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1977 New York Giants

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Record: 5-9-0, Finished 4th in NFC East Division
NFL Season Summary

Scored 181 points (12.9/g), 24th of 28 in the NFL.
 Allowed 265 points (18.9/g), 21st.
 Differential of -84 points (-6.0/g), 21st.
 Expected W-L: 4.0-10.0.

 Takeaway/Giveaway Differential -2 (-0.1/g), 13th.

Coached by John McVay (5-9-0)

1977 Statistics / Starters & Roster / Games & Schedule / Team Draftees

Team Games & Schedule

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Score Offense Defense
Week Date Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 18 box W 1-0 Washington Redskins 20 17 13 279 113 166 1 19 261 139 122 2
2 Sun September 25 box L 1-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 21 41 14 161 92 69 5 25 444 259 185 1
3 Sun October 2 box L 1-2 @ Atlanta Falcons 3 17 10 177 72 105 4 18 295 144 151 3
4 Sun October 9 box L 1-3 Philadelphia Eagles 10 28 15 259 165 94 4 14 326 147 179 4
5 Sun October 16 box W 2-3 San Francisco 49ers 20 17 9 154 23 131 1 16 275 183 92 3
6 Sun October 23 box W 3-3 @ Washington Redskins 17 6 12 266 162 104 1 17 227 156 71 4
7 Mon October 31 box L 3-4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 0 28 18 301 143 158 4 18 258 113 145 2
8 Sun November 6 box L 3-5 Dallas Cowboys 10 24 13 121 2 119 2 13 254 171 83
9 Sun November 13 box W 4-5 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 0 13 197 74 123 3 19 287 182 105 5
10 Sun November 20 box L 4-6 Cleveland Browns 7 21 14 221 105 116 4 14 269 129 140 2
11 Sun November 27 box L 4-7 @ Cincinnati Bengals 13 30 15 240 170 70 15 330 154 176
12 Sun December 4 box W 5-7 St. Louis Cardinals 27 7 20 320 84 236 15 252 161 91 3
13 Sun December 11 box L 5-8 @ Philadelphia Eagles 14 17 15 218 65 153 2 10 108 -13 121 1
14 Sun December 18 box L 5-9 Chicago Bears 9 12 20 370 117 253 3 13 284 172 112 2

Team Stats and Rankings

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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 181 3284 905 3.6 201 134 311 1387 6 22 3.9 73 548 1897 11 3.5 105 34 12 23
Team Defense 265 3870 884 4.4 226 185 328 2097 12 12 5.7 110 519 1773 16 3.4 94 32 20 22
Lg Rank Offense 24 24 24 23 26 26 20 26 10 16 16 25 14 6
Lg Rank Defense 21 12 12 8 18 9 25 21 12 8 22 3 18 6

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%
Joe Pisarcik 25 QB 13 11 4-7-0 103 241 42.7 1346 4 1.7 14 5.8 82 5.6 3.1 13.1 103.5 42.3 32 262 4.0 1.8 11.7
Jerry Golsteyn 23 6 3 1-2-0 31 70 44.3 416 2 2.9 8 11.4 47 5.9 1.1 13.4 69.3 33.7 14 113 3.6 -0.4 16.7
Team Total 25.9 14 5-9-0 134 311 43.1 1762 6 1.9 22 7.1 82 5.7 2.7 13.1 125.9 38.6 46 375 3.9 1.3 12.9
Opp Total 14 185 328 56.4 2097 12 3.7 12 3.7 6.4 5.1 11.3 149.8 72.7 37 302 5.7 3.8

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
Bobby Hammond 25 rb 14 0 154 577 3 30 3.7 41.2 11.0 19 136 7.2 0 28 1.4 9.7 713 3 3
Larry Csonka 31 FB 14 14 134 464 1 15 3.5 33.1 9.6 2 20 10.0 0 12 0.1 1.4 484 1 0
Doug Kotar 26 RB 12 0 132 480 2 32 3.6 40.0 11.0 15 73 4.9 0 13 1.3 6.1 553 2 1
Willie Spencer 24 13 0 62 184 3 9 3.0 14.2 4.8 4 20 5.0 0 15 0.3 1.5 204 3 4
Joe Pisarcik 25 QB 13 11 27 57 2 14 2.1 4.4 2.1 57 2 6
Larry Watkins 31 9 0 19 71 0 9 3.7 7.9 2.1 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 1.0 80 0 0
Gordon Bell 24 10 0 16 63 0 13 3.9 6.3 1.6 4 33 8.3 0 12 0.4 3.3 96 0 0
Jerry Golsteyn 23 6 3 3 -4 0 -1 -1.3 -0.7 0.5 -4 0 1
Emery Moorehead 23 WR 13 7 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 12 143 11.9 1 20 0.9 11.0 148 1 0
Jim Robinson 24 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 422 19.2 3 80 1.6 30.1 422 3 0
Johnny Perkins 24 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 279 14.0 0 54 1.5 21.5 279 0 0
Gary Shirk 27 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 280 17.5 2 64 1.1 20.0 280 2 4
Ed Marshall 30 14 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 178 25.4 0 82 0.5 12.7 178 0 0
Al Dixon 23 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 78 13.0 0 21 0.8 9.8 78 0 0
Bob Tucker 32 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 91 15.2 0 22 1.2 18.2 91 0 1
Team Total 25.9 14 548 1897 11 32 3.5 135.5 39.1 134 1762 13.1 6 82 9.6 125.9 3659 17 27
Opp Total 14 519 1773 16 3.4 126.6 37.1 185 2097 11.3 12 13.2 149.8 3870 28 47

