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1976 New York Giants

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3-11-0, NFC East Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.4, Offense: -5.5, Defense: 2.1, SoS: 2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 170 points (12.1/g), 25th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 250 points (17.9/g), 14th.
 Differential of -80 points (-5.7/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 4.0-10.0.

Coach: Bill Arnsparger (0-7-0) and John McVay (3-4-0)

Stadium: The Meadowlands
 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
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 170 3696 900 4.1 36 12 21 216 175 326 1792 9 24 4.8 97 530 1904 11 3.6 98
Team Defense 250 4191 921 4.6 27 15 12 251 189 330 1988 11 12 5.5 119 560 2203 14 3.9 120
Lg Rank Offense 25 22 17 3 23 23 19 24 25 19 14 21 19 26
Lg Rank Defense 14 16 23 17 15 4 10 4 20 18 24 18 13 11

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 12 boxscore L 0-1 @ Washington Redskins 17 19 14 317 221 96 4 17 322 233 89 3
2 Sun September 19 boxscore L 0-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 7 20 11 214 132 82 2 17 300 89 211 2
3 Sun September 26 boxscore L 0-3 @ Los Angeles Rams 10 24 20 287 119 168 5 18 368 179 189 2
4 Sun October 3 boxscore L 0-4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 21 27 23 344 207 137 1 25 304 117 187
5 Sun October 10 boxscore L 0-5 Dallas Cowboys 14 24 18 291 153 138 1 18 331 168 163
6 Sun October 17 boxscore L 0-6 @ Minnesota Vikings 7 24 12 209 122 87 3 23 361 252 109 3
7 Sun October 24 boxscore L 0-7 Pittsburgh Steelers 0 27 10 151 63 88 2 18 331 101 230
8 Sun October 31 boxscore L 0-8 Philadelphia Eagles 0 10 14 291 177 114 14 245 95 150
9 Sun November 7 boxscore L 0-9 @ Dallas Cowboys 3 9 18 269 83 186 3 12 257 161 96 1
10 Sun November 14 boxscore W 1-9 Washington Redskins 12 9 10 168 24 144 3 20 315 141 174 4
11 Sun November 21 boxscore L 1-10 @ Denver Broncos 13 14 13 243 122 121 3 15 239 103 136 1
12 Sun November 28 boxscore W 2-10 Seattle Seahawks 28 16 20 279 115 164 4 15 244 116 128 3
13 Sun December 5 boxscore W 3-10 Detroit Lions 24 10 17 383 187 196 3 16 274 163 111 5
14 Sun December 12 boxscore L 3-11 St. Louis Cardinals 14 17 16 250 67 183 2 23 300 70 230 3

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
15 Craig Morton 33 QB 12 12 2-10-0 153 284 53.9 1865 9 3.2 20 7.0 63 6.6 4.0 12.2 155.4 55.6 39 285 4.89 2.66 12.1
16 Norm Snead 37 qb 3 2 1-1-0 22 42 52.4 239 0 0.0 4 9.5 31 5.7 1.4 10.9 79.7 29.9 5 27 4.51 0.68 10.6 0 1
Team Total 25.9 14 3-11-0 175 326 53.7 2104 9 2.8 24 7.4 63 6.5 3.7 12.0 150.3 52.2 44 312 4.84 2.41 11.9 0 1
Opp Total 14 189 330 57.3 2230 11 3.3 12 3.6 6.8 5.79 11.8 159.3 73.9 31 242 5.5 4.6 8.6

