1934 New York Giants season
Head coachSteve Owen
Home fieldPolo Grounds
Results
Record8–5
Division place1st NFL Eastern
Playoff finishWon NFL Championship
(vs. Bears) 30–13
The 1934 New York Giants

The 1934 New York Giants season was the franchise's tenth in the National Football League (NFL). On a frozen field at the Polo Grounds, the host Giants upset the undefeated Chicago Bears in the league championship game, which became known as the "Sneakers Game".

Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site Reference
1 September 9 New Rochelle Bulldogs W 28–6 1–0 City Park Stadium [1]

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 Bye
2 Bye
3 September 23 at Detroit Lions L 0–9 0–1 University of Detroit Stadium Recap
4 September 30 at Green Bay Packers L 6–20 0–2 Wisconsin State Fair Park Recap
October 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates W 14–12 1–2 Forbes Field Recap
5 October 7 at Boston Redskins W 16–13 2–2 Fenway Park Recap
5 October 14 Brooklyn Dodgers W 14–0 3–2 Polo Grounds Recap
6 October 21 Pittsburgh Pirates W 17–7 4–2 Polo Grounds Recap
7 October 28 Philadelphia Eagles W 17–0 5–2 Polo Grounds Recap
8 November 4 at Chicago Bears L 7–27 5–3 Wrigley Field Recap
9 November 11 Green Bay Packers W 17–3 6–3 Polo Grounds Recap
10 November 18 Chicago Bears L 9–10 6–4 Polo Grounds Recap
11 November 25 Boston Redskins W 3–0 7–4 Polo Grounds Recap
12 November 29 at Brooklyn Dodgers W 27–0 8–4 Ebbets Field Recap
13 December 2 at Philadelphia Eagles L 0–6 8–5 Shibe Park Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 3: at Detroit Lions

Week Three: New York Giants at Detroit Lions
Period 1 2 34Total
Giants 0 0 000
Lions 0 3 069

at Titan Stadium, Detroit, Michigan

  • Date: September 23
  • Game attendance: 12,000
Game information
Second quarter
Fourth quarter

Week 4: at Green Bay Packers

Week Four: New York Giants at Green Bay Packers
Period 1 2 34Total
Giants 0 0 066
Packers 0 3 10720

at Dairy Bowl, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Date: September 30
  • Game attendance: 11,000
Game information
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • GB Monnett 20-yard FG
  • GB Roger Grove 22-yard run (Monnett kick)
Fourth quarter

Week 5, Game 1: at Pittsburgh Pirates

Week Five: New York Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates
Period 1 2 34Total
Giants 7 0 7014
Pirates 6 6 0012

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 3 (Wednesday)
  • Game attendance: 13,020
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • PIT Heller 2-yard run (kick failed)
Third quarter

Week 5, Game 2: at Boston Redskins

Week Five: New York Giants at Boston Redskins
Period 1 2 34Total
Giants 10 0 0616
Redskins 0 0 13013

at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Date: October 7
  • Game attendance: 17,033
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG Newman 93-yard kickoff return (Newman kick)
  • NYG Newman 30-yard FG
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • NYG Newman 26-yard FG
  • NYG Newman 20-yard FG

Week 6: vs. Brooklyn Dodgers

Week Six: Brooklyn Dodgers at New York Giants
Period 1 2 34Total
Dodgers 0 0 000
Giants 7 0 7014

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: October 14
  • Game attendance: 30,000
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG Strong run (Newman kick)
Third quarter
  • NYG Strong run (Strong kick)

Week 7: vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

Week Seven: Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Giants
Period 1 2 34Total
Pirates 0 0 077
Giants 3 0 7717

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: October 21
  • Game attendance: 11,000
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG Strong 44-yard FG
Third quarter
  • NYG Strong 2-yard run (Strong kick)
Fourth quarter

Week 8: vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Week Eight: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
Period 1 2 34Total
Eagles 0 0 000
Giants 0 7 01017

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: October 28
  • Game attendance: 8,500
Game information
Second quarter
  • NYG Strong 1-yard run (Strong kick)
Fourth quarter

Week 9: at Chicago Bears

Week Nine: New York Giants at Chicago Bears
Period 1 2 34Total
Giants 0 0 077
Bears 14 0 7627

at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Date: November 4
  • Game attendance: 25,000
Game information
First quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter

Week 10: vs. Green Bay Packers

Week Ten: Green Bay Packers at New York Giants
Period 1 2 34Total
Packers 3 0 003
Giants 3 0 14017

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: November 11
  • Game attendance: 22,000
Game information
First quarter
Third quarter
  • NYG Newman 12-yard run (Strong kick)
  • NYG Newman 1-yard run (Strong kick)

Week 11: vs. Chicago Bears

Week Eleven: Chicago Bears at New York Giants
Period 1 2 34Total
Bears 0 0 01010
Giants 0 7 209

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: November 18
  • Game attendance: 55,000
Game information
Second quarter
  • NYG Strong 4-yard run (Strong kick)
Third quarter
  • NYG Giants tackled Corbett in end zone for a Safety
Fourth quarter
  • CHB Feathers 12-yard run (Manders kick)
  • CHB Manders 24-yard FG

Week 12: vs. Boston Redskins

Week Twelve: Boston Redskins at New York Giants
Period 1 2 34Total
Redskins 0 0 000
Giants 0 3 003

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: November 25
  • Game attendance: 20,000
Game information
Second quarter
  • NYG Strong 14-yard FG

Week 13, Game 1: at Brooklyn Dodgers

Week Thirteen: New York Giants at Brooklyn Dodgers
Period 1 2 34Total
Giants 13 14 0027
Dodgers 0 0 000

at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York

  • Date: November 29 (Thursday)
  • Game attendance: 15,000
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • NYG Burnett pass from McBride (Molenda kick)
  • NYG Richards 20-yard pass from Smith (Richards kick)

Week 13, Game 2: at Philadelphia Eagles

Week Thirteen: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
Period 1 2 34Total
Giants 0 0 000
Eagles 0 6 006

at Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 2
  • Game attendance: 12,471
Game information
Second quarter

NFL Championship Game

Main article: 1934 NFL Championship Game

1934 NFL Championship: Chicago Bears at New York Giants
Period 1 2 34Total
Bears 0 10 3013
Giants 3 0 02730

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: December 9
  • Game attendance: 35,059
Game information

Standings

NFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
New York Giants 8 5 0 .615 7–1 147 107 L1
Boston Redskins 6 6 0 .500 5–3 107 94 W1
Brooklyn Dodgers 4 7 0 .364 4–4 61 153 L3
Philadelphia Eagles 4 7 0 .364 3–5 127 85 W2
Pittsburgh Pirates 2 10 0 .167 1–7 51 206 L7

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Powerful Attack Enables Football Giants To Vanquish New Rochelle in Opener, 28-6" (PDF). The New York Times. September 10, 1934. Retrieved November 23, 2020.