Fanpage
Team Giants

Fanpage

Giants - Panthers
Mikefan - Gamegirl Reviews

Dec 28, 4:05 pm (FOX) - Carolina at Giants
Game 16
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Panthers 17 7 7 0 31
Giants 0 10 7 7 24
  ESPN Scores ESPN Recap ESPN Stats

Giants lose the final game to the Panthers 31-24.
Jesse Palmer completed 18 of 43 passes for 110 yards, 2 touchdowns and 4 interceptions.
Amani Toomer had 4 catches for 47 yards and 1 touchdown.
Tiki Barber had 9 carries for 40 yards.
Osi Umenyiora had 2 blocked punts, and a sack forced a fumble that was recovered for a touchdown.
Michael Strahan had 1 sack.

Game Notes:
"They ended up with a 4-12 record, but it doesn't matter. As a fan, you have to love this Giants team. There's always excitement in the Meadowlands when they take the field, and you never know what's going to happen.
Head coach Jim Fassel in his final game was out there on the field, falling down as he tried to drag Frank Walker away from from a fight a possible penalty. Next Fassel was screaming at the refs for an early whistle that cost the Giants a fumble recovery and touchdown.
Jesse Palmer was trying to make a go of it as the quarterback, but somehow Brian Mitchell popped up as the quarterback for a few plays.
Osi Umenyiora came alive with two blocked punts and thoxskgbaillllr.g/ldglllllllllllllllllllasefsf....."


Game Notes:
"Even though the Panthers got an early lead, you could tell they never felt comfortable with it. The Giants kept bringing it on, and it was one hell of an exciting game despite the fact that the Panthers were headed to the playoffs, and the Giants could barely field a healthy team.
Carolina jumped out to an early 20-0 lead. Yonwesdffwkfn k.fill/wenzx c ajdjh.FFF.lllllllllllll/....

Early Stats:
Carolina
NY Giants

RUSHING             ATT YDS  AVG LG TD  RUSHING             ATT YDS  AVG LG TD
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
S DAVIS              11  57  5.2 21  0  T BARBER              9  40  4.4 16  0
D FOSTER             17  43  2.5 13  0  B MITCHELL            3  19  6.3 18  0
N GOINGS              3  17  5.7  8  0  D LEVENS              7  17  2.4 14  0
J DELHOMME            3  -3 -1.0  0  0

PASSING             CM-AT-YDS IN TD LG  PASSING             CM-AT-YDS IN TD LG
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
J DELHOMME          16-30-191  1  2 36  J PALMER            18-43-110  4  2 26

Sacked-Yards Lost: J DELHOMME 6-54.     Sacked-Yards Lost: J PALMER 2-11.

RECEIVING            NO YDS  AVG LG TD  RECEIVING            NO YDS  AVG LG TD
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
M MUHAMMAD            5  80 16.0 36  1  A TOOMER              4  47 11.8 26  1
R PROEHL              5  66 13.2 29  1  T BARBER              3  -3 -1.0  3  0
D FOSTER              3  20  6.7 14  0  W PONDER              2  18  9.0 16  0
S SMITH               2  16  8.0 11  0  D DINKINS             2  16  8.0 10  0
N GOINGS              1   9  9.0  9  0  D TYREE               2  12  6.0  8  0
                                        V SHIANCOE            2   7  3.5  6  1
                                        J FINN                2   2  1.0  3  0
                                        D LEVENS              1  11 11.0 11  0

INTERCEPTIONS        NO YDS  AVG LG TD  INTERCEPTIONS        NO YDS  AVG LG TD
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
R MANNING  JR         1  27 27.0 27  1  J HARRIS              1   3  3.0  3  0
D GRANT               1  25 25.0 25  0
A WALLACE             1   5  5.0  5  0
R HOWARD              1   2  2.0  2  0

PUNTING             NO YDS  AVG T I LG  PUNTING             NO YDS  AVG T I LG
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
T SAUERBRUN          5 193 38.6 0 2 45  J FEAGLES            5 188 37.6 0 1 48

T = Touchbacks, I = Inside 20

PUNT RETURNS         NO YDS  AVG LG TD  PUNT RETURNS         NO YDS  AVG LG TD
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
S SMITH               3  50 16.7 53  1  B MITCHELL            2  25 12.5 15  0

KICKOFF RETURNS      NO YDS  AVG LG TD  KICKOFF RETURNS      NO YDS  AVG LG TD
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
R SMART               4  87 21.8 25  0  B MITCHELL            6 122 20.3 26  0
K RASMUSSEN           1  16 16.0 16  0  D JOYCE               1  15 15.0 15  0

KICKING              XP/XPA FG/FGA      KICKING              XP/XPA FG/FGA
----------------------------------      ----------------------------------
J KASAY               4/4    3/3        M BRYANT              3/3    1/1  
Dist.: 42 33 34                         Dist.: 28                               

