1989 New York Giants season
OwnerWellington Mara
Head coachBill Parcells
General managerGeorge Young
Home fieldGiants Stadium
Results
Record12–4
Division place1st NFC East
Playoff finishLost Divisional Playoffs (vs. Rams) 13–19 (OT)
Pro Bowlers

The 1989 New York Giants season was the franchise's 65th season in the National Football League. After going 10–6 and suffering a heartbreaking final-day elimination from playoff contention in 1988, the team went 12–4 and won the NFC East. The Giants lost a heartbreaker to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Divisional playoffs.

Offseason

Draft

Main article: 1989 NFL Draft

1989 New York Giants draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 18 Brian Williams  C Minnesota
3 64 Bob Kratch  OG Iowa
3 78 Greg Jackson  DB LSU
4 93 Lewis Tillman  RB Jackson St
4 105 Brad Henke  DE Arizona
5 132 David Meggett  RB Towson
6 158 Howard Cross  TE Alabama
7 175 Dave Popp  OT Eastern Illinois
8 218 Myron Guyton  DB Eastern Kentucky
9 245 A.J. Greene  DB Wake Forest
10 272 Rodney Lowe  DE Ole Miss
11 299 Jerome Rinehart  DE Tennessee-Martin
12 326 Eric Smith  LB UCLA
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 September 11 at Washington Redskins W 27–24 1–0 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Recap
2 September 17 Detroit Lions W 24–14 2–0 Giants Stadium Recap
3 September 24 Phoenix Cardinals W 35– 7 3–0 Giants Stadium Recap
4 October 1 at Dallas Cowboys W 30–13 4–0 Texas Stadium Recap
5 October 8 at Philadelphia Eagles L 19–21 4–1 Veterans Stadium Recap
6 October 15 Washington Redskins W 20–17 5–1 Giants Stadium Recap
7 October 22 at San Diego Chargers W 20–13 6–1 Jack Murphy Stadium Recap
8 October 30 Minnesota Vikings W 24–14 7–1 Giants Stadium Recap
9 November 5 at Phoenix Cardinals W 20–13 8–1 Sun Devil Stadium Recap
10 November 12 at Los Angeles Rams L 10–31 8–2 Anaheim Stadium Recap
11 November 19 Seattle Seahawks W 15–3 9–2 Giants Stadium Recap
12 November 27 at San Francisco 49ers L 24–34 9–3 Candlestick Park Recap
13 December 3 Philadelphia Eagles L 17– 24 9–4 Giants Stadium Recap
14 December 10 at Denver Broncos W 14–7 10–4 Mile High Stadium Recap
15 December 16 Dallas Cowboys W 15–0 11–4 Giants Stadium Recap
16 December 24 Los Angeles Raiders W34–17 12–4 Giants Stadium Recap

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Standings

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
New York Giants(2) 12 4 0 .750 6–2 8–4 348 252 W3
Philadelphia Eagles(4) 11 5 0 .688 7–1 8–4 342 274 W1
Washington Redskins 10 6 0 .625 4–4 8–4 386 308 W5
Phoenix Cardinals 5 11 0 .313 2–6 4–8 258 377 L6
Dallas Cowboys 1 15 0 .063 1–7 1–13 204 393 L7

Game summaries

Week 1

1 2 34Total
Giants 7 7 01327
Redskins 0 3 71424

at RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

Game information

Week 2

1 234Total
Lions 0 770 14
• Giants 3 0147 24
  • Date: September 17
  • Location: Giants Stadium
  • Game weather: 69 °F or 20.6 °C, relative humidity 84%, wind 8 miles per hour (13 km/h; 7.0 kn)
  • Referee: Johnny Grier

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Week 7

1 234Total
Giants 3 377 20
Chargers 0 337 13

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Roster

1989 New York Giants final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad

  • —- Dave Popp T


Rookies in italics

Playoffs

Los Angeles Rams 19, New York Giants 13 (OT)
1 2 34OTTotal
Rams 0 7 06619
Giants 6 0 70013

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Game time: 12:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 37 °F or 2.8 °C, relative humidity 52%, wind 15 miles per hour (24 km/h; 13 kn), wind chill 29 °F or −1.7 °C
  • Game attendance: 76,325
  • Referee: Bob McElwee
  • TV announcers (CBS): Pat Summerall and John Madden

The Rams upset the Giants with quarterback Jim Everett's 30-yard touchdown pass to Flipper Anderson with 1:06 gone in overtime. New York jumped to a 6–0 lead in the first quarter with two field goals by kicker Raúl Allegre. With 17 seconds left in the first half, Anderson caught a 20-yard touchdown reception from Everett to take a 7–6 lead. In the third quarter, Giants running back Ottis Anderson scored on a 2-yard touchdown. But in the fourth period, Los Angeles kicker Mike Lansford made two field goals to tie the game, the second one coming with 3:01 left in regulation.

Awards and honors

See also

References

  1. ^ The Football Database. Retrieved 2018-Oct-19.
  2. ^ "1989 New York Giants".
  3. ^ The Football Database. Retrieved 2018-Oct-19.
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 22, 2013.