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1968 New York Giants

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7-7-0, Finished 2nd in NFL Capitol Division  · 1968 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.4, Offense: 0.0, Defense: -2.4, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 294 points (21.0/g), 7th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 325 points (23.2/g), 10th.
 Differential of -31 points (-2.2/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 6.2-7.8.

Coach: Allie Sherman (7-7-0)

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

Team Info

Principal 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 294 4324 870 5.0 30 13 23 256 195 366 2442 21 17 6.2 114 474 1882 13 4.0 119
Team Defense 325 4341 810 5.4 40 14 17 263 191 364 2340 18 26 6.1 121 425 2001 22 4.7 125
Lg Rank Offense 7 5 2 5 4 10 7 7 4 6 5 7 8 7
Lg Rank Defense 10 10 6 7 15 8 9 7 3 10 6 12 16 15

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 15 boxscore W 1-0 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 34 20 21 331 166 165 2 20 324 194 130 4
2 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 34 25 24 377 176 201 1 12 326 125 201 3
3 Sun September 29 boxscore W 3-0 Washington Redskins 48 21 20 377 226 151 1 23 376 277 99 5
4 Sun October 6 boxscore W 4-0 New Orleans Saints 38 21 19 261 166 95 1 23 314 219 95 4
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 4-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 21 24 23 421 242 179 3 17 322 186 136
6 Sun October 20 boxscore L 4-2 San Francisco 49ers 10 26 19 272 116 156 3 22 393 179 214 1
7 Sun October 27 boxscore W 5-2 @ Washington Redskins 13 10 22 297 124 173 2 9 142 73 69 2
8 Sun November 3 boxscore L 5-3 Baltimore Colts 0 26 12 215 160 55 3 20 328 184 144 1
9 Sun November 10 boxscore W 6-3 @ Dallas Cowboys 27 21 13 293 181 112 1 24 349 250 99 5
10 Sun November 17 boxscore W 7-3 Philadelphia Eagles 7 6 16 274 136 138 2 9 107 39 68 3
11 Sun November 24 boxscore L 7-4 @ Los Angeles Rams 21 24 18 273 127 146 3 19 311 143 168 4
12 Sun December 1 boxscore L 7-5 @ Cleveland Browns 10 45 12 182 77 105 5 25 378 206 172 2
13 Sun December 8 boxscore L 7-6 St. Louis Cardinals 21 28 22 441 284 157 2 19 351 74 277 3
14 Sun December 15 boxscore L 7-7 Dallas Cowboys 10 28 15 319 265 54 1 21 320 191 129 3

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
10 Fran Tarkenton* 28 QB 14 14 7-7-0 182 337 54.0% 2555 21 6.2 12 3.6 84 7.6 7.2 14.0 182.5 84.6 1 2
19 Gary Wood 26 14 0 9 24 37.5% 123 0 0.0 5 20.8 43 5.1 -4.3 13.7 8.8 15.1
23 Ernie Koy 26 HB/P 13 0 2 3 66.7% 13 0 0.0 0 0.0 11 4.3 4.3 6.5 1.0 75.7
28 Bobby Duhon 22 FB 13 0 2 2 100.0% 24 0 0.0 0 0.0 19 12.0 12.0 12.0 1.8 116.7
Team Total 26.4 14 7-7-0 195 366 53.3% 2715 21 5.7 17 4.6 84 7.4 6.5 13.9 193.9 77.2 1 2
Opp Total 14 191 364 52.5% 2498 18 4.9 26 7.1 6.9 4.64 13.1 178.4 61.1 21 158 6.1 4.0 5.5

