1977 New York Giants season

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1977 New York Giants season
Head coach John McVay
Owner Wellington Mara
Timothy J. Mara
Home field Giants Stadium
Results
Record 5–9
Division place T-4th NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1977 New York Giants season was the 53rd season for the club in the National Football League. The Giants had a 5–9 record in 1977 and finished in a tie for last place with the Philadelphia Eagles.[1][2]

The Giants selected defensive end Gary Jeter in the 1977 NFL Draft with the fifth overall pick.[3] Before the season, the Giants signed quarterback Joe Pisarcik, who won the starting position to replace Craig Morton, who they had traded to the Denver Broncos. New York won their opening game of the year against the Washington Redskins, prevailing 20–17 on a field goal in the final seconds.[4] After losses in their next three games, victories over the San Francisco 49ers and Redskins evened the Giants' record at 3–3. Afterwards, New York lost six of their last eight games to end the year at 5–9.[1] The Giants had one player earn selection to the 1978 Pro Bowl: linebacker Brad Van Pelt.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 18, 1977 Washington Redskins W 20–17
76,086
2 September 25, 1977 at Dallas Cowboys L 41–21
64,215
3 October 2, 1977 at Atlanta Falcons L 17–3
46,374
4 October 9, 1977 Philadelphia Eagles L 28–10
48,824
5 October 16, 1977 San Francisco 49ers W 20–17
70,366
6 October 23, 1977 at Washington Redskins W 17–6
53,903
7 October 31, 1977 at St. Louis Cardinals L 28–0
50,323
8 November 6, 1977 Dallas Cowboys L 24–10
74,532
9 November 13, 1977 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 10–0
46,518
10 November 20, 1977 Cleveland Browns L 21–7
72,576
11 November 27, 1977 at Cincinnati Bengals L 30–13
32,705
12 December 4, 1977 St. Louis Cardinals W 27–7
71,826
13 December 11, 1977 at Philadelphia Eagles L 17–14
47,731
14 December 18, 1977 Chicago Bears L 12–9
50,152

Game summaries[edit]

Week 6[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Giants 0 0 7 10 17
Redskins 3 3 0 0 6
  • Date: October 23
  • Location: RFK Stadium
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 60°F, wind 11 mph

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Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys(1) 12 2 0 .857 7–1 11–1 345 212 W4
Washington Redskins 9 5 0 .643 4–4 8–4 196 189 W3
St. Louis Cardinals 7 7 0 .500 4–4 7–5 272 287 L4
Philadelphia Eagles 5 9 0 .357 2–6 4–8 220 207 W2
New York Giants 5 9 0 .357 3–5 5–7 181 265 L2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1977 New York Giants". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on 22 April 2009. Retrieved May 9, 2009. 
  2. ^ "1977 NFL Standings, Team & Offensive Statistics". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on 2009-05-12. Retrieved May 9, 2009. 
  3. ^ "1977 NFL Draft". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  4. ^ Whittingham, Richard (2005). Illustrated History of the New York Giants. Chicago: Triumph Books. pp. 182–184. ISBN 1-57243-641-7. 
  5. ^ Whittingham, pp. 184–185.
  6. ^ "New York Giants 17 at Washington Redskins 6". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved July 31, 2013.