1961 New York Giants schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
10-3-1 0-1 4727 2839 1888 48 281 4307 2365 1942 54 231
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The New York Giants' thirty-seventh season was in 1961, playing their home games at Yankee Stadium. During the offseason they promoted Allie Sherman to lead the team. Sherman previously was the offensive coordinator of the New York Giants and had six years of coaching experience in the NFL. They finished the year 10-3-1 in the regular season but they lost their first playoff game to the Green Bay Packers 37-0. At the end of the season, Allie Sherman was awarded with the Coach of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 St. Louis Cardinals 10-21
Week 2 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 17-14
Week 3 @ Washington Redskins 24-21
Week 4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 24-9
Week 5 @ Dallas Cowboys 31-10
Week 6 Los Angeles Rams 24-14
Week 7 Dallas Cowboys 16-17
Week 8 Washington Redskins 53-0
Week 9 Philadelphia Eagles 38-21
Week 10 Pittsburgh Steelers 42-21
Week 11 @ Cleveland Browns 37-21
Week 12 @ Green Bay Packers 17-20
Week 13 @ Philadelphia Eagles 28-24
Week 14 Cleveland Browns 7-7


Week Opponent Score Notes
Championship @ Green Bay Packers 0-37

1961 New York Giants Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Allie Sherman Wide Receivers Coach: Ken Kavanaugh Offensive Line Coach: Ed Kolman Defensive Coach: Harland Svare Backfield Coach: Don Heinrich Director of Player Personnel: Jim Lee Howell Chief Scout: Don Heinrich