1:00 pm (FOX) - Giants at Carolina
Giants win over the Panthers
Eli Manning was 17-of-33 for 172 yards, and 3 touchdowns.
Barber rushed for 112 yards on 20 carries.
Brandon Jacobs had 10 carries for
Jeremy Shockey caught 6 passes for 49 yards, and 1 touchdown.
Burress caught 4 passes for 77 yards and 1 touchdown.
David Tyree caught 2
passes for 15 yards and 1 touchdown.
Gibril Wilson had 2 interceptions.
Dockery had 1 interception.
William Joseph had 1 sack and caused a fumble.
Kiwanuka had 1 sack.
Jay Feely kicked 2 field goals, 32 and 29 yards.
felt good to see the Giants finally win a game, and even though the Panthers didn't
look anything like the same team we faced last year, the Giants needed to have
a good showing. They came on strong in the beginning and built up a 10-0 lead,
and our defense was really shutting them down on the run, but once the Panthers
stopped dropping passes on their fill-in quarterback Chris Weinke, they were able
to even things up near the half at 10-10. Manning used the last three minutes
to get the Giants back up again 17-10.
In the second half the Panthers seemed
to give up on running the ball. The Giants had really shut them down in that area,
and besides, Weinke was able to throw and make completions on the Giants secondary.
Unfortunately for the Panthers though, their backup quarterback wasn't sharp enough
to do it without making interceptions as well, and that's what did them in. If
Jake Delhomme was in there things might have turned out differently. This time
It was the Panthers who had more injuries than the Giants and that was a factor.
would have liked to see Eli Manning being more accurate with his throws, but he
got the job done. I don't know why Plaxico Burress had to petition to get a pass
thrown his way. That should have been automatic today since both of Carolina's
starting cornerbacks weren't playing, and one of their replacements had left the
game real early. What more of an invitation could you want to throw deep on the
The Giants tried to run Brandon Jacobs up the middle to the point
of stupidity. After being criticized last week for letting Jacobs run wide on
a fourth down play and failing, they seemed intent in showing that running the
big guy up the middle doesn't always work. Tiki Barber on the other hand was very
effective, choosing his spots and he had one of his usual great gamedays running
for 112 yards on 20 carries.
The Giants secondary was tested today, and luckily
it was by a quarterback who hasn't played much and in a very long time. The Giants
came up looking good with three interceptions on Chris Weinke, but they also let
him throw for a Carolina team record 423 yards against them. The Giants were able
to contain Steve Smith at the expense of letting Drew Carter come away with 8
receptions for 144 yards and 1 touchdown. Once again, be thankful for those interceptions.
With the Eagles (7-6) winning today and Dallas (8-5) losing, things have tightened
up in the standings. So get ready for yet another big game next week when the
Eagles come to town."
| First Quarter |
| NY GIANTS - FIELDGOAL|
ay Feely 32 Yd, 4:56.
Drive: 14 plays, 45 yards in 5:45.
NY GIANTS 3-0
Second Quarter |
NY GIANTS - TOUCHDOWN|
Plaxico Burress, 28 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Jay Feely kick is good), 14:48.
Drive: 4 plays, 76 yards in 0:56.2.
NY GIANTS 10-0
CAROLINA - TOUCHDOWN
Drew Carter, 36 Yd pass from Chris
Weinke (John Kasay kick is good), 12:59.
Drive: 4 plays, 78 yards in 1:49.
NY GIANTS 10-7
CAROLINA - FIELDGOAL
John Kasay 37 Yd, 3:02.
11 plays, 71 yards in 3:24.
NY GIANTS - TOUCHDOWN
Jeremy Shockey, 2 Yd pass from Eli Manning
(Jay Feely kick is good), 0:27.
Third Quarter |
NY GIANTS - FIELDGOAL|
Jay Feely 29 Yd, 10:44.
Drive: 7 plays, 35 yards in 3:17.
NY GIANTS 20-10
NY GIANTS - TOUCHDOWN
David Tyree, 3 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Jay Feely kick is good), 6:59.
5 plays, 14 yards in 2:16.
Fourth Quarter |
John Kasay 45 Yd, 4:32.
Drive: 12 plays, 64 yards in 3:07.
NY GIANTS 27-13
|First Downs |
|3rd-Down Efficiency |
|4th-Down Efficiency |
|Total Net Yards |
| Total plays|
| Average gain|
|Net Yards Rushing |
| Average gain per rush|
| Tackles for loss-yards|
|Net Yards Passing |
| Times sacked: Number-Yards|
| Gross passing yards|
|Pass Attempts-completions-had Intercepted|
| Avg gain per pass play|
|Kickoffs: Number-in End Zone-touchbacks |
|Punts: Number and Average |
| Had blocked|
|FGs - PATs Had Blocked |
|Net Punting Average |
|Total Return Yardage (not including kickoffs)|
| Number-Yards: Punt Returns|
| Number-Yards: Kickoff Returns|
| Number-Yards: Interception Returns|
|Penalties: Number-yards |
|Fumbles: Number-lost |
|Extra Points: Made-attempts |
| Kicking: Made-Attempts|
|Field Goals: Made-attempts |
|Red Zone Efficiency |
|Goal To Go Efficiency |
|Final Score |
|Time Of Possession |
Giants held Carolina to 45 rushing yards.
were flagged for a season-low two penalties for just 10 yards.
The last time
the Giants were penalized just twice was against Carolina.
Barber rushed for 112 yards on 20 carries to increase his career total to 10,069.
Tiki Barber is the first Giant and the 21st player in NFL history with 10,000
led the Giants with six receptions for the second week in a row.
quarterback Chris Weinke threw 61 passes.
That was the 2nd-highest total ever
against the Giants.
Sun, Dec 17. Eagles at
Giants, 4:15 PM ET