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1959 New York Giants (NFL)
1st place Eastern Conference 10-2-0 .833
Head Coach: Jim Lee Howell
Johnny Dell Isola Line
Ken Kavanaugh Offensive Ends
Ed Kolman Line
Tom Landry Defense
Allie Sherman Offense
SCORES
Day Date Opponent Score Location Venue Attendance Notes
Sat 8/15/1959 A Philadelphia Eagles 17-21 L Hershey, PA Hershey Stadium 12199
Fri 8/21/1959 N Baltimore Colts 3-28 L Dallas, TX Cotton Bowl 55000
Sat 8/29/1959 A Detroit Lions 38-0 W Detroit, MI Briggs Stadium 28679
Sat 9/5/1959 N Green Bay Packers 14-0 W Bangor, ME Garland Street Field 12000
Fri 9/11/1959 A Chicago Bears 6-18 L Chicago, IL Soldier Field 43485
Sat 9/19/1959 N San Francisco 49ers 17-13 W Salt Lake City, UT Ute Stadium 18796
Sat 9/26/1959 A Los Angeles Rams 23-21 W Los Angeles, CA Memorial Coliseum 71297
Sun 10/4/1959 A Philadelphia Eagles 21-49 L Philadelphia, PA Franklin Field 27023
Sun 10/11/1959 A Cleveland Browns 10-6 W Cleveland, OH Cleveland Stadium 65534
Sun 10/18/1959 H Philadelphia Eagles 24-7 W New York, NY Yankee Stadium 68783
Sun 10/25/1959 A Pittsburgh Steelers 21-16 W Pittsburgh, PA Forbes Field 33596
Sun 11/1/1959 H Green Bay Packers 20-3 W New York, NY Yankee Stadium 67837
Sun 11/8/1959 H Chicago Cardinals 9-3 W New York, NY Yankee Stadium 56779
Sun 11/15/1959 H Pittsburgh Steelers 9-14 L New York, NY Yankee Stadium 66786
Sun 11/22/1959 A Chicago Cardinals 30-20 W Bloomington, MN Metropolitan Stadium 26625
Sun 11/29/1959 H Washington Redskins 45-14 W New York, NY Yankee Stadium 60982
Sun 12/6/1959 H Cleveland Browns 48-7 W New York, NY Yankee Stadium 68436
Sun 12/13/1959 A Washington Redskins 24-10 W Washington, DC Griffith Stadium 26198
Sun 12/27/1959 A Baltimore Colts 16-31 L Baltimore, MD Memorial Stadium 57545 League Championship
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
ROSTER
No Player Pos Ht Wt Age College GP GS
68 Al Barry LOG 6-2 230 29 Southern California 12 11
80 Joe Biscaha LOE 6-1 190 22 Richmond 8 2
79 Rosey Brown LOT 6-3 249 27 Morgan State 12 12
34 Don Chandler P-K 6-2 208 25 Bacone Indian JC; Florida 12 0
42 Charley Conerly QB 6-1 185 38 Mississippi 12 9
41 Lindon Crow LDH-RDH 6-1 195 26 Southern California 12 12
62 Darrell Dess ROG 6-0 243 24 North Carolina State 12 0
16 Frank Gifford LOH 6-1 197 29 Bakersfield CC; Southern California 11 11
76 Rosey Grier RDT-LDT 6-5 284 27 Penn State 12 12
60 Buzz Guy LOT-ROT 6-3 248 23 Duke 12 0
74 Art Hauser RDT 6-0 237 30 Xavier (Ohio) 3 0
11 Don Heinrich QB 6-0 182 29 Washington 8 2
70 Sam Huff MLB 6-1 230 25 West Virginia 12 12
75 Jim Katcavage LDE 6-3 237 25 Dayton 12 12
71 Ellison Kelly LOG 6-1 231 24 Michigan State 12 1
86 Bill Kimber ROE 6-2 192 23 Florida State 1 0
24 Phil King FB 6-4 223 23 Vanderbilt 12 1
89 Cliff Livingston LLB 6-3 212 29 Orange Coast JC; UCLA 12 12
22 Dick Lynch RDH-LDH 6-1 202 23 Notre Dame 12 12
77 Dick Modzelewski LDT-RDT 6-0 258 28 Maryland 12 12
40 Joe Morrison ROH-LOH 6-1 210 22 Cincinnati 12 2
25 Dick Nolan LS-RS-LOH 6-1 185 27 Maryland 12 12
20 Jimmy Patton RS-LS 5-11 183 26 Mississippi 11 11
81 Andy Robustelli RDE 6-1 230 34 Arnold 12 12
44 Kyle Rote LOE 6-0 199 31 Southern Methodist 10 10
78 Bob Schmidt LOT 6-4 248 23 Minnesota 12 0
85 Bob Schnelker ROE 6-3 214 31 Bowling Green State 12 12
