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1972 New York Giants

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8-6-0, Finished 3rd in NFC East Division  · 1972 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.9, Offense: 3.5, Defense: 2.4, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 331 points (23.6/g), 8th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 247 points (17.6/g), 7th.
 Differential of 84 points (6.0/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 9.3-4.7.

Coach: Alex Webster (8-6-0)

Stadium: Yankee Stadium
 Training Camp: Monmouth University (West Long Branch, New Jersey)

Team Info

Principal Owner Wellington Mara
General Manager Ray Walsh
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 331 4483 878 5.1 29 14 21 265 206 344 2461 20 15 7.0 124 524 2022 16 3.9 120
Team Defense 247 4194 772 5.4 38 15 6 218 182 333 2339 19 23 6.3 111 402 1855 9 4.6 101
Lg Rank Offense 8 4 7 12 3 17 5 5 8 4 4 11 11 20
Lg Rank Defense 7 18 5 10 6 10 21 20 7 21 2 14 4 24

Team Games & Schedule

Week 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 @ Detroit Lions 16 30 14 245 133 112 2 18 392 200 192
2 Sun September 24 boxscore L 0-2 Dallas Cowboys 14 23 14 355 271 84 2 18 297 158 139
3 Mon October 2 boxscore W 1-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 27 12 21 321 164 157 2 21 394 212 182 4
4 Sun October 8 boxscore W 2-2 New Orleans Saints 45 21 20 357 149 208 2 15 286 228 58 6
5 Sun October 15 boxscore W 3-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 23 17 18 269 129 140 2 18 342 257 85 5
6 Sun October 22 boxscore W 4-2 St. Louis Cardinals 27 21 16 316 209 107 3 13 191 108 83 3
7 Sun October 29 boxscore L 4-3 Washington Redskins 16 23 19 360 248 112 2 16 337 127 210 2
8 Sun November 5 boxscore W 5-3 Denver Broncos 29 17 23 316 178 138 1 17 330 147 183 3
9 Sun November 12 boxscore L 5-4 @ Washington Redskins 13 27 14 235 117 118 2 21 380 237 143 1
10 Sun November 19 boxscore W 6-4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 13 7 16 247 97 150 12 207 21 186 2
11 Sun November 26 boxscore W 7-4 Philadelphia Eagles 62 10 28 503 257 246 8 222 184 38 5
12 Sun December 3 boxscore L 7-5 @ Cincinnati Bengals 10 13 16 267 112 155 4 15 317 212 105 2
13 Sun December 10 boxscore L 7-6 Miami Dolphins 13 23 21 343 222 121 6 16 367 163 204 1
14 Sun December 17 boxscore W 8-6 @ Dallas Cowboys 23 3 25 349 175 174 1 10 132 85 47 4

Passing

No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
16 Norm Snead* 33 QB 14 13 8-5-0 196 325 60.3 2307 17 5.2 12 3.7 94 7.1 6.5 11.8 164.8 84.0 8 66 6.73 6.13 2.4 2 3
11 Randy Johnson 28 qb 4 1 0-1-0 10 17 58.8 230 3 17.6 3 17.6 63 13.5 9.1 23.0 57.5 103.2 2 10 11.58 7.63 10.5
15 Tom Blanchard 24 P 14 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
30 Ron Johnson* 25 RB 14 14 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 26.2 14 8-6-0 206 344 59.9 2537 20 5.8 15 4.4 94 7.4 6.6 12.3 181.2 83.9 10 76 6.95 6.18 2.8 2 3
Opp Total 14 182 333 54.7 2571 19 5.7 23 6.9 7.7 5.75 14.1 183.6 70.0 37 232 6.3 4.6 10.0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. 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* 25 RB 14 14 298 1182 9 35 4.0 84.4 21.3 45 451 10.0 5 39 3.2 32.2 1633 14 3
31 Charlie Evans 24 FB 8 8 91 317 4 24 3.5 39.6 11.4 26 182 7.0 1 18 3.3 22.8 499 5 6
29 Vince Clements 23 4 2 46 221 0 19 4.8 55.3 11.5 9 118 13.1 0 39 2.3 29.5 339 0 2
49 Joe Orduna 24 11 4 36 129 1 17 3.6 11.7 3.3 4 6 1.5 1 6 0.4 0.5 135 2 1
16 Norm Snead* 33 QB 14 13 10 21 0 15 2.1 1.5 0.7 21 0 4
40 Joe Morrison 35 14 0 9 36 0 45 4.0 2.6 0.6 5 39 7.8 0 13 0.4 2.8 75 0 1
28 Bobby Duhon 26 4 0 9 23 0 7 2.6 5.8 2.3 2 20 10.0 0 12 0.5 5.0 43 0 0
11 Randy Johnson 28 qb 4 1 9 26 1 9 2.9 6.5 2.3 26 1 1
22 Rocky Thompson 25 KR 14 0 9 35 0 13 3.9 2.5 0.6 35 0 3
38 Bob Tucker 27 TE 14 14 3 6 1 13 2.0 0.4 0.2 55 764 13.9 4 39 3.9 54.6 770 5 4
85 Don Herrmann 25 WR 14 14 3 9 0 11 3.0 0.6 0.2 28 422 15.1 5 63 2.0 30.1 431 5 0
15 Tom Blanchard 24 P 14 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 1.2 0.1 17 0 0
84 Rich Houston 27 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 468 17.3 3 94 1.9 33.4 468 3 1
27 Bob Grim 27 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 67 13.4 1 17 0.4 5.2 67 1 3
Team Total 26.2 14 524 2022 16 45 3.9 144.4 37.4 206 2537 12.3 20 94 14.7 181.2 4559 36 32
Opp Total 14 402 1855 9 4.6 132.5 28.7 182 2339 12.9 19 13.0 167.1 4194 28 31

