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1981 New York Giants (NFL) 3rd place National Football Conference Eastern Division 9-7-0 .563
Head Coach: Ray Perkins
Offensive AssistantErnie Adams
Offensive LineBill Austin
Special Teams/LinebackersBill Belichick
Special AssignmentsRomeo Crennel
Defensive BacksFreddy Glick
ReceiversPat Hodgson
Defensive LineLamar Leachman
Offensive BacksBob Lord
Defensive Coordinator/LinebackersBill Parcells
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/6/1981HPhiladelphia Eagles10-24LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium72459
Sat8/8/1981AChicago Bears23-7WChicago, ILSoldier Field59411
Sat8/15/1981HBaltimore Colts20-17WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium40716
Sun9/13/1981AWashington Redskins17-7WWashington, DCRFK Stadium53343
Sat8/22/1981HNew York Jets24-37LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium74692
Sun9/20/1981HNew Orleans Saints20-7WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium68914
Sun9/27/1981ADallas Cowboys10-18LIrving, TXTexas Stadium63449
Sat8/29/1981APittsburgh Steelers6-31LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium51311
Sun10/4/1981HGreen Bay Packers14-27LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium73684
Sun10/11/1981HSt. Louis Cardinals34-14WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium67128
Sun10/18/1981ASeattle Seahawks32-0WSeattle, WAKingdome56134
Sun10/25/1981AAtlanta Falcons27-24WOTAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium60749
Sun11/1/1981HNew York Jets7-26LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium74740
Sun11/8/1981AGreen Bay Packers24-26LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium54138
Sun11/15/1981HWashington Redskins27-30LOTEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium63133
Sun11/22/1981APhiladelphia Eagles20-10WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium66827
Sun11/29/1981ASan Francisco 49ers10-17LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park57186
Sun12/6/1981HLos Angeles Rams10-7WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium59659
Sun12/13/1981ASt. Louis Cardinals20-10WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium47358
Sat12/19/1981HDallas Cowboys13-10WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium73009
Sun12/27/1981APhiladelphia Eagles27-21WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium71611NFC Wild Card Playoff
Sun1/3/1982ASan Francisco 49ers24-38LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park58360NFC Divisional Playoff
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
67Billy ArdOG6'327022Wake Forest136
78Carl BarisichNT6'425630Princeton20
60Brad BensonLOT6'327026Penn State1110
45Leon BrightRB5'919226Florida State151
12Scott BrunnerQB6'521024Delaware166
64Jim BurtNT6'126022Miami (Florida)130
26Rob CarpenterRB6'122626Miami (Ohio)108
53Harry CarsonRILB6'224028South Carolina State1616
58Jim ClackC6'325034Wake Forest66
29Bill CurrierSS6'019326South Carolina1614
18Joe DaneloK5'916628Washington State160
46Mike DennisCB5'1019023Pasadena CC; Wyoming160
37Larry FlowersSS6'119023Texas Tech162
35Ike ForteRB6'019827Tyler JC; Arkansas53
88Mike FriedeWR6'320524Garden City CC; Indiana1615
84Alvin GarrettWR5'717825Angelo State90
83Earnest GrayWR6'319124Memphis163
36Mark HaynesLCB5'1119323Colorado1616
61Ernie HughesC6'325026Notre Dame1010
57Byron HuntLB6'524223Southern Methodist163
21Louis JacksonRB5'1119523Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo)113
24Terry JacksonRCB5'1119726San Diego CC; San Diego State1616
13Dave JenningsP6'420229St. Lawrence160
70Gary JeterRDE6'426026Southern California1211
55Brian KelleyLILB6'322230California Lutheran1616
72Gordon KingROT6'627025Stanford1616
44Doug KotarRB5'1020530Kentucky74
51Frank MarionLB6'323830Florida A&M160
75George MartinLDE6'425528Oregon166
41Bo MatthewsRB6'322230Colorado51
59Ed McGlassonC6'425425Youngstown State160
76Curtis McGriffRDE6'527623Alabama1414
52Joe McLaughlinLB6'123524Massachusetts160
85John MistlerWR6'119023Arizona State160
81Tom MulladyTE6'323224Southwestern (Tennessee)163
77Bill NeillNT6'425522Pittsburgh1616
86Johnny PerkinsWR6'220528Ranger JC; Abilene Christian1614
30Leon PerryRB5'1122524Mississippi168
82Danny PittmanWR6'220523Pasadena CC; Wyoming80
28Beasley ReeceFS6'118627North Texas1616
87Gary ShirkTE6'122031Morehead State1614
69Roy SimmonsROG6'326425Georgia Tech1610
11Phil SimmsQB6'321526Morehead State1010
74Tim StokesOT6'525231Oregon31
80Phil TaborNT6'425525Oklahoma161
38Billy TaylorRB6'021525Texas Tech53
