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1953 New York Giants

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3-9-0, Finished 5th in NFL East Division  · 1953 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.5, Offense: -5.2, Defense: -0.3, SoS: 2.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 179 points (14.9/g), 12th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 277 points (23.1/g), 9th.
 Differential of -98 points (-8.2/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 3.1-8.9.

Coach: Steve Owen (3-9-0)

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
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 179 2760 777 3.6 43 9 13 166 158 345 1711 16 34 4.5 87 398 1049 6 2.6 66
Team Defense 277 3741 775 4.8 37 14 9 189 173 368 2381 20 23 6.1 99 385 1360 12 3.5 81
Lg Rank Offense 12 11 6 1 11 6 9 5 11 8 8 12 12 12
Lg Rank Defense 9 8 9 9 3 9 12 10 9 8 5 3 6 3

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 27 boxscore L 0-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 7 21 13 192 88 104 3 16 334 186 148 3
2 Sat October 3 boxscore L 0-2 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 14 24 8 205 156 49 5 14 208 102 106 2
3 Sun October 11 boxscore L 0-3 @ Washington Redskins 9 13 11 139 37 102 7 14 309 94 215 4
4 Sun October 18 boxscore W 1-3 Chicago Cardinals 21 7 10 219 155 64 3 14 155 156 -1 4
5 Sun October 25 boxscore L 1-4 Cleveland Browns 0 7 8 133 66 67 3 12 178 9 169 2
6 Sun November 1 boxscore W 2-4 @ Chicago Cardinals 23 20 9 228 110 118 5 19 311 249 62 6
7 Sun November 8 boxscore L 2-5 @ Philadelphia Eagles 7 30 10 92 28 64 3 21 514 460 54 2
8 Sun November 15 boxscore L 2-6 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 14 18 323 216 107 2 8 247 142 105 1
9 Sun November 22 boxscore L 2-7 Washington Redskins 21 24 25 371 211 160 3 17 253 178 75 3
10 Sun November 29 boxscore W 3-7 Philadelphia Eagles 37 28 20 307 230 77 18 383 209 174 7
11 Sun December 6 boxscore L 3-8 @ Cleveland Browns 14 62 16 283 209 74 4 20 495 389 106 1
12 Sun December 13 boxscore L 3-9 Detroit Lions 16 27 18 268 205 63 5 16 354 207 147 2

Passing

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
42 Charlie Conerly 32 QB 12 11 3-8-0 143 303 47.2 1711 13 4.3 25 8.3 60 5.6 2.8 12.0 142.6 44.9 0 0
20 Bill Mackrides 28 3 0 6 15 40.0 53 1 6.7 3 20.0 0 3.5 -4.1 8.8 17.7 32.8 0 0
17 Arnie Galiffa 26 qb 3 1 0-1-0 4 13 30.8 129 1 7.7 5 38.5 75 9.9 -5.8 32.3 43.0 55.1 0 0
44 Kyle Rote* 25 9 0 2 8 25.0 45 0 0.0 1 12.5 23 5.6 0.0 22.5 5.0 10.9 0 0
16 Frank Gifford* 23 LDH 12 0 3 6 50.0 47 1 16.7 0 0.0 21 7.8 11.2 15.7 3.9 116.0 0 0
Team Total 25.6 12 3-9-0 158 345 45.8 1985 16 4.6 34 9.9 75 5.8 2.2 12.6 165.4 40.1 0 0
Opp Total 12 173 368 47.0 2558 20 5.4 23 6.3 7.0 5.23 14.8 213.2 62.3 22 177 6.1 4.5 5.6