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
22 Rocky Thompson 25 KR 14 0 29 821 1 92 28.3 856
49 Joe Orduna 24 11 4 12 244 0 39 20.3 379
45 Pete Athas 26 LCB/PR 14 14 8 95 0 48 11.9 95
27 Bob Grim 27 13 0 7 10 0 10 1.4 77
51 John Douglas 27 14 1 4 43 0 22 10.8 43
28 Bobby Duhon 26 4 0 2 20 0 10 10.0 2 47 0 26 23.5 110
24 Chuck Crist 21 14 1 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
62 Dick Enderle 25 LG 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
64 John Mendenhall 24 RDT 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
18 Eldridge Small 23 14 0 1 100 0 77 100.0 100
Team Total 26.2 14 18 125 0 48 6.9 50 1262 1 92 25.2 5946
Opp Total 14 27 171 0 6.3 63 1516 0 24.1

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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 30 K 14 0 8 8 10 8 3 8 5 2 31 21 67.7% 38 34 89.5%
15 Tom Blanchard 24 P 14 0 47 2006 58 1 42.7
Team Total 26.2 14 8 8 10 8 3 8 5 2 31 21 67.7% 38 34 89.5% 47 2006 58 1 42.7
Opp Total 14 29 18 62.1% 28 25 89.3% 47 1791 38.1

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
45 Pete Athas 26 LCB/PR 14 14 4 11 0 9 0 0 1 3 6 0
41 Willie Williams 30 RCB 14 14 4 42 0 18 0 0 0 3 0 0
31 Charlie Evans 24 FB 8 8 0 6 0 0 0
58 Jim Files 24 LLB 14 14 2 46 1 37 0 0 1 2 0 0
44 Richmond Flowers 25 SS 14 14 4 30 0 20 0 0 0 1 4 0
27 Bob Grim 27 13 0 0 3 2 0 0
43 Spider Lockhart 29 FS 13 13 4 56 1 29 0 0 0 1 0 0
16 Norm Snead* 33 QB 14 13 0 4 1 -9 0
22 Rocky Thompson 25 KR 14 0 0 3 2 0 0
38 Bob Tucker 27 TE 14 14 0 4 1 0 0
56 Pat Hughes 25 RLB 14 14 2 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Ron Johnson* 25 RB 14 14 0 3 0 0 0
29 Vince Clements 23 4 2 0 2 0 0 0
24 Chuck Crist 21 14 1 1 14 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
84 Rich Houston 27 WR 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
53 Greg Larson 33 C 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
64 John Mendenhall 24 RDT 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
40 Joe Morrison 35 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
49 Joe Orduna 24 11 4 0 1 1 0 0
21 Otto Brown 25 13 0 1 2 0 2 0
79 Carter Campbell 25 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
51 John Douglas 27 14 1 1 0 0 0 0
62 Dick Enderle 25 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
67 Ron Hornsby 23 MLB 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
75 Larry Jacobson 23 LDT 14 9 0 0 1 0 0
11 Randy Johnson 28 qb 4 1 0 1 0 0 0
80 Henry Reed 24 LDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
72 Joe Taffoni 27 RT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
63 Doug Van Horn 28 RG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
69 Willie Young 29 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.2 14 23 205 2 37 0 0 32 32 1 0
Opp Total 14 10 31 16

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 Pete Gogolak 30 K 14 0 34 21 97
30 Ron Johnson* 25 RB 14 14 9 5 14 84
31 Charlie Evans 24 FB 8 8 4 1 5 30
85 Don Herrmann 25 WR 14 14 5 5 30
38 Bob Tucker 27 TE 14 14 1 4 5 30
84 Rich Houston 27 WR 14 14 3 3 18
49 Joe Orduna 24 11 4 1 1 2 12
58 Jim Files 24 LLB 14 14 1 1 6
27 Bob Grim 27 13 0 1 1 6
11 Randy Johnson 28 qb 4 1 1 1 6
43 Spider Lockhart 29 FS 13 13 1 1 6
22 Rocky Thompson 25 KR 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.2 14 16 20 1 2 39 34 21 331
Opp Total 14 9 19 25 18 247