1965 New York Giants season
|1965 New York Giants season|
|Head coach||Allie Sherman|
|Home field||Yankee Stadium|
|Division place||T-2nd NFL Eastern|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
The 1965 New York Giants season was the 41st season for the club in the National Football League. The Giants were led by fifth-year head coach Allie Sherman and finished with a 7–7 record, which placed them in a tie for second in the Eastern Conference with the Dallas Cowboys, four games behind the Cleveland Browns. The Cowboys won both meetings with the Giants and gained the berth as the conference runner-up in the third place Playoff Bowl in Miami.
- January 22, 1965: Y. A. Tittle, 38, announced his retirement from professional football.
- June 29, 1965: Giants president Jack Mara died at age 57.
- July 1965: Head coach Allie Sherman signed a ten-year contract, at $50,000 per year. He was fired in September 1969.
In the 1965 NFL draft, the Giants had the first overall selection and took running back Tucker Frederickson; future hall of famers taken later in the first round were Joe Namath, Gale Sayers, and Dick Butkus.
|1965 New York Giants roster|
|1||September 19||at Dallas Cowboys||L 31–2||0–1|
|2||September 26||at Philadelphia Eagles||W 16–14||1–1|
|3||October 3||at Pittsburgh Steelers||W 23–13||2–1|
|4||October 9||at Minnesota Vikings||L 40–14||2–2|
|5||October 17||Philadelphia Eagles||W 35–27||3–2|
|6||October 24||Cleveland Browns||L 38–14||3–3|
|7||October 31||St. Louis Cardinals||W 14–10||4–3|
|8||November 7||Washington Redskins||L 23–7||4–4|
|9||November 14||at Cleveland Browns||L 34–21||4–5|
|10||November 21||at St. Louis Cardinals||W 28–15||5–5|
|11||November 28||Chicago Bears||L 35–14||5–6|
|12||December 5||Pittsburgh Steelers||W 35–10||6–6|
|13||December 12||at Washington Redskins||W 27–10||7–6|
|14||December 19||Dallas Cowboys||L 38–20||7–7|
|NFL Eastern Conference|
|New York Giants||7||7||0||.500||7–5||270||338||L1|
|St. Louis Cardinals||5||9||0||.357||5–7||296||309||L6|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
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