1961 New York Giants season
Head Coach Allie Sherman
Home Field Yankee Stadium
Results
Record 10–3–1
Place 1st NFL Eastern
Playoff Finish Lost NFL Championship (Packers) 37–0
Timeline
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1960 1962

The 1961 New York Giants season was the 37th season for the club in the National Football League. After relinquishing the NFL East title the previous season, the Giants reclaimed the title with a 10–3–1 record, only to lose to the Vince Lombardi-coached Green Bay Packers in the NFL Championship Game in Wisconsin.

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 17 St. Louis Cardinals L 21–10
58,059
2 September 24 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–14
35,587
3 October 1 at Washington Redskins W 24–21
36,767
4 October 8 St. Louis Cardinals W 24–9
23,713
5 October 15 at Dallas Cowboys W 31–10
41,500
6 October 22 Los Angeles Rams W 24–14
63,053
7 October 29 Dallas Cowboys L 17–16
60,254
8 November 5 Washington Redskins W 53–0
56,077
9 November 12 Philadelphia Eagles W 38–21
62,800
10 November 19 Pittsburgh Steelers W 42–21
62,592
11 November 26 at Cleveland Browns W 37–21
80,455
12 December 3 at Green Bay Packers L 20–17
47,012
13 December 10 at Philadelphia Eagles W 28–24
60,671
14 December 17 Cleveland Browns T 7–7
61,804

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
NFL Championship December 31 at Green Bay Packers L 37–0
39,029

Standings[edit | edit source]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA
New York Giants 10 3 1 .769 368 220
Philadelphia Eagles 10 4 0 .714 361 297
Cleveland Browns 8 5 1 .615 319 270
St. Louis Cardinals 7 7 0 .500 279 267
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 8 0 .429 295 287
Dallas Cowboys 4 9 1 .308 236 380
Washington Redskins 1 12 1 .077 174 392

References[edit | edit source]

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