You Are Here > Pro-Football-Reference.com > Teams > New York Giants > 1980 Statistics & Players

1980 New York Giants

Franchise IndexPrevious Season / Next Season

Record: 4-12-0, Finished 5th in NFC East Division
NFL Season Summary

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.

 Takeaway/Giveaway Differential -2 (-0.1/g), 14th.

Coached by Ray Perkins (4-12-0)

1980 Statistics / Starters & Roster / Games & Schedule / Team Draftees

Team Games & Schedule

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

Team Stats and Rankings

Glossary · CSV · PRE
Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD TO FL 1stPy
Team Offense 249 4339 1044 4.2 261 245 514 2609 19 25 4.7 136 483 1730 10 3.6 100 43 18 25
Team Defense 425 5752 1060 5.4 336 255 448 3245 22 18 6.8 160 584 2507 31 4.3 156 41 23 20
Lg Rank Offense 26 27 28 8 26 17 17 28 20 25 23 27 25 20
Lg Rank Defense 27 24 23 4 17 15 21 25 26 26 28 23 10 1

Passing

Glossary · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+), · CSV · PRE
Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk%
Phil Simms 26 QB 13 13 3-10-0 193 402 48.0 2321 15 3.7 19 4.7 58 5.8 4.0 12.0 178.5 58.9 36 233 4.8 3.2 8.2
Scott Brunner 23 16 3 1-2-0 52 112 46.4 610 4 3.6 6 5.4 50 5.4 3.4 11.7 38.1 53.1 10 76 4.4 2.5 8.2
Team Total 25.2 16 4-12-0 245 514 47.7 2931 19 3.7 25 4.9 58 5.7 3.9 12.0 183.2 57.6 47 322 4.7 3.0 8.4
Opp Total 16 255 448 56.9 3245 22 4.9 18 4.0 7.2 5.9 12.7 202.8 79.3 28 224 6.8 5.1

Rushing & Receiving

Glossary · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+), · CSV · PRE
Rushing Receiving
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
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
Larry Heater 22 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
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
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
Phil Simms 26 QB 13 13 36 190 1 20 5.3 14.6 2.8 190 1 6
Mike Hogan 26 7 4 22 46 1 9 2.1 6.6 3.1 5 46 9.2 0 12 0.7 6.6 92 1 0
Eddie Hicks 25 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
Scott Brunner 23 16 3 10 18 0 12 1.8 1.1 0.6 18 0 3
Alvin Garrett 24 RET 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
Scott Laidlaw 27 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
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
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
Tom Mullady 23 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 391 14.0 2 42 1.8 24.4 391 2 0
Mike Friede 23 7 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 350 16.7 0 48 3.0 50.0 350 0 0
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
Johnny Perkins 27 6 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 193 13.8 3 58 2.3 32.2 193 3 1
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

Glossary · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+), · CSV · PRE
Punt Returns Kick Returns
Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Alvin Garrett 24 RET 15 0 35 287 0 66 8.2 28 527 0 41 18.8 914
Beasley Reece 26 SS 16 14 2 15 0 15 7.5 24 471 0 35 19.6 486
Larry Heater 22 14 4 5 103 0 29 20.6 602
Nate Johnson 23 16 0 5 89 0 23 17.8 89
Mark Haynes 22 LCB/rcb 15 11 2 40 0 22 20.0 40
Joe McLaughlin 23 8 3 2 27 0 15 13.5 27
Danny Pittman 22 WR 11 7 2 41 0 18 20.5 342
Scott Laidlaw 27 7 1 1 18 0 18 18.0 44
Myron Lapka 24 10 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
Kervin Wyatt 23 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 0 52 1047 1 20.1

Kicking & Punting

Glossary · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+), · CSV · PRE
0--19 20--29 30--39 40--49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
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
Dave Jennings*+ 28 P 16 0 94 4211 63 0 44.8
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

Glossary · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+), · CSV · PRE
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
Ben Apuna 23 10 3 0 1 0 0
Scott Brunner 23 16 3 3 1 0 0
Harry Carson 27 RILB 8 7 0 1 0 0
Mike Dennis 22 RCB 13 10 5 68 0 28
Alvin Garrett 24 RET 15 0 5 3 0 0
Earnest Gray 23 WR 16 16 1 1 0 0
Mark Haynes 22 LCB/rcb 15 11 1 6 0 6
Larry Heater 22 14 4 1 0 0 0
Bud Hebert 24 fs 10 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Steve Henry 23 5 0 1 0 0 0
Eddie Hicks 25 3 1 2 1 0 0
Terry Jackson 25 lcb 8 7 1 5 0 5 0 3 11 0
Gary Jeter 25 RDE 16 16 0 3 7 0
Frank Marion 29 LILB 11 6 1 7 0 7 0 1 0 0
George Martin 27 LDE 16 16 0 1 0 0
Bo Matthews 29 FB 15 7 2 1 0 0
Joe McLaughlin 23 8 3 1 0 0 0
Johnny Perkins 27 6 4 1 1 0 0
Ralph Perretta 27 5 0 0 1 0 0
Leon Perry 23 fb 10 5 3 1 0 0
Danny Pittman 22 WR 11 7 1 0 0 0
Beasley Reece 26 SS 16 14 3 24 0 10 1 2 14 0
Gary Shirk 30 TE 16 14 2 0 0 0
Roy Simmons 24 LG 16 16 0 1 0 0
Phil Simms 26 QB 13 13 6 2 -5 0
John Skorupan 29 ROLB 12 10 0 2 0 0
George Small 24 7 0 0 1 0 0
Billy Taylor 24 RB 11 10 4 1 0 0
Kevin Turner 22 3 1 0 1 0 0
Brad Van Pelt* 29 LOLB 15 14 3 3 0 3 0 3 46 0
Mike Whittington 22 rolb 16 6 0 3 0 0
Gary Woolford 26 FS 12 8 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.2 16 18 113 0 28 33 38 73 0
Opp Total 16 47 48 25 1

Scoring Summary

Glossary · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+), · CSV · PRE
Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts
Joe Danelo 27 K 16 0 27 16 75
Earnest Gray 23 WR 16 16 10 60
Billy Taylor 24 RB 11 10 4 24
Larry Heater 22 14 4 3 18
Johnny Perkins 27 6 4 3 18
Tom Mullady 23 16 3 2 12
Leon Perry 23 fb 10 5 1 1 12
Alvin Garrett 24 RET 15 0 1 6
Mike Hogan 26 7 4 1 6
George Martin 27 LDE 16 16 1 6
Gary Shirk 30 TE 16 14 1 6
Phil Simms 26 QB 13 13 1 6
Team Total 25.2 16 10 19 27 16 249
Opp Total 16 31 22 1 51 14 1 425