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1957 New York Giants

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7-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFL East Division  · 1957 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.2, Offense: 1.4, Defense: 0.8, SoS: -1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 254 points (21.2/g), 5th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 211 points (17.6/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 43 points (3.6/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 7.3-4.7.

Coach: Jim Lee Howell (7-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Vince Lombardi
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Landry

Stadium: Yankee Stadium
 Training Camp: St. Michael's College (Winooski, Vermont)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Tim Mara
General Manager Ray Walsh
Defensive Alignment 4-3

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 254 3749 717 5.2 32 20 18 216 147 269 2100 15 12 7.6 103 441 1649 13 3.7 95
Team Defense 211 3171 693 4.6 32 14 18 174 104 226 1394 10 18 5.6 64 442 1777 12 4.0 92
Lg Rank Offense 5 4 4 12 5 9 2 5 1 2 5 7 6 9
Lg Rank Defense 3 4 7 7 3 1 3 2 6 5 9 8 6 8

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 29 boxscore L 0-1 @ Cleveland Browns 3 6 12 194 39 155 2 10 162 40 122
2 Sat October 5 boxscore W 1-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 24 20 24 376 193 183 4 6 73 16 57 2
3 Sun October 13 boxscore W 2-1 @ Washington Redskins 24 20 17 355 179 176 1 17 346 229 117 1
4 Sun October 20 boxscore W 3-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 35 0 17 340 212 128 1 10 172 118 54 4
5 Sun October 27 boxscore L 3-2 Washington Redskins 14 31 18 324 166 158 5 15 254 107 147 1
6 Sun November 3 boxscore W 4-2 @ Green Bay Packers 31 17 16 276 153 123 2 17 382 157 225 3
7 Sun November 10 boxscore W 5-2 Chicago Cardinals 27 14 21 373 203 170 1 17 181 61 120 3
8 Sun November 17 boxscore W 6-2 Philadelphia Eagles 13 0 13 189 79 110 1 16 253 40 213 4
8 Sun November 24 boxscore W 7-2 @ Chicago Cardinals 28 21 18 407 205 202 2 14 355 266 89 7
10 Sun December 1 boxscore L 7-3 San Francisco 49ers 17 27 21 265 195 70 7 19 316 123 193 4
10 Sat December 7 boxscore L 7-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 10 21 16 260 194 66 3 12 189 47 142 1
12 Sun December 15 boxscore L 7-5 Cleveland Browns 28 34 23 390 282 108 3 21 488 190 298 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 36 QB 12 8 6-2-0 128 232 55.2% 1712 11 4.7 11 4.7 70 7.4 6.2 13.4 142.7 74.9 0 0
11 Don Heinrich 27 qb 4 4 1-3-0 11 26 42.3% 224 1 3.8 1 3.8 63 8.6 7.7 20.4 56.0 70.0 0 0
16 Frank Gifford*+ 27 LH 12 0 4 6 66.7% 143 2 33.3 0 0.0 66 23.8 30.5 35.8 11.9 149.3 0 0
34 Don Chandler 23 P 12 0 2 2 100.0% 40 0 0.0 0 0.0 27 20.0 20.0 20.0 3.3 118.7 0 0
12 Bob Clatterbuck 25 1 0 2 2 100.0% 39 1 50.0 0 0.0 28 19.5 29.5 19.5 39.0 158.3 0 0
35 Bobby Epps 25 FB 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 27.6 12 7-5-0 147 269 54.6% 2158 15 5.6 12 4.5 70 8.0 7.1 14.7 179.8 81.0 0 0
Opp Total 12 104 226 46.0% 1596 10 4.4 18 8.0 7.1 4.36 15.3 133.0 51.4 25 202 5.6 3.1 10.0

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
16 Frank Gifford*+ 27 LH 12 0 136 528 5 41 3.9 44.0 11.3 41 588 14.3 4 63 3.4 49.0 1116 9 9
29 Alex Webster 26 RH 11 0 135 478 5 34 3.5 43.5 12.3 30 330 11.0 1 41 2.7 30.0 808 6 5
35 Bobby Epps 25 FB 12 0 63 286 0 55 4.5 23.8 5.3 8 81 10.1 0 34 0.7 6.8 367 0 1
33 Mel Triplett 26 10 0 61 216 0 16 3.5 21.6 6.1 4 75 18.8 0 33 0.4 7.5 291 0 1
40 Gene Filipski 26 KR/PR 12 0 22 89 0 11 4.0 7.4 1.8 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.1 0.6 96 0 2
42 Charlie Conerly 36 QB 12 8 15 24 1 13 1.6 2.0 1.3 24 1 11
11 Don Heinrich 27 qb 4 4 4 10 2 7 2.5 2.5 1.0 10 2 2
12 Bob Clatterbuck 25 1 0 3 3 0 3 1.0 3.0 3.0 3 0 0
44 Kyle Rote 29 LE 12 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 1.1 0.1 25 358 14.3 3 33 2.1 29.8 371 3 0
34 Don Chandler 23 P 12 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2 0.1 2 0 0
85 Bob Schnelker 29 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 450 22.5 5 70 1.7 37.5 450 5 0
80 Ken MacAfee 28 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 229 14.3 2 41 1.5 20.8 229 2 2
21 Ed Crawford 23 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 40 20.0 0 27 0.2 3.3 40 0 0
Team Total 27.6 12 441 1649 13 55 3.7 137.4 36.8 147 2158 14.7 15 70 12.3 179.8 3807 28 36
Opp Total 12 442 1777 12 4.0 148.1 36.8 104 1394 13.4 10 8.7 116.2 3171 22 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
40 Gene Filipski 26 KR/PR 12 0 20 91 0 17 4.6 26 613 0 34 23.6 800
20 Jimmy Patton 24 RS 12 0 11 29 0 7 2.6 10 223 0 33 22.3 252
45 Emlen Tunnell* 33 LS 12 0 12 60 0 23 5.0 60
22 Johnny Bookman 25 11 0 4 102 0 33 25.5 102
21 Ed Crawford 23 12 0 2 38 0 25 19.0 78
Team Total 27.6 12 43 180 0 23 4.2 42 976 0 34 23.2 4963
Opp Total 12 45 1479 1 32.9 42 964 0 23.0

