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1969 New York Giants

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6-8-0, Finished 2nd in NFL Century Division  · 1969 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.5, Offense: -3.8, Defense: -0.7, SoS: -2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 264 points (18.9/g), 13th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 298 points (21.3/g), 8th.
 Differential of -34 points (-2.4/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 6.0-8.0.

Coach: Alex Webster (6-8-0)

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 264 4368 869 5.0 23 15 11 235 234 435 2775 24 8 5.9 133 397 1593 8 4.0 91
Team Defense 298 4208 838 5.0 33 14 20 243 171 340 2155 18 19 5.8 103 466 2053 14 4.4 120
Lg Rank Offense 13 6 2 12 10 5 7 2 2 9 11 9 14 6
Lg Rank Defense 8 8 8 5 9 2 5 6 7 9 12 15 8 14

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 21 boxscore W 1-0 Minnesota Vikings 24 23 13 320 205 115 2 13 327 230 97 2
2 Sun September 28 boxscore L 1-1 @ Detroit Lions 0 24 10 187 101 86 1 18 241 119 122 1
3 Sun October 5 boxscore W 2-1 Chicago Bears 28 24 16 267 179 88 1 22 380 201 179 3
4 Sun October 12 boxscore W 3-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 7 14 208 132 76 1 19 231 84 147 4
5 Sun October 19 boxscore L 3-2 @ Washington Redskins 14 20 20 318 139 179 1 16 280 108 172 2
6 Mon October 27 boxscore L 3-3 @ Dallas Cowboys 3 25 8 166 126 40 2 21 370 153 217 3
7 Sun November 2 boxscore L 3-4 Philadelphia Eagles 20 23 13 292 188 104 1 17 295 164 131 4
8 Sun November 9 boxscore L 3-5 @ St. Louis Cardinals 17 42 21 343 240 103 1 23 403 206 197
9 Sun November 16 boxscore L 3-6 New Orleans Saints 24 25 18 364 256 108 2 16 296 145 151
10 Sun November 23 boxscore L 3-7 @ Cleveland Browns 17 28 20 376 259 117 6 14 268 115 153 2
11 Sun November 30 boxscore L 3-8 @ Green Bay Packers 10 20 17 325 182 143 2 16 274 133 141 3
12 Sun December 7 boxscore W 4-8 St. Louis Cardinals 49 6 33 517 327 190 2 10 181 136 45 4
13 Sun December 14 boxscore W 5-8 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 21 17 18 297 184 113 1 14 311 206 105 2
14 Sun December 21 boxscore W 6-8 Cleveland Browns 27 14 14 388 257 131 24 351 155 196 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* 29 QB 14 14 6-8-0 220 409 53.8% 2918 23 5.6 8 2.0 65 7.1 7.4 13.3 208.4 87.2 36 289 5.91 6.13 8.1 4 4
19 Gary Wood 27 12 0 10 16 62.5% 106 1 6.3 0 0.0 25 6.6 7.9 10.6 8.8 102.6 0 0 6.63 7.88 0.0
16 Milt Plum 34 1 0 3 9 33.3% 37 0 0.0 0 0.0 23 4.1 4.1 12.3 37.0 47.0 1 12 2.50 2.50 10.0
23 Ernie Koy 27 HB/P 14 0 1 1 100.0% 15 0 0.0 0 0.0 15 15.0 15.0 15.0 1.1 118.7 0 0 15.00 15.00 0.0
Team Total 26.9 14 6-8-0 234 435 53.8% 3076 24 5.5 8 1.8 65 7.1 7.3 13.1 219.7 87.1 37 301 5.88 6.13 7.8 4 4
Opp Total 14 171 340 50.3% 2430 18 5.3 19 5.6 7.1 5.69 14.2 173.6 68.1 32 275 5.8 4.5 8.6

