Three Mistakes Equals 21-7 Loss

Eliminate three mistakes in this game and the Giants should have won. With 4 seconds left in the first half, Collins throws an INT and 38 yards later, the score is 7-7. On the last play of the 3rd quarter, Collins throws a 76-yard touchdown pass to Dixon, but it was called back on a questionable holding call against Rosenthal. Lastly, a roughing the passer call against Strahan on a 3rd-and-10 play allowed the Cardinals to continue a drive for their second score. Game statisitcs follow.

           1st     2nd    3rd     4th    TOTAL
          
Giants      7       0      0       0       7
Cardinals   0       7      0      14      21


SCORING
 
First Quarter
Giants TD Tiki Barber 6 Yd Run, (Matt Bryant Kick)
Giants 7-0
 
Second Quarter
Cardinals TD Justin Lucas 38 Yd Interception Return (Bill Gramatica Kick)
Giants 7, Cards 7
 
Third Quarter
No Scoring
 
Fourth Quarter
Cardinals TD Marcel Shipp 7 Yd Pass from Jake Plummer (Bill Gramatica Kick)
Cardinals 14-7
Cardinals TD Marcel Shipp 10 Yd Run (Bill Gramatica Kick)
Cardinals 21-7

TEAM STATISTICS

TEAM STATISTICS
                          Giants  Cardinals
FIRST DOWNS                  14       18
Passing                      11        9
Rushing                       2        6
Penalty                       1        3
 
3RD-DOWN EFFICIENCY        3-11    10-17
4TH-DOWN EFFICIENCY         1-3      0-1
 
TOTAL NET YARDS             263      263
Total plays                  54       69
Average gain                4.9      3.8
 
NET YARDS RUSHING            67      102
Rushes                       17       36
Average per rush            3.9      2.8
 
NET YARDS PASSING           196      161
Completion-attempted      19-36    23-32
Yards per pass              5.3      4.9
Sacked-yards lost           1-3      1-7
Had intercepted               2        0
 
PUNTS-AVERAGE            5-41.2   5-41.0
 
RETURN-YARDAGE              110      113
Punts-returns              3-27     3-11
Kickoffs-returns           4-83     2-42
Interceptions-returns       0-0     2-60
 
PENALTIES-YARDS          10-110     5-35
FUMBLES-LOST                1-1      2-1
TIME OF POSSESSION        23:55    36:05


PLAYER STATISTICS

Passing
  
Jake Plummer   23-32 168 yards, 7 TD, 0 INT, 1 sack
Kerry Collins  19-36 199 yards  0 TD, 2 INT, 1 sack


Rushing (Att, Yards)

Tiki Barber      13-55
Matt Allen        1-10
Ron Dayne         3- 2

Marcel Shipp     17-92
Thomas Jones     11-10
Jake Plummer      7- 9
MarTay Jenkins    1-(-9)


Receiving (Att, Yards)

Ike Hilliard      4-56 
Jeremy Shockey    4-56 
Tiki Barber       6-48 
Amani Toomer      4-32 
Sean Bennett      1-7 
Dan Campbell      1-4 


Marcel Shipp      5-39
Freddie Jones     5-34
MarTay Jenkins    6-33
Frank Sanders     3-28
David Boston      2-18
Bryan Gilmore     1-14
Jake Plummer      1-2



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