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1955 New York Giants

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6-5-1, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1955 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.8, Offense: 2.9, Defense: 3.0, SoS: 2.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 267 points (22.2/g), 3rd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 223 points (18.6/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 44 points (3.7/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 7.3-4.7.

Coach: Jim Lee Howell (6-5-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Vince Lombardi
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Landry

Stadium: Polo Grounds
 Training Camp: Willamette University (Salem, Oregon)

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 267 3453 719 4.8 31 16 11 189 137 292 1760 17 15 5.8 86 414 1693 12 4.1 92
Team Defense 223 3808 813 4.7 39 16 13 209 181 373 2367 16 23 6.0 119 418 1441 10 3.4 77
Lg Rank Offense 3 10 4 3 11 8 9 3 2 6 9 8 7 6
Lg Rank Defense 3 5 6 7 6 12 12 7 5 8 4 3 2 3

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 24 boxscore L 0-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 17 27 12 192 57 135 3 17 402 252 150 4
2 Sun October 2 boxscore L 0-2 @ Chicago Cardinals 17 28 21 365 120 245 6 9 353 201 152 5
3 Sun October 9 boxscore L 0-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 23 30 11 290 225 65 3 26 459 297 162 4
4 Sun October 16 boxscore W 1-3 Chicago Cardinals 10 0 9 215 48 167 3 10 134 22 112 4
5 Sun October 23 boxscore L 1-4 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 19 16 284 189 95 2 22 359 212 147
6 Sun October 30 boxscore W 2-4 Washington Redskins 35 7 12 273 143 130 2 17 392 203 189 5
7 Sun November 6 boxscore L 2-5 @ Cleveland Browns 14 24 17 332 222 110 4 17 317 195 122 4
8 Sun November 13 boxscore W 3-5 Baltimore Colts 17 7 19 336 140 196 18 306 173 133 1
9 Sun November 20 boxscore W 4-5 Philadelphia Eagles 31 7 15 278 160 118 1 14 143 101 42 7
10 Sun November 27 boxscore T 4-5-1 Cleveland Browns 35 35 21 375 228 147 4 25 395 289 106 1
11 Sun December 4 boxscore W 5-5-1 @ Washington Redskins 27 20 19 265 131 134 2 15 234 183 51 3
12 Sun December 11 boxscore W 6-5-1 @ Detroit Lions 24 19 17 248 97 151 1 19 314 239 75 2

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 34 QB 12 4 1-3-0 98 202 48.5% 1310 13 6.4 13 6.4 71 6.5 4.9 13.4 109.2 64.2 0 0
11 Don Heinrich 25 qb 10 8 5-2-1 31 67 46.3% 413 2 3.0 2 3.0 37 6.2 5.4 13.3 41.3 63.8 0 0
12 Bob Clatterbuck 23 3 0 6 16 37.5% 46 0 0.0 0 0.0 14 2.9 2.9 7.7 15.3 45.8 0 0
16 Frank Gifford*+ 25 LH 11 0 2 6 33.3% 96 2 33.3 0 0.0 71 16.0 22.7 48.0 8.7 121.5 0 0
44 Kyle Rote* 27 12 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 26.0 12 6-5-1 137 292 46.9% 1865 17 5.8 15 5.1 71 6.4 5.2 13.6 155.4 65.8 0 0
Opp Total 12 181 373 48.5% 2543 16 4.3 23 6.2 6.8 4.90 14.0 211.9 59.5 22 176 6.0 4.2 5.6

