1925 New York Giants season

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1925 New York Giants season
Head coach Bob Folwell
Owner Tim Mara
Home field Polo Grounds
Results
Record 11–6 Overall
8–4 NFL
League place 4th NFL

The 1925 New York Giants season was the first season for the club in the National Football League (NFL). The team finished with a record of 8–4 against league opponents.

National Football League Professional American football league

The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL's 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held in the first Sunday in February, and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.

Contents

Schedule

WeekDateOpponentResultGame site
September 27, 1925@Newark Red JacketsW 3–0 Dreamland Park
October 4, 1925@All-New BritainW 26–0 New Britain, Connecticut
4October 11, 1925@Providence Steam Roller L 0–14 Cycledrome
5October 17, 1925@Frankford Yellow Jackets L 3–5 Frankford Stadium
October 18, 1925 Frankford Yellow Jackets L 0–14 Polo Grounds
7November 1, 1925 Cleveland Bulldogs W 19–0Polo Grounds
8November 3, 1925 Buffalo Bisons W 7–0Polo Grounds
November 8, 1925 Columbus Tigers W 19–0Polo Grounds
9November 11, 1925 Rochester Jeffersons W 13–0Polo Grounds
November 15, 1925 Providence Steam Roller W 13–12Polo Grounds
10November 22, 1925 Kansas City Cowboys W 9–3Polo Grounds
November 26, 1925 Staten Island Stapletons W 7–0 Albany, New York
11November 29, 1925 Dayton Triangles W 23–0Polo Grounds
12December 6, 1925 Chicago Bears L 7–19Polo Grounds
13December 13, 1925@Chicago Bears W 9–0 Wrigley Field
January 1, 1926Coral Gables CollegiansL 3–13 Palm Beach, Florida
January 6, 1926@Coral Gables CollegiansL 13–14 Coral Gables, Florida

Game Summaries

NFL contests only; summaries for games against non-league teams are unavailable.

Week 4: at Providence Steam Roller

Week Four: New York Giants at Providence Steam Roller
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at Cycledrome, Providence, Rhode Island

  • Date: October 11
  • Game attendance: 8,000
Game information
Second quarter

Week 5, Game 1: at Frankford Yellow Jackets

Week Five: New York Giants at Frankford Yellow Jackets (Game 1)
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Yellow Jackets20305

at Frankford Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 17
  • Game attendance: 15,000
Game information
First quarter
Guy Chamberlin American football player and coach

Berlin Guy "Champ" Chamberlin, sometimes misspelled Guy Chamberlain, was an American football player and coach. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1962 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965. He was also named in 1969 to the NFL 1920s All-Decade Team.

Jim Thorpe American track and field athlete and baseball player

James Francis Thorpe was an American athlete and Olympic gold medalist. A member of the Sac and Fox Nation, Thorpe became the first Native American to win a gold medal for the United States. Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals in the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, and played American football, professional baseball, and basketball. He lost his Olympic titles after it was found he had been paid for playing two seasons of semi-professional baseball before competing in the Olympics, thus violating the amateurism rules that were then in place. In 1983, 30 years after his death, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) restored his Olympic medals.

Second quarter
Third quarter

Week 5, Game 2: vs. Frankford Yellow Jackets

Week Five: Frankford Yellow Jackets at New York Giants (Game 2)
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at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: October 18
  • Game attendance: 27,000
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter

Week 7: vs. Cleveland Bulldogs

Week Seven: Cleveland Bulldogs at New York Giants
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at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: November 1
  • Game attendance: 18,000
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter

John F. McBride was an American football player who played the positions of halfback, fullback, and quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). He was born in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. McBride played collegiately at Syracuse University where he finished second in the nation in scoring in his senior year to Heinie Benkert. McBride scored 90 points on 7 touchdowns, 11 field goals, and 15 extra points in his senior year.

Oscar George "Dutch" Hendrian was an American actor and former American football player in the National Football League.