31 George Scott ROH-LOH 6-1 180 22 Miami (Ohio) 7 2
82 Tom Scott LDE-RLB-RDE 6-2 219 29 Virginia 11 1
15 George Shaw QB 6-1 183 26 Oregon 5 1
48 Bill Stits DH 6-0 194 28 UCLA 5 0
66 Jack Stroud ROG 6-1 235 31 Tennessee 12 12
88 Pat Summerall K-ROE 6-4 228 29 Arkansas 12 0
21 Don Sutherin LS 5-11 200 23 Ohio State 2 1
84 Harland Svare RLB 6-0 214 29 Washington State 12 11
33 Mel Triplett FB 6-1 215 29 Toledo 12 11
29 Alex Webster ROH 6-3 218 28 North Carolina State 10 9
55 Ray Wietecha C 6-1 225 31 Michigan State; Northwestern 12 12
72 Frank Youso ROT 6-4 257 23 Minnesota 12 12
DRAFT LIST
Round Overall Player Pos College Notes
1 10 Lee Grosscup QB Utah
2 22 Buddy Dial E Rice
3 34 Joe Morrison B Cincinnati
5 59 Ellison Kelly G Michigan State
9 107 Jack Delveaux B Illinois
10 118 Bob Pepe E North Carolina State
11 131 Bob Sawyer B Wyoming
12 142 Charlie Flowers B Mississippi
13 155 John Kompara T South Carolina
14 166 Roger Ellis C Maine
15 179 Bob Bercich B Michigan State
16 190 Bob Soltis B Minnesota
17 203 Goose Gonsoulin E Baylor
18 214 Al Ecuyer G Notre Dame
19 227 George Scott B Miami (Ohio)
20 238 Jerry Shetler G Minnesota
21 251 Fred Swearingen G North Carolina
22 262 Gale Gibson E Iowa State
23 275 Frank Kremblas QB Ohio State
24 286 Charley James B Missouri
25 299 Lou Reale C Buffalo
26 310 Frank Doretti C California
27 323 Joe Biscaha E Richmond
28 334 Dolphus Williams T Morgan State
29 347 Henrey Christopher E Southern Methodist
30 358 Dave Sington T Alabama
SCORING BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Team Totals 62 101 64 57
Opponents Totals 31 37 59 43
TEAM STATS TOP 1ST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty 3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY 4TH DOWN EFFICIENCY PEN YDS
Team Totals 198 82 106 10 / % / % 54 480
Opponents Totals 167 66 85 16 / % / % 40 324
SCORING TD X1 X1A PCT FG FGA PCT SAF PTS
Pat Summerall 0 30 30 100.0 20 29 69.0 0 90
Frank Gifford 7 0 0 0 0 0 42
Alex Webster 7 0 0 0 0 0 42
Bob Schnelker 6 0 0 0 0 0 36
Kyle Rote 4 0 0 0 0 0 24
Joe Morrison 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
Charley Conerly 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Lindon Crow 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Sam Huff 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Phil King 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Harland Svare 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Mel Triplett 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Don Chandler 0 2 2 100.0 0 1 0.0 0 2
Team Totals 32 32 32 100.0 20 30 66.7 0 284
Opponents Totals 22 20 22 90.9 6 16 37.5 0 170
FIELD GOALS MADE ATT PCT 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+
Don Chandler 0 1 0.0 0/ 0/ 0/ 0/ 0/
Pat Summerall 20 29 69.0 5/ 7/ 4/ 4/ 0/
Team Totals 20 30 66.7 5/ 7/ 4/ 4/ 0/
Opponents Totals 6 16 37.5 2/ 2/ 2/ 0/ 0/
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Frank Gifford 106 540 5.1 79 3
Mel Triplett 91 381 4.2 20 1
Alex Webster 79 250 3.2 16t 5
Phil King 72 232 3.2 24 0
Joe Morrison 62 165 2.7 14 1
Charley Conerly 15 38 2.5 10 1
Don Chandler 1 24 24.0 24 0
George Scott 2 10 5.0 10 0
Don Heinrich 2 3 1.5 9 0
George Shaw 3 3 1.0 1 0
Team Totals 433 1646 3.8 79 11
