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1977 New York Giants

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5-9-0, Finished 5th in NFC East Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.2, Offense: -4.0, Defense: -2.2, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 181 points (12.9/g), 24th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 265 points (18.9/g), 21st.
 Differential of -84 points (-6.0/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 4.0-10.0.

Coach: John McVay (5-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bob Gibson
 Defensive Coordinator: Marty Schottenheimer

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 181 3284 905 3.6 34 12 23 201 134 311 1387 6 22 3.9 73 548 1897 11 3.5 105
Team Defense 265 3870 884 4.4 32 20 22 226 185 328 2097 12 12 5.7 110 519 1773 16 3.4 94
Lg Rank Offense 24 24 14 6 24 23 26 26 20 26 10 16 16 25
Lg Rank Defense 21 12 18 6 12 8 18 9 25 23 12 8 22 3

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 18 boxscore W 1-0 Washington Redskins 20 17 13 279 113 166 1 19 261 139 122 2
2 Sun September 25 boxscore L 1-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 21 41 14 161 92 69 5 25 444 259 185 1
3 Sun October 2 boxscore L 1-2 @ Atlanta Falcons 3 17 10 177 72 105 4 18 295 144 151 3
4 Sun October 9 boxscore L 1-3 Philadelphia Eagles 10 28 15 259 165 94 4 14 326 147 179 4
5 Sun October 16 boxscore W 2-3 San Francisco 49ers 20 17 9 154 23 131 1 16 275 183 92 3
6 Sun October 23 boxscore W 3-3 @ Washington Redskins 17 6 12 266 162 104 1 17 227 156 71 4
7 Mon October 31 boxscore L 3-4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 0 28 18 301 143 158 4 18 258 113 145 2
8 Sun November 6 boxscore L 3-5 Dallas Cowboys 10 24 13 121 2 119 2 13 254 171 83
9 Sun November 13 boxscore W 4-5 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 0 13 197 74 123 3 19 287 182 105 5
10 Sun November 20 boxscore L 4-6 Cleveland Browns 7 21 14 221 105 116 4 14 269 129 140 2
11 Sun November 27 boxscore L 4-7 @ Cincinnati Bengals 13 30 15 240 170 70 15 330 154 176
12 Sun December 4 boxscore W 5-7 St. Louis Cardinals 27 7 20 320 84 236 15 252 161 91 3
13 Sun December 11 boxscore L 5-8 @ Philadelphia Eagles 14 17 15 218 65 153 2 10 108 -13 121 1
14 Sun December 18 boxscore L OT 5-9 Chicago Bears 9 12 20 370 117 253 3 13 284 172 112 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
9 Joe Pisarcik 25 QB 13 11 4-7-0 103 241 42.7% 1346 4 1.7 14 5.8 82 5.6 3.3 13.1 103.5 42.3 32 262 3.97 1.96 11.7
12 Jerry Golsteyn 23 qb 6 3 1-2-0 31 70 44.3% 416 2 2.9 8 11.4 47 5.9 1.4 13.4 69.3 33.7 14 113 3.61 -0.20 16.7 1 1
Team Total 25.9 14 5-9-0 134 311 43.1% 1762 6 1.9 22 7.1 82 5.7 2.9 13.1 125.9 38.6 46 375 3.89 1.45 12.9 1 1
Opp Total 14 185 328 56.4% 2399 12 3.7 12 3.7 7.3 6.40 13.0 171.4 76.5 37 302 5.7 4.9 10.1

