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1983 New York Giants

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3-12-1, Finished 5th in NFC East Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.1, Offense: -5.5, Defense: 3.4, SoS: 2.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 267 points (16.7/g), 25th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 347 points (21.7/g), 16th.
 Differential of -80 points (-5.0/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 5.6-10.4.

Coach: Bill Parcells (3-12-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ron Erhardt
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Belichick (Linebackers) and Romeo Crennel (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
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 267 5285 1130 4.7 58 27 28 296 284 575 3491 12 31 5.6 164 506 1794 9 3.5 104
Team Defense 347 4994 1039 4.8 36 13 24 289 283 493 3261 26 23 6.1 167 502 1733 10 3.5 98
Lg Rank Offense 25 15 28 27 20 3 8 27 26 18 16 22 25 25
Lg Rank Defense 16 5 17 26 8 12 16 21 12 15 12 5 3 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 4 boxscore L 0-1 Los Angeles Rams 6 16 13 259 137 122 5 20 395 279 116 5
2 Sun September 11 boxscore W OT 1-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 16 13 19 343 187 156 1 14 298 235 63 3
3 Sun September 18 boxscore L 1-2 @ Dallas Cowboys 13 28 16 334 203 131 4 18 309 220 89 3
4 Mon September 26 boxscore W 2-2 Green Bay Packers 27 3 19 312 104 208 1 15 325 272 53 4
5 Sun October 2 boxscore L 2-3 San Diego Chargers 34 41 23 441 387 54 6 28 422 302 120 4
6 Sun October 9 boxscore L 2-4 Philadelphia Eagles 13 17 20 378 251 127 2 20 304 206 98
7 Sun October 16 boxscore L 2-5 @ Kansas City Chiefs 17 38 16 324 246 78 5 25 432 335 97 1
8 Mon October 24 boxscore T OT 2-5-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 20 20 18 274 162 112 3 23 384 184 200 3
9 Sun October 30 boxscore L 2-6-1 Dallas Cowboys 20 38 17 390 296 94 6 27 485 288 197 3
10 Mon November 7 boxscore L 2-7-1 @ Detroit Lions 9 15 21 284 108 176 4 15 275 141 134 2
11 Sun November 13 boxscore L 2-8-1 Washington Redskins 17 33 16 306 281 25 4 18 278 138 140
12 Sun November 20 boxscore W 3-8-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 23 0 22 332 117 215 4 79 69 10 1
13 Sun November 27 boxscore L 3-9-1 @ Los Angeles Raiders 12 27 20 341 283 58 3 22 381 243 138
14 Sun December 4 boxscore L 3-10-1 St. Louis Cardinals 6 10 9 142 81 61 5 10 161 81 80 2
15 Sun December 11 boxscore L 3-11-1 Seattle Seahawks 12 17 24 440 342 98 5 12 183 127 56 1
16 Sat December 17 boxscore L 3-12-1 @ Washington Redskins 22 31 23 385 306 79 4 18 283 141 142 4

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
12 Scott Brunner 26 QB 16 12 3-9-0 190 386 49.2% 2516 9 2.3 22 5.7 62 6.5 4.4 13.2 157.3 54.3 31 218 5.51 3.57 7.4 0 1
17 Jeff Rutledge 26 qb 4 4 0-3-1 87 174 50.0% 1208 3 1.7 8 4.6 54 6.9 5.2 13.9 302.0 59.3 15 110 5.81 4.22 7.9 0 0
11 Phil Simms 28 2 0 7 13 53.8% 130 0 0.0 1 7.7 36 10.0 6.5 18.6 65.0 56.6 3 35 5.94 3.13 18.8
13 Dave Jennings 31 P 16 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
85 John Mistler 25 WR 16 9 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 25.9 16 3-12-1 284 575 49.4% 3854 12 2.1 31 5.4 62 6.7 4.7 13.6 240.9 55.7 49 363 5.59 3.74 7.9 0 1
Opp Total 16 283 493 57.4% 3584 26 5.3 23 4.7 7.3 6.23 12.7 224.0 78.4 44 323 6.1 5.1 8.2

