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1979 New York Giants (NFL) 4th place National Football Conference Eastern Division 6-10-0 .375
Head Coach: Ray Perkins
Offensive AssistantErnie Adams
Special TeamsBill Belichick
Defensive Coordinator/LinebackersRalph Hawkins
ReceiversPat Hodgson
Offensive BacksBob Lord
Defensive SecondaryDon Pollard
Offensive LineDick Scesniak
Defensive LineJim Stanley
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/4/1979HCleveland Browns27-7WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium30905
Sat8/11/1979APittsburgh Steelers3-10LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium46624
Sat8/18/1979HSan Diego Chargers3-7LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium22341
Sat8/25/1979HNew York Jets6-14LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium70243
Sun9/2/1979APhiladelphia Eagles17-23LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium67366
Sun9/9/1979HSt. Louis Cardinals14-27LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium71370
Mon9/17/1979AWashington Redskins0-27LWashington, DCRFK Stadium54672
Sun9/23/1979HPhiladelphia Eagles13-17LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium74265
Sun9/30/1979ANew Orleans Saints14-24LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome51543
Sun10/7/1979HTampa Bay Buccaneers17-14WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium72841
Sun10/14/1979HSan Francisco 49ers32-16WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium70352
Sun10/21/1979AKansas City Chiefs21-17WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium44362
Sun10/28/1979ALos Angeles Rams20-14WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum43376
Sun11/4/1979HDallas Cowboys14-16LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium76490
Sun11/11/1979HAtlanta Falcons24-3WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium60860
Sun11/18/1979ATampa Bay Buccaneers3-31LTampa, FLTampa Stadium70261
Sun11/25/1979HWashington Redskins14-6WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium72641
Sun12/2/1979ADallas Cowboys7-28LIrving, TXTexas Stadium63787
Sun12/9/1979ASt. Louis Cardinals20-29LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium39802
Sun12/16/1979HBaltimore Colts7-31LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium58711
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
60Brad BensonLOT6'327024Penn State1010
45Alan CaldwellCB-S6'017623North Carolina161
53Harry CarsonMLB-RILB-LILB6'224026South Carolina State1615
41Todd ChristensenRB6'323023Brigham Young10
56Jim ClackC6'325032Wake Forest1616
59Randy CoffieldLB6'321526Florida State91
78Gus CoppensLOT6'527024UCLA97
18Joe DaneloK5'916626Washington State160
15Randy DeanQB6'319424Northwestern161
84Al DixonTE6'523825Iowa State51
34Zachary DixonRB6'020023Dean JC; Temple30
58Keith EckC6'525524UCLA131
65Dan FowlerOG6'526023Kentucky10
71Gordon GravelleROT6'525530Brigham Young43
83Earnest GrayWR6'319122Memphis1614
34Tony GreenKR5'918523Florida40
33Bobby HammondRB5'917527Morgan State40
29Eddie HicksRB6'221024East Carolina140
81Cleveland JacksonTE6'423023Michigan State; Los Angeles Southwest JC; Nevada-Las Vegas20
24Terry JacksonLCB5'1119724San Diego CC; San Diego State1616
13Dave JenningsP6'420227St. Lawrence160
70Gary JeterRDE6'426024Southern California1616
48Kenny JohnsonRB6'222023Miami (Florida)96
31Ernie JonesFS6'318026Miami-Dade JC; Miami (Florida)55
55Brian KelleyRLB-ROLB6'322228California Lutheran1616
72Gordon KingOT6'627023Stanford70
44Doug KotarRB5'1020528Kentucky1614
54Dan LloydMLB-LILB-LDT-RILB6'222526Washington138
51Frank MarionLB6'323828Florida A&M160
75George MartinLDE6'425526Oregon1616
79Mike McCoyDT6'527531Notre Dame32
89Loaird McCrearyTE6'522726Tennessee State110
23Odis McKinneyFS6'219022Los Angeles Valley JC; Colorado152
64John MendenhallNT-LDT6'125531Grambling State1311
62Ron MikolajczykROT6'328029Marshall; Tampa11
76Calvin MillerLDT6'227026Mississippi Gulf Coast CC; Oklahoma State112
30Emery MooreheadRB6'222025Colorado134
81Tom MulladyTE6'323222Southwestern (Tennessee)20
74Tom NevilleROT6'425236Mississippi State1411
84Steve OdomWR5'817527Utah60
25Ray OldhamFS5'1119228Middle Tennessee State1511
86Johnny PerkinsWR6'220526Ranger JC; Abilene Christian136
76Jim PietrzakOT-C6'526026Eastern Michigan30
9Joe PisarcikQB6'422027New Mexico State44
28Beasley ReeceSS6'118625North Texas1616
22Ray RhodesRCB5'1118529Texas Christian; Tulsa1515
85Jimmy RobinsonWR5'917026Georgia Tech117
88Dwight ScalesWR6'218226Grambling State154
87Gary ShirkTE6'122029Morehead State1615
69Roy SimmonsLOG6'326423Georgia Tech160
11Phil SimmsQB6'321524Morehead State128
57John SkorupanLB6'322528Penn State140
