1981 New York Giants Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 9-7
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 1-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Ray Perkins (9-7)
Location: New York, New York
1981 New York Giants Roster
1981 New York Giants Results

The New York Giants of the National Football League ended the 1981 season with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses, finishing third in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-1.

New York chalked up 295 points, while the solid defense conceded 257. Phil Simms tossed for 2,031 yards. Johnny Perkins hauled in 51 passes for 858 yards. Gary Shirk was targeted regularly, too.

Rob Carpenter ran for a team-leading 748 yards for the Giants.

Beasley Reece intercepted 4 errant tosses from the opposition.

Ray Perkins coached the team. The 1981 New York Giants lost in the Division Playoff.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Phil Simms31617254.420316.4113.592.8803830174.0
Scott Brunner1907941.69785.152.6115.84396742.8
Totals50625149.630095.9163.2204.080 47368


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Rob Carpenter1907483.935 5
Leon Perry722573.623 0
Leon Bright511973.925 2
Doug Kotar461543.318 1
Billy Taylor361103.114 2
Ike Forte19743.915 0
Louis Jackson27682.51
Phil Simms19422.224 0
Scott Brunner14201.423 0
Bo Matthews4143.50
Alvin Garrett122.00
Johnny Perkins2-1-0.510 0
Totals48116853.535 11


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Johnny Perkins5185816.880 6
Gary Shirk4244510.646 3
Leon Bright2829110.436 0
Rob Carpenter242018.437 0
Earnest Gray2236016.445 2
Mike Friede1825013.943 1
Tom Mullady141369.721 1
Leon Perry1314010.824 1
Doug Kotar9323.611 0
John Mistler811914.931 1
Billy Taylor8718.939 0
Dave Young5499.815 1
Louis Jackson3258.319 0
Ike Forte3113.70
Bo Matthews2136.511 0
Danny Pittman188.00
Totals251300912.080 16


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Joe Danelo3131100.0382463.2103


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Dave Jennings97419843.362

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Leon Bright524107.955 0
Alvin Garrett8577.118 0
Terry Jackson22211.021 0
Danny Pittman11313.013 0
Beasley Reece100.00
Totals645027.855 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Leon Bright2548119.241 0
Alvin Garrett1636122.635 0
Danny Pittman1019419.434 0
Mike Dennis35117.017 0
Beasley Reece12424.024 0
Joe McLaughlin294.50
Totals57112019.641 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Beasley Reece48421.032 0
Terry Jackson35719.032 1
Bill Currier320.70
Brian Kelley24321.527 0
Brad Van Pelt11010.010 0
Mark Haynes199.00
Larry Flowers199.00
Byron Hunt177.00
Lawrence Taylor111.00
Totals1722213.132 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Joe Danelo24310103
Johnny Perkins0600036
Rob Carpenter5000030
Gary Shirk300018
Earnest Gray200012
Billy Taylor2000012
Leon Bright200000012
George Martin200012
Dave Young10006
Doug Kotar100006
Tom Mullady10006
John Mistler10006
Terry Jackson010006
Beasley Reece00010006
Mike Dennis010006
Mike Friede10006
Leon Perry010006
Louis Jackson100006