Fourth quarter

Week 8, Game 1: vs. Buffalo Bisons

Week Eight, Game One: Buffalo Bisons at New York Giants
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at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: November 3
  • Game attendance: 20,000
Game information
Second quarter
  • NYG McBride run (McBride kick)

Week 8, Game 2: vs. Columbus Tigers

Week Eight, Game Two: Columbus Tigers at New York Giants
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at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: November 8
  • Game attendance: 4,000
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG Hendrian 35-yard pass from McBride (McBride kick)
Fourth quarter

William Rooney was a professional American football player who played running back for six seasons for the Duluth Kelleys/Eskimos, New York Giants, Brooklyn Lions, and Chicago Cardinals.

Doc Alexander American football player and coach

Joseph A. "Doc" Alexander was an American football player, who played center, tackle, guard, and end, and coach in the National Football League.

Week 9, Game 1: vs. Rochester Jeffersons

Week Nine, Game One: Rochester Jeffersons at New York Giants
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at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: November 11
  • Game attendance: 10,000
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG Lynn Bomar 27-yard pass from McBride (McBride kick)
  • NYG Hendrian 35-yard FG
Lynn Bomar American football, basketball, and baseball player

Robert Lynn Bomar was an American football end in the National Football League (NFL). Bomar played college football, basketball and baseball for Vanderbilt University, following coach Wallace Wade and classmate Hek Wakefield there from prep school, and was a unanimous 1922 All-Southern selection and a consensus 1923 All-American selection in football. The latter season included a first-team All-American selection by Walter Camp, rare for a player in the South. A paralyzing injury ended Bomar's college career, but he quickly recovered and sat on the bench for all of his team's games. He played for the New York Giants in 1925 and 1926, retiring abruptly after a separate injury. Bomar was nicknamed "the Blonde Bear".

Second quarter
  • NYG Hendrian 25-yard FG

Week 9, Game 2: vs. Providence Steam Roller

Week Nine, Game Two: Providence Steam Roller at New York Giants
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at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: November 15
  • Game attendance: 20,000
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG Bomar 24-yard pass from McBride (McBride kick)
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • NYG McBride run (kick failed)
Fourth quarter
  • PRO Laird run (Laird kick)
  • PRO Ball downed in end zone by Haines for a safety

Week 10: vs. Kansas City Cowboys

Week Ten: Kansas City Cowboys at New York Giants
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at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: November 22
  • Game attendance: 26,000
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG Haines 1-yard run (kick failed)
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • NYG Hendrian 25-yard FG

Week 11: vs. Dayton Triangles

Week Eleven: Dayton Triangles at New York Giants
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at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: November 29
  • Game attendance: 18,000
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG Bomar 45-yard pass from McBride (McBride kick)
Second quarter
  • NYG Hendrian 34 pass from McBride (McBride kick)
  • NYG McBride 30-yard FG
Third quarter

Week 12: vs. Chicago Bears

Week Twelve: Chicago Bears at New York Giants
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at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: December 6
  • Game attendance: 68,000 (plus approx. 8,000 gate crashers)
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • NYG White run (McBride kick)
Fourth quarter
  • CHB Red Grange 35-yard interception return (Sternaman kick)

Week 13: at Chicago Bears

Week Thirteen: New York Giants at Chicago Bears
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at Cubs Park, Chicago, Illinois

  • Date: December 13
  • Game attendance: 18,000
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG McBride 40-yard FG
Fourth quarter
  • NYG White 1-yard run (kick failed)

Standings

NFL standings
WLTPCTPFPASTK
Chicago Cardinals *1121.84623065W2
Pottsville Maroons *1020.83327045W5
Detroit Panthers 822.80012939W1
New York Giants 840.66712267W1
Akron Pros 422.6676551L2
Frankford Yellow Jackets 1370.650190169W2
Chicago Bears 953.64315896W3
Rock Island Independents 533.6259958L1
Green Bay Packers 850.615151110W1
Providence Steam Roller 651.545111101L1
Canton Bulldogs 440.5005073L1
Cleveland Bulldogs 581.38575135L1
Kansas City Cowboys 251.2866597W1
Hammond Pros 140.2002387L3
Buffalo Bisons 162.14333113L4
Rochester Jeffersons 061.00026111L5
Dayton Triangles 071.000384L7
Duluth Kelleys 030.000625L3
Milwaukee Badgers 060.0007191L6
Columbus Tigers 090.00028124L9

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
* The Pottsville Maroons were suspended from the league in December, resulting in the Chicago Cardinals being named the NFL champions.

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