                                 O-D                                     OD
FUMBLES              NO  LOST FF REC    FUMBLES              NO  LOST FF REC
------------------------------------    ------------------------------------
J DELHOMME            1    1   0 0-0    J HARRIS              1    1   0 0-0
K MANGUM              0    0   0 0-1    O UMENYIORA           0    0   1 0-0
                                        K WASHINGTON          0    0   0 0-1

DEFENSE              TK SO AS SK-YD     DEFENSE              TK SO AS SK-YD
------------------------------------    ------------------------------------
D MORGAN              9  4  5  0-0      M BARROW              9  7  2  1-15 
G FAVORS              8  7  1  0-0      C GRIFFIN             7  6  1  0-0  
A WALLACE             6  5  1  1-4      M STRAHAN             6  5  1  1-9  
R MANNING  JR         5  5  0  0-0      J HARRIS              6  4  2  0-0  
D GRANT               5  3  2  0-0      D JONES               5  5  0  1-2  
K MOOREHEAD           4  3  1  0-0      O UMENYIORA           4  3  1  1-17 
J PEPPERS             3  2  1  1-7      B SHORT               4  3  1  0-0  
S BURTON              3  2  1  0-0      R CLARK               3  3  0  1-7  
W WITHERSPOON         3  2  1  0-0      F WALKER              3  3  0  0-0  
R HOWARD              3  1  2  0-0      O STOUTMIRE           3  2  1  0-0  
D WESLEY              2  2  0  0-0      R GREEN               3  2  1  0-0  
M MINTER              1  1  0  0-0      K HAMILTON            2  2  0  0-0  
                                        I CHARLTON            2  2  0  0-0  
                                        K WASHINGTON          2  1  1  1-4  
                                        K LEWIS               2  1  1  0-0  
                                        W JOSEPH              2  1  1  0-0  
                                        L LEGREE              1  0  1  0-0  

Officials: Referee-Bernie Kukar, Umpire-Bill Schuster, Head 
Linesman-Philip Mckinnely, Line Judge-Tom Barnes, Field Judge-Gene 
Steratore, Side Judge-Tom Hill, Back Judge-Steve Freeman.

Att: 78,130   Time of Game: 3:33

Scoring:
First Quarter

CAROLINA - TOUCHDOWN (5:14)
STEVE SMITH 53 YD PUNT RETURN (JOHN KASAY KICK).
CAROLINA 7-0

CAROLINA - FIELDGOAL (13:04)
JOHN KASAY 42 YD.
Drive: 9 plays, 63 yards in 4:41.
Key plays: Delhomme 13-yard pass to Proehl on 3rd-and-6 to Carolina 30; Davis 21-yard run plus15-yard facemask penalty on Giants' Harris to New York 30.
CAROLINA 10-0

CAROLINA - TOUCHDOWN (14:09)
RICKY MANNING JR 27 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (JOHN KASAY KICK).
Drive: 6 plays, 86 yards in 3:06.
Key plays: Carter 24-yard pass to Glenn to Dallas 38; Anderson 9-yard run to New York 41.
CAROLINA 17-0
Second Quarter

CAROLINA - FIELDGOAL (1:41)
JOHN KASAY 33 YD.
Drive: 4 plays, 4 yards in 1:29.
Key plays: Wallace 5-yard interception return to New York 19.
CAROLINA 20-0

NYGIANTS - FIELDGOAL (6:03)
MATT BRYANT 28 YD.
Drive: 11 plays, 58 yards in 4:22.
Key plays: Palmer 9-yard pass to Toomer on 3rd-and-1 to midfield; Palmer 11-yard pass to Levens to Carolina 39; Levens 14-yard run plus 15-yard facemask penalty on Panthers' Howard to Carolina 14.
CAROLINA 20-3

NYGIANTS - TOUCHDOWN (7:10)
AMANI TOOMER 7 YD PASS FROM JESSE PALMER (MATT BRYANT KICK).
Drive: 1 plays, 7 yards in 0:05.
Key plays: Tyree recovery of blocked punt at Carolina 13.
CAROLINA 20-10

CAROLINA - TOUCHDOWN (11:16)
MUHSIN MUHAMMAD 1 YD PASS FROM JAKE DELHOMME (JOHN KASAY KICK).
Drive: 4 plays, 37 yards in 1:44.
Key plays: Mangum recovery of Harris fumble at New York 37; Delhomme 36-yard pass to Muhammad to New York 1.
CAROLINA 27-10

CAROLINA - FIELDGOAL (15:00)
JOHN KASAY 34 YD.
Drive: 5 plays, 43 yards in 0:45.
Key plays: Delhomme 29-yard pass to Proehl to New York 26.
CAROLINA 30-10
Third Quarter

