1959 New York Giants season

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1959 New York Giants season
Head coach Jim Lee Howell
Home field Yankee Stadium
Results
Record 10–2
Division place 1st NFL Eastern
Playoff finish Lost NFL Championship (Colts) 31–16
Timeline
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< 1958 1960 >

The 1959 New York Giants season was the 35th season for the club in the National Football League. The Giants' defense became the second defense in the history of the NFL to lead the league in fewest rushing yards, fewest passing yards and fewest total yards.[1] The 1959 Giants scored 284 points. More than in any of the previous four seasons in which Vince Lombardi was their offensive co-ordinator.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 26, 1959 at Los Angeles Rams W 23–21
71,297
2 October 4, 1959 at Philadelphia Eagles L 49–21
27,023
3 October 11, 1959 at Cleveland Browns W 10–6
65,534
4 October 18, 1959 Philadelphia Eagles W 24–7
68,783
5 October 25, 1959 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 21–16
33,596
6 November 1, 1959 Green Bay Packers W 20–3
68,837
7 November 8, 1959 Chicago Cardinals W 9–3
56,779
8 November 15, 1959 Pittsburgh Steelers L 14–9
66,786
9 November 22, 1959 at Chicago Cardinals (Bloomington, MN) W 30–20
26,625
10 November 29, 1959 Washington Redskins W 45–14
60,982
11 December 6, 1959 Cleveland Browns W 48–7
68,436
12 December 13, 1959 at Washington Redskins W 24–10
26,198

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 December 27, 1959 at Baltimore Colts L 31–16
57,545

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
New York Giants 10 2 0 .833 8–2 284 170 W4
Philadelphia Eagles 7 5 0 .583 6–4 268 278 L1
Cleveland Browns 7 5 0 .583 6–4 270 214 W1
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 5 1 .545 6–4 257 216 W1
Washington Redskins 3 9 0 .250 2–8 185 350 L5
Chicago Cardinals 2 10 0 .167 2–8 234 324 L6

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Don Chandler, Franchise Record, Highest Punting Average, 48.6 Yards per Punt [3]
  • Charley Conerly, NFL MVP [4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Best Show in Football:The 1946–1955 Cleveland Browns, p.294, Andy Piascik, Taylor Trade Publishing, 2007, ISBN 978-1-58979-360-6
  2. ^ Giants Among Men, p. 208, Jack Cavanaugh, 2008, Random House, New York, NY, ISBN 978-1-4000-6717-6
  3. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 130
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 400