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Sept 2, 7:00 pm (WWOR) - Ravens at Giants
Preseason Game 4
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Ravens 14 10 0 3 27
Giants 3 0 7 7 17
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Giants lose to the Ravens 27 - 17.
Kurt Warner completed 7 of 9 passes for 79 yards and 1 INT.
Eli Manning was 4-of-7 for 99 yards.
Jesse Palmer was 3-of-9 for 64 yards and 1 TD.
Chris Douglas rushed for 47 yards on 10 carries and scored a touchdown.
Jamaar Taylor had 4 catches for 135 yards and 1 TD
.
Ron Dayne rushed for 35 yards on 9 carries.

Game Notes:
"There were plenty of open seats at the stadium tonight. It kind of looked like the Greek Olympics. I don't mind, because it makes getting in and out of Giants Stadium a bit easier, especially if you have to work tomorrow. The Giants started off with Tiki Barber running the ball, then a pass to Barber, and then another Tiki Barber run. It looked like a Fassel blue plate special, but then they opened things up with a long 49 yard downfield pass to Tim Carter for 49 yards. That woke up the Ravens defense, and they held the Giants to a 4th and 3 and a 23 yard field goal.
On the Ravens turn, the crowd got going when Strahan almost nailed quarterback Kyle Boller for a big loss, and on a 4th and 1 at about midfield, the Ravens were stopped. Kurt Warner held the ball too long and was sacked. The Giants couldn't move the ball and kicked it back to the Ravens. Boller completed a big pass play under pressure from Strahan for 34 yards to Kevin Johnson, and marched his team downfield for a touchdown, and 7-3 score.
The Ravens didn't have to look back after that. Warner who had completed his first five passes, threw an interception that looked identical to the one he threw last game. It was run back for a touchdown by Chris McAlisterr to put the score at 14-3.
The only reason to stay at the game was to wait for the appearance of Eli Manning which spurred the crowd on until you saw the ball slip from his hand for no apparent reason. Then you realized that the Giants have a long way to go, and after all, there is work tomorrow."


Game Notes:
"The Giants closed out their preseason against Baltimore with former head coach Jim Fassel looking on. You have to wonder what he was thinking after tonight's one-sided game. Fassel's job now is to work with the Ravens quarterback Kyle Boller who went 6 of 7 for 84 yards and 1 touchdown. Kordell Stewart did great too, going a solid 8 of 8 for 102 yards. This was followed by Josh Harris who was 11 for 15 for 88 yards against the Giants defense.
If Fassel has had any influence on these guys, he's found the right job and he should stay there.
On the other hand, if all the success was because of a poor Giants pass rush and lousy defense, it's going to be a real long season.
One last note - Isn't it something that the only Giants quarterback to complete a touchdown pass this preseason (with less playing time) is Jesse Palmer (with two)?
Realistically, Warner should be the number one, Palmer the number two and Manning the number three. As they say, the numbers don't lie, but in this case we're talking the money numbers."

Early Stats:

Ravens
Giants

RUSHING             ATT YDS  AVG LG TD  RUSHING             ATT YDS  AVG LG TD
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
M SMITH              14  39  2.8  9  1  C DOUGLAS            10  47  4.7 27  1
C TAYLOR             11  32  2.9  9  0  R DAYNE               9  35  3.9 23  0
J LEWIS               4   9  2.3  6  0  E CERVANTE            1  13 13.0 13  0
K STEWART             2   8  4.0 10  0  T BARBER              3  10  3.3  4  0
R JOHNSON             1   6  6.0  6  0  T CARTER              1   7  7.0  7  0
K BOLLER              1   0  0.0  0  0  J PALMER              1   7  7.0  7  0
J HARRIS              2  -1 -0.5  1  0  E MANNING             1 -10-10.0  0  0

PASSING             CM-AT-YDS IN TD LG  PASSING             CM-AT-YDS IN TD LG
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
K STEWART            8- 8-102  0  0 32  E MANNING            4- 7- 99  0  0 58
J HARRIS            11-15- 88  0  0 16  K WARNER             7- 9- 79  1  0 49
K BOLLER             6- 7- 84  0  1 35  J PALMER             3- 9- 64  0  1 42

Sacked-Yards Lost: J HARRIS 2-14.       Sacked-Yards Lost: K WARNER 2-6,
                                        E MANNING 1-10.

