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1970 New York Giants

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9-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFC East Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.0, Offense: 1.9, Defense: 0.1, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 301 points (21.5/g), 8th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 270 points (19.3/g), 15th.
 Differential of 31 points (2.2/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 7.9-6.1.

Coach: Alex Webster (9-5-0)

Stadium: Yankee Stadium
 Training Camp: Long Island University - C.W. Post (Brookville, New York)

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 301 4433 905 4.9 26 14 13 257 230 403 2634 19 12 6.0 150 465 1799 11 3.9 94
Team Defense 270 4063 818 5.0 30 13 15 223 186 364 2371 19 17 5.9 110 419 1692 11 4.0 98
Lg Rank Offense 8 5 5 10 2 8 4 7 4 6 7 10 12 13
Lg Rank Defense 15 17 19 19 13 8 19 18 19 21 11 13 14 19

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 19 boxscore L 0-1 Chicago Bears 16 24 16 311 253 58 3 18 256 158 98 3
2 Sun September 27 boxscore L 0-2 @ Dallas Cowboys 10 28 15 238 139 99 3 24 360 161 199 2
3 Sun October 4 boxscore L 0-3 @ New Orleans Saints 10 14 22 361 210 151 3 10 183 92 91 3
4 Sun October 11 boxscore W 1-3 Philadelphia Eagles 30 23 17 330 156 174 2 16 367 273 94 4
5 Sun October 18 boxscore W 2-3 @ Boston Patriots 16 0 13 224 102 122 14 155 62 93 3
6 Sun October 25 boxscore W 3-3 St. Louis Cardinals 35 17 20 371 268 103 1 19 329 203 126 2
7 Sun November 1 boxscore W 4-3 @ New York Jets 22 10 15 240 140 100 16 237 135 102 4
8 Sun November 8 boxscore W 5-3 Dallas Cowboys 23 20 20 338 136 202 3 9 263 161 102
9 Sun November 15 boxscore W 6-3 Washington Redskins 35 33 29 485 299 186 2 17 411 244 167 1
10 Mon November 23 boxscore L 6-4 @ Philadelphia Eagles 20 23 17 287 178 109 3 18 281 164 117 2
11 Sun November 29 boxscore W 7-4 @ Washington Redskins 27 24 23 401 251 150 1 18 356 189 167 2
12 Sun December 6 boxscore W 8-4 Buffalo Bills 20 6 15 270 119 151 3 13 180 107 73 2
13 Sun December 13 boxscore W 9-4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 34 17 22 361 217 144 13 344 273 71 2
14 Sun December 20 boxscore L 9-5 Los Angeles Rams 3 31 13 216 166 50 2 18 341 149 192

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* 30 QB 14 14 9-5-0 219 389 56.3% 2777 19 4.9 12 3.1 59 7.1 6.7 12.7 198.4 82.2 36 249 5.95 5.57 8.5 2 5
11 Dick Shiner 28 14 0 9 12 75.0% 87 0 0.0 0 0.0 26 7.3 7.3 9.7 6.2 94.8 1 9 6.00 6.00 7.7
28 Bobby Duhon 24 PR 14 0 2 2 100.0% 28 0 0.0 0 0.0 15 14.0 14.0 14.0 2.0 118.7 0 0 14.00 14.00 0.0
Team Total 26.6 14 9-5-0 230 403 57.1% 2892 19 4.7 12 3.0 59 7.2 6.8 12.6 206.6 82.9 37 258 5.99 5.62 8.4 2 5
Opp Total 14 186 364 51.1% 2650 19 5.2 17 4.7 7.3 6.22 14.2 189.3 72.9 35 279 5.9 5.0 8.8

