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1975 New York Giants

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5-9-0, Finished 4th in NFC East Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.8, Offense: -6.2, Defense: -0.6, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 216 points (15.4/g), 23rd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 306 points (21.9/g), 17th.
 Differential of -90 points (-6.4/g), 20th.  Expected W-L: 4.3-9.7.

Coach: Bill Arnsparger (5-9-0)

Stadium: Shea Stadium
 Training Camp: Pace University (Pleasantville, New York)

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 216 3729 910 4.1 37 19 29 229 193 379 2102 11 18 4.9 105 482 1627 17 3.4 95
Team Defense 306 4789 946 5.1 24 8 7 264 196 365 2367 20 16 6.1 120 555 2422 16 4.4 137
Lg Rank Offense 23 22 14 19 21 14 17 21 12 20 16 24 10 26
Lg Rank Defense 17 21 26 25 16 8 14 21 18 21 20 23 15 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 21 boxscore W 1-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 23 14 15 336 240 96 1 24 363 264 99 3
2 Sun September 28 boxscore L 1-1 @ Washington Redskins 13 49 17 161 65 96 3 25 417 249 168 2
3 Sun October 5 boxscore L 1-2 @ St. Louis Cardinals 14 26 19 264 138 126 1 18 379 125 254 2
4 Sun October 12 boxscore L 1-3 Dallas Cowboys 7 13 10 173 77 96 5 14 262 66 196 1
5 Mon October 20 boxscore W 2-3 @ Buffalo Bills 17 14 16 349 214 135 3 18 309 138 171 3
6 Sat October 25 boxscore L 2-4 St. Louis Cardinals 13 20 22 281 199 82 4 14 314 189 125
7 Sat November 1 boxscore W 3-4 San Diego Chargers 35 24 22 348 183 165 2 18 349 167 182 1
8 Sun November 9 boxscore L 3-5 Washington Redskins 13 21 15 273 156 117 1 20 377 230 147 4
9 Sun November 16 boxscore L 3-6 Philadelphia Eagles 10 13 15 210 81 129 3 14 294 110 184 1
10 Sun November 23 boxscore L 3-7 @ Green Bay Packers 14 40 17 379 260 119 5 26 508 298 210 1
11 Sun November 30 boxscore L 3-8 @ Dallas Cowboys 3 14 11 158 84 74 3 19 389 208 181 2
12 Sun December 7 boxscore L 3-9 Baltimore Colts 0 21 14 226 133 93 4 15 223 75 148
13 Sun December 14 boxscore W 4-9 New Orleans Saints 28 14 13 243 119 124 1 19 255 79 176 3
14 Sun December 21 boxscore W 5-9 @ San Francisco 49ers 26 23 23 328 153 175 1 20 350 169 181 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 32 QB 14 14 5-9-0 186 363 51.2% 2359 11 3.0 16 4.4 56 6.5 5.1 12.7 168.5 63.6 47 331 4.95 3.73 11.5 2 2
19 Carl Summerell 24 3 0 7 16 43.8% 98 0 0.0 2 12.5 41 6.1 0.5 14.0 32.7 24.5 2 24 4.11 -0.89 11.1
Team Total 25.6 14 5-9-0 193 379 50.9% 2457 11 2.9 18 4.7 56 6.5 4.9 12.7 175.5 61.4 49 355 4.91 3.53 11.4 2 2
Opp Total 14 196 365 53.7% 2539 20 5.5 16 4.4 7.0 6.08 13.0 181.4 75.8 26 172 6.1 5.2 6.6