80Phil TaborRDT-MG6'425523Oklahoma158
38Billy TaylorRB6'021523Texas Tech169
39Bob TorreyRB6'423022Penn State60
68J.T. TurnerROG6'325026Duke1616
63Doug Van HornLOG6'224535Ohio State1513
10Brad Van PeltLLB-LOLB6'523528Michigan State1616
84Gene WashingtonWR5'917026Georgia20
73Jeff WestonLOT6'425223Notre Dame161
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Phil Simms17QBMorehead State
Earnest Gray236WRMemphis
Phil Tabor490DEOklahoma
Cleveland Jackson5117TENevada-Las Vegas
Bob Torrey6145RBPenn State
Eddie Hicks6158RBEast Carolinafrom PHI
Steve Alvers7172TEMiami (Florida)
Harold Perry8200DBSouthern Methodist
Roy Simmons8201GGeorgia Techfrom DET
Tom Rusk9227LBIowa
Dan Fowler10256GKentucky
Mike Mince11282DBFresno State
Kenny Johnson11284RBMiami (Florida)from DET
Tim Gillespie12310GNorth Carolina State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals39685476
Opponents Totals381169178
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals22382111308024432.81221047
Opponents Totals322130159339425337.2105800
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Billy Taylor110000066
Joe Danelo0282996.692045.0055
Earnest Gray40000024
Johnny Perkins40000024
Doug Kotar30000018
Gary Shirk20000012
Harry Carson1000006
Randy Dean1000006
Terry Jackson1000006
Kenny Johnson1000006
Ernie Jones1000006
Phil Simms1000006
John Skorupan0000012
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals30283093.392045.01237
Opponents Totals39353989.7183551.40323
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Joe Danelo92045.00/03/32/34/110/3
Team Totals92045.00/03/32/34/110/3
Opponents Totals183551.40/09/103/106/130/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Taylor1987003.5317
Doug Kotar1606163.9323
Kenny Johnson621682.7120
Phil Simms291665.7271
Emery Moorehead36952.6110
Randy Dean8567.0191
Dave Jennings2115.590
Joe Pisarcik166.060
Earnest Gray221.090
Team Totals49818203.73212
Opponents Totals61824524.03314
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Phil Simms26513450.611717436.613.061134.9145.339319142466.0
Joe Pisarcik1084339.8595375.012.54821.965.61712341439.0
Randy Dean261142.313913.58.32000.027.73236819.9
Dave Jennings22100.004824.024.02800.000.00048118.8
Team Totals40119047.418924196.012.761153.7225.559465195456.3
Opponents Totals46325354.618931546.812.553t224.8214.532228292672.9
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Gary Shirk3147115.2612
Earnest Gray2853719.253t4
Billy Taylor282539.0434
Doug Kotar252309.2370
Johnny Perkins2033716.938t4
Kenny Johnson161086.8151
Dwight Scales1422215.9550
Jimmy Robinson1314611.2310
Emery Moorehead9626.9190
Al Dixon218.09.0110
Brad Van Pelt12020.0200
Cleveland Jackson177.070
Loaird McCreary177.070
Joe Danelo111.010
Team Totals190241912.76115
Opponents Totals253315412.553t22
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Brian Kelley34113.7160
Harry Carson3289.3140
Terry Jackson3103.3100
Ernie Jones24221.031t1
Dan Lloyd2105.070
Ray Oldham242.040
Alan Caldwell221.020
Ray Rhodes200.000
Odis McKinney12525.0250
Beasley Reece133.030
Team Totals211657.931t1
Opponents Totals2244920.4721
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Dave Jennings104444542.7720919447381836.7
Team Totals104444542.7720919447381836.7
Opponents Totals80293836.77431223109258932.4
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Steve Odom93262.9100
Jimmy Robinson64294.8130
Bobby Hammond63213.580
Tony Green36175.780
Dwight Scales2031.530
Beasley Reece1088.080
Terry Jackson1155.050
Team Totals28171093.9130
Opponents Totals60224477.5330
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Steve Odom1532721.8750
Tony Green1221417.8240
Bobby Hammond1123020.9390
Jimmy Robinson714020.0300
Billy Taylor613121.8310
Beasley Reece68113.5210
Eddie Hicks35117.0210
Doug Kotar23919.5230
Emery Moorehead11616.0160
Frank Marion11414.0140
Randy Coffield11212.0120
Earnest Gray100.000
Dan Lloyd100.000
Team Totals67125518.7750
Opponents Totals4490020.5530
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Brad Benson0010100
Alan Caldwell100000
Harry Carson00033221
Jim Clack0010100
Keith Eck0001100
Earnest Gray100000
Bobby Hammond210100
Terry Jackson00011-20
Gary Jeter0001100
Kenny Johnson300000
Brian Kelley0011240
Gordon King0010100
Doug Kotar300000
Frank Marion0010100
George Martin0003300
Mike McCoy0001100
Odis McKinney110100
Tom Neville0010100
Steve Odom400000
Ray Oldham0001100
Johnny Perkins110100
Joe Pisarcik100000
Beasley Reece00033110
Ray Rhodes0011270
Jimmy Robinson200000
Gary Shirk210100
Phil Simms9000-20
Phil Tabor0001100
Billy Taylor400000
Brad Van Pelt00101420
Team Totals3422121729821
Opponents Totals36171418322
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