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1952 New York Giants

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7-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFL American Division  · 1952 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.8, Offense: -2.9, Defense: 2.1, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 234 points (19.5/g), 10th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 231 points (19.2/g), 5th.
 Differential of 3 points (0.2/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 6.1-5.9.

Coach: Steve Owen (7-5-0)

Stadium: Polo Grounds
 Training Camp: Gustavus-Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minnesota)

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 234 3028 762 4.0 36 14 11 155 121 280 1392 16 22 4.4 66 442 1636 11 3.7 78
Team Defense 231 3481 783 4.4 45 17 7 189 162 337 2178 18 28 5.7 110 404 1303 8 3.2 72
Lg Rank Offense 10 10 1 4 12 12 10 9 3 10 3 7 7 6
Lg Rank Defense 5 8 5 9 5 5 11 8 3 9 2 2 1 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 28 boxscore W 1-0 @ Dallas Texans 24 6 17 337 78 259 1 16 206 74 132 1
2 Sat October 4 boxscore W 2-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 31 7 15 316 108 208 2 13 290 161 129 6
3 Sun October 12 boxscore W 3-0 @ Cleveland Browns 17 9 12 287 86 201 3 10 211 190 21 1
4 Sun October 19 boxscore L 3-1 Chicago Cardinals 23 24 10 238 146 92 3 17 316 161 155 3
5 Sun October 26 boxscore L 3-2 Philadelphia Eagles 10 14 12 109 55 54 15 225 120 105 1
6 Sun November 2 boxscore W 4-2 @ Chicago Cardinals 28 6 9 258 108 150 3 17 311 147 164 10
7 Sun November 9 boxscore W 5-2 San Francisco 49ers 23 14 17 347 158 189 2 16 340 303 37 6
8 Sun November 16 boxscore L 5-3 Green Bay Packers 3 17 13 186 47 139 5 9 121 31 90 1
9 Sun November 23 boxscore W 6-3 @ Washington Redskins 14 10 15 291 132 159 2 18 297 189 108 4
10 Sun November 30 boxscore L 6-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7 63 8 162 147 15 9 20 415 292 123 5
11 Sun December 7 boxscore L 6-5 Washington Redskins 17 27 9 202 102 100 6 16 365 238 127 3
12 Sun December 14 boxscore W 7-5 Cleveland Browns 37 34 18 295 225 70 22 384 272 112 4

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 31 QB 11 11 7-4-0 82 169 48.5% 1090 13 7.7 10 5.9 70 6.4 5.3 13.3 99.1 70.4 0 0
47 Fred Benners 22 6 0 25 58 43.1% 320 0 0.0 5 8.6 35 5.5 1.6 12.8 53.3 25.1 0 0
49 Tom Landry 28 LDH/P 12 0 0-1-0 11 47 23.4% 172 1 2.1 7 14.9 70 3.7 -2.6 15.6 14.3 9.8 0 0
44 Kyle Rote 24 LH 12 0 2 4 50.0% 113 1 25.0 0 0.0 72 28.3 33.3 56.5 9.4 135.4 0 0
16 Frank Gifford 22 10 0 1 2 50.0% 18 1 50.0 0 0.0 18 9.0 19.0 18.0 1.8 120.8 0 0
Team Total 25.8 12 7-5-0 121 280 43.2% 1713 16 5.7 22 7.9 72 6.1 3.7 14.2 142.8 49.9 0 0
Opp Total 12 162 337 48.1% 2514 18 5.3 28 8.3 7.5 4.79 15.5 209.5 56.4 42 336 5.7 3.4 11.1

