Nov 11, 4:00 pm (FOX) - Giants at Cards
| Game 10
The Giants had a 16-14 lead going into the 4th quarter, but couldn't hold it.
Randy Moss had 10 catches for 171 yards and 3 touchdowns
The Giants picked up 15 penalties for 150 yards.
The Giants fall to 1½ games behind Philadelphia in the NFC East race.
Will Allen came up with 2 interceptions this game.
Morten Andersen kicked 3 field goals and raised his career points total to 1,999.
What did you think of the game?
"The Giants made a lot of big plays, but also gave up too many big ones. It was a back and forth game. The Vikings led it 14-13 at the half, and the Giants led it 16-14 going into the 4th quarter. It's too bad they couldn't hang on and win it."
There were a lot of penalties.
"The refs had eagle eyes. If you just touched a receiver, it was pass interference. I can't agree with a lot of those calls, especially that 39 yard pass interference call on Will Allen at the beginning of the game."
The Giants play the Raiders next week.
"Now that's really something to look forward to. Those guys are playing consistent football. The Raiders were 12-4 last year, and are 7-2 now. They were good last year, and just as good this year. The Giants really have their work cut out for them."
Moss played up to his potential.
"Yeah, who would have expected it. He hasn't done that all year. If he did it all the time, just think where the Vikings would be."
The Giants gained only 61 yards on the ground.
"That's a big problem. They should have been able to run on this team, and actually Tiki Barber had 8 carries for 55 yards. Maybe they should have given the ball to him a lot more. Tiki was a big factor in last week's win over the Cards when he gained 118 yards on 17 carries. Before that game, when he was hurt, the Giants
had gained less than 100 yards rushing in four straight games."
How about the tight ends?
"Fassel has said all season he would like to get the Giants tight ends more integrated into the offense. They had caught only five passes through the first nine games, and now two more tonight. He liked how Campbell looked in practice, but it doesn't seem to matter much. They still don't tend to use their tight ends."
The Vikings had three new starters in their defensive backfield.
"They held up pretty good. Sure, Hilliard had 6 catches for 106 yards, and Toomer had 5 for 60 yards, but the Giants managed to put up only 16 points on the scoreboard. Those two interceptions Collins threw sure didn't help, and is it just me, or does it seem that Collins has been doing a lot of scrambling, and passing
on the run this season."
Giants - Kerry Collins 21-37 for 321 yards, 2 INT, 0 TD.
Vikings - Daunte Culpepper 26-38 for 277 yards, 2 INT, 4 TD.
Giants - Tiki Barber 8-55, Kerry Collins 3-9, Ron Dayne 4-minus 3.
Vikings - Michael Bennett 11-33, Daunte Culpepper 9-26, Randy Moss 1-18, Travis Prentice 2-7, Harold Morrow 1-6, Jim Kleinsasser 4-6.
Giants - Ike Hilliard 6-106, Amani Toomer 5-60, Tiki Barber 4-52, Joe Jurevicius 3-42, Dan Campbell 2-29, Ron Dixon 1-32.
Vikings - Randy Moss 10-171, Cris Carter 10-46, Byron Chamberlain 4-41, Michael Bennett 1-13, Jim Kleinsasser 1-6.
Giants - 61
Vikings - 96
Giants - 297
Vikings - 263
Giants - Will Allen (2)
Vikings - Ed McDaniel (1) Robert Griffith (1)
Giants - Omar Stoutmire (1-16) Ron Dixon (2-29) Damon Washington (1-20)
Vikings - Nate Jacquet (5-107)
Giants - Tiki Barber (1-5)
Vikings - Nate Jacquet (2-14) Don Morgan (1-6)
Time of Possession
Giants - 25:00
Vikings - 35:00
Giants - Michael Barrow 7-2-1, Kenny Holmes 6-2-1, Shaun Williams 5-1-0, Will Peterson 5-1-0, Will Allen 4-1-0, Jessie Armstead 4-1-1, Brandon Short 3-1-0, Cornelius Griffin 3-1-0, Jason Sehorn 3-0-0, Sam Garnes 2-0-0, Dhani Jones 1-1-0, Emmanuel Mcdaniel 1-1-0, Lance Legree 1-0-0, Ross Kolodziej 0-1-0, Michael Strahan 0-1-0, Keith Hamilton 0-1-0.
