1971 New York Giants season

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1971 New York Giants season
Head coach Alex Webster
Home field Yankee Stadium
Results
Record 4–10
Division place 5th NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1970 1972 >

The 1971 New York Giants season was the 47th season for the club in the National Football League (NFL). The Giants had a 4–10 record for the season and finished in last place in the National Football Conference East Division.[1]

The Giants selected Rocky Thompson in the 1971 NFL Draft, with the 18th overall pick.[2] After a winless preseason, New York began the regular season with a 2–1 record before posting a 2–9 mark in its final 11 games. The team was affected by numerous injuries, including a thigh injury suffered by running back Ron Johnson, who had gained more than 1,000 yards rushing in 1970. The 1971 season was the last for quarterback Fran Tarkenton with the Giants; after he requested a trade, the Giants dealt him to the Minnesota Vikings in 1972 for three players and a pair of draft picks.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 19, 1971 at Green Bay Packers W 42–40
56,263
2 September 26, 1971 Washington Redskins L 30–3
62,795
3 October 3, 1971 at St. Louis Cardinals W 21–20
49,571
4 October 11, 1971 at Dallas Cowboys L 20–13
68,378
5 October 17, 1971 Baltimore Colts L 31–7
62,860
6 October 24, 1971 at Philadelphia Eagles L 23–7
65,358
7 October 31, 1971 Minnesota Vikings L 17–10
62,829
8 November 7, 1971 San Diego Chargers W 35–17
62,905
9 November 14, 1971 at Atlanta Falcons W 21–17
58,850
10 November 21, 1971 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–13
50,008
11 November 28, 1971 St. Louis Cardinals L 24–7
62,878
12 December 5, 1971 at Washington Redskins L 23–7
53,401
13 December 12, 1971 Dallas Cowboys L 42–14
62,815
14 December 19, 1971 Philadelphia Eagles L 41–28
62,774

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 11 3 0 .786 406 222 W-7
Washington Redskins 9 4 1 .692 276 190 L-1
Philadelphia Eagles 6 7 1 .462 221 302 W-3
St. Louis Cardinals 4 9 1 .308 231 279 L-2
New York Giants 4 10 0 .286 228 362 L-5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1971 New York Giants". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on 2009-05-09. Retrieved May 7, 2009. 
  2. ^ "1971 NFL Draft". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ Whittingham, Richard (2005). Illustrated History of the New York Giants. Chicago: Triumph Books. pp. 155–160. ISBN 1-57243-641-7.