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1989 New York Giants season

The 1989 New York Giants season was the franchise's 65th season 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.

1989 New York Giants season
Head coachBill Parcells
General managerGeorge Young
OwnerWellington Mara
Home fieldGiants Stadium
Results
Record12–4
Division place1st NFC East
Playoff finishLost Divisional Playoffs (Rams) 19–13 (OT)

Contents

OffseasonEdit

DraftEdit

1989 New York Giants draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 18 Brian Williams  C Minnesota
3 64 Bob Kratch  OG Iowa
3 78 Greg Jackson  DB LSU
4 93 Lewis Tillman  RB Jackson St
4 105 Brad Henke  DE Arizona
5 132 David Meggett  RB Towson
6 158 Howard Cross  TE Alabama
7 175 Dave Popp  OT Eastern Illinois
8 218 Myron Guyton  DB Eastern Kentucky
9 245 A.J. Greene  DB Wake Forest
10 272 Rodney Lowe  DE Ole Miss
11 299 Jerome Rinehart  DE Tennessee-Martin
12 326 Eric Smith  LB UCLA
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Game Date Opponent Result Giants points Opponents Record Attendance
1 September 11 at Washington Redskins Win 27 24 1–0
54,160
2 September 17 Detroit Lions Win 24 14 2–0
76,021
3 September 24 Phoenix Cardinals Win 35 7 3–0
75,742
4 Oct. 1 at Dallas Cowboys Win 30 13 4–0
51,785
5 Oct. 8 at Philadelphia Eagles Loss 19 21 4–1
65,688
6 Oct. 15 Washington Redskins Win 20 17 5–1
76,245
7 Oct. 22 at San Diego Chargers Win 20 13 6–1
46,566
8 Oct. 30 Minnesota Vikings Win 24 14 7–1
76,041
9 Nov. 5 at Phoenix Cardinals Win 20 13 8–1
46,588
10 Nov. 12 at Los Angeles Rams Loss 10 31 8–2
65,127
11 Nov. 19 Seattle Seahawks Win 15 3 9–2
75,014
12 Nov. 27 at San Francisco 49ers Loss 24 34 9–3
63,461
13 Dec. 3 Philadelphia Eagles Loss 17 24 9–4
74,809
14 Dec. 10 at Denver Broncos Win 14 7 10–4
63,283
15 Dec. 16 Dallas Cowboys Win 15 0 11–4
72,141
16 Dec. 24 Los Angeles Raiders Win 34 17 12–4
70,306

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StandingsEdit

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 summariesEdit

Week 1Edit

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 2Edit

1 234Total
Lions 0 770 14
• Giants 3 0147 24

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Week 7Edit

1 234Total
Giants 3 377 20
Chargers 0 337 13

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RosterEdit

PlayoffsEdit

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 honorsEdit

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

See alsoEdit

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