1:00 PM Kansas City at Giants
win over the Chiefs 12-9
Eli Manning was 19 of 35 for 205 yards.
Darkwa rushed for 74 yards on 20 carries and 1 TD, and caught 2 passes for 16
Wayne Gallman rushed for 19 yards on 6 carries, and caught 1 pass for
Shane Vereen rushed for 13 yards on 2 carries, and caught 3 passes
for 15 yards.
Nat Berhe rushed for 2 yards on 1 carry.
Roger Lewis caught
3 passes for 55 yards.
Tavarres King caught 3 passes for 48 yards.
Travis Rudolph caught 3 passes for 34 yards.
Kalif Raymond caught 1 pass for
12 yards, and rushed for -1 yards on 1 carry.
Evan Engram caught 1 pass for
Rhett Ellison caught 1 pass for 7 yards.
Jerell Adams caught 1
pass for 6 yards.
Janoris Jenkins, Damon Harrison, and Landon Collins each
had 1 INT.
Devon Kennard had
Aldrick Rosas kicked 26 and 23 yard field goals, and missed on an extra
you were one of the few die-hard fans who came out to the stadium today, or got
yourself a bargain basement priced ticket, you did yourself well. People were
expecting to see a blowout by the Kansas City Chiefs over a 1-8 team that had
given up 82 points in its last two games. Well surprise, the Giants gave up just
9 points, and they intercepted Alex Smith twice. Smith had thrown 18 touchdown
passes with just one interception over the last nine games the Chiefs had played
coming into this game.
The Giants also intercepted tight end Travis Kelce
on a trick play that the Chiefs didn't need at the time. The Giants had tried
the same sort of bonehead thing on their first possession, possibly encouraged
by going for a risky 4th-and-one fake punt that worked from their own 41-yard
line. That continued the drive, and they had a first down at the Chiefs 18-yard
line. They had Shane Vereen throwing a pass to Evan Engram, and it was intercepted,
killing that drive and any chance the Giants had to put points on the board.
did score first, after Damon Harrison intercepted Smith seven plays later. That
gave Eli Manning's group a shot from the Chiefs 26-yard line. This time there
was no funny business, and the drive ended when Orleans Darkwa ran the ball in
from the 1-yard line. Aldrick Rosas missed on the extra point, so the Giants were
up 6-0, and then 6-3 at the end of the half after the Chiefs got on board for
the first time with a field goal.
In the third quarter the Giants didn't trust
Rosas for a long field goal when they had a 4th-and-9 at the Chiefs 33-yard line.
Manning tried to hit Engram, but the pass was incomplete. The Chiefs drive went
into the fourth quarter, and they scored on another field goal to tie the game
at 6-6. Midway through the fourth quarter, head coach Andy Reid tried to show
Ben McAdoo how trick plays are supposed to work. He had Kelce throw the ball,
and it backfired as well, intercepted by Landon Collins. The Giants had the ball,
but didn't get far until their following drive after Smith was intercepted once
again, this time by Janoris Jenkins, who ran the ball back to the Chiefs 23-yard
Five plays later, with about a minute and a half left, Rosas kicked
a 26-yard field goal to put the Giants up 9-6. Of course, the Giants defense let
the Chiefs get into field goal range. With time running off the clock, the Chiefs
kicked a field goal to send the game into overtime with a 9-9 score. The Giants
defense held the Chiefs to one first down, and after they punted, Manning's big
34 yard pass play to Roger Lewis brought the crowd to its feet. Lewis was on the
ground when he caught it, and it looked to be a touchdown. The review showed him
down by contact at the Chiefs 2-yard line. Rosas kicked a 23-yard field goal to
give the fans a Giants home game win for the first time this season. Let's hope
we'll get to see more exciting football from our team from Thanksgiving on out!"
Rosas got the Giants into the mess, and then he got them out. Rosas missed on
his extra point attempt after the Giants scored a touchdown to take a lead in
the second quarter. You knew that sooner or later that one point difference would
become a problem, and it did. Near the end of the fourth quarter the Chiefs were
driving the ball downfield. They were down 9-6 to the Giants, and had less than
a minute left at the Giants 31 yard line.
They continued to move the ball
with the hope of scoring a winning touchdown, but they were up against the clock.
With a 3rd-and-3 at the Giants 5 yard line, and with 5 seconds left, they kicked
a field goal to tie the score. If the Giants had been up by four points, as they
would have been without the missed extra point, Andy Reid would have had no option
but to go for the touchdown. This game would have been won or lost on the very
In the end, it worked out for Giants and their fans when Rosas
redeemed himself by kicking the winning field goal in overtime. Ben McAdoo did
have a choice. The Giants had a first down at the Kansas City 2-yard line with
plenty of time left. They could have tried a few plays to get the ball into the
endzone for an overtime win before letting Rosas take a shot. Eli Manning ran
one play to center the ball, and then Rosas kicked a 23-yard field goal to win
Overall this game was expected to be a mismatch, especially with
Sterling Shepard out of the lineup. Last week I said the 49ers knew they had to
stop Shepard, but they couldn't, and he caught 11 out of 13 passes for 142 yards.
Evan Engram was also in their sights, and he caught 6 out of 9, and had 1 touchdown.
Without Shepard, the Chiefs main task today was to stop Engram, and they did,
as he had just 1 catch on 6 targets, but the Chiefs offense let them down.
numbers didn't look good, and there were too many dropped passes. He went 19 of
35 for 205 yards. Roger Lewis gave him his best results, catching three out of
four passes. All of them went for first downs, including the big one in overtime.
The Giants have a lot of talent in the defense, and they came to play for Ben
McAdoo today. It was a much better effort than what we have seen over the last
two games. You can now even maybe actually look forward to watching the Giants
play on Thanksgiving day after you finish off your turkey dinner with the family
Orleans Darkwa 1 Yd Run (Aldrick Rosas PAT failed)
6 plays, 26 yards, 2:17
CITY - FIELD
Harrison Butker 31 Yd Field Goal
plays, 61 yards, 9:17
CITY - FIELD
Harrison Butker 31 Yd Field Goal
plays, 54 yards, 3:05
Tied - 6-6
- FIELD GOAL
Aldrick Rosas 26 Yd Field Goal
plays, 15 yards, 0:29
CITY - FIELD
Harrison Butker 23 Yd Field Goal
plays, 69 yards, 1:37
Tied - 9-9
| Overtime |
- FIELD GOAL|
Aldrick Rosas 23 Yd Field Goal
plays, 77 yards, 4:00
Eli Manning started his 209th consecutive regular-season game for the second-longest
streak by a quarterback in NFL history, behind Brett Favre’s 297 straight starts.
Giants won for the first time
at home this season after four losses.
now have an overall 11-3 record with the Chiefs, including being 7-0 in home games.
Giants had last called for a
fake punt back in 2004. Giants Aldrick
Rosas 23-yard field goal in overtime was the first game-winner of his career.
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