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1996 New York Giants

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6-10-0, Finished 5th in NFC East Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.1, Offense: -5.7, Defense: 1.5, SoS: -0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 242 points (15.1/g), 28th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 297 points (18.6/g), 10th.
 Differential of -55 points (-3.4/g), 20th.  Expected W-L: 6.1-9.9.

Coach: Dan Reeves (6-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: George Henshaw
 Defensive Coordinator: Mike Nolan

Stadium: Giants Stadium
 Training Camp: SUNY Albany (Albany, New York)

Team Info

Co-Owner Wellington Mara
Co-Owner Bob Tisch
General Manager George Young
Offensive Scheme Smashmouth
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Penalties Average Drive
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Stats 242 3942 1000 3.9 34 13 248 238 459 2339 14 21 4.5 145 485 1603 4 3.3 82 85 666 21 Opp 0.0 0:00
Opp. Stats 297 5047 1050 4.8 35 13 285 317 533 3299 15 22 5.9 174 487 1748 14 3.6 98 100 781 13 Opp 0.0 0:00
Lg Rank Offense 28 30 23 14 29 29 30 25 23 30 7 21 30 29 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 10 14 8 14 9 14 15 5 7 16 22 16 20 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense Expected Points
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Sun September 1 boxscore L OT 0-1 Buffalo Bills 20 23 12 231 138 93 1 25 410 257 153 2
2 Sun September 8 boxscore L 0-2 @ Dallas Cowboys 0 27 7 105 42 63 2 21 368 228 140 -26.93 -7.44 5.47
3 Sun September 15 boxscore L 0-3 Washington Redskins 10 31 19 286 182 104 4 26 427 192 235 1
4 Sun September 22 boxscore W 1-3 @ New York Jets 13 6 12 201 110 91 2 13 208 130 78 2
5 Sun September 29 boxscore W 2-3 Minnesota Vikings 15 10 21 291 146 145 10 228 140 88 2
6 Bye Week
7 Sun October 13 boxscore L 2-4 Philadelphia Eagles 10 19 9 150 63 87 2 17 304 164 140
8 Sun October 20 boxscore L 2-5 @ Washington Redskins 21 31 24 394 287 107 2 20 330 207 123 1
9 Sun October 27 boxscore W 3-5 @ Detroit Lions 35 7 18 335 235 100 2 14 252 185 67 6
10 Sun November 3 boxscore W 4-5 Arizona Cardinals 16 8 17 279 144 135 14 245 216 29 2
11 Sun November 10 boxscore L 4-6 @ Carolina Panthers 17 27 14 289 215 74 4 23 350 208 142 1
12 Sun November 17 boxscore L 4-7 @ Arizona Cardinals 23 31 24 331 240 91 4 20 347 250 97 3
13 Sun November 24 boxscore W 5-7 Dallas Cowboys 20 6 14 215 104 111 1 15 305 272 33 5
14 Sun December 1 boxscore L 5-8 @ Philadelphia Eagles 0 24 9 121 37 84 4 24 410 271 139 3
15 Sun December 8 boxscore W 6-8 @ Miami Dolphins 17 7 21 280 149 131 1 15 294 191 103 2
16 Sun December 15 boxscore L 6-9 New Orleans Saints 3 17 10 138 48 90 4 11 261 106 155 3
17 Sat December 21 boxscore L 6-10 New England Patriots 22 23 17 296 199 97 1 17 308 282 26 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
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
17 Dave Brown 26 QB 16 16 6-10-0 214 398 53.8 2412 12 3.0 20 5.0 37 6.1 4.4 11.3 150.8 61.3 49 276 4.78 3.30 11.0
13 Danny Kanell 23 4 0 23 60 38.3 227 1 1.7 1 1.7 25 3.8 3.4 9.9 56.8 48.4 7 48 2.67 2.30 10.4
28 Tyrone Wheatley 24 KR 14 0 1 1 100.0 24 1 100.0 0 0.0 24 24.0 44.0 24.0 1.7 158.3 0 0 24.00 44.00 0.0
Team Total 25.9 16 6-10-0 238 459 51.9 2663 14 3.1 21 4.6 37 5.8 4.4 11.2 166.4 60.6 56 324 4.54 3.25 10.9 0 0
Opp Total 16 317 533 59.5 3477 15 2.8 22 4.1 6.5 5.23 11.0 217.3 71.0 30 178 5.9 4.6 5.3

