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1980 New York Giants

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4-12-0, Finished 5th in NFC East Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.7, Offense: -4.3, Defense: -5.5, SoS: 1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 249 points (15.6/g), 26th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 425 points (26.6/g), 27th.
 Differential of -176 points (-11.0/g), 27th.  Expected W-L: 3.5-12.5.

Coach: Ray Perkins (4-12-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Ralph Hawkins
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Belichick (Special Teams)

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Wellington Mara
General Manager George Young
Offensive Scheme Erhardt-Perkins
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 249 4339 1044 4.2 43 18 25 261 245 514 2609 19 25 4.7 136 483 1730 10 3.6 100
Team Defense 425 5752 1060 5.4 41 23 20 336 255 448 3245 22 18 6.8 160 584 2507 31 4.3 156
Lg Rank Offense 26 27 25 20 28 8 26 17 17 28 20 25 23 27
Lg Rank Defense 27 24 10 1 23 4 17 15 21 26 26 26 28 23

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 7 boxscore W 1-0 @ St. Louis Cardinals 41 35 19 378 274 104 1 20 419 287 132 5
2 Sun September 14 boxscore L 1-1 Washington Redskins 21 23 15 250 163 87 4 18 326 118 208 1
3 Mon September 22 boxscore L 1-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 3 35 19 252 169 83 2 23 382 234 148 3
4 Sun September 28 boxscore L 1-3 Los Angeles Rams 7 28 13 222 160 62 3 22 368 203 165 2
5 Sun October 5 boxscore L 1-4 @ Dallas Cowboys 3 24 14 292 155 137 4 20 335 250 85 2
6 Sun October 12 boxscore L 1-5 Philadelphia Eagles 16 31 13 161 79 82 2 23 329 205 124 2
7 Sun October 19 boxscore L 1-6 @ San Diego Chargers 7 44 13 206 124 82 3 31 567 456 111 3
8 Sun October 26 boxscore L 1-7 Denver Broncos 9 14 15 315 188 127 1 21 276 64 212 1
9 Sun November 2 boxscore L 1-8 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 30 16 220 147 73 4 23 379 135 244 2
10 Sun November 9 boxscore W 2-8 Dallas Cowboys 38 35 26 462 345 117 2 21 394 155 239 5
11 Sun November 16 boxscore W 3-8 Green Bay Packers 27 21 19 406 294 112 2 24 410 289 121 4
12 Sun November 23 boxscore L 3-9 @ San Francisco 49ers 0 12 12 131 51 80 1 16 326 206 120 3
13 Sun November 30 boxscore L 3-10 St. Louis Cardinals 7 23 13 189 83 106 3 19 361 136 225 2
14 Sun December 7 boxscore W 4-10 @ Seattle Seahawks 27 21 14 311 161 150 2 22 337 221 116 2
15 Sat December 13 boxscore L 4-11 @ Washington Redskins 13 16 18 253 110 143 4 16 232 119 113 3
16 Sun December 21 boxscore L 4-12 Oakland Raiders 17 33 22 291 106 185 5 17 311 167 144 1

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
11 Phil Simms 25 QB 13 13 3-10-0 193 402 48.0 2321 15 3.7 19 4.7 58 5.8 4.4 12.0 178.5 58.9 36 233 4.77 3.50 8.2 1 1
12 Scott Brunner 23 qb 16 3 1-2-0 52 112 46.4 610 4 3.6 6 5.4 50 5.4 3.8 11.7 38.1 53.1 10 76 4.38 2.82 8.2 1 1
13 Dave Jennings*+ 28 P 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 13 -13.00 -13.00 100.0
Team Total 25.2 16 4-12-0 245 514 47.7 2931 19 3.7 25 4.9 58 5.7 4.3 12.0 183.2 57.6 47 322 4.65 3.32 8.4 2 2
Opp Total 16 255 448 56.9 3469 22 4.9 18 4.0 7.7 6.92 13.6 216.8 81.4 28 224 6.8 6.0 5.9

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
38 Billy Taylor 24 RB 11 10 147 580 4 35 3.9 52.7 13.4 33 253 7.7 0 42 3.0 23.0 833 4 4
27 Larry Heater 22 rb 14 4 111 360 3 11 3.2 25.7 7.9 10 139 13.9 0 43 0.7 9.9 499 3 1
41 Bo Matthews 29 FB 15 7 64 180 0 18 2.8 12.0 4.3 19 86 4.5 0 12 1.3 5.7 266 0 2
30 Leon Perry 23 fb 10 5 59 272 1 17 4.6 27.2 5.9 8 84 10.5 1 25 0.8 8.4 356 2 3
11 Phil Simms 25 QB 13 13 36 190 1 20 5.3 14.6 2.8 190 1 6
35 Mike Hogan 26 rb 6 4 22 46 1 9 2.1 7.7 3.7 5 46 9.2 0 12 0.8 7.7 92 1 0
29 Eddie Hicks 25 rb 3 1 19 50 0 9 2.6 16.7 6.3 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.3 1.3 54 0 2
12 Scott Brunner 23 qb 16 3 10 18 0 12 1.8 1.1 0.6 18 0 3
25 Alvin Garrett 24 KR/PR 15 0 9 31 0 10 3.4 2.1 0.6 5 69 13.8 1 32 0.3 4.6 100 1 5
33 Scott Laidlaw 27 rb 7 1 5 10 0 3 2.0 1.4 0.7 2 16 8.0 0 10 0.3 2.3 26 0 0
82 Danny Pittman 22 WR 11 7 1 -7 0 -7 -7.0 -0.6 0.1 25 308 12.3 0 22 2.3 28.0 301 0 1
83 Earnest Gray 23 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 52 777 14.9 10 50 3.3 48.6 777 10 1
81 Tom Mullady 23 te 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 391 14.0 2 42 1.8 24.4 391 2 0
88 Mike Friede 23 wr 7 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 350 16.7 0 48 3.0 50.0 350 0 0
87 Gary Shirk 30 TE 16 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 211 10.0 1 21 1.3 13.2 211 1 2
86 Johnny Perkins 27 wr 6 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 193 13.8 3 58 2.3 32.2 193 3 1
75 George Martin 27 LDE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 4 4.0 1 4 0.1 0.3 4 1 0
Team Total 25.2 16 483 1730 10 35 3.6 108.1 30.2 245 2931 12.0 19 58 15.3 183.2 4661 29 33
Opp Total 16 584 2507 31 4.3 156.7 36.5 255 3245 12.7 22 15.9 202.8 5752 53 48

