1962 New York Giants season

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1962 New York Giants season
Head coach Allie Sherman
Home field Yankee Stadium
Results
Record 12–2
Division place 1st NFL Eastern
Playoff finish Lost NFL Championship
Timeline
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< 1961 1963 >

The 1962 New York Giants season was the 38th season for the club in the National Football League.

Giants quarterback Y. A. Tittle had a breakout season in 1962. Said Cold Hard Football Facts, "It's safe to call Tittle a late bloomer. He enjoyed various degrees of success in his first 14 seasons with three teams in two different pro football leagues. But then in 1962, at the age of 36 and under second-year head coach Allie Sherman, Tittle exploded for a record 33 TD passes to lead the Giants to a 12–2 record."[1]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Hall of Fame Game[edit]

  • New York Giants 21, St. Louis Cardinals 21 [2]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 16, 1962 at Cleveland Browns L 17–7
81,115
2 September 23, 1962 at Philadelphia Eagles W 29–13
60,671
3 September 30, 1962 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 31–27
40,916
4 October 7, 1962 at St. Louis Cardinals W 31–14
20,327
5 October 14, 1962 Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–17
62,808
6 October 21, 1962 Detroit Lions W 17–14
62,856
7 October 28, 1962 Washington Redskins W 49–34
62,844
8 November 4, 1962 St. Louis Cardinals W 31–28
62,775
9 November 11, 1962 at Dallas Cowboys W 41–10
45,668
10 November 18, 1962 Philadelphia Eagles W 19–14
62,705
11 November 25, 1962 at Washington Redskins W 42–24
49,219
12 December 2, 1962 at Chicago Bears W 26–24
49,043
13 December 9, 1962 at Cleveland Browns W 17–13
62,794
14 December 16, 1962 Dallas Cowboys W 41–31
62,694

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Championship December 30, 1962 Green Bay Packers L 16–7
64,892

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Giants 12 2 0 .857 398 283 W-9
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 5 0 .643 312 363 W-3
Cleveland Browns 7 6 1 .538 291 257 W-1
Washington Redskins 5 7 2 .417 305 376 L-1
Dallas Cowboys 5 8 1 .385 398 402 L-2
St. Louis Cardinals 4 9 1 .308 287 356 W-2
Philadelphia Eagles 3 10 1 .231 282 356 L-2

Roster[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cold Hard Football Facts: The Dandy Dozen: 12 best passing seasons in history
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 369
  3. ^ http://www.maxwellfootballclub.org/content/awards/bell/past_bell.htm
  4. ^ a b NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 130