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1958 New York Giants season
Head Coach Jim Lee Howell
Home Field Yankee Stadium
Results
Record 9–3
Place 1st NFL Eastern
Playoff Finish Won Eastern Conference playoff (Browns) 10–0
Lost NFL Championship (Colts) 23–17
Timeline
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1957 1959

The 1958 New York Giants season was the 34th season for the club in the National Football League.

TransactionsEdit

OffseasonEdit

In the offseason, Vince Lombardi was offered the Eagles head coaching position but he refused it. He opted to stay as the Offensive Coordinator of the New York Giants.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 28 at Chicago Cardinals W 37–7
21,923
2 October 5 at Philadelphia Eagles L 27–24
23,178
3 October 12 at Washington Redskins W 21–14
30,348
4 October 19 Chicago Cardinals L 23–6
52,684
5 October 26 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–6
25,007
6 November 2 at Cleveland Browns W 21–17
78,404
7 November 9 Baltimore Colts W 24–21
71,164
8 November 16 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 31–10
30,030
9 November 23 Washington Redskins W 30–0
46,752
10 November 30 Philadelphia Eagles W 24–10
35,438
11 December 7 at Detroit Lions W 19–17
50,115
12 December 14 Cleveland Browns W 13–10
63,192

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Division Playoff December 21 Cleveland Browns W 10–0
61,174
NFL Championship December 28 Baltimore Colts L 23–17 (OT)
64,185

StandingsEdit

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Giants 9 3 0 .750 246 183 W-4
Cleveland Browns 9 3 0 .750 302 217 L-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 7 4 1 .636 261 230 W-1
Washington Redskins 4 7 1 .364 214 268 W-1
Chicago Cardinals 2 9 1 .182 261 356 L-6
Philadelphia Eagles 2 9 1 .182 235 306 L-4

NFL ChampionshipEdit

The 1958 National Football League Championship Game was played on December 28, 1958 at Yankee Stadium in New York. The 1958 game was the 26th annual NFL championship game. The Colts beat the Giants 23–17 in overtime, earning their first ever championship. The game would later be known as The Greatest Game Ever Played.

Playoff Round Date Opponent Result Game Site
NFL Championship December 28 vs. Baltimore Colts L 23–17 (OT) Yankee Stadium

ReferencesEdit

  1. Giants Among Men, Jack Cavanaugh, p.135, 2008, Random House, ISBN 978-1-4000-6717-6
  2. Giants Among Men, Jack Cavanaugh, p.138, 2008, Random House, ISBN 978-1-4000-6717-6

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