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Mon Oct 28, 9:00 pm (ABC) - Giants at Eagles
Game 7
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Giants 0 3 0 0 3
Eagles 3 6 0 8 17
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Giants lose to the Eagles 17-3.
Kerry Collins was 20-34 for 251 yards.
Jeremy Shockey had 6 catches for 69 yards.
Tiki Barber had 15 carries for 79 yards.
Ron Dixon had 2 catches for 43 yards.
McNabb ran for 111 yards and 1 TD.
Duce Staley gained 126 yards on 24 carries.

The Eagles won this one.
"The Eagles probably would have taken this game anyway, but it sure seemed like they got some help from the refs here and there. It was a game all the way through the middle of the fourth quarter. Even though the Eagles were running on us all all the time, the score was really close, and I was hoping against hope that the Giants could pull it out.
They had that one good drive that ended at the Eagles 1, when Stackhouse fumbled the ball out of the endzone. It would have put us up 10-9. Then later on another, the Giants were moving the ball real good and got to the Eagles 13 yard line when everything started to go wrong. It's not surprising. It's just the way things go when the Giants play the Eagles."

Donovan McNabb and Duce Staley sure had good games.
"That Donovan McNabb is really something. He does so much, it's like having two players on the field for just one position. The Giants closed down McNabb's passing game, and so the Eagles took what they could. They were able to run the ball and they just kept doing it. Maybe the Giants needed more help up front to stop the run. I don't know if that would have worked out or not, but maybe it would have been worth a shot.
Still, when you think about it, all that running didn't put a lot of points up on the board for the Eagles. It just kept the ball out of the hands of the Giants. When they got it, they should have made it count."

So why did the Giants lose?

"Well, for one thing, playing without Keith Hamilton means that teams can now run at you. Having Michael Strahan still recovering from back pain means that you can only rush the passer for about half the game until it acts up. Having Jeremy Shockey with a bad toe, means that you can't take advantage of using him as much as you really need to. Having newer players with talent like Shockey, Stackhouse and Dixon and Legree means maybe you have a future, but maybe not a present. Mistakes like missing assignments, making fumbles and drawing extra penalties hurt in these close games, and rookies tend to make these mistakes."

The Eagles are 5-2.
"Yes, they've pulled away from the pack. They have already beaten the Redskins, 37-7, and the Cowboys, 44-13. So now they are 3-0 against their division rivals and they won't face any of them again until the final three weeks of the season. Right now the Eagles are top dog, and it's like McNabb said in an interview,
'In the past couple of years, you had to go through New York in order to win the NFC. Last year, we sort of reversed that a little bit. Whenever these two teams play, no matter what the record is, it is going to be an exciting battle.'
He was right. It was an exciting battle, and this loss really hurt the Giants chances. The Giants do have a slightly easier schedule coming up compared to the Eagles, so we'll have to see where things are at the next time they meet."

The Giants offense is suffering.
"One less mistake or break here and there and it wouldn't have seemed so bad. I don't know that the Eagles got their revenge on Jeremy Shockey for the things he said, but the refs sure did. Shockey had 6 catches for 69 yards, but he drew 3 penalties, including the one for taunting.
Anyway, the defense held the Eagles to 17 points which was good considering that they usually average around 31 a game. The Giants offense usually comes up with about 14, and only came up with 3. It was a strange game where the Giants didn't get a lot of chances with the ball. Maybe they'll do better with some of the pressure off next week because they don't face a division team."

Early Stats:
Tiki Barber 15-79, Matt Allen 1-13, Ron Dayne 4-11, Delvin Joyce 1-1, Kerry Collins 1-MINUS 1.
Kerry Collins 20-34 for 251 yards, 0 INT, 0 TD.
Tiki Barber 5-92, Jeremy Shockey 6-69, Ron Dixon 2-43, Amani Toomer 2-16, Charles Stackhouse 2-16, Marcellus Rivers 1-8, Delvin Joyce 1-5, Ron Dayne 1-2.
Tackles (tackles-assists-sacks)
Brandon Short 8-5-0, William Peterson 6-1-0, Omar Stoutmire 5-1-0, Will Allen 4-1-0, Michael Strahan 4-2-, Kenny Holmes 3-0-1, Dhani Jones 3-0-0, Michael Barrow 2-6-, Shaun Williams 2-3-0, Marcellus Rivers 2-0-0, Lance Legree 1-2-0, Byron Frisch 1-0-0, Jason Sehorn 1-0-0, Kevin Lewis 1-0-0, Matt Mitrione 1-1-0, Damon Washington 1-0-0, Cornelius Griffin 0-1-0, Frank Ferrara 0-1-0.
Fumbles Lost
Charles Stackhouse

Duce Staley 24-126, Donovan McNabb 7-111, Dorsey Levens 5-33, Brian Westbrook 3-29.
Donovan McNabb 14-30 for 137 yards, 0 INT, 0 TD.
James Thrash 7-69, Duce Staley 2-37, Todd Pinkston 3-20, Cecil Martin 1-6, Antonio Freeman 1-5.
Tackles (tackles-assists-sacks)
Troy Vincent 7-0-0, Corey Simon 5-0-0, Blaine Bishop 4-0-0, Levon Kirkland 3-3-0, Ike Reese 3-1-0, Carlos Emmons 3-1-0, Brian Dawkins 3-1-0, Brandon Whiting 2-0-0, Shawn Barber 2-3-0, Darwin Walker 2-0-2, Michael Lewis 2-1-0, Keith Adams 1-0-0, Paul Grasmanis 1-2-0, Hugh Douglas 1-0-0, Dameane Douglas 1-0-0, Brian Westbrook 1-0-0, Bobby Taylor 0-2-0, N.D. Kalu 0-1-0, Lito Sheppard 0-1-0.
Missed Field Goals
David Akers 50

First Quarter



Second Quarter

Play: Matt Bryant 26 YD



Third Quarter


Fourth Quarter


Game Stats:
  NY GIANTS Eagles
First Downs 18 21
      Rushing 4 14
      Passing 11 7
      Penalty 3 0
3rd-Down Efficiency 3-11 8-16
4th-Down Efficiency 1-2 0-1
Total Net Yards 342 422
      Total plays 58 71
      Average gain 5.9 5.9
Net Yards Rushing 103 299
      Rushes 22 39
      Average per rush 4.7 7.7
Net Yards Passing 239 123
      Completed-attempted 20-34 14-30
      Yards per pass 7 4.1
      Sacked-yards lost 2-12 2-14
      Had intercepted 0 0
Punts-Average 5-41.6 3-43.3
Return Yardage 12 19
      Punts-returns 1-12 2-19
      Kickoffs-returns 5-82 2-37
      Interceptions-returns 0-0 0-0
Penalties-Yards 9-75 9-65
Fumbles-Lost 5-1 1-0
Time Of Possession 26:12 33:48


Matt Bryant has made all 11 of his FG attempts this season.
Bryant is two short of tying the NFL rookie record for consecutive FGs to start a career (Kris Brown, 1999 with Pittsburgh).

Matt Bryant is the NFL's only perfect field goal kicker with more than one attempt.

Giants in six seasons under coach Jim Fassel, are 3-10-1 in prime-time games, including 1-6 on Monday nights.

Giants are only 2-6 against the Eagles in prime time, including 1-6 on Mondays. Their last Monday night victory over Philadelphia was Oct. 2, 1972, 27-12.

It was the first Monday night game at the Vet since 1998. The Eagles are moving to the new Lincoln Financial Field next season.

Giants WR Ike Hilliard left the game after dislocating his shoulder on a late hit by All-Pro safety Brian Dawkins in the third quarter.

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