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
30 Ron Johnson*+ 23 RB 14 14 263 1027 8 68 3.9 73.4 18.8 48 487 10.1 4 50 3.4 34.8 1514 12 5
24 Tucker Frederickson 27 FB 14 12 120 375 1 15 3.1 26.8 8.6 40 408 10.2 3 57 2.9 29.1 783 4 8
10 Fran Tarkenton* 30 QB 14 14 43 236 2 20 5.5 16.9 3.1 236 2 3
28 Bobby Duhon 24 PR 14 0 18 111 0 38 6.2 7.9 1.3 4 58 14.5 0 22 0.3 4.1 169 0 4
40 Joe Morrison 33 10 3 11 25 0 7 2.3 2.5 1.1 11 136 12.4 0 25 1.1 13.6 161 0 1
18 Clifton McNeil 30 WR 14 14 4 7 0 9 1.8 0.5 0.3 50 764 15.3 4 59 3.6 54.6 771 4 0
25 Les Shy 26 KR 13 0 4 13 0 6 3.3 1.0 0.3 2 8 4.0 0 6 0.2 0.6 21 0 3
23 Ernie Koy 28 12 0 2 5 0 7 2.5 0.4 0.2 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.8 15 0 0
38 Bob Tucker 25 TE 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 40 571 14.3 5 41 2.9 40.8 571 5 0
85 Don Herrmann 23 WR 13 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 290 12.1 2 21 1.8 22.3 290 2 0
88 Aaron Thomas 33 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 92 15.3 1 29 0.4 6.6 92 1 0
84 Rich Houston 25 13 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 68 17.0 0 35 0.3 5.2 68 0 1
Team Total 26.6 14 465 1799 11 68 3.9 128.5 33.2 230 2892 12.6 19 59 16.4 206.6 4691 30 29
Opp Total 14 419 1692 11 4.0 120.9 29.9 186 2371 12.7 19 13.3 169.4 4063 30 31

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 Bobby Duhon 24 PR 14 0 19 157 1 45 8.3 14 255 0 34 18.2 581
25 Les Shy 26 KR 13 0 21 544 0 62 25.9 565
43 Spider Lockhart 27 FS 14 14 9 31 0 10 3.4 31
84 Rich Houston 25 13 4 8 173 0 32 21.6 241
30 Ron Johnson*+ 23 RB 14 14 5 140 0 69 28.0 1654
33 Joe Green 22 14 0 2 26 0 18 13.0 26
48 Al Brenner 23 1 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
51 John Douglas 25 14 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
56 Pat Hughes 23 14 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
Team Total 26.6 14 29 193 1 45 6.7 52 1157 0 69 22.3 6041
Opp Total 14 21 61 0 2.9 57 1359 1 23.8

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
3 Pete Gogolak 28 K 14 0 5 5 14 11 3 1 15 7 4 1 41 25 61.0%% 32 32 100.0%%
36 Bill Johnson 26 P 11 0 43 1700 68 1 39.5
23 Ernie Koy 28 12 0 11 369 44 0 33.5
Team Total 26.6 14 5 5 14 11 3 1 15 7 4 1 41 25 61.0%% 32 32 100.0%% 54 2069 68 1 38.3
Opp Total 14 29 16 55.2%% 32 30 93.8%% 62 2461 39.7

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
24 Tucker Frederickson 27 FB 14 12 0 8 0 0 0
43 Spider Lockhart 27 FS 14 14 4 51 0 25 0 0 1 2 0 0
10 Fran Tarkenton* 30 QB 14 14 0 3 3 0 0
41 Willie Williams 28 RCB 14 14 6 114 0 52 0
28 Bobby Duhon 24 PR 14 0 0 4 1 0 0
30 Ron Johnson*+ 23 RB 14 14 0 5 0 0 0
44 Tom Longo 28 SS 14 14 2 33 0 33 0 0 0 3 0 0
25 Les Shy 26 KR 13 0 0 3 2 0 0
20 Scott Eaton 26 LCB 8 7 2 8 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
64 Matt Hazeltine 37 RLB 14 14 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 2 24 0
89 Fred Dryer 24 RDE 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
84 Rich Houston 25 13 4 0 1 1 0 0
36 Bill Johnson 26 P 11 0 0 1 1 0 0
53 Greg Larson 31 C 14 14 0 2 0 -6 0
65 Pete Case 30 7 4 0 0 1 0 0
58 Jim Files 22 MLB 14 14 1 8 0 8 0 1
55 Ralph Heck 29 LLB 14 14 1 3 0 3 0
85 Don Herrmann 23 WR 13 9 0 0 1 0 0
73 Jim Kanicki 29 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
52 John Kirby 28 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
23 Ernie Koy 28 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
71 Bob Lurtsema 28 LDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
18 Clifton McNeil 30 WR 14 14 0 0 1 0 1
40 Joe Morrison 33 10 3 0 1 0 0 0
38 Bob Tucker 25 TE 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.6 14 17 223 0 52 0 0 29 26 18 1 1
Opp Total 14 37 31 18

