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1973 New York Giants

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2-11-1, Finished 5th in NFC East Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.5, Offense: -2.8, Defense: -4.7, SoS: 2.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 226 points (16.1/g), 20th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 362 points (25.9/g), 22nd.
 Differential of -136 points (-9.7/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 3.5-10.5.

Coach: Alex Webster (2-11-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Joe Walton

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 226 4039 896 4.5 39 9 15 239 230 412 2561 14 30 5.8 140 456 1478 11 3.2 84
Team Defense 362 4159 807 5.2 32 12 18 240 161 275 1985 17 20 6.4 94 497 2174 21 4.4 128
Lg Rank Offense 20 14 19 1 10 3 2 13 25 9 19 24 16 25
Lg Rank Defense 22 15 17 22 17 2 15 19 8 23 12 19 24 22

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 16 boxscore W 1-0 Houston Oilers 34 14 29 372 154 218 3 6 155 59 96 4
2 Sun September 23 boxscore T 1-0-1 Philadelphia Eagles 23 23 24 406 272 134 2 16 344 216 128 2
3 Sun September 30 boxscore L 1-1-1 @ Cleveland Browns 10 12 8 123 74 49 3 15 239 98 141 3
4 Sun October 7 boxscore L 1-2-1 Green Bay Packers 14 16 13 231 174 57 4 11 200 75 125 2
5 Sun October 14 boxscore L 1-3-1 Washington Redskins 3 21 12 230 138 92 6 12 148 32 116 3
6 Sun October 21 boxscore L 1-4-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 28 45 21 335 219 116 2 22 360 126 234 1
7 Sun October 28 boxscore L 1-5-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 27 35 29 427 332 95 1 19 380 220 160
8 Sun November 4 boxscore L 1-6-1 @ Oakland Raiders 0 42 11 185 128 57 4 28 439 228 211 4
9 Sun November 11 boxscore L 1-7-1 Dallas Cowboys 10 23 18 267 186 81 6 14 195 54 141 2
10 Sun November 18 boxscore W 2-7-1 St. Louis Cardinals 24 13 21 358 186 172 1 14 282 214 68 3
11 Sun November 25 boxscore L 2-8-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 16 20 19 370 257 113 22 380 127 253 1
12 Sun December 2 boxscore L 2-9-1 @ Washington Redskins 24 27 13 266 146 120 1 18 359 260 99 3
13 Mon December 10 boxscore L 2-10-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 6 40 8 203 141 62 4 24 365 146 219 2
14 Sun December 16 boxscore L 2-11-1 Minnesota Vikings 7 31 13 266 154 112 2 19 313 130 183 2

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 34 QB 10 7 1-5-1 131 235 55.7 1483 7 3.0 22 9.4 46 6.3 2.7 11.3 148.3 45.8 9 67 5.80 2.32 3.7 1 1
11 Randy Johnson 29 qb 9 7 1-6-0 99 177 55.9 1279 7 4.0 8 4.5 48 7.2 6.0 12.9 142.1 73.2 19 134 5.84 4.72 9.7
Team Total 26.3 14 2-11-1 230 412 55.8 2762 14 3.4 30 7.3 48 6.7 4.1 12.0 197.3 57.5 28 201 5.82 3.39 6.4 1 1
Opp Total 14 161 275 58.5 2252 17 6.2 20 7.3 8.2 6.15 14.0 160.9 75.3 35 267 6.4 4.6 11.3

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 26 RB 12 11 260 902 6 29 3.5 75.2 21.7 32 377 11.8 3 45 2.7 31.4 1279 9 4
29 Vince Clements 24 12 5 57 214 1 11 3.8 17.8 4.8 15 129 8.6 1 16 1.3 10.8 343 2 0
23 Johnny Roland 30 FB 7 6 53 142 1 10 2.7 20.3 7.6 22 190 8.6 1 30 3.1 27.1 332 2 2
49 Joe Orduna 25 14 3 36 104 1 25 2.9 7.4 2.6 6 44 7.3 0 17 0.4 3.1 148 1 0
31 Charlie Evans 25 5 3 34 77 1 15 2.3 15.4 6.8 13 100 7.7 0 20 2.6 20.0 177 1 2
22 Rocky Thompson 26 1 0 5 5 0 4 1.0 5.0 5.0 5 0 0
11 Randy Johnson 29 qb 9 7 4 24 1 11 6.0 2.7 0.4 24 1 2
16 Norm Snead 34 QB 10 7 4 13 0 14 3.3 1.3 0.4 13 0 2
38 Bob Tucker 28 TE 14 14 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 50 681 13.6 5 33 3.6 48.6 685 5 2
27 Bob Grim 28 WR 14 14 1 -10 0 -10 -10.0 -0.7 0.1 37 593 16.0 2 48 2.6 42.4 583 2 1
34 Jack Rizzo 24 6 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.5 0.2 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.2 1.8 14 0 0
85 Don Herrmann 26 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 43 520 12.1 2 46 3.1 37.1 520 2 1
84 Rich Houston 28 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 90 11.3 0 20 0.6 6.4 90 0 0
82 Gary Ballman 33 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 16 16.0 0 16 0.3 5.3 16 0 0
70 Bob Hyland 28 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 16 16.0 0 16 0.1 1.1 16 0 0
69 Willie Young 30 LT 14 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -5 -5.0 0 -5 0.1 -0.4 -5 0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 456 1478 11 29 3.2 105.6 32.6 230 2762 12.0 14 48 16.4 197.3 4240 25 23
Opp Total 14 497 2174 21 4.4 155.3 35.5 161 1985 12.3 17 11.5 141.8 4159 38 32

