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Aug 7, 8:00 pm (ESPN) - Giants vs New England
Preseason Game 1
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Giants 0 6 0 0 6
New England 10 3 7 6 26
  ESPN Scores ESPN Recap ESPN Stats

Giants lose the first preseason game 26-6.
Kerry Collins was 6-of-10 for 56 yards and 1 interception.
Jesse Palmer completed 9-of-12 passes for 93 yards.
Mike Hollis kicked a 29-yard field goal.
Matt Bryant connected from 34 yards.
Giants committed 5 turnovers and gave up 6 sacks.

Game Notes:
"OK, so that was a major disappointment to say the least. They looked like they were sleepwalking on the field. They couldn't get the run going, and said that Tiki had the flu. I guess the Giants have a lot of rust to shake off. At least it was good to see Keith Hamilton out there playing, and the special teams did a nice job. Tim Carter had a nice return. Maybe our guys are picking up some tips playing around Brian Mitchell. It can't hurt.
I thought the announcers did a good of making the game as interesting as it could be. I'll be looking forward to seeing my Giants playing next week, and in the meantime I'll catch the Eagles on the Monday night game against the Saints."


Game Notes:
"The first-stringers played only the first quarter, but I don't think it would have mattered if they went the whole game. Obviously they were way off the mark last night. The weaknesses shown through in this game. That's what you want to see in preseason, and hopefully it won't last into the first real game of the season.
The offense was weak. Sean Payton drew most of the blame for the Giants poor start last year, but everyone forgets that the Giants were breaking in some new players on the offensive line then too, and it took a few games to work itself out.
It doesn't help either that the Giants no longer have blocking tight end Dave Campbell on offense. Letting him get away could be the biggest mistake the Giants made in the offseason."


Early Stats:
Giants
Rushing
D Joyce 6-28 D Levens 3-13 J Palmer 2-11 T Barber 8-10 R Dayne 6-9.
Passing
J Palmer 12-9 for 93 yards, 0 INT, 0 TD K Collins 10-6 for 56 yards, 1 INT, 0 TD A Toomer 1-0 for 0 yards, 0 INT, 0 TD.
Receiving
R Dayne 2-34 J Finn 2-17 M Rivers 1-22 A Toomer 1-19 W Ponder 1-16 I Hilliard 1-12 T Carter 1-9 C Stackhouse 1-8 J Shockey 1-7 V Shiancoe 1-6 D Jones 1-5 D Levens 1-5 D Joyce 1-4 T Barber 1-1.
Kicking
M Bryant 0/0(EP) 1/1(FG) M Hollis 0/0(EP) 1/1(FG)
Defense
R Green 6-0-0-0 N Greisen 6-1-1-6 J Harris 6-2-0-0 D Jones 5-2-0-0 W Mallard 4-3-0-0 R Brown 3-0-0-0 R Clark 3-0-0-0 J Frank 3-1-0-0 Q Monk 3-1-0-0 C Spears 3-1-0-0 F Ferrara 2-1-0-0 E Strong 2-1-0-0 A Miller 2-1-0-0 L Legree 2-2-0-0 B Short 1-0-1-7 O Umenyiora 1-0-1-8 K Hamilton 1-0-0-0 O Stoutmire 1-0-0-0 K Lewis 1-0-0-0 D Thompson 1-0-0-0

Patriots
Rushing
P Pass 9-41 F Moreau 7-21 K Faulk 4-18 A Smith 7-16 L Centers 1-9 R Davey 2-2.
Passing
R Davey 8-5 for 104 yards, 0 INT, 1 TD D Huard 7-4 for 53 yards, 0 INT, 0 TD K Kingsbury 4-1 for 11 yards, 0 INT, 0 TD.
Receiving
D Givens 3-22 D Graham 2-8 B Johnson 1-42 C Fauria 1-32 P Pass 1-32 T Brown 1-16 F Mccrary 1-6.
Interceptions
L Myers 1 for 7
Kicking
A Vinatieri 2/2(EP) 4/4(FG)
Defense
D Klecko 7-1-2.5-21 C Hayes 7-1-0-0 R Harrison 5-1-0-0 J Green 4-2-.5-0 T Bruschi 3-1-1-10 M Chatham 3-1-.5-2 T Warren 3-2-1-10 T Johnson 2-0-0-0 R Colvin 2-0-0-0 C Akins 2-0-0-0 E Wilson 2-0-0-0 A Samuel 2-0-0-0 R Seymour 2-1-1-7 L Milloy 2-1-0-0 M Tuitele 2-2-0-0 J Cherry 1-0-0-0 S Mayer 1-0-0-0 M Vrabel 1-0-0-0 E Kelley 1-0-0-0 A Harris 1-0-0-0

