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Dec 12, 1:00 pm (FOX) - Giants at Baltimore
Game 13
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Giants 0 7 0 7 14
Ravens 10 17 10 0 37
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Giants lose to the Ravens 37-14.
Eli Manning completed 4 of 18 passes for 27 yards and 2 interceptions.
Eli Manning fell to 0-4 as a starter.
Kurt Warner completed 6 of 9 passes for 127 yards.
Osi Umenyiora had a 50 yard fumble return for a touchdown.
Tiki Barber rushed 19 times for 55 yards and 1 touchdown.
Jeremy Shockey caught 5 passes for 83 yards.
Amani Toomer had 2 catches for 53 yards.

Game Notes:
"The Giants started by fumbling the opening kickoff, and the Ravens quickly turned that into a 7 point lead. Next series Tiki Barber just couldn't help himself, and out of respect for his old coach watching on the sideline, Tiki fumbled and lost the ball for the first time this year. Next, Manning was intercepted, and before you knew it, the Ravens were up 17-0. The Giants were getting bad breaks and bad calls from the refs. The game almost turned when the Ravens showed they had no respect for the Giants by going for it on a 4th down and 5. The defense sacked Boller and Osi Umenyiora took it 50 yards for a touchdown. Still, the Giants were down 27-7 at the half and they didn't look like they were going to be making any kind of comeback, especially when Tiki Barber fumbled yet again in the fourth quarter."

"The good thing about an 'away' game is that when things get out of hand, you can switch it off. Of course, then you know you just have to peek, and good thing too. This way you got to see that the Giants have some life. Kurt Warner came in, and where Eli Manning looked indecisive, Kurt looked in full command. He was mobile. His passes had zip, and he got the ball to Shockey 4 times and Toomer once for 41 yards."

Game Notes:
"I thought the onfield pregame interview with Jim Fassel was interesting, and I do agree with him that the players didn't quit on him last year. The Giants were just a beaten down team with way too many injuries, fielding inexperienced players, much the same as they are now. As Fassel said, these players won't quit on Tom Coughlin either, and they did their best, playing against the team that beat them in the Super Bowl a few years back. The gameplay was sloppy at times, but I thought the offensive line gave Manning some time to be effective, although he wasn't."

"Eli didn't have it today, and I was thinking that Kurt Warner might as well stay home after Coughlin failed to swap him out once Manning lost the ball on a fake to Barber late in the third quarter. It was clear that his concentration was off at that point and this game was way over his head. For the good of the team, both on offense and defense, Manning belonged on the sidelines as an onlooker, just watching instead of making decisions which he could not make today.
Coughlin finally thought so too, because he inserted Kurt Warner in the fourth quarter, and the offense immediately became effective. With Pittsburgh coming up next week, it might be a good idea to take the pressure off and sit Manning out. Warner looked much better himself for getting a four game rest, and maybe it will help Manning in the long run."

First Quarter
Play: Clarence Moore, 12 Yd pass from Kyle Boller (Matt Stover kick is good)
Drive: 6 plays, 27 yards in 2:50
Play: Matt Stover 46 Yd
Drive: 4 plays, 0 yards in 1:50
Second Quarter
Play: Todd Heap, 6 Yd pass from Kyle Boller (Matt Stover kick is good)
Drive: 9 plays, 87 yards in 5:10
Play: Osi Umenyiora, 50 Yd fumble return (Steve Christie kick is good)
Play: Clarence Moore, 8 Yd pass from Kyle Boller (Matt Stover kick is good)
Drive: 9 plays, 73 yards in 2:22
Play: Matt Stover 44 Yd
Drive: 1 play, 0 yards in 0:03
Third Quarter
Play: Matt Stover 27 Yd
Drive: 7 plays, 27 yards in 2:24
Play: Todd Heap, 1 Yd pass from Kyle Boller (Matt Stover kick is good)
Drive: 4 plays, 14 yards in 2:07
Fourth Quarter
Play: Tiki Barber, 1 Yd run (Steve Christie kick is good)
Drive: 6 plays, 78 yards in 2:18

Game Stats:
Total First Downs    23 11
   By Rushing 8 2
   By Passing 14 6
   By Penalty 1 3
Third Down Efficiency 6-17-35% 1-9-11%
Fourth Down Efficiency 0-1-0% 0-1-0%
Total Net Yards 353 196
   Total Offensive Plays (inc. times thrown passing) 82 50
   Average gain per offensive play 4.3 3.9
Net Yards Rushing 169 51
   Total Rushing Plays 44 21
   Average gain per rushing play 3.8 2.4
   Tackles for a loss-number and yards 4-9 4-9
Net Yards Passing 184 145
   Times thrown - yards lost attempting to pass 4-35 2-9
   Gross yards passing 219 154
Pass Attempts-Completions-Had Intercepted 34-18-0 27-10-2
   Avg gain per pass play (inc.# thrown passing) 4.8 5.0
Kickoffs Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks 7-0-0 3-1-1
Punts Number and Average 8-36.6 7-41.1
   Had Blocked 0 0
FGs - PATs Had Blocked 0-0 0-0
Net Punting Average 28.9 33.4
Total Return Average (Not Including Kickoffs) 109 22
   No. and Yards Punt Returns 5-54 2-22
   No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 2-45 7-177
   No. and Yards Interception Returns 2-55 0-0
Penalties Number and Yards 6-86 9-65
Fumbles Number and Lost 3-1 4-4
Touchdowns 4 2
   Rushing 0 1
   Passing 4 0
   Fumbles 0 1
Extra Points Made-Attempts 4-4 2-2
   Kicking Made-Attempts 4-4 2-2
Field Goals Made-Attempts 3-3 0-0
Red Zone Efficiency 4-5-80% 1-2-50%
Goal To Go Efficiency 3-4-75% 1-2-50%
Safeties 0 0
Final Score 37 14
Time Of Possession 39:41 20:19

Manning was 4-for-18 for 27 yards and had a 0.0 quarterback rating.

It was the first 0.0 game by a Giants quarterback since Tommy Maddox against the Eagles in 1995, but that was by a backup in a windstorm.

Kurt Warner's rating in relief was 109.7

Eli Manning's rating is 33.8. Kurt Warner's is 86.5.
Warner was 5-4 as a starter. Manning is 0-4.

Giants are 5-0 when they win the turnover battle and 0-8 when they lose or tie.

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Dec, 18 - Pittsburgh at Giants 1:30 PM
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