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1974 New York Giants

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2-12-0, Finished 5th in NFC East Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.6, Offense: -3.5, Defense: -2.1, SoS: 1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 195 points (13.9/g), 22nd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 299 points (21.4/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -104 points (-7.4/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 3.7-10.3.

Coach: Bill Arnsparger (2-12-0)

Stadium: Yale Bowl
 Training Camp: Fairfield University (Fairfield, Connecticut)

Team Info

Principal Owner Wellington Mara
General Manager Andy Robustelli
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 195 3689 854 4.3 36 10 18 215 207 393 2193 12 26 5.3 107 441 1496 11 3.4 90
Team Defense 299 4457 961 4.6 25 10 15 291 245 415 2541 22 15 5.8 142 521 1916 15 3.7 134
Lg Rank Offense 22 18 17 5 21 7 14 15 24 14 21 20 18 22
Lg Rank Defense 23 24 22 23 26 24 23 24 22 20 23 16 12 10

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 15 boxscore L 0-1 Washington Redskins 10 13 12 158 60 98 4 13 237 109 128 2
2 Sun September 22 boxscore L 0-2 New England Patriots 20 28 20 308 254 54 1 18 318 145 173
3 Sun September 29 boxscore W 1-2 @ Dallas Cowboys 14 6 16 307 128 179 1 18 333 221 112 5
4 Sun October 6 boxscore L 1-3 Atlanta Falcons 7 14 13 261 89 172 2 17 285 128 157 3
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 1-4 @ Philadelphia Eagles 7 35 11 243 123 120 5 28 387 201 186 2
6 Sun October 20 boxscore L 1-5 @ Washington Redskins 3 24 10 171 114 57 6 18 246 166 80 2
7 Sun October 27 boxscore L 1-6 Dallas Cowboys 7 21 13 227 165 62 4 22 344 160 184 3
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 2-6 @ Kansas City Chiefs 33 27 19 346 252 94 29 403 264 139 1
9 Sun November 10 boxscore L OT 2-7 New York Jets 20 26 22 340 216 124 27 425 236 189
10 Sun November 17 boxscore L 2-8 @ Detroit Lions 19 20 15 292 133 159 1 21 294 194 100 3
11 Sun November 24 boxscore L 2-9 St. Louis Cardinals 21 23 20 361 257 104 1 20 341 259 82
12 Sun December 1 boxscore L 2-10 @ Chicago Bears 13 16 14 169 79 90 5 15 226 66 160 3
13 Sun December 8 boxscore L 2-11 Philadelphia Eagles 7 20 12 226 191 35 2 23 302 228 74
14 Sun December 15 boxscore L 2-12 @ St. Louis Cardinals 14 26 18 280 132 148 4 22 316 164 152 1

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
15 Craig Morton 31 QB 8 7 1-6-0 122 237 51.5% 1510 9 3.8 13 5.5 72 6.4 4.7 12.4 188.8 61.3 13 97 5.65 4.03 5.2
16 Norm Snead 35 qb 5 4 1-3-0 67 111 60.4% 615 3 2.7 7 6.3 53 5.5 3.2 9.2 123.0 58.2 5 42 4.94 2.74 4.3
12 Jim Del Gaizo 27 qb 4 3 0-3-0 12 32 37.5% 165 0 0.0 3 9.4 44 5.2 0.9 13.8 41.3 15.8 1 11 4.67 0.58 3.0
19 Carl Summerell 23 7 0 6 13 46.2% 59 0 0.0 3 23.1 26 4.5 -5.8 9.8 8.4 19.9 1 6 3.79 -5.86 7.1
Team Total 25.8 14 2-12-0 207 393 52.7% 2349 12 3.1 26 6.6 72 6.0 3.6 11.3 167.8 53.5 20 156 5.31 3.06 4.8 0 0
Opp Total 14 245 415 59.0% 2688 22 5.3 15 3.6 6.5 5.91 11.0 192.0 80.9 25 147 5.8 5.2 5.7

