1984 New York Giants season

1984 New York Giants season
Head coach Bill Parcells
General manager George Young
Owner Timothy J. Mara, Wellington Mara
Home field Giants Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Division place T-2nd NFC East
Playoff finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (Rams) 16–13
Lost Divisional Playoffs (49ers) 21–10

The 1984 New York Giants season was the 60th season for the club in the National Football League. With a 9–7 record, the Giants finished in a tie for second in the National Football Conference East Division and qualified for the playoffs.[1] In the Wild Card round, New York traveled to Anaheim Stadium and defeated the Los Angeles Rams 16–13 to advance to the Divisional round.[2] Instead of traveling across the country back to New York, the Giants spent the week in Fresno, California. They used the facilities at Fresno State to prepare for the San Francisco 49ers.[3] However, the Giants lost to the 49ers 21–10.[4]

Offseason

NFL Draft

1984 New York Giants draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 3 Carl Banks *  LB Michigan State
1 27 William Roberts *  G Ohio State
      Made roster       Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Undrafted free agents

1984 undrafted free agents of note
Player Position College
Elvis Patterson Cornerback Kansas

Personnel

Staff

1984 New York Giants staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Line – Lamar Leachman
  • Linebackers – Bill Belichick
  • Defensive Backfield – Len Fontes

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Johnny Parker

Roster

1984 New York Giants roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1984 Philadelphia Eagles W 28–27
71,520
2 September 9, 1984 Dallas Cowboys W 28–7
75,921
3 September 16, 1984 at Washington Redskins L 30–14
52,997
4 September 23, 1984 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 17–14
72,650
5 September 30, 1984 at Los Angeles Rams L 33–12
53,417
6 October 8, 1984 San Francisco 49ers L 31–10
76,112
7 October 14, 1984 at Atlanta Falcons W 19–7
50,268
8 October 21, 1984 at Philadelphia Eagles L 24–10
64,677
9 October 28, 1984 Washington Redskins W 37–13
76,192
10 November 4, 1984 at Dallas Cowboys W 19–7
60,235
11 November 11, 1984 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 20–17
46,534
12 November 18, 1984 St. Louis Cardinals W 16–10
73,428
13 November 25, 1984 Kansas City Chiefs W 28–27
74,383
14 December 2, 1984 at New York Jets W 20–10
74,975
15 December 9, 1984 at St. Louis Cardinals L 31–21
49,973
16 December 15, 1984 New Orleans Saints L 10–3
63,739

Game summaries

Week 1: vs. Philadelphia Eagles

1 2 34Total
Eagles 3 3 14727
Giants 7 14 0728

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wild Card December 23, 1984 at Los Angeles Rams W 16–13
67,037
Divisional December 29, 1984 at San Francisco 49ers L 21–10
60,303

Standings

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Washington Redskins(2) 11 5 0 .688 5–3 8–4 426 310 W4
New York Giants(5) 9 7 0 .563 5–3 7–7 299 301 L2
St. Louis Cardinals 9 7 0 .563 5–3 6–6 423 345 L1
Dallas Cowboys 9 7 0 .563 3–5 7–5 308 308 L2
Philadelphia Eagles 6 9 1 .406 2–6 3–8–1 278 320 L1

See also

References

  1. "1984 NFL Standings, Team & Offensive Statistics". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved July 22, 2011.
  2. Peters, Ken (December 24, 1984). "Mysterious Giants tip Rams in playoff battle". Kentucky New Era. Associated Press. Retrieved July 22, 2011.
  3. Anderson, Dave (December 25, 1984). "Giants are just where they want to be—Fresno". The Register-Guard. The New York Times. Retrieved July 22, 2011.
  4. "1984 New York Giants". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on 13 April 2009. Retrieved May 12, 2009.
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