"It was a welcome change from practice," Sehorn said. "I'd rather test myself now than next Thursday. It's nice to see what I could do." When asked if he planned to play against San Francisco, Sehorn didn't hesitate to answer. "There is no doubt in my mind," he said. "There was never a doubt in my mind."
The debut of new punter Matt Allen was a pretty impressive one. He averaged 38.2 yards on six punts with two pinned inside the Baltimore 20-yard line.
"I was very pleased with the punting," Jim Fassel said. "We had six punts; four of them had over 4.0 hang time."
After his first snap was a little high, newly-signed longsnapper Bob Jones was perfect the rest of the night.
K Owen Pochman missed badly from 44 yards, hit from 26 and had a 47-yarder nullified by penalty. There still seems like there's at least a decent chance that New York will sign another kicker before the season opener.
"It's going to be a tough decision," Fassel said. Matt Bryant needed to be perfect to stay alive in the kicking derby. After drilling a 39-yarder in the third quarter, Bryant fell well short on a 48-yard try. His first kickoff reached only the 13-yard line; his second was better, reaching the eight.
RB Delvin Joyce, who looked good in the game's early going, left the contest with a thigh bruise.
TE Marcellus Rivers didn't do much to help himself make New York's final roster. He was flagged twice for 15-yard penalties – a crack-back block in the first quarter and an unnecessary roughness infraction late hit in the second.
Reserve DT Ross Kolodziej, in a last-ditch attempt to make the club, posted two sacks.
The victory was New York's first win in a preseason finale since 1990. That year they beat Cleveland, 28-10, to cap a 4-0 preseason prior to winning Super Bowl XXV.
The list of Giants inactives was a mile long. The following players missed the contest due to various ailments: QB Kerry Collins, RB Tiki Barber, RB Ron Dayne, RB Damon Washington, SS Shaun Williams, C Dusty Zeigler, LB Brandon Short, LB Micheal Barrow, DT Lance Legree, TE Jeremy Shockey, WR Tim Carter and WR Daryl Jones. C Chris Bober missed the game in order to be with his wife, who was expecting the couple's first child.