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1978 New York Giants season
Head Coach John McVay
Home Field Giants Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Place 5th NFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1977 1979

The 1978 New York Giants season was the 54th season for the club in the National Football League.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School
1

Regular seasonEdit

The Miracle at the Meadowlands is the term used by sportscasters and Philadelphia Eagles fans for a fumble recovery by cornerback Herman Edwards that he returned for a touchdown at the end of a November 19, 1978 NFL game against the New York Giants in Giants Stadium. It was seen as miraculous because it occurred at a point in the game when the Giants were easily capable of running out the game's final seconds. The Giants had the ball, and the Eagles had no timeouts left. Everyone watching expected quarterback Joe Pisarcik to take one more snap and kneel with the ball, thus running out the clock and preserving a 17–12 Giant upset. Instead, he attempted to hand it off to fullback Larry Csonka and botched it, allowing Edwards to pick up the ball and run 26 yards for the winning score.

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1978 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 19–13
67,456
2 September 10, 1978 Dallas Cowboys L 34–24
73,265
3 September 17, 1978 Kansas City Chiefs W 26–10
70,546
4 September 24, 1978 San Francisco 49ers W 27–10
71,536
5 October 1, 1978 at Atlanta Falcons L 23–20
47,765
6 October 8, 1978 at Dallas Cowboys L 24–3
63,420
7 October 15, 1978 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 17–14
68,025
8 October 22, 1978 Washington Redskins W 17–6
76,192
9 October 29, 1978 at New Orleans Saints L 28–17
59,807
10 November 5, 1978 at St. Louis Cardinals L 20–10
48,820
11 November 12, 1978 at Washington Redskins L 16–13
53,271
12 November 19, 1978 Philadelphia Eagles L 19–17
70,318
13 November 26, 1978 at Buffalo Bills L 41–17
28,496
14 December 3, 1978 Los Angeles Rams L 20–17
62,629
15 December 10, 1978 St. Louis Cardinals W 17–0
52,226
16 December 17, 1978 at Philadelphia Eagles L 20–3
56,396

StandingsEdit

NFC East
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Dallas Cowboys 1240.750384208
Philadelphia Eagles 970.563270250
Washington Redskins 880.500273283
St. Louis Cardinals 6100.375248296
New York Giants 6100.375264298

RosterEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1978 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XIII

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