10, 1:00 pm (FOX 5) - Giants at Eagles
do it again
Giants open at 2-0 for the first time under head
coach Jim Fassel.
Collins passes for 220 yards and 2 TDs.
Tiki Barber has another great game,
96 yards on 11 carries, and 1 TD.
Giants held the Eagles to just 56
did you stay nice and dry this week?
and to those personal fans I seemed to have picked
up after last week, who have e-mailed me with their
interesting questions, I was wearing a bulky sweatshirt
and shorts. I had no tickets for this away game
with the Eagles. There were some girlfriends at
the house, but they weren't wearing cheerleader
outfits. We weren't spraying each other with seltzer
bottles during commercials or halftime, or anything
else you guys like to dream up with your wild imaginations."
about video games?
funny, I know where you're going with that. No,
I did not cause any of the Giants receivers to miss
walkthroughs because we were all busy staying up
late playing video games. I don't know those players
personally or even have their autographs."
think you've cleared everything up now.
I'd say so. Now about the game. I was kind of nervous
with the Giants going up against the Eagles this
week, after the way Philadelphia beat Dallas 41-14.
The Giants controlled the game pretty good in the
first quarter, but they weren't getting many points
up on the board. I think it was 3-0 at the end of
the first, and the second quarter was almost over
before they put some serious points up and took
a big lead."
Giants scored 2 TDs in the final minutes of the
felt better after that. I mean, I liked what I was
seeing, the Giants were mixing the offense up pretty
good, and the defense was shutting the Eagles down,
but I still like to see those points hit the board.
The end of the second quarter was really something.
Ron Dixon gave me a nice scare when he dropped the
ball on that kickoff return, but then he turned
it into a big gain. The Giants have some real talented
players this year.
Tiki went down hard on that same series, and I thought
I heard the Eagles fans cheering while he was lying
there. Luckily he was OK, and Collins finished off
that drive with a touchdown pass to Toomer. The
Eagles went nowhere, with Pete Monty getting a sack
on McNabb, and Tiki came back to field the punt.
Collins threw to Tiki, and then Hilliard and then
like you said, the half was almost over when Tiki
had that 31 yard touchdown run. So take that all
you Eagles fans who cheered when he was down!"
had back to back good games.
really did, and the Giants played tough against
a stronger team this week. Besides throwing to Tiki,
Collins hit Toomer and Hilliard a lot more this
game, and Ike Hilliard showed just how tough he
is to bring down. I was getting worried that he
might get hurt the way they were jumping on him
to bring him down. Next week the Giants should have
everyone healthy against Chicago, and then there's
that big game coming up against the Redskins. This
Giants season is turning out to be a real nice surprise.
Let's hope we can knock off Washington too. That
would really be big!"
the game Mikefan?
the Giants showed some great ball control against
the Eagles. As Gamegirl said, they were really mixing
it up, and in that first half they had the Eagles
defense on the field for over 22 minutes. Sean Landeta
had some great punts against us. He had punts of
59, 54 and 52 yards, but we had some great returns
and it didn't matter where the Giants got the ball,
they kept driving, and chewing up the clock as they
Kerry Collins was into the gameplan once again for
this game, and this time the receivers got more
half stats were, Giants 16 first downs, and just
2 for the Eagles.
the Giants really controlled the ball. Still, McNabb
got the Eagles going right away in the third quarter.
On a 3rd and 16, he managed a 17 yard pass to Charles
Johnson and that put the Eagles in Giants territory.
They got inside the 15, and faced a 4th and 1. I
was surprised when they went for the field goal,
since they were trailing 20-3, but that's what they
did and then it was 20-6.
Collins came right back, and took the Giants 67
yards in 10 plays. He faced three third downs on
that drive, and finished it off with a 30 yard pass
to Ike Hilliard. That made it 27-6 and you kind
of felt like things were in hand, but once again,
McNabb stayed slippery and got the Eagles another
score, this time running it in himself. The Giants
blocked the extra point so it was 27-12."
Eagles defense needed to step up at that point.