NYGIANTS - TOUCHDOWN (4:09)
VISANTHE SHIANCOE 1 YD PASS FROM JESSE PALMER (MATT BRYANT KICK).
Drive: 1 plays, 1 yards in 0:06.
Key plays: Umenyiora blocked punt at Carolina 1.
CAROLINA 30-17

CAROLINA - TOUCHDOWN (10:38)
RICKY PROEHL 5 YD PASS FROM JAKE DELHOMME (JOHN KASAY KICK).
Drive: 12 plays, 73 yards in 6:23.
Key plays: Delhomme 13-yard pass to Proehl on 3rd-and-5 to New York 45; Delhomme 16-yard pass to Muhammad on 3rd-and-7 to New York 26; Delhomme 18-yard pass to Muhammad to New York 5.
CAROLINA 37-17
Fourth Quarter
NYGIANTS - TOUCHDOWN (0:13)
KEITH WASHINGTON RECOVERED FUMBLE IN END ZONE (MATT BRYANT KICK).
CAROLINA 37-24

Game Stats:
  Carolina NY Giants
First Downs
Rushing
Passing
Penalty
15
   4
   10
   1
14
   5
   7
   2
Third Down Efficiency
6-18-33%
5-16-31%
Fourth Down Efficiency
0-0-0%
0-2-0%
Total Net Yards
Total offensive plays
Average gain per play
251
   70
   3.6
175
   64
   2.7
Net Yards Rushing
Rushing attempts
Average gain per rush
Tackles for loss-yards
114
   34
   3.4
   3-8
76
   19
   4.0
   5-9
Net Yards Passing
Times sacked: Number-Yards
Gross passing yards
137
   6-54
   191
99
   2-11
   110
Pass Attempts-completions-had Intercepted
Avg gain per pass play
30-16-1
   3.8
43-18-4
   2.2
Kickoffs: Number-in End Zone-touchbacks
7-0-0
5-0-0
Punts: Number and Average
Had blocked
Net punting average
7-27.6
   2
   24.0
5-37.6
   0
   19.7
Total Return Yardage (not including kickoffs)
Number-Yards: Punt Returns
Number-Yards: Kickoff Returns
Number-Yards: Interception Returns
109
   3-50
   5-103
   4-59
28
   2-25
   7-137
   1-3
Penalties: Number-yards
8-82
8-45
Fumbles: Number-lost
1-1
1-1
Touchdowns
Rushing
Passing
Interceptions
Other (blocked kicks, etc.)
4
   0
   2
   1
   1
3
   0
   2
   0
   1
Extra Points: Made-attempts
Kicking: Made-Attempts
Passing: Made-Attempts
Rushing: Made-Attempts
4-4
   4-4
   0-0
   0-0
3-3
   3-3
   0-0
   0-0
Field Goals: Made-attempts
FGs - PATs had blocked
3-3
   0-0
1-1
   0-0
Red Zone Efficiency
2-4-50%
2-5-40%
Goal To Go Efficiency
2-2-100%
2-2-100%
Safeties
0
0
Time Of Possession
34:36
25:24

Notes:

Giants DE Osi Umenyiora blocked two punts on Sunday, the first time the Giants have done that in one game since Oct. 9, 1943.
It was against the Philadelphia-Pittsburgh Steegles, a team comprised of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia players during World War II.

Jim Fassel ended his seven-year Giants head coaching career with an eight-game losing streak, over which the Giants were outscored, 219-78. With a disappointing 4-12 mark this season, Fassel finished with a 58-53-1 record. Michael Strahan now has 17 this season to lead the league.

Giants lost their eight consecutive game and fell to 4-12.

This was the first time in Jim Fassel's 7 years as head coach that the Giants had lost 8 games in a row.

This was the Giants longest losing streak since 1980 and most losses since '83, Bill Parcells' first season.

UPDATE:
Michael Strahan was given an extra half-sack in Sunday's game, giving him a league-leading 18.


Next Game
None until next season.
Game Previews and Reviews
Previews   Reviews
Game 1 Giants - Rams W 23 - 13
Game 2 Giants - Dallas L 35 - 32
Game 3 Giants - Washington W 24 - 21
Game 4 Giants - Dolphins L 23 - 10
Game 5 Giants - Patriots L 17 - 6
Game 6 Giants - Eagles L 14 - 10
Game 7 Giants - Vikings W 29 - 17
Game 8 Giants - Jets W 31 - 28
Game 9 Giants - Atlanta L 27 - 7
Game 10 Giants - Eagles L 28 - 10
Game 11 Giants - Tampa Bay L 19 - 13
Game 12 Giants - Buffalo L 24 - 7
Game 13 Giants - Washington L 20 - 7
Game 14 Giants - Saints L 45 - 7
Game 15 Giants - Dallas L 19 - 3


[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  www.mikeskeys.com

Website by Mike