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1950 New York Giants

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10-2-0, Finished 1st in NFL American Division  · 1950 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.3, Offense: 0.3, Defense: 10.0, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 268 points (22.3/g), 6th of 13 in the NFL. Allowed 150 points (12.5/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 118 points (9.8/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 9.6-2.4.

Coach: Steve Owen (10-2-0)

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 268 3407 735 4.6 30 20 6 173 81 187 1071 12 10 4.9 53 515 2336 21 4.5 114
Team Defense 150 2969 801 3.7 54 27 13 176 145 295 1582 11 27 4.8 76 473 1387 8 2.9 87
Lg Rank Offense 6 11 1 8 13 13 13 11 1 10 3 1 3 3
Lg Rank Defense 3 2 3 1 2 4 4 4 7 4 11 2 2 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 17 boxscore W 1-0 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 18 7 10 197 30 167 2 10 138 104 34 9
3 Sun October 1 boxscore W 2-0 @ Cleveland Browns 6 0 8 197 61 136 1 12 250 127 123 5
4 Sun October 8 boxscore W 3-0 @ Washington Redskins 21 17 15 288 168 120 1 18 260 105 155 3
4 Sun October 15 boxscore L 3-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 6 17 12 173 76 97 5 17 328 178 150 4
5 Sun October 22 boxscore W 4-1 Cleveland Browns 17 13 18 217 6 211 4 16 130 47 83 7
6 Sun October 29 boxscore L 4-2 @ Chicago Cardinals 3 17 10 171 73 98 3 16 304 110 194 4
7 Sun November 5 boxscore W 5-2 Washington Redskins 24 21 16 257 131 126 2 13 236 106 130 3
8 Sun November 12 boxscore W 6-2 Chicago Cardinals 51 21 22 552 243 309 2 18 326 231 95 4
9 Sun November 19 boxscore W 7-2 @ Baltimore Colts 55 20 23 478 55 423 6 12 305 209 96 4
10 Sun November 26 boxscore W 8-2 Philadelphia Eagles 7 3 6 164 30 134 17 258 89 169 2
11 Sun December 3 boxscore W 9-2 New York Yanks 51 7 24 599 222 377 1 12 221 169 52 3
12 Sun December 10 boxscore W 10-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 9 7 9 204 66 138 3 15 262 156 106 6
Playoffs
Division Sun December 17 boxscore L 10-3 @ Cleveland Browns 3 8 11 154 13 141 2 9 182 29 153 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
42 Charlie Conerly* 29 QB 11 8 6-2-0 56 132 42.4% 1000 8 6.1 7 5.3 43 7.6 6.4 17.9 90.9 67.1
20 Travis Tidwell 25 qb 8 3 3-0-0 25 55 45.5% 338 4 7.3 3 5.5 47 6.1 5.1 13.5 42.3 67.1
Team Total 26.0 12 9-2-0 81 187 43.3% 1338 12 6.4 10 5.3 47 7.2 6.0 16.5 111.5 67.1 0 0
Opp Total 12 145 295 49.2% 1848 11 3.7 27 9.2 6.3 2.89 12.7 154.0 43.4 33 266 4.8 1.8 10.1

