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1971 New York Giants

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4-10-0, Finished 5th in NFC East Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.0, Offense: -1.7, Defense: -6.3, SoS: 1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 228 points (16.3/g), 21st of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 362 points (25.9/g), 25th.
 Differential of -134 points (-9.6/g), 25th.  Expected W-L: 3.5-10.5.

Coach: Alex Webster (4-10-0)

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 228 4175 896 4.7 45 20 10 236 268 462 2714 14 25 5.4 140 394 1461 11 3.7 86
Team Defense 362 4366 800 5.5 30 15 12 228 173 333 2307 25 15 6.6 112 449 2059 12 4.6 104
Lg Rank Offense 21 10 21 22 9 1 3 14 17 15 22 22 15 19
Lg Rank Defense 25 21 22 14 12 3 18 26 22 26 12 19 13 23

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 19 boxscore W 1-0 @ Green Bay Packers 42 40 12 323 221 102 1 17 348 224 124 5
2 Sun September 26 boxscore L 1-1 Washington Redskins 3 30 13 156 88 68 2 19 427 301 126
3 Sun October 3 boxscore W 2-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 21 20 16 301 220 81 2 14 305 176 129 4
4 Mon October 11 boxscore L 2-2 @ Dallas Cowboys 13 20 18 332 265 67 5 21 401 179 222 6
5 Sun October 17 boxscore L 2-3 Baltimore Colts 7 31 15 251 164 87 5 19 363 122 241
6 Sun October 24 boxscore L 2-4 @ Philadelphia Eagles 7 23 16 236 71 165 5 15 212 43 169 1
7 Sun October 31 boxscore L 2-5 Minnesota Vikings 10 17 13 252 127 125 1 13 278 161 117 2
8 Sun November 7 boxscore W 3-5 San Diego Chargers 35 17 21 417 260 157 1 18 319 227 92 3
9 Sun November 14 boxscore W 4-5 @ Atlanta Falcons 21 17 19 324 152 172 3 13 219 139 80 2
10 Sun November 21 boxscore L 4-6 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 13 17 22 419 273 146 3 11 175 60 115
11 Sun November 28 boxscore L 4-7 St. Louis Cardinals 7 24 15 285 211 74 6 21 344 137 207 3
12 Sun December 5 boxscore L 4-8 @ Washington Redskins 7 23 15 254 165 89 5 9 190 35 155 1
13 Sun December 12 boxscore L 4-9 Dallas Cowboys 14 42 17 247 183 64 4 23 439 242 197 3
14 Sun December 19 boxscore L 4-10 Philadelphia Eagles 28 41 24 378 314 64 2 15 346 261 85

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 31 QB 13 13 4-9-0 226 386 58.5% 2567 11 2.8 21 5.4 81 6.7 4.8 11.4 197.5 65.4 27 232 5.65 3.90 6.5 1 1
11 Randy Johnson 27 qb 5 1 0-1-0 41 74 55.4% 477 3 4.1 3 4.1 45 6.4 5.4 11.6 95.4 71.7 13 116 4.15 3.29 14.9
15 Tom Blanchard 23 P 14 0 1 1 100.0% 18 0 0.0 0 0.0 18 18.0 18.0 18.0 1.3 118.7 0 0 18.00 18.00 0.0
28 Bobby Duhon 25 PR/RB 13 11 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
Team Total 26.3 14 4-10-0 268 462 58.0% 3062 14 3.0 25 5.4 81 6.6 4.8 11.4 218.7 65.6 40 348 5.41 3.72 8.0 1 1
Opp Total 14 173 333 52.0% 2458 25 7.5 15 4.5 7.4 6.86 14.2 175.6 82.4 18 151 6.6 6.1 5.1