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 27 FB 14 12 129 438 2 15 3.4 31.3 9.2 24 245 10.2 0 39 1.7 17.5 683 2 5
44 Doug Kotar 24 14 6 122 378 6 46 3.1 27.0 8.7 9 86 9.6 0 17 0.6 6.1 464 6 4
30 Ron Johnson 28 RB 14 8 116 351 5 23 3.0 25.1 8.3 34 280 8.2 1 36 2.4 20.0 631 6 5
36 Larry Watkins 29 14 2 68 303 3 12 4.5 21.6 4.9 7 43 6.1 0 12 0.5 3.1 346 3 1
15 Craig Morton 32 QB 14 14 22 72 0 11 3.3 5.1 1.6 72 0 9
29 Marsh White 22 14 0 17 90 1 14 5.3 6.4 1.2 3 15 5.0 0 15 0.2 1.1 105 1 1
82 Ray Rhodes 25 WR 14 14 3 -4 0 14 -1.3 -0.3 0.2 26 537 20.7 6 56 1.9 38.4 533 6 3
19 Carl Summerell 24 3 0 3 4 0 4 1.3 1.3 1.0 4 0 2
38 Bob Tucker 30 TE 14 14 1 -5 0 -5 -5.0 -0.4 0.1 34 484 14.2 1 47 2.4 34.6 479 1 1
86 Danny Buggs 22 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 5
84 Walker Gillette 28 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 43 600 14.0 2 50 3.1 42.9 600 2 1
89 Jim Obradovich 22 te 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 65 9.3 1 28 0.5 4.6 65 1 1
88 Don Clune 23 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 97 19.4 0 41 0.4 6.9 97 0 0
74 John Hicks 24 RG 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.4 5 0 0
Team Total 25.6 14 482 1627 17 46 3.4 116.2 34.4 193 2457 12.7 11 56 13.8 175.5 4084 28 44
Opp Total 14 555 2422 16 4.4 173.0 39.6 196 2367 12.1 20 14.0 169.1 4789 36 22

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
35 Rondy Colbert 21 KR/PR 14 0 27 238 1 65 8.8 17 408 0 30 24.0 646
86 Danny Buggs 22 14 0 19 93 0 34 4.9 16 353 0 43 22.1 446
44 Doug Kotar 24 14 6 1 5 0 5 5.0 17 405 0 64 23.8 874
43 Spider Lockhart 32 FS 12 10 2 14 0 12 7.0 14
89 Jim Obradovich 22 te 14 1 2 38 0 19 19.0 103
33 Steve Crosby 25 4 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
26 Joe Dawkins 27 FB 14 12 1 32 0 32 32.0 715
57 Andy Selfridge 26 llb 14 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.6 14 49 350 1 65 7.1 55 1250 0 64 22.7 5684
Opp Total 14 39 364 1 9.3 46 927 0 20.2

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 23 P 14 0 76 3107 64 0 40.9
9 George Hunt 26 K 14 0 2 2 6 3 3 1 11 6 54.5%% 29 24 82.8%% 9 218 35 0 24.2
33 Steve Crosby 25 4 0 1 28 28 0 28.0
Team Total 25.6 14 2 2 6 3 3 1 11 6 54.5%% 29 24 82.8%% 86 3353 64 0 39.0
Opp Total 14 21 11 52.4%% 39 37 94.9%% 82 3083 37.6

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
15 Craig Morton 32 QB 14 14 0 9 3 -15 0
86 Danny Buggs 22 14 0 0 5 4 0 0
35 Rondy Colbert 21 KR/PR 14 0 0 6 2 0 0
26 Joe Dawkins 27 FB 14 12 0 5 1 0 0
37 Bobby Brooks 24 LCB 14 13 4 38 0 38 0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Ron Johnson 28 RB 14 8 0 5 0 0 0
44 Doug Kotar 24 14 6 0 4 1 0 0
82 Ray Rhodes 25 WR 14 14 0 3 2 0 0
39 Clyde Powers 24 SS 14 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
55 Brian Kelley 24 MLB 14 14 3 30 0 23 0
20 Jim Stienke 25 RCB 14 11 2 41 0 27 0 0 0 1 0 0
19 Carl Summerell 24 3 0 0 2 1 -1 0
38 Bob Tucker 30 TE 14 14 0 1 2 -5 0
63 Doug Van Horn 31 RT 14 14 0 0 3 0 0
10 Brad Van Pelt 24 RLB 14 14 3 8 0 5 0
56 Pat Hughes 28 LLB 14 11 0 0 2 6 0
71 Dave Gallagher 23 LDE 12 11 0 0 1 0 0
84 Walker Gillette 28 WR 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
81 Jack Gregory 31 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 16 0
43 Spider Lockhart 32 FS 12 10 1 0 0 0 0
89 Jim Obradovich 22 te 14 1 0 1 0 0 0
59 Bob Schmit 25 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 Al Simpson 24 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
36 Larry Watkins 29 14 2 0 1 0 0 0
29 Marsh White 22 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
69 Willie Young 32 LT 12 7 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.6 14 16 117 0 38 0 0 44 29 1 0
Opp Total 14 49 22 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
9 George Hunt 26 K 14 0 24 6 42
30 Ron Johnson 28 RB 14 8 5 1 6 36
44 Doug Kotar 24 14 6 6 6 36
82 Ray Rhodes 25 WR 14 14 6 6 36
36 Larry Watkins 29 14 2 3 3 18
26 Joe Dawkins 27 FB 14 12 2 2 12
84 Walker Gillette 28 WR 14 14 2 2 12
35 Rondy Colbert 21 KR/PR 14 0 1 1 6
89 Jim Obradovich 22 te 14 1 1 1 6
38 Bob Tucker 30 TE 14 14 1 1 6
29 Marsh White 22 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.6 14 17 11 1 29 24 6 216
Opp Total 14 16 20 1 1 1 37 11 1 306

