1962 New York Giants season
OwnerJack Mara
Wellington Mara
Head coachAllie Sherman
Home fieldYankee Stadium
Results
Record12–2
Division place1st NFL Eastern
Playoff finishLost NFL Championship (vs. Packers) 7–16

The 1962 New York Giants season was the franchise's 38th season in the National Football League. Giants quarterback Y. A. Tittle had a breakout season in 1962. Said Cold Hard Football Facts, "It's safe to call Tittle a late bloomer. He enjoyed various degrees of success in his first 14 seasons with three teams in two different pro football leagues. But then in 1962, at the age of 36 and under second-year head coach Allie Sherman, Tittle exploded for a record 33 TD passes to lead the Giants to a 12–2 record."[1]

Offseason

NFL Draft

Hall of Fame Game

Roster

1962 New York Giants roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs


Special teams


Reserve lists

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Practice squad (({practice_squad))}


Rookies in italics

Regular season

Main article: 1962 NFL season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 16 at Cleveland Browns L 7–17 0–1 Cleveland Municipal Stadium 81,115
2 September 23 at Philadelphia Eagles W 29–13 1–1 Franklin Field 60,671
3 September 30 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 31–27 2–1 Pitt Stadium 40,916
4 October 7 at St. Louis Cardinals W 31–14 3–1 Busch Stadium 20,327
5 October 14 Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–20 3–2 Yankee Stadium 62,808
6 October 21 Detroit Lions W 17–14 4–2 Yankee Stadium 62,856
7 October 28 Washington Redskins W 49–34 5–2 Yankee Stadium 62,844
8 November 4 St. Louis Cardinals W 31–28 6–2 Yankee Stadium 62,775
9 November 11 at Dallas Cowboys W 41–10 7–2 Cotton Bowl 45,668
10 November 18 Philadelphia Eagles W 19–14 8–2 Yankee Stadium 62,705
11 November 25 at Washington Redskins W 42–24 9–2 D.C. Stadium 49,219
12 December 2 at Chicago Bears W 26–24 10–2 Wrigley Field 49,043
13 December 9 Cleveland Browns W 17–13 11–2 Yankee Stadium 62,794
14 December 16 Dallas Cowboys W 41–31 12–2 Yankee Stadium 62,694

Note: Intra-conference opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 14

1 234Total
Cowboys 3 2107 31
• Giants 7 2176 41
  • Date: December 16
  • Location: Yankee Stadium
  • Game attendance: 62,694
  • Game weather: 27 °F (−3 °C); wind 11 mph (18 km/h)

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Standings

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
New York Giants 12 2 0 .857 10–2 398 283 W9
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 5 0 .643 8–4 312 363 W3
Cleveland Browns 7 6 1 .538 6–5–1 291 257 W1
Washington Redskins 5 7 2 .417 4–6–2 305 376 L1
Dallas Cowboys 5 8 1 .385 4–7–1 398 402 L2
St. Louis Cardinals 4 9 1 .308 4–7–1 287 361 W2
Philadelphia Eagles 3 10 1 .231 3–8–1 282 356 L2

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

Playoffs

Main article: 1962 NFL Championship Game

Round Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance Recap
Championship December 30 Green Bay Packers L 7–16 Yankee Stadium 64,892 Recap

Awards and honors

See also

References

  1. ^ "Cold Hard Football Facts: The Dandy Dozen: 12 best passing seasons in history". Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2012-05-17.
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 369
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Aug-10.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2010-06-28.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ a b NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 130