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
24 Tucker Frederickson 25 14 0 142 486 1 19 3.4 34.7 10.1 10 64 6.4 2 14 0.7 4.6 550 3 2
28 Bobby Duhon 22 FB 13 0 101 362 3 13 3.6 27.8 7.8 37 373 10.1 1 51 2.8 28.7 735 4 5
23 Ernie Koy 26 HB/P 13 0 89 394 3 26 4.4 30.3 6.8 12 59 4.9 1 20 0.9 4.5 453 4 1
10 Fran Tarkenton* 28 QB 14 14 57 301 3 22 5.3 21.5 4.1 301 3 2
22 Ronnie Blye 25 KR 13 0 53 243 1 17 4.6 18.7 4.1 10 91 9.1 0 23 0.8 7.0 334 1 2
27 Randy Minniear 25 2 0 14 38 2 9 2.7 19.0 7.0 4 32 8.0 0 18 2.0 16.0 70 2 1
40 Joe Morrison 31 FL 14 0 9 28 0 11 3.1 2.0 0.6 37 425 11.5 6 68 2.6 30.4 453 6 1
45 Homer Jones* 27 SE 14 0 3 18 0 11 6.0 1.3 0.2 45 1057 23.5 7 84 3.2 75.5 1075 7 0
88 Aaron Thomas 31 TE 12 0 2 14 0 23 7.0 1.2 0.2 29 449 15.5 4 49 2.4 37.4 463 4 0
19 Gary Wood 26 14 0 2 0 0 2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
69 Willie Young 25 LT 14 0 2 -2 0 5 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 -2 0 0
89 Bobby Crespino 30 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 130 18.6 0 43 0.6 11.8 130 0 0
86 Butch Wilson 27 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 34 8.5 0 13 0.3 2.4 34 0 0
Team Total 26.4 14 474 1882 13 26 4.0 134.4 33.9 195 2715 13.9 21 84 13.9 193.9 4597 34 18
Opp Total 14 425 2001 22 4.7 142.9 30.4 191 2340 12.3 18 13.6 167.1 4341 40 21

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
22 Ronnie Blye 25 KR 13 0 35 734 0 66 21.0 1068
28 Bobby Duhon 22 FB 13 0 7 34 0 12 4.9 13 214 0 30 16.5 983
43 Spider Lockhart* 25 PR/RS 14 0 13 69 0 28 5.3 69
49 Jim Holifield 22 14 0 7 111 0 20 15.9 111
24 Tucker Frederickson 25 14 0 2 13 0 9 6.5 563
20 Scott Eaton 24 LCB 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
59 Chuck Hinton 26 14 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
47 Joe Koontz 23 14 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
71 Bob Lurtsema 26 RDT 14 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
41 Willie Williams 26 RCB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.4 14 20 103 0 28 5.2 62 1110 0 66 17.9 5810
Opp Total 14 21 174 1 8.3 51 1344 1 26.4

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
3 Pete Gogolak 26 K 14 0 5 5 4 4 5 2 9 3 1 24 14 58.3%% 36 36 100.0%%
23 Ernie Koy 26 HB/P 13 0 44 1649 65 0 37.5
41 Willie Williams 26 RCB 14 0 10 291 43 1 29.1
43 Spider Lockhart* 25 PR/RS 14 0 3 110 49 0 36.7
Team Total 26.4 14 5 5 4 4 5 2 9 3 1 24 14 58.3%% 36 36 100.0%% 57 2050 65 1 36.0
Opp Total 14 23 10 43.5%% 43 37 86.0%% 47 1880 40.0

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
43 Spider Lockhart* 25 PR/RS 14 0 8 130 2 72 0 0 2 2 0 0
41 Willie Williams 26 RCB 14 0 10 103 0 24 0 0 1 0 0 0
28 Bobby Duhon 22 FB 13 0 0 5 1 0 0
20 Scott Eaton 24 LCB 14 0 4 20 0 18 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Ronnie Blye 25 KR 13 0 0 2 1 0 0
82 McKinley Boston 23 13 0 0 0 3 9 0
73 Roger Anderson 26 LDT 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
54 Ken Avery 24 RLB 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
58 Mike Ciccolella 25 14 0 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Tucker Frederickson 25 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
71 Bob Lurtsema 26 RDT 14 0 1 39 0 39 0 0 0 1 0 0
40 Joe Morrison 31 FL 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
10 Fran Tarkenton* 28 QB 14 14 0 2 0 0 0
79 Bruce Anderson 24 RDE 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Barry Brown 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
77 Rich Buzin 22 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
59 Chuck Hinton 26 14 0 0 1 0 -10 0
47 Joe Koontz 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
23 Ernie Koy 26 HB/P 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
21 Bruce Maher 31 LS 14 0 1 89 0 89 0
27 Randy Minniear 25 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.4 14 26 388 2 89 0 0 18 18 -1 0
Opp Total 14 30 21 7

