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1959 New York Giants

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10-2-0, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1959 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.1, Offense: 0.1, Defense: 6.0, SoS: -3.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 284 points (23.7/g), 2nd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 170 points (14.2/g), 1st.
 Differential of 114 points (9.5/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 9.3-2.7.

Coach: Jim Lee Howell (10-2-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Landry

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

Team Info

Co-Owner Jack Mara
Co-Owner Wellington Mara
General Manager Ray Walsh
Defensive Alignment 4-3

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 284 4173 748 5.6 33 20 10 198 165 302 2527 18 13 8.0 106 433 1646 11 3.8 82
Team Defense 170 2843 712 4.0 38 16 16 167 137 304 1582 11 22 4.8 85 379 1261 6 3.3 66
Lg Rank Offense 2 3 6 11 7 7 3 3 2 1 3 8 9 9
Lg Rank Defense 1 1 4 5 1 6 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 26 boxscore W 1-0 @ Los Angeles Rams 23 21 17 407 321 86 1 20 358 234 124 2
2 Sun October 4 boxscore L 1-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 21 49 21 333 223 110 5 18 299 223 76
3 Sun October 11 boxscore W 2-1 @ Cleveland Browns 10 6 14 250 94 156 1 23 343 204 139 1
4 Sun October 18 boxscore W 3-1 Philadelphia Eagles 24 7 20 432 269 163 5 16 247 179 68 2
5 Sun October 25 boxscore W 4-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 21 16 10 279 199 80 4 9 243 210 33 6
6 Sun November 1 boxscore W 5-1 Green Bay Packers 20 3 15 215 135 80 1 9 160 91 69 3
7 Sun November 8 boxscore W 6-1 Chicago Cardinals 9 3 11 274 144 130 3 6 163 49 114 5
8 Sun November 15 boxscore L 6-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 9 14 9 187 109 78 3 20 322 167 155 3
9 Sun November 22 boxscore W 7-2 @ Chicago Cardinals 30 20 12 386 268 118 2 9 96 96 4
10 Sun November 29 boxscore W 8-2 Washington Redskins 45 14 26 477 126 351 4 9 130 28 102 4
11 Sun December 6 boxscore W 9-2 Cleveland Browns 48 7 21 526 401 125 2 9 136 26 110 5
12 Sun December 13 boxscore W 10-2 @ Washington Redskins 24 10 22 407 238 169 2 19 346 171 175 3
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 27 boxscore L 10-3 @ Baltimore Colts 16 31 16 323 205 118 3 13 280 207 73

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 38 QB 10 10 8-1-0 113 194 58.2 1706 14 7.2 4 2.1 77 8.8 9.3 15.1 170.6 102.7
11 Don Heinrich 29 qb 8 2 1-1-0 22 58 37.9 329 1 1.7 6 10.3 49 5.7 1.4 15.0 41.1 23.5 0 0
15 George Shaw 26 qb 5 1 1-0-0 24 36 66.7 433 1 2.8 1 2.8 46 12.0 11.3 18.0 86.6 105.4 0 0
16 Frank Gifford*+ 29 LH 11 0 5 11 45.5 151 2 18.2 2 18.2 43 13.7 9.2 30.2 13.7 92.0
40 Joe Morrison 22 KR/PR 12 0 1 2 50.0 14 0 0.0 0 0.0 14 7.0 7.0 14.0 1.2 72.9
29 Alex Webster 28 RH 10 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.9 12 10-2-0 165 302 54.6 2633 18 6.0 13 4.3 77 8.7 8.0 16.0 219.4 85.9 0 0
Opp Total 12 137 304 45.1 1811 11 3.6 22 7.2 6.0 3.42 13.2 150.9 46.4 29 229 4.8 2.4 8.7

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
16 Frank Gifford*+ 29 LH 11 0 106 540 3 79 5.1 49.1 9.6 42 768 18.3 4 77 3.8 69.8 1308 7 5
33 Mel Triplett 28 FB 11 0 91 381 1 20 4.2 34.6 8.3 6 78 13.0 0 25 0.5 7.1 459 1 5
29 Alex Webster 28 RH 10 0 79 250 5 16 3.2 25.0 7.9 27 381 14.1 2 41 2.7 38.1 631 7 2
24 Phil King 23 12 0 72 232 0 24 3.2 19.3 6.0 7 98 14.0 1 35 0.6 8.2 330 1 3
40 Joe Morrison 22 KR/PR 12 0 62 165 1 14 2.7 13.8 5.2 17 183 10.8 1 37 1.4 15.3 348 2 5
42 Charlie Conerly 38 QB 10 10 15 38 1 10 2.5 3.8 1.5 38 1 2
15 George Shaw 26 qb 5 1 3 3 0 1 1.0 0.6 0.6 3 0 0
31 George Scott 22 7 0 2 10 0 7 5.0 1.4 0.3 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 1.7 22 0 4
11 Don Heinrich 29 qb 8 2 2 3 0 9 1.5 0.4 0.3 3 0 1
34 Don Chandler 25 P 12 0 1 24 0 24 24.0 2.0 0.1 24 0 0
85 Bob Schnelker* 31 RE 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 714 19.3 6 66 3.4 64.9 714 6 0
44 Kyle Rote 31 LE 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 362 14.5 4 34 2.5 36.2 362 4 0
88 Pat Summerall 29 K 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 32 16.0 0 21 0.2 2.7 32 0 0
80 Joe Biscaha 22 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.6 5 0 0
Team Total 26.9 12 433 1646 11 79 3.8 137.2 36.1 165 2633 16.0 18 77 13.8 219.4 4279 29 30
Opp Total 12 379 1261 6 3.3 105.1 31.6 137 1582 11.5 11 11.4 131.8 2843 17 29

