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1985 New York Giants

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10-6-0, Finished 2nd in NFC East Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.9, Offense: 2.1, Defense: 1.8, SoS: -3.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 399 points (24.9/g), 6th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 283 points (17.7/g), 5th.
 Differential of 116 points (7.2/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 11.1-4.9.

Coach: Bill Parcells (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ron Erhardt
 Defensive Coordinator: Bill Belichick
 Other Notable Asst.: 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
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 399 5884 1130 5.2 38 18 26 356 275 497 3433 22 20 6.3 192 581 2451 24 4.2 138
Team Defense 283 4320 1022 4.2 37 13 18 258 278 535 2838 20 24 4.7 163 419 1482 9 3.5 77
Lg Rank Offense 6 5 15 14 3 20 10 11 8 7 2 4 2 11
Lg Rank Defense 5 2 14 23 3 21 4 12 6 1 2 2 3 3

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 8 boxscore W 1-0 Philadelphia Eagles 21 0 21 317 125 192 2 11 168 88 80 1
2 Sun September 15 boxscore L 1-1 @ Green Bay Packers 20 23 17 315 239 76 1 20 290 164 126 2
3 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-1 St. Louis Cardinals 27 17 19 318 163 155 1 18 289 206 83 3
4 Sun September 29 boxscore W OT 3-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 16 10 21 338 198 140 3 11 168 54 114 1
5 Sun October 6 boxscore L 3-2 Dallas Cowboys 29 30 19 473 403 70 5 27 423 317 106 4
6 Sun October 13 boxscore L 3-3 @ Cincinnati Bengals 30 35 34 470 443 27 4 16 199 157 42
7 Sun October 20 boxscore W 4-3 Washington Redskins 17 3 21 329 185 144 3 16 276 207 69 3
8 Sun October 27 boxscore W 5-3 @ New Orleans Saints 21 13 27 388 154 234 2 12 232 101 131 4
9 Sun November 3 boxscore W 6-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 22 20 23 342 167 175 20 316 228 88 1
10 Sun November 10 boxscore W 7-3 Los Angeles Rams 24 19 21 333 224 109 3 14 261 103 158 1
11 Mon November 18 boxscore L 7-4 @ Washington Redskins 21 23 12 253 101 152 1 22 356 258 98 3
12 Sun November 24 boxscore W 8-4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 34 3 20 313 152 161 2 13 221 181 40 5
13 Sun December 1 boxscore L 8-5 Cleveland Browns 33 35 28 496 267 229 3 17 314 205 109 3
14 Sun December 8 boxscore W 9-5 @ Houston Oilers 35 14 25 432 234 198 2 18 320 298 22 3
15 Sun December 15 boxscore L 9-6 @ Dallas Cowboys 21 28 25 396 296 100 4 13 273 172 101 1
16 Sat December 21 boxscore W 10-6 Pittsburgh Steelers 28 10 23 371 82 289 2 10 214 99 115 2
Playoffs
WildCard Sun December 29 boxscore W 11-6 San Francisco 49ers 17 3 21 355 181 174 1 19 362 268 94 2
Division Sun January 5 boxscore L 11-7 @ Chicago Bears 0 21 10 181 149 32 1 17 363 216 147

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* 30 QB 16 16 10-6-0 275 495 55.6 3829 22 4.4 20 4.0 70 7.7 6.8 13.9 239.3 78.6 52 396 6.28 5.44 9.5 0 0
33 George Adams 23 KR 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
5 Sean Landeta 23 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
Team Total 26.0 16 10-6-0 275 497 55.3 3829 22 4.4 20 4.0 70 7.7 6.8 13.9 239.3 78.3 52 396 6.25 5.42 9.5 0 0
Opp Total 16 278 535 52.0 3377 20 3.7 24 4.5 6.3 5.04 12.1 211.1 65.5 68 539 4.7 3.6 11.3

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
20 Joe Morris* 25 RB 16 16 294 1336 21 65 4.5 83.5 18.4 22 212 9.6 0 17 1.4 13.3 1548 21 6
33 George Adams 23 KR 16 0 128 498 2 39 3.9 31.1 8.0 31 389 12.5 2 70 1.9 24.3 887 4 7
26 Rob Carpenter 30 FB 14 10 60 201 0 46 3.4 14.4 4.3 20 162 8.1 0 23 1.4 11.6 363 0 0
11 Phil Simms* 30 QB 16 16 37 132 0 28 3.6 8.3 2.3 132 0 16
30 Tony Galbreath 31 16 0 29 187 0 18 6.4 11.7 1.8 30 327 10.9 1 49 1.9 20.4 514 1 2
44 Maurice Carthon 24 rb 16 6 27 70 0 12 2.6 4.4 1.7 8 81 10.1 0 22 0.5 5.1 151 0 1
87 Byron Williams 25 wr 16 5 2 18 0 17 9.0 1.1 0.1 15 280 18.7 0 45 0.9 17.5 298 0 0
17 Jeff Rutledge 28 16 0 2 -6 0 -2 -3.0 -0.4 0.1 -6 0 1
12 Jess Atkinson 24 k 6 0 1 14 1 14 14.0 2.3 0.2 14 1 0
22 Lee Rouson 23 2 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.5 0.5 1 0 0
86 Lionel Manuel 23 WR 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 49 859 17.5 5 51 4.1 71.6 859 5 1
89 Mark Bavaro 22 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 511 13.8 4 32 2.3 31.9 511 4 0
88 Bobby Johnson 24 WR 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 533 16.2 8 42 2.1 33.3 533 8 0
80 Phil McConkey 28 PR 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 404 16.2 1 48 1.6 25.3 404 1 1
85 Don Hasselbeck 30 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 71 14.2 1 30 0.7 10.1 71 1 0
Team Total 26.0 16 581 2451 24 65 4.2 153.2 36.3 275 3829 13.9 22 70 17.2 239.3 6280 46 36
Opp Total 16 419 1482 9 3.5 92.6 26.2 278 2838 10.2 20 17.4 177.4 4320 29 36