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
27 Rodney Hampton 27 RB 15 15 254 827 1 25 3.3 55.1 16.9 22 15 82 5.5 0 16 1.0 5.5 909 1 3
28 Tyrone Wheatley 24 KR 14 0 112 400 1 37 3.6 28.6 8.0 17 12 51 4.3 2 13 0.9 3.6 451 3 6
17 Dave Brown 26 QB 16 16 50 170 0 18 3.4 10.6 3.1 170 0 9
45 Gary Downs 24 rb 6 1 29 94 0 27 3.2 15.7 4.8 5 3 20 6.7 0 13 0.5 3.3 114 0 1
30 Charles Way 24 FB 16 12 22 79 1 18 3.6 4.9 1.4 45 32 328 10.3 1 37 2.0 20.5 407 2 0
20 Keith Elias 24 9 0 9 24 0 8 2.7 2.7 1.0 11 8 51 6.4 0 11 0.9 5.7 75 0 0
13 Danny Kanell 23 4 0 7 6 0 13 0.9 1.5 1.8 6 0 2
80 Chris Calloway 28 WR 16 15 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 109 53 739 13.9 4 36 3.3 46.2 741 4 1
84 Aaron Pierce 27 te 10 3 1 1 1 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 18 11 144 13.1 1 30 1.1 14.4 145 2 0
81 Thomas Lewis 24 WR 13 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 98 53 694 13.1 4 34 4.1 53.4 694 4 0
87 Howard Cross 29 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 45 22 178 8.1 1 19 1.4 11.1 178 1 1
88 Lawrence Dawsey 29 wr 16 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 43 18 233 12.9 0 28 1.1 14.6 233 0 0
86 Kevin Alexander 21 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 4 88 22.0 0 35 1.0 22.0 88 0 0
83 Brian Saxton 24 te 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 4 31 7.8 0 14 0.3 1.9 31 0 0
82 Omar Douglas 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.3 2.0 8 0 0
85 Brian Kozlowski 26 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 4 4.0 1 4 0.2 0.8 4 1 0
89 Amani Toomer 22 PR 7 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 1.7 12 0 1
Team Total 25.9 16 485 1603 4 37 3.3 100.2 30.3 446 238 2663 11.2 14 37 14.9 166.4 4266 18 27
Opp Total 16 487 1748 14 3.6 109.3 30.4 317 3299 10.4 15 19.8 206.2 5047 29 27

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
89 Amani Toomer 22 PR 7 1 18 298 2 87 16.6 11 191 0 25 17.4 501
28 Tyrone Wheatley 24 KR 14 0 23 503 0 43 21.9 936
41 Conrad Hamilton 22 db 15 1 19 382 0 29 20.1 382
81 Thomas Lewis 24 WR 13 11 10 36 0 8 3.6 4 107 0 47 26.8 837
12 Arthur Marshall 27 5 0 13 144 0 36 11.1 144
83 Brian Saxton 24 te 16 2 3 31 0 12 10.3 62
86 Kevin Alexander 21 4 0 2 27 0 14 13.5 115
30 Charles Way 24 FB 16 12 2 19 0 10 9.5 426
82 Omar Douglas 24 4 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 19
85 Brian Kozlowski 26 5 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 20
31 Jason Sehorn 25 RCB 16 15 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.9 16 42 478 2 87 11.4 66 1287 0 47 19.5 6088
Opp Total 16 45 432 2 9.6 42 948 0 22.6