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
28 Bobby Duhon 25 PR/RB 13 11 93 344 1 27 3.7 26.5 7.2 25 266 10.6 0 26 1.9 20.5 610 1 6
24 Tucker Frederickson 28 FB 10 8 64 242 0 37 3.8 24.2 6.4 21 114 5.4 1 20 2.1 11.4 356 1 1
22 Rocky Thompson 24 KR 14 1 54 177 1 23 3.3 12.6 3.9 16 85 5.3 0 12 1.1 6.1 262 1 5
31 Charlie Evans 23 6 2 48 171 5 17 3.6 28.5 8.0 13 144 11.1 0 25 2.2 24.0 315 5 2
40 Joe Morrison 34 13 3 38 131 0 20 3.4 10.1 2.9 40 411 10.3 1 45 3.1 31.6 542 1 1
30 Ron Johnson 24 2 2 32 156 1 17 4.9 78.0 16.0 6 47 7.8 0 30 3.0 23.5 203 1 2
10 Fran Tarkenton 31 QB 13 13 30 111 3 16 3.7 8.5 2.3 111 3 4
34 Junior Coffey 29 6 2 22 70 0 10 3.2 11.7 3.7 5 20 4.0 0 11 0.8 3.3 90 0 2
11 Randy Johnson 27 qb 5 1 6 29 0 17 4.8 5.8 1.2 29 0 4
84 Rich Houston 26 WR 13 12 2 2 0 2 1.0 0.2 0.2 24 426 17.8 4 81 1.8 32.8 428 4 0
88 Coleman Zeno 25 2 1 2 10 0 7 5.0 5.0 1.0 5 97 19.4 0 53 2.5 48.5 107 0 1
38 Bob Tucker 26 TE 12 12 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 59 791 13.4 4 63 4.9 65.9 792 4 3
83 Reggie Rucker 24 4 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 3.5 0.3 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.3 2.3 23 0 0
45 Pete Athas 25 13 5 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 3 0 1
85 Don Herrmann 24 WR 9 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 297 11.0 1 22 3.0 33.0 297 1 0
18 Clifton McNeil 31 6 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 209 13.1 1 24 2.7 34.8 209 1 0
87 Rich Kotite 29 14 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 146 14.6 2 43 0.7 10.4 146 2 0
Team Total 26.3 14 394 1461 11 37 3.7 104.4 28.1 268 3062 11.4 14 81 19.1 218.7 4523 25 37
Opp Total 14 449 2059 12 4.6 147.1 32.1 173 2307 13.3 25 12.4 164.8 4366 37 29

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 Rocky Thompson 24 KR 14 1 36 947 1 93 26.3 1209
28 Bobby Duhon 25 PR/RB 13 11 12 77 0 15 6.4 11 200 0 24 18.2 887
44 Richmond Flowers 24 8 1 8 156 0 28 19.5 156
33 Joe Green 23 14 2 5 106 0 41 21.2 106
43 Spider Lockhart 28 FS 13 13 4 24 0 15 6.0 24
45 Pete Athas 25 13 5 3 21 0 10 7.0 24
51 John Douglas 26 RLB 14 14 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
89 Fred Dryer 25 RDE 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
78 Wayne Walton 23 14 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 19 122 0 15 6.4 63 1416 1 93 22.5 6061
Opp Total 14 50 319 0 6.4 45 1063 0 23.6

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
15 Tom Blanchard 23 P 14 0 66 2681 57 0 40.6
3 Pete Gogolak 29 K 14 0 1 1 3 3 7 2 6 17 6 35.3%% 30 30 100.0%%
Team Total 26.3 14 1 1 3 3 7 2 6 17 6 35.3%% 30 30 100.0%% 66 2681 57 0 40.6
Opp Total 14 32 22 68.8%% 42 42 100.0%% 61 2428 39.8

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 31 QB 13 13 0 4 4 -4 0
28 Bobby Duhon 25 PR/RB 13 11 0 6 1 0 0
22 Rocky Thompson 24 KR 14 1 0 5 2 0 0
43 Spider Lockhart 28 FS 13 13 3 60 0 31 0 0 1 2 8 0
41 Willie Williams 29 RCB 10 10 5 58 0 24 0 0 0 1 0 0
45 Pete Athas 25 13 5 2 52 1 37 0 0 1 2 2 0
11 Randy Johnson 27 qb 5 1 0 4 1 0 0
33 Joe Green 23 14 2 0 1 3 -3 1
15 Tom Blanchard 23 P 14 0 0 1 2 -12 0
58 Jim Files 23 MLB 14 14 1 29 0 29 0 0 0 2 0 0
40 Joe Morrison 34 13 3 0 1 2 0 0
38 Bob Tucker 26 TE 12 12 0 3 0 0 0
34 Junior Coffey 29 6 2 0 2 0 0 0
89 Fred Dryer 25 RDE 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
31 Charlie Evans 23 6 2 0 2 0 0 0
44 Richmond Flowers 24 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
24 Tucker Frederickson 28 FB 10 8 0 1 1 0 0
55 Ralph Heck 30 LLB 11 4 1 17 0 17 0 0 0 1 0 1
70 Bob Hyland 26 LG 14 14 0 1 1 -17 0
30 Ron Johnson 24 2 2 0 2 0 0 0
80 Henry Reed 23 LDE 14 9 1 11 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
20 Scott Eaton 27 SS 12 12 1 0 0 0 0
76 Roland Lakes 32 RDT 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
78 Wayne Walton 23 14 2 0 0 1 0 0
88 Coleman Zeno 25 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 15 227 1 37 0 0 37 30 -26 2
Opp Total 14 40 29 14 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 29 K 14 0 30 6 48
31 Charlie Evans 23 6 2 5 5 30
84 Rich Houston 26 WR 13 12 4 4 24
38 Bob Tucker 26 TE 12 12 4 4 24
10 Fran Tarkenton 31 QB 13 13 3 3 18
87 Rich Kotite 29 14 2 2 2 12
22 Rocky Thompson 24 KR 14 1 1 1 2 12
45 Pete Athas 25 13 5 1 1 6
21 Otto Brown 24 LCB 12 8 1 1 6
28 Bobby Duhon 25 PR/RB 13 11 1 1 6
24 Tucker Frederickson 28 FB 10 8 1 1 6
33 Joe Green 23 14 2 1 1 6
55 Ralph Heck 30 LLB 11 4 1 1 6
85 Don Herrmann 24 WR 9 8 1 1 6
30 Ron Johnson 24 2 2 1 1 6
18 Clifton McNeil 31 6 6 1 1 6
40 Joe Morrison 34 13 3 1 1 6
Team Total 26.3 14 11 14 1 2 1 1 30 30 6 228
Opp Total 14 12 25 4 42 22 1 362