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
29 Alex Webster 24 RH 12 0 128 634 5 71 5.0 52.8 10.7 22 269 12.2 1 48 1.8 22.4 903 6 3
35 Bobby Epps 23 FB 9 0 95 375 2 24 3.9 41.7 10.6 5 8 1.6 0 5 0.6 0.9 383 2 1
16 Frank Gifford*+ 25 LH 11 0 86 351 3 49 4.1 31.9 7.8 33 437 13.2 4 54 3.0 39.7 788 7 5
33 Mel Triplett 24 12 0 34 138 0 19 4.1 11.5 2.8 3 9 3.0 0 12 0.3 0.8 147 0 3
31 Eddie Price 30 6 0 30 109 0 29 3.6 18.2 5.0 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.2 0.3 111 0 1
42 Charlie Conerly 34 QB 12 4 12 10 0 12 0.8 0.8 1.0 10 0 4
44 Kyle Rote* 27 12 0 10 46 0 14 4.6 3.8 0.8 31 580 18.7 8 71 2.6 48.3 626 8 1
48 Joe Heap 24 KR 12 0 8 29 0 16 3.6 2.4 0.7 29 0 1
11 Don Heinrich 25 qb 10 8 7 4 2 5 0.6 0.4 0.7 4 2 1
22 Larrye Weaver 24 6 0 3 0 0 2 0.0 0.0 0.5 0 0 0
12 Bob Clatterbuck 23 3 0 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -1.0 0.3 -3 0 1
85 Bob Schnelker 27 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 326 13.0 2 31 2.1 27.2 326 2 1
80 Ken MacAfee 26 RE 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 170 15.5 1 40 1.4 21.3 170 1 0
22 Buford Long 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 64 10.7 1 34 1.5 16.0 64 1 0
Team Total 26.0 12 414 1693 12 71 4.1 141.1 34.5 137 1865 13.6 17 71 11.4 155.4 3558 29 25
Opp Total 12 418 1441 10 3.4 120.1 34.8 181 2367 13.1 16 15.1 197.3 3808 26 34

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*+ 31 LS/PR 12 0 25 98 1 66 3.9 98
48 Joe Heap 24 KR 12 0 8 63 0 28 7.9 12 230 0 35 19.2 322
20 Jimmy Patton 22 11 0 3 69 1 69 23.0 5 229 1 98 45.8 298
22 Buford Long 24 4 0 6 172 0 31 28.7 236
16 Frank Gifford*+ 25 LH 11 0 5 114 0 62 22.8 902
67 George Kennard 27 12 0 3 36 0 14 12.0 36
33 Mel Triplett 24 12 0 3 47 0 20 15.7 194
78 Walt Yowarsky 27 LDE 10 0 3 0 0 0 0.0 0
79 Rosey Brown* 23 LT 12 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
62 Stan West 29 MG 11 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
Team Total 26.0 12 36 230 2 69 6.4 39 848 1 98 21.7 4636
Opp Total 12 52 1745 0 33.6 54 1370 2 25.4

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 31 LDH/P 12 0 75 3022 69 1 40.3
8 Ben Agajanian 36 K 12 0 15 10 66.7%% 33 32 97.0%%
42 Charlie Conerly 34 QB 12 4 1 1 100.0%%
Team Total 26.0 12 15 10 66.7%% 34 33 97.1%% 75 3022 69 1 40.3
Opp Total 12 20 5 25.0%% 30 26 86.7%% 64 2643 41.3

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
27 Herb Rich 27 RS 11 0 6 61 0 53 0 0 0 3 0 0
45 Emlen Tunnell*+ 31 LS/PR 12 0 7 76 0 26 0 0 1 1 0 0
42 Charlie Conerly 34 QB 12 4 0 4 3 0 0
16 Frank Gifford*+ 25 LH 11 0 0 5 0 0 0
34 Pat Knight 26 RLB 8 0 2 29 0 18 0 0 0 1 0 0
49 Tom Landry 31 LDH/P 12 0 2 14 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Bill Svoboda 27 LLB 12 0 1 24 0 18 0 0 0 2 0 0
33 Mel Triplett 24 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
29 Alex Webster 24 RH 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
12 Bob Clatterbuck 23 3 0 0 1 1 0 0
35 Bobby Epps 23 FB 9 0 0 1 1 0 0
76 Rosey Grier 23 RDE 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
67 George Kennard 27 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
89 Cliff Livingston 25 4 0 0 0 2 0 1
25 Dick Nolan 23 RDH 10 0 1 20 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Bob Schnelker 27 LE 12 0 0 1 1 0 1
84 Harland Svare 25 12 0 2 19 0 19 0
62 Stan West 29 MG 11 0 0 0 2 6 0
61 Ray Beck 24 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 Rosey Brown* 23 LT 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
65 Russ Carroccio 24 5 0 1 7 0 7 0
48 Joe Heap 24 KR 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
11 Don Heinrich 25 qb 10 8 0 1 0 0 0
22 Buford Long 24 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
20 Jimmy Patton 22 11 0 1 0 0 0 0
31 Eddie Price 30 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
44 Kyle Rote* 27 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
78 Walt Yowarsky 27 LDE 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.0 12 23 250 0 53 0 0 25 25 6 2
Opp Total 12 13 34 18 1

