Giants-Raiders Notebook

The Giants finished the season 11-5 and clinched the NFC East. It is the Giants' highest victory total and first division championship since 2000, when the team went 12-4 and won the conference championship and advanced to Super Bowl XXXV. Tom Coughlin won his third division title and reached the playoffs for the fifth time in his 10 seasons as an NFL head coach.

The Giants were 2-2 on the West Coast this season.

The Giants finished the season with 422 points, the second-highest total in team history.

The Giants scored 45 touchdowns, their highest total since the 1985 team scored 48.

Oakland rushed for only 25 yards, the second-lowest total allowed by the Giants this season. Minnesota ran for 12 yards on Nov. 13.

The Giants sacked Kerry Collins three times and finished the season with 41, one more than last year. Pro Bowler Osi Umenyiora had two of the sacks to finish the season with a team-high 14.5.

The Giants committed nine penalties for 70 yards and finished the season with franchise-record totals of 143 penalties and 1,115 yards.

• The Giants will play the following opponents in 2006:

Home: Philadelphia, Dallas, Washington, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Chicago, Houston, and Indianapolis.

Away: Philadelphia, Dallas, Washington, Atlanta, Carolina, Seattle, Jacksonville and Tennessee.


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