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1971-09-19 @ GNB W, 42-40 2 6 pass Rich Houston 6 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
2 1971-09-19 @ GNB W, 42-40 2 39 pass Rich Houston 39 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
3 1971-09-19 @ GNB W, 42-40 2 0 fumble Ralph Heck 0 yard fumble return (Pete Gogolak kick)
4 1971-09-19 @ GNB W, 42-40 2 0 fumble Joe Green 0 yard fumble return (Pete Gogolak kick)
5 1971-09-19 @ GNB W, 42-40 3 81 pass Rich Houston 81 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
6 1971-09-19 @ GNB W, 42-40 3 20 pass Tucker Frederickson 20 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
7 1971-10-03 @ STL W, 21-20 1 93 kickoff Rocky Thompson 93 yard kickoff return (Pete Gogolak kick)
8 1971-10-03 @ STL W, 21-20 1 10 pass Bob Tucker 10 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
9 1971-10-03 @ STL W, 21-20 2 2 rush Fran Tarkenton 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
10 1971-10-11 @ DAL L, 13-20 4 24 pass Clifton McNeil 24 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
11 1971-10-17 BAL L, 7-31 1 7 rush Fran Tarkenton 7 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
12 1971-10-24 @ PHI L, 7-23 2 1 rush Charlie Evans 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
13 1971-10-31 MIN L, 10-17 2 3 rush Charlie Evans 3 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
14 1971-11-07 SDG W, 35-17 1 1 rush Ron Johnson 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
15 1971-11-07 SDG W, 35-17 2 9 rush Charlie Evans 9 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
16 1971-11-07 SDG W, 35-17 2 43 pass Rich Kotite 43 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
17 1971-11-07 SDG W, 35-17 4 1 rush Charlie Evans 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
18 1971-11-07 SDG W, 35-17 4 1 rush Charlie Evans 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
19 1971-11-14 @ ATL W, 21-17 1 10 pass Bob Tucker 10 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
20 1971-11-14 @ ATL W, 21-17 3 4 rush Bobby Duhon 4 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
21 1971-11-14 @ ATL W, 21-17 4 2 rush Fran Tarkenton 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
22 1971-11-21 @ PIT L, 13-17 1 26 pass Rich Houston 26 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
23 1971-11-28 STL L, 7-24 2 63 pass Bob Tucker 63 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
24 1971-12-05 @ WAS L, 7-23 4 0 fumble Otto Brown 0 yard fumble return (Pete Gogolak kick)
25 1971-12-12 DAL L, 14-42 2 6 pass Don Herrmann 6 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
26 1971-12-12 DAL L, 14-42 4 37 interception Pete Athas 37 yard interception return (Pete Gogolak kick)
27 1971-12-19 PHI L, 28-41 1 1 rush Rocky Thompson 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
28 1971-12-19 PHI L, 28-41 2 45 pass Joe Morrison 45 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Pete Gogolak kick)
29 1971-12-19 PHI L, 28-41 4 2 pass Rich Kotite 2 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Pete Gogolak kick)
30 1971-12-19 PHI L, 28-41 4 27 pass Bob Tucker 27 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Pete Gogolak kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1971-09-19 @ GNB L, 40-42 1 100 field goal Ken Ellis 100 yard field goal return (Dave Conway kick)
2 1971-09-19 @ GNB L, 40-42 2 19 pass Dave Hampton 19 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Dave Conway kick)
3 1971-09-19 @ GNB L, 40-42 3 21 pass Rich McGeorge 21 yard pass from Scott Hunter (Dave Conway kick)
4 1971-09-19 @ GNB L, 40-42 4 19 rush Donny Anderson 19 yard rush (Dave Conway kick)
5 1971-09-19 @ GNB L, 40-42 4 18 pass Carroll Dale 18 yard pass from Scott Hunter (Dave Conway kick)
