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Oct. 28, 4:00 pm (FOX) - Giants at Washington
Game 7
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Giants 0 14 0 7 21
Redskins 14 3 10 8 35
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Michael Strahan had 2 sacks.
He set an NFL record for most sacks in a five-game span with 12 1/2.
Kerry Collins was 32-52 for 346 yards, 1 INT, 3 TD.
Amani Toomer had 9 catches for 109 yards.
The Giants have lost three games in a row.

The Giants had trouble from the start.
"As soon as they took the field, they played like they never saw a football before. One incomplete pass, then a fumbled handoff between Collins and Toomer and they turn the ball over. I mean they couldn't get their act together. The defense takes the field and lets quarterback Tony Banks rush for 5 yards. They stop Davis, and then let Banks throw a 12 yard touchdown pass. We were down 7-0 before two minutes were gone from the game.

That was pretty bad.
It was all very disappointing. It didn't get any better on the next kickoff when Ron Dixon dropped the ball it in the endzone, and had to down it for the touchback. I was really hoping for the Giants to play a good game and get a win here today against a weaker team. Instead they go and lose it by more points than they did the last two games."

The Eagles lost today too.
"That helps, but is that how we're going to get into the playoffs this year, maybe with a 9-7 division record over the 8-8 Eagles if we're lucky? Do you realize that the Giants have 4 losses already after only 7 games. They would have to win all the rest just to match last year's 12-4 record. What's going on?"

Next week the Giants play Dallas
"No doubt that will be another tough game. Dallas won today over the Cards 17-3."

The Redskins were coming off a hard earned win.
"That's true they felt good about themselves, and they were healthier on defense having Bruce Smith back. It also helped them that Keith Hamilton and cornerback Will Allen weren't playing. Then when Armstead had to take a seat for the second half, it was all over. Tony Banks was doing whatever he needed to, and Stephen Davis was able to run past the Giants for over a hundred yards."

Kerry completed a lot of passes today.
"It's really something. Even with 32 completions for 346 yards, the Giants can't score higher than 21 points. Their highest score of the year was a grand total of 23 points, and that record stands intact. By the way, our running game disappeared. The Giants gained only 42 yards on the ground, and Kerry Collins had nine of those yards. His average of 2.5 yards a carry was actually higher than Tiki Barber's 2 yards per carry."

Washington did good signing Metcalf.
"Metcalf has some history. He started with Cleveland in 1989, and played there for six years. Then he had a great year in Atlanta with 104 receptions for 1189 yards and 8 touchdowns. He stayed there only one more year before moving on to San Diego, Arizona, Carolina, and now Washington, after sitting out all of last year.
Metcalf was signed Wednesday and so, against the Giants of course, the first time he gets a chance, he turns it into an 89-yard return for a touchdown. That's the way it goes."

Early Stats

Giants - Kerry Collins 32-52 for 346 yards, 1 INT, 3 TD.
Wash - Tony Banks 11-19 for 190 yards, 0 INT, 2 TD, Kevin Lockett 1-1 for 31 yards, 0 INT, 1 TD.

Giants - Ron Dayne 8-19, Tiki Barber 7-14, Kerry Collins 4-9.
Wash - Stephen Davis 29-107, Ki-jana Carter 2-40, Tony Banks 4-10.

Giants - Amani Toomer 9-109, Tiki Barber 9-74, Joe Jurevicius 6-77, Greg Comella 5-29, Ike Hilliard 2-40, Ron Dixon 1-17.
Wash - Kevin Lockett 3-46, Michael Westbrook 2-83, Zeron Flemister 2-32, Rod Gardner 2-20, Stephen Davis 2-9, Derrius Thompson 1-31.

Net yards rushing
Giants - 42
Wash - 157

Net yards passing
Giants - 346
Wash - 196

Wash - Keith Lyle (1-0)

Kick-off Returns
Giants - Ron Dixon (4-89) Damon Washington (1-18)
Wash - Michael Bates (3-57)

Punt Returns
Giants - Tiki Barber (3-29)
Wash - Eric Metcalf (2-100)

Fumbles Lost
Giants - Amani Toomer

Opponent Fumbles Recovered
Wash - Kenard Lang

Time of Possession
Giants - 29:57
Wash - 30:03

Tackles (tackles-assists-sacks)
Giants - Shaun Williams 9-0-1, Will Peterson 5-0-0, Sam Garnes 4-1-0, Michael Barrow 4-0-1, Jason Sehorn 4-0-0, Michael Strahan 4-0-2, Lance Legree 4-0-0, Brandon Short 3-0-0, Jessie Armstead 2-0-0, Dhani Jones 2-0-0, Cornelius Griffin 1-1-0, Ron Stone 1-0-0.

