1989 New York Giants season

1989 New York Giants season
Head coach Bill Parcells
General manager George Young
Owner Wellington Mara
Home field Giants Stadium
Results
Record 12–4
Division place 1st NFC East
Playoff finish Lost Divisional Playoffs (Rams) 19–13 (OT)

The 1989 New York Giants season was the 65th season for the club in the National Football League. After going 10–6 and suffering a heartbreaking final-day elimination from playoff contention in 1988, the team went 12–4 and won the NFC East. The Giants lost to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Divisional playoffs.

Offseason

NFL Draft

RoundPickPlayerPositionSchool
1

Regular season

Schedule

GameDateOpponentResultGiants pointsOpponentsRecordAttendance
1September 11at Washington RedskinsWin27241–0
54,160
2September 17Detroit LionsWin24142–0
76,021
3September 24Phoenix CardinalsWin3573–0
75,742
4Oct. 1at Dallas CowboysWin30134–0
51,785
5Oct. 8at Philadelphia EaglesLoss19214–1
65,688
6Oct. 15Washington RedskinsWin20175–1
76,245
7Oct. 22at San Diego ChargersWin20136–1
46,566
8Oct. 30Minnesota VikingsWin24147–1
76,041
9Nov. 5at Phoenix CardinalsWin20138–1
46,588
10Nov. 12at Los Angeles RamsLoss10318–2
65,127
11Nov. 19Seattle SeahawksWin1539–2
75,014
12Nov. 27at San Francisco 49ersLoss24349–3
63,461
13Dec. 3Philadelphia EaglesLoss17249–4
74,809
14Dec. 10at Denver BroncosWin14710–4
63,283
15Dec. 16Dallas CowboysWin15011–4
72,141
16Dec. 24Los Angeles RaidersWin341712–4
70,306

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Standings

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
New York Giants(2) 12 4 0 .750 6–2 8–4 348 252 W3
Philadelphia Eagles(4) 11 5 0 .688 7–1 8–4 342 274 W1
Washington Redskins 10 6 0 .625 4–4 8–4 386 308 W5
Phoenix Cardinals 5 11 0 .313 2–6 4–8 258 377 L6
Dallas Cowboys 1 15 0 .063 1–7 1–13 204 393 L7

Game summaries

Week 1

1 2 34Total
Giants 7 7 01327
Redskins 0 3 71424

at RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

  • Date: Monday, September 11
  • Game time: 9:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 83°F, wind 11 mph
  • TV announcers (ABC): Al Michaels, Frank Gifford, and Dan Dierdorf
  • Pro-Football-Reference.com

Week 7

1 234Total
Giants 3 377 20
Chargers 0 337 13

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Roster

New York Giants 1989 final roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Playoffs

Los Angeles Rams 19, New York Giants 13 (OT)
1 2 34OTTotal
Rams 0 7 06619
Giants 6 0 70013

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

The Rams upset the Giants with quarterback Jim Everett's 30-yard touchdown pass to Flipper Anderson with 1:06 gone in overtime. New York jumped to a 6–0 lead in the first quarter with two field goals by kicker Raul Allegre. With 17 seconds left in the first half, Anderson caught a 20-yard touchdown reception from Everett to take a 7–6 lead. In the third quarter, Giants running back Ottis Anderson scored on a 2-yard touchdown. But in the fourth period, Los Angeles kicker Mike Lansford made two field goals to tie the game, the second one coming with 3:01 left in regulation.

Awards and honors

  • David Meggett, NFC Pro Bowl selection
  • Lawrence Taylor, NFC Pro Bowl selection

See also

References

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