44 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
31 1949-11-13 @ GNB W, 30-10 3 10 pass Gene Roberts 10 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
32 1949-11-13 @ GNB W, 30-10 4 24 pass Bill Swiacki 24 yard pass from Charlie Conerly
33 1949-11-20 DET L, 21-45 2 1 rush Gene Roberts 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
34 1949-11-20 DET L, 21-45 3 12 pass Ray Coates 12 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
35 1949-11-20 DET L, 21-45 3 55 interception Emlen Tunnell 55 yard interception return (Ben Agajanian kick)
36 1949-11-27 WAS W, 23-7 2 1 rush Gene Roberts 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
37 1949-11-27 WAS W, 23-7 4 42 pass Gene Roberts 42 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
38 1949-11-27 WAS W, 23-7 4 19 pass Bill Swiacki 19 yard pass from Charlie Conerly

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1949-09-25 @ PIT W, 28-7 2 52 pass Elbie Nickel 52 yard pass from Bob Gage (Joe Glamp kick)
2 1949-09-25 @ PIT W, 28-7 2 9 rush Jerry Nuzum 9 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
3 1949-09-25 @ PIT W, 28-7 2 31 rush Don Samuel 31 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
4 1949-09-25 @ PIT W, 28-7 4 2 rush Joe Geri 2 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
5 1949-09-30 @ NYY L, 14-38 2 1 rush Phil Slosburg 1 yard rush (Nick Scollard kick)
6 1949-09-30 @ NYY L, 14-38 2 1 rush Dean Sensanbaugher 1 yard rush (Nick Scollard kick)
7 1949-10-09 @ WAS L, 35-45 1 28 pass Hugh Taylor 28 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
8 1949-10-09 @ WAS L, 35-45 1 76 pass Hugh Taylor 76 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
9 1949-10-09 @ WAS L, 35-45 2 1 rush Pete Stout 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
10 1949-10-09 @ WAS L, 35-45 4 47 pass Hal Crisler 47 yard pass from Harry Gilmer (Dick Poillon kick)
11 1949-10-09 @ WAS L, 35-45 4 1 rush Howie Livingston 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
12 1949-10-16 PIT W, 21-17 1 3 rush Joe Geri 3 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
13 1949-10-16 PIT W, 21-17 3 26 fumble Carl Samuelson 26 yard fumble return (Joe Glamp kick)
14 1949-10-16 PIT W, 21-17 4 29 pass Val Jansante 29 yard pass from Jim Finks (Joe Glamp kick)
15 1949-10-23 CHI L, 28-35 3 3 pass Jim Keane 3 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
16 1949-10-23 CHI L, 28-35 3 11 rush George McAfee 11 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
17 1949-10-23 CHI L, 28-35 4 11 pass George Gulyanics 11 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
18 1949-10-23 CHI L, 28-35 4 5 rush Julie Rykovich 5 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
19 1949-10-30 @ CRD L, 38-41 1 12 rush Elmer Angsman 12 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
20 1949-10-30 @ CRD L, 38-41 1 1 rush Babe Dimancheff 1 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
21 1949-10-30 @ CRD L, 38-41 2 16 rush Babe Dimancheff 16 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
22 1949-10-30 @ CRD L, 38-41 2 26 pass Mal Kutner 26 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Pat Harder kick)
23 1949-10-30 @ CRD L, 38-41 4 26 rush Elmer Angsman 26 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
24 1949-11-06 NYY W, 31-24 2 18 pass Hal Prescott 18 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Nick Scollard kick)
25 1949-11-06 NYY W, 31-24 3 13 pass Bill Chipley 13 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Nick Scollard kick)
26 1949-11-06 NYY W, 31-24 3 4 rush Joe Osmanski 4 yard rush (Nick Scollard kick)
27 1949-11-06 NYY W, 31-24 4 3 rush Joe Osmanski 3 yard rush (Nick Scollard kick)
28 1949-11-13 @ GNB L, 10-30 4 57 punt Ralph Earhart 57 yard punt return (Ted Fritsch kick)
29 1949-11-20 DET W, 45-21 1 17 pass Cloyce Box 17 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Bill Dudley kick)
30 1949-11-20 DET W, 45-21 2 41 pass Bob Mann 41 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Bill Dudley kick)
31 1949-11-20 DET W, 45-21 3 8 rush Camp Wilson 8 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
32 1949-11-20 DET W, 45-21 3 1 rush Bill Dudley 1 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
33 1949-11-20 DET W, 45-21 4 7 fumble Chick Maggioli 7 yard fumble return (Bill Dudley kick)
34 1949-11-20 DET W, 45-21 4 6 pass John Greene 6 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Bill Dudley kick)
35 1949-11-27 WAS L, 7-23 1 38 pass Hugh Taylor 38 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
36 1949-12-04 PHI W, 24-3 2 41 punt Frank Reagan 41 yard punt return (Cliff Patton kick)
37 1949-12-04 PHI W, 24-3 3 45 pass Neill Armstrong 45 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
38 1949-12-04 PHI W, 24-3 3 28 interception Joe Muha 28 yard interception return (Cliff Patton kick)
39 1949-12-11 @ PHI W, 17-3 2 20 pass Neill Armstrong 20 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
40 1949-12-11 @ PHI W, 17-3 4 1 rush Steve Van Buren 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)