1979 New York Giants Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 6-10
Finishing 4th in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Ray Perkins (6-10)
Location: New York, New York
1979 New York Giants Roster
The New York Giants of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 6 wins and 10 losses, finishing fourth in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference.
The Giants labored to change the scoreboard with just 237 points, while the defensive squad surrendered 323. Billy Taylor ran for a team-leading 700 yards for New York, while Doug Kotar also buoyed the ground attack.
Phil Simms passed for 1,743 yards. Gary Shirk hauled in 31 passes, while Earnest Gray added 537 receiving yards. Billy Taylor and Doug Kotar provided receiving help as well.
Brian Kelley, Terry Jackson and Harry Carson each intercepted 3 errant tosses from the opposition.
Ray Perkins coached the team.
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Regular Season Points For: 237
Regular Season Points Against: 323
|September 2, 1979||New York Giants 17 at Philadelphia Eagles 23||L||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0|
|September 9, 1979||St. Louis Cardinals 27 at New York Giants 14||L||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0|
|September 17, 1979||New York Giants 0 at Washington Redskins 27||L||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-3-0|
|September 23, 1979||Philadelphia Eagles 17 at New York Giants 13||L||0-2-0||0-2-0||0-4-0|
|September 30, 1979||New York Giants 14 at New Orleans Saints 24||L||0-2-0||0-3-0||0-5-0|
|October 7, 1979||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 at New York Giants 17||W||1-2-0||0-3-0||1-5-0|
|October 14, 1979||San Francisco 49ers 16 at New York Giants 32||W||2-2-0||0-3-0||2-5-0|
|October 21, 1979||New York Giants 21 at Kansas City Chiefs 17||W||2-2-0||1-3-0||3-5-0|
|October 28, 1979||New York Giants 20 at Los Angeles Rams 14||W||2-2-0||2-3-0||4-5-0|
|November 4, 1979||Dallas Cowboys 16 at New York Giants 14||L||2-3-0||2-3-0||4-6-0|
|November 11, 1979||Atlanta Falcons 3 at New York Giants 24||W||3-3-0||2-3-0||5-6-0|
|November 18, 1979||New York Giants 3 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31||L||3-3-0||2-4-0||5-7-0|
|November 25, 1979||Washington Redskins 6 at New York Giants 14||W||4-3-0||2-4-0||6-7-0|
|December 2, 1979||New York Giants 7 at Dallas Cowboys 28||L||4-3-0||2-5-0||6-8-0|
|December 9, 1979||New York Giants 20 at St. Louis Cardinals 29||L||4-3-0||2-6-0||6-9-0|
|December 16, 1979||Baltimore Colts 31 at New York Giants 7||L||4-4-0||2-6-0||6-10-0|