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
34 Don Chandler 23 P 12 0 60 2673 61 0 44.6
8 Ben Agajanian 38 K 12 0 18 10 55.6%% 32 32 100.0%%
Team Total 27.6 12 18 10 55.6%% 32 32 100.0%% 60 2673 61 0 44.6
Opp Total 12 17 12 70.6%% 25 25 100.0%% 60 2338 39.0

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
42 Charlie Conerly 36 QB 12 8 0 11 5 0 0
16 Frank Gifford*+ 27 LH 12 0 0 9 1 0 0
20 Jimmy Patton 24 RS 12 0 3 50 1 50 0 0 2 2 0 0
45 Emlen Tunnell* 33 LS 12 0 6 87 1 52 0 0 0 1 0 0
29 Alex Webster 26 RH 11 0 0 5 0 0 0
80 Ken MacAfee 28 11 0 0 2 2 5 0
30 Bill Svoboda 29 LLB 11 0 2 43 0 43 0 0 0 2 0 0
22 Johnny Bookman 25 11 0 3 54 1 31 0
21 Ed Crawford 23 12 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0
40 Gene Filipski 26 KR/PR 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
11 Don Heinrich 27 qb 4 4 0 2 1 0 0
75 Jim Katcavage 23 RDT 10 0 0 0 3 0 0
84 Harland Svare 27 RLB 12 0 1 21 0 21 0 0 0 2 0 0
35 Bobby Epps 25 FB 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
70 Sam Huff 23 MLB 12 0 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 1 3 0
48 Ed Hughes 30 LDH 8 0 0 1 1 0 0
61 Ray Beck 26 RG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 John Martinkovic 30 LDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
77 Dick Modzelewski 26 LDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
25 Dick Nolan 25 RDH 11 0 1 12 0 12 0
44 Kyle Rote 29 LE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
33 Mel Triplett 26 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
78 Walt Yowarsky 29 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.6 12 18 276 3 52 0 0 36 30 8 0
Opp Total 12 7 34 20

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 38 K 12 0 32 10 62
16 Frank Gifford*+ 27 LH 12 0 5 4 9 54
29 Alex Webster 26 RH 11 0 5 1 6 36
85 Bob Schnelker 29 RE 12 0 5 5 30
44 Kyle Rote 29 LE 12 0 3 3 18
11 Don Heinrich 27 qb 4 4 2 2 12
80 Ken MacAfee 28 11 0 2 2 12
22 Johnny Bookman 25 11 0 1 1 6
42 Charlie Conerly 36 QB 12 8 1 1 6
70 Sam Huff 23 MLB 12 0 1 1 6
20 Jimmy Patton 24 RS 12 0 1 1 6
45 Emlen Tunnell* 33 LS 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 27.6 12 13 15 3 1 32 32 10 254
Opp Total 12 12 10 1 1 1 25 12 211