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
40 Joe Morrison 32 FB 14 0 107 387 4 13 3.6 27.6 7.6 44 647 14.7 7 65 3.1 46.2 1034 11 0
34 Junior Coffey 27 6 0 82 343 1 20 4.2 57.2 13.7 6 25 4.2 1 28 1.0 4.2 368 2 4
23 Ernie Koy 27 HB/P 14 0 76 300 2 24 3.9 21.4 5.4 19 152 8.0 4 41 1.4 10.9 452 6 1
10 Fran Tarkenton* 29 QB 14 14 37 172 0 21 4.6 12.3 2.6 172 0 7
27 Randy Minniear 26 11 0 35 141 1 16 4.0 12.8 3.2 6 68 11.3 0 21 0.5 6.2 209 1 2
24 Tucker Frederickson 26 5 0 33 136 0 19 4.1 27.2 6.6 14 95 6.8 1 16 2.8 19.0 231 1 0
29 John Fuqua 23 KR 13 0 20 89 0 35 4.5 6.8 1.5 3 11 3.7 0 6 0.2 0.8 100 0 2
45 Homer Jones 28 SE 14 0 3 8 0 9 2.7 0.6 0.2 42 744 17.7 1 54 3.0 53.1 752 1 0
83 Dave Dunaway 24 3 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 1.3 0.3 2 37 18.5 0 25 0.7 12.3 41 0 0
84 Rich Houston 24 6 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 1.8 0.2 2 69 34.5 0 46 0.3 11.5 80 0 0
16 Milt Plum 34 1 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -1.0 1.0 -1 0 1
19 Gary Wood 27 12 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.3 0.1 3 0 0
85 Don Herrmann 22 FL 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 423 12.8 5 62 2.8 35.3 423 5 1
81 Freeman White 26 TE 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 315 10.9 1 23 2.2 24.2 315 1 0
88 Aaron Thomas 32 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 348 15.8 3 37 2.2 34.8 348 3 0
86 Butch Wilson 28 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 132 13.2 0 33 0.7 9.4 132 0 0
87 Rich Kotite 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 2.0 1 2 0.3 0.7 2 1 0
69 Willie Young 26 LT 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.6 8 0 0
Team Total 26.9 14 397 1593 8 35 4.0 113.8 28.4 234 3076 13.1 24 65 16.7 219.7 4669 32 21
Opp Total 14 466 2053 14 4.4 146.6 33.3 171 2155 12.6 18 12.2 153.9 4208 32 23

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
29 John Fuqua 23 KR 13 0 20 399 0 31 20.0 499
84 Rich Houston 24 6 0 12 252 0 33 21.0 332
43 Spider Lockhart 26 PR/RS 11 0 10 29 0 11 2.9 1 19 0 19 19.0 48
49 Jim Holifield 23 14 0 8 156 0 28 19.5 156
27 Randy Minniear 26 11 0 3 15 0 9 5.0 5 83 0 27 16.6 307
41 Willie Williams* 27 RCB 14 0 6 96 0 21 16.0 96
48 Al Brenner 22 6 0 2 6 0 3 3.0 2 39 0 21 19.5 45
44 Tom Longo 27 13 0 2 31 0 17 15.5 31
Team Total 26.9 14 15 50 0 11 3.3 56 1075 0 33 19.2 5794
Opp Total 14 41 449 2 11.0 45 1100 0 24.4

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 27 K 14 0 3 3 5 4 4 1 8 3 1 21 11 52.4%% 33 33 100.0%% 12 491 61 0 40.9
23 Ernie Koy 27 HB/P 14 0 24 856 54 0 35.7
33 Curley Johnson 34 5 0 22 823 66 2 37.4
83 Dave Dunaway 24 3 0 13 497 52 0 38.2
27 Randy Minniear 26 11 0 2 77 45 0 38.5
Team Total 26.9 14 3 3 5 4 4 1 8 3 1 21 11 52.4%% 33 33 100.0%% 73 2744 66 2 37.6
Opp Total 14 29 18 62.1%% 35 32 91.4%% 53 2062 38.9

