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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
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 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

W# 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. 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
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(+)
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* 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(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player 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(+)
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
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(+)
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
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. Player 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
52 Larry Hayes 26 14 0 1 1 6
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 2 368
Opp Total 14 6 21 1 1 29 5 1 220

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1961-09-17 STL L, 10-21 3 0 fumble Larry Hayes 0 yard fumble return (Pat Summerall kick)
2 1961-09-24 @ PIT W, 17-14 2 16 pass Del Shofner 16 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Pat Summerall kick)
3 1961-09-24 @ PIT W, 17-14 3 5 pass Joe Morrison 5 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Pat Summerall kick)
4 1961-10-01 @ WAS W, 24-21 1 14 pass Kyle Rote 14 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Pat Summerall kick)
5 1961-10-01 @ WAS W, 24-21 2 1 pass Del Shofner 1 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Pat Summerall kick)
6 1961-10-01 @ WAS W, 24-21 4 1 rush Y.A. Tittle 1 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
7 1961-10-08 @ STL W, 24-9 1 44 pass Del Shofner 44 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Pat Summerall kick)
8 1961-10-08 @ STL W, 24-9 3 1 rush Alex Webster 1 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
9 1961-10-08 @ STL W, 24-9 3 12 fumble Sam Huff 12 yard fumble return (Pat Summerall kick)
10 1961-10-15 @ DAL W, 31-10 2 14 pass Alex Webster 14 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Pat Summerall kick)
11 1961-10-15 @ DAL W, 31-10 3 1 rush Joe Morrison 1 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
12 1961-10-15 @ DAL W, 31-10 3 102 interception Erich Barnes 102 yard interception return (Pat Summerall kick)
13 1961-10-15 @ DAL W, 31-10 4 14 pass Kyle Rote 14 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Pat Summerall kick)
14 1961-10-22 RAM W, 24-14 2 59 pass Alex Webster 59 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Pat Summerall kick)
15 1961-10-22 RAM W, 24-14 4 10 pass Kyle Rote 10 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Pat Summerall kick)
16 1961-10-22 RAM W, 24-14 4 37 pass Del Shofner 37 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Pat Summerall kick)
17 1961-10-29 DAL L, 16-17 2 6 pass Kyle Rote 6 yard pass from Bob Gaiters (Pat Summerall kick)
18 1961-11-05 WAS W, 53-0 1 35 pass Del Shofner 35 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Pat Summerall kick)
19 1961-11-05 WAS W, 53-0 2 1 rush Bob Gaiters 1 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
20 1961-11-05 WAS W, 53-0 2 2 pass Bob Gaiters 2 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Pat Summerall kick)
21 1961-11-05 WAS W, 53-0 3 13 pass Del Shofner 13 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Pat Summerall kick)
22 1961-11-05 WAS W, 53-0 4 32 pass Del Shofner 32 yard pass from Lee Grosscup (Pat Summerall kick)
23 1961-11-05 WAS W, 53-0 4 51 interception Jimmy Patton 51 yard interception return (Pat Summerall kick)
24 1961-11-05 WAS W, 53-0 4 2 rush Joel Wells 2 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
25 1961-11-12 PHI W, 38-21 1 30 pass Del Shofner 30 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Pat Summerall kick)
26 1961-11-12 PHI W, 38-21 1 12 pass Kyle Rote 12 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Pat Summerall kick)
27 1961-11-12 PHI W, 38-21 2 62 pass Erich Barnes 62 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Pat Summerall kick)
28 1961-11-12 PHI W, 38-21 3 5 rush Bob Gaiters 5 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
29 1961-11-12 PHI W, 38-21 3 65 interception Tom Scott 65 yard interception return (Pat Summerall kick)
30 1961-11-19 PIT W, 42-21 1 9 pass Joe Walton 9 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Pat Summerall kick)
31 1961-11-19 PIT W, 42-21 2 3 rush Bob Gaiters 3 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
32 1961-11-19 PIT W, 42-21 3 23 pass Alex Webster 23 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Pat Summerall kick)
