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1961 New York Giants

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10-3-1, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1961 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.5, Offense: 3.4, Defense: 4.1, SoS: -3.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 368 points (26.3/g), 2nd of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 220 points (15.7/g), 1st.
 Differential of 148 points (10.6/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 10.8-3.2.

Coach: Allie Sherman (10-3-1)

Stadium: Yankee Stadium
 Training Camp: Fairfield University (Fairfield, Connecticut)

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 368 4597 917 5.0 43 20 16 275 215 416 2740 27 23 6.0 160 464 1857 13 4.0 99
Team Defense 220 3962 855 4.6 54 21 16 212 176 386 2201 21 33 5.0 110 419 1761 6 4.2 86
Lg Rank Offense 2 5 11 10 1 5 4 2 6 7 4 9 9 11
Lg Rank Defense 1 4 1 2 1 9 2 8 1 2 8 9 1 9

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 Sun September 17 boxscore L 0-1 St. Louis Cardinals 10 21 12 157 74 83 5 15 239 76 163 2
2 Sun September 24 boxscore W 1-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 17 14 18 278 136 142 1 19 252 128 124 4
3 Sun October 1 boxscore W 2-1 @ Washington Redskins 24 21 30 416 325 91 3 8 145 103 42 2
4 Sun October 8 boxscore W 3-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 24 9 15 224 153 71 2 5 160 132 28 7
5 Sun October 15 boxscore W 4-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 31 10 21 375 117 258 6 15 331 139 192 7
6 Sun October 22 boxscore W 5-1 Los Angeles Rams 24 14 21 375 171 204 4 15 372 154 218 4
7 Sun October 29 boxscore L 5-2 Dallas Cowboys 16 17 15 262 150 112 4 17 333 187 146 4
8 Sun November 5 boxscore W 6-2 Washington Redskins 53 0 24 383 236 147 4 7 82 51 31 4
9 Sun November 12 boxscore W 7-2 Philadelphia Eagles 38 21 22 434 270 164 1 23 372 240 132 5
10 Sun November 19 boxscore W 8-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 42 21 21 425 304 121 2 20 305 187 118 4
11 Sun November 26 boxscore W 9-2 @ Cleveland Browns 37 21 24 369 253 116 2 20 334 268 66 2
12 Sun December 3 boxscore L 9-3 @ Green Bay Packers 17 20 18 262 193 69 3 25 404 134 270 3
13 Sun December 10 boxscore W 10-3 @ Philadelphia Eagles 28 24 17 371 228 143 3 16 455 331 124 4
14 Sun December 17 boxscore T 10-3-1 Cleveland Browns 7 7 17 266 130 136 3 7 178 71 107 2
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 31 boxscore L 10-4-1 @ Green Bay Packers 0 37 6 130 99 31 5 19 345 164 181

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
14 Y.A. Tittle* 35 QB 13 10 8-1-1 163 285 57.2 2272 17 6.0 12 4.2 62 8.0 7.3 13.9 174.8 85.3 1 1
42 Charlie Conerly 40 qb 13 4 2-2-0 44 106 41.5 634 7 6.6 8 7.5 37 6.0 3.9 14.4 48.8 52.2 1 1
11 Lee Grosscup 25 4 0 5 22 22.7 87 1 4.5 3 13.6 32 4.0 -1.3 17.4 21.8 19.1
35 Bob Gaiters 23 14 0 3 3 100.0 42 2 66.7 0 0.0 27 14.0 27.3 14.0 3.0 158.3
Team Total 27.9 14 10-3-1 215 416 51.7 3035 27 6.5 23 5.5 62 7.3 6.1 14.1 216.8 74.1 2 2
Opp Total 14 176 386 45.6 2600 21 5.4 33 8.5 6.7 3.98 14.8 185.7 50.7 50 399 5.0 2.6 11.5

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
29 Alex Webster* 30 FB 14 0 196 928 2 59 4.7 66.3 14.0 26 313 12.0 3 59 1.9 22.4 1241 5 5
35 Bob Gaiters 23 14 0 116 460 6 29 4.0 32.9 8.3 11 54 4.9 1 14 0.8 3.9 514 7 11
28 Joel Wells 26 KR 14 0 65 216 1 17 3.3 15.4 4.6 6 31 5.2 1 19 0.4 2.2 247 2 6
40 Joe Morrison 24 RH 13 0 33 48 1 14 1.5 3.7 2.5 11 67 6.1 1 16 0.8 5.2 115 2 4
14 Y.A. Tittle* 35 QB 13 10 25 85 3 17 3.4 6.5 1.9 85 3 0
42 Charlie Conerly 40 qb 13 4 13 16 0 9 1.2 1.2 1.0 16 0 4
21 Allan Webb 28 10 0 6 51 0 21 8.5 5.1 0.6 51 0 1
24 Phil King 25 5 0 4 7 0 4 1.8 1.4 0.8 7 0 0
34 Don Chandler 27 P 14 0 3 30 0 30 10.0 2.1 0.2 30 0 2
11 Lee Grosscup 25 4 0 2 10 0 10 5.0 2.5 0.5 10 0 0
85 Del Shofner*+ 27 SE 14 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.4 0.1 68 1125 16.5 11 46 4.9 80.4 1131 11 1
44 Kyle Rote 33 LH 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 53 805 15.2 7 57 3.8 57.5 805 7 2
80 Joe Walton 26 TE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 36 544 15.1 2 37 3.0 45.3 544 2 1
49 Erich Barnes*+ 26 LCB 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 74 37.0 1 62 0.1 5.3 74 1 0
12 Pete Hall 22 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 22 11.0 0 20 0.2 1.8 22 0 0
Team Total 27.9 14 464 1857 13 59 4.0 132.6 33.1 215 3035 14.1 27 62 15.4 216.8 4892 40 40
Opp Total 14 419 1761 6 4.2 125.8 29.9 176 2201 12.5 21 12.6 157.2 3962 27 43

