Team Giants


Giants - Falcons
Mikefan - Gamegirl Reviews

Nov 21, 4:15 pm (FOX) - Atlanta at Giants
Game 10
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Falcons 7 7 0 0 14
Giants 0 0 7 3 10
  ESPN Scores ESPN Recap ESPN Stats

Giants lose to the Falcons 14-10.
Eli Manning completed 17 of 37 passes for 162 yards and 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions.
Tiki Barber rushed 21 times for 107 yards.
Tiki Barber also had 3 catches for 24 yards.
Jeremy Shockey caught 5 passes for 45 yards and 1 touchdown.
Jim Finn had 2 catches for 30 yards.
Ike Hilliard had 4 catches for 28 yards.
Amani Toomer caught 3 passes for 24 yards.

Game Notes:
"It was hard to imagine the level of excitement at the game today for Eli Manning's first start.
Everyone was hoping that maybe, just maybe, Eli could make the difference for the Giants. There were a lot of dropped passes that didn't help him out, and it only shows that the Giants are equal opportunity players. They drop the ball for Eli the same way they do for Kurt Warner.
It did get better in the second half with Shockey and Toomer redeeming themselves. We ended up losing the game, but all I know is that it was very loud at Giants stadium for the first time in a long time, and I feel we have a shot next week against the Eagles with Eli Manning in the game."

Game Notes:
"This game wasn't only about winning or losing. It was about how Eli Manning looks for the future of the Giants, and he had a very good first outing. Eli handled himself well in the pocket. He only rushed his throws a few times. The speed of the game didn't seem to overwhelm him, and overall, he didn't rush his throws. Eli made a few mistakes, but the Giants lost by only 4 points, and with some better play from his teammates, could have won.
Eli's composure was great for a quarterback starting in his first game, and does it look like Kurt Warner will be making an appearance on the field any time soon? They might as well cut him his final paycheck and say 'Thank you. Good-bye! That's not a knock on Kurt though. I think he did exactly what they said they wanted - play it safe and no turnovers and all. It just wasn't what they really needed and they didn't realize it.
I do have to say that the game wouldn't have been as close as it was if they didn't go with the 'Michael Vick quarterback development concern' in the second half. Right now he is a running back who also throws sometimes. They didn't have him run and went with his arm. I'm not saying that this is a bad idea or that it's not going to work, but Vick is in the transitional stage right now, and they were lucky to get away with it.
This week the Giants faced Michael Vick, a running back who can also throw. Next week they face Donovan McNabb, a quarterback who can also run. Let's hope they have better luck."

First Quarter
Play: Alge Crumpler, 6 Yd pass from Michael Vick (Jay Feely kick is good)
Drive: Drive: 11 plays, 84 yards in 5:57
Second Quarter
Play: Alge Crumpler, 2 Yd pass from Michael Vick (Jay Feely kick is good)
Drive: 12 plays, 74 yards in 7:46
Third Quarter
Play: Jeremy Shockey, 6 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Steve Christie kick is good)
Drive: 16 plays, 72 yards in 7:53
Fourth Quarter
Play: Steve Christie 24 Yd, 6:28
Drive: 13 plays, 65 yards in 6:13

Game Stats:
Total First Downs    16 20
   By Rushing 8 7
   By Passing 7 11
   By Penalty 1 2
Third Down Efficiency 6-13-46% 6-13-46%
Fourth Down Efficiency 0-0-0% 0-1-0%
Total Net Yards 298 277
   Total Offensive Plays (inc. times thrown passing) 56 64
   Average gain per offensive play 5.3 4.3
Net Yards Rushing 201 119
   Total Rushing Plays 34 26
   Average gain per rushing play 5.9 4.6
   Tackles for a loss-number and yards 2-3 3-7
Net Yards Passing 97 158
   Times thrown - yards lost attempting to pass 2-18 1-4
   Gross yards passing 115 162
Pass Attempts-Completions-Had Intercepted 20-12-0 37-17-2
   Avg gain per pass play (inc.# thrown passing) 4.4 4.2
Kickoffs Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks 3-1-1 3-0-0
Punts Number and Average 7-34.9 5-42.2
   Had Blocked 0 0
FGs - PATs Had Blocked 0-0 0-0
Net Punting Average 34.7 40.0
Total Return Average (Not Including Kickoffs) 30 1
   No. and Yards Punt Returns 3-11 4-1
   No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 3-54 2-36
   No. and Yards Interception Returns 2-19 0-0
Penalties Number and Yards 12-94 6-50
Fumbles Number and Lost 2-0 1-0
Touchdowns 2 1
   Rushing 0 0
   Passing 2 1
Extra Points Made-Attempts 2-2 1-1
   Kicking Made-Attempts 2-2 1-1
Field Goals Made-Attempts 0-1 1-1
Red Zone Efficiency 2-2-100% 1-2-50%
Goal To Go Efficiency 2-2-100% 1-2-50%
Safeties 0 0
Final Score 14 10
Time Of Possession 31:43 28:17

Tiki Barber had his 7th 100-yard rushing game of the season and 20th of his career.
That broke Joe Morris' team mark.

Tiki Barber now has 1,035 yards rushing, his third straight 1,000-yard season.

Amani Toomer caught a pass in his 93rd consecutive game.

Jeremy Shockey caught his 5th TD pass of 2004, one more than in his first two seasons combined.

Eli Manning's first TD pass was a 6-yarder - just like his father Archie's first TD pass in 1972, and just like his brother Peyton's first TD pass in 1998.

Giants allowed only one sack -- their lowest total this season.

LG Jason Whittle suffered a mild concussion and a neck burner late in the game.

Atlanta has scored first in 9 out of their 10 games.

Atlanta became the first team to beat the Giants at Giants Stadium in 3 straight seasons since the Redskins did the same, from 1981-83.

Next Game
Sun, Nov 28 - Philadelphia at Giants 1:00 PM
Game Previews and Reviews
Previews   Reviews
Game 1 Giants - Eagles L 31 - 17
Game 2 Giants - Washington W 20 - 14
Game 3 Giants - Cleveland W 27 - 10
Game 4 Giants - Green Bay W 14 - 7
Game 5 Giants - Dallas W 26 - 10
Game 6 Giants - Detroit L 28 - 13
Game 7 Giants - Vikings W 34 - 13
Game 8 Giants - Bears L 28 - 21
Game 9 Giants - Cardinals L 17 - 14

[Back to Team Giants]

Click on the Team Giants logo to be informed of all Giants game previews, reviews and off season football news.

Stop in and visit "Mike's Keys to the Internet" at

Website by Mike