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 28 K 14 0 32 25 107
30 Ron Johnson*+ 23 RB 14 14 8 4 12 72
18 Clifton McNeil 30 WR 14 14 4 1 5 30
38 Bob Tucker 25 TE 14 13 5 5 30
24 Tucker Frederickson 27 FB 14 12 1 3 4 24
85 Don Herrmann 23 WR 13 9 2 2 12
10 Fran Tarkenton* 30 QB 14 14 2 2 12
28 Bobby Duhon 24 PR 14 0 1 1 6
88 Aaron Thomas 33 14 1 1 1 6
58 Jim Files 22 MLB 14 14 1 2
Team Total 26.6 14 11 19 1 1 32 32 25 1 301
Opp Total 14 11 19 1 1 30 16 270

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-19 CHI L, 16-24 1 12 pass Ron Johnson 12 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
2 1970-09-27 @ DAL L, 10-28 2 1 rush Ron Johnson 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
3 1970-10-04 @ NOR L, 10-14 1 22 pass Ron Johnson 22 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
4 1970-10-11 PHI W, 30-23 1 68 rush Ron Johnson 68 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
5 1970-10-11 PHI W, 30-23 1 45 punt Bobby Duhon 45 yard punt return (Pete Gogolak kick)
6 1970-10-11 PHI W, 30-23 4 34 rush Ron Johnson 34 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
7 1970-10-18 @ BOS W, 16-0 2 28 pass Clifton McNeil 28 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
8 1970-10-25 STL W, 35-17 1 3 pass Aaron Thomas 3 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
9 1970-10-25 STL W, 35-17 1 41 pass Bob Tucker 41 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
10 1970-10-25 STL W, 35-17 2 13 pass Clifton McNeil 13 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
11 1970-10-25 STL W, 35-17 4 17 pass Bob Tucker 17 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
12 1970-10-25 STL W, 35-17 4 6 pass Don Herrmann 6 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
13 1970-11-01 @ NYJ W, 22-10 3 9 pass Bob Tucker 9 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
14 1970-11-01 @ NYJ W, 22-10 3 11 pass Clifton McNeil 11 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
15 1970-11-08 DAL W, 23-20 3 4 rush Ron Johnson 4 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
16 1970-11-08 DAL W, 23-20 4 13 pass Ron Johnson 13 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
17 1970-11-15 WAS W, 35-33 1 1 rush Tucker Frederickson 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
18 1970-11-15 WAS W, 35-33 2 0 fumble Clifton McNeil 0 yard fumble return (Pete Gogolak kick)
19 1970-11-15 WAS W, 35-33 4 5 rush Ron Johnson 5 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
20 1970-11-15 WAS W, 35-33 4 57 pass Tucker Frederickson 57 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
21 1970-11-15 WAS W, 35-33 4 9 rush Ron Johnson 9 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
22 1970-11-23 @ PHI L, 20-23 2 2 rush Ron Johnson 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
23 1970-11-23 @ PHI L, 20-23 3 1 rush Fran Tarkenton 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
24 1970-11-29 @ WAS W, 27-24 2 1 rush Ron Johnson 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
25 1970-11-29 @ WAS W, 27-24 3 5 pass Tucker Frederickson 5 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
26 1970-11-29 @ WAS W, 27-24 3 10 pass Bob Tucker 10 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
27 1970-12-06 BUF W, 20-6 4 9 pass Clifton McNeil 9 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
28 1970-12-06 BUF W, 20-6 4 4 pass Tucker Frederickson 4 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
29 1970-12-13 @ STL W, 34-17 1 14 pass Bob Tucker 14 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
