1:00 pm (Fox) - Giants at Cleveland
Collins threw for three long touchdowns.
Toomer caught 2 and Ike Hilliard got 1.
Giants held the Browns to just 41 yards rushing.
Michael Strahan had 7 tackles and
Giants have won 4 straight games and are now 7-2.
did you like that first half Gamegirl?
loved it of course. I'm a loyal Giants fan and I
relish the challenge of watching us struggle every
game, win or lose. Hearing right at the start of
the game that Tiki Barber had a fractured right
thumb was great. Watching Ron Dayne start to put
some runs together and then fumble was just perfect.
Seeing Percy Ellsworth recover the fumble for Cleveland
was even better. You could just picture how the
rest of the game was going to go and what the Monday
headlines would be. Cleveland drew a pass interference
call on us, and they were sitting at the Giants
1 yard line! The defense held them to a field goal,
but somehow, the first quarter ended with the Browns
first on the board with 3 and the Giants 0."
Giants came right back.
but the Browns stopped them and my Giants had to
settle for a field goal also. So at least it was
tied, but Cleveland marched down to our 18 yard
line without much trouble. They could easily have
been up 6-3 with about 5 minutes left in the half
if they took the easy field goal and didn't go for
it on 4th down and one. They didn't make it, and
I still don't know why they did that. Maybe that's
one of the reasons they're a 2-8 team. Anyway, I
couldn't believe how all the Giants were getting
injured one after the other! You still couldn't
relax until the Giants scored that touchdown on
the next drive, right after the two minute warning.
It was a big pass to Ike Hilliard that made it 10-3.
The Giants came alive on offense, and it set the
tone for the rest of the game."
the Giants are ready for the Rams next week?
on, I just said that they set the tone for the rest
of the game, not for the rest of the season. Really,
I don't think any team can be 'ready' for the Rams,
and certainly not the Giants if they get off to
another slow start. Don't get me wrong, I do think
the Giants can win next week. Sehorn will be back,
we have a great defense, and hopefully all the Giants
that got hurt this game will recover. This game
was a good confidence booster for the guys, so I
guess I'm as foolish as the rest of the fans when
I say, 'Bring on the Rams."
are on a four game streak.
a hard four against the Falcons (3-7), Cowboys (3-6),
Eagles (6-4) and Browns (2-8). Now they will summon
up all their false courage and go up against the
Rams (7-2). But what the heck, the Giants are 7-2
also. They just weren't the Superbowl Champions
last year, and so what that the Rams have scored
354 points to the Giants 168 this season. So what
that the Rams just finished an NFL-record streak
of 14 straight games with 30 or more points, while
the Giants, let me see now, over the last 8 complete
full seasons, had only 12 games like that.
The ace in the hole for the Giants is that they
have given up only 115 points compared to the Rams
279. That's right, the Rams have given up the most
amount of points in the NFL while the Giants are
just one team away from giving up the least. Interesting
stuff, but let's get back to the Cleveland game."
how did the Giants do?
and bad. The Browns loaded up to stop the run, and
the Giants went to the passing game, but why did
they take so long going to it? On defense, Mike
Barrow made big plays, and of course Strahan came
up big with those 2 sacks and a 4th-and-1 stop.
Rookie Cornelius Griffin gets better with every
game. Emmanuel McDaniel is certainly doing the job.
The offensive line plays like a real unit, and worked
through the injuries and substitutions. The announcers
were right to shine a spotlight on Greg Comella
as he continues to impress with his blocking and
receiving. Tiki Barber and Ron Dayne took a back
seat in this game to Kerry Collins, Ike Hilliard
and Amani Toomer. All you have to do is look at
their numbers in the stats section."
about all the injuries?
Giants have been lucky so far this season, but this
game there were quite a few. TE Dan Campbell took
a blow to the head and was motionless on the ground
for awhile, but they say he's OK. Center Dusty Zeigler
sprained his MCL, but they say he could have returned.
LB Jack Golden has a sprained neck. Ron Dayne has
a strained neck. Tackle Luke Petitgout has a thigh
bruise, Joe Montgomery was hurt while playing special
teams. On the opening kickoff, he suffered a pulled
quad and they kept him out for the rest of the game."
about the Rams next week?
already started talking about that. Check back later
in the week for the full review, but bottom line
- Yes, the Giants can do it."
Giants - Kerry Collins 19-31 for 257 yards, 0 INT.
Browns - Doug Pederson 17-29 for 176 yards, 1 INT.
Giants - Ron Dayne 19-64, Tiki Barber 15-53, Amani
Toomer 1-27, Greg Comella 3-16, Kerry Collins 4-1,
Ike Hilliard 1--6.
Browns - Travis Prentice 11-15, Doug Pederson 2-14,
Jamel White 3-12.
Giants - Amani Toomer 6-100, Ike Hilliard 3-60,
Greg Comella 5-58, Tiki Barber 2-15, Thabiti Davis
1-13, Joe Jurevicius 1-10, Daniel Campbell 1-1.
- Kevin Johnson 5-76, Dennis Northcutt 3-34, Aaron
Shea 4-27, Jamel White 2-27, Marc Edwards 1-9, Travis
Giants - Emmanuel McDaniel 1 for 6.
Browns - Chester Burnett 1 for 18, Jamel White 4
Giants - Tiki Barber 3 for 30.
Browns - Dennis Northcutt 1 for 12.
Giants - Ron Dayne 1.
- Percy Ellsworth 1.
Giants - Michael Strahan 7-0-2, Jessie Armstead
6-1-0, Shaun Williams 4-0-0, Emmanuel Mcdaniel 4-0-0,
Michael Barrow 3-0-0, Cedric Jones 2-0-0, Ryan Phillips
2-0-0, Cornelius Griffin 2-0-1, Keith Hamilton 2-0-1,
Dave Thomas 2-0-0, Sam Garnes 1-1-0, Christian Peter
1-0-0, Reggie Stephens 1-0-0.
Browns - Marty Moore 9-0-0, Marquis Smith 6-2-0,
Wali Rainer 6-2-1, Jamir Miller 5-3-1, Percy Ellsworth
7-0-0, Keith Mckenzie 5-0-1, Courtney Brown 4-0-0,
Orpheus Roye 4-0-0, Daylon Mccutcheon 3-0-0, Corey
Fuller 3-0-0, Stalin Colinet 2-0-0, Marcus Spriggs
2-0-0, Tyrone Rogers 1-0-0, Lewis Sanders 1-0-0,
Mike Thompson 1-0-0.
Giants - 155
Browns - 41
Browns - 152
Time of Possession
Browns - 23:20
CLE - Phil Dawson 19 Yard Field Goal, 1:45.
NYG - Brad Daluiso 39 Yard Field
Goal, 11:19. Tied 3 -3
NYG - Ike Hilliard 28 Yard TD Pass from Kerry
Collins (Brad Daluiso Extra Point), 1:55. N.Y. Giants
NYG - Amani Toomer 17 Yard TD Pass from Kerry
Collins (Brad Daluiso Extra Point), 5:19. N.Y. Giants
NYG - Amani Toomer 32 Yard TD Pass from Kerry
Collins (Brad Daluiso Extra Point), 12:38. N.Y.
Collins had a season-high 257 yards.
Kerry Collins completed 7-of-9 passes on 3rd down.
Kerry Collins threw TD passes of 17, 28 and 32 yards.
Browns Percy Ellsworth had 1 fumble recovery.
Browns Percy Ellsworth had a season-high 7 tackles.
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