Oct. 14, 1:00 pm (FOX)
- Giants at Rams
Kurt Warner was sacked six times.
Strahan had 4 of those sacks.
Kerry Collins was 18-32 for 250 yards, 1 INT, 1 TD.
Ron Dayne had 20 carries for 88 yards.
The Giants did everything but win.
The Giants scored
on the opening drive.
they struck fast, just like the Rams do, and then, I mean I have
to ask you, how many times have you seen the Giants look good on
the opening drive and that's the end of it?"
Giants objective was to score more offensive touchdowns.
"Last week, they had four big drives, but the Giants offense
came away with only one touchdown out of them. This week they got
two, but that wasn't enough to win this game."
of the officials calls didn't help.
one point Fassel looked like a traffic cop pointing every which
way in front of the ref on the sidelines. They called the Giants
for penalties on uncatchable balls, like that one where Garnes was
called for pass interference in the end zone. It was a joke except
that it hurts the game so much when the refs make those lousy calls."
was the Giants defense that really showed their worth today.
"Let me put it this way, Michael Strahan, please step up and
accept your award! The Giants defense worked hard. They gave the
offense a heavy hand throughout the game, and I really feel bad
for them that they have to go home empty handed."
don't sound too pleased.
get me wrong. I'm just disappointed. They should have won, but what
I saw today was a Giants team headed for the playoffs."
What did we see
saw a Giants defense that played its heart out, and a Giants offense
that couldn't bring it home. The defensive guys led by Michael Strahan,
with four sacks of the six on Kurt Warner, set up the offense all
day long, but the Giants lost anyway."
What about Strahan?
had a great day that he won't get to relish, because of the loss.
Joe Jurevicius also had a great game, catching six passes for 101
yards. It was the first 100-yard game of his career, but he'll never
forget the play that lost the game for the Giants. The officials
really put it to the Giants in this game on a number of key calls.
Overall, what we saw today was the 2000 NFC champs going
against the 1999 NFC champs, and it was a very good game."
Will Allen and Will Peterson held up well.
knew coming in that they would be facing Kurt Warner, the first
ranked quarterback in the NFL, throwing the ball to Isaac Bruce
ranked sixth in the NFC with 21 receptions, and Torry Holt, tied
for eighth in the NFC with 18 catches. They hung tough and used
their athletic ability and confidence, and turned in a good game."
What about Collins?
was good and bad. Before this game Collins had thrown five interceptions
and had been sacked 10 times. This game he threw some nice passes,
but his one key interception coming off the Rams turnover really
hurt us. He was on today, but it wasn't enough."
What about next
Giants and the Eagles can get together and talk about their two
close games with the Rams."
Giants - Kerry Collins 18-32 for 250 yards, 1 INT, 1 TD.
Rams - Kurt Warner 28-46 for 316 yards, 1 INT, 0 TD.
Giants - Ron Dayne 20-88, Kerry Collins 2-11, Damon Washington 2-minus
Rams - Marshall Faulk 8-25, Trung Canidate 5-10, Kurt Warner 3-6.
Giants - Joe Jurevicius 6-101, Amani Toomer 3-61, Ike Hilliard 3-49,
Greg Comella 3-23, Damon Washington 2-7, Ron Dayne 1-9.
- Torry Holt 5-83, Az-zahir Hakim 5-60, Marshall Faulk 5-38, Ricky
Proehl 4-64, Isaac Bruce 4-49, Trung Canidate 3-9, Ernie Conwell
1-10, Jeff Robinson 1-3.
Giants - 97
Rams - 41
Rams - 274
Giants - Sam Garnes (1-5)
Rams - Dexter McCleon (1-23)
Giants - Ron Dixon (2-28) Omar Stoutmire (1-16)
Rams - Trung Canidate (3-56)
Giants - Amani Toomer (3-19)
Rams - Az-Zahir Hakim (4-43)
Giants - Joe Jurevicius
Rams - Marshall Faulk 2, Kurt Warners
Giants - Michael Barrow, Cornelius Griffin, Kenny Holmes
Rams - Grant Wistrom
Time of Possession
Rams - 31:39
Giants - Jessie Armstead 7-2-0, Cornelius Griffin 6-0-1, Shaun Williams
6-0-0, Michael Strahan 6-0-4, Sam Garnes 5-0-0, Jason Sehorn 4-0-0,
Will Allen 4-0-0, Will Peterson 4-0-0, Michael Barrow 2-0-0, Kenny
Holmes 2-0-1, Brandon Short 1-0-0, Dhani Jones 1-0-0, Dave Thomas
1-0-0, Lance Legree 0-1-0..
Rams - Mark
Fields 8-1-0, Kim Herring 6-0-0, Adam Archuleta 5-1-0, Aeneas Williams
4-2-0, London Fletcher 4-1-0, Brian Young 4-0-1, Ryan Pickett 1-3-0,
Dexter Mccleon 3-0-0, Grant Wistrom 2-1-0, Tyoka Jackson 2-0-1,
Don Davis 1-1-0, Dre Bly 1-0-0, Damione Lewis 1-0-0, Leonard Little
NYG - TD, RON DAYNE 4 YD RUN (MORTEN ANDERSEN KICK), 12:6.
New York (7-0)
Rams - FG, JEFF WILKINS 28 YD FG, 7:58. New York (7-3)
Rams - FG, JEFF WILKINS 33 YD FG, 0:44. New York (7-6)
Rams - FG, JEFF WILKINS 25 YD FG, 0:0. St. Louis
NYG - TD, IKE HILLIARD 25 YD PASS FROM KERRY COLLINS (MORTEN
ANDERSEN KICK), 13:33. New York (14-9)
Rams - TD, TRUNG CANIDATE 1 YD RUN (FAILED 2PT PASS), 4:16.
St. Louis s(15-14)
Faulk passed O.J. Simpson
for 16th place on the career rushing-receiving list with 13,420
Ike Hilliard's first catch of the
game and his first touchdown of the season, extended his team record
of catching at least one pass in 51 consecutive games in which he's
Joe Jurevicius caught six passes
for 101 yards, the first 100-yard game of his career.
Defensive end Kenny Holmes picked
up his first sack as a Giant.
Howard Cross played his 196th game
as a Giant, putting him five behind George Martin's team record.
The Giants allowed only one rushing
Eagles at Giants
Oct 22 at 9:00 pm.