Vikings - Tyrone Carter 5-2-1, Ed Mcdaniel 6-0-0.5, Eric Kelly 5-1-0, Dale Carter 4-1-0, Kailee Wong 2-2-0, Robert Griffith 3-0-0, Robert Tate 3-0-0, Lemanski Hall 3-0-0, Kenny Wright 2-0-0, Patrick Chukwurah 2-0-1, Chris Hovan 1-1-0.5, Lance Johnstone 1-1-0.5, Talance Sawyer 0-2-0.5, Stalin Colinet 1-0-0, Fred Robbins 1-0-0.
Minn -TD (2:29) Play: Randy Moss 28 Yard Pass From Daunte Culpepper (Gary Anderson Kick) Drive: 4 plays, 76 yards in 2:13 Key Plays: • Culpepper 13-yard pass to Bennett to Minnesota 37 • 38-yard pass interference on Giants' Allen at New York 29 MINNESOTA 7-0
NYG - FG (8:14) Play: Morten Andersen 43 Yard Drive: 12 plays, 56 yards in 5:45 Key Plays: • Collins 15-yard pass to Toomer on 3rd-and-10 to New York 34 • Collins 25-yard pass to Campbell to Minnesota 41 • Collins 13-yard pass to Toomer to Minnesota 28 • Barber 24-yard run to Minnesota 5 MINNESOTA 7-3
NYG - TD (14:56) Play: Tiki Barber 1 Yard Run (Morten Andersen Kick) Drive: 6 plays, 41 yards in 2:36 Key Plays: • Holmes recovery of Culpepper fumble at Minnesota 41 • Collins 13-yard pass to Hilliard on 3rd-and-14 to Minnesota 32 • Collins 2-yard run on 4th-and-1 to Minnesota 30 • Barber 29-yard run to Minnesota 1 NY GIANTS 10-7
Minn - TD (11:06) Play: Randy Moss 25 Yard Pass From Daunte Culpepper (Gary Anderson Kick) Drive: 8 plays, 74 yards in 3:59 Key Plays: • Culpepper 9-yard pass to Carter to Minnesota 35 • 15-yard face mask on Giants' Hamilton to New York 47 • Culpepper 9-yard pass to Moss on 3rd-and-4 to New York 32 • Culpepper 7-yard
pass to Moss to New York 25 MINNESOTA 14-10
NYG - FG (13:55) Play: Morten Andersen 36 Yard Drive: 8 plays, 45 yards in 2:49 Key Plays: • Collins 15-yard pass to Toomer to Minnesota 49 • Collins 32-yard pass to Hilliard on 3rd-and-20 to Minnesota 27 MINNESOTA 14-13
NYG - FG (3:32) Play: Morten Andersen 51 Yard Drive: 7 plays, 52 yards in 3:32 Key Plays: • Collins 20-yard pass to Hilliard to New York 35 • Collins 32-yard pass to Dixon to Minnesota 32 NY GIANTS 16-14
Minn - TD (5:57) Play: Cris Carter 1 Yard Pass From Daunte Culpepper (Gary Anderson Kick) Drive: 14 plays, 62 yards in 8:54 Key Plays: • Culpepper 5-yard pass to Carter on 3rd-and-4 to Minnesota 49 • Culpepper 2-yard run on 4th-and-1 to New York 40 • Culpepper 11-yard run to New York 23 • Culpepper 9-yard pass to Chamberlain
on 3rd-and-9 to New York 1 MINNESOTA 21-16
MINN - TD (8:28) Play: Randy Moss 57 Yard Pass From Daunte Culpepper (Gary Anderson Kick) MINNESOTA 28-16
Giants are 15-26-1 all-time on Monday night football.
Michael Strahan of the Giants was held without a sack for the first time in seven games.
This was Culpepper's 24th consecutive game with a touchdown pass.
It was Moss' third three-TD game of his career and the first since he was a rookie in 1998.
Cris Carter had 10 catches for 46 yards, the first time in Vikings history that two receivers had 10 or more receptions in a game.
Raiders at Giants Nov 25 at 4:00 pm.