Scoring:
First Quarter

NEW ENGLAND - TOUCHDOWN (1:24)
Play: TROY BROWN 16 YD PASS FROM TOM BRADY (ADAM VINATIERI KICK)
NE PATRIOTS 7-0

NEW ENGLAND - FIELD GOAL (11:48)
Play: ADAM VINATIERI 25 YD
NE PATRIOTS 10-0
 

Second Quarter

NEW YORK - FIELD GOAL (2:31)
Play: MIKE HOLLIS 29 YD
NE PATRIOTS 10-3

NEW ENGLAND - FIELD GOAL (4:37)
Play: ADAM VINATIERI 39 YD
NE PATRIOTS 13-3

NEW YORK - FIELD GOAL (11:40)
Play: MATT BRYANT 34 YD
NE PATRIOTS 13-6
 

Third Quarter

NEW ENGLAND - TOUCHDOWN (11:17)
Play: FRED MCCRARY 6 YD PASS FROM ROHAN DAVEY (ADAM VINATIERI KICK)
NE PATRIOTS 20-6

 

Fourth Quarter

NEW ENGLAND - FIELD GOAL (6:27)
Play: ADAM VINATIERI 24 YD
NE PATRIOTS 23-6

NEW ENGLAND - FIELD GOAL (10:01)
Play: ADAM VINATIERI 46 YD
NE PATRIOTS 26-6

 

Game Stats:
  Patriots Giants
First Downs 13 12
      Rushing 3 5
      Passing 9 4
      Penalty 1 3
3rd-Down Efficiency 4-13-31% 4-13-31%
4th-Down Efficiency 0-0-0% 0-0-0%
Total Net Yards 280 186
      Total plays 57 56
      Average gain 4.9 3.3
Net Yards Rushing 108 71
      Rushes 31 25
      Average gain per rush 3.5 2.8
      Tackles for loss-yards 3-4 5-13
Net Yards Passing 172 115
      Times sacked: Number-Yards 3-21 7-50
      Gross passing yards 193 165
Pass Attempts-completions-had Intercepted 23-13-0 24-16-2
      Avg gain per pass play 6.6 3.7
Kickoffs: Number-in End Zone-touchbacks 7-1-0 3-1-0
Punts: Number and Average 5-40.8 5-48.0
      Had blocked 0 0
      Net punting average 39.4 47.2
Total Return Yardage (not including kickoffs) 22 7
      Number-Yards: Punt Returns 1-4 1-7
      Number-Yards: Kickoff Returns 3-85 7-183
      Number-Yards: Interception Returns 1-18 0-0
Penalties: Number-yards 4-19 8-56
Fumbles: Number-lost 2-1 2-2
Touchdowns 2 0
      Rushing 0 0
      Passing 2 0
      Interceptions 0 0
      Other (blocked kicks, etc.) 0 0
Extra Points: Made-attempts 2-2 0-0
      Kicking: Made-Attempts 2-2 0-0
      Passing: Made-Attempts 0-0 0-0
      Rushing: Made-Attempts 0-0 0-0
Field Goals: Made-attempts 4-4 2-2
      FGs - PATs had blocked 0-0 0-0
Red Zone Efficiency 2-5-40% 0-2-0%
Goal To Go Efficiency 1-4-25% 0-0-0%
Safeties 0 0
Time Of Possession 29:21 29:58

Notes:

Giants completed 16 passes to 14 receivers.

Giants defensive tackle Keith Hamilton played the first quarter after missing the last 10 games last season after tearing his right Achilles' tendon.

SS Shaun Williams bruised his shoulder in the 1st quarter and did not return.

Both teams will face each other again on Oct. 12 in Foxboro.

In their exhibition opener last year, the Patriots lost to the Giants 22-19 at the Meadowlands.

All six field goal attempts were successful.

Patriots, one of the worst rushing teams last year, ran for a respectable 108 yards.

Patriots nose tackle Dan Klecko, drafted in the fourth round out of Temple, had 2 sacks.

His father, former New York Jets defensive lineman Joe Klecko, attended the game.

Next Game
Fri, Aug. 15 Carolina 8:00 PM ET


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