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*+ 27 FB 11 0 183 748 5 75 4.1 68.0 16.6 11 36 3.3 0 14 1.0 3.3 784 5 3
44 Kyle Rote 24 LH 12 0 103 421 2 52 4.1 35.1 8.6 21 240 11.4 2 26 1.8 20.0 661 4 3
30 Joe Scott 26 8 0 38 107 3 30 2.8 13.4 4.8 14 251 17.9 1 35 1.8 31.4 358 4 4
16 Frank Gifford 22 10 0 38 116 0 15 3.1 11.6 3.8 5 36 7.2 0 11 0.5 3.6 152 0 3
42 Charlie Conerly 31 QB 11 11 27 115 0 33 4.3 10.5 2.5 115 0 1
87 Bob Wilkinson 25 7 0 26 26 0 7 1.0 3.7 3.7 6 148 24.7 2 70 0.9 21.1 174 2 1
12 John Amberg 23 12 0 7 27 0 9 3.9 2.3 0.6 3 40 13.3 0 18 0.3 3.3 67 0 0
49 Tom Landry 28 LDH/P 12 0 7 40 1 8 5.7 3.3 0.6 40 1 5
20 George Thomas 24 RH 7 0 6 18 0 11 3.0 2.6 0.9 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 1.1 26 0 0
47 Fred Benners 22 6 0 5 16 0 8 3.2 2.7 0.8 16 0 1
88 Bob McChesney 26 LE 12 0 2 2 0 2 1.0 0.2 0.2 21 430 20.5 6 72 1.8 35.8 432 6 0
81 Bill Stribling 25 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 399 15.3 5 55 2.2 33.3 399 5 1
89 Bob Hudson 22 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 40 10.0 0 19 0.3 3.3 40 0 0
80 Kelley Mote 29 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 45 11.3 0 19 0.3 3.8 45 0 0
21 Joe Sulaitis 31 LLB 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 31 7.8 0 16 0.3 2.6 31 0 0
79 Tex Coulter* 28 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.8 9 0 0
Team Total 25.8 12 442 1636 11 75 3.7 136.3 36.8 121 1713 14.2 16 72 10.1 142.8 3349 27 27
Opp Total 12 404 1303 8 3.2 108.6 33.7 162 2178 13.4 18 13.5 181.5 3481 26 35

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*+ 28 KR/LS/PR 12 0 30 411 0 60 13.7 15 364 0 39 24.3 775
49 Tom Landry 28 LDH/P 12 0 10 88 0 24 8.8 1 20 0 20 20.0 148
30 Joe Scott 26 8 0 7 190 0 52 27.1 548
44 Kyle Rote 24 LH 12 0 6 110 0 26 18.3 771
16 Frank Gifford 22 10 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 4 124 0 61 31.0 279
21 Joe Sulaitis 31 LLB 12 0 4 91 0 45 22.8 122
88 Bob McChesney 26 LE 12 0 3 28 0 12 9.3 460
83 Bud Sherrod 25 11 0 2 33 0 18 16.5 33
67 George Kennard 24 RG 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
31 Eddie Price*+ 27 FB 11 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 805
81 Bill Stribling 25 RE 12 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 410
65 Ray Beck 21 LG 12 0 0 7 0 7 7
Team Total 25.8 12 41 502 0 60 12.2 45 999 0 61 22.2 4850
Opp Total 12 52 1611 2 31.0 49 957 0 19.5

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 28 LDH/P 12 0 82 3363 61 1 41.0
82 Ray Poole 31 K/RDE 12 0 17 10 58.8%% 27 26 96.3%%
42 Charlie Conerly 31 QB 11 11 2 2 100.0%%
Team Total 25.8 12 17 10 58.8%% 29 28 96.6%% 82 3363 61 1 41.0
Opp Total 12 19 8 42.1%% 30 27 90.0%% 84 3385 40.3

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
45 Emlen Tunnell*+ 28 KR/LS/PR 12 0 7 149 0 40 0 0 4 6 3 0
49 Tom Landry 28 LDH/P 12 0 8 99 1 30 0 0 5 3 3 0
16 Frank Gifford 22 10 0 1 46 0 46 0 0 3 1 0 0
30 Joe Scott 26 8 0 0 4 1 0 0
52 John Cannady* 29 RLB 12 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
38 Don Menasco 23 RS 12 0 4 5 0 5 0
31 Eddie Price*+ 27 FB 11 0 0 3 1 2 0
75 Bill Albright 23 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
12 John Amberg 23 12 0 2 18 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
67 George Kennard 24 RG 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
82 Ray Poole 31 K/RDE 12 0 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 0
44 Kyle Rote 24 LH 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
47 Fred Benners 22 6 0 0 1 1 0 0
86 Jim Duncan 27 LDE 12 0 2 24 0 24 0
70 Ray Krouse 25 RDT 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
42 Charlie Conerly 31 QB 11 11 0 1 0 0 0
66 Hal Mitchell 22 LT 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
71 Robert Patton 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 John Rapacz 28 C 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Harmon Rowe 29 RDH 12 0 1 22 0 22 0
83 Bud Sherrod 25 11 0 0 0 1 67 0
81 Bill Stribling 25 RE 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
73 Arnie Weinmeister*+ 29 LDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
87 Bob Wilkinson 25 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.8 12 28 371 1 46 0 0 27 30 75 0 1
Opp Total 12 40 35 18