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
25 Butch Woolfolk 23 RB 16 16 246 857 4 22 3.5 53.6 15.4 28 368 13.1 0 44 1.8 23.0 1225 4 8
26 Rob Carpenter 28 FB 10 10 170 624 4 37 3.7 62.4 17.0 26 258 9.9 2 38 2.6 25.8 882 6 2
20 Joe Morris 23 15 0 35 145 0 16 4.1 9.7 2.3 2 1 0.5 1 6 0.1 0.1 146 1 2
12 Scott Brunner 26 QB 16 12 26 64 0 12 2.5 4.0 1.6 64 0 8
38 John Tuggle 22 fb 16 5 17 49 1 7 2.9 3.1 1.1 3 50 16.7 0 27 0.2 3.1 99 1 0
17 Jeff Rutledge 26 qb 4 4 7 27 0 14 3.9 6.8 1.8 27 0 6
35 Billy Campfield 27 4 0 2 21 0 13 10.5 5.3 0.5 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.3 3.0 33 0 1
88 Floyd Eddings 25 wr 9 6 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.3 0.1 14 231 16.5 0 33 1.6 25.7 234 0 0
89 Mike Miller 24 13 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2 0.1 7 170 24.3 0 54 0.5 13.1 172 0 0
45 Leon Bright 28 KR 7 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.3 0.1 2 33 16.5 0 19 0.3 4.7 35 0 2
83 Earnest Gray 26 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 78 1139 14.6 5 62 4.9 71.2 1139 5 0
85 John Mistler 25 WR 16 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 45 422 9.4 0 24 2.8 26.4 422 0 1
84 Zeke Mowatt 22 TE 16 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 280 13.3 1 46 1.3 17.5 280 1 0
87 Byron Williams 23 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 346 17.3 1 43 4.0 69.2 346 1 1
80 Malcolm Scott 22 te 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 206 12.1 0 24 1.1 12.9 206 0 0
81 Tom Mullady 26 te 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 184 14.2 1 35 0.8 11.5 184 1 0
82 Danny Pittman 25 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 154 22.0 1 40 0.9 19.3 154 1 0
Team Total 25.9 16 506 1794 9 37 3.5 112.1 31.6 284 3854 13.6 12 62 17.8 240.9 5648 21 39
Opp Total 16 502 1733 10 3.5 108.3 31.4 283 3261 11.5 26 17.7 203.8 4994 36 31

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
45 Leon Bright 28 KR 7 0 17 117 0 20 6.9 21 475 0 36 22.6 627
44 Pete Shaw 29 PR 15 1 29 234 0 27 8.1 234
20 Joe Morris 23 15 0 14 255 0 26 18.2 401
35 Billy Campfield 27 4 0 9 154 0 23 17.1 187
28 Beasley Reece 29 fs 7 6 9 26 0 7 2.9 26
38 John Tuggle 22 fb 16 5 9 156 0 28 17.3 255
82 Danny Pittman 25 8 0 6 107 0 24 17.8 261
27 Larry Heater 25 6 0 5 71 0 26 14.2 71
89 Mike Miller 24 13 0 2 31 0 26 15.5 203
25 Butch Woolfolk 23 RB 16 16 2 13 0 11 6.5 1238
46 Mike Dennis 25 rcb 16 5 1 54 0 54 54.0 54
39 Mike Mayock 25 6 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
52 Joe McLaughlin 26 lb 7 1 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
Team Total 25.9 16 55 377 0 27 6.9 71 1333 0 54 18.8 7358
Opp Total 16 47 283 0 6.0 67 1296 0 19.3

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 31 P 16 0 84 3386 66 1 40.3
6 Ali Haji-Sheikh*+ 22 K 16 0 1 1 13 13 12 11 11 8 5 2 42 35 83.3%% 23 22 95.7%%
Team Total 25.9 16 1 1 13 13 12 11 11 8 5 2 42 35 83.3%% 23 22 95.7%% 84 3386 66 1 40.3
Opp Total 16 32 22 68.8%% 40 39 97.5%% 99 3881 39.2

