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1976 New York Giants

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3-11-0, Finished 5th in 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: Giants 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 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

W# 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

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 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

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
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

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
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

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 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

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 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

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
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

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1976-09-12 @ WAS L, 17-19 2 63 pass Ray Rhodes 63 yard pass from Craig Morton (Joe Danelo kick)
2 1976-09-12 @ WAS L, 17-19 4 62 pass Walker Gillette 62 yard pass from Craig Morton (Joe Danelo kick)
3 1976-09-19 @ PHI L, 7-20 4 7 pass Walker Gillette 7 yard pass from Craig Morton (Joe Danelo kick)
4 1976-09-26 @ RAM L, 10-24 1 14 pass Bob Tucker 14 yard pass from Craig Morton (Joe Danelo kick)
5 1976-10-03 @ STL L, 21-27 1 5 rush Larry Csonka 5 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
6 1976-10-03 @ STL L, 21-27 3 1 rush Larry Csonka 1 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
7 1976-10-03 @ STL L, 21-27 4 2 rush Marsh White 2 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
8 1976-10-10 DAL L, 14-24 3 30 pass Jim Robinson 30 yard pass from Craig Morton (Joe Danelo kick)
9 1976-10-10 DAL L, 14-24 4 6 rush Larry Csonka 6 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
10 1976-10-17 @ MIN L, 7-24 2 3 rush Doug Kotar 3 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
11 1976-11-21 @ DEN L, 13-14 2 1 blocked punt Jim Stienke 1 yard blocked punt return
12 1976-11-21 @ DEN L, 13-14 3 1 rush Larry Csonka 1 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
13 1976-11-28 SEA W, 28-16 2 3 pass Gary Shirk 3 yard pass from Craig Morton (Joe Danelo kick)
14 1976-11-28 SEA W, 28-16 2 2 rush Gordon Bell 2 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
15 1976-11-28 SEA W, 28-16 3 21 rush Gordon Bell 21 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
16 1976-11-28 SEA W, 28-16 4 9 pass Ed Marshall 9 yard pass from Craig Morton (Joe Danelo kick)
17 1976-12-05 DET W, 24-10 2 11 pass Ed Marshall 11 yard pass from Craig Morton (Joe Danelo kick)
18 1976-12-05 DET W, 24-10 2 3 rush Doug Kotar 3 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
19 1976-12-05 DET W, 24-10 3 35 pass Ed Marshall 35 yard pass from Craig Morton (Joe Danelo kick)
20 1976-12-12 STL L, 14-17 1 1 rush Larry Watkins 1 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
21 1976-12-12 STL L, 14-17 4 3 rush Doug Kotar 3 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1976-09-12 @ WAS W, 19-17 3 53 pass Frank Grant 53 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
2 1976-09-12 @ WAS W, 19-17 4 5 pass Mike Thomas 5 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
3 1976-09-19 @ PHI W, 20-7 2 21 pass Harold Carmichael 21 yard pass from Mike Boryla (Horst Muhlmann kick)
4 1976-09-19 @ PHI W, 20-7 4 1 rush Mike Boryla 1 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
5 1976-09-26 @ RAM W, 24-10 2 10 rush John Cappelletti 10 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
6 1976-09-26 @ RAM W, 24-10 4 32 pass John Cappelletti 32 yard pass from James Harris (Tom Dempsey kick)
7 1976-09-26 @ RAM W, 24-10 4 1 rush Jim Bertelsen 1 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
8 1976-10-03 @ STL W, 27-21 1 35 interception Mike Sensibaugh 35 yard interception return (Jim Bakken kick)
9 1976-10-03 @ STL W, 27-21 2 3 pass Steve Jones 3 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
10 1976-10-03 @ STL W, 27-21 4 3 rush Steve Jones 3 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
11 1976-10-10 DAL W, 24-14 1 8 rush Robert Newhouse 8 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
12 1976-10-10 DAL W, 24-14 2 40 pass Drew Pearson 40 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
13 1976-10-10 DAL W, 24-14 4 4 rush Doug Dennison 4 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
14 1976-10-17 @ MIN W, 24-7 1 28 blocked punt Nate Allen 28 yard blocked punt return (Fred Cox kick)
15 1976-10-17 @ MIN W, 24-7 2 41 pass Chuck Foreman 41 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
16 1976-10-17 @ MIN W, 24-7 4 3 pass Brent McClanahan 3 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
17 1976-10-24 PIT W, 27-0 2 1 rush Franco Harris 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
18 1976-10-24 PIT W, 27-0 4 1 rush Franco Harris 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
19 1976-10-24 PIT W, 27-0 4 16 rush Frank Lewis 16 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
20 1976-10-31 PHI W, 10-0 2 13 pass Harold Carmichael 13 yard pass from Mike Boryla (Horst Muhlmann kick)
21 1976-11-21 @ DEN W, 14-13 1 4 pass Haven Moses 4 yard pass from Steve Ramsey (Jim Turner kick)
22 1976-11-21 @ DEN W, 14-13 2 4 pass Riley Odoms 4 yard pass from Steve Ramsey (Jim Turner kick)
23 1976-11-28 SEA L, 16-28 1 2 rush Sherman Smith 2 yard rush
24 1976-11-28 SEA L, 16-28 3 7 rush Jim Zorn 7 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
25 1976-12-05 DET L, 10-24 2 1 rush Lawrence Gaines 1 yard rush (Benny Ricardo kick)
26 1976-12-12 STL W, 17-14 2 1 rush Steve Jones 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
27 1976-12-12 STL W, 17-14 4 1 rush Steve Jones 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)