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
45 Pete Athas 27 LCB/PR 14 14 20 153 0 28 7.7 153
46 Walt Love 23 KR 12 0 18 396 0 39 22.0 396
84 Rich Houston 28 14 0 15 375 0 51 25.0 465
18 Eldridge Small 24 8 0 11 207 0 37 18.8 207
49 Joe Orduna 25 14 3 6 104 0 21 17.3 252
34 Jack Rizzo 24 6 0 4 86 0 29 21.5 100
55 Brian Kelley 22 14 6 2 30 0 16 15.0 30
24 Chuck Crist 22 14 8 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
Team Total 26.3 14 21 160 0 28 7.6 56 1198 0 51 21.4 5598
Opp Total 14 32 379 0 11.8 42 988 0 23.5

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
15 Tom Blanchard 25 P 14 0 56 2347 62 1 41.9
3 Pete Gogolak 31 K 14 0 7 7 6 5 4 1 10 4 1 28 17 60.7% 25 25 100.0%
8 Jim McCann 24 p 2 0 12 294 50 3 24.5
Team Total 26.3 14 7 7 6 5 4 1 10 4 1 28 17 60.7% 25 25 100.0% 68 2641 62 4 38.8
Opp Total 14 30 22 73.3% 42 42 100.0% 52 2127 40.9

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 27 LCB/PR 14 14 5 52 0 26 0 0 5 5 13 0
24 Chuck Crist 22 14 8 2 6 0 6 0 0 0 3 0 0
56 Pat Hughes 26 RLB 11 8 3 13 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Ron Johnson 26 RB 12 11 0 4 0 0 0
43 Spider Lockhart 30 FS 14 14 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0
41 Willie Williams 31 RCB 14 14 4 82 0 35 0
44 Richmond Flowers 26 SS 8 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
11 Randy Johnson 29 qb 9 7 0 2 1 0 0
23 Johnny Roland 30 FB 7 6 0 2 1 0 0
31 Charlie Evans 25 5 3 0 2 0 0 0
58 Jim Files 25 MLB 14 14 1 22 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 John Hill 23 12 6 0 1 1 -13 0
46 Walt Love 23 KR 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
16 Norm Snead 34 QB 10 7 0 2 0 0 0
38 Bob Tucker 28 TE 14 14 0 2 0 0 0
29 Vince Clements 24 12 5 0 0 1 0 0
51 John Douglas 28 LLB 14 10 1 0 0 0 0
77 Rich Glover 23 13 6 0 0 1 0 0
68 Dan Goich 29 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
27 Bob Grim 28 WR 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
85 Don Herrmann 26 WR 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
49 Joe Orduna 25 14 3 0 0 1 0 0
80 Henry Reed 25 10 3 1 36 0 36 0
69 Willie Young 30 LT 14 8 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 20 214 0 36 0 0 23 23 0 0
Opp Total 14 28 32 20 1

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 31 K 14 0 25 17 76
30 Ron Johnson 26 RB 12 11 6 3 9 54
38 Bob Tucker 28 TE 14 14 5 5 30
29 Vince Clements 24 12 5 1 1 2 12
27 Bob Grim 28 WR 14 14 2 2 12
85 Don Herrmann 26 WR 14 14 2 2 12
23 Johnny Roland 30 FB 7 6 1 1 2 12
31 Charlie Evans 25 5 3 1 1 6
11 Randy Johnson 29 qb 9 7 1 1 6
49 Joe Orduna 25 14 3 1 1 6
Team Total 26.3 14 11 14 25 25 17 226
Opp Total 14 21 17 1 3 42 22 1 362