Opponents Totals 379 1261 3.3 6
PASSING ATT COM PCT INC YDS Y/ATT Y/COM LG TD TD% INT INT% TS YL NYP RTG
Charley Conerly 194 113 58.2 77 1706 8.8 15.1 77t 14 7.2 4 2.1 65 1641 102.7
George Shaw 36 24 66.7 11 433 12.0 18.0 48 1 2.8 1 2.8 21 412 105.4
Don Heinrich 58 22 37.9 30 329 5.7 15.0 49 1 1.7 6 10.3 20 309 23.5
Frank Gifford 11 5 45.5 4 151 13.7 30.2 43 2 18.2 2 18.2 0 0 151 92.0
Joe Morrison 2 1 50.0 1 14 7.0 14.0 14 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 14 72.9
Alex Webster 1 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 39.6
Team Totals 302 165 54.6 124 2633 8.7 16.0 77t 18 6.0 13 4.3 106 2527 85.9
Opponents Totals 304 137 45.1 145 1811 6.0 13.2 11 3.6 22 7.2 229 1582 46.4
RECEIVING REC YDS AVG LG TD
Frank Gifford 42 768 18.3 77t 4
Bob Schnelker 37 714 19.3 66t 6
Alex Webster 27 381 14.1 41 2
Kyle Rote 25 362 14.5 34 4
Joe Morrison 17 183 10.8 37 1
Phil King 7 98 14.0 35 1
Mel Triplett 6 78 13.0 25 0
Pat Summerall 2 32 16.0 21 0
George Scott 1 12 12.0 12 0
Joe Biscaha 1 5 5.0 5 0
Team Totals 165 2633 16.0 77t 18
Opponents Totals 137 1811 13.2 11
INTERCEPTIONS INT YDS AVG LG TD
Dick Nolan 5 57 11.4 34 0
Lindon Crow 5 54 10.8 30t 1
Jimmy Patton 5 13 2.6 12 0
Harland Svare 3 118 39.3 70t 1
Cliff Livingston 2 25 12.5 16 0
Sam Huff 1 21 21.0 21 0
Dick Lynch 1 0 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 22 288 13.1 70t 2
Opponents Totals 13 173 13.3 0
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG BL TB I20 RYDS NYDS NET
Don Chandler 55 2565 46.6 62 0 527
Team Totals 55 2565 46.6 62 0 527 37.1
Opponents Totals 72 3075 42.7 164
PUNT RETURNS NO FC YDS AVG LG TD
Joe Morrison 15 51 3.4 12 0
George Scott 12 17 1.4 13 0
Lindon Crow 11 66 6.0 22 0
Jimmy Patton 8 23 2.9 14 0
Bill Stits 4 7 1.8 7 0
Team Totals 50 164 3.3 22 0
Opponents Totals 38 527 13.9 4
KICKOFF RETURNS NO FC YDS AVG LG TD
Joe Morrison 15 345 23.0 29 0
George Scott 10 253 25.3 33 0
Phil King 4 84 21.0 0
Rosey Brown 1 18 18.0 18 0
Pat Summerall 1 3 3.0 3 0
Team Totals 31 703 22.7 33 0
Opponents Totals 52 1229 23.6 0
FUMBLES NO LOST OWN OPP REC YDS TD
Joe Biscaha 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Rosey Brown 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Charley Conerly 2 0 0 0 0 0
Lindon Crow 1 1 0 1 0 0
Darrell Dess 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Frank Gifford 5 2 0 2 0 0
Rosey Grier 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Don Heinrich 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sam Huff 0 0 0 4 4 5 1
Jim Katcavage 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
Phil King 3 0 0 0 0 0
Cliff Livingston 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Dick Lynch 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
Dick Modzelewski 0 0 0 3 3 0 0
Joe Morrison 5 2 0 2 0 0
Andy Robustelli 0 0 0 1 1 33 0
Bob Schmidt 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Tom Scott 4 1 0 1 0 0
Bill Stits 2 0 0 0 0 0
Harland Svare 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Mel Triplett 5 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Webster 2 0 0 0 0 0
Ray Wietecha 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Team Totals 30 20 10 16 26 38 1
Opponents Totals 29 16 13 20 33 1
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