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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
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 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

W# 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

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
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

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 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

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
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

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 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

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
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

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 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

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1973-09-16 HOU W, 34-14 2 1 rush Ron Johnson 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
2 1973-09-16 HOU W, 34-14 2 14 pass Don Herrmann 14 yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick)
3 1973-09-16 HOU W, 34-14 2 1 rush Ron Johnson 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
4 1973-09-16 HOU W, 34-14 4 1 rush Joe Orduna 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
5 1973-09-23 PHI T, 23-23 1 2 rush Vince Clements 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
6 1973-09-23 PHI T, 23-23 4 1 rush Ron Johnson 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
7 1973-09-30 @ CLE L, 10-12 2 20 pass Bob Tucker 20 yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick)
8 1973-10-07 GNB L, 14-16 1 17 pass Don Herrmann 17 yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick)
9 1973-10-07 GNB L, 14-16 4 10 pass Bob Grim 10 yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick)
10 1973-10-21 @ DAL L, 28-45 2 4 pass Bob Tucker 4 yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick)
11 1973-10-21 @ DAL L, 28-45 3 23 pass Bob Grim 23 yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick)
12 1973-10-21 @ DAL L, 28-45 4 11 pass Vince Clements 11 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Pete Gogolak kick)
13 1973-10-21 @ DAL L, 28-45 4 31 pass Bob Tucker 31 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Pete Gogolak kick)
14 1973-10-28 @ STL L, 27-35 2 2 rush Randy Johnson 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
15 1973-10-28 @ STL L, 27-35 4 1 rush Charlie Evans 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
16 1973-10-28 @ STL L, 27-35 4 3 pass Bob Tucker 3 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Pete Gogolak kick)
17 1973-11-11 DAL L, 10-23 2 1 rush Ron Johnson 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
18 1973-11-18 STL W, 24-13 3 1 rush Ron Johnson 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
19 1973-11-18 STL W, 24-13 4 45 pass Ron Johnson 45 yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick)
20 1973-11-18 STL W, 24-13 4 1 rush Johnny Roland 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
21 1973-11-25 @ PHI L, 16-20 4 4 pass Johnny Roland 4 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Pete Gogolak kick)
22 1973-12-02 @ WAS L, 24-27 1 3 rush Ron Johnson 3 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
23 1973-12-02 @ WAS L, 24-27 2 12 pass Bob Tucker 12 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Pete Gogolak kick)
24 1973-12-02 @ WAS L, 24-27 2 25 pass Ron Johnson 25 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Pete Gogolak kick)
25 1973-12-16 MIN L, 7-31 4 16 pass Ron Johnson 16 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Pete Gogolak kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1973-09-16 HOU L, 14-34 3 7 pass Dave Parks 7 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
2 1973-09-16 HOU L, 14-34 3 49 pass Ken Burrough 49 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
3 1973-09-23 PHI T, 23-23 3 8 rush Tom Sullivan 8 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
4 1973-09-23 PHI T, 23-23 4 16 pass Harold Carmichael 16 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
5 1973-10-07 GNB W, 16-14 1 20 rush Jon Staggers 20 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
6 1973-10-14 WAS W, 21-3 1 1 rush Larry Brown 1 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
7 1973-10-14 WAS W, 21-3 3 4 rush Larry Brown 4 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
8 1973-10-14 WAS W, 21-3 4 28 interception Dave Robinson 28 yard interception return (Curt Knight kick)
9 1973-10-21 @ DAL W, 45-28 1 6 rush Calvin Hill 6 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
10 1973-10-21 @ DAL W, 45-28 2 6 rush Walt Garrison 6 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
11 1973-10-21 @ DAL W, 45-28 3 13 pass Mike Montgomery 13 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
12 1973-10-21 @ DAL W, 45-28 4 1 rush Walt Garrison 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
13 1973-10-21 @ DAL W, 45-28 4 21 pass Billy Joe DuPree 21 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
14 1973-10-21 @ DAL W, 45-28 4 0 fumble D.D. Lewis 0 yard fumble return (Marv Bateman kick)
15 1973-10-28 @ STL W, 35-27 1 10 pass Mel Gray 10 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
16 1973-10-28 @ STL W, 35-27 2 2 rush Donny Anderson 2 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
17 1973-10-28 @ STL W, 35-27 3 48 pass Walker Gillette 48 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
18 1973-10-28 @ STL W, 35-27 4 55 pass Mel Gray 55 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
19 1973-10-28 @ STL W, 35-27 4 41 pass Mel Gray 41 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
20 1973-11-04 @ OAK W, 42-0 1 5 rush Clarence Davis 5 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
21 1973-11-04 @ OAK W, 42-0 1 21 pass Bob Moore 21 yard pass from Ken Stabler (George Blanda kick)
22 1973-11-04 @ OAK W, 42-0 2 8 rush Marv Hubbard 8 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
23 1973-11-04 @ OAK W, 42-0 2 18 pass Charlie Smith 18 yard pass from Ken Stabler (George Blanda kick)
24 1973-11-04 @ OAK W, 42-0 3 9 rush Marv Hubbard 9 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
25 1973-11-04 @ OAK W, 42-0 4 34 pass Steve Sweeney 34 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
26 1973-11-11 DAL W, 23-10 2 4 pass Walt Garrison 4 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
27 1973-11-11 DAL W, 23-10 4 1 rush Walt Garrison 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
28 1973-11-18 STL L, 13-24 2 80 pass Mel Gray 80 yard pass from Gary Keithley (Jim Bakken kick)
29 1973-11-25 @ PHI W, 20-16 1 30 pass Don Zimmerman 30 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
30 1973-11-25 @ PHI W, 20-16 3 3 rush Tom Sullivan 3 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
31 1973-12-02 @ WAS W, 27-24 2 3 rush Larry Brown 3 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
32 1973-12-02 @ WAS W, 27-24 4 6 rush Larry Brown 6 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
33 1973-12-02 @ WAS W, 27-24 4 16 pass Larry Brown 16 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
34 1973-12-10 @ RAM W, 40-6 2 4 rush Tony Baker 4 yard rush (David Ray kick)
35 1973-12-10 @ RAM W, 40-6 2 19 pass Lawrence McCutcheon 19 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
36 1973-12-10 @ RAM W, 40-6 3 11 rush Lawrence McCutcheon 11 yard rush (David Ray kick)
37 1973-12-10 @ RAM W, 40-6 3 49 interception Isiah Robertson 49 yard interception return (David Ray kick)
38 1973-12-10 @ RAM W, 40-6 4 13 rush Les Josephson 13 yard rush (David Ray kick)
39 1973-12-16 MIN W, 31-7 1 9 rush Oscar Reed 9 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
40 1973-12-16 MIN W, 31-7 2 63 interception Terry Brown 63 yard interception return (Fred Cox kick)
41 1973-12-16 MIN W, 31-7 4 1 rush Bill Brown 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
42 1973-12-16 MIN W, 31-7 4 1 rush Ed Marinaro 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)