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
44 Doug Kotar 25 RB 14 14 185 731 3 24 4.0 52.2 13.2 36 319 8.9 0 30 2.6 22.8 1050 3 3
39 Larry Csonka 30 FB 12 12 160 569 4 13 3.6 47.4 13.3 6 39 6.5 0 14 0.5 3.3 608 4 2
24 Marsh White 23 14 1 69 223 1 29 3.2 15.9 4.9 2 7 3.5 0 4 0.1 0.5 230 1 0
25 Gordon Bell 23 14 0 67 233 2 26 3.5 16.6 4.8 25 198 7.9 0 20 1.8 14.1 431 2 2
36 Larry Watkins 30 13 1 26 96 1 13 3.7 7.4 2.0 2 8 4.0 0 12 0.2 0.6 104 1 0
15 Craig Morton 33 QB 12 12 15 48 0 10 3.2 4.0 1.3 48 0 7
16 Norm Snead 37 qb 3 2 3 -1 0 0 -0.3 -0.3 1.0 -1 0 1
82 Ray Rhodes 26 WR 13 11 2 10 0 16 5.0 0.8 0.2 16 305 19.1 1 63 1.2 23.5 315 1 1
84 Walker Gillette 29 13 7 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 -0.3 0.1 16 263 16.4 2 62 1.2 20.2 259 2 0
33 Steve Crosby 26 2 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.5 0.5 -1 0 0
34 Larry Mallory 24 db 14 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
38 Bob Tucker 31 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 42 498 11.9 1 39 3.0 35.6 498 1 1
85 Jim Robinson 23 KR/PR/WR 12 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 249 13.8 1 30 1.5 20.8 249 1 3
89 Ed Marshall 29 6 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 166 20.8 3 52 1.3 27.7 166 3 0
87 Gary Shirk 26 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 52 13.0 1 31 0.3 3.7 52 1 0
Team Total 25.9 14 530 1904 11 29 3.6 136.0 37.9 175 2104 12.0 9 63 12.5 150.3 4008 20 27
Opp Total 14 560 2203 14 3.9 157.4 40.0 189 1988 10.5 11 13.5 142.0 4191 25 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
85 Jim Robinson 23 KR/PR/WR 12 7 24 106 0 22 4.4 20 444 0 32 22.2 799
25 Gordon Bell 23 14 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 18 352 0 37 19.6 784
26 Rondy Colbert 22 db 14 2 13 72 0 15 5.5 2 42 0 22 21.0 114
87 Gary Shirk 26 14 1 6 109 0 27 18.2 161
44 Doug Kotar 25 RB 14 14 3 39 0 31 13.0 1089
20 Jim Stienke 26 RCB 13 13 3 18 0 10 6.0 18
33 Bobby Hammond 24 2 0 2 44 0 26 22.0 44
53 Harry Carson 23 MLB 12 8 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
36 Larry Watkins 30 13 1 1 9 0 9 9.0 113
Team Total 25.9 14 41 197 0 22 4.8 53 1044 0 37 19.7 5249
Opp Total 14 45 500 0 11.1 39 725 0 18.6

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
13 Dave Jennings 24 P 14 0 74 3054 61 3 41.3
18 Joe Danelo 23 K 14 0 1 1 3 3 11 3 2 4 1 21 8 38.1% 21 20 95.2%
Team Total 25.9 14 1 1 3 3 11 3 2 4 1 21 8 38.1% 21 20 95.2% 74 3054 61 3 41.3
Opp Total 14 31 20 64.5% 27 26 96.3% 78 2886 37.0

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
15 Craig Morton 33 QB 12 12 0 7 3 -4 0
26 Rondy Colbert 22 db 14 2 0 4 2 10 0
71 Dave Gallagher 24 LDT 14 10 1 7 0 7 0 0 1 3 8 0
44 Doug Kotar 25 RB 14 14 0 3 2 0 0
85 Jim Robinson 23 KR/PR/WR 12 7 0 3 1 0 0
10 Brad Van Pelt* 25 LLB 14 14 2 13 0 7 0 0 0 2 28 0
25 Gordon Bell 23 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
39 Larry Csonka 30 FB 12 12 0 2 1 0 0
34 Larry Mallory 24 db 14 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 -11 0
23 Rick Volk 31 FS 8 8 2 14 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
37 Bobby Brooks 25 4 4 1 9 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 George Martin 23 LDE 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
64 John Mendenhall 28 RDT 14 14 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
16 Norm Snead 37 qb 3 2 0 1 1 -2 0
20 Jim Stienke 26 RCB 13 13 2 0 0 0 0
77 Troy Archer 21 14 7 0 0 1 2 0
21 Bill Bryant 25 LCB 14 11 0 0 1 0 0
53 Harry Carson 23 MLB 12 8 0 0 1 0 0
61 Karl Chandler 24 C 12 11 0 1 0 -1 0
57 Brad Cousino 23 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
84 Walker Gillette 29 13 7 0 0 1 6 0
56 Pat Hughes 29 mlb 14 6 1 5 0 5 0
54 Dan Lloyd 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
29 Clyde Powers 25 SS 14 13 1 11 0 11 0
82 Ray Rhodes 26 WR 13 11 0 1 0 0 0
38 Bob Tucker 31 TE 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
24 Marsh White 23 14 1 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.9 14 12 62 0 11 0 0 27 29 36 0
Opp Total 14 44 32 17 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
18 Joe Danelo 23 K 14 0 20 8 44
39 Larry Csonka 30 FB 12 12 4 4 24
44 Doug Kotar 25 RB 14 14 3 3 18
89 Ed Marshall 29 6 2 3 3 18
25 Gordon Bell 23 14 0 2 2 12
84 Walker Gillette 29 13 7 2 2 12
82 Ray Rhodes 26 WR 13 11 1 1 6
85 Jim Robinson 23 KR/PR/WR 12 7 1 1 6
87 Gary Shirk 26 14 1 1 1 6
20 Jim Stienke 26 RCB 13 13 1 1 6
38 Bob Tucker 31 TE 14 14 1 1 6
36 Larry Watkins 30 13 1 1 1 6
24 Marsh White 23 14 1 1 1 6
Team Total 25.9 14 11 9 1 21 20 8 170
Opp Total 14 14 11 1 26 20 1 250