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring 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
2 Mike Horan 37 P 16 0 102 4289 63 0 42.0
3 Brad Daluiso 29 K 16 0 2 2 10 10 9 9 6 3 27 24 88.9% 22 22 100.0%
Team Total 25.9 16 2 2 10 10 9 9 6 3 27 24 88.9% 22 22 100.0% 102 4289 63 0 42.0
Opp Total 16 26 22 84.6% 31 31 100.0% 92 3800 41.3

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
98 Jessie Armstead 26 LLB 16 16 2 23 0 23 0 1 1 2 0 0 3.0 83 31
31 Jason Sehorn 25 RCB 16 15 5 61 1 24 0 5 1 1 0 0 3.0 83 14
90 Corey Widmer 28 MLB 16 16 2 8 0 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 2.0 68 35
37 Jesse Campbell 27 SS 16 16 2 14 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 62 28
92 Michael Strahan 25 LDE 16 16 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 54 9
22 Phillippi Sparks 27 LCB 14 14 3 23 0 19 0 1 0 0 0 0 52 9
29 Tito Wooten 25 FS 13 12 1 35 0 35 0 1 0 1 54 1 49 16 1
77 Chad Bratzke 25 RDE 16 16 0 0 2 0 0 5.0 43 9
57 Corey Miller 28 RLB 14 13 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 40 10
43 Percy Ellsworth 22 db 14 4 3 62 0 33 0 0 0 1 0 0 36 9
97 Robert Harris 27 LDT 16 16 1 0 0 0 0 4.5 27 18
75 Keith Hamilton 25 RDT 14 14 3.0 31 6
23 Thomas Randolph 26 db 16 2 0 0 1 17 0 31 6
93 Ray Agnew 29 dt 13 2 1 34 1 34 0 0.5 18 6
55 Marcus Buckley 25 lb 15 2 12 10
24 Maurice Douglass 32 15 0 1 32 1 32 0 0 0 1 1 0 10 2
79 Bernard Holsey 23 16 0 10 2
94 Cedric Jones 22 16 0 6 6
17 Dave Brown 26 QB 16 16 0 9 1 -3 0
91 Coleman Rudolph 26 de 16 1 1.0 4 0
28 Tyrone Wheatley 24 KR 14 0 0 6 1 -18 0
58 Doug Colman 23 13 0 2 1
21 Willie Beamon 26 5 0 1 20 0 20 0 1 1
52 Scott Galyon 22 16 0 2 0
27 Rodney Hampton 27 RB 15 15 0 3 1 0 0
89 Amani Toomer 22 PR 7 1 0 1 2 0 0
30 Charles Way 24 FB 16 12 0 0 3 0 0
80 Chris Calloway 28 WR 16 15 0 1 1 7 0
45 Gary Downs 24 rb 6 1 0 1 1 0 0
13 Danny Kanell 23 4 0 0 2 0 -1 0
78 Greg Bishop 25 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
87 Howard Cross 29 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
88 Lawrence Dawsey 29 wr 16 4 0 0 1 0 0
41 Conrad Hamilton 22 db 15 1 1 29 0 29 0
84 Aaron Pierce 27 te 10 3 0 0 1 0 0
83 Brian Saxton 24 te 16 2 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.9 16 22 341 3 35 0 13 27 25 57 1 29.0 724 228 1
Opp Total 16 27 14 56

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 Brad Daluiso 29 K 16 0 22 22 24 27 94
80 Chris Calloway 28 WR 16 15 4 4 24
81 Thomas Lewis 24 WR 13 11 4 4 24
28 Tyrone Wheatley 24 KR 14 0 1 2 3 18
84 Aaron Pierce 27 te 10 3 1 1 2 12
89 Amani Toomer 22 PR 7 1 2 2 12
30 Charles Way 24 FB 16 12 1 1 2 12
29 Tito Wooten 25 FS 13 12 1 1 1 8
93 Ray Agnew 29 dt 13 2 1 1 6
87 Howard Cross 29 TE 16 16 1 1 6
24 Maurice Douglass 32 15 0 1 1 6
27 Rodney Hampton 27 RB 15 15 1 1 6
85 Brian Kozlowski 26 5 0 1 1 6
31 Jason Sehorn 25 RCB 16 15 1 1 6
Team Total 25.9 16 4 14 2 1 3 24 22 22 24 27 2 244
Opp Total 16 14 15 2 1 1 1 31 31 22 26 297

