1939 New York Giants season

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1939 New York Giants season
Head coach Steve Owen
Owner Tim Mara
Home field Polo Grounds
Results
Record 9–1–1
Division place 1st NFL Eastern
Playoff finish Lost NFL Championship 27–0 (Packers)

The 1939 New York Giants season was the fifteenth season for the club in the National Football League (NFL).

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 24, 1939 at Philadelphia Eagles W 13–3
2 October 1, 1939 at Washington Redskins T 0–0
3 October 8, 1939 at Pittsburgh Pirates W 14–7
4 October 15, 1939 Philadelphia Eagles W 27–10
5 October 22, 1939 Chicago Bears W 16–13
6 October 29, 1939 at Brooklyn Dodgers W 7–6
7 November 5, 1939 at Detroit Lions L 18–14
8 November 12, 1939 Chicago Cardinals W 17–7
9 November 19, 1939 Pittsburgh Pirates W 23–7
10 November 26, 1939 Brooklyn Dodgers W 28–7
11 December 3, 1939 Washington Redskins W 9–7

Game Summaries

Week 3: at Philadelphia Eagles

Week Three: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 6 0 7 13
Eagles 3 0 0 0 3

at Philadelphia Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: September 24
  • Game attendance: 30,864
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Fourth quarter

Week 4: at Washington Redskins

Week Four: New York Giants at Washington Redskins
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 0 0 0 0
Redskins 0 0 0 0 0

at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C.

  • Date: October 1
  • Game attendance: 26,342

Week 5: at Pittsburgh Pirates

Week Five: New York Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 0 14 0 14
Pirates 0 7 0 0 7

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 8
  • Game attendance: 9,663
Game information
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • NYG Cuff 20-yard pass from Ed Danowski (Cuff kick)
  • NYG Cuff 5-yard pass from Danowski (Cuff kick)

Week 6: vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Week Six: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 7 0 0 10
Giants 0 7 10 10 27

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: October 15
  • Game attendance: 34,471
Game information
First quarter
  • PHI Henry Reese 43-yard FG
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • NYG Hank Soar 40-yard interception return (Soar kick)
  • NYG Cuff 38-yard FG
Fourth quarter
  • NYG Len Barnum 1-yard run (Strong kick)
  • NYG Strong 19-yard FG

Week 7: vs. Chicago Bears

Week Seven: Chicago Bears at New York Giants
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 0 0 13 13
Giants 3 7 0 6 16

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: October 22
  • Game attendance: 58,963
Game information

Week 8: at Brooklyn Dodgers

Week Eight: New York Giants at Brooklyn Dodgers
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 7 0 0 7
Dodgers 3 0 3 0 6

at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York

  • Date: October 29
  • Game attendance: 34,032
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • NYG Leemans 2-yard run (Strong kick)
Third quarter
  • BRK Kercheval 47-yard FG

Week 9: at Detroit Lions

Week Nine: New York Giants at Detroit Lions
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 0 14 0 14
Lions 3 3 3 9 18

at Briggs Stadium, Detroit, Michigan

  • Date: November 5
  • Game attendance: 47,492
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • NYG Leemans 47-yard pass from Barnum (Cuff kick)
  • DET Martinovich 19-yard FG
  • NYG Al Owen 5-yard pass from Danowski (Strong kick)
Fourth quarter

Week 10: vs. Chicago Cardinals

Week Ten: Chicago Cardinals at New York Giants
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 7 0 0 7
Giants 10 7 0 0 17

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: November 12
  • Game attendance: 28,217
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG Soar 3-yard run (Soar kick)
  • NYG Barnum 47-yard FG
Second quarter

Week 11: vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

Week Eight: New York Giants at Brooklyn Dodgers
1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 0 0 7 7
Giants 7 6 3 7 23

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: November 19
  • Game attendance: 19,372
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG Soar 2-yard run (Strong kick)
Second quarter
  • NYG Barnum 37-yard FG
  • NYG Barnum 28-yard FG
Third quarter
  • NYG Strong 24-yard FG
Fourth quarter
  • PIT Boyd Brumbaugh 19-yard run (Niccolai kick)
  • NYG Miller 21-yard run (Barnum kick)

Week 12: vs. Brooklyn Dodgers

Week Eight: Brooklyn Dodgers at New York Giants
1 2 3 4 Total
Dodgers 0 0 0 7 7
Giants 0 7 7 14 28

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: November 26
  • Game attendance: 30,144
Game information

Week 13: vs. Washington Redskins

Week Eight: Brooklyn Dodgers at New York Giants
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 0 0 7 7
Giants 3 3 3 0 9

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: December 3
  • Game attendance: 62,404
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG Cuff 40-yard FG
Second quarter
  • NYG Strong 19-yard FG
Third quarter
  • NYG Cuff 15-yard FG
Fourth quarter

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result
Championship December 10, 1939 at Green Bay Packers L 27–0

NFL Championship Game

1939 NFL Championship Game: New York Giants at Green Bay Packers
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 0 0 0 0
Packers 7 0 10 10 27

at Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis, Wisconsin

  • Date: December 10
  • Game attendance: 32,279
Game information

Standings

NFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
New York Giants 9 1 1 .900 7–0–1 168 85 W4
Washington Redskins 8 2 1 .800 6–1–1 242 94 L1
Brooklyn Dodgers 4 6 1 .400 3–4–1 108 219 L3
Pittsburgh Pirates 1 9 1 .100 1–7 114 216 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 1 9 1 .100 1–6–1 105 200 L2

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

See also

References

  • 1939 New York Giants season at Pro Football Reference
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