"Right, they had to show that they could stop
the Giants and give McNabb some more chances on
the field, but they couldn't. The Giants kept making
those first downs. Tiki kept running, and Daluiso
kept kicking those field goals. In fact, Brad Daluiso
had field goals of 32, 36, 44 and 23 yards in this
The offense did its job this game, and the defense
stopped Duce Staley, holding him to just 11 yards
rushing on 7 carries. In the last two games the
defense has allowed a total of only 99 yards rushing."
about Michael Strahan?
think that we have to stop worrying about Mike Strahan
and sacks since the Giants are concentrating their
efforts on the run. There seems to be lots of pressure
on the opposing quarterbacks when needed, so whatever
the Giants are up to, they should stay with it until
it doesn't work anymore."
a tune-up away game with the Bears to prepare for
the big meeting with the Redskins in the Meadowlands.
The Redskins are finding out things are not quite
so easy as they might have thought. Let's hope that
the Giants don't think the same way if they walk
into that matchup with a 3-0 record.
Giants - Kerry Collins 21-29 for 220 yards, 2 TDs,
0 INT, 1 sack.
Eagles - Donovan McNabb 19-33 for 214 yards, 1 TD,
0 INT, 3 sacks.
Giants - Tiki Barber 11-96, Ron Dayne 21-50, Greg
Comella 2-19, Kerry Collins 5-2.
Eagles - Donovan McNabb 5-45, Duce Staley 7-11.
Giants - Ike Hilliard 8-84, Amani Toomer 7-80, Tiki
Barber 3-29, Ron Dixon 1-15, Greg Comella 2-12.
- Chad Lewis 4-67, Duce Staley 7-58, Charles Johnson
5-48, Todd Pinkston 1-23, Bubba Miller 1-9, Dameane
Giants - Jason Sehorn 1 for -7, Ron Dixon 4 for
Giants - Jason Sehorn 7-1-0, Dave Thomas 3-1-0,
Jessie Armstead 3-0-1, Brandon Short 3-0-0, Lyle
West 3-0-0, Michael Strahan 2-1-0, Emmanuel Mcdaniel
2-0-0, Ryan Phillips 2-0-1, Shaun Williams 2-0-0,
Cedric Jones 1-1-0, Keith Hamilton 1-0-0, Pete Monty
Eagles - Jeremiah Trotter 9-3-0, Hollis Thomas 2-5-0,
Barry Gardner 5-1-0, Mike Caldwell 4-1-0, Troy Vincent
4-1-0, Bryan Dawkins 3-2-0, Corey Simon 3-2-0, Hugh
Douglas 2-3-1, Bobby Taylor 3-0-0, Damon Moore 1-2-0,
Paul Grasmanis 2-0-0, Carlos Emmons 1-1-0, Al Harris
1-0-0, Brandon Whiting 1-0-0, Rashard Cook 0-1-0,
Mike Mamula 0-1-0, Ike Reese 0-1-0.
Giants - 167
Eagles - 56
Eagles - 181
Time of Possesion
Eagles - 21:16
NYG - Brad Daluiso 32 Yard Field Goal, 4:13.
N.Y. Giants 3-0
NYG - Brad Daluiso 36 Yard Field
Goal, 12:41. NY Giants 6-0
PHI - David Akers 33 Yard Field Goal, 5:26.
NY Giants 6-3
NYG - Amani Toomer 25 Yard TD Pass from Kerry
Collins (Brad Daluiso Extra Point), 1:18. NY Giants
NYG - Tiki Barber 31 Yard TD Run (Brad Daluiso
Extra Point), 0:23. NY Giants 20-3
PHI - David Akers 29 Yard Field Goal, 9:12.
NY Giants 20-6
NYG - Ike Hilliard 30 Yard TD Pass from Kerry
Collins (Brad Daluiso Extra Point), 4:22. NY Giants
PHI - Donovan McNabb 15 Yard TD Run (David
Akers Kick Failed), 1:16. NY Giants 27-12
NYG - Brad Daluiso 44 Yard Field Goal, 9:42.
NY Giants 30-12
NYG - Brad Daluiso 23 Yard Field Goal, 4:03.
NY Giants 33-12
PHI - Chad Lewis 7 Yard TD Pass from Donovan
McNabb (Charles Johnson Pass Failed), 1:25. NY Giants
17, Giants at Chicago, 4PM FOX
Fassel is 7-0 lifetime as a head coach against Philadelphia