1959 New York Giants season
Head Coach Jim Lee Howell
Home Field Yankee Stadium
Results
Record 10–2
Place 1st NFL Eastern
Playoff Finish Lost NFL Championship (Colts) 31–16
Timeline
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The 1959 New York Giants season was the 35th season for the club in the National Football League. The Giants' defense became the second defense in the history of the NFL to lead the league in fewest rushing yards, fewest passing yards and fewest total yards.[1] The 1959 Giants scored 284 points. More than in any of the previous four seasons in which Vince Lombardi was their offensive co-ordinator.[2]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 26 at Los Angeles Rams W 23–21
71,297
2 October 4 at Philadelphia Eagles L 49–21
27,023
3 October 11 at Cleveland Browns W 10–6
65,534
4 October 18 Philadelphia Eagles W 24–7
68,783
5 October 25 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 21–16
33,596
6 November 1 Green Bay Packers W 20–3
68,837
7 November 8 Chicago Cardinals W 9–3
56,779
8 November 15 Pittsburgh Steelers L 14–9
66,786
9 November 22 at Chicago Cardinals (Bloomington, MN) W 30–20
26,625
10 November 29 Washington Redskins W 45–14
60,982
11 December 6 Cleveland Browns W 48–7
68,436
12 December 13 at Washington Redskins W 24–10
26,198

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
NFL Championship December 27 at Baltimore Colts L 31–16
57,545

Standings[edit | edit source]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Giants 10 2 0 .833 284 170 W-4
Philadelphia Eagles 7 5 0 .583 268 278 L-1
Cleveland Browns 7 5 0 .583 270 214 W-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 5 1 .545 257 216 W-1
Washington Redskins 3 9 0 .250 185 350 L-5
Chicago Cardinals 2 10 0 .167 234 324 L-6

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

  • Don Chandler, Franchise Record, Highest Punting Average, 48.6 Yards per Punt [3]
  • Charley Conerly, NFL MVP [4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Best Show in Football:The 1946–1955 Cleveland Browns, p.294, Andy Piascik, Taylor Trade Publishing, 2007, ISBN 978-1-58979-360-6
  2. Giants Among Men, p. 208, Jack Cavanaugh, 2008, Random House, New York, NY, ISBN 978-1-4000-6717-6
  3. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 130
  4. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 400
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