1968 New York Giants season

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1968 New York Giants season
Head coach Allie Sherman
Home field Yankee Stadium
Results
Record 7–7
Division place 2nd NFL Capitol
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1967 1969 >

The 1968 New York Giants season was the 44th season for the club in the National Football League. For the 1968 season, the Giants traded divisions with the New Orleans Saints, with the Giants moving from the Century Division to the Capitol Division.[1] The Giants finished with a 7–7 record, which placed them second in the Capitol Division, five games behind the Dallas Cowboys.[2][3]

The Giants did not have a first-round selection in the 1968 NFL Draft; their first pick was Rich Buzin, taken in the second round with the 41st overall pick.[4] New York began the season with a four-game winning streak. After a four-game stretch in which they had three losses, the Giants went to Dallas and posted an upset victory, 27–21. With that win and a victory against the Philadelphia Eagles the following week, the Giants moved into contention for a Capitol Division championship. However, they lost the final four games of the season. The 1968 regular season was Allie Sherman's last as head coach of the Giants; he was fired after the preseason in 1969.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 15, 1968 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 34–20
45,698
2 September 22, 1968 at Philadelphia Eagles W 34–25
60,858
3 September 29, 1968 Washington Redskins W 48–21
62,797
4 October 6, 1968 New Orleans Saints W 38–21
60,967
5 October 15, 1968 at Atlanta Falcons L 24–21
49,962
6 October 20, 1968 San Francisco 49ers L 26–10
62,958
7 October 27, 1968 at Washington Redskins W 13–10
50,839
8 November 3, 1968 Baltimore Colts L 26–0
62,973
9 November 10, 1968 at Dallas Cowboys W 27–21
72,163
10 November 17, 1968 Philadelphia Eagles W 7–6
62,896
11 November 24, 1968 at Los Angeles Rams L 24–21
68,534
12 December 1, 1968 at Cleveland Browns L 45–10
83,193
13 December 8, 1968 St. Louis Cardinals L 28–21
62,709
14 December 15, 1968 Dallas Cowboys L 28–10
62,617

Standings[edit]

NFL Capitol
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 12 2 0 .857 431 186 W5
New York Giants 7 7 0 .500 294 325 L4
Washington Redskins 5 9 0 .357 249 358 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 2 12 0 .143 202 351 L1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henkel, Frank M. (2005). Cleveland Browns History. Arcadia Publishing. p. 50. ISBN 978-0-7385-3428-2. 
  2. ^ "1968 New York Giants". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on 29 April 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009. 
  3. ^ "1968 NFL Standings, Team & Offensive Statistics". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on 20 April 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009. 
  4. ^ "1968 NFL/AFL Draft". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved October 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ Whittingham, Richard (2005). Illustrated History of the New York Giants. Chicago: Triumph Books. pp. 150–151. ISBN 1-57243-641-7.