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
26 Joe Dawkins 26 FB 14 13 156 561 2 16 3.6 40.1 11.1 46 332 7.2 3 51 3.3 23.7 893 5 6
44 Doug Kotar 23 RB 12 7 106 396 4 53 3.7 33.0 8.8 10 57 5.7 0 18 0.8 4.8 453 4 4
30 Ron Johnson 27 11 6 97 218 4 14 2.2 19.8 8.8 24 171 7.1 2 21 2.2 15.5 389 6 4
25 Leon McQuay 24 KR 13 2 55 240 1 21 4.4 18.5 4.2 5 59 11.8 0 25 0.4 4.5 299 1 3
33 Steve Crosby 24 9 0 14 55 0 10 3.9 6.1 1.6 2 44 22.0 0 44 0.2 4.9 99 0 1
15 Craig Morton 31 QB 8 7 4 5 0 2 1.3 0.6 0.5 5 0 4
12 Jim Del Gaizo 27 qb 4 3 3 15 0 6 5.0 3.8 0.8 15 0 0
16 Norm Snead 35 qb 5 4 3 4 0 3 1.3 0.8 0.6 4 0 0
19 Carl Summerell 23 7 0 2 8 0 6 4.0 1.1 0.3 8 0 0
82 Ray Rhodes 24 14 0 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -0.4 0.1 9 138 15.3 0 25 0.6 9.9 132 0 1
38 Bob Tucker 29 TE 13 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 41 496 12.1 2 29 3.2 38.2 496 2 1
84 Walker Gillette 27 WR 11 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 466 16.1 3 72 2.6 42.4 466 3 0
27 Bob Grim 29 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 466 16.6 2 53 2.0 33.3 466 2 1
85 Don Herrmann 27 8 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 97 9.7 0 16 1.3 12.1 97 0 0
83 Chip Glass 27 13 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 23 7.7 0 11 0.2 1.8 23 0 0
Team Total 25.8 14 441 1496 11 53 3.4 106.9 31.5 207 2349 11.3 12 72 14.8 167.8 3845 23 27
Opp Total 14 521 1916 15 3.7 136.9 37.2 245 2541 10.4 22 17.5 181.5 4457 37 28

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
25 Leon McQuay 24 KR 13 2 7 81 0 28 11.6 25 689 0 7 27.6 1069
45 Pete Athas 28 LCB/PR 14 14 20 180 0 22 9.0 180
44 Doug Kotar 23 RB 12 7 3 14 0 11 4.7 15 350 0 52 23.3 817
82 Ray Rhodes 24 14 0 10 124 0 40 12.4 1 27 0 27 27.0 283
37 Bobby Brooks 23 14 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 5 106 0 33 21.2 115
26 Joe Dawkins 26 FB 14 13 4 154 0 53 38.5 1047
55 Brian Kelley 23 MLB 13 10 3 25 0 19 8.3 25
33 Steve Crosby 24 9 0 2 47 0 29 23.5 146
18 Eldridge Small 25 RCB 12 10 2 46 0 24 23.0 46
39 Clyde Powers 23 ss 14 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
34 Mickey Zofko 25 7 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
Team Total 25.8 14 41 408 0 40 10.0 59 1458 0 53 24.7 5711
Opp Total 14 43 478 0 11.1 45 1154 0 25.6

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
13 Dave Jennings 22 P 14 0 68 2709 64 2 39.8
3 Pete Gogolak 32 K 14 0 3 2 8 6 8 2 19 10 52.6%% 23 21 91.3%%
33 Steve Crosby 24 9 0 1 60 60 0 60.0
Team Total 25.8 14 3 2 8 6 8 2 19 10 52.6%% 23 21 91.3%% 69 2769 64 2 40.1
Opp Total 14 24 11 45.8%% 38 32 84.2%% 65 2353 36.2