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
31 Eddie Price 25 FB 10 0 126 703 4 74 5.6 70.3 12.6 4 30 7.5 0 21 0.4 3.0 733 4 5
35 Gene Roberts* 27 LH 12 0 116 483 4 62 4.2 40.3 9.7 11 144 13.1 1 47 0.9 12.0 627 5 6
12 Randy Clay 22 RH 12 0 74 254 2 56 3.4 21.2 6.2 7 69 9.9 0 16 0.6 5.8 323 2 5
30 Joe Scott 24 KR 10 0 72 322 2 48 4.5 32.2 7.2 9 240 26.7 1 61 0.9 24.0 562 3 5
41 Forrest Griffith 22 6 0 45 162 2 39 3.6 27.0 7.5 1 26 26.0 0 26 0.2 4.3 188 2 3
20 Travis Tidwell 25 qb 8 3 29 133 2 54 4.6 16.6 3.6 133 2 3
42 Charlie Conerly* 29 QB 11 8 23 22 1 14 1.0 2.0 2.1 22 1 2
16 Jim Ostendarp 27 7 0 18 144 2 55 8.0 20.6 2.6 144 2 3
34 Bob Jackson 29 12 0 12 113 2 57 9.4 9.4 1.0 113 2 0
81 Bill Swiacki 28 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 280 14.0 3 38 1.7 23.3 280 3 1
88 Bob McChesney 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 380 20.0 6 43 1.6 31.7 380 6 0
80 Kelley Mote 27 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 72 18.0 1 41 0.4 8.0 72 1 0
85 Ellery Williams 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 78 19.5 0 34 0.3 6.5 78 0 0
21 Joe Sulaitis 29 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.3 3 0 0
73 Arnie Weinmeister*+ 27 LDT 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 16 16.0 0 16 0.1 1.6 16 0 0
Team Total 26.0 12 515 2336 21 74 4.5 194.7 42.9 81 1338 16.5 12 61 6.8 111.5 3674 33 36
Opp Total 12 473 1387 8 2.9 115.6 39.4 145 1582 10.9 11 12.1 131.8 2969 19 43

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
45 Emlen Tunnell* 26 LDH/PR 12 0 31 305 0 43 9.8 305
30 Joe Scott 24 KR 10 0 1 23 0 23 23.0 14 351 0 53 25.1 936
16 Jim Ostendarp 27 7 0 7 60 0 34 8.6 3 68 0 27 22.7 272
21 Joe Sulaitis 29 12 0 4 112 0 33 28.0 115
83 Otto Schnellbacher* 27 RS 12 0 3 22 0 17 7.3 22
12 Randy Clay 22 RH 12 0 1 25 0 25 25.0 348
82 Ray Poole* 29 K/RDE/RE 12 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
35 Gene Roberts* 27 LH 12 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 640
81 Bill Swiacki 28 LE 12 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 291
Team Total 26.0 12 42 410 0 43 9.8 25 592 0 53 23.7 4676
Opp Total 12 43 1706 0 39.7 55 1166 0 21.2

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
49 Tom Landry 26 LS/P 10 0 58 2136 61 1 36.8
82 Ray Poole* 29 K/RDE/RE 12 0 11 5 45.5%% 34 30 88.2%%
42 Charlie Conerly* 29 QB 11 8 20 760 54 0 38.0
12 Randy Clay 22 RH 12 0 1 1 100.0%% 1 0.0%%
Team Total 26.0 12 12 6 50.0%% 35 30 85.7%% 78 2896 61 1 37.1
Opp Total 12 11 6 54.5%% 19 18 94.7%% 77 3164 41.1

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
35 Gene Roberts* 27 LH 12 0 0 6 5 -1 0 1
83 Otto Schnellbacher* 27 RS 12 0 8 99 0 37 0 0 1 2 0 0
12 Randy Clay 22 RH 12 0 2 42 0 32 0 0 5 2 0 0
45 Emlen Tunnell* 26 LDH/PR 12 0 7 167 0 35 0 0 1 1 0 0
31 Eddie Price 25 FB 10 0 0 5 3 0 0
30 Joe Scott 24 KR 10 0 0 5 2 0 0
82 Ray Poole* 29 K/RDE/RE 12 0 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 5 36 0
41 Forrest Griffith 22 6 0 0 3 1 4 0
49 Tom Landry 26 LS/P 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 41 1
16 Jim Ostendarp 27 7 0 0 3 1 0 0
22 Harmon Rowe 27 RDH 7 0 3 48 0 32 0 0 1 0 0 0
51 Dick Woodard 24 RLB 12 0 1 11 0 11 0 0 0 3 0 1
52 John Cannady* 27 LLB 11 0 2 23 0 16 0 0 0 1 10 0
42 Charlie Conerly* 29 QB 11 8 0 2 1 0 0
78 Al DeRogatis* 23 RDT 12 0 0 0 3 0 1
20 Travis Tidwell 25 qb 8 3 0 3 0 0 0
60 Jon Baker 27 MG 12 0 0 0 2 9 0
61 Bill Milner 28 LG 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
80 Kelley Mote 27 9 0 1 10 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 John Rapacz 26 C 10 0 0 0 2 0 0
73 Arnie Weinmeister*+ 27 LDT 10 0 0 0 2 0 0
86 Jim Duncan 25 LDE 8 0 0 0 1 4 0
81 Bill Swiacki 28 LE 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
77 Jim White 30 LT 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.0 12 27 408 0 37 0 0 36 43 103 3 1
Opp Total 12 33 43 16

