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what was different
No, I'm just kidding. I brought the 'Jet guy' with me so we
could really get into it and enjoy the game. Everyone was
pretty excited in the stands, and of course the Jet fans who
were there thought they had the edge.
That all changed pretty fast as soon as the game started.
I think it didn't matter if you were a Giants or Jet fan,
you couldn't believe what was happening on the field.
The 'Jet guy' was telling me before the game that the Jets
on defense were coming on strong and were probably better
than the Giants. Unfortunately for him and all the Jet fans,
the Giants got it all figured out this week. They really outplayed
"I didn't see any fights at the game if that's what you
When we were moving through the crowd, some people had several
comments for us as we went by.
I was wearing my usual nice blue Giants stuff, and he was
wearing all his ugly green stuff, and they were saying, 'One
Giants fan and one Jet fan. I'll stay out of this.', or 'There's
trouble coming up'.
Overall It was definitely a Giants crowd and a great day weather
wise to be at the Meadowlands. The mixed crowd was pretty
good around us. No one was cheering at player injuries or
It too bad that once again we lost Jason Sehorn in this game.
Suddenly they were just driving him off the field, and we
didn't see where anything had happened to him. Of course it
was horrible to see Brian Williams go down. We certainly could
use these two guys for the last four game stretch.
it seems that some of the Jet fans (I won't say who sitting
near me) were distracted during the last part of the game.
It seems there was this lady sitting by the goal post area
seats, drinking and getting all the guys worked up. She showed
her top. Some in front of her missed out and after after much
encouragement from everyone around her, she did it again and
then later, a usher came over.
He was probably sent over there by Bill Parcells who was maybe
anxious to help keep his players focused for the rest of the
At least some of the Jets fans in her area, and at least one
other I know of, went home happy with their spirits raised.
I know that Mikefan gave me a hard time when I said that it
wasn't so bad losing to 'Uncle Bill" and the Jets in
the preseason game. (Preseason
He thought I was wrong, so I'd just like to bring that up
right now and say how it didn't matter."
what was different
when something like this happens you look for what was different,
and there were quite a few things as the Jets found out this
The Giants had their QB Coach Sean Payton doing the play calling.
They had a running back who commanded respect taking the ball
up the middle. They didn't turn the ball over. They cut down
on the dropped balls, making mistakes and turning the ball
As a result, Bill Parcells no longer has any claim to the
He will always be revered for his accomplishments with them,
but by standing up to Bill and his Jets team, the Giants have
proved to the media, the fans and themselves that they no
longer have to live in his shadow."
numbers weren't special except for total yards.
right, but it doesn't matter. All you can remember from that
game is Montgomery running and running. Time of possession
for the Giants was 35:50. Joe had 38 carries for 111 yards,
which comes out to 2.9 per trip. He has the ability to do
the job, and the defense has to put the right players up against
it. That makes them less capable defending against the passing
Believe me, if the Jets had decided to take it up a notch
more on Collins, the passing yardage would have been less,
but Montgomery's numbers would have been that much better.
The end results would have been the same. The Giants would
have controlled the game and scored points."
have you got?
I've got is a need to do some celebrating. I saw your hot
notes list, and this week they really tell the whole story,
so just put them up."
was the most points the Giants have scored under Jim Fassel.
was most points the Jets have given up under Bill Parcells.
tied for the 2nd most points allowed by a Parcells coached
was the first time in club history the Giants had a 300-yard
passer, a 100-yard rusher, and two 100-yard receivers in one
was the least rushing yards allowed by the Giants since 1993
when they gave up 11 against New Orleans.
rushed for only 15 yards, their lowest total in 33 years.
Jets lowest total was 5 yards against the Bills in 1966.
had given up a total of only 44 points in their previous 4
games, and gave up 41 to the Giants.
chance of a third straight winning season, achieved only once
in team history, is gone.
Montgomery's 38 carries were the most ever in a game by a
Montgomery's 38 carries are the most by a Giant since Rodney
Hampton carried 41 times in '93.
Toomer became the first Giants receiver to catch 3 TDs in
one game since Earnest Gray in 1980.
Fassel and defensive coordinator John Fox, were awarded game
balls by Jessie Armstead.
losing yesterday moved the Giants back within one game of
first place. The Cowboys lost also.
Sehorn's Giants - Jets game history.
Last year, Sehorn tore up his right knee during the Giants'
annual preseason game against the Jets and missed the entire
season. Yesterday, Sehorn broke his left fibula.
you are playing in a Giants - Jets game, you don't want Jumbo
Elliott on your team. He has been on the losing side of all
by Bill Parcells, "We were outplayed, outprepared, outcoached,
out-everything, and I'm ashamed." He called it one of the
most embarrassing losses of his career. "This is the first
time in three years I've been ashamed."
Giants - Kerry Collins 17-29 for 341 yards, 3 TDs.
Jets - Ray Lucas 31-48 for 284 yards, 4 TDs.
Giants - Joe Montgomery 38-111, David Patten 1-27, Tiki Barber
4-9, Sean Bennett 1-4, Kerry Collins 1-1, .
Jets - Ray Lucas 5-20, Curtis Martin 6-4, Dwight Stone 1-
Giants - Amani Toomer 6-181, Ike Hilliard 6-121, Pete Mitchell
4-46, Tiki Barber 1- minus 7.
Jets - Keyshawn Johnson 10-98, Wayne Chrebet 7-84, Bernie
Parmalee 5-52, Curtis Martin 6-24, Eric Green 2-17, Richie
Giants - 152
Jets - 15
Jets - 276
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