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
8 Ben Agajanian 36 K 12 0 32 10 62
44 Kyle Rote* 27 12 0 8 8 48
16 Frank Gifford*+ 25 LH 11 0 3 4 7 42
29 Alex Webster 24 RH 12 0 5 1 6 36
85 Bob Schnelker 27 LE 12 0 2 1 3 18
35 Bobby Epps 23 FB 9 0 2 2 12
11 Don Heinrich 25 qb 10 8 2 2 12
20 Jimmy Patton 22 11 0 1 1 2 12
89 Cliff Livingston 25 4 0 1 1 6
22 Buford Long 24 4 0 1 1 6
80 Ken MacAfee 26 RE 8 0 1 1 6
45 Emlen Tunnell*+ 31 LS/PR 12 0 1 1 6
42 Charlie Conerly 34 QB 12 4 1 1
Team Total 26.0 12 12 17 2 1 2 34 33 10 267
Opp Total 12 10 16 2 2 26 5 1 223

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1955-09-24 @ PHI L, 17-27 1 31 pass Frank Gifford 31 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
2 1955-09-24 @ PHI L, 17-27 2 fumble Cliff Livingston yard fumble return (Ben Agajanian kick)
3 1955-10-02 @ CRD L, 17-28 2 18 pass Bob Schnelker 18 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
4 1955-10-02 @ CRD L, 17-28 2 16 rush Alex Webster 16 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
5 1955-10-09 @ PIT L, 23-30 1 25 pass Kyle Rote 25 yard pass from Frank Gifford (Ben Agajanian kick)
6 1955-10-09 @ PIT L, 23-30 3 34 pass Buford Long 34 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
7 1955-10-09 @ PIT L, 23-30 4 71 pass Kyle Rote 71 yard pass from Charlie Conerly
8 1955-10-16 CRD W, 10-0 3 6 rush Frank Gifford 6 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
9 1955-10-23 PIT L, 17-19 1 5 pass Kyle Rote 5 yard pass from Don Heinrich (Ben Agajanian kick)
10 1955-10-23 PIT L, 17-19 2 16 pass Bob Schnelker 16 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
11 1955-10-30 WAS W, 35-7 1 98 kickoff Jimmy Patton 98 yard kickoff return (Ben Agajanian kick)
12 1955-10-30 WAS W, 35-7 3 52 rush Alex Webster 52 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
13 1955-10-30 WAS W, 35-7 3 42 pass Alex Webster 42 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
14 1955-10-30 WAS W, 35-7 3 36 pass Kyle Rote 36 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
15 1955-10-30 WAS W, 35-7 4 69 punt Jimmy Patton 69 yard punt return (Charlie Conerly kick)
16 1955-11-06 @ CLE L, 14-24 2 6 pass Frank Gifford 6 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
17 1955-11-06 @ CLE L, 14-24 2 71 pass Kyle Rote 71 yard pass from Frank Gifford (Ben Agajanian kick)
18 1955-11-13 BAL W, 17-7 3 2 rush Alex Webster 2 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
19 1955-11-13 BAL W, 17-7 4 28 pass Ken MacAfee 28 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
20 1955-11-20 PHI W, 31-7 1 1 rush Don Heinrich 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
21 1955-11-20 PHI W, 31-7 3 1 rush Bobby Epps 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
22 1955-11-20 PHI W, 31-7 3 66 punt Emlen Tunnell 66 yard punt return (Ben Agajanian kick)
23 1955-11-20 PHI W, 31-7 3 22 pass Kyle Rote 22 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
24 1955-11-27 CLE T, 35-35 1 1 rush Alex Webster 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
25 1955-11-27 CLE T, 35-35 2 14 rush Bobby Epps 14 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
26 1955-11-27 CLE T, 35-35 3 fumble Bob Schnelker yard fumble return (Ben Agajanian kick)
27 1955-11-27 CLE T, 35-35 4 16 pass Kyle Rote 16 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
28 1955-11-27 CLE T, 35-35 4 23 pass Frank Gifford 23 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
29 1955-12-04 @ WAS W, 27-20 1 5 rush Don Heinrich 5 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