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
25 Alvin Garrett 24 KR/PR 15 0 35 287 0 66 8.2 28 527 0 41 18.8 914
28 Beasley Reece 26 SS 16 14 2 15 0 15 7.5 24 471 0 35 19.6 486
27 Larry Heater 22 rb 14 4 5 103 0 29 20.6 602
84 Nate Johnson 23 16 0 5 89 0 23 17.8 89
36 Mark Haynes 22 LCB/rcb 15 11 2 40 0 22 20.0 40
52 Joe McLaughlin 23 lb 8 3 2 27 0 15 13.5 27
82 Danny Pittman 22 WR 11 7 2 41 0 18 20.5 342
33 Scott Laidlaw 27 rb 7 1 1 18 0 18 18.0 44
71 Myron Lapka 24 10 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
99 Kervin Wyatt 23 lb 4 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.2 16 37 302 0 66 8.2 71 1319 0 41 18.6 6282
Opp Total 16 58 506 0 8.7 52 1047 1 20.1

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*+ 28 P 16 0 94 4211 63 0 44.8
18 Joe Danelo 27 K 16 0 6 5 6 4 6 5 6 2 24 16 66.7% 28 27 96.4%
Team Total 25.2 16 6 5 6 4 6 5 6 2 24 16 66.7% 28 27 96.4% 94 4211 63 0 44.8
Opp Total 16 24 14 58.3% 55 51 92.7% 70 2821 40.3

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
25 Alvin Garrett 24 KR/PR 15 0 0 5 3 0 0
11 Phil Simms 25 QB 13 13 0 6 2 -5 0
28 Beasley Reece 26 SS 16 14 3 24 0 10 0 0 1 2 14 0
10 Brad Van Pelt* 29 LOLB 15 14 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 3 46 0
46 Mike Dennis 22 RCB 13 10 5 68 0 28 0
38 Billy Taylor 24 RB 11 10 0 4 1 0 0
12 Scott Brunner 23 qb 16 3 0 3 1 0 0
24 Terry Jackson 25 lcb 8 7 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 3 11 0
30 Leon Perry 23 fb 10 5 0 3 1 0 0
29 Eddie Hicks 25 rb 3 1 0 2 1 0 0
70 Gary Jeter 25 RDE 16 16 0 0 3 7 0
41 Bo Matthews 29 FB 15 7 0 2 1 0 0
58 Mike Whittington 22 rolb 16 7 0 0 3 0 0
20 Gary Woolford 26 FS 12 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Earnest Gray 23 WR 16 16 0 1 1 0 0
26 Bud Hebert 24 fs 10 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Frank Marion 29 LILB 11 7 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Johnny Perkins 27 wr 6 4 0 1 1 0 0
87 Gary Shirk 30 TE 16 14 0 2 0 0 0
57 John Skorupan 29 ROLB 12 10 0 0 2 0 0
62 Ben Apuna 23 lb 10 3 0 0 1 0 0
53 Harry Carson 27 RILB 8 8 0 0 1 0 0
36 Mark Haynes 22 LCB/rcb 15 11 1 6 0 6 0
27 Larry Heater 22 rb 14 4 0 1 0 0 0
47 Steve Henry 23 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
75 George Martin 27 LDE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
52 Joe McLaughlin 23 lb 8 3 0 1 0 0 0
59 Ralph Perretta 27 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Danny Pittman 22 WR 11 7 0 1 0 0 0
69 Roy Simmons 24 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
78 George Small 24 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 Kevin Turner 22 lb 3 1 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.2 16 18 113 0 28 0 0 33 38 73 0
Opp Total 16 47 48 25 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 27 K 16 0 27 16 75
83 Earnest Gray 23 WR 16 16 10 10 60
38 Billy Taylor 24 RB 11 10 4 4 24
27 Larry Heater 22 rb 14 4 3 3 18
86 Johnny Perkins 27 wr 6 4 3 3 18
81 Tom Mullady 23 te 16 3 2 2 12
30 Leon Perry 23 fb 10 5 1 1 2 12
25 Alvin Garrett 24 KR/PR 15 0 1 1 6
35 Mike Hogan 26 rb 6 4 1 1 6
75 George Martin 27 LDE 16 16 1 1 6
87 Gary Shirk 30 TE 16 14 1 1 6
11 Phil Simms 25 QB 13 13 1 1 6
Team Total 25.2 16 10 19 29 27 16 249
Opp Total 16 31 22 1 1 51 14 1 425