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Oct 24, 1:00 pm (FOX) - Detroit at Giants
Game 6
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lions 7 0 7 14 28
Giants 7 3 0 3 13
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The banged up Lions beat the bye-weak Giants 28-13.
Kurt Warner was 23 of 34 for 270 yards, and 1 touchdown.
Tiki Barber ran for 70 yards on 22 carries.
Tiki Barber also caught 7 passes for 102 yards.
Ike Hilliard caught 5 passes for 42 yards.
Amani Toomer caught 2 passes for 50 yards.
Jeremy Shockey caught 2 passes for 25 yards.
Gibril Wilson, Norman Hand, and Osi Umenyiora each had sacks on Joey Harrington.
Steve Christie kicked field goals of 19 and 25 yards.

Game Notes:
"I was really hoping the Giants would be 5-1 after today's game. It's no fun trooping over to the stadium and see them lose after getting your early season hopes up so high. I'll just hope this setback is temporary and look at the bright side of things.
Tiki Barber had another one of his great games. It looked like he was running all the way to the Pro Bowl when he caught that pass from Kurt Warner and took it 62 yards for a touchdown. Amani Toomer had two nice long catches and old reliable Ike Hilliard had four or five.

It was fun watching Jeremy Shockey catch one and take it 19 yards. I don't think we saw enough of him this game, although they mixed things up, throwing to tight end Visanthe Shiancoe and fullback Jim Finn. Rookie Jamaar Taylor looked good in his first game, with two catches.
There were some good defensive plays up front, and three sacks, but Joey Harrington completed way too many passes against us and they were able to run the ball.

One more thing. Let's stop it with this 'Green Zone' stuff. I've heard so much political spin these past two months, I don't need the head coach adding more. It's the 'Red Zone', especially if it stops you just about all the time you play in it. So far the Giants are a long way from deserving the right to call it anything else. Guys, put some stats up for me when you get a chance. I don't have the exact numbers at hand."

Game Notes:
"All I can say is 'Curses', and I mean curses. The Boston Red Sox thought they had it bad dealing with 'The Curse of the Bambino', but the Giants are struggling with 'The Curse of the Bye Week' if you look at how poorly they've done so far playing off it. They are now 3-13 in games coming off the bye week. Strangely, they are 13-3 in games before the bye week. That sounds like some kind of curse-like thing. Doesn't it?

If that's not bad enough, there's now also 'The Curse of the Mariucci' going back to when Steve Mariucci coached the 49ers to that wild playoff win over Jim Fassel's Giants. There may also be lurking out there 'The Curse of the Barrett Green'. That would be Tom Coughlin's own private curse thinking he could sit Green out of this game against the lowly Lions in order to teach his defensive star player and the rest of the team a 'valuable' lesson.

Yes Tom, you are the almighty unquestionable head coach super god of the team. Enjoy the curse, the same one you wear like a badge. Make life tough for everyone who has to deal with you, and instead of being looked up to, be viewed as some power hungry petty little man. Coach yourself instead with some good people skills, and you'll likely get more out of everyone in the long run. Maybe then everyone could see some of the very good things you do without distraction and you'll get your proper due.

Hey, maybe I'm being a little harsh about this one loss, and we're all just suffering from 'The Curse of the Siragusa'. It was brought on when FOX felt it necessary to air the big guy coaching a bunch of 5 year olds while the Giants were busy trying to make a comeback drive and cut the lead to 1 point. FOX cut in to air this foolish distraction showing that they weren't taking the Giants or this game very seriously any longer.

FOX couldn't even recover some of the game cameras after the showing, they were laughing (to themselves) so hard about the nonsense. It probably rubbed off on us, the players, broadcasters, onlookers and all. Damn that Tony Siragusa and his whole idiot broadcasting group."

First Quarter
Play: Roy Williams 18 Yd Pass from Joey Harrington (Jason Hanson kick is good)
Drive: 10 plays, 70 yards in 5:35
Play: Tiki Barber 62 Yd Pass from Kurt Warner (Steve Christie kick is good)
Drive: 5 plays, 91 yards in 2:22
Second Quarter
Play: Steve Christie 19 Yd
Drive: 12 plays, 64 yds in 6:22
Third Quarter
Play: Kevin Jones 2 Yd Run (Jason Hanson kick is good)
Drive: 5 plays, 68 yards in 2:51
LIONS 14-10
Fourth Quarter
Play: Steve Christie 25 Yd
Drive: 14 plays, 76 yards in 7:50
LIONS 14-13
Play: Reggie Swinton 2 Yd Pass from Joey Harrington (Jason Hanson kick is good)
Drive: 9 plays, 70 yards in 5:26
LIONS 21-13
Play: Artose Pinner 8 Yd Run (Jason Hanson kick is good)
Drive: 4 plays, 21 yards in :25
LIONS 28-13

Game Stats:
Total First Downs    22 22
   By Rushing 8 9
   By Passing 12 9
   By Penalty 2 4
Third Down Efficiency 6-10-60% 4-12-33%
FourthDown Efficiency 0-0-0% 1-3-33%
Total Net Yards 325 325
   Total Offensive Plays (inc. times thrown passing) 54 66
   Average gain per offensive play 6.0 4.9
Net Yards Rushing 115 75
   Total Rushing Plays 29 26
   Average gain per rushing play 4.0 2.9
   Tackles for a loss-number and yards 3-5 3-5
Net Yards Passing 210 250
   Times thrown - yards lost attempting to pass 3-20 6-20
   Gross yards passing 230 270
Pass Attempts-Completions-Had Intercepted 22-18-0 34-23-1
   Avg gain per pass play (inc.# thrown passing) 8.4 6.3
Kickoffs Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks 5-0-0 4-0-0
Punts Number and Average 4-36.3 2-38.0
   Had Blocked 0 0
FGs - PATs Had Blocked 0-0 0-0
Net Punting Average 34.0 39.0
Total Return Average (Not Including Kickoffs) -2 9
   No. and Yards Punt Returns 1--2 1-9
   No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 4-62 4-84
   No. and Yards Interception Returns 1-0 0-0
Penalties Number and Yards 7-65 4-25
Fumbles Number and Lost 1-0 5-1
Touchdowns 4 1
   Rushing 2 0
   Passing 2 1
Extra Points Made-Attempts 4-4 1-1
   Kicking Made-Attempts 4-4 1-1
Field Goals Made-Attempts 0-0 2-2
Red Zone Efficiency 4-4-100% 0-3-0%
Goal To Go Efficiency 2-2-100% 0-1-0%
Safeties 0 0
Final Score 28 13
Time Of Possession 27:44 32:16

Giants have lost 4 straight, 8-of-9 and 13 of 16 since the NFL started giving teams weeks off in 1990.

The Giants lost the coin toss for the first time this season.

Tiki Barber has scored a touchdown in 4 consecutive games, the first Giant to do so since Thomas Lewis in 1996.
Tiki Barber's 6,056 yards is second in Giants history only to Rodney Hampton's 6,897.
Tiki Barber also now has 1,329 career carries, second only to Hampton's 1,824.

Wide receivers Amani Toomer and Ike Hilliard have combined for 47 receptions and 602 yards, but neither has a touchdown.

Amani Toomer caught a pass in his 89th consecutive game.

After five games, Kurt Warner had lost only one fumble and had one interception.
Today Kurt Warner had three fumbles, one lost, and one interception.

Detroit has a five-game winning streak at Giants Stadium, three victories against the Giants and two against the Jets.
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