1:00 pm (FOX) - Giants at Washington
it exciting as they beat Washington 9-7.
Giants at 9-4 sit alone atop the NFC East.
Daluiso did all the scoring for the
Giants with 3 field goals.
Giants held Redskins to just 29 total yards rushing.
Jeff George almost turned the game around in the
Eddie Murray's 49-yard field goal attempt fell short
with 50 seconds left.
Redskins are close to losing any chance of making
Giants prove they can step up and win a big game.
did you think of this one Gamegirl?
Giants win. The Giants win! The Giants WINNNN!!!!
That's what I think. They put you and me and all
the fans through pure HELL, but they won! That's
the way we like it, and that's why we're all Giants
fans. Now we're 9-4, and leading the East!"
were also a lot of good things that happened in
right, I did sort of get a good vibe when I heard
that 'THUMP' sound on the Redskins first scoring
attempt. Of course, it wasn't long after that when
Joe Jurevicius caught a nice pass and was well on
his way for some big yardage, and maybe a touchdown,
right? Of course, the ball gets knocked loose, and
it goes back to the Redskins."
the Giants went on to win the game.
we're 9-4, and that guarantees us a winning season,
most likely a playoff shot, and some more games
just like this. By the way, you have Mikefan to
thank for this thriller of a game."
do you figure that?
week after the easy 31-7 game over the Cards, Mikefan
had me bundle up all the e-mail we got from fans
complaining that it was the most boring game they
ever sat through, and send it on to Giants Headquarters.
I'm sure each e-mail was carefully reviewed, and
just as Jim Fassel had guaranteed us all that the
Giants would be in the playoffs, I'm sure that he
made a solemn oath to never have the Giants play
such a boring one sided game ever again. It's so
un-Giants like. So now we're back to football the
way we Giants fans love it."
sort of makes you feel sorry for all those Ram fans
"Sure, and can you imagine going though life
like that? Like one of those old 49er fans, knowing
that no matter what was happening in a game you
were going to win anyway? You call that fun? You
call that football? Those Ram fans probably sent
in a bunch of e-mail of their own, because just
look what's happening now! Next time they come away
with a win, the fans will really enjoy it, just
like we all enjoyed this one over the Redskins."
your take on all this Mikefan?
Giants were awesome on defense, except at the end,
but I'll get to that later. The offense was effective
except for scoring. It was a real Giants game. It
had all the things in it you've come to expect.
The Giants dominated the game without really scoring
any points. You kept waiting for the Giants to put
the game away, but they never did. You kept waiting
for the BIG mistake that was bound to happen, and
it did, quite a few times. You kept waiting for
the Redskins to come out of their sleepwalk, which
they finally did in the fourth quarter. Any Giants
real fan could have written this script. The Giants
dominated the Redskins without really delivering
the killer punch, keeping them on the ropes round
after round, absorbing their lucky punches here
and there, and then in a flash, the Redskins come
alive in the form of Jeff George."
really turned the game around fast.
the Giants were scrambling to survive the heroics
of Jeff George playing as if he were the annointed
God of all quarterbacks. The Giants showed no respect
towards any Redskin up until then. They were throwing
on Deion Sanders' side of the field. They were all
over quarterback Brad Johnson as if he hadn't beaten
them the last three games straight. They were shutting
down Stephen Davis worse than any other running
back all season. Bruce Smith, Lavar Arrington, it
didn't matter, they didn't care.
Now suddenly Jeff George stops bad mouthing Brad
Johnson from the sidelines long enough to actually
hear coach Norv Turner saying to him, 'Yes go out
there and win this game for me.' George jogs onto
the field and takes over the game. He immediately
gets tons of respect from the Giants as they back
off and let him begin to slice and dice them up
with continuous first downs, and a drive that ends
with a touchdown, and suddenly the Giants lead is
down to a measly 2 points that no one in the world
expects to hold up."