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
10 Fran Tarkenton* 29 QB 14 14 0 7 2 0 0
41 Willie Williams* 27 RCB 14 0 4 19 0 19 0 0 0 2 4 0
43 Spider Lockhart 26 PR/RS 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
44 Tom Longo 27 13 0 2 31 0 26 0 0 0 3 0 0
21 Bruce Maher 32 LS 14 0 5 112 0 48 0
34 Junior Coffey 27 6 0 0 4 0 0 0
20 Scott Eaton 25 LCB 14 0 2 23 1 23 0 0 0 1 0 0
55 Ralph Heck 28 MLB 14 0 2 31 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
49 Jim Holifield 23 14 0 1 5 0 5 0 0 1 1 0 0
89 Fred Dryer 23 RDE 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
29 John Fuqua 23 KR 13 0 0 2 0 0 0
27 Randy Minniear 26 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
73 Frank Molden 27 7 0 0 0 2 10 0
40 Joe Morrison 32 FB 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
16 Milt Plum 34 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
82 McKinley Boston 24 lde 14 6 0 0 1 0 0
56 Tommy Crutcher 28 RLB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
66 Henry Davis 27 LLB 13 0 0 0 1 9 0
85 Don Herrmann 22 FL 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
33 Curley Johnson 34 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
23 Ernie Koy 27 HB/P 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.9 14 19 221 1 48 0 0 21 21 23 0
Opp Total 14 37 23 9 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
3 Pete Gogolak 27 K 14 0 33 11 66
40 Joe Morrison 32 FB 14 0 4 7 11 66
23 Ernie Koy 27 HB/P 14 0 2 4 6 36
85 Don Herrmann 22 FL 12 0 5 5 30
88 Aaron Thomas 32 10 0 3 3 18
34 Junior Coffey 27 6 0 1 1 2 12
20 Scott Eaton 25 LCB 14 0 1 1 6
24 Tucker Frederickson 26 5 0 1 1 6
45 Homer Jones 28 SE 14 0 1 1 6
87 Rich Kotite 27 3 0 1 1 6
27 Randy Minniear 26 11 0 1 1 6
81 Freeman White 26 TE 13 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.9 14 8 24 1 33 33 11 264
Opp Total 14 14 18 2 32 18 1 298