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
Bobby Hammond 25 rb 14 0 32 334 1 68 10.4 19 419 0 31 22.1 1466
Gordon Bell 24 10 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 12 235 0 35 19.6 331
Beasley Reece 23 10 0 1 -5 0 -5 -5.0 7 159 0 32 22.7 154
Jim Robinson 24 WR 14 14 7 87 0 50 12.4 509
Jim Stienke 27 FS 14 14 5 30 0 13 6.0 30
Emery Moorehead 23 WR 13 7 4 65 0 24 16.3 213
Gary Shirk 27 TE 14 0 3 38 0 19 12.7 318
Willie Spencer 24 13 0 3 44 0 16 14.7 248
Doug Kotar 26 RB 12 0 2 36 0 19 18.0 589
Ralph Hill 28 12 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
Brian Kelley 26 RLB 13 12 1 20 0 20 20.0 20
Larry Mallory 25 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Andy Selfridge 28 11 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
Team Total 25.9 14 46 446 1 68 9.7 54 1036 0 35 19.2 5141
Opp Total 14 67 0 35 895 1 25.6

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 25 P 14 0 100 3993 58 0 39.9
Joe Danelo 24 K 14 0 1 1 8 7 5 3 6 2 3 1 23 14 60.9% 20 19 95.0%
Team Total 25.9 14 1 1 8 7 5 3 6 2 3 1 23 14 60.9% 20 19 95.0% 100 3993 58 0 39.9
Opp Total 14 22 12 54.5% 33 31 93.9% 88 3423 38.9

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
Troy Archer 22 RDT 14 14 0 3 0 0
Bill Bryant 26 LCB 14 4 3 54 1 54 0 1 0 0
Harry Carson 24 MLB 14 14 0 1 0 0
Karl Chandler 25 C 14 10 2 0 -4 0
Jerry Golsteyn 23 6 3 1 1 0 0
Jack Gregory 33 RDE 14 0 0 1 0 0
Bobby Hammond 25 rb 14 0 3 1 0 0
John Hicks 26 RG 10 0 0 1 0 0
Ralph Hill 28 12 0 1 0 0 0
Ernie Jones 24 14 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Brian Kelley 26 RLB 13 12 1 17 0 17 0 2 0 0
Doug Kotar 26 RB 12 0 1 0 0 0
Dan Lloyd 24 14 0 0 3 0 0
Larry Mallory 25 14 0 1 9 0 9 1 0 0 0
George Martin 24 LDE 10 0 1 30 1 30 0 1 0 0
John Mendenhall 29 LDT 14 0 0 2 0 0
Ron Mikolajczyk 27 RT 14 0 0 1 0 0
Jim Pietrzak 24 14 0 0 1 0 0
Joe Pisarcik 25 QB 13 11 6 2 0 0
Clyde Powers 26 SS 14 14 1 1 0 1 1 2 0 0
Ray Rhodes 27 RCB 14 0 2 59 0 40 0 2 53 0
Jim Robinson 24 WR 14 14 0 1 15 0
Gary Shirk 27 TE 14 0 4 2 0 0
Willie Spencer 24 13 0 4 1 0 0
Jim Stienke 27 FS 14 14 1 0 0 0
Bob Tucker 32 5 0 1 0 0 0
J.T. Turner 24 13 0 0 1 0 0
Doug Van Horn 33 LG 14 0 0 1 0 0
Brad Van Pelt* 26 LLB 14 0 2 9 0 9 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.9 14 12 179 2 54 27 33 64 0
Opp Total 14 46 47 27

Scoring Summary

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Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts
Joe Danelo 24 K 14 0 19 14 61
Bobby Hammond 25 rb 14 0 3 1 24
Jim Robinson 24 WR 14 14 3 18
Willie Spencer 24 13 0 3 18
Doug Kotar 26 RB 12 0 2 12
Joe Pisarcik 25 QB 13 11 2 12
Gary Shirk 27 TE 14 0 2 12
Bill Bryant 26 LCB 14 4 1 6
Larry Csonka 31 FB 14 14 1 6
George Martin 24 LDE 10 0 1 6
Emery Moorehead 23 WR 13 7 1 6
Team Total 25.9 14 11 6 1 2 19 14 181
Opp Total 14 16 12 1 31 12 265