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1975-09-21 @ PHI W, 23-14 2 1 rush Ron Johnson 1 yard rush
2 1975-09-21 @ PHI W, 23-14 2 3 rush Ron Johnson 3 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
3 1975-09-21 @ PHI W, 23-14 4 50 pass Ray Rhodes 50 yard pass from Craig Morton (George Hunt kick)
4 1975-09-28 @ WAS L, 13-49 1 1 rush Ron Johnson 1 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
5 1975-09-28 @ WAS L, 13-49 3 2 pass Jim Obradovich 2 yard pass from Craig Morton
6 1975-10-05 @ STL L, 14-26 3 10 rush Larry Watkins 10 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
7 1975-10-05 @ STL L, 14-26 4 2 rush Larry Watkins 2 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
8 1975-10-12 DAL L, 7-13 3 5 rush Doug Kotar 5 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
9 1975-10-20 @ BUF W, 17-14 2 20 pass Ray Rhodes 20 yard pass from Craig Morton (George Hunt kick)
10 1975-10-20 @ BUF W, 17-14 4 13 rush Ron Johnson 13 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
11 1975-10-25 STL L, 13-20 4 12 pass Ray Rhodes 12 yard pass from Craig Morton (George Hunt kick)
12 1975-10-25 STL L, 13-20 4 6 pass Walker Gillette 6 yard pass from Craig Morton
13 1975-11-01 SDG W, 35-24 1 1 rush Joe Dawkins 1 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
14 1975-11-01 SDG W, 35-24 1 14 rush Joe Dawkins 14 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
15 1975-11-01 SDG W, 35-24 2 24 pass Ray Rhodes 24 yard pass from Craig Morton (George Hunt kick)
16 1975-11-01 SDG W, 35-24 3 47 pass Bob Tucker 47 yard pass from Craig Morton (George Hunt kick)
17 1975-11-01 SDG W, 35-24 4 1 rush Ron Johnson 1 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
18 1975-11-09 WAS L, 13-21 2 36 pass Ron Johnson 36 yard pass from Craig Morton (George Hunt kick)
19 1975-11-16 PHI L, 10-13 4 3 rush Doug Kotar 3 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
20 1975-11-23 @ GNB L, 14-40 3 12 pass Walker Gillette 12 yard pass from Craig Morton (George Hunt kick)
21 1975-11-23 @ GNB L, 14-40 3 10 rush Doug Kotar 10 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
22 1975-12-14 NOR W, 28-14 2 1 rush Doug Kotar 1 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
23 1975-12-14 NOR W, 28-14 3 65 punt Rondy Colbert 65 yard punt return (George Hunt kick)
24 1975-12-14 NOR W, 28-14 3 46 rush Doug Kotar 46 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
25 1975-12-14 NOR W, 28-14 4 45 pass Ray Rhodes 45 yard pass from Craig Morton (George Hunt kick)
26 1975-12-21 @ SFO W, 26-23 1 1 rush Marsh White 1 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
27 1975-12-21 @ SFO W, 26-23 2 14 rush Doug Kotar 14 yard rush
28 1975-12-21 @ SFO W, 26-23 3 30 pass Ray Rhodes 30 yard pass from Craig Morton (George Hunt kick)
29 1975-12-21 @ SFO W, 26-23 4 1 rush Larry Watkins 1 yard rush

