Giants Can't Stop McNair in 32-29 Overtime Loss

Going into the game, most thought the Titans RB Eddie George would carve up yardage against the Giants defensive front of Lance Legree and Dwight Johnson. But the line held George to 3.2 yards per carry. But they couldn't stop QB Steve McNair who averaged 9.5 yards per carry on his four attempts. The Giants defensive could not pressure McNair who ended the game with 30-43 passes for 334 yards and 3 touchdowns. Game statistice follow.


           1st     2nd    3rd     4th   OT   TOTAL
          
Titans      0      14      0      15     3    32
Giants      3       7     10       9     0    29


SCORING
 
First Quarter
Giants FG MATT BRYANT 38 YD; 3:53
Drive Info: Time 2:20, Plays 7, 17 Yds
Giants 3-0
 
Second Quarter
Titans TD DERRICK MASON 6 YD PASS FROM STEVE MCNAIR (JOE NEDNEY KICK); 2:58
Drive Info: Time 9:29, Plays 18, 86 Yds
Titans 7-3
Giants TD DAN CAMPBELL 1 YD PASS FROM KERRY COLLINS (MATT BRYANT KICK); 13:46
Drive Info: Time 4:52, Plays 10, 55 Yds
Giants 10-7
Titans TD DREW BENNETT 26 YD PASS FROM STEVE MCNAIR (JOE NEDNEY KICK); 14:37
Drive Info: Time 0:51, Plays 4, 63 Yds
Titans 14-10
 
Third Quarter
Giants TD RON DIXON 24 YD PASS FROM KERRY COLLINS (MATT BRYANT KICK); 0:57
Drive Info: Time 0:57, Plays 3, 62 Yds
Giants 17-14
Giants FG MATT BRYANT 36 YD; 6:16
Drive Info: Time 3:00, Plays 7, 40 Yds
Giants 20-14
 
Fourth Quarter
Giants TD TIKI BARBER 1 YD RUN (TWO-POINT CONVERSION FAILED); 0:45
Drive Info: Time 4:47, Plays 9, 88 Yds
Giants 26-14
Titans TD EDDIE GEORGE 1 YD RUN (JOE NEDNEY KICK); 7:26
Drive Info: Time 6:41, Plays 14, 72 Yds
Giants 26-21
Giants FG MATT BRYANT 19 YD; 12:39
Drive Info: Time 5:13, Plays 12, 78 Yds
Giants 29-21
Titans TD FRANK WYCHECK 9 YD PASS FROM STEVE MCNAIR (STEVE MCNAIR RUN FOR TWO-POINT CONVERSION); 14:51
Drive Info: Time 2:12, Plays 12, 81 Yds
Giants 29, Titans 29
 
Overtime
Titans FG JOE NEDNEY 38 YD; 5:00
Drive Info: Time 2:05, Plays 7, 60 Yds
Titans 32-29

TEAM STATISTICS

                             Titans     Giants
FIRST DOWNS                     31         24
  Passing                       21         16
  Rushing                       10          4
  Penalty                        0          4

3RD-DOWN EFFICIENCY           7-14       4-10
4TH-DOWN EFFICIENCY            2-2        0-0

TOTAL NET YARDS                476        345
  Total plays                   76         62
  Average gain                 6.3        5.6

NET YARDS RUSHING              142         62
  Rushes                        32         25
  Average per rush             4.4        2.5

NET YARDS PASSING              334        283
  Completion-attempted       30-43      22-36
  Yards per pass               7.6        7.6
  Sacked-yards lost            1-0        1-0
  Had intercepted                0          0

PUNTS-AVERAGE               3-32.3     3-29.3

RETURN-YARDAGE                 132        159
  Punts-returns                0-0        2-0
  Kickoffs-returns           7-132      6-159
  Interceptions-returns        0-0        0-0

PENALTIES-YARDS             12-121       6-55
FUMBLES-LOST                   1-1        0-0
TIME OF POSSESSION           35:47      29:13



PLAYERM STATISTICS

            PASSING                          PASSING
           CP/AT YDS AVG  TD INT             CP/ATT YDS AVG  TD INT
Steve                             Kerry
McNair     30/43 334 7.77  3  0   Collins    22/36 283 7.86  2  0
Team       30/43 334 7.77  3  0   Team       22/36 283 7.86  2  0

            RUSHING                          RUSHING
              ATT YDS AVG LGTD                 ATTYDS  AVGLG TD
Eddie George   20  64 3.2 10 1   Tiki Barber    22 64  2.942  1
Steve McNair    4  38 9.5 13 0   Ron Dayne       1  2  2.0 2  0
Robert                           Kerry Collins   2 -4 -2.0-2  0
Holcombe        7  24 3.4 14 0   Team           25 62  2.542  1
Justin
McCareins       1  1616.0 16 0
Team           32 142 4.4 53 1

           RECEIVING                        RECEIVING
              REC YDS AVG TDLG                 REC YDS AVG TDLG
Derrick Mason  12 116 9.7  124   Amani Toomer    5 10420.8  034
Drew Bennett    4  6516.3  126   Ron Dixon       5  9318.6  128
John Simon      2  4422.0  023   Jeremy Shockey  7  7110.1  023
Justin                           Ron Dayne       3  12 4.0  0 8
McCareins       4  29 7.3  012   Tiki Barber     1   2 2.0  0 2

Frank Wycheck   3  24 8.0  1 9   Dan Campbell    1   1 1.0  1 1
Eddie George    2  19 9.5  013   Team           22 28312.9  234
Eddie Berlin    1  1414.0  014
Robert
Holcombe        1  1313.0  013
Erron Kinney    1  1010.0  010
Team           30 33411.1  326



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