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
33 Bobby Hammond 25 KR/PR 14 4 154 577 3 30 3.7 41.2 11.0 19 136 7.2 0 28 1.4 9.7 713 3 3
39 Larry Csonka 31 FB 14 13 134 464 1 15 3.5 33.1 9.6 2 20 10.0 0 12 0.1 1.4 484 1 0
44 Doug Kotar 26 RB 12 11 132 480 2 32 3.6 40.0 11.0 15 73 4.9 0 13 1.3 6.1 553 2 1
27 Willie Spencer 24 13 0 62 184 3 9 3.0 14.2 4.8 4 20 5.0 0 15 0.3 1.5 204 3 4
9 Joe Pisarcik 25 QB 13 11 27 57 2 14 2.1 4.4 2.1 57 2 6
36 Larry Watkins 31 9 0 19 71 0 9 3.7 7.9 2.1 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 1.0 80 0 0
25 Gordon Bell 24 10 0 16 63 0 13 3.9 6.3 1.6 4 33 8.3 0 12 0.4 3.3 96 0 0
12 Jerry Golsteyn 23 qb 6 3 3 -4 0 -1 -1.3 -0.7 0.5 -4 0 1
80 Emery Moorehead 23 WR 13 7 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 12 143 11.9 1 20 0.9 11.0 148 1 0
85 Jim Robinson 24 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 422 19.2 3 80 1.6 30.1 422 3 0
86 Johnny Perkins 24 13 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 279 14.0 0 54 1.5 21.5 279 0 0
87 Gary Shirk 27 TE 14 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 280 17.5 2 64 1.1 20.0 280 2 4
89 Ed Marshall 30 wr 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 178 25.4 0 82 0.5 12.7 178 0 0
84 Al Dixon 23 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 78 13.0 0 21 0.8 9.8 78 0 0
38 Bob Tucker 32 5 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 91 15.2 0 22 1.2 18.2 91 0 1
Team Total 25.9 14 548 1897 11 32 3.5 135.5 39.1 134 1762 13.1 6 82 9.6 125.9 3659 17 27
Opp Total 14 519 1773 16 3.4 126.6 37.1 185 2097 11.3 12 13.2 149.8 3870 28 47

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
33 Bobby Hammond 25 KR/PR 14 4 32 334 1 68 10.4 19 419 0 31 22.1 1466
25 Gordon Bell 24 10 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 12 235 0 35 19.6 331
28 Beasley Reece 23 10 0 1 -5 0 -5 -5.0 7 159 0 32 22.7 154
85 Jim Robinson 24 WR 14 14 7 87 0 50 12.4 509
20 Jim Stienke 27 FS 14 14 5 30 0 13 6.0 30
80 Emery Moorehead 23 WR 13 7 4 65 0 24 16.3 213
87 Gary Shirk 27 TE 14 10 3 38 0 19 12.7 318
27 Willie Spencer 24 13 0 3 44 0 16 14.7 248
44 Doug Kotar 26 RB 12 11 2 36 0 19 18.0 589
52 Ralph Hill 28 12 4 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
55 Brian Kelley 26 RLB 13 13 1 20 0 20 20.0 20
34 Larry Mallory 25 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
57 Andy Selfridge 28 11 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
Team Total 25.9 14 46 446 1 68 9.7 54 1036 0 35 19.2 5141
Opp Total 14 67 680 0 10.1 35 895 1 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 25 P 14 0 100 3993 58 0 39.9
18 Joe Danelo 24 K 14 0 1 1 8 7 5 3 6 2 3 1 23 14 60.9%% 20 19 95.0%%
Team Total 25.9 14 1 1 8 7 5 3 6 2 3 1 23 14 60.9%% 20 19 95.0%% 100 3993 58 0 39.9
Opp Total 14 22 12 54.5%% 33 31 93.9%% 88 3423 38.9