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 31 K/RDE 12 0 26 10 56
88 Bob McChesney 26 LE 12 0 6 6 36
31 Eddie Price*+ 27 FB 11 0 5 5 30
81 Bill Stribling 25 RE 12 0 5 5 30
44 Kyle Rote 24 LH 12 0 2 2 4 24
30 Joe Scott 26 8 0 3 1 4 24
49 Tom Landry 28 LDH/P 12 0 1 1 2 12
87 Bob Wilkinson 25 7 0 2 2 12
83 Bud Sherrod 25 11 0 1 1 6
42 Charlie Conerly 31 QB 11 11 2 2
73 Arnie Weinmeister*+ 29 LDT 12 0 1 2
Team Total 25.8 12 11 16 1 1 29 28 10 1 234
Opp Total 12 8 18 2 27 8 231

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1952-09-28 @ DTX W, 24-6 1 26 pass Bob McChesney 26 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
2 1952-09-28 @ DTX W, 24-6 3 24 rush Eddie Price 24 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
3 1952-09-28 @ DTX W, 24-6 4 52 rush Kyle Rote 52 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
4 1952-10-04 @ PHI W, 31-7 1 18 pass Bob McChesney 18 yard pass from Frank Gifford (Ray Poole kick)
5 1952-10-04 @ PHI W, 31-7 2 30 rush Joe Scott 30 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
6 1952-10-04 @ PHI W, 31-7 2 20 pass Bill Stribling 20 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
7 1952-10-04 @ PHI W, 31-7 3 10 rush Joe Scott 10 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
8 1952-10-12 @ CLE W, 17-9 2 70 pass Bob Wilkinson 70 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
9 1952-10-12 @ CLE W, 17-9 4 30 interception Tom Landry 30 yard interception return (Ray Poole kick)
10 1952-10-19 CRD L, 23-24 1 15 pass Bob McChesney 15 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
11 1952-10-19 CRD L, 23-24 2 34 pass Bob McChesney 34 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
12 1952-10-19 CRD L, 23-24 3 18 pass Kyle Rote 18 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Charlie Conerly run)
13 1952-10-26 PHI L, 10-14 3 fumble Bud Sherrod yard fumble return (Ray Poole kick)
14 1952-11-02 @ CRD W, 28-6 1 75 rush Eddie Price 75 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
15 1952-11-02 @ CRD W, 28-6 2 3 rush Eddie Price 3 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
16 1952-11-02 @ CRD W, 28-6 2 52 pass Bill Stribling 52 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
17 1952-11-02 @ CRD W, 28-6 4 39 pass Bob McChesney 39 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
18 1952-11-09 SFO W, 23-14 2 22 pass Bill Stribling 22 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
19 1952-11-09 SFO W, 23-14 3 1 rush Eddie Price 1 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
20 1952-11-23 @ WAS W, 14-10 3 3 rush Kyle Rote 3 yard rush (Charlie Conerly run)
21 1952-11-23 @ WAS W, 14-10 4 14 rush Eddie Price 14 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
22 1952-11-30 @ PIT L, 7-63 3 55 pass Bill Stribling 55 yard pass from Tom Landry (Ray Poole kick)
23 1952-12-07 WAS L, 17-27 2 7 rush Tom Landry 7 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
24 1952-12-07 WAS L, 17-27 3 72 pass Bob McChesney 72 yard pass from Kyle Rote (Ray Poole kick)
25 1952-12-14 CLE W, 37-34 1 17 pass Bill Stribling 17 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
26 1952-12-14 CLE W, 37-34 2 1 rush Joe Scott 1 yard rush