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1996-09-01 BUF L, 20-23 2 87 punt Amani Toomer 87 yard punt return (Brad Daluiso kick)
2 1996-09-01 BUF L, 20-23 2 37 pass Charles Way 37 yard pass from Dave Brown (Brad Daluiso kick)
3 1996-09-15 WAS L, 10-31 2 7 pass Aaron Pierce 7 yard pass from Dave Brown (Brad Daluiso kick)
4 1996-09-22 @ NYJ W, 13-6 2 17 pass Chris Calloway 17 yard pass from Dave Brown (Brad Daluiso kick)
5 1996-09-29 MIN W, 15-10 3 1 rush Aaron Pierce 1 yard rush (pass failed)
6 1996-10-13 PHI L, 10-19 2 65 punt Amani Toomer 65 yard punt return (Brad Daluiso kick)
7 1996-10-20 @ WAS L, 21-31 3 31 pass Thomas Lewis 31 yard pass from Dave Brown (Brad Daluiso kick)
8 1996-10-20 @ WAS L, 21-31 3 13 pass Chris Calloway 13 yard pass from Dave Brown (Brad Daluiso kick)
9 1996-10-20 @ WAS L, 21-31 4 1 rush Tyrone Wheatley 1 yard rush (Brad Daluiso kick)
10 1996-10-27 @ DET W, 35-7 2 24 pass Chris Calloway 24 yard pass from Tyrone Wheatley (run failed)
11 1996-10-27 @ DET W, 35-7 2 32 interception Maurice Douglass 32 yard interception return (Brad Daluiso kick)
12 1996-10-27 @ DET W, 35-7 2 23 pass Thomas Lewis 23 yard pass from Dave Brown (Brad Daluiso kick)
13 1996-10-27 @ DET W, 35-7 4 34 interception Ray Agnew 34 yard interception return (Brad Daluiso kick)
14 1996-11-03 ARI W, 16-8 4 24 pass Thomas Lewis 24 yard pass from Danny Kanell (Brad Daluiso kick)
15 1996-11-10 @ CAR L, 17-27 1 13 pass Chris Calloway 13 yard pass from Dave Brown (Brad Daluiso kick)
16 1996-11-10 @ CAR L, 17-27 1 23 pass Thomas Lewis 23 yard pass from Dave Brown (Brad Daluiso kick)
17 1996-11-17 @ ARI L, 23-31 3 4 pass Tyrone Wheatley 4 yard pass from Dave Brown (Brad Daluiso kick)
18 1996-11-17 @ ARI L, 23-31 4 9 pass Tyrone Wheatley 9 yard pass from Dave Brown (Brad Daluiso kick)
19 1996-11-24 DAL W, 20-6 2 54 fumble Tito Wooten 54 yard fumble return (Brad Daluiso kick)
20 1996-11-24 DAL W, 20-6 4 4 pass Brian Kozlowski 4 yard pass from Dave Brown (Brad Daluiso kick)
21 1996-12-08 @ MIA W, 17-7 1 4 rush Rodney Hampton 4 yard rush (Brad Daluiso kick)
22 1996-12-08 @ MIA W, 17-7 2 1 pass Howard Cross 1 yard pass from Dave Brown (Brad Daluiso kick)
23 1996-12-21 NWE L, 22-23 2 1 rush Charles Way 1 yard rush (Brad Daluiso kick)
24 1996-12-21 NWE L, 22-23 2 23 interception Jason Sehorn 23 yard interception return (Brad Daluiso kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1996-09-01 BUF L, 20-23 2 1 rush Thurman Thomas 1 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
2 1996-09-01 BUF L, 20-23 3 60 pass Andre Reed 60 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
3 1996-09-08 @ DAL L, 0-27 1 8 pass Deion Sanders 8 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Chris Boniol kick)
4 1996-09-08 @ DAL L, 0-27 1 19 pass Kevin Williams 19 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Chris Boniol kick)
