1959 New York Giants Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 10-2
Finishing 1st in the NFL's East Division
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Championship
Coach: Jim Howell (10-2)
Location: New York, New York
1959 New York Giants Roster
1959 New York Giants Results

The New York Giants of the National Football League ended the 1959 season with a record of 10 wins and 2 losses, finishing first in the NFL's East Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The defense proved to be a force, as the Giants led the league with just 170 points allowed. New York moved the ball well, scoring 284 points. Charlie Conerly threw for 1,706 yards. Frank Gifford topped pass catchers, hauling in 42 passes for 768 yards. Bob Schnelker provided receiving help, too.

Frank Gifford ran for a team-leading 540 yards.

Lindon Crow, Jimmy Patton and Dick Nolan each picked off 5 opponent throws.

Jim Howell coached the team. The 1959 New York Giants lost in the Championship.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Charlie Conerly19411358.217068.8147.242.177102.7
George Shaw362466.743312.012.812.846105.4
Don Heinrich582237.93295.711.7610.34923.5
Frank Gifford11545.515113.7218.2218.24392.0
Joe Morrison2150.0147.000.000.01472.9
Alex Webster100.


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Frank Gifford1065405.179 3
Mel Triplett913814.220 1
Alex Webster792503.216 5
Phil King722323.224 0
Joe Morrison621652.714 1
Charlie Conerly15382.510 1
Don Chandler12424.024 0
George Scott2105.00
Don Heinrich231.50
George Shaw331.00
Totals43316463.879 11


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Frank Gifford4276818.377 4
Bob Schnelker3771419.366 6
Alex Webster2738114.141 2
Kyle Rote2536214.534 4
Joe Morrison1718310.837 1
Phil King79814.035 1
Mel Triplett67813.025 0
Pat Summerall23216.021 0
George Scott11212.012 0
Joe Biscaha155.00
Totals165263316.077 18


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Pat Summerall3030100.0292069.090
Don Chandler22100.010.02


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Don Chandler55256546.662

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Lindon Crow11666.022 0
Joe Morrison15513.412 0
Jimmy Patton8232.914 0
George Scott12171.413 0
Bill Stits471.80
Totals501643.322 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Joe Morrison1534523.029 0
George Scott1025325.333 0
Phil King48421.031 0
Rosey Brown11818.018 0
Pat Summerall133.00
Totals3170322.733 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dick Nolan55711.434 0
Lindon Crow55410.830 1
Jimmy Patton5132.612 0
Harland Svare311839.370 1
Cliff Livingston22512.516 0
Sam Huff12121.021 0
Dick Lynch100.00
Totals2228813.170 2

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Pat Summerall002030090
Frank Gifford3400042
Alex Webster5200042
Bob Schnelker600036
Kyle Rote400024
Joe Morrison110000012
Sam Huff010006
Mel Triplett100006
Harland Svare10006
Lindon Crow010006
Phil King0100006
Charlie Conerly10006
Don Chandler00202