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1938 New York Giants season

This article is about the football team. For the baseball team of the same name in 1938, see 1938 New York Giants (MLB) season.
1938 New York Giants season
Head coach Steve Owen
Home field Polo Grounds
Results
Record 8–2–1
Division place 1st NFL Eastern
Playoff finish Won NFL Championship 23–17 (Green Bay)
Timeline
Previous season      Next season
< 1937      1939 >

The 1938 New York Giants season was the fourteenth season for the club in the National Football League.

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 11, 1938 at Pittsburgh Pirates W 27–14
2 Bye
3 September 25, 1938 at Philadelphia Eagles L 14–10
4 October 3, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates L 13–10
5 October 9, 1938 at Washington Redskins W 10–7
6 October 16, 1938 Philadelphia Eagles W 17–7
7 October 23, 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers W 28–14
8 Bye
9 November 6, 1938 Chicago Cardinals W 6–0
10 November 13, 1938 Cleveland Rams W 28–0
11 November 20, 1938 Green Bay Packers W 15–3
12 November 24, 1938 at Brooklyn Dodgers T 7–7
13 December 4, 1938 Washington Redskins W 36–0

Game Summaries

Week 1: at Pittsburgh Pirates

Week One: New York Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates
1 2 34Total
Giants 6 14 0727
Pirates 7 7 0014

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: September 11
  • Game attendance: 17,340
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Fourth quarter
  • NYG Soar 1-yard run (Cuff kick)

Week 3: at Philadelphia Eagles

Week Three: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
1 2 34Total
Giants 0 7 3010
Eagles 0 7 0714

at Philadelphia Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: September 25
  • Game attendance: 23,877
Game information
Second quarter
  • PHI Bob Pylman 88-yard fumble return (Henry Reese kick)
  • NYG Jim Poole 28-yard pass from Danowski (Cuff kick)
Third quarter
  • NYG Cuff 23-yard FG
Fourth quarter
  • PHI Joe Carter 92-yard fumble return (Reese kick)

Week 4: vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

Week Four: Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Giants
1 2 34Total
Pirates 0 7 0613
Giants 7 0 3010

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: October 3
  • Game time: Night
  • Game attendance: 18,805
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG Cuff 18-yard pass from Danowski (Cuff kick)
Second quarter
  • PIT Bill Sortet 24-yard pass from Filchock (Niccolai kick)
Third quarter
  • NYG Cuff 10-yard FG
Fourth quarter
  • PIT Sortet 13-yard pass from Filchock (kick failed)

Week 5: at Washington Redskins

Week Five: New York Giants at Washington Redskins
1 2 34Total
Giants 3 0 0710
Redskins 0 7 007

at Griffith Stadium, Washington, DC

  • Date: October 9
  • Game attendance: 37,500
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG Cuff 17-yard FG
Second quarter
Fourth quarter

Week 6: vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Week Six: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
1 2 34Total
Eagles 0 0 707
Giants 0 14 3017

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: October 16
  • Game attendance: 33,187
Game information
Second quarter
  • NYG Bull Karcis 76-yard fumble return (Cuff kick)
  • NYG Leemans 3-yard run (Cuff kick)
Third quarter
  • PHI Woody Dow 25-yard pass from Emmett Mortell (Reese kick)
  • NYG Cuff 20-yard FG

Week 7: vs. Brooklyn Dodgers

Week Seven: Brooklyn Dodgers at New York Giants
1 2 34Total
Dodgers 0 0 01414
Giants 7 21 0028

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: October 23
  • Game attendance: 36,228
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG Howell 31-yard pass from Danowski (Cuff kick)
Second quarter
  • NYG Karcis 1-yard run (Cuff kick)
  • NYG Len Barnum 1-yard run (Cuff kick)
  • NYG Ray Hanken 5-yard pass from Leemans (Kink Richards kick)
Fourth quarter

Week 9: vs. Chicago Cardinals

Week Nine: Chicago Cardinals at New York Giants
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 0 0 000
Giants 0 0 066

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: November 6
  • Game attendance: 19,648
Game information
Fourth quarter
  • NYG Leemans 5-yard run (kick failed)

Week 10: vs. Cleveland Rams

Week Ten: Cleveland Rams at New York Giants
1 2 34Total
Rams 0 0 000
Giants 7 14 7028

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: November 13
  • Game attendance: 25,000
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG Karcis 1-yard run (Cuff kick)
Second quarter
  • NYG Karcis 1-yard run (Cuff kick)
  • NYG Hanken 27-yard pass from Leemans (Richards kick)
Third quarter
  • NYG Danowski 31-yard run (Cuff kick)

Week 11: vs. Green Bay Packers

Week Eleven: Green Bay Packers at New York Giants
1 2 34Total
Packers 0 0 303
Giants 0 0 9615

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: November 20
  • Game attendance: 48,279
Game information
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • NYG Mel Hein 50-yard interception return (kick failed)

Week 12: at Brooklyn Dodgers

Week Twelve: New York Giants at Brooklyn Dodgers
1 2 34Total
Giants 0 0 077
Dodgers 7 0 007

at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York

  • Date: November 24
  • Game attendance: 17,400
Game information
First quarter
Fourth quarter

Week 13: vs. Washington Redskins

Week Thirteen: Washington Redskins at New York Giants
1 2 34Total
Redskins 0 0 000
Giants 14 0 101236

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: December 4
  • Game attendance: 57,461
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG Soar 43-yard run (Cuff kick)
  • NYG Karcis run (Cuff kick)
Third quarter
  • NYG Cuff 36-yard FG
  • NYG Cuff 96-yard interception return (Cuff kick)
Fourth quarter
  • NYG Chuck Galatka pass from Leemans (kick failed)
  • NYG Galatka 7-yard interception return (kick failed)

NFL Championship Game

1938 NFL Championship: Green Bay Packers at New York Giants
1 2 34Total
Packers 0 14 3017
Giants 9 7 7023

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: December 11
  • Game attendance: 48,120
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG Cuff 14-yard FG
  • NYG Leemans 6-yard run (kick failed)
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • GB Engebretsen 15-yard FG
  • NYG Soar 23-yard pass from Danowski (Cuff kick)

Standings

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Giants 8 2 1 .800 194 79 W-1
Washington Redskins 6 3 2 .667 148 154 L-1
Brooklyn Dodgers 4 4 3 .500 131 161 T-1
Philadelphia Eagles 5 6 0 .455 154 164 W-2
Pittsburgh Pirates 2 9 0 .182 79 169 L-6

All-Star Game

The Giants went on to defeat the NFL All-Stars 13–10 on January 15, 1939.

See also

External links

  • Game summaries from The NFL History Network via Wayback Machine

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