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1980 New York Giants (NFL) 5th place National Football Conference Eastern Division 4-12-0 .250
Head Coach: Ray Perkins
Offensive AssistantErnie Adams
Offensive LineBill Austin
Special TeamsBill Belichick
Special AssignmentsMike Faulkiner
Defensive Coordinator/LinebackersRalph Hawkins
ReceiversPat Hodgson
Defensive LineLamar Leachman
Offensive BacksBob Lord
Defensive SecondaryDon Pollard
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/9/1980HPittsburgh Steelers0-13LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium43395
Sat8/16/1980HDenver Broncos9-6WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium30904
Fri8/22/1980ABaltimore Colts20-37LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium27163
Sat8/30/1980HNew York Jets7-32LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium74391
Sun9/7/1980ASt. Louis Cardinals41-35WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium49122
Sun9/14/1980HWashington Redskins21-23LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium73343
Mon9/22/1980APhiladelphia Eagles3-35LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium70767
Sun9/28/1980HLos Angeles Rams7-28LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium73414
Sun10/5/1980ADallas Cowboys3-24LIrving, TXTexas Stadium59126
Sun10/12/1980HPhiladelphia Eagles16-31LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium71051
Sun10/19/1980ASan Diego Chargers7-44LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium50397
Sun10/26/1980HDenver Broncos9-14LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium67598
Sun11/2/1980ATampa Bay Buccaneers13-30LTampa, FLTampa Stadium68256
Sun11/9/1980HDallas Cowboys38-35WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium68343
Sun11/16/1980HGreen Bay Packers27-21WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium72368
Sun11/23/1980ASan Francisco 49ers0-12LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park38574
Sun11/30/1980HSt. Louis Cardinals7-23LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium65852
Sun12/7/1980ASeattle Seahawks27-21WSeattle, WAKingdome51617
Sat12/13/1980AWashington Redskins13-16LWashington, DCRFK Stadium44443
Sun12/21/1980HOakland Raiders17-33LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium61287
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
62Ben ApunaLILB6'122223Mesa CC; Arizona State103
60Brad BensonLOT6'327025Penn State1514
39Art BestRB6'120527Notre Dame; Kent State10
23Tony BlountS6'119522Virginia30
12Scott BrunnerQB6'521023Delaware163
61Phil CancikLB6'123023Northern Arizona52
53Harry CarsonMLB6'224027South Carolina State87
56Jim ClackC6'325033Wake Forest1616
28Jim CulbreathRB6'021028Oklahoma10
18Joe DaneloK5'916627Washington State160
46Mike DennisRCB5'1019022Pasadena CC; Wyoming1310
63Terry FalconOT-OG6'326025Minot State; Montana132
22Eric FeltonRCB6'020025Texas Tech63
88Mike FriedeWR6'320523Garden City CC; Indiana74
25Alvin GarrettWR5'717824Angelo State150
83Earnest GrayWR6'319123Memphis1616
37Donnie HarrisFS6'218526Northland; Rutgers114
36Mark HaynesRCB5'1119322Colorado1511
27Larry HeaterRB5'1020022Dixie JC; Arizona144
26Bud HebertS6'019024Oklahoma106
47Steve HenryS6'219023Emporia State50
29Eddie HicksRB6'221025East Carolina31
35Mike HoganRB6'221526Tennessee-Chattanooga64
77Vern HollandOT6'526732Tennessee State105
24Terry JacksonLCB5'1119725San Diego CC; San Diego State87
13Dave JenningsP6'420228St. Lawrence160
70Gary JeterRDE6'426025Southern California1616
89Dennis JohnsonTE6'322024Mississippi State20
84Nate JohnsonWR5'1119223Mott JC; Hillsdale160
55Brian KelleyRLB6'322229California Lutheran21
72Gordon KingROT6'627024Stanford129
33Jerome KingDB5'1017525Purdue10
33Scott LaidlawRB6'020527Stanford71
71Myron LapkaNT-DE6'425824Southern California100
74Chris LinninDE-DT6'425523Washington102
51Frank MarionLB6'323829Florida A&M116
79Dale MarkhamDE6'827423North Dakota10
75George MartinLDE6'425527Oregon1616
41Bo MatthewsRB6'322229Colorado157
79Mike McCoyNT6'527532Notre Dame22
76Curtis McGriffLDT6'527622Alabama1311
52Joe McLaughlinRILB6'123523Massachusetts86
81Tom MulladyTE6'323223Southwestern (Tennessee)163
22Doug NettlesCB6'017829Vanderbilt20
21Don PattersonCB5'1117523Georgia Tech31
86Johnny PerkinsWR6'220527Ranger JC; Abilene Christian64
59Ralph PerrettaC6'225227Purdue50
30Leon PerryRB5'1122523Mississippi105
82Danny PittmanWR6'220522Pasadena CC; Wyoming117
28Beasley ReeceSS6'118626North Texas1614
34Nate RiversRB6'220425South Carolina State30
59Kelly SaalfeldC6'324624Nebraska70
87Gary ShirkTE6'122030Morehead State1614
69Roy SimmonsLOG6'326424Georgia Tech1616
