|1961 New York Giants season|
|Head coach||Allie Sherman|
|Home field||Yankee Stadium|
|Division place||1st NFL Eastern|
|Playoff finish||Lost NFL Championship|
(at Packers, 0–37)
The 1961 New York Giants season was the franchise's 37th season in the National Football League. After relinquishing the NFL East title the previous season, the Giants reclaimed the title with a 10–3–1 record, a half-game ahead of the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles.
|1||September 17||St. Louis Cardinals||L 10–21||0–1|
|2||September 24||at Pittsburgh Steelers||W 17–14||1–1|
|3||October 1||at Washington Redskins||W 24–21||2–1|
|4||October 8||at St. Louis Cardinals||W 24–9||3–1|
|5||October 15||at Dallas Cowboys||W 31–10||4–1|
|6||October 22||Los Angeles Rams||W 24–14||5–1|
|7||October 29||Dallas Cowboys||L 16–17||5–2|
|8||November 5||Washington Redskins||W 53–0||6–2|
|9||November 12||Philadelphia Eagles||W 38–21||7–2|
|10||November 19||Pittsburgh Steelers||W 42–21||8–2|
|11||November 26||at Cleveland Browns||W 37–21||9–2|
|12||December 3||at Green Bay Packers||L 17–20||9–3|
|13||December 10||at Philadelphia Eagles||W 28–24||10–3|
|14||December 17||Cleveland Browns||T 7–7||10–3–1|
|NFL Eastern Conference|
|New York Giants||10||3||1||.769||9–2–1||368||220||T1|
|St. Louis Cardinals||7||7||0||.500||7–5||279||267||W3|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
|Championship||December 31||at Green Bay Packers||L 0–37|
- "Giants tie Browns, 7-7, capture title". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. December 18, 1961. p. 28.
- Lea, Bud (January 1, 1962). "Packers World Champions!". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1M.
- "'Soldier' Hornung leads driving Packers to 37–0 humiliation of New York Giants". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. January 1, 1962. p. 14.
- Maule, Tex (January 8, 1962). "Day of devastation". Sports Illustrated. p. 12.
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