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
26 Joe Dawkins 26 FB 14 13 0 6 3 0 0
25 Leon McQuay 24 KR 13 2 0 3 3 0 0
15 Craig Morton 31 QB 8 7 0 4 2 -14 0
30 Ron Johnson 27 11 6 0 4 1 0 0
44 Doug Kotar 23 RB 12 7 0 4 1 0 0
45 Pete Athas 28 LCB/PR 14 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
24 Chuck Crist 23 SS 13 10 3 20 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
10 Brad Van Pelt 23 LLB 12 11 2 22 0 13 0 0 0 2 0 0
56 Pat Hughes 27 RLB 14 14 2 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 5 0
55 Brian Kelley 23 MLB 13 10 1 31 0 21 0 0 1 1 0 0
57 Andy Selfridge 25 rlb 14 3 1 12 0 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
43 Spider Lockhart 31 FS 14 14 2 0 0 0 0
73 Tom Mullen 23 LG 11 11 0 0 2 1 0
76 Jim Pietrzak 21 14 3 0 0 2 0 0
33 Steve Crosby 24 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
27 Bob Grim 29 WR 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
78 Roy Hilton 31 LDE 14 14 0 0 1 71 1
67 Ron Hornsby 25 9 4 1 2 0 2 0
70 Bob Hyland 29 C 11 9 0 0 1 5 0
64 John Mendenhall 26 RDT 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
82 Ray Rhodes 24 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
18 Eldridge Small 25 RCB 12 10 1 0 0 0 0
38 Bob Tucker 29 TE 13 13 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.8 14 15 91 0 21 0 0 27 25 68 1
Opp Total 14 20 28 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 32 K 14 0 21 10 51
30 Ron Johnson 27 11 6 4 2 6 36
26 Joe Dawkins 26 FB 14 13 2 3 5 30
44 Doug Kotar 23 RB 12 7 4 4 24
84 Walker Gillette 27 WR 11 7 3 3 18
27 Bob Grim 29 WR 14 14 2 2 12
38 Bob Tucker 29 TE 13 13 2 2 12
78 Roy Hilton 31 LDE 14 14 1 1 6
25 Leon McQuay 24 KR 13 2 1 1 6
Team Total 25.8 14 11 12 1 24 21 10 195
Opp Total 14 15 22 2 32 11 299