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
80 Phil McConkey 28 PR 16 0 53 442 0 37 8.3 12 234 0 43 19.5 1080
33 George Adams 23 KR 16 0 14 241 0 29 17.2 1128
48 Kenny Hill 27 SS 12 11 11 186 0 27 16.9 186
30 Tony Galbreath 31 16 0 7 120 0 37 17.1 634
20 Joe Morris* 25 RB 16 16 2 25 0 18 12.5 1573
22 Lee Rouson 23 2 0 2 35 0 26 17.5 36
85 Don Hasselbeck 30 7 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 92
78 Jerome Sally 26 nt 16 1 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
Team Total 26.0 16 53 442 0 37 8.3 50 866 0 43 17.3 7588
Opp Total 16 29 247 0 8.5 79 1697 0 21.5

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
5 Sean Landeta 23 P 16 0 81 3472 68 0 42.9
3 Eric Schubert 23 K 8 0 5 3 5 4 3 3 13 10 76.9% 27 26 96.3%
12 Jess Atkinson 24 k 6 0 1 1 3 2 4 3 6 4 1 15 10 66.7% 15 14 93.3%
6 Ali Haji-Sheikh 24 k 2 0 1 1 3 1 1 5 2 40.0% 5 5 100.0%
Team Total 26.0 16 1 1 9 6 9 7 12 7 2 1 33 22 66.7% 47 45 95.7% 81 3472 68 0 42.9
Opp Total 16 21 18 85.7% 33 31 93.9% 107 4366 40.8

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
70 Leonard Marshall* 24 RDE 16 16 15.5 1 3 0 3 0 99 0
58 Carl Banks 23 lolb 12 5 3.0 0 0 1 0 0 31 0
11 Phil Simms* 30 QB 16 16 0 16 5 -22 0
56 Lawrence Taylor*+ 26 ROLB 16 16 13.0 0 0 2 25 0
75 George Martin 32 16 0 10.0 1 56 1 56 0 0 0 1 0 0
33 George Adams 23 KR 16 0 0 7 2 0 0
20 Joe Morris* 25 RB 16 16 0 6 2 0 0
54 Andy Headen 25 lb 16 1 5.5 2 7 0 7 0
34 Elvis Patterson 25 LCB 16 15 0.5 6 88 1 29 0 0 0 1 0 0
78 Jerome Sally 26 nt 16 1 7.5
43 Terry Kinard 26 FS 16 16 1.0 5 100 0 31 0 0 0 1 0 0
64 Jim Burt 26 NT 16 15 4.0 0 0 2 0 0
48 Kenny Hill 27 SS 12 11 2 30 0 30 0 0 1 2 0 0
23 Perry Williams 24 RCB 16 16 2.0 2 28 0 28 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Phil McConkey 28 PR 16 0 0 1 2 0 0
71 Casey Merrill 28 11 0 3.0
57 Byron Hunt 27 LOLB 16 11 1.5 0 0 1 0 0
30 Tony Galbreath 31 16 0 0 2 0 0 0
65 Bart Oates 27 C 16 14 0 0 2 0 0
27 Herb Welch 24 16 0 2 8 0 8 0
55 Gary Reasons 23 LILB 16 15 0.5 1 10 0 10 0
53 Harry Carson* 32 RILB 16 16 1.0
44 Maurice Carthon 24 rb 16 6 0 1 0 0 0
29 Bill Currier 30 db 2 2 1 9 0 9 0
37 Larry Flowers 27 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Lionel Manuel 23 WR 12 12 0 1 0 0 0
76 Curtis McGriff 27 LDE 16 16 0 0 1 3 0
63 Karl Nelson 25 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
17 Jeff Rutledge 28 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
21 Ted Watts 27 db 16 3 1 0 0 0 0
87 Byron Williams 25 wr 16 5 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.0 16 68.0 24 339 2 56 0 0 36 29 6 0 130 0
Opp Total 16 52 36 23

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
20 Joe Morris* 25 RB 16 16 21 21 126
3 Eric Schubert 23 K 8 0 26 10 56
12 Jess Atkinson 24 k 6 0 1 1 14 10 50
88 Bobby Johnson 24 WR 16 15 8 8 48
86 Lionel Manuel 23 WR 12 12 5 5 30
33 George Adams 23 KR 16 0 2 2 4 24
89 Mark Bavaro 22 TE 16 16 4 4 24
6 Ali Haji-Sheikh 24 k 2 0 5 2 11
30 Tony Galbreath 31 16 0 1 1 6
85 Don Hasselbeck 30 7 0 1 1 6
75 George Martin 32 16 0 1 1 6
80 Phil McConkey 28 PR 16 0 1 1 6
34 Elvis Patterson 25 LCB 16 15 1 1 6
Team Total 26.0 16 24 22 2 48 45 22 399
Opp Total 16 9 20 4 31 18 283