33 1961-11-19 PIT W, 42-21 3 20 pass Kyle Rote 20 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Pat Summerall kick)
34 1961-11-19 PIT W, 42-21 4 9 pass Kyle Rote 9 yard pass from Bob Gaiters (Pat Summerall kick)
35 1961-11-19 PIT W, 42-21 4 32 rush Alex Webster 32 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
36 1961-11-26 @ CLE W, 37-21 2 5 rush Y.A. Tittle 5 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
37 1961-11-26 @ CLE W, 37-21 2 1 rush Bob Gaiters 1 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
38 1961-11-26 @ CLE W, 37-21 4 11 rush Bob Gaiters 11 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
39 1961-11-26 @ CLE W, 37-21 4 35 interception Erich Barnes 35 yard interception return (Pat Summerall kick)
40 1961-12-03 @ GNB L, 17-20 1 1 rush Y.A. Tittle 1 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
41 1961-12-03 @ GNB L, 17-20 2 2 rush Bob Gaiters 2 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
42 1961-12-10 @ PHI W, 28-24 1 46 pass Del Shofner 46 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Pat Summerall kick)
43 1961-12-10 @ PHI W, 28-24 2 35 pass Joe Walton 35 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Pat Summerall kick)
44 1961-12-10 @ PHI W, 28-24 3 26 pass Del Shofner 26 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Pat Summerall kick)
45 1961-12-10 @ PHI W, 28-24 4 11 pass Del Shofner 11 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Pat Summerall kick)
46 1961-12-17 CLE T, 7-7 1 7 pass Joel Wells 7 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Pat Summerall kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1961-09-17 STL W, 21-10 2 0 fumble Willie West 0 yard fumble return (Gerry Perry kick)
2 1961-09-17 STL W, 21-10 4 28 rush Mal Hammack 28 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
3 1961-09-17 STL W, 21-10 4 5 pass Frank Mestnik 5 yard pass from Sam Etcheverry (Gerry Perry kick)
4 1961-09-24 @ PIT L, 14-17 1 1 rush John Henry Johnson 1 yard rush (Tom Tracy kick)
5 1961-09-24 @ PIT L, 14-17 3 4 pass Buddy Dial 4 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Tom Tracy kick)
6 1961-10-01 @ WAS L, 21-24 1 4 pass Don Bosseler 4 yard pass from Norm Snead (John Aveni kick)
7 1961-10-01 @ WAS L, 21-24 1 48 interception Dale Hackbart 48 yard interception return (John Aveni kick)
8 1961-10-01 @ WAS L, 21-24 1 29 pass Dick James 29 yard pass from Norm Snead (John Aveni kick)
9 1961-10-08 @ STL L, 9-24 3 80 pass Billy Stacy 80 yard pass from Ralph Guglielmi (Gerry Perry kick)
10 1961-10-15 @ DAL L, 10-31 1 5 pass J.W. Lockett 5 yard pass from Don Meredith (Allen Green kick)
11 1961-10-22 RAM L, 14-24 3 33 pass Red Phillips 33 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Danny Villanueva kick)
12 1961-10-22 RAM L, 14-24 3 53 rush Dick Bass 53 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
13 1961-10-29 DAL W, 17-16 1 12 pass Frank Clarke 12 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Allen Green kick)
14 1961-10-29 DAL W, 17-16 2 14 pass Dick Bielski 14 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Allen Green kick)
15 1961-11-12 PHI L, 21-38 2 2 pass Dick Lucas 2 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
16 1961-11-12 PHI L, 21-38 4 4 pass Dick Lucas 4 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
17 1961-11-12 PHI L, 21-38 4 16 pass Timmy Brown 16 yard pass from King Hill (Bobby Walston kick)
18 1961-11-19 PIT L, 21-42 1 15 pass Buddy Dial 15 yard pass from Rudy Bukich (Lou Michaels kick)
19 1961-11-19 PIT L, 21-42 4 13 pass Preston Carpenter 13 yard pass from Dick Hoak (Lou Michaels kick)
20 1961-11-19 PIT L, 21-42 4 3 pass Buddy Dial 3 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Lou Michaels kick)
21 1961-11-26 @ CLE L, 21-37 1 43 pass Ray Renfro 43 yard pass from Milt Plum (Lou Groza kick)
22 1961-11-26 @ CLE L, 21-37 2 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
23 1961-11-26 @ CLE L, 21-37 4 15 pass Ray Renfro 15 yard pass from Milt Plum (Lou Groza kick)
24 1961-12-03 @ GNB W, 20-17 1 14 rush Jim Taylor 14 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
25 1961-12-03 @ GNB W, 20-17 4 3 rush Jim Taylor 3 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
26 1961-12-10 @ PHI L, 24-28 1 52 pass Tommy McDonald 52 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
27 1961-12-10 @ PHI L, 24-28 4 30 pass Tommy McDonald 30 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
28 1961-12-10 @ PHI L, 24-28 4 61 pass Pete Retzlaff 61 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
29 1961-12-17 CLE T, 7-7 3 35 pass Leon Clarke 35 yard pass from Milt Plum (Lou Groza kick)