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
70 Leonard Marshall 22 rde 14 6 0.5 39 0 1
56 Lawrence Taylor*+ 24 rilb/ROLB 16 16 9.0 2 10 0 10 0 0 1 2 3 0
12 Scott Brunner 26 QB 16 12 0 8 3 0 0
75 George Martin 30 de 14 4 9.0
25 Butch Woolfolk 23 RB 16 16 0 8 1 0 0
24 Terry Jackson 28 RCB 12 12 6 20 0 17 0 0 0 1 35 1
17 Jeff Rutledge 26 qb 4 4 0 6 0 0 0
78 Jerome Sally 24 NT 16 10 4.5 0 0 1 0 0
36 Mark Haynes* 25 LCB 15 15 3 18 0 23 0 0 0 2 4 0
54 Andy Headen 23 16 0 5.0
43 Terry Kinard 24 FS 16 10 1.0 3 49 0 25 0 0 0 1 10 0
28 Beasley Reece 29 fs 7 6 2 33 0 22 0 0 1 2 0 0
44 Pete Shaw 29 PR 15 1 1.0 0 4 0 0 0
10 Brad Van Pelt 32 LOLB 16 16 3.0 2 7 0 6 0
55 Brian Kelley 32 LILB 16 16 1.5 1 17 0 17 0 0 0 2 0 0
29 Bill Currier 28 SS 15 15 1.0 2 37 1 30 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 Dee Hardison 27 RDE 16 13 2.5 0 0 1 0 0
37 Larry Flowers 25 14 0 1.0 1 19 0 19 0 0 0 1 0 0
71 Casey Merrill 26 10 0 3.0
20 Joe Morris 23 15 0 0 2 1 0 0
45 Leon Bright 28 KR 7 0 0 2 0 0 0
26 Rob Carpenter 28 FB 10 10 0 2 0 0 0
64 Jim Burt 24 nt 7 6 0 0 1 0 0
35 Billy Campfield 27 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
53 Harry Carson* 30 RILB 10 10 1.0
46 Mike Dennis 25 rcb 16 5 1 0 0 0 0
61 Ernie Hughes 28 c 12 6 0 1 0 0 0
57 Byron Hunt 25 rolb 16 5 1.0
39 Mike Mayock 25 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
85 John Mistler 25 WR 16 9 0 1 0 0 0
81 Tom Mullady 26 te 16 3 0 0 1 0 0
63 Al Steinfeld 25 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
59 Rich Umphrey 25 C 10 10 0 0 1 0 0
58 Mike Whittington 25 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
87 Byron Williams 23 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.9 16 44.0 23 210 1 30 0 0 39 24 52 1 39 0 1
Opp Total 16 49 31 18 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
6 Ali Haji-Sheikh*+ 22 K 16 0 22 35 127
26 Rob Carpenter 28 FB 10 10 4 2 6 36
83 Earnest Gray 26 WR 16 16 5 5 30
25 Butch Woolfolk 23 RB 16 16 4 4 24
29 Bill Currier 28 SS 15 15 1 1 6
24 Terry Jackson 28 RCB 12 12 1 1 6
20 Joe Morris 23 15 0 1 1 6
84 Zeke Mowatt 22 TE 16 14 1 1 6
81 Tom Mullady 26 te 16 3 1 1 6
82 Danny Pittman 25 8 0 1 1 6
38 John Tuggle 22 fb 16 5 1 1 6
87 Byron Williams 23 5 0 1 1 6
70 Leonard Marshall 22 rde 14 6 1 2
Team Total 25.9 16 9 12 1 1 23 22 35 1 267
Opp Total 16 10 26 2 2 39 22 1 347