RECEIVING            NO YDS  AVG LG TD  RECEIVING            NO YDS  AVG LG TD
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
R HYMES               4  55 13.8 32  0  J TAYLOR              4 135 33.8 58  1
K JOHNSON             3  40 13.3 34  1  T CARTER              3  62 20.7 49  0
R JOHNSON             3  23  7.7 11  0  I HILLIARD            2   9  4.5  7  0
B PIERCE              3  23  7.7  8  0  A CASH                1  18 18.0 18  0
O MUGHELLI            3  18  6.0 15  0  T BARBER              1   8  8.0  8  0
D WILCOX              2  26 13.0 14  0  J DAVENPOR            1   4  4.0  4  0
C MOORE               2  20 10.0 16  0  C DOUGLAS             1   4  4.0  4  0
M SMITH               2   6  3.0  3  0  J FINN                1   2  2.0  2  0
C TAYLOR              1  35 35.0 35  0

INTERCEPTIONS        NO YDS  AVG LG TD  INTERCEPTIONS        NO YDS  AVG LG TD
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
C MCALISTER           1  23 23.0 23  1

PUNTING             NO YDS  AVG T I LG  PUNTING             NO YDS  AVG T I LG
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
D ZASTUDIL           4 148 37.0 0 2 44  J FEAGLES            5 240 48.0 1 1 53

T = Touchbacks, I = Inside 20

PUNT RETURNS         NO YDS  AVG LG TD  PUNT RETURNS         NO YDS  AVG LG TD
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
L FRAZIER             1  14 14.0 14  0  C DELOATCH            2   5  2.5  5  0
B SAMS                1   2  2.0  2  0

KICKOFF RETURNS      NO YDS  AVG LG TD  KICKOFF RETURNS      NO YDS  AVG LG TD
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
L FRAZIER             2  49 24.5 30  0  A BLACK               3  55 18.3 28  0
B SAMS                2  42 21.0 26  0  W PONDER              2  35 17.5 22  0
                                        G WALKER              1   0  0.0  0  0

KICKING              XP/XPA FG/FGA      KICKING              XP/XPA FG/FGA
----------------------------------      ----------------------------------
M STOVER              3/3    1/1        T FRANCE              2/2    1/2  
Dist.: 29                               Dist.: 24 (44)                          
W RICHEY              0/0    1/2  
Dist.: 50 (48)                                                                  

                                 O-D                                     OD
FUMBLES              NO  LOST FF REC    FUMBLES              NO  LOST FF REC
------------------------------------    ------------------------------------
- TEAM                0    0   1 0-0    E MANNING             1    0   0 0-0
                                        C DELOATCH            0    0   0 1-0
                                        G WALKER              0    0   0 1-0
                                        J GREEN               0    0   0 1-0

DEFENSE              TK SO AS SK-YD     DEFENSE              TK SO AS SK-YD
------------------------------------    ------------------------------------
T SLAUGHTER           7  6  1  0-0      N GREISEN            13  9  4  0-0  
B SCOTT               5  4  1  1-2      B GREEN               5  5  0  0-0  
K GREGG               5  4  1  0-0      G WILSON              5  4  1  0-0  
G SAPP                4  4  0  0-0      R TORBOR              5  3  2  0-0  
R PARKER              3  2  1  0-0      W JOSEPH              4  4  0  1-8  
L FRAZIER             3  2  1  0-0      B ALEXANDER           4  3  1  0-0  
B BARNES              3  2  1  0-0      J BREWER              4  2  2  0-0  
T SUGGS               2  2  0  1-4      L LEGREE              3  3  0  0-0  
G BAXTER              2  2  0  0-0      M STRAHAN             3  3  0  0-0  
B RAGER               2  2  0  0-0      S WILLIAMS            3  2  1  0-0  
R HOLMAN              2  1  1  0-0      C EMMONS              3  0  3  0-0  
A THOMAS              2  1  1  0-0      W PETERSON            2  2  0  0-0  
C WILLIAMS            2  1  1  0-0      J WINBORNE            2  2  0  0-0  
- TEAM                1  1  0  1-10     C DELOATCH            2  2  0  0-0  
C BROWN               1  1  0  0-0      O STOUTMIRE           2  2  0  0-0  
C MCALISTER           1  1  0  0-0      T COUSIN              2  2  0  0-0  
M KEMOEATU            1  1  0  0-0      J DOERING             2  1  1  0-0  
E REED                1  1  0  0-0      N HAND                2  1  1  0-0  
J JOHNSON             1  1  0  0-0      K LEWIS               1  1  0  0-0  
R WALLS               1  0  1  0-0      T HOLLOWELL           1  1  0  0-0  
D EDWARDS             1  0  1  0-0      F WALKER              1  1  0  0-0  
                                        O UMENYIORA           1  1  0  0-0  
                                        W MALLARD             1  0  1  0-0 