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
40 Joe Morrison 22 KR/PR 12 0 15 51 0 12 3.4 15 345 0 29 23.0 744
31 George Scott 22 7 0 12 17 0 13 1.4 10 253 0 33 25.3 292
41 Lindon Crow* 26 LDH 12 0 11 66 0 22 6.0 66
20 Jimmy Patton*+ 26 RS 11 0 8 23 0 14 2.9 23
24 Phil King 23 12 0 4 84 0 31 21.0 414
48 Bill Stits 28 5 0 4 7 0 7 1.8 7
79 Rosey Brown*+ 27 LT 12 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
88 Pat Summerall 29 K 12 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 35
Team Total 26.9 12 50 164 0 22 3.3 31 703 0 33 22.7 5146
Opp Total 12 38 1929 4 50.8 52 1229 0 23.6

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
88 Pat Summerall 29 K 12 0 29 20 69.0% 30 30 100.0%
34 Don Chandler 25 P 12 0 1 0.0% 2 2 100.0% 55 2565 62 0 46.6
Team Total 26.9 12 30 20 66.7% 32 32 100.0% 55 2565 62 0 46.6
Opp Total 12 16 6 37.5% 22 20 90.9% 72 3087 42.9

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
41 Lindon Crow* 26 LDH 12 0 5 54 1 30 0 0 1 1 0 0
16 Frank Gifford*+ 29 LH 11 0 0 5 2 0 0
40 Joe Morrison 22 KR/PR 12 0 0 5 2 0 0
70 Sam Huff*+ 25 MLB 12 0 1 21 0 21 0 0 0 4 5 1
25 Dick Nolan 27 LS 12 0 5 57 0 34 0
20 Jimmy Patton*+ 26 RS 11 0 5 13 0 12 0
31 George Scott 22 7 0 0 4 1 0 0
33 Mel Triplett 28 FB 11 0 0 5 0 0 0
84 Harland Svare 29 RLB 12 0 3 118 1 70 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Phil King 23 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
89 Cliff Livingston 29 LLB 12 0 2 25 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Dick Lynch 23 RDH 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
77 Dick Modzelewski 28 LDT 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
42 Charlie Conerly 38 QB 10 10 0 2 0 0 0
75 Jim Katcavage 25 LDE 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
48 Bill Stits 28 5 0 0 2 0 0 0
29 Alex Webster 28 RH 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
80 Joe Biscaha 22 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 Rosey Brown*+ 27 LT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
62 Darrell Dess 24 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
76 Rosey Grier 27 RDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
11 Don Heinrich 29 qb 8 2 0 1 0 0 0
81 Andy Robustelli*+ 34 RDE 12 0 0 0 1 33 0
78 Bob Schmidt 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
55 Ray Wietecha 31 C 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.9 12 22 288 2 70 0 0 30 26 38 1
Opp Total 12 13 29 13

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
88 Pat Summerall 29 K 12 0 30 20 90
16 Frank Gifford*+ 29 LH 11 0 3 4 7 42
29 Alex Webster 28 RH 10 0 5 2 7 42
85 Bob Schnelker* 31 RE 11 0 6 6 36
44 Kyle Rote 31 LE 10 0 4 4 24
40 Joe Morrison 22 KR/PR 12 0 1 1 2 12
42 Charlie Conerly 38 QB 10 10 1 1 6
41 Lindon Crow* 26 LDH 12 0 1 1 6
70 Sam Huff*+ 25 MLB 12 0 1 1 6
24 Phil King 23 12 0 1 1 6
84 Harland Svare 29 RLB 12 0 1 1 6
33 Mel Triplett 28 FB 11 0 1 1 6
34 Don Chandler 25 P 12 0 2 2
Team Total 26.9 12 11 18 1 2 32 32 20 284
Opp Total 12 6 11 4 1 20 6 170