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The 1982 New York Giants season was the franchise's 58th season in the National Football League. The season was shortened to nine games due to the 1982 NFL Players Strike. The season saw the Giants attempting to improve on its 9-7 record from 1981, a season in which they had made the playoffs for the first time since 1963 and also see them clinch their first winning record since 1972. However, the Giants stumbled out the gates early, starting 0-2 before the strike occurred. After the strike ended, the Giants won 4 of their last 7 games, but missed the playoffs because of losing 2 tiebreakers to the Saints and the Lions (who both ended with identical 4-5 records). They lost the tiebreakers based on best conference record. The Lions went 4-4 against NFC teams, while the Giants and Saints both went 3-5 against NFC teams. The Lions won the tiebreaker over the Saints, thus eliminating the Saints and Giants from playoff contention and putting the Lions into the playoffs as the final wild card spot in the NFC. This was the 19th season out of the last 20 seasons that the Giants missed the playoffs.

1982 New York Giants season
Head coachRay Perkins
Home fieldGiants Stadium
Results
Record4–5
Division place4th NFC
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Contents

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School
1 18 Butch Woolfolk Running back University of Michigan
2 45 Joe Morris Running back Syracuse University
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4 102 Gerry Raymond Guard Boston College
5 129 Rich Umphrey Center Colorado
6 156 Darrell Nicholson Linebacker North Carolina
7 186 Jeff Wiska Guard Michigan State
8 213 Robert Hubble Tight end Rice
9 240 John Higgins Defensive back UNLV
10 270 Rich Baldinger Tackle Wake Forest
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12 323 Mark Seale Defensive tackle Richmond

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1982 New York Giants staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Bill Belichick


RosterEdit

1982 New York Giants roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Game Date Opponent Result Giants points Opponents Record Attendance
1 Sept. 12 Atlanta Falcons Loss 14 16 0–1
74,286
2 Sept. 20 Green Bay Packers Loss 19 27 0–2
68,405
Sept. 26 at Pittsburgh Steelers Canceled 0–2
Oct. 3 at Dallas Cowboys Canceled 0–2
Oct. 10 St. Louis Cardinals Canceled 0–2
Oct. 17 Cincinnati Bengals Canceled 0–2
Oct. 25 at Philadelphia Eagles Postponed 0–2
Oct. 31 Dallas Cowboys Canceled 0–2
Nov. 7 at Cleveland Browns Canceled 0–2
Nov. 14 at Los Angeles Rams Canceled 0–2
3 Nov. 21 Washington Redskins Loss 17 27 0–3
70,766
4 Nov. 25 at Detroit Lions Win 13 6 1–3
64,348
5 Dec. 5 Houston Oilers Win 17 14 2–3
71,184
6 Dec. 11 Philadelphia Eagles Win 23 7 3–3
66,053
7 Dec. 19 at Washington Redskins Loss 14 15 3–4
50,030
8 Dec. 26 at St. Louis Cardinals Loss 21 24 3–5
39,824
9 Jan. 2 at Philadelphia Eagles Win 26 24 4–5
55,797

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StandingsEdit

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Washington Redskins(1) 8 1 0 .889 6–1 8–1 190 128 W4
Dallas Cowboys(2) 6 3 0 .667 2–1 4–2 226 145 L2
St. Louis Cardinals(6) 5 4 0 .556 3–1 5–4 135 170 L1
New York Giants 4 5 0 .444 2–3 3–5 164 160 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 3 6 0 .333 1–5 1–5 191 195 L1
National Football Conference
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Washington Redskins(1) 8 1 0 .889 190 128 W4
Dallas Cowboys(2) 6 3 0 .667 226 145 L2
Green Bay Packers(3) 5 3 1 .611 226 169 L1
Minnesota Vikings(4) 5 4 0 .556 187 198 W1
Atlanta Falcons(5) 5 4 0 .556 183 199 L2
St. Louis Cardinals(6) 5 4 0 .556 135 170 L1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers(7) 5 4 0 .556 158 178 W3
Detroit Lions(8) 4 5 0 .444 181 176 W1
New Orleans Saints 4 5 0 .444 129 160 W1
New York Giants 4 5 0 .444 164 160 W1
San Francisco 49ers 3 6 0 .333 209 206 L1
Chicago Bears 3 6 0 .333 141 174 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 3 6 0 .333 191 195 L1
Los Angeles Rams 2 7 0 .222 200 250 W1

See alsoEdit

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