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1978 New York Giants (NFL) 4th place National Football Conference Eastern Division 6-10-0 .375
Head Coach: John McVay
Special TeamsJay Fry
LinebackersJoe Galat
Offensive CoordinatorBob Gibson
ReceiversLindy Infante
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive LineDick Modzelewski
Defensive BacksJohn Symank
Offensive LineJerry Wampfler
Offensive BacksAllan Webb
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Mon8/7/1978ACleveland Browns21-7WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium30636
Sat8/12/1978HNew York Jets23-27LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium43899
Sat8/19/1978HPittsburgh Steelers13-6WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium43339
Sat8/26/1978HSan Diego Chargers6-17LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium37652
Sat9/2/1978ATampa Bay Buccaneers19-13WTampa, FLTampa Stadium67456
Sun9/10/1978HDallas Cowboys24-34LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium73265
Sun9/17/1978HKansas City Chiefs26-10WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium70546
Sun9/24/1978HSan Francisco 49ers27-10WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium71536
Sun10/1/1978AAtlanta Falcons20-23LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium47765
Sun10/8/1978ADallas Cowboys3-24LIrving, TXTexas Stadium63420
Sun10/15/1978HTampa Bay Buccaneers17-14WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium68025
Sun10/22/1978HWashington Redskins17-6WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium76192
Sun10/29/1978ANew Orleans Saints17-28LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome58806
Sun11/5/1978ASt. Louis Cardinals10-20LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium48820
Sun11/12/1978AWashington Redskins13-16LWashington, DCRFK Stadium55031
Sun11/19/1978HPhiladelphia Eagles17-19LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium70318
Sun11/26/1978ABuffalo Bills17-41LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium28496
Sun12/3/1978HLos Angeles Rams17-20LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium62629
Sun12/10/1978HSt. Louis Cardinals17-0WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium52226
Sun12/17/1978APhiladelphia Eagles3-20LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium56396
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
77Troy ArcherRDT6-425023Rio Hondo JC; Colorado108
60Brad BensonROT6-327023Penn State165
21Bill BryantCB5-1119527Grambling State114
53Harry CarsonMLB6-224025South Carolina State1616
56Jim ClackC6-325031Wake Forest1616
59Randy CoffieldLB6-321525Florida State20
39Larry CsonkaRB6-323832Syracuse1413
18Joe DaneloK5-916625Washington State160
15Randy DeanQB6-319423Northwestern62
84Al DixonTE6-523824Iowa State1510
35Dan DoorninkRB6-321022Washington State123
12Jerry GolsteynQB6-421024Northern Illinois72
71Gordon GravelleLOT6-525529Brigham Young1616
81Jack GregoryRDE6-524934Tennessee-Chattanooga; Delta State1616
33Bobby HammondRB5-917526Morgan State1411
24Terry JacksonLCB5-1119723San Diego CC; San Diego State1515
13Dave JenningsP6-420226St. Lawrence160
70Gary JeterRDT6-426023Southern California138
31Ernie JonesFS6-318025Miami-Dade JC; Miami (Florida)1616
55Brian KelleyRLB6-322227California Lutheran1616
72Gordon KingOT6-627022Stanford113
44Doug KotarRB5-1020527Kentucky155
74Jimmy KrahlDT6-525223Texas Tech163
54Dan LloydLLB6-222525Washington161
34Larry MallorySS5-1118526Tennessee State167
51Frank MarionRLB-LLB6-323827Florida A&M162
75George MartinLDE6-425525Oregon1616
36Alvin MaxsonRB5-1120127Southern Methodist10
23Odis McKinneyLCB6-219021Los Angeles Valley JC; Colorado144
64John MendenhallLDT6-125530Grambling State1616
62Ron MikolajczykROT6-328028Marshall; Tampa88
80Emery MooreheadWR6-222024Colorado100
86Johnny PerkinsWR6-220525Ranger JC; Abilene Christian1413
76Jim PietrzakDT6-526025Eastern Michigan160
9Joe PisarcikQB6-422026New Mexico State1512
82Ernie PoughWR6-117426Texas Southern120
28Beasley ReeceSS6-118624North Texas88
22Ray RhodesRCB5-1118528Texas Christian; Tulsa1311
85Jimmy RobinsonWR5-917025Georgia Tech1616
87Gary ShirkTE6-122028Morehead State167
57John SkorupanLB6-322527Penn State160
27Willie SpencerRB6-423525none150
38Billy TaylorRB6-021522Texas Tech131
46James ThompsonWR6-017825Memphis130
52Leo TierneyC6-323924Georgia Tech50
68J.T. TurnerROG6-325025Duke1616
