1962 New York Giants season

The 1962 New York Giants season was the franchise's 38th season in the National Football League. Giants quarterback Y. A. Tittle had a breakout season in 1962. Said Cold Hard Football Facts, "It's safe to call Tittle a late bloomer. He enjoyed various degrees of success in his first 14 seasons with three teams in two different pro football leagues. But then in 1962, at the age of 36 and under second-year head coach Allie Sherman, Tittle exploded for a record 33 TD passes to lead the Giants to a 12–2 record."[1]

1962 New York Giants season
Head coachAllie Sherman
OwnerJack Mara
Wellington Mara
Home fieldYankee Stadium
Results
Record12–2
Division place1st NFL Eastern
Playoff finishLost NFL Championship (Packers) 16–7

Offseason

Hall of Fame Game

  • New York Giants 21, St. Louis Cardinals 21 [2]

Roster

1962 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

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 16, 1962 at Cleveland Browns L 17–7
81,115
2 September 23, 1962 at Philadelphia Eagles W 29–13
60,671
3 September 30, 1962 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 31–27
40,916
4 October 7, 1962 at St. Louis Cardinals W 31–14
20,327
5 October 14, 1962 Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–17
62,808
6 October 21, 1962 Detroit Lions W 17–14
62,856
7 October 28, 1962 Washington Redskins W 49–34
62,844
8 November 4, 1962 St. Louis Cardinals W 31–28
62,775
9 November 11, 1962 at Dallas Cowboys W 41–10
45,668
10 November 18, 1962 Philadelphia Eagles W 19–14
62,705
11 November 25, 1962 at Washington Redskins W 42–24
49,219
12 December 2, 1962 at Chicago Bears W 26–24
49,043
13 December 9, 1962 Cleveland Browns W 17–13
62,794
14 December 16, 1962 Dallas Cowboys W 41–31
62,694

Game summaries

Week 14

1 234Total
Cowboys 3 2107 31
• Giants 7 2176 41
  • Date: December 16
  • Location: Yankee Stadium
  • Game attendance: 62,694
  • Game weather: 27°F; wind 11

[3]

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Championship December 30, 1962 Green Bay Packers L 16–7
64,892

Standings

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
New York Giants 12 2 0 .857 10–2 398 283 W9
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 5 0 .643 8–4 312 363 W3
Cleveland Browns 7 6 1 .538 6–5–1 291 257 W1
Washington Redskins 5 7 2 .417 4–6–2 305 376 L1
Dallas Cowboys 5 8 1 .385 4–7–1 398 402 L2
St. Louis Cardinals 4 9 1 .308 4–7–1 287 356 W2
Philadelphia Eagles 3 10 1 .231 3–8–1 282 356 L2

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

Roster

Awards and honors

See also

References

  1. ^ "Cold Hard Football Facts: The Dandy Dozen: 12 best passing seasons in history". Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2012-05-17.
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 369
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Aug-10.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2010-06-28.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ a b NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 130
Scoring summary
Q1NYGGifford 47 yard pass from Tittle (Chandler kick)NYG 7–0
Q1DALBaker 35 yard field goalNYG 7–3
Q2NYGWalton 10 yard pass from Tittle (Chandler kick)NYG 14–3
Q2DALMarsh 8 yard run (Baker kick)NYG 14–10
Q2NYGAlex Webster 17 yard pass from Tittle (Chandler kick)NYG 21–10
Q2DALClarke 53 yard pass from LeBaron (Baker kick)NYG 21–17
Q2NYGWebster 7 yard pass from Tittle (Chandler kick)NYG 28–17
Q2DALHowton 60 yard pass from MeredithNYG 28–24
Q3NYGWalton 20 yard pass from Tittle (Chandler kick)NYG 35–24
Q4DALHowton 16 yard pass from Meredith (Baker kick)NYG 35–31
Q4NYGWalton 8 yard pass from Tittle (kick failed)NYG 41–31
Franchise
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Culture
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Key personnel
Division championships (16)
Conference championships (11)
League championships (8)
Media
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