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1983-09-04 RAM L, 6-16 2 4 rush Rob Carpenter 4 yard rush
2 1983-09-11 @ ATL W, 16-13 2 8 pass Earnest Gray 8 yard pass from Scott Brunner (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
3 1983-09-18 @ DAL L, 13-28 3 1 rush Butch Woolfolk 1 yard rush (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
4 1983-09-26 GNB W, 27-3 2 14 rush Rob Carpenter 14 yard rush (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
5 1983-09-26 GNB W, 27-3 3 35 fumble Terry Jackson 35 yard fumble return (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
6 1983-09-26 GNB W, 27-3 3 27 pass Earnest Gray 27 yard pass from Scott Brunner (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
7 1983-10-02 SDG L, 34-41 2 51 pass Earnest Gray 51 yard pass from Scott Brunner (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
8 1983-10-02 SDG L, 34-41 2 40 pass Danny Pittman 40 yard pass from Scott Brunner (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
9 1983-10-02 SDG L, 34-41 3 1 rush Rob Carpenter 1 yard rush (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
10 1983-10-02 SDG L, 34-41 4 21 pass Tom Mullady 21 yard pass from Scott Brunner (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
11 1983-10-09 PHI L, 13-17 4 7 rush Butch Woolfolk 7 yard rush (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
12 1983-10-16 @ KAN L, 17-38 2 15 pass Rob Carpenter 15 yard pass from Scott Brunner (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
13 1983-10-16 @ KAN L, 17-38 2 8 rush Butch Woolfolk 8 yard rush (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
14 1983-10-24 @ STL T, 20-20 1 30 interception Bill Currier 30 yard interception return (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
15 1983-10-24 @ STL T, 20-20 2 1 rush Rob Carpenter 1 yard rush (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
16 1983-10-30 DAL L, 20-38 1 46 pass Zeke Mowatt 46 yard pass from Jeff Rutledge (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
17 1983-10-30 DAL L, 20-38 2 15 pass Rob Carpenter 15 yard pass from Jeff Rutledge (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
18 1983-11-13 WAS L, 17-33 4 6 pass Earnest Gray 6 yard pass from Scott Brunner (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
19 1983-11-13 WAS L, 17-33 4 22 pass Earnest Gray 22 yard pass from Scott Brunner (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
20 1983-11-20 @ PHI W, 23-0 2 11 rush Butch Woolfolk 11 yard rush (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
21 1983-11-20 @ PHI W, 23-0 4 7 rush John Tuggle 7 yard rush (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
22 1983-11-27 @ RAI L, 12-27 4 43 pass Byron Williams 43 yard pass from Scott Brunner (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
23 1983-12-17 @ WAS L, 22-31 3 6 pass Joe Morris 6 yard pass from Jeff Rutledge (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1983-09-04 RAM W, 16-6 2 8 pass Mike Barber 8 yard pass from Vince Ferragamo (Chuck Nelson kick)
2 1983-09-04 RAM W, 16-6 3 42 pass Mike Barber 42 yard pass from Vince Ferragamo
3 1983-09-11 @ ATL L, 13-16 4 11 pass Alfred Jackson 11 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Mick Luckhurst kick)
4 1983-09-18 @ DAL W, 28-13 2 4 pass Doug Cosbie 4 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
5 1983-09-18 @ DAL W, 28-13 2 2 pass Doug Cosbie 2 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
6 1983-09-18 @ DAL W, 28-13 4 68 interception Dextor Clinkscale 68 yard interception return (Rafael Septien kick)
7 1983-09-18 @ DAL W, 28-13 4 10 fumble Michael Downs 10 yard fumble return (Rafael Septien kick)
8 1983-10-02 SDG W, 41-34 1 1 rush Chuck Muncie 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
9 1983-10-02 SDG W, 41-34 2 13 pass Charlie Joiner 13 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
10 1983-10-02 SDG W, 41-34 2 16 pass Kellen Winslow 16 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
11 1983-10-02 SDG W, 41-34 3 2 rush Chuck Muncie 2 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
12 1983-10-02 SDG W, 41-34 4 34 rush Chuck Muncie 34 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
13 1983-10-09 PHI W, 17-13 2 5 pass Mike Quick 5 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
14 1983-10-09 PHI W, 17-13 3 18 pass Mike Quick 18 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
15 1983-10-16 @ KAN W, 38-17 2 4 pass Willie Scott 4 yard pass from Bill Kenney (Nick Lowery kick)
16 1983-10-16 @ KAN W, 38-17 3 46 pass Henry Marshall 46 yard pass from Bill Kenney (Nick Lowery kick)
17 1983-10-16 @ KAN W, 38-17 3 42 interception Durwood Roquemore 42 yard interception return (Nick Lowery kick)
18 1983-10-16 @ KAN W, 38-17 4 21 pass Henry Marshall 21 yard pass from Bill Kenney (Nick Lowery kick)
19 1983-10-16 @ KAN W, 38-17 4 2 pass Theotis Brown 2 yard pass from Bill Kenney (Nick Lowery kick)
20 1983-10-24 @ STL T, 20-20 2 7 rush Stump Mitchell 7 yard rush (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
21 1983-10-24 @ STL T, 20-20 3 32 fumble Benny Perrin 32 yard fumble return (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
22 1983-10-30 DAL W, 38-20 1 21 pass Tony Hill 21 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
23 1983-10-30 DAL W, 38-20 2 14 pass Tony Dorsett 14 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
24 1983-10-30 DAL W, 38-20 3 61 pass Doug Cosbie 61 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
25 1983-10-30 DAL W, 38-20 4 7 pass Drew Pearson 7 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
26 1983-10-30 DAL W, 38-20 4 58 pass Tony Hill 58 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
27 1983-11-07 @ DET W, 15-9 1 2 rush Billy Sims 2 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
28 1983-11-13 WAS W, 33-17 1 2 rush John Riggins 2 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
29 1983-11-13 WAS W, 33-17 3 18 pass Charlie Brown 18 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
30 1983-11-13 WAS W, 33-17 4 2 rush John Riggins 2 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
31 1983-11-27 @ RAI W, 27-12 2 13 pass Don Hasselbeck 13 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Chris Bahr kick)
32 1983-11-27 @ RAI W, 27-12 3 36 pass Malcolm Barnwell 36 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Chris Bahr kick)
33 1983-11-27 @ RAI W, 27-12 4 11 rush Marcus Allen 11 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
34 1983-12-04 STL W, 10-6 2 20 pass Roy Green 20 yard pass from Neil Lomax (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
35 1983-12-11 SEA W, 17-12 1 12 pass Steve Largent 12 yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick)
36 1983-12-11 SEA W, 17-12 2 6 pass Paul Johns 6 yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick)
37 1983-12-17 @ WAS W, 31-22 2 17 pass Charlie Brown 17 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
38 1983-12-17 @ WAS W, 31-22 3 3 rush Joe Theismann 3 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
39 1983-12-17 @ WAS W, 31-22 4 7 pass Clint Didier 7 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
40 1983-12-17 @ WAS W, 31-22 4 2 rush John Riggins 2 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)