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1969-09-21 MIN W, 24-23 2 54 pass Homer Jones 54 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
2 1969-09-21 MIN W, 24-23 4 16 pass Don Herrmann 16 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
3 1969-09-21 MIN W, 24-23 4 10 pass Don Herrmann 10 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
4 1969-10-05 CHI W, 28-24 1 42 pass Don Herrmann 42 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
5 1969-10-05 CHI W, 28-24 1 23 pass Freeman White 23 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
6 1969-10-05 CHI W, 28-24 2 17 pass Don Herrmann 17 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
7 1969-10-05 CHI W, 28-24 4 26 pass Joe Morrison 26 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
8 1969-10-12 PIT W, 10-7 1 7 pass Joe Morrison 7 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
9 1969-10-19 @ WAS L, 14-20 2 11 rush Joe Morrison 11 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
10 1969-10-19 @ WAS L, 14-20 3 2 rush Randy Minniear 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
11 1969-11-02 PHI L, 20-23 3 1 rush Junior Coffey 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
12 1969-11-02 PHI L, 20-23 4 23 interception Scott Eaton 23 yard interception return (Pete Gogolak kick)
13 1969-11-09 @ STL L, 17-42 1 17 pass Aaron Thomas 17 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
14 1969-11-09 @ STL L, 17-42 4 5 pass Ernie Koy 5 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
15 1969-11-16 NOR L, 24-25 2 1 rush Joe Morrison 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
16 1969-11-16 NOR L, 24-25 2 50 pass Joe Morrison 50 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
17 1969-11-16 NOR L, 24-25 4 6 pass Tucker Frederickson 6 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
18 1969-11-23 @ CLE L, 17-28 2 23 pass Aaron Thomas 23 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
19 1969-11-23 @ CLE L, 17-28 3 2 pass Junior Coffey 2 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
20 1969-11-30 @ GNB L, 10-20 2 35 pass Aaron Thomas 35 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
21 1969-12-07 STL W, 49-6 1 1 rush Joe Morrison 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
22 1969-12-07 STL W, 49-6 2 5 pass Joe Morrison 5 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
23 1969-12-07 STL W, 49-6 2 3 pass Don Herrmann 3 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
24 1969-12-07 STL W, 49-6 3 24 pass Joe Morrison 24 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
25 1969-12-07 STL W, 49-6 3 2 pass Ernie Koy 2 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
26 1969-12-07 STL W, 49-6 3 3 rush Ernie Koy 3 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
27 1969-12-07 STL W, 49-6 4 2 pass Rich Kotite 2 yard pass from Gary Wood (Pete Gogolak kick)
28 1969-12-14 @ PIT W, 21-17 1 34 pass Ernie Koy 34 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
29 1969-12-14 @ PIT W, 21-17 2 10 pass Joe Morrison 10 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
30 1969-12-14 @ PIT W, 21-17 4 4 pass Ernie Koy 4 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
31 1969-12-21 CLE W, 27-14 2 1 rush Ernie Koy 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
32 1969-12-21 CLE W, 27-14 4 1 pass Joe Morrison 1 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
33 1969-12-21 CLE W, 27-14 4 1 rush Joe Morrison 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1969-09-21 MIN L, 23-24 2 47 pass John Henderson 47 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Fred Cox kick)
2 1969-09-21 MIN L, 23-24 2 48 pass Gene Washington 48 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Fred Cox kick)
3 1969-09-28 @ DET W, 24-0 2 2 rush Mel Farr 2 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
4 1969-09-28 @ DET W, 24-0 3 15 pass Nick Eddy 15 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
5 1969-09-28 @ DET W, 24-0 4 74 punt Lem Barney 74 yard punt return (Errol Mann kick)
6 1969-10-05 CHI L, 24-28 2 8 pass Bob Wallace 8 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Mac Percival kick)
7 1969-10-05 CHI L, 24-28 2 15 pass Austin Denney 15 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Mac Percival kick)
8 1969-10-05 CHI L, 24-28 3 1 rush Jack Concannon 1 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
9 1969-10-12 PIT L, 7-10 4 18 rush Dick Shiner 18 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
10 1969-10-19 @ WAS W, 20-14 3 1 rush Charlie Harraway 1 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
11 1969-10-19 @ WAS W, 20-14 4 15 rush Charlie Harraway 15 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
12 1969-10-19 @ WAS W, 20-14 4 86 punt Rickie Harris 86 yard punt return
13 1969-10-27 @ DAL W, 25-3 4 16 pass Lance Rentzel 16 yard pass from Craig Morton (Mike Clark kick)
14 1969-10-27 @ DAL W, 25-3 4 40 pass Bob Hayes 40 yard pass from Calvin Hill (Mike Clark kick)
15 1969-11-02 PHI W, 23-20 2 7 pass Ben Hawkins 7 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
16 1969-11-02 PHI W, 23-20 4 24 pass Ben Hawkins 24 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
17 1969-11-09 @ STL W, 42-17 1 10 pass Johnny Roland 10 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
18 1969-11-09 @ STL W, 42-17 1 2 rush Johnny Roland 2 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
19 1969-11-09 @ STL W, 42-17 2 3 rush Johnny Roland 3 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
20 1969-11-09 @ STL W, 42-17 3 1 rush Cid Edwards 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
21 1969-11-09 @ STL W, 42-17 4 4 rush Roy Shivers 4 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
22 1969-11-09 @ STL W, 42-17 4 60 pass John Gilliam 60 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
23 1969-11-16 NOR W, 25-24 2 51 pass Andy Livingston 51 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Tom Dempsey kick)
24 1969-11-16 NOR W, 25-24 2 17 blocked punt Steve Preece 17 yard blocked punt return
25 1969-11-23 @ CLE W, 28-17 1 23 rush Leroy Kelly 23 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
26 1969-11-23 @ CLE W, 28-17 1 30 rush Leroy Kelly 30 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
27 1969-11-23 @ CLE W, 28-17 2 1 rush Leroy Kelly 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
28 1969-11-23 @ CLE W, 28-17 4 24 pass Gary Collins 24 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
29 1969-11-30 @ GNB W, 20-10 1 39 pass Donny Anderson 39 yard pass from Don Horn (Booth Lusteg kick)
30 1969-11-30 @ GNB W, 20-10 2 41 pass Carroll Dale 41 yard pass from Don Horn
31 1969-11-30 @ GNB W, 20-10 3 27 rush Travis Williams 27 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
32 1969-12-14 @ PIT L, 17-21 2 15 pass Roy Jefferson 15 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Gene Mingo kick)
33 1969-12-14 @ PIT L, 17-21 2 9 pass Roy Jefferson 9 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Gene Mingo kick)
34 1969-12-21 CLE L, 14-27 1 40 pass Paul Warfield 40 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
35 1969-12-21 CLE L, 14-27 3 2 rush Leroy Kelly 2 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)