Giants vs. Patriots Game Report

TE JEREMY SHOCKEY has at least 60 yards receiving in past 4 vs. AFC, including 110 yards (11 catches) last week.<BR><BR>

GIANTS: QB KERRY COLLINS has 14,784 passing yards with Giants & needs 216 to become 3rd passer in club history with 15,000, joining PHIL SIMMS (33,462) & CHARLIE CONERLY (19,488)……RB TIKI BARBER has 4,577 career rushing yards & needs 62 to pass ALEX WEBSTER (4,638) for 3rd-most in club history. Has 365 career receptions & needs 3 to pass FRANK GIFFORD (367) for 3rd in club annals. Has 11 career 100-yard rushing games & needs 100 yards to pass EDDIE PRICE (11) for 3rd-most in team history……WR AMANI TOOMER seeks 4th 100-yard receiving game in past 5 vs. AFC. Tied for NFL lead with 3 receptions of 40+ yards. WR IKE HILLIARD tied career-high with 8 catches (73 yards) last week vs. Miami. With 25 catches, off to best start of 7-year career……TE JEREMY SHOCKEY has at least 60 yards receiving in past 4 vs. AFC, including 110 yards (11 catches) last week. Ranks 2nd among NFL TEs with 21 receptions.……Defense's 15 sacks ties for NFL best (SF)…..DE MICHAEL STRAHAN needs 2.5 sacks to become 4th active player with 100.0……PATRIOTS: Club is 7-3 (.700) in past 10 vs. NFC. Pats have won 14 of past 19 at home & are 7-3 (.700) at Gillette Stadium……Head coach BILL BELICHICK was Giants defensive coordinator (1985-90), helping club win SB XXI & SB XXV……QB TOM BRADY has career 8-3 (.727) record vs. NFC (including SB XXXVI), completing 246 of 385 passes (63.9 pct.) for 2,540 yards & 22 TDs vs. 12 INTs for 88.9 passer rating. In past 3 vs. NFC at home, Brady has 8 TDs vs. 3 INTs…...RB ANTOWAIN SMITH rushed for TD last week vs. Titans & Pats are 14-2 (.875) when Smith has TD run. Smith & TE CHRISTIAN FAURIA lead team in TDs since start of '02 (9). RB MIKE CLOUD rushed for 73 yards on 7 carries (10.4 avg.) last week vs. Tenn. & became 1st Pat to rush for 2 TDs in 25 games……WR DEION BRANCH leads club in rec. yards (228) in 17 catches. WR-PR TROY BROWN ranks 3rd in AFC with 11.6 PR avg. Rookie WR-KR BETHEL JOHNSON (No. 45) ranks 4th in AFC with 27.5 KR avg……Club tied for AFC lead w/ 14 sacks, 10 Pats have at least 1.0. DE WILLIE MC GINEST leads team with 3.0. LB TEDY BRUSCHI paces club with 8 PDs.


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