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1958 New York Giants season
Head Coach Jim Lee Howell
Home Field Yankee Stadium
Results
Record 9–3
Place 1st NFL Eastern
Playoff Finish Won Eastern Conference playoff (Browns) 10–0
Lost NFL Championship (Colts) 23–17
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1957 1959

The 1958 New York Giants season was the 34th season for the club in the National Football League.

TransactionsEdit

  • The Giants obtained Lindon Crow and Pat Summerall from the Chicago Cardinals in exchange for Dick Nolan, Bobby Joe Conrad, and the Giants first round pick.[1]
  • The Giants acquired Carl Karilivacz from the Detroit Lions
  • Al Barry was an Offensive Guard obtained from the Green Bay Packers
  • Walt Yowarsky was sent to the San Francisco 49ers

OffseasonEdit

In the offseason, Vince Lombardi was offered the Eagles head coaching position but he refused it. He opted to stay as the Offensive Coordinator of the New York Giants.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 28, 1958 at Chicago Cardinals W 37–7
21,923
2 October 5, 1958 at Philadelphia Eagles L 27–24
23,178
3 October 12, 1958 at Washington Redskins W 21–14
30,348
4 October 19, 1958 Chicago Cardinals L 23–6
52,684
5 October 26, 1958 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–6
25,007
6 November 2, 1958 at Cleveland Browns W 21–17
78,404
7 November 9, 1958 Baltimore Colts W 24–21
71,164
8 November 16, 1958 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 31–10
30,030
9 November 23, 1958 Washington Redskins W 30–0
46,752
10 November 30, 1958 Philadelphia Eagles W 24–10
35,438
11 December 7, 1958 at Detroit Lions W 19–17
50,115
12 December 14, 1958 Cleveland Browns W 13–10
63,192

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 December 21, 1958 Cleveland Browns W 10–0
61,174
2 December 28, 1958 Baltimore Colts L 23–17
64,185

StandingsEdit

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Giants 9 3 0 .750 246 183 W-4
Cleveland Browns 9 3 0 .750 302 217 L-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 7 4 1 .636 261 230 W-1
Washington Redskins 4 7 1 .364 214 268 W-1
Chicago Cardinals 2 9 1 .182 261 356 L-6
Philadelphia Eagles 2 9 1 .182 235 306 L-4

NFL ChampionshipEdit

The 1958 National Football League Championship Game was played on December 28, 1958 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York. The 1958 game was the 26th annual NFL championship game. The Colts beat the Giants 23–17 in overtime, earning their first ever championship. The game would later be known as The Greatest Game Ever Played.

Playoff Round Date Opponent Result Record Game Site
NFL Championship December 28, 1958 vs. Baltimore Colts L 23–17 (OT) 0–1 Yankee Stadium

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Giants Among Men, Jack Cavanaugh, p.135, 2008, Random House, ISBN 978-1-4000-6717-6
  2. Giants Among Men, Jack Cavanaugh, p.138, 2008, Random House, ISBN 978-1-4000-6717-6
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Cleveland Baltimore
New York Chicago Bears
Philadelphia Detroit
Pittsburgh Green Bay
Chicago Cardinals Los Angeles
Washington San Francisco
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