|NY GIANTS HISTORY 1960 - 1961|
|1960||●In February, defensive coach Tom Landry left the team to become the first ever head coach of the expansion Dallas Cowboys. |
●The Giants finished an injury-plagued 1960 season with a 6-4-2 record.
●Head coach Jim Lee Howell announced his retirement at the end of the season.
|1961||●The NY logo was added to the helmets for the 1961 season. |
●Allie Sherman replaced the retired Jim Lee Howell as head coach.
●The Giants obtained quarterback Y.A. Tittle (San Francisco) and end Del Shofner (Los Angeles) in trades.
●Back Alex Webster gained 928 yards to help the Giants reach the NFL title game.
●With the league championship on the line, the Giants were no match for the Green Bay Packers, losing 37-0.
|1962||●Back Frank Gifford, who returned to the team from retirement, quarterback Y.A. Tittle, end Del Shofner and back Alex Webster led the Giants into the NFL title game against the Green Bay Packers. Held in Yankee Stadium, 64,892 fans watched as Green Bay prevailed, 16-7. |
●Defensive end Andy Robustelli was named the NFL’s top player.
|1963||●Quarterback Y.A. Tittle threw 36 touchdown passes and kicker Don Chandler led the league with 106 points (52-pat, 18-fg) in scoring as the Giants romped to their third straight conference title. |
●Halfback Dick Lynch tied for the league lead with nine interceptions for 251 return yards and a record-setting three touchdowns.
●With Tittle injured in the second quarter, New York lost yet another bid for the league championship, dropping a 14-10 decision to the Chicago Bears.
|1964||●Defensive end Andy Robustelli ended his long playing career with the Giants and became a full-time defensive coach. |
●For the first time in 17 years, the Giants finished in last place in their conference with a 2-10-2 record.
●Backs Alex Webster and Frank Gifford announced their retirement at the end of the season.
|1965||●Quarterback Y.A. Tittle announced his retirement on January 22 at Mamma Leone’s restaurant in New York City. Offensive lineman Jack Stroud also retired.|
●On June 15, Jack Mara died after serving as team president for thirty-one years.
●The Giants rebounded with a 7-7 record, good enough for second place in the Eastern Conference.
|1966||●Before the season began, tackle Rosie Brown retired after 13 years of service to the team. The Giants had their worst season to date, finishing with a 1-12-1 record. They allowed a then NFL-record 501 points. |
●Kicker Pete Gogolak became the first American Football League player to cross to the NFL.
|1967||●On March 7, the Giants announced the acquisition of quarterback Fran Tarkenton from the Minnesota Vikings. To get Tarkenton, the Giants gave up their first and second-round picks in 1967, number one pick in 1968, and second-round pick in 1969. Tarkenton’s 29 touchdown passes led the Giants to a 7-7 record and a second place finish in the newly named Century Division of the Eastern Conference.|
|1968||●Opening the season with four straight wins and concluding it with four consecutive losses, the Giants finished with a 7-7 record in Allie Sherman’s last season as head coach. |
●End Homer Jones became only the second Giant, behind end Del Shofner, to record 1,000 receiving yards or more in three successive seasons.
|1969||●The Giants lost, 37-14, to the New York Jets in the first of the annual preseason meetings.|
●Former back Alex Webster replaced Allie Sherman as head coach.
●After losing seven games in a row, the Giants finished with three straight victories to capture second place in the Century Division with a 6-8 record.