1969 New York Giants season

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1969 New York Giants season
Head coach Alex Webster
Home field Yankee Stadium
Results
Record 6–8
Division place 2nd NFL Century
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1968 1970 >

The 1969 New York Giants season was the 45th season for the club in the National Football League. The Giants moved back to the Century Division in 1969, after one season in the Capitol Division.[1] They finished with a 6–8 record, and had one victory less than the previous year.[2][3] New York placed second in the Century Division, four-and-a-half games behind the Cleveland Browns.[4]

Before the season, the Giants selected Fred Dryer in the first round of the 1969 NFL Draft, with the 13th overall pick,[5] and traded with the Atlanta Falcons for running back Junior Coffey. New York lost all of their preseason games, leading them to fire head coach Allie Sherman. Alex Webster was hired as his replacement. The Giants opened the season with a win against the Minnesota Vikings, and held a 3–1 record after four games. However, they went on a seven-game losing streak, before going on a three-game winning streak to close out the season.[6]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 21, 1969 Minnesota Vikings W 24–23
62,900
2 September 28, 1969 at Detroit Lions L 24–0
54,358
3 October 5, 1969 Chicago Bears W 28–24
62,583
4 October 12, 1969 Pittsburgh Steelers W 10–7
62,987
5 October 19, 1969 at Washington Redskins L 20–14
50,352
6 October 27, 1969 at Dallas Cowboys L 25–3
58,964
7 November 2, 1969 Philadelphia Eagles L 23–20
62,912
8 November 9, 1969 at St. Louis Cardinals L 42–17
49,194
9 November 16, 1969 New Orleans Saints L 25–24
62,927
10 November 23, 1969 at Cleveland Browns L 28–17
80,595
11 November 30, 1969 at Green Bay Packers L 20–10
48,156
12 December 7, 1969 St. Louis Cardinals W 49–6
62,973
13 December 14, 1969 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 21–17
21,067
14 December 21, 1969 Cleveland Browns W 27–14
62,966

Standings[edit]

NFL Century
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 10 3 1 .769 351 300 L-1
New York Giants 6 8 0 .429 264 298 W-3
St. Louis Cardinals 4 9 1 .308 314 389 L-3
Pittsburgh Steelers 1 13 0 .071 218 404 L-13

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pro Football Owners Mum On Money Talk Strategy". Observer-Reporter. Associated Press. May 18, 1968. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ "1969 New York Giants". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on 30 April 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2009. 
  3. ^ "New York Giants Franchise Encyclopedia". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on 29 April 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2009. 
  4. ^ "1969 NFL Standings, Team & Offensive Statistics". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on 2009-05-08. Retrieved May 6, 2009. 
  5. ^ "1969 NFL/AFL Draft". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  6. ^ Whittingham, Richard (2005). Illustrated History of the New York Giants. Chicago: Triumph Books. pp. 151–152. ISBN 1-57243-641-7.