1987 New York Giants season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1987 New York Giants season
Head coach Bill Parcells
General manager George Young
Owner Wellington Mara
Home field Giants Stadium
Results
Record 6–9
Division place 5th NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers LB Lawrence Taylor
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1986 1988 >

The 1987 New York Giants season was the 63rd season for the club in the National Football League (NFL). The Giants entered the season as the defending Super Bowl champion but failed to qualify for the playoffs. They were the sixth team in NFL history to enter a season as the defending Super Bowl champion and miss the playoffs.[1]

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

1987 New York Giants draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 28 Mark Ingram  WR Michigan State
2 55 Adrian White  DB Florida
3 83 Stephen Baker  WR Fresno State
4 112 Odessa Turner  WR Northwest State
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[2]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1987 New York Giants staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Bill Belichick
  • Defensive Line – Lamar Leachman
  • Defensive Backfield – Len Fontes
  • Defensive Assistant – Mike Sweatman

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Romeo Crennel
  • Assistant Special Teams – Mike Sweatman

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Johnny Parker

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Opponent Result Giants points Opponents Record Attendance
1 Sept. 14 at Chicago Bears Loss 19 34 0–1
65,704
2 Sept. 20 Dallas Cowboys Loss 14 16 0–2
73,426
Sept. 27 at Miami Dolphins Canceled 0–2
3 Oct. 5 San Francisco 49ers Loss 21 41 0–3
16,471
4 Oct. 11 Washington Redskins Loss 12 38 0–4
9,123
5 Oct. 18 at Buffalo Bills Loss (OT) 3 6 0–5
15,737
6 Oct. 25 St. Louis Cardinals Win 30 7 1–5
74,391
7 Nov. 2 at Dallas Cowboys Loss 24 33 1–6
55,730
8 Nov. 8 New England Patriots Win 17 10 2–6
73,817
9 Nov. 15 at Philadelphia Eagles Win 20 17 3–6
66,172
10 Nov. 22 at New Orleans Saints Loss 14 23 3–7
67,639
11 Nov. 29 at Washington Redskins Loss 19 23 3–8
45,815
12 Dec. 6 Philadelphia Eagles Win (OT) 23 20 4–8
65,874
13 Dec. 13 at St. Louis Cardinals Loss 24 27 4–9
29,623
14 Dec. 19 Green Bay Packers Win 20 10 5–9
51,013
15 Dec. 27 New York Jets Win 20 7 6–9
68,318

[3]

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 7 0 6 6 19
• Bears 3 7 14 10 34

[4]


Week 2[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Cowboys 3 7 3 3 16
Giants 7 0 7 0 14

[5]


Week 3[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• 49ers 3 14 10 14 41
Giants 0 7 0 14 21

[6]


Week 4[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Redskins 3 21 7 7 38
Giants 3 0 9 0 12

[7]


Week 5[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Giants 0 0 3 0 0 3
• Bills 0 0 0 3 3 6

[8]


Week 6[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 0 0 7 7
• Giants 14 3 3 10 30

[9]


Week 7[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 10 7 7 24
• Cowboys 7 7 0 19 33
  • Date: November 2
  • Location: Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas
  • Game start: 8:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 69°F, wind 14
  • Television network: ABC

[10]


Week 8[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 0 0 7 3 10
• Giants 0 14 3 0 17

[11]


Week 9[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 7 3 7 3 20
Eagles 10 0 7 0 17

[12]


Week 10[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 7 7 0 14
• Saints 3 10 0 10 23

[13]


Week 11[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 10 6 3 0 19
• Redskins 0 0 9 14 23

[14]


Week 12[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Eagles 0 6 0 14 0 20
• Giants 7 0 6 7 3 23

[15]


Week 13[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 7 3 7 7 24
• Cardinals 14 13 0 0 27

[16]


Week 14[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 0 3 7 10
• Giants 0 13 7 0 20

[17]


Week 15[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 7 0 0 0 7
• Giants 0 17 3 0 20

[18]


Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Washington Redskins 11 4 0 .733 379 285 W1
Dallas Cowboys 7 8 0 .467 340 348 W2
St. Louis Cardinals 7 8 0 .467 362 368 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 7 8 0 .467 337 380 W2
New York Giants 6 9 0 .400 280 312 W2

[19]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Lawrence Taylor, NFC Pro Bowl selection[20]
  • Lawrence Taylor, Pro Football Weekly: 1st team all-conf.[20]
  • Lawrence Taylor, UPI: 2nd team all-conf.[20]
  • Lawrence Taylor, Associated Press: 2nd team all-NFL[20]
  • Lawrence Taylor, Pro Football Weekly: 1st team all-NFL[20]

References[edit]

External links[edit]