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
82 Ray Poole* 29 K/RDE/RE 12 0 30 5 45
88 Bob McChesney 24 12 0 6 6 36
35 Gene Roberts* 27 LH 12 0 4 1 5 1 32
31 Eddie Price 25 FB 10 0 4 4 24
30 Joe Scott 24 KR 10 0 2 1 3 18
81 Bill Swiacki 28 LE 12 0 3 3 18
12 Randy Clay 22 RH 12 0 2 2 1 15
41 Forrest Griffith 22 6 0 2 2 12
34 Bob Jackson 29 12 0 2 2 12
16 Jim Ostendarp 27 7 0 2 2 12
20 Travis Tidwell 25 qb 8 3 2 2 12
42 Charlie Conerly* 29 QB 11 8 1 1 6
78 Al DeRogatis* 23 RDT 12 0 1 1 6
49 Tom Landry 26 LS/P 10 0 1 1 6
80 Kelley Mote 27 9 0 1 1 6
51 Dick Woodard 24 RLB 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.0 12 21 12 3 36 30 6 2 266
Opp Total 12 8 11 18 6 150

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1950-09-17 @ PIT W, 18-7 4 37 fumble Tom Landry 37 yard fumble return (Ray Poole kick)
2 1950-09-17 @ PIT W, 18-7 4 fumble Al DeRogatis yard fumble return (Ray Poole kick)
3 1950-10-01 @ CLE W, 6-0 1 2 rush Eddie Price 2 yard rush
4 1950-10-08 @ WAS W, 21-17 1 2 rush Forrest Griffith 2 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
5 1950-10-08 @ WAS W, 21-17 3 2 rush Gene Roberts 2 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
6 1950-10-08 @ WAS W, 21-17 4 39 pass Gene Roberts 39 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
7 1950-10-15 PIT L, 6-17 3 33 pass Joe Scott 33 yard pass from Charlie Conerly
8 1950-10-22 CLE W, 17-13 3 4 rush Forrest Griffith 4 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
9 1950-10-22 CLE W, 17-13 4 2 rush Joe Scott 2 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
10 1950-11-05 WAS W, 24-21 1 36 pass Bob McChesney 36 yard pass from Travis Tidwell (Ray Poole kick)
11 1950-11-05 WAS W, 24-21 3 1 rush Travis Tidwell 1 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
12 1950-11-05 WAS W, 24-21 4 26 pass Bill Swiacki 26 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
13 1950-11-12 CRD W, 51-21 2 13 rush Joe Scott 13 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
14 1950-11-12 CRD W, 51-21 2 62 rush Gene Roberts 62 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
15 1950-11-12 CRD W, 51-21 2 fumble Dick Woodard yard fumble return (Ray Poole kick)
16 1950-11-12 CRD W, 51-21 3 38 pass Bill Swiacki 38 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
17 1950-11-12 CRD W, 51-21 3 35 rush Gene Roberts 35 yard rush
18 1950-11-12 CRD W, 51-21 4 38 pass Bob McChesney 38 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
19 1950-11-12 CRD W, 51-21 4 21 rush Jim Ostendarp 21 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
20 1950-11-19 @ BAL W, 55-20 2 1 rush Eddie Price 1 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
21 1950-11-19 @ BAL W, 55-20 3 5 pass Bob McChesney 5 yard pass from Travis Tidwell (Ray Poole kick)
22 1950-11-19 @ BAL W, 55-20 3 24 pass Bob McChesney 24 yard pass from Travis Tidwell (Ray Poole kick)
23 1950-11-19 @ BAL W, 55-20 3 1 rush Travis Tidwell 1 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
24 1950-11-19 @ BAL W, 55-20 4 6 rush Jim Ostendarp 6 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
25 1950-11-19 @ BAL W, 55-20 4 11 rush Eddie Price 11 yard rush
26 1950-11-19 @ BAL W, 55-20 4 1 rush Randy Clay 1 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
27 1950-11-19 @ BAL W, 55-20 4 1 rush Bob Jackson 1 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
28 1950-11-26 PHI W, 7-3 1 15 rush Randy Clay 15 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
29 1950-12-03 NYY W, 51-7 1 5 rush Eddie Price 5 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
30 1950-12-03 NYY W, 51-7 1 23 pass Bill Swiacki 23 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
31 1950-12-03 NYY W, 51-7 2 10 pass Bob McChesney 10 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
32 1950-12-03 NYY W, 51-7 3 2 rush Gene Roberts 2 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
33 1950-12-03 NYY W, 51-7 3 2 rush Charlie Conerly 2 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
34 1950-12-03 NYY W, 51-7 4 57 rush Bob Jackson 57 yard rush
35 1950-12-03 NYY W, 51-7 4 13 pass Kelley Mote 13 yard pass from Travis Tidwell (Ray Poole kick)
36 1950-12-10 @ PHI W, 9-7 1 5 pass Bob McChesney 5 yard pass from Charlie Conerly

