Insider Game Notes

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.

CB Jason Sehorn didn't start but played four plays as the nickel corner. "It was important to get him out there and get his confidence," Fassel said.

"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.


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