1961 New York Giants season

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1961 New York Giants season
Head coach Allie Sherman
Owner Wellington Mara
Home field Yankee Stadium
Results
Record 10–3–1
Division place 1st NFL Eastern
Playoff finish Lost NFL Championship (Packers) 37–0
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1960 1962 >

The 1961 New York Giants season was the 37th season for the club in the National Football League. After relinquishing the NFL East title the previous season, the Giants reclaimed the title with a 10–3–1 record, only to lose to the Vince Lombardi-coached Green Bay Packers in the NFL Championship Game in Wisconsin.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 17, 1961 St. Louis Cardinals L 21–10
58,059
2 September 24, 1961 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–14
35,587
3 October 1, 1961 at Washington Redskins W 24–21
36,767
4 October 8, 1961 St. Louis Cardinals W 24–9
23,713
5 October 15, 1961 at Dallas Cowboys W 31–10
41,500
6 October 22, 1961 Los Angeles Rams W 24–14
63,053
7 October 29, 1961 Dallas Cowboys L 17–16
60,254
8 November 5, 1961 Washington Redskins W 53–0
56,077
9 November 12, 1961 Philadelphia Eagles W 38–21
62,800
10 November 19, 1961 Pittsburgh Steelers W 42–21
62,592
11 November 26, 1961 at Cleveland Browns W 37–21
80,455
12 December 3, 1961 at Green Bay Packers L 20–17
47,012
13 December 10, 1961 at Philadelphia Eagles W 28–24
60,671
14 December 17, 1961 Cleveland Browns T 7–7
61,804

Game summaries[edit]

Week 2[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Giants 0 7 10 0 17
Steelers 7 0 7 0 14

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Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Championship December 31, 1961 at Green Bay Packers L 37–0
39,029

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Giants 10 3 1 .769 368 220 T-1
Philadelphia Eagles 10 4 0 .714 361 297 W-1
Cleveland Browns 8 5 1 .615 319 270 T-1
St. Louis Cardinals 7 7 0 .500 279 267 W-3
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 8 0 .429 295 287 L-1
Dallas Cowboys 4 9 1 .308 236 380 L-4
Washington Redskins 1 12 1 .077 174 392 W-1

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