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
3 Pete Gogolak 26 K 14 0 36 14 78
45 Homer Jones* 27 SE 14 0 7 7 42
40 Joe Morrison 31 FL 14 0 6 6 36
28 Bobby Duhon 22 FB 13 0 3 1 4 24
23 Ernie Koy 26 HB/P 13 0 3 1 4 24
88 Aaron Thomas 31 TE 12 0 4 4 24
24 Tucker Frederickson 25 14 0 1 2 3 18
10 Fran Tarkenton* 28 QB 14 14 3 3 18
43 Spider Lockhart* 25 PR/RS 14 0 2 2 12
27 Randy Minniear 25 2 0 2 2 12
22 Ronnie Blye 25 KR 13 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.4 14 13 21 2 36 36 14 294
Opp Total 14 22 18 1 1 37 10 325

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-15 @ PIT W, 34-20 1 10 pass Joe Morrison 10 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
2 1968-09-15 @ PIT W, 34-20 2 13 pass Joe Morrison 13 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
3 1968-09-15 @ PIT W, 34-20 2 1 rush Randy Minniear 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
4 1968-09-15 @ PIT W, 34-20 2 4 rush Fran Tarkenton 4 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
5 1968-09-22 @ PHI W, 34-25 1 2 rush Randy Minniear 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
6 1968-09-22 @ PHI W, 34-25 2 72 interception Spider Lockhart 72 yard interception return (Pete Gogolak kick)
7 1968-09-22 @ PHI W, 34-25 3 12 pass Joe Morrison 12 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
8 1968-09-22 @ PHI W, 34-25 4 1 rush Bobby Duhon 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
9 1968-09-29 WAS W, 48-21 2 2 rush Bobby Duhon 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
10 1968-09-29 WAS W, 48-21 2 82 pass Homer Jones 82 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
11 1968-09-29 WAS W, 48-21 2 4 rush Fran Tarkenton 4 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
12 1968-09-29 WAS W, 48-21 3 56 pass Homer Jones 56 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
13 1968-09-29 WAS W, 48-21 3 1 rush Ronnie Blye 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
14 1968-09-29 WAS W, 48-21 4 47 interception Spider Lockhart 47 yard interception return (Pete Gogolak kick)
15 1968-10-06 NOR W, 38-21 1 1 rush Ernie Koy 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
16 1968-10-06 NOR W, 38-21 2 2 pass Ernie Koy 2 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
17 1968-10-06 NOR W, 38-21 2 22 pass Homer Jones 22 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
18 1968-10-06 NOR W, 38-21 3 3 pass Tucker Frederickson 3 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
19 1968-10-06 NOR W, 38-21 4 1 rush Bobby Duhon 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
20 1968-10-13 @ ATL L, 21-24 1 44 pass Homer Jones 44 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
21 1968-10-13 @ ATL L, 21-24 2 28 pass Aaron Thomas 28 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
22 1968-10-13 @ ATL L, 21-24 4 1 pass Homer Jones 1 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
23 1968-10-20 SFO L, 10-26 4 9 pass Joe Morrison 9 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
24 1968-10-27 @ WAS W, 13-10 4 1 rush Tucker Frederickson 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
25 1968-11-10 @ DAL W, 27-21 1 22 rush Fran Tarkenton 22 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
26 1968-11-10 @ DAL W, 27-21 2 5 pass Joe Morrison 5 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
27 1968-11-10 @ DAL W, 27-21 3 60 pass Homer Jones 60 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
28 1968-11-17 PHI W, 7-6 2 33 pass Bobby Duhon 33 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
29 1968-11-24 @ RAM L, 21-24 2 3 pass Tucker Frederickson 3 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
30 1968-11-24 @ RAM L, 21-24 2 22 pass Aaron Thomas 22 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
31 1968-11-24 @ RAM L, 21-24 4 11 pass Aaron Thomas 11 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
32 1968-12-01 @ CLE L, 10-45 4 1 rush Ernie Koy 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
33 1968-12-08 STL L, 21-28 1 73 pass Homer Jones 73 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
34 1968-12-08 STL L, 21-28 2 1 rush Ernie Koy 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
35 1968-12-08 STL L, 21-28 3 68 pass Joe Morrison 68 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