25Maurice TylerS6-018628Baltimore JC; Morgan State80
63Doug Van HornLOG6-224534Ohio State1616
10Brad Van PeltLLB6-523527Michigan State1414
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Gordon King110TStanford
Odis McKinney237DBColorado
Billy Taylor490RBTexas Tech
Terry Jackson5120DBSan Diego State
Jimmy Krahl5132DTTexas Techfrom MIN
Brian DeRoo5137WRRedlandsfrom DEN
Randy Pass6147OG-CGeorgia Tech
Dan Doornink7174RBWashington State
Jeff Grady8201LBFlorida A&M
Bill Swiacki9232TEAmherst
Greg Jorgensen10253GNebraskafrom NO
Dennis Heim11286DTMissouri State
Greg Lawson12313RBWestern Illinois
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals1035248610
Opponents Totals5199371083
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals246125101207523731.61011016
Opponents Totals3161551273411125942.9113862
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Joe Danelo0272993.1212972.4090
Larry Csonka60000036
Al Dixon30000018
Bobby Hammond30000018
Johnny Perkins30000018
Doug Kotar20000012
Jimmy Robinson20000012
Gary Shirk20000012
Willie Spencer20000012
Troy Archer1000006
Dan Doornink1000006
Terry Jackson1000006
George Martin1000006
Joe Pisarcik1000006
Maurice Tyler1000006
Team Totals29272993.1212972.40264
Opponents Totals38323884.2122646.21298
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Joe Danelo212972.40/09/125/85/62/3
Team Totals212972.40/09/125/85/62/3
Opponents Totals122646.20/04/55/83/120/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Doug Kotar1496254.2461
Bobby Hammond1315544.2391
Larry Csonka913113.4126
Dan Doornink603065.1241
Billy Taylor732503.4190
Randy Dean14946.7190
Joe Pisarcik17684.0111
Willie Spencer38611.692
Ernie Pough33311.0250
Johnny Perkins133.030
Brian Kelley122.020
Dave Jennings100.000
Jerry Golsteyn1-3-3.0-30
Team Totals58023044.04612
Opponents Totals64026564.26625
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Joe Pisarcik30114347.513520967.014.767t124.0237.628205189152.1
Randy Dean391948.7171884.89.94812.637.721617239.3
Jerry Golsteyn401230.0271102.89.22000.012.58624829.2
Larry Mallory11100.003535.035.03500.000.00035118.8
Dave Jennings11100.00-1-1.0-1.0-100.000.000-179.2
Team Totals38217646.117924286.413.867t133.4277.138283214548.9
Opponents Totals44321047.421226376.012.674102.3214.729251238654.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Jimmy Robinson3262019.452t2
Johnny Perkins3251416.167t3
Doug Kotar2222510.2311
Bobby Hammond201738.7262
Al Dixon1837620.9473
Dan Doornink12665.5240
Gary Shirk1012712.7452
Billy Taylor9707.8180
James Thompson711316.1460
Larry Csonka77310.4230
Emery Moorehead34515.0250
Willie Spencer22512.5220
Ernie Pough122.020
Brian Kelley1-1-1.0-10
Team Totals176242813.867t13
Opponents Totals210263712.67410
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Terry Jackson711516.4511
Ernie Jones310033.3520
Harry Carson38628.7420
Ray Rhodes37424.7410
Brad Van Pelt33210.7200
Brian Kelley12020.0200
Odis McKinney11111.0110
Team Totals2143820.9521
Opponents Totals2737613.9412
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Dave Jennings95399542.16801119624315133.2
Team Totals95399542.16801119624315133.2
Opponents Totals90333937.18111319274280531.2
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bobby Hammond2231577.1240
Jimmy Robinson1951065.6310
Terry Jackson4010.380
James Thompson2042.040
Maurice Tyler1166.060
Team Totals4892745.7310
Opponents Totals61662410.2580
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ernie Pough1531320.9400
Bobby Hammond1529019.3290
Billy Taylor1119217.5240
Gary Shirk56312.6240
John Skorupan45213.0170
Doug Kotar35117.0200
Emery Moorehead25226.0290
Beasley Reece24020.0200
Willie Spencer11414.0140
Frank Marion11212.0120
Maurice Tyler122.020
Team Totals60108118.0400
Opponents Totals55119721.8560
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Troy Archer00011201
Bill Bryant0001100
Harry Carson0001100
Larry Csonka100000
Al Dixon110100
Dan Doornink200000
Jerry Golsteyn100000
Jack Gregory0002200
Bobby Hammond430300
Terry Jackson0001100
Dave Jennings1202-130
Gary Jeter0001100
Ernie Jones00055200
Brian Kelley102200
Doug Kotar100000
Frank Marion0001100
Odis McKinney0001100
John Mendenhall0001100
Jim Pietrzak100000
Joe Pisarcik2101-30
Ernie Pough210100
Jimmy Robinson110100
Willie Spencer210100
Billy Taylor3000-110
Maurice Tyler0001100
Team Totals2313101828131
Opponents Totals36181412261
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