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1950-09-17 @ PIT L, 7-18 3 1 rush Jerry Shipkey 1 yard rush (Joe Geri kick)
2 1950-10-08 @ WAS L, 17-21 1 1 rush Harry Gilmer 1 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
3 1950-10-08 @ WAS L, 17-21 2 4 pass Bill Dudley 4 yard pass from Harry Gilmer (Bill Dudley kick)
4 1950-10-15 PIT W, 17-6 1 58 pass Elbie Nickel 58 yard pass from Joe Geri (Joe Geri kick)
5 1950-10-15 PIT W, 17-6 4 1 rush Jerry Shipkey 1 yard rush (Joe Geri kick)
6 1950-10-22 CLE L, 13-17 2 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
7 1950-10-29 @ CRD W, 17-3 3 31 pass Bob Shaw 31 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Vinnie Yablonski kick)
8 1950-10-29 @ CRD W, 17-3 3 15 rush Vinnie Yablonski 15 yard rush (Vinnie Yablonski kick)
9 1950-11-05 WAS L, 21-24 2 8 pass Charlie Justice 8 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bill Dudley kick)
10 1950-11-05 WAS L, 21-24 3 1 rush Rob Goode 1 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
11 1950-11-05 WAS L, 21-24 3 8 rush Chuck Drazenovich 8 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
12 1950-11-12 CRD L, 21-51 2 18 pass Charlie Trippi 18 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Pat Harder kick)
13 1950-11-12 CRD L, 21-51 3 34 pass Fran Polsfoot 34 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Pat Harder kick)
14 1950-11-12 CRD L, 21-51 4 17 pass Bob Shaw 17 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Pat Harder kick)
15 1950-11-19 @ BAL L, 20-55 1 50 rush Joel Williams 50 yard rush
16 1950-11-19 @ BAL L, 20-55 2 35 pass Billy Stone 35 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Veto Kissell kick)
17 1950-11-19 @ BAL L, 20-55 2 15 pass Hal Crisler 15 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Veto Kissell kick)
18 1950-12-03 NYY L, 7-51 4 13 pass Dan Edwards 13 yard pass from John Rauch (Chet Adams kick)
19 1950-12-10 @ PHI L, 7-9 2 36 pass Jim Parmer 36 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)