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
9 Joe Pisarcik 25 QB 13 11 0 6 2 0 0
87 Gary Shirk 27 TE 14 10 0 4 2 0 0
27 Willie Spencer 24 13 0 0 4 1 0 0
21 Bill Bryant 26 LCB 14 14 3 54 1 54 0 0 0 1 0 0
33 Bobby Hammond 25 KR/PR 14 4 0 3 1 0 0
29 Clyde Powers 26 SS 14 14 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0
22 Ray Rhodes 27 RCB 14 14 2 59 0 40 0 0 0 2 53 0
77 Troy Archer 22 RDT 14 14 0 0 3 0 0
31 Ernie Jones 24 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
55 Brian Kelley 26 RLB 13 13 1 17 0 17 0 0 0 2 0 0
54 Dan Lloyd 24 14 1 0 0 3 0 0
10 Brad Van Pelt* 26 LLB 14 14 2 9 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
61 Karl Chandler 25 C 14 10 0 2 0 -4 0
12 Jerry Golsteyn 23 qb 6 3 0 1 1 0 0
34 Larry Mallory 25 14 0 1 9 0 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
75 George Martin 24 LDE 10 9 1 30 1 30 0 0 0 1 0 0
64 John Mendenhall 29 LDT 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
53 Harry Carson 24 MLB 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
81 Jack Gregory 33 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
74 John Hicks 26 RG 10 8 0 0 1 0 0
52 Ralph Hill 28 12 4 0 1 0 0 0
44 Doug Kotar 26 RB 12 11 0 1 0 0 0
62 Ron Mikolajczyk 27 RT 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
76 Jim Pietrzak 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Jim Robinson 24 WR 14 14 0 0 1 15 0
20 Jim Stienke 27 FS 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
38 Bob Tucker 32 5 4 0 1 0 0 0
68 J.T. Turner 24 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
63 Doug Van Horn 33 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.9 14 12 179 2 54 0 0 27 33 64 0
Opp Total 14 46 47 27

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 24 K 14 0 19 14 61
33 Bobby Hammond 25 KR/PR 14 4 3 1 4 24
85 Jim Robinson 24 WR 14 14 3 3 18
27 Willie Spencer 24 13 0 3 3 18
44 Doug Kotar 26 RB 12 11 2 2 12
9 Joe Pisarcik 25 QB 13 11 2 2 12
87 Gary Shirk 27 TE 14 10 2 2 12
21 Bill Bryant 26 LCB 14 14 1 1 6
39 Larry Csonka 31 FB 14 13 1 1 6
75 George Martin 24 LDE 10 9 1 1 6
80 Emery Moorehead 23 WR 13 7 1 1 6
Team Total 25.9 14 11 6 1 2 20 19 14 181
Opp Total 14 16 12 1 2 2 31 12 265