Rushing & Receiving

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
24 Sonny Grandelius 24 LH 12 0 108 278 1 31 2.6 23.2 9.0 15 80 5.3 0 26 1.3 6.7 358 1 3
31 Eddie Price 28 FB 12 0 101 206 2 15 2.0 17.2 8.4 26 233 9.0 1 31 2.2 19.4 439 3 4
44 Kyle Rote* 25 9 0 63 213 1 18 3.4 23.7 7.0 26 440 16.9 5 75 2.9 48.9 653 6 0
16 Frank Gifford* 23 LDH 12 0 50 157 2 15 3.1 13.1 4.2 18 292 16.2 4 49 1.5 24.3 449 6 2
42 Charlie Conerly 32 QB 12 11 24 91 0 24 3.8 7.6 2.0 91 0 5
22 Buford Long 22 10 0 20 58 0 21 2.9 5.8 2.0 14 220 15.7 2 55 1.4 22.0 278 2 0
12 Randy Clay 25 K/RH 12 0 16 26 0 6 1.6 2.2 1.3 5 51 10.2 1 33 0.4 4.3 77 1 0
34 Butch Avinger 25 12 0 5 6 0 5 1.2 0.5 0.4 2 8 4.0 0 4 0.2 0.7 14 0 1
35 Merwin Hodel 22 2 0 5 11 0 6 2.2 5.5 2.5 2 -15 -7.5 0 0 1.0 -7.5 -4 0 1
17 Arnie Galiffa 26 qb 3 1 5 1 0 7 0.2 0.3 1.7 1 0 1
20 Bill Mackrides 28 3 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.7 0.3 2 0 0
80 Ray Pelfrey 25 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 233 13.7 3 60 1.4 19.4 233 3 1
82 Cliff Anderson 24 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 258 16.1 0 32 2.0 32.3 258 0 0
81 Bill Stribling 26 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 175 10.9 0 19 1.3 14.6 175 0 0
30 Joe Scott 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.3 3.3 10 0 0
Team Total 25.6 12 398 1049 6 31 2.6 87.4 33.2 158 1985 12.6 16 75 13.2 165.4 3034 22 19
Opp Total 12 385 1360 12 3.5 113.3 32.1 173 2381 13.8 20 14.4 198.4 3741 32 32

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
45 Emlen Tunnell* 29 KR/LS/PR 12 0 38 223 0 37 5.9 17 479 0 86 28.2 702
16 Frank Gifford* 23 LDH 12 0 16 106 0 40 6.6 13 327 0 55 25.2 882
22 Buford Long 22 10 0 7 198 0 36 28.3 476
49 Tom Landry 29 P/RS 12 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 2 38 0 23 19.0 43
12 Randy Clay 25 K/RH 12 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 97
21 Joe Sulaitis 32 RDE 12 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
Team Total 25.6 12 55 334 0 40 6.1 41 1077 0 86 26.3 4445
Opp Total 12 69 1752 0 25.4 36 705 1 19.6

Kicking & Punting

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
49 Tom Landry 29 P/RS 12 0 44 1772 60 0 40.3
34 Butch Avinger 25 12 0 42 1597 69 1 38.0
12 Randy Clay 25 K/RH 12 0 7 2 28.6% 22 20 90.9%
16 Frank Gifford* 23 LDH 12 0 5 1 20.0% 2 2 100.0%
Team Total 25.6 12 12 3 25.0% 24 22 91.7% 86 3369 69 1 39.2
Opp Total 12 20 9 45.0% 35 34 97.1% 72 3080 42.8

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
42 Charlie Conerly 32 QB 12 11 0 5 2 0 0
16 Frank Gifford* 23 LDH 12 0 1 66 1 50 0 0 2 3 0 0
45 Emlen Tunnell* 29 KR/LS/PR 12 0 6 117 0 44 0
24 Sonny Grandelius 24 LH 12 0 0 3 2 0 0
49 Tom Landry 29 P/RS 12 0 3 55 0 30 0 0 1 1 0 0
22 Buford Long 22 10 0 3 59 0 26 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
31 Eddie Price 28 FB 12 0 0 4 1 0 0
86 Jim Duncan 28 LDE 11 0 3 39 0 31 0 0 0 1 0 0
73 Arnie Weinmeister*+ 30 LDT 12 0 0 0 4 0 0
12 Randy Clay 25 K/RH 12 0 2 22 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Butch Avinger 25 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
52 John Cannady 30 LLB 12 0 1 33 0 33 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Joe Sulaitis 32 RDE 12 0 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Bill Albright 24 MG 12 0 0 0 1 16 1
79 Rosey Brown 21 LT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
17 Arnie Galiffa 26 qb 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
35 Merwin Hodel 22 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
38 Don Menasco 24 RDH 8 0 1 5 0 5 0
80 Ray Pelfrey 25 LE 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
63 Bob Peviani 22 RLB 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 Jack Stroud 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
55 Ray Wietecha 25 12 0 1 0 0 0 0
51 Dick Woodard 27 12 0 1 10 0 10 0
Team Total 25.6 12 23 412 1 50 0 0 19 24 16 1 1
Opp Total 12 34 32 18

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
16 Frank Gifford* 23 LDH 12 0 2 4 1 7 2 1 47
44 Kyle Rote* 25 9 0 1 5 6 36
12 Randy Clay 25 K/RH 12 0 1 1 20 2 32
80 Ray Pelfrey 25 LE 12 0 3 3 18
31 Eddie Price 28 FB 12 0 2 1 3 18
22 Buford Long 22 10 0 2 2 1 14
75 Bill Albright 24 MG 12 0 1 1 6
24 Sonny Grandelius 24 LH 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.6 12 6 16 1 1 24 22 3 2 177
Opp Total 12 12 20 1 2 1 34 9 277