30 1970-12-13 @ STL W, 34-17 2 20 pass Don Herrmann 20 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
31 1970-12-13 @ STL W, 34-17 2 3 rush Fran Tarkenton 3 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
32 1970-12-13 @ STL W, 34-17 4 9 pass Ron Johnson 9 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-19 CHI W, 24-16 1 95 kickoff Cecil Turner 95 yard kickoff return (Mac Percival kick)
2 1970-09-19 CHI W, 24-16 3 1 rush Jack Concannon 1 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
3 1970-09-19 CHI W, 24-16 4 19 pass Dick Gordon 19 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Mac Percival kick)
4 1970-09-27 @ DAL W, 28-10 3 3 rush Calvin Hill 3 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
5 1970-09-27 @ DAL W, 28-10 3 18 rush Walt Garrison 18 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
6 1970-09-27 @ DAL W, 28-10 4 58 pass Bob Hayes 58 yard pass from Lance Rentzel (Mike Clark kick)
7 1970-09-27 @ DAL W, 28-10 4 24 pass Bob Hayes 24 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Mike Clark kick)
8 1970-10-04 @ NOR W, 14-10 2 15 pass Ken Burrough 15 yard pass from Ed Hargett (Tom Dempsey kick)
9 1970-10-04 @ NOR W, 14-10 4 0 fumble Al Dodd 0 yard fumble return (Tom Dempsey kick)
10 1970-10-11 PHI L, 23-30 2 20 pass Harold Jackson 20 yard pass from Norm Snead
11 1970-10-11 PHI L, 23-30 3 79 pass Harold Jackson 79 yard pass from Norm Snead (Mark Moseley kick)
12 1970-10-11 PHI L, 23-30 4 1 rush Tom Woodeshick 1 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
13 1970-10-25 STL L, 17-35 2 1 rush MacArthur Lane 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
14 1970-10-25 STL L, 17-35 4 34 pass Dave Williams 34 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
15 1970-11-01 @ NYJ L, 10-22 2 8 pass George Nock 8 yard pass from Al Woodall (Jim Turner kick)
16 1970-11-08 DAL L, 20-23 1 38 pass Bob Hayes 38 yard pass from Craig Morton (Mike Clark kick)
17 1970-11-08 DAL L, 20-23 2 80 pass Bob Hayes 80 yard pass from Craig Morton (Mike Clark kick)
18 1970-11-15 WAS L, 33-35 3 57 rush Charlie Harraway 57 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
19 1970-11-15 WAS L, 33-35 3 10 rush Charlie Harraway 10 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
20 1970-11-15 WAS L, 33-35 3 28 pass Charley Taylor 28 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
21 1970-11-23 @ PHI W, 23-20 2 1 rush Norm Snead 1 yard rush
22 1970-11-23 @ PHI W, 23-20 3 1 pass Fred Hill 1 yard pass from Norm Snead (Mark Moseley kick)
23 1970-11-23 @ PHI W, 23-20 4 1 rush Norm Snead 1 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
24 1970-11-29 @ WAS L, 24-27 3 66 pass Walter Roberts 66 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
25 1970-11-29 @ WAS L, 24-27 4 5 pass Jon Henderson 5 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
26 1970-11-29 @ WAS L, 24-27 4 15 pass Larry Brown 15 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
27 1970-12-13 @ STL L, 17-34 3 78 pass MacArthur Lane 78 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
28 1970-12-13 @ STL L, 17-34 4 47 pass Jackie Smith 47 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
29 1970-12-20 RAM W, 31-3 1 5 pass Pat Studstill 5 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
30 1970-12-20 RAM W, 31-3 2 40 pass Pat Studstill 40 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
31 1970-12-20 RAM W, 31-3 2 4 rush Willie Ellison 4 yard rush (David Ray kick)
32 1970-12-20 RAM W, 31-3 3 1 rush Les Josephson 1 yard rush (David Ray kick)