30 1955-12-04 @ WAS W, 27-20 2 1 rush Frank Gifford 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
31 1955-12-04 @ WAS W, 27-20 4 27 pass Kyle Rote 27 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
32 1955-12-11 @ DET W, 24-19 1 6 rush Alex Webster 6 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
33 1955-12-11 @ DET W, 24-19 2 22 rush Frank Gifford 22 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
34 1955-12-11 @ DET W, 24-19 2 37 pass Frank Gifford 37 yard pass from Don Heinrich (Ben Agajanian kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1955-09-24 @ PHI W, 27-17 1 96 kickoff Jerry Norton 96 yard kickoff return (Bobby Walston kick)
2 1955-09-24 @ PHI W, 27-17 3 2 rush Jim Parmer 2 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
3 1955-09-24 @ PHI W, 27-17 4 52 pass Bill Stribling 52 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
4 1955-10-02 @ CRD W, 28-17 1 7 interception Jim Psaltis 7 yard interception return (Pat Summerall kick)
5 1955-10-02 @ CRD W, 28-17 2 51 pass Ollie Matson 51 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Pat Summerall kick)
6 1955-10-02 @ CRD W, 28-17 2 74 pass Gern Nagler 74 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Pat Summerall kick)
7 1955-10-02 @ CRD W, 28-17 4 65 rush Dave Mann 65 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
8 1955-10-09 @ PIT W, 30-23 2 13 pass Ed Bernet 13 yard pass from Jim Finks
9 1955-10-09 @ PIT W, 30-23 3 1 rush Jim Finks 1 yard rush (Art Michalik kick)
10 1955-10-09 @ PIT W, 30-23 4 1 rush Fran Rogel 1 yard rush (Art Michalik kick)
11 1955-10-09 @ PIT W, 30-23 4 23 pass Ray Mathews 23 yard pass from Jim Finks (Art Michalik kick)
12 1955-10-23 PIT W, 19-17 1 21 rush Ray Mathews 21 yard rush
13 1955-10-23 PIT W, 19-17 2 2 rush Jim Finks 2 yard rush (Art Michalik kick)
14 1955-10-23 PIT W, 19-17 3 4 rush Lynn Chandnois 4 yard rush
15 1955-10-30 WAS L, 7-35 3 48 pass Vic Janowicz 48 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Vic Janowicz kick)
16 1955-11-06 @ CLE W, 24-14 3 30 pass Ray Renfro 30 yard pass from George Ratterman (Lou Groza kick)
17 1955-11-06 @ CLE W, 24-14 4 14 pass Pete Brewster 14 yard pass from George Ratterman (Lou Groza kick)
18 1955-11-06 @ CLE W, 24-14 4 4 rush George Ratterman 4 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
19 1955-11-13 BAL L, 7-17 4 19 pass Jim Mutscheller 19 yard pass from George Shaw (Bert Rechichar kick)
20 1955-11-20 PHI L, 7-31 2 17 pass Bill Stribling 17 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
21 1955-11-27 CLE T, 35-35 2 16 pass Pete Brewster 16 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
22 1955-11-27 CLE T, 35-35 3 42 pass Ray Renfro 42 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
23 1955-11-27 CLE T, 35-35 3 41 pass Pete Brewster 41 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
24 1955-11-27 CLE T, 35-35 4 2 rush Ed Modzelewski 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
25 1955-11-27 CLE T, 35-35 4 14 interception Chuck Noll 14 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
26 1955-12-04 @ WAS L, 20-27 2 94 kickoff Joe Scudero 94 yard kickoff return (Vic Janowicz kick)
27 1955-12-04 @ WAS L, 20-27 2 28 pass Leo Elter 28 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron
28 1955-12-04 @ WAS L, 20-27 2 8 pass Ralph Thomas 8 yard pass from Ralph Guglielmi (Norb Hecker kick)
29 1955-12-11 @ DET L, 19-24 1 25 pass Doak Walker 25 yard pass from Harry Gilmer (Doak Walker kick)
30 1955-12-11 @ DET L, 19-24 4 19 rush Lew Carpenter 19 yard rush (Doak Walker kick)