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
28 Joel Wells 26 KR 14 0 17 90 0 18 5.3 12 273 0 49 22.8 610
48 Bill Stits 30 PR 10 0 17 132 0 20 7.8 4 87 0 30 21.8 219
21 Allan Webb 28 10 0 5 61 0 30 12.2 8 156 0 40 19.5 268
35 Bob Gaiters 23 14 0 11 288 0 49 26.2 802
40 Joe Morrison 24 RH 13 0 3 6 0 5 2.0 2 32 0 21 16.0 153
83 Bob Simms 23 14 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
Team Total 27.9 14 42 289 0 30 6.9 38 850 0 49 22.4 6031
Opp Total 14 32 249 0 7.8 59 1288 0 21.8

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 31 K 14 0 6 5 6 3 11 3 10 3 1 34 14 41.2% 46 46 100.0%
34 Don Chandler 27 P 14 0 68 2984 66 2 43.9
Team Total 27.9 14 6 5 6 3 11 3 10 3 1 34 14 41.2% 46 46 100.0% 68 2984 66 2 43.9
Opp Total 14 20 5 25.0% 29 29 100.0% 83 3519 42.4

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
35 Bob Gaiters 23 14 0 0 11 3 0 0
22 Dick Lynch 25 RCB 14 0 9 60 0 36 0 0 2 2 5 0
28 Joel Wells 26 KR 14 0 0 6 5 0 0
20 Jimmy Patton*+ 28 RS 14 0 8 163 1 51 0 0 0 2 0 0
49 Erich Barnes*+ 26 LCB 14 0 7 195 2 102 0 0 0 1 9 0
40 Joe Morrison 24 RH 13 0 2 30 0 18 0 0 4 1 0 0
42 Charlie Conerly 40 qb 13 4 0 4 2 0 0
89 Cliff Livingston 31 LLB 13 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0
29 Alex Webster* 30 FB 14 0 0 5 1 0 0
70 Sam Huff* 27 MLB 14 0 3 13 0 13 0 0 0 2 12 1
34 Don Chandler 27 P 14 0 0 2 2 0 0
75 Jim Katcavage*+ 27 LDE 14 0 0 0 3 38 0 1
21 Allan Webb 28 10 0 0 1 2 0 0
76 Rosey Grier 29 RDT 14 0 0 0 2 7 0
52 Larry Hayes 26 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
81 Andy Robustelli* 36 RDE 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
44 Kyle Rote 33 LH 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
85 Del Shofner*+ 27 SE 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
48 Bill Stits 30 PR 10 0 0 1 1 0 0
72 Chuck Janerette 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
77 Dick Modzelewski 30 LDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
82 Tom Scott 31 RLB 13 0 1 65 1 65 0
88 Pat Summerall 31 K 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
14 Y.A. Tittle* 35 QB 13 10 0 0 1 0 0
80 Joe Walton 26 TE 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.9 14 33 526 4 102 0 0 40 41 76 1 2
Opp Total 14 37 43 22 1

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 31 K 14 0 46 14 88
85 Del Shofner*+ 27 SE 14 0 11 11 66
35 Bob Gaiters 23 14 0 6 1 7 42
44 Kyle Rote 33 LH 14 0 7 7 42
29 Alex Webster* 30 FB 14 0 2 3 5 30
49 Erich Barnes*+ 26 LCB 14 0 1 2 3 18
14 Y.A. Tittle* 35 QB 13 10 3 3 18
40 Joe Morrison 24 RH 13 0 1 1 2 12
80 Joe Walton 26 TE 12 0 2 2 12
28 Joel Wells 26 KR 14 0 1 1 2 12
70 Sam Huff* 27 MLB 14 0 1 1 6
20 Jimmy Patton*+ 28 RS 14 0 1 1 6
82 Tom Scott 31 RLB 13 0 1 1 6
75 Jim Katcavage*+ 27 LDE 14 0 1 2
77 Dick Modzelewski 30 LDT 14 0 1 2
Team Total 27.9 14 13 27 1 4 1 46 46 14 2 362
Opp Total 14 6 21 1 1 29 5 1 220