1968 New York Giants season
Head Coach Allie Sherman
Home Field Yankee Stadium
Results
Record 7–7
Place 2nd NFL Capitol
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1967 1969

The 1968 New York Giants season was the 44th season for the club in the National Football League. The Giants finished with a 7–7 record, which placed them second in the Capitol Division, five games behind the Dallas Cowboys.[1][2]

The Giants did not have a first-round selection in the 1968 NFL Draft; their first pick was Rich Buzin, taken in the second round with the 41st overall pick.[3] New York began the season with a four-game winning streak. After a four-game stretch in which they had three losses, the Giants went to Dallas and posted an upset victory, 27–21. With that win and a victory against the Philadelphia Eagles the following week, the Giants moved into contention for a Capitol Division championship. However, they lost the final four games of the season. The 1968 regular season was Allie Sherman's last as head coach of the Giants; he was fired after the preseason in 1969.[4]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record Attendance
1 September 15 at Pittsburgh W 34–20 1-0
45,698
2 September 22 at Philadelphia W 34–25 2-0
60,858
3 September 29 Washington W 48–21 3-0
62,797
4 October 6 New Orleans W 38–21 4-0
60,967
5 October 15 at Atlanta L 24–21 4-1
49,962
6 October 20 San Francisco L 26–10 4-2
62,958
7 October 27 at Washington W 13–10 5-2
50,839
8 November 3 Baltimore L 26–0 5-3
62,973
9 November 10 at Dallas W 27–21 6-3
72,163
10 November 17 Philadelphia W 7–6 7-3
62,896
11 November 24 at Los Angeles L 24–21 7-4
68,534
12 December 1 at Cleveland L 45–10 7-5
83,193
13 December 8 St. Louis L 28–21 7-6
62,709
14 December 15 Dallas L 28–10 7-7
62,617

Standings[edit | edit source]

NFL Capitol
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 12 2 0 .857 431 186 W-5
New York Giants 7 7 0 .500 294 325 L-4
Washington Redskins 5 9 0 .357 249 358 W-1
Philadelphia Eagles 2 12 0 .143 202 351 L-1

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1968 New York Giants. Pro Football Reference. Retrieved on May 5, 2009.
  2. 1968 NFL Standings, Team & Offensive Statistics. Pro Football Reference. Retrieved on May 5, 2009.
  3. 1968 NFL/AFL Draft. Pro Football Reference. Retrieved on October 1, 2011.
  4. Whittingham, Richard (2005). Illustrated History of the New York Giants. Chicago: Triumph Books. pp. 150–151. Template:Citation/identifier. 
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