6 1971-09-26 WAS W, 30-3 1 71 pass Charley Taylor 71 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
7 1971-09-26 WAS W, 30-3 1 20 interception Jack Pardee 20 yard interception return (Curt Knight kick)
8 1971-09-26 WAS W, 30-3 4 1 pass Charley Taylor 1 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
9 1971-10-03 @ STL L, 20-21 2 64 pass Mel Gray 64 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Jim Bakken kick)
10 1971-10-03 @ STL L, 20-21 3 60 pass Mel Gray 60 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Jim Bakken kick)
11 1971-10-11 @ DAL W, 20-13 2 4 pass Billy Truax 4 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Mike Clark kick)
12 1971-10-11 @ DAL W, 20-13 3 48 pass Bob Hayes 48 yard pass from Craig Morton (Mike Clark kick)
13 1971-10-17 BAL W, 31-7 2 34 rush Norm Bulaich 34 yard rush (Jim O'Brien kick)
14 1971-10-17 BAL W, 31-7 2 27 pass Norm Bulaich 27 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Jim O'Brien kick)
15 1971-10-17 BAL W, 31-7 2 10 pass Ray Perkins 10 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Jim O'Brien kick)
16 1971-10-17 BAL W, 31-7 3 9 pass Ray Perkins 9 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Jim O'Brien kick)
17 1971-10-24 @ PHI W, 23-7 1 10 rush Sonny Davis 10 yard rush (Happy Feller kick)
18 1971-10-24 @ PHI W, 23-7 4 11 rush Larry Watkins 11 yard rush (Happy Feller kick)
19 1971-10-31 MIN W, 17-10 1 2 rush Dave Osborn 2 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
20 1971-10-31 MIN W, 17-10 4 55 pass Bob Grim 55 yard pass from Norm Snead (Fred Cox kick)
21 1971-11-07 SDG L, 17-35 3 7 pass Gary Garrison 7 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
22 1971-11-07 SDG L, 17-35 3 21 pass Gary Garrison 21 yard pass from Mike Montgomery (Dennis Partee kick)
23 1971-11-14 @ ATL L, 17-21 1 2 rush Harmon Wages 2 yard rush (Bill Bell kick)
24 1971-11-14 @ ATL L, 17-21 3 23 pass Jim Mitchell 23 yard pass from Bob Berry (Bill Bell kick)
25 1971-11-21 @ PIT W, 17-13 2 70 interception John Rowser 70 yard interception return (Roy Gerela kick)
26 1971-11-21 @ PIT W, 17-13 3 4 pass Ron Shanklin 4 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick)
27 1971-11-28 STL W, 24-7 1 18 pass John Gilliam 18 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
28 1971-11-28 STL W, 24-7 1 26 interception Larry Stallings 26 yard interception return (Jim Bakken kick)
29 1971-11-28 STL W, 24-7 4 13 pass John Gilliam 13 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
30 1971-12-05 @ WAS W, 23-7 1 17 rush Larry Brown 17 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
31 1971-12-05 @ WAS W, 23-7 2 2 rush Larry Brown 2 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
32 1971-12-12 DAL W, 42-14 1 46 pass Bob Hayes 46 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Mike Clark kick)
33 1971-12-12 DAL W, 42-14 1 3 rush Duane Thomas 3 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
34 1971-12-12 DAL W, 42-14 2 10 pass Calvin Hill 10 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Mike Clark kick)
35 1971-12-12 DAL W, 42-14 2 85 pass Bob Hayes 85 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Mike Clark kick)
36 1971-12-12 DAL W, 42-14 3 7 rush Duane Thomas 7 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
37 1971-12-12 DAL W, 42-14 3 4 rush Calvin Hill 4 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
38 1971-12-19 PHI W, 41-28 1 19 interception Al Nelson 19 yard interception return (Tom Dempsey kick)
39 1971-12-19 PHI W, 41-28 2 3 pass Steve Zabel 3 yard pass from Pete Liske (Tom Dempsey kick)
40 1971-12-19 PHI W, 41-28 2 22 pass Ben Hawkins 22 yard pass from Pete Liske (Tom Dempsey kick)
41 1971-12-19 PHI W, 41-28 3 2 rush Lee Bouggess 2 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
42 1971-12-19 PHI W, 41-28 3 63 pass Harold Jackson 63 yard pass from Pete Liske (Tom Dempsey kick)