Scoring:
First Quarter

GIANTS- FIELDGOAL (11:22)
Play: Field Goal Att, FG, Todd France 24 Yd FG
GIANTS 3-0

BAL - TOUCHDOWN (2:40)
Play: Passing TD, TD, Kevin Johnson 3 Yd Pass from Kyle Boller (Matt Stover Kick)
RAVENS 7-3

BAL - TOUCHDOWN (1:12)
Play: Interception TD, TD, Chris McAlister 23 Yd Interception Return (Matt Stover Kick)
RAVENS 14-3
Second Quarter

BAL - FIELDGOAL (6:53)
Play: Field Goal Att, FG, Matt Stover 29 Yd FG
RAVENS 17-3

  BAL - TOUCHDOWN (1:50)
Play: Rushing TD, TD, Musa Smith 6 Yd Run (Matt Stover Kick)
RAVENS 24-3

Third Quarter
NEW YORK - TOUCHDOWN (9:56)
Play: Rushing TD, TD, Chris Douglas 27 Yd Run (Todd France Kick)
RAVENS 24-10
Fourth Quarter

BAL - FIELDGOAL (6:47)
Play: Field Goal Att, FG, Wade Richey 50 Yd FG
RAVENS 27-10

BAL - TOUCHDOWN (6:47)
Play: Passing TD, TD, Jamaar Taylor 42 Yd Pass from Jesse Palmer (Todd France Kick)
RAVENS 27-17


Game Stats:
 
Ravens
Giants
Total First Downs    19 12
   By Rushing 4 4
   By Passing 15 8
   By Penalty 0 0
Third Down Efficiency 7-15-47% 3-13-23%
FourthDown Efficiency 0-1-0% 0-2-0%
Total Net Yards 353 345
   Total Offensive Plays (inc. times thrown passing) 67 53
   Average gain per offensive play 5.3 6.5
Net Yards Rushing 93 119
   Total Rushing Plays 35 25
   Average gain per rushing play 2.7 4.8
   Tackles for a loss-number and yards 4-7 3-7
Net Yards Passing 260 226
   Times thrown - yards lost attempting to pass 2-14 3-16
   Gross yards passing 274 242
Pass Attempts-Completions-Had Intercepted 30-25-0 25-14-1
   Avg gain per pass play (inc.# thrown passing) 8.1 8.1
Kickoffs Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks 6-1-0 4-0-0
Punts Number and Average 4-37.0 5-48.0
   Had Blocked 0 0
FGs - PATs Had Blocked 0-0 0-0
Net Punting Average 35.8 40.8
Total Return Average (Not Including Kickoffs) 39 5
   No. and Yards Punt Returns 2-16 2-5
   No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 4-91 6-90
   No. and Yards Interception Returns 1-23 0-0
Penalties Number and Yards 2-15 2-15
Fumbles Number and Lost 0-0 3-0
Touchdowns 3 2
   Rushing 1 1
   Passing 1 1
   Fumbles 1 0
Extra Points Made-Attempts 3-3 2-2
   Kicking Made-Attempts 3-3 2-2
Field Goals Made-Attempts 2-3 1-2
Red Zone Efficiency 2-3-67% 0-1-0%
Goal To Go Efficiency 1-1-100% 0-0-0%
Safeties 0 0
Final Score 27 17
Time Of Possesion 34:54 25:06

Notes:
Kurt Warner completed his first 5 passes.

Warner completed a 49-yard pass to Tim Carter to set up a 24-yard field goal by Todd France.

In 4 preseason games, including three starts, Kurt Warner completed 28 of 40 passes and did not throw a touchdown pass but he had 2 interceptions returned for touchdowns.

Jamaar Taylor, the Giants' sixth-round draft pick who had not caught a pass in the preseason, had four catches for 135 yards, a 33.8 yard average.

Wide receiver Willie Ponder left the game in the first period after suffering a concussion returning a kickoff.

Todd France miss a 44-yard field goal attempt in the third period, his first unsuccessful kick after four field goals, including a 51-yarder.


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