1965 New York Giants season

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1965 New York Giants season
Head coach Allie Sherman
Owner Wellington Mara
Home field Yankee Stadium
Results
Record 7–7
Division place T-2nd NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1965 New York Giants season was the 41st season for the club in the National Football League. The Giants were led by fifth-year head coach Allie Sherman and finished with a 7–7 record, which placed them in a tie for second in the Eastern Conference with the Dallas Cowboys, four games behind the Cleveland Browns.[1][2][3] The Cowboys won both meetings with the Giants and gained the berth as the conference runner-up in the third place Playoff Bowl in Miami.[4][5]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

In the 1965 NFL draft, the Giants had the first overall selection and took running back Tucker Frederickson; future hall of famers taken later in the first round were Joe Namath, Gale Sayers, and Dick Butkus.[13]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 19 at Dallas Cowboys L 31–2 0–1
59,366
2 September 26 at Philadelphia Eagles W 16–14 1–1
57,154
3 October 3 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 23–13 2–1
31,871
4 October 9 at Minnesota Vikings L 40–14 2–2
44,283
5 October 17 Philadelphia Eagles W 35–27 3–2
62,815
6 October 24 Cleveland Browns L 38–14 3–3
62,864
7 October 31 St. Louis Cardinals W 14–10 4–3
62,807
8 November 7 Washington Redskins L 23–7 4–4
62,788
9 November 14 at Cleveland Browns L 34–21 4–5
82,426
10 November 21 at St. Louis Cardinals W 28–15 5–5
31,704
11 November 28 Chicago Bears L 35–14 5–6
62,933
12 December 5 Pittsburgh Steelers W 35–10 6–6
62,735
13 December 12 at Washington Redskins W 27–10 7–6
50,373
14 December 19 Dallas Cowboys L 38–20 7–7
62,871

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

Week 2[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Giants 0 7 6 3 16
Eagles 7 0 7 0 14
  • Date: September 26
  • Location: Franklin Field
  • Game attendance: 57,154
  • Game weather: 58 °F (14 °C); wind 8 mph (13 km/h)

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Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 11 3 0 .786 11–1 363 325 W1
Dallas Cowboys 7 7 0 .500 6–6 325 280 W3
New York Giants 7 7 0 .500 7–5 270 338 L1
Washington Redskins 6 8 0 .429 6–6 257 301 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 5 9 0 .357 5–7 363 359 L1
St. Louis Cardinals 5 9 0 .357 5–7 296 309 L6
Pittsburgh Steelers 2 12 0 .143 2–10 202 397 L7

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1965 New York Giants". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on 11 June 2009. Retrieved May 3, 2009. 
  2. ^ "1965 NFL Standings, Team & Offensive Statistics". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on 14 April 2009. Retrieved May 3, 2009. 
  3. ^ Samuel, Ebenezer (January 5, 2015). "Former NY Giants coach Allie Sherman dead at 91". New York Daily News. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Dallas clips Giants, lands Playoff Bowl". Victoria Advocate. Texas. Associated Press. December 20, 1965. p. 12. 
  5. ^ "Cowboys jar Giants for ticket to Playoff Bowl". Schenectady Gazette. New York. Associated Press. December 20, 1965. p. 27. 
  6. ^ "Giants' Tittle retires, Timberlake is on way". Milwaukee Journal. Wire services. January 23, 1965. p. 12. 
  7. ^ Giants Among Men, pp. 276, 279, Jack Cavanaugh, 2008, Random House, New York, NY, ISBN 978-1-4000-6717-6
  8. ^ "Mara, President of Giants, dead". Lewiston Daily Sun. Maine. Associated Press. June 30, 1965. p. 9. 
  9. ^ "Giants give Sherman 10-year contract". Reading Eagle. Pennsylvania. Associated Press. July 26, 1965. p. 4. 
  10. ^ Giants Among Men, p. 278, Jack Cavanaugh, 2008, Random House, New York, NY, ISBN 978-1-4000-6717-6
  11. ^ "Giants say goodbye to Allie as coach". Schenectady Gazette. New York. Associated Press. September 13, 1969. p. 18. 
  12. ^ Richman, Milton (September 17, 1969). "Firing Sherman tough task for Giants' boss". The Dispatch. Lexington, North Carolina. United Press International. p. 14. 
  13. ^ Costello, Brian (April 24, 2005). "Whatever Happened To ... Tucker Frederickson". New York Post. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  14. ^ "New York Giants 16 at Philadelphia Eagles 14". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved July 21, 2015.