1953 New York Giants season

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This article is about the football team. For the baseball team of the same name in 1953, see 1953 New York Giants (MLB) season.
1953 New York Giants season
Head coach Steve Owen
Home field Polo Grounds
Results
Record 3–9
Division place 5th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1952 1954 >

The 1953 New York Giants season was the 29th season for the club in the National Football League.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 27, 1953 at Los Angeles Rams L 21–7
49,579
2 October 3, 1953 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 24–14
31,500
3 October 11, 1953 at Washington Redskins L 13–9
26,241
4 October 18, 1953 Chicago Cardinals W 21–7
30,301
5 October 25, 1953 Cleveland Browns L 7–0
30,773
6 November 1, 1953 at Chicago Cardinals W 23–20
17,499
7 November 8, 1953 at Philadelphia Eagles L 30–7
24,331
8 November 15, 1953 Pittsburgh Steelers L 14–10
20,411
9 November 22, 1953 Washington Redskins L 24–21
16,887
10 November 29, 1953 Philadelphia Eagles W 37–28
20,294
11 December 6, 1953 at Cleveland Browns L 62–14
40,235
12 December 13, 1953 Detroit Lions L 27–16
28,390

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 11 1 0 .917 348 162 L-1
Philadelphia Eagles 7 4 1 .636 352 215 W-1
Washington Redskins 6 5 1 .545 208 215 L-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 6 0 .500 211 263 W-2
New York Giants 3 9 0 .250 179 277 L-2
Chicago Cardinals 1 10 1 .091 190 337 W-1

New York Giants coaching vacancy[edit]

Before the end of the 1953 season, the New York Daily News had a headline in their paper that Vince Lombardi was the top candidate to become the Giants new head coach.[1] Although Giants co-owner Wellington Mara was a classmate of Lombardi at Fordham University, the Giants were actually interested in Army head coach, Colonel Red Blaik. Blaik had declined the job, but recommended Lombardi, who was his offensive co-ordinator at Army.[2] Despite being Red Blaik’s top aide, Vince Lombardi was anxious and frustrated. Three other Army assistants, including Murray Warmath were now head coaches.[3] In June, Lombardi had turned forty years old. Lombardi would be hired as the offensive co-ordinator for the 1954 season.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Giants Among Men, p. 152, Jack Cavanaugh, 2008, Random House, New York, NY, ISBN 978-1-4000-6717-6
  2. ^ Giants Among Men, p. 153, Jack Cavanaugh, 2008, Random House, New York, NY, ISBN 978-1-4000-6717-6
  3. ^ When Pride Still Mattered, David Maraniss, p.146, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, New York, NY, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3
  4. ^ Giants Among Men, p. 154, Jack Cavanaugh, 2008, Random House, New York, NY, ISBN 978-1-4000-6717-6