Injuries and Turnovers Seal Win for Atlanta: 17-10

With Holmes (elbow injury) already out, Strahan (back spasms) and Hamilton (Achilles' injury) both left the game leaving DT Griffin as the only starting defensive lineman. But despite the injuries, two key turnovers were the difference. Falcons intercepted a Collins pass at the Falcons 6 and prevented New York from taking the lead early in the 4th quarter. Late in the 4th with the Giants threatening, Jones forced a fumble at the Atlanta 15 yard line with 3:22 to play. Game statistics follow.


           1st     2nd    3rd     4th    TOTAL
          
Falcons     0      10      0       7      17
Giants      0       3      7       0      10



SCORING
 
First Quarter
No Scoring
 
Second Quarter
Falcons TD Doug Johnson 15 Yd Run (Jay Feely kick)
Falcons 7-0
Giants FG Matt Bryant 38 Yd FG
Falcons 7-3
Falcons FG Jay Feely 31 Yd FG
Falcons 10-3
 
Third Quarter
Giants TD Ike Hilliard 18 Yd Pass from Kerry Collins (Matt Bryant Kick)
Falcons 10, Giants 10
 
Fourth Quarter
Falcons TD Brian Finneran 14 Yd Pass from Doug Johnson (Jay Feely Kick)
Falcons 17-10

TEAM STATISTICS

TEAM STATISTICS
                            Falcons     Giants
FIRST DOWNS                     15         18
Passing                         13         11
Rushing                          2          6
Penalty                          0          1

3RD-DOWN EFFICIENCY           8-13       6-13
4TH-DOWN EFFICIENCY            0-0        1-2
                                                                                
TOTAL NET YARDS                313        306
Total plays                     51         61
Average gain                   6.1        5.0
                             
NET YARDS RUSHING               67        113
Rushes                          24         27
Average per rush               2.8        4.2
                                                                                
NET YARDS PASSING              246        193
Completion-attempted         19-25      20-31
Yards per pass                 9.1        5.7
Sacked-yards lost             2-11       3-14
Had intercepted                  0          1
                                             
PUNTS-AVERAGE               4-39.5     2-36.0
            
RETURN-YARDAGE                  54         78
Punts-returns                  1-0       1--2
Kickoffs-returns              3-55       4-80
Interceptions-returns         1--1        0-0 

PENALTIES-YARDS               3-20       6-35
FUMBLES-LOST                   2-0        3-1
TIME OF POSSESSION           29:58      30:02


PLAYER STATISTICS


Passing           CMP  ATT  YDS  PCT   YPA SACK  SYDS  TD  INT
                                                              
Doug Johnson       19   25  257 76.0 10.28    2    11   1    0
Kerry Collins      20   31  207 64.5  6.68    3    14   1    1
                                                              

Rushing                                    
FALCONS                  ATT   YDS     AVG   LONG    TD    FUM
                                                                               
T.J. Duckett              16    36     2.3      8     0      0
Doug Johnson               1    15    15.0     15     1      2
Warrick Dunn               6     8     1.3      4     0      0
Bob Christian              1     8     8.0      8     0      0
                                             
GIANTS                   ATT   YDS     AVG   LONG    TD    FUM
Tiki Barber               14    57     4.1     12     0      1
Ron Dayne                  9    43     4.8     18     0      0
Tim Carter                 1     9     9.0      9     0      0
Ike Hilliard               1     7     7.0      7     0      0
Kerry Collins              2    -3    -1.5     -1     0      0

Receiving

FALCONS                  REC   YDS     AVG   LONG    TD    FUM
Shawn Jefferson            3    84    28.0     63     0      0
Warrick Dunn               7    69     9.9     27     0      0
Alge Crumpler              2    39    19.5     30     0      0
Brian Finneran             3    31    10.3     14     1      0
Willie Jackson             1    14    14.0     14     0      0
T.J. Duckett               1     7     7.0      7     0      0
Reggie Kelly               1     7     7.0      7     0      0
Trevor Gaylor              1     6     6.0      6     0      0

GIANTS                   REC   YDS     AVG   LONG    TD    FUM
Ike Hilliard               7    76    10.9     18     1      0
Tiki Barber                3    33    11.0     15     0      1
Ron Dixon                  2    31    15.5     19     0      2
Amani Toomer               2    20    10.0     12     0      0
Daniel Campbell            1    19    19.0     19     0      0
Charles Stackhouse         3    16     5.3      7     0      0
Tim Carter                 1    10    10.0     10     0      0
Daryl Jones                1     2     2.0      2     0      0


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