5 1996-09-08 @ DAL L, 0-27 2 5 pass Emmitt Smith 5 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Chris Boniol kick)
6 1996-09-15 WAS L, 10-31 2 3 rush Marc Logan 3 yard rush (Scott Blanton kick)
7 1996-09-15 WAS L, 10-31 2 30 pass Scott Galbraith 30 yard pass from Gus Frerotte (Scott Blanton kick)
8 1996-09-15 WAS L, 10-31 4 7 rush Terry Allen 7 yard rush (Scott Blanton kick)
9 1996-09-15 WAS L, 10-31 4 39 rush Stephen Davis 39 yard rush (Scott Blanton kick)
10 1996-09-29 MIN W, 15-10 2 69 punt David Palmer 69 yard punt return (Scott Sisson kick)
11 1996-10-13 PHI L, 10-19 4 23 fumble William Thomas 23 yard fumble return (Gary Anderson kick)
12 1996-10-20 @ WAS L, 21-31 1 2 rush Terry Allen 2 yard rush (Scott Blanton kick)
13 1996-10-20 @ WAS L, 21-31 2 1 rush Terry Allen 1 yard rush (Scott Blanton kick)
14 1996-10-20 @ WAS L, 21-31 2 2 rush Terry Allen 2 yard rush (Scott Blanton kick)
15 1996-10-20 @ WAS L, 21-31 2 68 interception Darrell Green 68 yard interception return (Scott Blanton kick)
16 1996-10-27 @ DET W, 35-7 1 1 rush Scott Mitchell 1 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
17 1996-11-03 ARI W, 16-8 4 7 pass Frank Sanders 7 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Boomer Esiason run)
18 1996-11-10 @ CAR L, 17-27 1 35 rush Rocket Ismail 35 yard rush (John Kasay kick)
19 1996-11-10 @ CAR L, 17-27 3 1 rush Anthony Johnson 1 yard rush (John Kasay kick)
20 1996-11-10 @ CAR L, 17-27 4 17 pass Howard Griffith 17 yard pass from Kerry Collins (John Kasay kick)
21 1996-11-17 @ ARI L, 23-31 1 18 pass Rob Moore 18 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Kevin Butler kick)
22 1996-11-17 @ ARI L, 23-31 1 1 rush Cedric Smith 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
23 1996-11-17 @ ARI L, 23-31 2 2 pass Frank Sanders 2 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Kevin Butler kick)
24 1996-11-17 @ ARI L, 23-31 3 1 rush LeShon Johnson 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
25 1996-12-01 @ PHI L, 0-24 1 14 pass Jason Dunn 14 yard pass from Ty Detmer (Gary Anderson kick)
26 1996-12-01 @ PHI L, 0-24 2 19 pass Irving Fryar 19 yard pass from Ty Detmer (Gary Anderson kick)
27 1996-12-01 @ PHI L, 0-24 2 2 pass Chris Jones 2 yard pass from Ty Detmer (Gary Anderson kick)
28 1996-12-08 @ MIA W, 17-7 1 3 pass Robert Wilson 3 yard pass from Dan Marino (Joe Nedney kick)
29 1996-12-15 NOR L, 3-17 2 1 rush Lorenzo Neal 1 yard rush (Doug Brien kick)
30 1996-12-15 NOR L, 3-17 4 22 rush Mario Bates 22 yard rush (Doug Brien kick)
31 1996-12-21 NWE L, 22-23 4 26 pass Terry Glenn 26 yard pass from Drew Bledsoe (Adam Vinatieri kick)
32 1996-12-21 NWE L, 22-23 4 60 punt Dave Meggett 60 yard punt return (Adam Vinatieri kick)
33 1996-12-21 NWE L, 22-23 4 13 pass Ben Coates 13 yard pass from Drew Bledsoe (pass failed)