56Lawrence TaylorROLB6'324322North Carolina1616
68J.T. TurnerLOG6'325028Duke1616
10Brad Van PeltLOLB6'523530Michigan State1413
73Jeff WestonLOT6'425225Notre Dame145
62Mike WhittingtonLB6'222023Notre Dame60
89Dave YoungTE6'624222Purdue110
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Lawrence Taylor12LBNorth Carolina
Dave Young232TEPurdue
John Mistler359WRArizona State
Cliff Chatman485RBCentral Oklahoma
Bill Neill5115DTPittsburgh
Mel Hoover6145WRArizona Statefrom GB
Edward O'neal6165RBTuskegee
Louis Jackson7168RBCal Poly (San Luis Obispo)
John Powers8197GMichigan
Mark Reed8207QBMinnesota State-Moorheadfrom DEN
Billy Ard8221GWake Forestfrom OAK
Byron Hunt9224LBSouthern Methodist
Mike Barker10250DTGrambling State
Mike Maher12307TEWestern Illinois
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals238389946
Opponents Totals647034863
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals28:0925393139218324234.3108897
Opponents Totals31:512911061562910026537.7111876
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Joe Danelo03131100.0243863.20103
Johnny Perkins60000036
Rob Carpenter50000030
Gary Shirk30000018
Leon Bright20000012
Earnest Gray20000012
George Martin20000012
Billy Taylor20000012
Mike Dennis1000006
Mike Friede1000006
Louis Jackson1000006
Terry Jackson1000006
Doug Kotar1000006
John Mistler1000006
Tom Mullady1000006
Leon Perry1000006
Beasley Reece1000006
Dave Young1000006
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals32313296.9243863.20295
Opponents Totals272727100.0223366.71257
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Joe Danelo243863.21/17/97/96/113/8
Team Totals243863.21/17/97/96/113/8
Opponents Totals223366.70/08/89/114/91/5
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Rob Carpenter1907483.9355
Leon Perry722573.6230
Leon Bright511973.9252
Doug Kotar461543.3181
Billy Taylor361103.1142
Ike Forte19743.9150
Louis Jackson27682.591
Phil Simms19422.2240
Scott Brunner14201.4230
Bo Matthews4143.560
Alvin Garrett122.020
Johnny Perkins2-1-0.5100
Team Totals48116853.53511
Opponents Totals55318913.43510
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Phil Simms31617254.413520316.411.880113.592.838301173074.0
Scott Brunner1907941.61009785.112.44352.6115.896791142.8
Team Totals50625149.623530095.912.080163.2204.047368264162.3
Opponents Totals54429454.023333186.111.357142.6173.144384293468.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Johnny Perkins5185816.8806
Gary Shirk4244510.6463
Leon Bright2829110.4360
Rob Carpenter242018.4370
Earnest Gray2236016.4452
Mike Friede1825013.9431
Tom Mullady141369.7211
Leon Perry1314010.8241
Doug Kotar9323.6110
John Mistler811914.9311
Billy Taylor8718.9390
Dave Young5499.8151
Louis Jackson3258.3190
Ike Forte3113.760
Bo Matthews2136.5110
Danny Pittman188.080
Team Totals251300912.08016
Opponents Totals294331811.35714
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Beasley Reece48421.0320
Terry Jackson35719.032t1
Bill Currier320.720
Brian Kelley24321.5270
Brad Van Pelt11010.0100
Larry Flowers199.090
Mark Haynes199.090
Byron Hunt177.070
Lawrence Taylor111.010
Team Totals1722213.132t1
Opponents Totals2025212.664t2
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Dave Jennings97419843.36201219561339735.0
Team Totals97419843.36201219561339735.0
Opponents Totals105416039.66011218502341832.6
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Leon Bright5204107.9550
Alvin Garrett82577.1180
Terry Jackson202211.0210
Danny Pittman111313.0130
Beasley Reece1200.000
Team Totals6455027.8550
Opponents Totals6165619.294t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Alvin Garrett16036122.6350
Leon Bright25048119.2410
Danny Pittman10019419.4340
Mike Dennis305117.0170
Joe McLaughlin2094.550
Beasley Reece102424.0240
John Mistler01000
Team Totals571112019.6410
Opponents Totals5095919.2400
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Billy Ard0010100
Leon Bright340400
Scott Brunner6202-30
Rob Carpenter200000
Harry Carson0001120
Bill Currier0001100
Larry Flowers0001100
Ike Forte100000
Alvin Garrett100000
Earnest Gray100000
Mark Haynes0001100
Ernie Hughes220200
Louis Jackson100000
Terry Jackson0001100
Brian Kelley0002200
Gordon King0010100
Frank Marion0001130
George Martin00033282
Tom Mullady100000
Bill Neill0001100
Johnny Perkins200000
Leon Perry420220
Danny Pittman210100
Beasley Reece132571
Gary Shirk100000
Roy Simmons0020200
Phil Simms7202-150
Tim Stokes0010100
Billy Taylor200000
Lawrence Taylor101140
Brad Van Pelt0002200
Team Totals3817211738283
Opponents Totals38171916350
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