11Phil SimmsQB6'321525Morehead State1313
57John SkorupanLB6'322529Penn State1210
78George SmallDT6'226024Allegheny JC; North Carolina A&T State70
80Phil TaborRDT6'425524Oklahoma166
38Billy TaylorRB6'021524Texas Tech1110
52Steve TobinC6'425823Minnesota40
68J.T. TurnerROG6'325027Duke1615
66Kevin TurnerLOLB6'222522Pacific31
10Brad Van PeltLLB6'523529Michigan State1514
59Whip WaltonLB6'222525San Diego State20
73Jeff WestonOT6'425224Notre Dame63
58Mike WhittingtonLB6'222022Notre Dame166
20Gary WoolfordFS6'018026Western Illinois; Florida State128
61Kervin WyattLILB6'223523Maryland43
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Mark Haynes18DBColorado
Myron Lapka364DTSouthern California
Danny Pittman490WRWyoming
Tony Blount5118DBVirginia
Scott Brunner6145QBDelaware
Bud Hebert7179DBOklahomafrom SEA
Chris Linnin7181DEWashingtonfrom CLE
Ken Harris8200RBAlabama
Otis Wonsley9229RBAlcorn State
Joe Sanford10256TWashington
Steve Bernish11285DESouth Carolina
Mike Lansford12312KWashington
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals37943781
Opponents Totals68153104100
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals261100136259126035.098962
Opponents Totals3361561602010623445.3108862
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Joe Danelo0272896.4162466.7075
Earnest Gray100000060
Billy Taylor40000024
Larry Heater30000018
Johnny Perkins30000018
Tom Mullady20000012
Leon Perry20000012
Alvin Garrett1000006
Mike Hogan1000006
George Martin1000006
Gary Shirk1000006
Phil Simms1000006
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals29272993.1162466.70249
Opponents Totals55515592.7142458.31425
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Joe Danelo162466.70/05/64/65/62/6
Team Totals162466.70/05/64/65/62/6
Opponents Totals142458.30/02/34/47/121/5
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Taylor1475803.9354
Larry Heater1113603.2113
Leon Perry592724.6171
Phil Simms361905.3201
Bo Matthews641802.8180
Eddie Hicks19502.690
Mike Hogan22462.191
Alvin Garrett9313.4100
Scott Brunner10181.8120
Scott Laidlaw5102.030
Danny Pittman1-7-7.0-70
Team Totals48317303.63510
Opponents Totals58425074.35631
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Phil Simms40219348.019023215.812.058t153.7194.736233208858.9
Scott Brunner1125246.4546105.411.750t43.665.4107653453.1
Dave Jennings00000113-13
Team Totals51424547.724429315.712.058193.7254.947322260957.6
Opponents Totals44825556.917534697.713.666t224.9184.028224324581.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Earnest Gray5277714.950t10
Billy Taylor332537.7420
Tom Mullady2839114.0422
Danny Pittman2530812.3220
Mike Friede2135016.7480
Gary Shirk2121110.0211
Bo Matthews19864.5120
Johnny Perkins1419313.858t3
Larry Heater1013913.9430
Leon Perry88410.5251
Alvin Garrett56913.832t1
Mike Hogan5469.2120
Scott Laidlaw2168.0100
George Martin144.04t1
Eddie Hicks144.040
Team Totals245293112.058t19
Opponents Totals255346913.666t22
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Mike Dennis56813.6280
Beasley Reece3248.0100
Brad Van Pelt331.030
Gary Woolford200.000
Frank Marion177.070
Mark Haynes166.060
Terry Jackson155.050
Bud Hebert100.000
Steve Henry100.000
Team Totals181136.3280
Opponents Totals2537615.0561
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Dave Jennings94421144.86301316506344536.6
Team Totals94421144.86301316506344536.7
Opponents Totals70281940.3550119302229732.8
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Alvin Garrett35112878.2660
Beasley Reece21157.5150
Steve Henry0100
Team Totals37133028.2660
Opponents Totals5845068.7340
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Beasley Reece2447119.6350
Alvin Garrett2852718.8410
Larry Heater510320.6290
Nate Johnson58917.8230
Danny Pittman24120.5180
Mark Haynes24020.0220
Joe McLaughlin22713.5150
Scott Laidlaw11818.0180
Myron Lapka133.030
Kervin Wyatt100.000
Team Totals71131918.6410
Opponents Totals52104720.1401
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ben Apuna0001100
Scott Brunner310100
Harry Carson0001100
Alvin Garrett530300
Earnest Gray110100
Larry Heater100000
Bud Hebert0001100
Eddie Hicks210100
Terry Jackson00123110
Gary Jeter0003370
Frank Marion0010100
George Martin0001100
Bo Matthews210100
Joe McLaughlin100000
Johnny Perkins110100
Ralph Perretta0001100
Leon Perry310100
Danny Pittman100000
Beasley Reece1022140
Gary Shirk200000
Roy Simmons0010100
Phil Simms6202-50
John Skorupan0002200
George Small0001100
Billy Taylor410100
Kevin Turner0001100
Brad Van Pelt00033460
Mike Whittington0003300
Gary Woolford0001100
Team Totals3318152338730
Opponents Totals48232018380
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