1992 New York Giants Season
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1992 New York Giants Season
1992 New York Giants season
Head coachRay Handley
Home fieldGiants Stadium
Results
Record6-10
Division place4th in NFC East
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersRB Rodney Hampton

The 1992 New York Giants season was the franchise's 68th season in the National Football League. The Giants finished in fourth place in the National Football Conference East Division with a 6-10 record.[1] Head coach Ray Handley was fired after this season,[2] when the Giants finished 1-6 after starting the season 5-4.[1]

Injuries helped to mar the Giants' season, especially at quarterback. Phil Simms, once again the team's starting quarterback, suffered a season-ending elbow injury in Week 4. With Simms out the team once again turned to Jeff Hostetler, the Giants' original 1991 starter and winner of Super Bowl XXV, to take his place. Hostetler, who had his own troubles with injuries including a broken back that ended his 1991 season, soon found himself out of the lineup after suffering a concussion in Week 12.[3][4] The Giants were then forced to turn to a pair of rookies, Kent Graham and Dave Brown, but Graham suffered from elbow and shoulder problems, and Brown suffered a broken right thumb.[5][6] Hostetler returned for the final two games of the season, a win over the Kansas City Chiefs and a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.[4][7]

Perhaps the most catastrophic injury was the torn Achilles' tendon suffered by future Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor in Week 10,[8] as the Giants only won once more after the injury.[1] It was the second consecutive year that an injury to Taylor ended his season prematurely (a sprained knee in Week 13 of the 1991 season forced Taylor to miss the final game of the regular season and a previous game against the Cincinnati Bengals).[9][10][11]

Roster

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 6, 1992 San Francisco 49ers L 31-14
74,519
2 September 13, 1992 Dallas Cowboys L 34-28
76,430
3 September 21, 1992 at Chicago Bears W 27-14
63,444
4 Bye
5 October 4, 1992 at Los Angeles Raiders L 13-10
43,103
6 October 11, 1992 Phoenix Cardinals W 31-21
70,042
7 October 18, 1992 at Los Angeles Rams L 38-17
53,541
8 October 25, 1992 Seattle Seahawks W 23-10
67,399
9 November 1, 1992 at Washington Redskins W 24-7
53,647
10 November 8, 1992 Green Bay Packers W 27-7
72,038
11 November 15, 1992 at Denver Broncos L 27-13
75,269
12 November 22, 1992 Philadelphia Eagles L 47-34
68,153
13 November 26, 1992 at Dallas Cowboys L 30-3
62,416
14 December 6, 1992 Washington Redskins L 28-10
62,998
15 December 12, 1992 at Phoenix Cardinals L 19-0
28,452
16 December 19, 1992 Kansas City Chiefs W 35-21
53,428
17 December 27, 1992 at Philadelphia Eagles L 20-10
64,266

Standings

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2)Dallas Cowboys 13 3 0 .813 6-2 9-3 409 243 W2
(5)Philadelphia Eagles 11 5 0 .688 6-2 8-4 354 245 W4
(6)Washington Redskins 9 7 0 .563 4-4 7-5 300 255 L2
New York Giants 6 10 0 .375 2-6 4-8 306 367 L1
Phoenix Cardinals 4 12 0 .250 2-6 4-10 243 332 L2

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "1992 New York Giants". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on 27 April 2009. Retrieved 2009.
  2. ^ Litsky, Frank (December 31, 1992). "Pro Football; Handley's Unhappy Reign Is Brought to an End". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009.
  3. ^ Whittingham, Richard (2005). Illustrated History of the New York Giants. Chicago: Triumph Books. pp. 269-270. ISBN 1-57243-641-7.
  4. ^ a b Litsky, Frank (December 20, 1992). "Pro Football; Hostetler Does His Part, and More". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ Litsky, Frank (December 16, 1992). "Pro Football; Optimistic Hostetler Returns to Practice". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009.
  6. ^ Litsky, Frank (October 17, 1992). "Pro Football: Giants Notebook; For Simms, Next Year Is Too Far Downfield". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009.
  7. ^ Litsky, Frank (December 28, 1992). "Pro Football; Exit Losing". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012.
  8. ^ Litsky, Frank (November 10, 1992). "Pro Football; Successors Are Sought to an Irreplaceable Giant". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009.
  9. ^ "Bored Taylor practices again". Hudson Valley News. Associated Press. December 4, 1991. Retrieved 2011.
  10. ^ Litsky, Frank (December 21, 1991). "Football; Today, the Motivated vs. the Moribund". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011.
  11. ^ "Oilers-Giants notes". The Victoria Advocate. Associated Press. December 22, 1991. Retrieved 2011.

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