1976 New York Giants season

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1976 New York Giants season
Head coach Bill Arnsparger and John McVay
Home field Giants Stadium
Results
Record 3–11
Division place 5th NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1975 1977 >

The 1976 New York Giants season was the 52nd season for the club in the National Football League. The Giants had a 3–11 record in 1976 and finished in last place in the NFC East.[1]

The season was highlighted by the opening of the new Giants Stadium at the New Jersey Meadowlands in East Rutherford on October 10. In the first game at the stadium, the Dallas Cowboys handed New York a 24–14 loss.[1][2] The Giants' first win at Giants Stadium came on November 14, when they defeated the Washington Redskins 12–9.[1][3]

For the 1976 season, the Giants debuted their new helmet design, changing from a stylized "NY" to the word "GIANTS," underlined in block letters. They would wear this helmet through the 1999 season.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 1976 at Washington Redskins L 19–17
54,245
2 September 19, 1976 at Philadelphia Eagles L 20–7
66,005
3 September 26, 1976 at Los Angeles Rams L 24–10
60,698
4 October 3, 1976 at St. Louis Cardinals L 27–21
48,039
5 October 10, 1976 Dallas Cowboys L 24–14
76,042
6 October 17, 1976 at Minnesota Vikings L 24–7
46,508
7 October 24, 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers L 27–0
69,783
8 October 31, 1976 Philadelphia Eagles L 10–0
68,690
9 November 7, 1976 at Dallas Cowboys L 9–3
58,870
10 November 14, 1976 Washington Redskins W 12–9
72,975
11 November 21, 1976 at Denver Broncos L 14–13
63,151
12 November 28, 1976 Seattle Seahawks W 28–16
65,111
13 December 5, 1976 Detroit Lions W 24–10
66,069
14 December 12, 1976 St. Louis Cardinals L 17–14
60,553

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Dallas Cowboys(2) 11 3 0 .786 6–2 9–3 296 194
Washington Redskins(4) 10 4 0 .714 6–2 9–3 291 217
St. Louis Cardinals 10 4 0 .714 5–3 9–3 309 267
Philadelphia Eagles 4 10 0 .286 2–6 4–8 165 286
New York Giants 3 11 0 .214 1–7 3–9 170 250

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "1976 New York Giants". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on 31 May 2009. Retrieved May 9, 2009. 
  2. ^ Whittingham, Richard (2005). Illustrated History of the New York Giants. Chicago: Triumph Books. pp. 175–176. ISBN 1-57243-641-7. 
  3. ^ Whittingham, p. 180.
  4. ^ Salomone, Dan (June 27, 2013). "Watch: Giants uniform breakdown & history". New York Giants. Retrieved November 14, 2013.