36 1968-12-15 DAL L, 10-28 4 46 pass Aaron Thomas 46 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-15 @ PIT L, 20-34 1 6 rush Dick Hoak 6 yard rush
2 1968-09-15 @ PIT L, 20-34 1 5 pass Earl Gros 5 yard pass from Kent Nix (Bill Shockley kick)
3 1968-09-15 @ PIT L, 20-34 2 9 pass Dick Compton 9 yard pass from Kent Nix (Bill Shockley kick)
4 1968-09-22 @ PHI L, 25-34 1 98 kickoff Alvin Haymond 98 yard kickoff return
5 1968-09-22 @ PHI L, 25-34 1 23 pass Izzy Lang 23 yard pass from John Huarte
6 1968-09-22 @ PHI L, 25-34 3 54 rush Tom Woodeshick 54 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
7 1968-09-22 @ PHI L, 25-34 4 92 pass Ben Hawkins 92 yard pass from King Hill
8 1968-09-29 WAS L, 21-48 1 1 rush Gerry Allen 1 yard rush (Charlie Gogolak kick)
9 1968-09-29 WAS L, 21-48 2 2 pass Jerry Smith 2 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
10 1968-09-29 WAS L, 21-48 4 3 pass Pat Richter 3 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
11 1968-10-06 NOR L, 21-38 1 12 pass Monty Stickles 12 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
12 1968-10-06 NOR L, 21-38 2 1 pass Tony Lorick 1 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
13 1968-10-06 NOR L, 21-38 3 2 rush Don McCall 2 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
14 1968-10-13 @ ATL W, 24-21 1 6 rush Cannonball Butler 6 yard rush (Bob Etter kick)
15 1968-10-13 @ ATL W, 24-21 2 1 rush Perry Lee Dunn 1 yard rush (Bob Etter kick)
16 1968-10-13 @ ATL W, 24-21 4 1 rush Perry Lee Dunn 1 yard rush (Bob Etter kick)
17 1968-10-20 SFO W, 26-10 2 33 pass Bill Tucker 33 yard pass from John Brodie
18 1968-10-20 SFO W, 26-10 2 18 pass John David Crow 18 yard pass from John Brodie (Dennis Patera kick)
19 1968-10-20 SFO W, 26-10 3 3 rush Ken Willard 3 yard rush (Dennis Patera kick)
20 1968-10-27 @ WAS L, 10-13 3 8 blocked punt Ken Barefoot 8 yard blocked punt return (Charlie Gogolak kick)
21 1968-11-03 BAL W, 26-0 2 13 pass Willie Richardson 13 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
22 1968-11-03 BAL W, 26-0 2 15 pass Jimmy Orr 15 yard pass from Earl Morrall
23 1968-11-03 BAL W, 26-0 4 2 rush Tom Matte 2 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
24 1968-11-10 @ DAL L, 21-27 2 9 pass Bob Hayes 9 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
25 1968-11-10 @ DAL L, 21-27 2 20 pass Lance Rentzel 20 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
26 1968-11-10 @ DAL L, 21-27 3 1 rush Craig Baynham 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
27 1968-11-24 @ RAM W, 24-21 3 60 pass Wendell Tucker 60 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
28 1968-11-24 @ RAM W, 24-21 3 19 rush Roman Gabriel 19 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
29 1968-11-24 @ RAM W, 24-21 4 2 rush Tommy Mason 2 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
30 1968-12-01 @ CLE W, 45-10 2 29 pass Paul Warfield 29 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
31 1968-12-01 @ CLE W, 45-10 2 9 rush Leroy Kelly 9 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
32 1968-12-01 @ CLE W, 45-10 3 8 rush Leroy Kelly 8 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
33 1968-12-01 @ CLE W, 45-10 3 7 rush Leroy Kelly 7 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
34 1968-12-01 @ CLE W, 45-10 3 5 rush Leroy Kelly 5 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
35 1968-12-01 @ CLE W, 45-10 4 12 pass Tommy McDonald 12 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Don Cockroft kick)
36 1968-12-08 STL W, 28-21 1 2 rush Willis Crenshaw 2 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
37 1968-12-08 STL W, 28-21 1 11 rush Jackie Smith 11 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
38 1968-12-08 STL W, 28-21 2 66 rush Willis Crenshaw 66 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
39 1968-12-08 STL W, 28-21 4 2 rush Willis Crenshaw 2 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
40 1968-12-15 DAL W, 28-10 2 13 pass Bob Hayes 13 yard pass from Craig Morton (Mike Clark kick)
41 1968-12-15 DAL W, 28-10 3 63 punt Bob Hayes 63 yard punt return (Mike Clark kick)
42 1968-12-15 DAL W, 28-10 3 1 rush Craig Morton 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
43 1968-12-15 DAL W, 28-10 4 8 rush Walt Garrison 8 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)