Wash - Lavar Arrington 7-1-0, David Terrell 7-1-0, Sam Shade 5-2-0, Darrell Green 6-0-0, Robert Jones 4-0-0, Bruce Smith 3-0-1, Kenard Lang 2-1-0, Marco Coleman 2-0-0, Kevin Mitchell 2-0-0, George Mccullough 1-0-0, Dan Wilkinson 1-0-0, Champ Bailey 1-0-0, Keith Lyle 1-0-0.


Wash - TD (1:47) Play: Rod Gardner 12 Yard Pass From Tony Banks (Brett Conway Kick) Drive: 3 plays, 17 yards in 1:13 Key Plays: Lang recovery of Collins fumble at Washington 17 WASHINGTON 7-0
Wash - TD (8:54) Play: Eric Metcalf 89 Yard Punt Return (Brett Conway Kick) WASHINGTON 14-0
NYG - FG (8:21) Play: Amani Toomer 6 Yard Pass From Kerry Collins (Morten Andersen Kick) Drive: 7 plays, 65 yards in 2:00 Key Plays: Collins 14-yard pass to Toomer to New York 49 Collins 20-yard pass to Jurevicius to Washington 31 22-yard pass interference penalty on Redskins' McClellion to Washington 9 WASHINGTON 14-7
NYG - TD (11:56) Play: Ike Hilliard 27 Yard Pass From Kerry Collins (Morten Andersen Kick) Drive: 5 plays, 39 yards in 1:26 Key Plays: Collins 3-yard run on 3rd-and-1 to Washington 27 NY GIANTS 14, WASHINGTON 14
Wash - FG - (15:00) Play: Brett Conway 43 Yard Drive: 7 plays, 50 yards in 3:04 Key Plays: Banks 13-yard pass to Davis to Washington 43 Carter 30-yard run to New York 24 WASHINGTON 17-14
Wash - TD (1:52) Play: Derrius Thompson 31 Yard Pass From Kevin Lockett (Brett Conway Kick) Drive: 4 plays, 60 yards in 1:52 Key Plays: Davis 15-yard run to New York 45 Banks 17-yard pass to Flemister to New York 31 WASHINGTON 24-14
Wash - FG (11:37) Play: Brett Conway 20 Yard Drive: 13 plays, 63 yards in 6:54 Key Plays: Carter 10-yard run on 3rd-and-6 to Washington 49 Davis 4-yard run on 4th-and-1 to New York 42 Banks 15-yard pass Flemister plus 11-yard roughing-the-passer on Giants' Short to New York 11 WASHINGTON 27-14
NYG - TD (1:02) Play: Greg Comella 1 Yard Pass From Kerry Collins (Morten Andersen Kick) Drive: 12 plays, 72 yards in 4:25 Key Plays: Collins 10-yard pass to Barber on 3rd-and-9 to New York 39 Collins 17-yard pass to Dixon to Washington 44 Collins 10-yard pass to Toomer to Washington 29 Collins 10-yard pass to Toomer on 3rd-and-2 to Washington 11 WASHINGTON 27-21
Wash - TD (8:19) Play: Michael Westbrook 76 Yard Pass From Tony Banks (Tony Banks Pass To Donnell Bennett For Two-Point Conversion) Drive: 3 plays, 67 yards in 0:53 WASHINGTON 35-21


It was Metcalf's 10th career punt return for a touchdown, extending his NFL record, and it moved him ahead of Brian Mitchell for most combined kick-punt return TDs with 12.

Michael Strahan had 2 sacks and set an NFL record for most sacks in a five-game span with 12 1/2.

Tiki Barber and Amani Toomer each had a game-high 9 receptions.

Tiki Barber and Amani Toomer each have 234 career catches.

Tiki Barber and Amani Toomer have moved past David Meggett (231) and Lionel Manuel (232) into a tie for 11th place on the franchise's all-time list.

Defensive tackle Keith Hamilton's streak of 70 consecutive starts ended because he was inactive for this game.

Ike Hilliard caught 2 passes and has caught at least one pass in 53 consecutive games in which he's played, which is a team record.

The Eagles lost today as well, and still maintain a one-half game lead over the Giants in the NFC East.

Next Game
Dallas at Giants Nov 4 at 1:00 pm.

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