1927 New York Giants season

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This article is about the football team. For the baseball team of the same name in 1927, see 1927 New York Giants (MLB) season.
1927 New York Giants season
Head coach Earl Potteiger
Home field Polo Grounds
Results
Record 11–1–1
Division place 1st NFL
Playoff finish No playoffs until 1932
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1926 1928 >

The 1927 New York Giants season was the third season for the club in the National Football League, and first under head coach Earl Potteiger. The Giants suffered their only loss and sole tie to the Cleveland Bulldogs. They were ranked first in yards allowed, yards gained, and points allowed. And were second in points scored. Over the entire season the Giants scored 197 points and allowed 20. The team was led in scoring by fullback Jack McBride who scored 57 points, with six rushing touchdowns, two field goals and 15 extra points. They then lost an exhibition game to Jim Thorpe's Hominy Indians, 13–6.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
1 no game
2 September 25, 1927 at Providence Steam Roller W 8–0
3 October 2, 1927 at Cleveland Bulldogs T 0–0
4 October 9, 1927 at Pottsville Maroons W 19–0
5 October 16, 1927 Cleveland Bulldogs L 6–0
6 October 22, 1927 at Frankford Yellow Jackets W 13–0
October 23, 1927 Frankford Yellow Jackets W 27–0
7 October 30, 1927 Pottsville Maroons W 16–0
8 November 6, 1927 Duluth Eskimos W 21–0
9 November 8, 1927 Providence Steam Roller W 25–0
10 November 20, 1927 Chicago Cardinals W 28–7
11 November 27, 1927 Chicago Bears W 13–7
12 December 4, 1927 New York Yankees W 14–0
13 December 11, 1927 at New York Yankees W 13–0

Game Summaries[edit]

Week 2: at Providence Steam Roller[edit]

Week Two: New York Giants at Providence Steam Roller
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 8 0 0 8
Steam Roller 0 0 0 0 0

at Cycledrome, Providence, Rhode Island

  • Date: September 25
  • Game attendance: 7,500
Game information
Second quarter

Week 3: at Cleveland Bulldogs[edit]

Week Three: New York Giants at Cleveland Bulldogs
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 0 0 0 0
Bulldogs 0 0 0 0 0

at Luna Park, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: October 2
  • Game attendance: 3,000

Week 4: at Pottsville Maroons[edit]

Week Four: New York Giants at Pottsville Maroons
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 3 9 7 19
Maroons 0 0 0 0 0

at Minersville Park, Minersville, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 9
  • Game attendance: 5,000
Game information
Second quarter
  • NYG McBride 27-yard FG
Third quarter
  • NYG Joe Alexander 35-yard fumble return (kick failed)
  • NYG McBride 18-yard FG
Fourth quarter

Week 5: vs. Cleveland Bulldogs[edit]

Week Five: Cleveland Bulldogs at New York Giants
1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 0 6 0 6
Giants 0 0 0 0 0

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: October 16
  • Game attendance: 25,000
Game information
Third quarter

Week 6 (Game 1): at Frankford Yellow Jackets[edit]

Week Six: New York Giants at Frankford Yellow Jackets (Game 1)
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 0 6 7 13
Yellow Jackets 0 0 0 0 0

at Frankford Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 22
  • Game attendance: 9,000
Game information
Third quarter
Fourth quarter

Week 6 (Game 2): vs. Frankford Yellow Jackets[edit]

Week Six: Frankford Yellow Jackets at New York Giants (Game 2)
1 2 3 4 Total
Yellow Jackets 0 0 0 0 0
Giants 0 20 0 7 27

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: October 23
  • Game attendance: 15,000
Game information
Second quarter
  • NYG Wilson run (McBride kick)
  • NYG White run (McBride kick)
  • NYG Wilson 40-yard pass from McBride (kick failed)
Fourth quarter

Week 7: vs. Pottsville Maroons[edit]

Week Seven: Pottsville Maroons at New York Giants
1 2 3 4 Total
Maroons 0 0 0 0 0
Giants 8 0 0 8 16

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: October 30
  • Game attendance: 20,000
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG Safety
  • NYG McBride 20-yard run (kick failed)
Fourth quarter

Week 8: vs. Duluth Eskimos[edit]

Week Eight: Duluth Eskimos at New York Giants
1 2 3 4 Total
Eskimos 0 0 0 0 0
Giants 7 7 0 7 21

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: November 6
  • Game attendance: 15,000
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG Wilson 3-yard run (McBride kick)
Second quarter
  • NYG Wycoff 10-yard run (McBride kick)
Fourth quarter
  • NYG Haines 29-yard pass from McBride (McBride kick)

Week 9: vs. Providence Steam Roller[edit]

Week Nine: Providence Steam Roller at New York Giants
1 2 3 4 Total
Steam Roller 0 0 0 0 0
Giants 7 6 6 6 25

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: November 8
  • Game attendance: 38,000
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG Wilson 54-yard interception return (McBride kick)
Second quarter
  • NYG Hagerty 39 pass from McBride (kick failed)
Third quarter
  • NYG Hagerty 54-yard punt return (kick failed)
Fourth quarter
  • NYG Haines 9 pass from McBride (kick failed)

Week 10: vs. Chicago Cardinals[edit]

Week Ten: Chicago Cardinals at New York Giants
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 0 7 0 7
Giants 21 0 0 7 28

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: November 20
  • Game attendance: 10,000
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG Haines pass from McBride (McBride kick)
  • NYG McBride run (McBride kick)
  • NYG Wilson pass from McBride (McBride kick)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • NYG Wycoff run (Wycoff kick)

Week 11: vs. Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Eleven: Chicago Bears at New York Giants
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 0 0 7 7
Giants 0 0 13 0 13

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: November 27
  • Game attendance: 15,000
Game information
Third quarter
  • NYG McBride 2-yard run (kick failed)
  • NYG McBride run (McBride kick)
Fourth quarter

Week 12: vs. New York Yankees[edit]

Week Twelve: New York Yankees at New York Giants
1 2 3 4 Total
Yankees 0 0 0 0 0
Giants 7 0 7 0 14

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: December 4
  • Game attendance: 10,000
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG Haines 75-yard kickoff return (McBride kick)
Third quarter
  • NYG McBride 2-yard run (McBride kick)

Week 13: at New York Yankees[edit]

Week Thirteen: New York Giants at New York Yankees
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 0 7 6 13
Yankees 0 0 0 0 0

at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York

  • Date: December 11
  • Game attendance: 8,000
Game information
Third quarter
  • NYG White 2-yard run (White kick)
Fourth quarter
  • NYG Haines 60-yard run (kick failed)

Standings[edit]

NFL
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Giants 11 1 1 .917 197 20 W-9
Green Bay Packers 7 2 1 .778 113 43 W-1
Chicago Bears 9 3 2 .750 149 98 W-2
Cleveland Bulldogs 8 4 1 .667 209 107 W-5
Providence Steam Roller 8 5 1 .615 105 88 W-3
New York Yankees 7 8 1 .467 142 174 L-4
Frankford Yellow Jackets 6 9 3 .400 152 166 L-1
Pottsville Maroons 5 8 0 .385 80 163 L-1
Chicago Cardinals 3 7 1 .300 69 134 L-1
Dayton Triangles 1 6 1 .143 15 57 L-4
Duluth Eskimos 1 8 0 .111 68 134 L-7
Buffalo Bisons 0 5 0 .000 8 123 L-5

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