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1975-09-21 @ PHI L, 14-23 2 13 pass Charle Young 13 yard pass from Mike Boryla (Horst Muhlmann kick)
2 1975-09-21 @ PHI L, 14-23 4 2 pass Harold Carmichael 2 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Horst Muhlmann kick)
3 1975-09-28 @ WAS W, 49-13 2 4 rush Larry Brown 4 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
4 1975-09-28 @ WAS W, 49-13 2 31 pass Roy Jefferson 31 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
5 1975-09-28 @ WAS W, 49-13 2 0 fumble Ron McDole 0 yard fumble return (Mark Moseley kick)
6 1975-09-28 @ WAS W, 49-13 2 52 punt Larry Jones 52 yard punt return (Mark Moseley kick)
7 1975-09-28 @ WAS W, 49-13 4 9 pass Roy Jefferson 9 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
8 1975-09-28 @ WAS W, 49-13 4 13 pass Charley Taylor 13 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Mark Moseley kick)
9 1975-09-28 @ WAS W, 49-13 4 4 pass Alvin Reed 4 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Mark Moseley kick)
10 1975-10-05 @ STL W, 26-14 1 8 pass Mel Gray 8 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
11 1975-10-05 @ STL W, 26-14 2 18 rush Terry Metcalf 18 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
12 1975-10-05 @ STL W, 26-14 2 10 rush Jim Otis 10 yard rush
13 1975-10-12 DAL W, 13-7 4 4 pass Jean Fugett 4 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
14 1975-10-20 @ BUF L, 14-17 1 1 rush O.J. Simpson 1 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
15 1975-10-20 @ BUF L, 14-17 2 13 pass J.D. Hill 13 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (John Leypoldt kick)
16 1975-10-25 STL W, 20-13 1 51 pass Mel Gray 51 yard pass from Terry Metcalf (Jim Bakken kick)
17 1975-10-25 STL W, 20-13 4 38 pass Mel Gray 38 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
18 1975-11-01 SDG L, 24-35 1 48 rush Rickey Young 48 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
19 1975-11-01 SDG L, 24-35 2 1 rush Dan Fouts 1 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
20 1975-11-01 SDG L, 24-35 3 30 pass Dwight McDonald 30 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Ray Wersching kick)
21 1975-11-09 WAS W, 21-13 1 96 pass Frank Grant 96 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
22 1975-11-09 WAS W, 21-13 4 1 rush Larry Brown 1 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
23 1975-11-09 WAS W, 21-13 4 2 rush Bob Brunet 2 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
24 1975-11-16 PHI W, 13-10 2 15 pass Charlie Smith 15 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Horst Muhlmann kick)
25 1975-11-23 @ GNB W, 40-14 1 36 pass Willard Harrell 36 yard pass from John Hadl (Joe Danelo kick)
26 1975-11-23 @ GNB W, 40-14 1 2 rush Eric Torkelson 2 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
27 1975-11-23 @ GNB W, 40-14 2 23 pass Steve Odom 23 yard pass from Willard Harrell (Joe Danelo kick)
28 1975-11-23 @ GNB W, 40-14 4 3 rush Barty Smith 3 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
29 1975-11-23 @ GNB W, 40-14 4 35 pass Gerald Tinker 35 yard pass from John Hadl (Joe Danelo kick)
30 1975-11-30 @ DAL W, 14-3 1 54 pass Jean Fugett 54 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
31 1975-11-30 @ DAL W, 14-3 1 1 rush Doug Dennison 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
32 1975-12-07 BAL W, 21-0 1 9 rush Lydell Mitchell 9 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
33 1975-12-07 BAL W, 21-0 1 23 interception Stan White 23 yard interception return (Toni Linhart kick)
34 1975-12-07 BAL W, 21-0 2 1 rush Bill Olds 1 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
35 1975-12-14 NOR L, 14-28 1 1 rush Archie Manning 1 yard rush (Rich Szaro kick)
36 1975-12-14 NOR L, 14-28 4 4 pass Don Herrmann 4 yard pass from Archie Manning (Rich Szaro kick)
37 1975-12-21 @ SFO L, 23-26 2 26 rush Sammy Johnson 26 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
38 1975-12-21 @ SFO L, 23-26 3 1 rush Larry Schreiber 1 yard rush
39 1975-12-21 @ SFO L, 23-26 4 18 pass Larry Schreiber 18 yard pass from Tom Owen (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)