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1957-10-05 @ PHI W, 24-20 1 1 rush Don Heinrich 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
2 1957-10-05 @ PHI W, 24-20 2 1 rush Alex Webster 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
3 1957-10-05 @ PHI W, 24-20 3 31 interception Johnny Bookman 31 yard interception return (Ben Agajanian kick)
4 1957-10-13 @ WAS W, 24-20 1 66 pass Bob Schnelker 66 yard pass from Frank Gifford (Ben Agajanian kick)
5 1957-10-13 @ WAS W, 24-20 2 1 rush Frank Gifford 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
6 1957-10-13 @ WAS W, 24-20 3 2 pass Bob Schnelker 2 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
7 1957-10-20 PIT W, 35-0 1 18 pass Bob Schnelker 18 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
8 1957-10-20 PIT W, 35-0 2 10 pass Bob Schnelker 10 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
9 1957-10-20 PIT W, 35-0 3 18 pass Kyle Rote 18 yard pass from Frank Gifford (Ben Agajanian kick)
10 1957-10-20 PIT W, 35-0 4 50 interception Jimmy Patton 50 yard interception return (Ben Agajanian kick)
11 1957-10-20 PIT W, 35-0 4 28 pass Ken MacAfee 28 yard pass from Bob Clatterbuck (Ben Agajanian kick)
12 1957-10-27 WAS L, 14-31 1 10 pass Alex Webster 10 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
13 1957-10-27 WAS L, 14-31 2 3 rush Charlie Conerly 3 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
14 1957-11-03 @ GNB W, 31-17 1 fumble Sam Huff yard fumble return (Ben Agajanian kick)
15 1957-11-03 @ GNB W, 31-17 2 3 rush Frank Gifford 3 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
16 1957-11-03 @ GNB W, 31-17 2 3 pass Ken MacAfee 3 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
17 1957-11-03 @ GNB W, 31-17 4 52 interception Emlen Tunnell 52 yard interception return (Ben Agajanian kick)
18 1957-11-10 CRD W, 27-14 1 32 pass Bob Schnelker 32 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
19 1957-11-10 CRD W, 27-14 3 13 pass Kyle Rote 13 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
20 1957-11-10 CRD W, 27-14 4 24 rush Frank Gifford 24 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
21 1957-11-17 PHI W, 13-0 3 5 rush Frank Gifford 5 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
22 1957-11-24 @ CRD W, 28-21 1 1 rush Alex Webster 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
23 1957-11-24 @ CRD W, 28-21 1 33 pass Kyle Rote 33 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
24 1957-11-24 @ CRD W, 28-21 2 21 pass Frank Gifford 21 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
25 1957-11-24 @ CRD W, 28-21 2 2 rush Alex Webster 2 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
26 1957-12-01 SFO L, 17-27 2 1 rush Alex Webster 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
27 1957-12-01 SFO L, 17-27 3 6 pass Frank Gifford 6 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
28 1957-12-07 @ PIT L, 10-21 2 40 pass Frank Gifford 40 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
29 1957-12-15 CLE L, 28-34 1 9 rush Frank Gifford 9 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
30 1957-12-15 CLE L, 28-34 1 21 pass Frank Gifford 21 yard pass from Don Heinrich (Ben Agajanian kick)
31 1957-12-15 CLE L, 28-34 2 7 rush Don Heinrich 7 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
32 1957-12-15 CLE L, 28-34 4 1 rush Alex Webster 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1957-10-05 @ PHI L, 20-24 1 1 rush Clarence Peaks 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
2 1957-10-05 @ PHI L, 20-24 3 99 interception Jerry Norton 99 yard interception return (Bobby Walston kick)
3 1957-10-13 @ WAS L, 20-24 3 82 pass Jim Podoley 82 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
4 1957-10-13 @ WAS L, 20-24 4 2 pass John Carson 2 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
5 1957-10-27 WAS W, 31-14 1 23 rush Ed Sutton 23 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
6 1957-10-27 WAS W, 31-14 1 76 punt Bert Zagers 76 yard punt return (Sam Baker kick)
7 1957-10-27 WAS W, 31-14 2 21 pass John Carson 21 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
8 1957-10-27 WAS W, 31-14 3 1 rush Don Bosseler 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
9 1957-11-03 @ GNB L, 17-31 1 77 pass Billy Howton 77 yard pass from Bart Starr (Fred Cone kick)
10 1957-11-03 @ GNB L, 17-31 3 40 rush Don McIlhenny 40 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
11 1957-11-10 CRD L, 14-27 3 1 rush Ollie Matson 1 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
12 1957-11-10 CRD L, 14-27 4 58 rush Ollie Matson 58 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
13 1957-11-24 @ CRD L, 21-28 2 75 pass Ollie Matson 75 yard pass from Ted Marchibroda (Pat Summerall kick)
14 1957-11-24 @ CRD L, 21-28 4 13 pass Gern Nagler 13 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Pat Summerall kick)
15 1957-11-24 @ CRD L, 21-28 4 62 pass Ollie Matson 62 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Pat Summerall kick)
16 1957-12-01 SFO W, 27-17 1 8 rush Gene Babb 8 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
17 1957-12-01 SFO W, 27-17 2 3 rush Joe Perry 3 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
18 1957-12-01 SFO W, 27-17 3 11 pass Billy Wilson 11 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
19 1957-12-07 @ PIT W, 21-10 1 14 fumble John Reger 14 yard fumble return (Gary Glick kick)
20 1957-12-07 @ PIT W, 21-10 2 12 rush Earl Morrall 12 yard rush (Gary Glick kick)
21 1957-12-07 @ PIT W, 21-10 4 5 pass Elbie Nickel 5 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Gary Glick kick)
22 1957-12-15 CLE W, 34-28 1 38 pass Ray Renfro 38 yard pass from Milt Plum (Lou Groza kick)
23 1957-12-15 CLE W, 34-28 2 20 rush Jim Brown 20 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
24 1957-12-15 CLE W, 34-28 3 35 rush Preston Carpenter 35 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
25 1957-12-15 CLE W, 34-28 4 2 rush Lew Carpenter 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)