27 1952-12-14 CLE W, 37-34 3 16 pass Kyle Rote 16 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
28 1952-12-14 CLE W, 37-34 3 31 pass Joe Scott 31 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
29 1952-12-14 CLE W, 37-34 3 22 pass Bob Wilkinson 22 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1952-09-28 @ DTX L, 6-24 1 22 pass Buddy Young 22 yard pass from George Taliaferro
2 1952-10-04 @ PHI L, 7-31 1 71 rush John Brewer 71 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
3 1952-10-19 CRD W, 24-23 2 56 pass Billy Cross 56 yard pass from Charlie Trippi (Joe Geri kick)
4 1952-10-19 CRD W, 24-23 2 1 rush Charlie Trippi 1 yard rush (Joe Geri kick)
5 1952-10-19 CRD W, 24-23 4 6 rush Ollie Matson 6 yard rush (Joe Geri kick)
6 1952-10-26 PHI W, 14-10 2 52 punt Bibbles Bawel 52 yard punt return (Bobby Walston kick)
7 1952-10-26 PHI W, 14-10 2 19 pass Bobby Walston 19 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
8 1952-11-02 @ CRD L, 6-28 1 22 pass Cliff Anderson 22 yard pass from Charlie Trippi
9 1952-11-09 SFO L, 14-23 1 49 pass Gordie Soltau 49 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
10 1952-11-09 SFO L, 14-23 4 6 pass Billy Wilson 6 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
11 1952-11-16 GNB W, 17-3 2 1 rush Babe Parilli 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
12 1952-11-16 GNB W, 17-3 3 2 pass Bob Mann 2 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Fred Cone kick)
13 1952-11-23 @ WAS L, 10-14 3 3 rush Leon Heath 3 yard rush (George Buksar kick)
14 1952-11-30 @ PIT W, 63-7 1 91 kickoff Lynn Chandnois 91 yard kickoff return (Gary Kerkorian kick)
15 1952-11-30 @ PIT W, 63-7 1 5 rush Lynn Chandnois 5 yard rush (Gary Kerkorian kick)
16 1952-11-30 @ PIT W, 63-7 2 21 pass Elbie Nickel 21 yard pass from Jim Finks (Gary Kerkorian kick)
17 1952-11-30 @ PIT W, 63-7 2 42 pass Ray Mathews 42 yard pass from Jim Finks (Gary Kerkorian kick)
18 1952-11-30 @ PIT W, 63-7 3 25 pass Dick Hensley 25 yard pass from Jim Finks (Gary Kerkorian kick)
19 1952-11-30 @ PIT W, 63-7 4 60 pass Dick Hensley 60 yard pass from Jim Finks (Gary Kerkorian kick)
20 1952-11-30 @ PIT W, 63-7 4 3 blocked punt George Hays 3 yard blocked punt return (Ray Mathews kick)
21 1952-11-30 @ PIT W, 63-7 4 20 pass Jack Butler 20 yard pass from Gary Kerkorian (Gary Kerkorian kick)
22 1952-11-30 @ PIT W, 63-7 4 3 rush Ed Modzelewski 3 yard rush (Gary Kerkorian kick)
23 1952-12-07 WAS W, 27-17 2 65 pass Hugh Taylor 65 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (George Buksar kick)
24 1952-12-07 WAS W, 27-17 2 50 pass Hugh Taylor 50 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron
25 1952-12-07 WAS W, 27-17 3 13 pass Johnny Papit 13 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (George Buksar kick)
26 1952-12-07 WAS W, 27-17 4 26 pass Hugh Taylor 26 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (George Buksar kick)
27 1952-12-14 CLE L, 34-37 1 11 rush Chick Jagade 11 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
28 1952-12-14 CLE L, 34-37 3 pass Dante Lavelli yard pass from Otto Graham (Bob Gain kick)
29 1952-12-14 CLE L, 34-37 4 47 pass Chick Jagade 47 yard pass from Otto Graham (Bob Gain kick)
30 1952-12-14 CLE L, 34-37 4 5 rush Ken Carpenter 5 yard rush (Bob Gain kick)