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1977-09-18 WAS W, 20-17 1 30 interception George Martin 30 yard interception return (Joe Danelo kick)
2 1977-09-18 WAS W, 20-17 4 8 pass Gary Shirk 8 yard pass from Jerry Golsteyn (Joe Danelo kick)
3 1977-09-25 @ DAL L, 21-41 2 1 rush Willie Spencer 1 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
4 1977-09-25 @ DAL L, 21-41 3 68 punt Bobby Hammond 68 yard punt return (Joe Danelo kick)
5 1977-09-25 @ DAL L, 21-41 3 3 rush Doug Kotar 3 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
6 1977-10-09 PHI L, 10-28 2 80 pass Jim Robinson 80 yard pass from Joe Pisarcik (Joe Danelo kick)
7 1977-10-16 SFO W, 20-17 2 37 pass Gary Shirk 37 yard pass from Joe Pisarcik (Joe Danelo kick)
8 1977-10-16 SFO W, 20-17 2 1 rush Willie Spencer 1 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
9 1977-10-23 @ WAS W, 17-6 3 17 rush Doug Kotar 17 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
10 1977-10-23 @ WAS W, 17-6 4 23 pass Jim Robinson 23 yard pass from Joe Pisarcik (Joe Danelo kick)
11 1977-11-06 DAL L, 10-24 3 1 rush Bobby Hammond 1 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
12 1977-11-13 @ TAM W, 10-0 1 2 rush Bobby Hammond 2 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
13 1977-11-20 CLE L, 7-21 2 15 pass Emery Moorehead 15 yard pass from Jerry Golsteyn (Joe Danelo kick)
14 1977-11-27 @ CIN L, 13-30 2 5 pass Jim Robinson 5 yard pass from Joe Pisarcik
15 1977-11-27 @ CIN L, 13-30 4 1 rush Joe Pisarcik 1 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
16 1977-12-04 STL W, 27-7 1 15 rush Bobby Hammond 15 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
17 1977-12-04 STL W, 27-7 3 54 interception Bill Bryant 54 yard interception return (Joe Danelo kick)
18 1977-12-04 STL W, 27-7 4 2 rush Willie Spencer 2 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
19 1977-12-11 @ PHI L, 14-17 2 1 rush Joe Pisarcik 1 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
20 1977-12-11 @ PHI L, 14-17 4 1 rush Larry Csonka 1 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1977-09-18 WAS L, 17-20 4 3 rush Mike Thomas 3 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
2 1977-09-18 WAS L, 17-20 4 3 pass John Riggins 3 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
3 1977-09-25 @ DAL W, 41-21 1 2 rush Roger Staubach 2 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
4 1977-09-25 @ DAL W, 41-21 1 10 pass Preston Pearson 10 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
5 1977-09-25 @ DAL W, 41-21 2 1 rush Doug Dennison 1 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
6 1977-09-25 @ DAL W, 41-21 2 11 rush Tony Dorsett 11 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
7 1977-09-25 @ DAL W, 41-21 4 34 rush Tony Dorsett 34 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
8 1977-10-02 @ ATL W, 17-3 2 1 rush Monroe Eley 1 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
9 1977-10-02 @ ATL W, 17-3 4 8 pass Alfred Jenkins 8 yard pass from Kim McQuilken (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
10 1977-10-09 PHI W, 28-10 1 55 pass Keith Krepfle 55 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Horst Muhlmann kick)
11 1977-10-09 PHI W, 28-10 2 28 pass Charlie Smith 28 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Horst Muhlmann kick)
12 1977-10-09 PHI W, 28-10 2 1 rush Herb Lusk 1 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
13 1977-10-09 PHI W, 28-10 3 70 rush Herb Lusk 70 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
14 1977-10-16 SFO L, 17-20 4 1 rush Wilbur Jackson 1 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
15 1977-10-16 SFO L, 17-20 4 47 pass Gene Washington 47 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Ray Wersching kick)
16 1977-10-31 @ STL W, 28-0 2 5 rush Steve Jones 5 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
17 1977-10-31 @ STL W, 28-0 2 0 fumble Conrad Dobler 0 yard fumble return (Jim Bakken kick)
18 1977-10-31 @ STL W, 28-0 3 4 rush Jerry Latin 4 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
19 1977-10-31 @ STL W, 28-0 4 79 interception Mike Sensibaugh 79 yard interception return (Jim Bakken kick)
20 1977-11-06 DAL W, 24-10 1 8 fumble Jay Saldi 8 yard fumble return (Efren Herrera kick)
21 1977-11-06 DAL W, 24-10 2 5 pass Billy Joe DuPree 5 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
22 1977-11-06 DAL W, 24-10 3 1 rush Tony Dorsett 1 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
23 1977-11-20 CLE W, 21-7 1 2 rush Greg Pruitt 2 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
24 1977-11-20 CLE W, 21-7 3 53 interception Gerald Irons 53 yard interception return (Don Cockroft kick)
25 1977-11-20 CLE W, 21-7 4 18 pass Paul Warfield 18 yard pass from Dave Mays (Don Cockroft kick)
26 1977-11-27 @ CIN W, 30-13 1 58 pass Billy Brooks 58 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)
27 1977-11-27 @ CIN W, 30-13 1 10 rush Boobie Clark 10 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
28 1977-11-27 @ CIN W, 30-13 1 30 pass Billy Brooks 30 yard pass from Ken Anderson
29 1977-11-27 @ CIN W, 30-13 2 47 pass Jim Corbett 47 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)
30 1977-12-04 STL L, 7-27 2 6 pass Ike Harris 6 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
31 1977-12-11 @ PHI W, 17-14 3 99 kickoff Wilbert Montgomery 99 yard kickoff return (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
32 1977-12-11 @ PHI W, 17-14 4 1 rush Ron Jaworski 1 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
33 1977-12-18 CHI W, 12-9 4 4 rush Robin Earl 4 yard rush