1974 New York Giants season

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1974 New York Giants season
Head coachBill Arnsparger
OwnerTimothy J. Mara,
Wellington Mara
Home fieldYale Bowl
Results
Record2–12
Division place5th NFC East
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro Bowlersnone

The 1974 New York Giants season was the franchise's 50th season in the National Football League. The Giants finished in last place in the National Football Conference East Division with a 2–12 record, the team's worst since 1966.[1][2]

The Giants’ home venue in 1974 was the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut,[3] and they were winless at home in seven games. They won only one of twelve games at the Yale Bowl in 1973 and 1974. The Giants played at Shea Stadium in Queens in 1975 and opened Giants Stadium in New Jersey in October 1976.[3][4]

Roster[edit]

1974 New York Giants roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 15, 1974 Washington Redskins L 13–10
49,849
2 September 22, 1974 New England Patriots L 28–20
44,082
3 September 29, 1974 at Dallas Cowboys W 14–6
45,841
4 October 6, 1974 Atlanta Falcons L 14–7
42,379
5 October 13, 1974 at Philadelphia Eagles L 35–7
64,801
6 October 20, 1974 at Washington Redskins L 24–3
53,879
7 October 27, 1974 Dallas Cowboys L 21–7
57,381
8 November 3, 1974 at Kansas City Chiefs W 33–27
61,437
9 November 10, 1974 New York Jets L 26–20
64,327
10 November 17, 1974 at Detroit Lions L 20–19
40,431
11 November 24, 1974 St. Louis Cardinals L 23–21
40,615
12 December 1, 1974 at Chicago Bears L 16–13
18,802
13 December 8, 1974 Philadelphia Eagles L 20–7
21,170
14 December 15, 1974 at St. Louis Cardinals L 26–14
47,414

Game summaries[edit]

Week 3 at Cowboys[edit]

New York Giants (1–1) at Dallas Cowboys (1–1)
1 2 34Total
Giants 0 14 0014
Cowboys 0 0 066

at Texas StadiumIrving, Texas

  • Date: September 29
  • Game time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 64 °F (18 °C) • Wind 7 miles per hour (11 km/h; 6.1 kn)
  • Game attendance: 45,841[5]
  • Pro-Football-Reference.com

Week 11 vs Cardinals[edit]

St. Louis Cardinals (8–2) at New York Giants (2–8)
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 6 0 71023
Giants 0 7 7721

at Yale BowlNew Haven, Connecticut

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 45 °F (7 °C) • Wind 9 miles per hour (14 km/h; 7.8 kn)
  • Game attendance: 40,615[6]
  • Pro-Football-Reference.com

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
St. Louis Cardinals 10 4 0 .714 7–1 8–3 285 218 W1
Washington Redskins 10 4 0 .714 5–3 8–3 320 196 W2
Dallas Cowboys 8 6 0 .571 4–4 6–5 297 235 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 7 7 0 .286 3–5 5–6 242 217 W3
New York Giants 2 12 0 .143 1–7 1–10 195 299 L6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1974 New York Giants". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on May 1, 2009. Retrieved May 8, 2009.
  2. ^ "New York Giants Franchise Encyclopedia". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved May 8, 2009.
  3. ^ a b Malafronte, Chip (October 8, 2012). "New Haven 200: New York Giants called Yale Bowl home from 1973–74". New Haven Register. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
  4. ^ Canavan, Tom (January 1, 2010). "Giants Stadium was symbol of sports in New Jersey". The Seattle Times. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  5. ^ 75 Cowboys. Dallas Cowboys. 1975. p. 72. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  6. ^ "The Yale Bowl and the Giants". Newsday. September 5, 2018. Retrieved January 26, 2019.