1961 New York Giants season

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1961 New York Giants season
Head coachAllie Sherman
OwnerJack Mara
Wellington Mara
Home fieldYankee Stadium
Results
Record10–3–1
Division place1st NFL Eastern
Playoff finishLost NFL Championship (Packers) 37–0

The 1961 New York Giants season was the 37th season for the club in the National Football League. After relinquishing the NFL East title the previous season, the Giants reclaimed the title with a 10–3–1 record, only to lose to the Vince Lombardi-coached Green Bay Packers in the NFL Championship Game in Wisconsin.

Roster[edit]

1961 New York Giants roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends


Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers


Defensive backs


Special teams


Reserve lists

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Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 17, 1961 St. Louis Cardinals L 21–10
58,059
2 September 24, 1961 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–14
35,587
3 October 1, 1961 at Washington Redskins W 24–21
36,767
4 October 8, 1961 at St. Louis Cardinals W 24–9
23,713
5 October 15, 1961 at Dallas Cowboys W 31–10
41,500
6 October 22, 1961 Los Angeles Rams W 24–14
63,053
7 October 29, 1961 Dallas Cowboys L 17–16
60,254
8 November 5, 1961 Washington Redskins W 53–0
56,077
9 November 12, 1961 Philadelphia Eagles W 38–21
62,800
10 November 19, 1961 Pittsburgh Steelers W 42–21
62,592
11 November 26, 1961 at Cleveland Browns W 37–21
80,455
12 December 3, 1961 at Green Bay Packers L 20–17
47,012
13 December 10, 1961 at Philadelphia Eagles W 28–24
60,671
14 December 17, 1961 Cleveland Browns T 7–7
61,804

Game summaries[edit]

Week 2[edit]

1 234Total
• Giants 0 7100 17
Steelers 7 070 14

[1]

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Championship December 31, 1961 at Green Bay Packers L 37–0
39,029

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
New York Giants 10 3 1 .769 9–2–1 368 220 T1
Philadelphia Eagles 10 4 0 .714 8–4 361 297 W1
Cleveland Browns 8 5 1 .615 8–3–1 319 270 T1
St. Louis Cardinals 7 7 0 .500 7–5 279 267 W3
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 8 0 .429 5–7 295 287 L1
Dallas Cowboys 4 9 1 .308 2–9–1 236 380 L4
Washington Redskins 1 12 1 .077 1–10–1 174 392 W1

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

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