1944 New York Giants season

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This article is about the football team. For the baseball team of the same name in 1944, see 1944 New York Giants (MLB) season.
1944 New York Giants season
Head coach Steve Owen
Home field Polo Grounds
Results
Record 8–1–1
Division place 1st NFL Eastern
Playoff finish Lost NFL Championship Game 14–7 (Packers)
Timeline
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< 1943 1945 >

The 1944 New York Giants season was the 20th season for the club in the National Football League.

In an April 2013 article, football analytics website Cold Hard Football Facts named the 1944 Giants the "Stingiest Defense in NFL history,"[1] as the team only surrendered 75 points in ten games. "The manpower shortage on NFL fields created a variety of statistical anomalies on both sides of the field," said the article, "and the 1944 Giants are no exception. But even then, the 1944 Giants were a truly awesome unit: the average team scored 18.0 [points per game] in 1944, well above the 7.5 PPG average surrendered by the Giants. [...] But even the best defenses can’t get it done alone: Giants quarterback Arnie Herber threw four interceptions in New York's 14–7 NFL title game loss to Herber's former team, the Packers. The 1944 Giants were a mere No. 5 in scoring offense in the 10-team NFL."


Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
1 October 8, 1944 at Boston Yanks W 22–10
2 October 15, 1944 at Brooklyn Tigers W 14–7
3 October 22, 1944 Card-Pitt W 23–0
4 October 29, 1944 Philadelphia Eagles L 24–17
5 November 5, 1944 Boston Yanks W 31–0
6 November 12, 1944 at Philadelphia Eagles T 21–21
7 November 19, 1944 Green Bay Packers W 24–0
8 November 26, 1944 Brooklyn Tigers W 7–0
9 December 3, 1944 Washington Redskins W 16–13
10 December 10, 1944 at Washington Redskins W 31–0

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
Championship December 17, 1944 Green Bay Packers L 14–7

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Giants 8 1 1 .889 206 75 W-4
Philadelphia Eagles 7 1 2 .875 267 131 W-2
Washington Redskins 6 3 1 .667 169 180 L-2
Boston Yanks 2 8 0 .200 82 233 L-2
Brooklyn Tigers 0 10 0 .000 69 166 L-10

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