They did though, and it was a
"Yes, and whoever wrote this script did a thorough
job, because it just about leaves the Redskins in
shambles. They are 7-6, behind the 9-5 Eagles and
the 9-4 Giants, after spending a ton of money on
a super team of players. Now there's doubt about
the head coach and his choice of quarterbacks, and
play calling, losing important football games back
to back by opting for field goal attempts, while
knowing how poor the kicking is. There aren't many
games left to catch up. And last, it doesn't matter
how much money the Redskins have to spend, there
are no reliable field goal kickers left to buy,
and you have to thank Jim Fassel for that."
How do you figure that?
Brad Daluiso was healthy again, Fassel could have
cut Jaret Holmes who was doing a more than adequate
job as a fill in. Instead, he chose to keep him
around on the team. He said he kept him just in
case Brad's injury returned. If Fassel had cut Holmes
loose, the Redskins would have grabbed him, and
he'd be kicking instead of Eddie
Murray who is their
fourth kicker of the season. This close game could
easily have gone to the Redskins, not to mention
the game before against the Eagles. How's that for
some script? Hey, do you think Jim Fassel is the
one writing them?"
Giants - Kerry Collins 18-29 for 164 yards, 1 INT.
Redskins - Jeff George 10-19 for 143 yards, 0 INT,
Brad Johnson 14-29 for 126 yards, 2 INT.
Giants - Tiki Barber 14-82, Ron Dayne 18-57, Kerry
Collins 3-1, Greg Comella 1-1.
Redskins - Stephen Davis 12-29, Brad Johnson 1-0.
Giants - Joe Jurevicius 6-83, Amani Toomer 3-26,
Tiki Barber 4-26, Daniel Campbell 1-11, Pete Mitchell
2-10, Ron Dixon 1-7, Ron Dayne 1-1.
- James Thrash 4-73, Irving Fryar 4-55, Albert Connell
5-55, Larry Centers 5-33, Stephen Alexander 2-32,
Stephen Davis 4-21.
Giants - Emmanuel McDaniel 1 for 17, Sam
Garnes 1 for 4
Redskins - Deion Sanders 1 for 6.
Giants - Tiki Barber 1 for 28, Ron Dixon 1 for 18.
Redskins - Adrian Murrell 2 for 45, Skip Hicks 1
Giants - Tiki Barber 2 for 25.
Redskins - James Thrash 1 for 16.
Giants - Joe Jurevicius 1, Daniel Campbell
- Shawn Barber 2.
Redskins - Eddie Murray 39, 49.
Giants - Jessie Armstead 5-0-0, Michael Barrow 5-0-1,
Jason Sehorn 5-0-0, Shaun Williams 4-0-0, Sam Garnes
3-0-0, Dave Thomas 3-0-0, Ryan Phillips 2-0-0, Cornelius
Griffin 2-0-1, Keith Hamilton 2-0-0, Michael Strahan
2-0-0, Pete Monty 1-1-0, Cedric Jones 1-1-0, Emmanuel
Mcdaniel 1-0-0, Christian Peter 0-1-0.
Redskins - Sam Shade 10-1-0, Lavar Arrington 5-2-0,
Mark Carrier 5-1-0, Marco Coleman 4-2-0, Derek M
Smith 4-1-0, Champ Bailey 4-0-0, Shawn Barber 4-0-0,
Darrell Green 3-1-0, Deion Sanders 2-0-0, Bruce
Smith 2-0-0, Matt Stevens 1-0-0, Greg Jones 1-0-0,
Dana Stubblefield 1-0-0.
Giants - 141
Redskins - 29
Redskins - 261
Time of Possession
Redskins - 26:42
NYG - Brad Daluiso 46 Yard Field
Goal, 3:32. N.Y. Giants 3-0
NYG - Brad Daluiso 27 Yard Field Goal, 0:04.
N.Y. Giants 6-0
NYG - Brad Daluiso 28 Yard Field Goal, 6:18.
N.Y. Giants 9-0
WAS - Irving Fryar 5 Yard TD Pass from Jeff
George (Eddie Murray Extra Point), 4:48. N.Y. Giants
are 6-1 against the NFC East.
have won 28 in a row when leading after 3 quarters.
broke a four game losing streak to the Redskins.
6 losses have been by a total of 23 points.
It was the 2nd loss of the season where the Redskins
didn't allow a touchdown.
10, Pittsburgh at Giants, 1PM (CBS)