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1974-09-15 WAS L, 10-13 3 6 rush Doug Kotar 6 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
2 1974-09-22 NWE L, 20-28 1 21 pass Ron Johnson 21 yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick)
3 1974-09-22 NWE L, 20-28 2 1 rush Joe Dawkins 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
4 1974-09-22 NWE L, 20-28 4 9 pass Ron Johnson 9 yard pass from Norm Snead
5 1974-09-29 @ DAL W, 14-6 2 2 rush Doug Kotar 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
6 1974-09-29 @ DAL W, 14-6 2 14 pass Joe Dawkins 14 yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick)
7 1974-10-06 ATL L, 7-14 1 53 rush Doug Kotar 53 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
8 1974-10-13 @ PHI L, 7-35 1 2 rush Leon McQuay 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
9 1974-10-27 DAL L, 7-21 3 71 fumble Roy Hilton 71 yard fumble return (Pete Gogolak kick)
10 1974-11-03 @ KAN W, 33-27 1 7 pass Walker Gillette 7 yard pass from Craig Morton (Pete Gogolak kick)
11 1974-11-03 @ KAN W, 33-27 2 1 rush Ron Johnson 1 yard rush
12 1974-11-03 @ KAN W, 33-27 2 1 rush Ron Johnson 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
13 1974-11-03 @ KAN W, 33-27 4 51 pass Joe Dawkins 51 yard pass from Craig Morton (Pete Gogolak kick)
14 1974-11-10 NYJ L, 20-26 2 2 pass Bob Tucker 2 yard pass from Craig Morton (Pete Gogolak kick)
15 1974-11-10 NYJ L, 20-26 3 12 pass Bob Grim 12 yard pass from Craig Morton (Pete Gogolak kick)
16 1974-11-17 @ DET L, 19-20 3 5 pass Bob Grim 5 yard pass from Craig Morton (Pete Gogolak kick)
17 1974-11-24 STL L, 21-23 2 2 rush Ron Johnson 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
18 1974-11-24 STL L, 21-23 3 29 pass Bob Tucker 29 yard pass from Craig Morton (Pete Gogolak kick)
19 1974-11-24 STL L, 21-23 4 17 pass Walker Gillette 17 yard pass from Craig Morton (Pete Gogolak kick)
20 1974-12-01 @ CHI L, 13-16 1 13 pass Walker Gillette 13 yard pass from Craig Morton
21 1974-12-01 @ CHI L, 13-16 2 2 rush Doug Kotar 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
22 1974-12-08 PHI L, 7-20 3 4 pass Joe Dawkins 4 yard pass from Craig Morton (Pete Gogolak kick)
23 1974-12-15 @ STL L, 14-26 2 2 rush Ron Johnson 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
24 1974-12-15 @ STL L, 14-26 2 1 rush Joe Dawkins 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1974-09-15 WAS W, 13-10 1 28 interception Mike Bass 28 yard interception return (Mark Moseley kick)
2 1974-09-15 WAS W, 13-10 2 5 rush Larry Brown 5 yard rush
3 1974-09-22 NWE W, 28-20 1 12 pass Mack Herron 12 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (John Smith kick)
4 1974-09-22 NWE W, 28-20 2 38 pass Randy Vataha 38 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (John Smith kick)
5 1974-09-22 NWE W, 28-20 3 14 pass Sam Cunningham 14 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (John Smith kick)
6 1974-09-22 NWE W, 28-20 4 4 rush Mack Herron 4 yard rush (John Smith kick)
7 1974-09-29 @ DAL L, 6-14 4 35 pass Bob Hayes 35 yard pass from Roger Staubach
8 1974-10-06 ATL W, 14-7 2 15 pass Jim Mitchell 15 yard pass from Bob Lee (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
9 1974-10-06 ATL W, 14-7 3 59 interception Ray Brown 59 yard interception return (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
10 1974-10-13 @ PHI W, 35-7 2 1 rush Tom Sullivan 1 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
11 1974-10-13 @ PHI W, 35-7 2 4 pass Don Zimmerman 4 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
12 1974-10-13 @ PHI W, 35-7 3 5 pass Harold Carmichael 5 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
13 1974-10-13 @ PHI W, 35-7 3 1 rush Tom Sullivan 1 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
14 1974-10-13 @ PHI W, 35-7 4 1 rush Tom Sullivan 1 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
15 1974-10-20 @ WAS W, 24-3 2 2 pass Roy Jefferson 2 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Mark Moseley kick)
16 1974-10-20 @ WAS W, 24-3 3 10 pass Larry Brown 10 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Mark Moseley kick)
17 1974-10-20 @ WAS W, 24-3 3 15 pass Moses Denson 15 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Mark Moseley kick)
18 1974-10-27 DAL W, 21-7 2 1 rush Walt Garrison 1 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
19 1974-10-27 DAL W, 21-7 2 32 pass Drew Pearson 32 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
20 1974-10-27 DAL W, 21-7 3 46 pass Golden Richards 46 yard pass from Drew Pearson (Efren Herrera kick)
21 1974-11-03 @ KAN L, 27-33 1 1 rush Woody Green 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
22 1974-11-03 @ KAN L, 27-33 2 8 pass Morris Stroud 8 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
23 1974-11-03 @ KAN L, 27-33 4 23 pass Larry Brunson 23 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
24 1974-11-10 NYJ W, 26-20 1 19 pass David Knight 19 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
25 1974-11-10 NYJ W, 26-20 4 3 rush Joe Namath 3 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
26 1974-11-10 NYJ W, 26-20 5 5 pass Emerson Boozer 5 yard pass from Joe Namath
27 1974-11-17 @ DET W, 20-19 1 1 rush Bill Munson 1 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
28 1974-11-17 @ DET W, 20-19 4 7 pass Bob Pickard 7 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
29 1974-11-24 STL W, 23-21 3 16 pass Earl Thomas 16 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
30 1974-11-24 STL W, 23-21 4 45 pass Mel Gray 45 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
31 1974-12-01 @ CHI W, 16-13 1 1 rush Bobby Douglass 1 yard rush
32 1974-12-01 @ CHI W, 16-13 1 3 rush Gary Kosins 3 yard rush (Mirro Roder kick)
33 1974-12-08 PHI W, 20-7 2 1 rush Tom Sullivan 1 yard rush
34 1974-12-08 PHI W, 20-7 2 7 pass Charle Young 7 yard pass from Mike Boryla (Tom Dempsey kick)
35 1974-12-08 PHI W, 20-7 3 1 rush Tom Sullivan 1 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
36 1974-12-15 @ STL W, 26-14 3 4 pass Ken Willard 4 yard pass from Jim Hart
37 1974-12-15 @ STL W, 26-14 3 28 pass Jackie Smith 28 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
38 1974-12-15 @ STL W, 26-14 3 1 rush Terry Metcalf 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
39 1974-12-15 @ STL W, 26-14 4 16 rush Terry Metcalf 16 yard rush