A Giant Turn in the Playoff Race

Kerry Collins had an almost perfect day (QB rating) with 23 passes in 29 attempts for 366 yards and 4 touchdowns. With only two main receiving targets of Toomer and Shoockey, both responded as Toomer had 204 yards and 3 touchdowns and Shockey caught 7 passes for 116 yards. The Giants rolled to a 44-27 victory over the Colts and with the Bengels win over the Saints, the Giants control their own destiny. A win against the Eagles and they are in the playoffs. Game statistics follow.


           1st     2nd    3rd     4th   TOTAL
          

Giants      3       7     20      14     44
Colts       0       3      3      21     27 


SCORING
 
First Quarter
Giants FG Matt Bryant 20 FG Yd; 9:24
Drive: 5 plays, 23 yards in 2:45.
Giants 3-0
 
Second Quarter
Giants TD Tiki Barber, 4 Yd run (Matt Bryant kick); 12:42
Drive: 9 plays, 63 yards in 4:23.
Giants 10-0
Colts FG Mike Vanderjagt 20 Yd FG; 0:05
Drive: 4 plays, 4 yards in 1:13.
Giants 10-3
 
Third Quarter
Giants TD Amani Toomer, 82 Yd pass from Kerry Collins (Matt Bryant kick); 14:41
Drive: 1 play, 82 yards in 0:19.
Giants 17-3
Giants TD Charles Stackhouse, 18 Yd pass from Kerry Collins (Matt Bryant kick Failed); 10:23
Drive: 5 plays, 47 yards in 1:54.
Giants 23-3
Colts FG Mike Vanderjagt 27 Yd FG; 5:18
Drive: 14 plays, 49 yards in 5:05.
Giants 23-6
Giants TD Tiki Barber, 1 Yd run (Matt Bryant kick is good); 0:11
Drive: 10 plays, 69 yards in 5:07.
Giants 30-6
 
Fourth Quarter
Colts TD Reggie Wayne, 21 Yd pass from Peyton Manning (James Mungro run for 2 Pt. Conversion failed); 13:34
Drive: 5 plays, 62 yards in 1:37.
Giants 30-12
Giants TD Amani Toomer, 21 Yd pass from Kerry Collins (Matt Bryant kick is good); 6:45
Drive: 10 plays, 58 yards in 6:49.
Giants 37-12
Colts TD Marvin Harrison, 25 Yd pass from Peyton Manning (Peyton Manning pass to Marcus Pollard for 2 Pt. Conversion); 4:51
Drive: 6 plays, 77 yards in 1:54.
Giants 37-20
Colts TD Reggie Wayne, 40 Yd pass from Peyton Manning (Mike Vanderjagt kick is good); 4:44
Drive: 1 play, 40 yards in 0:07.
Giants 37-27
Giants TD Amani Toomer, 27 Yd pass from Kerry Collins (Matt Bryant kick is good); 4:00
Drive: 4 plays, 42 yards in 0:44.
Giants 44-27
 

TEAM STATISTICS

                             Giants      Colts
FIRST DOWNS                     26         20
  Passing                       15         17
  Rushing                        9          2
  Penalty                        2          1

3RD-DOWN EFFICIENCY           8-13       4-14
4TH-DOWN EFFICIENCY            0-1        1-2

TOTAL NET YARDS                469        398
  Total plays                   65         67
  Average gain                 7.2        5.9

NET YARDS RUSHING              104         48
  Rushes                        36         19
  Average per rush             2.9        2.5

NET YARDS PASSING              365        350
  Completion-attempted       23-29      30-46
  Yards per pass              12.6        7.6
  Sacked-yards lost            0-0       2-17
  Had intercepted                0          2

PUNTS-AVERAGE               3-39.0     5-40.4

RETURN-YARDAGE                 130        251
  Punts-returns                0-0        0-0
  Kickoffs-returns            5-97      8-230
  Interceptions-returns       2-33        0-0

PENALTIES-YARDS               4-28       6-54
FUMBLES-LOST                   2-2        0-0


PLAYER STATISTICS

            PASSING                          PASSING
          CP/AT YDS  AVG TD INT             CP/ATT YDS AVG  TD INT
Kerry                             Peyton
Collins   23/29 366 12.62  4  0   Manning    30/46 365 7.93  3  2
Team      23/29 366 12.62  4  0   Team       30/46 365 7.93  3  2

            RUSHING                          RUSHING
              ATTYDS  AVG LG TD                 ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Tiki Barber    18 60  3.3 15  2   James Mungro    8  21 2.6  9 0
Ron Dayne      13 46  3.5 16  0   Troy Walters    1  1616.0 16 0
Kerry Collins   5 -3 -0.6  1  0   Edgerrin James 10  13 1.3  4 0
Team           36103  2.9 32  2   Team           19  50 2.6 29 0

           RECEIVING                        RECEIVING
              REC YDS AVG  TD LG                 REC YDS AVG TD LG
Amani Toomer   10 204 20.4  3 82  Marvin      
Jeremy Shockey  7 116 16.6  0 26  Harrison       10 128 12.8  1 25
Dan Campbell    2  19  9.5  0 12  Reggie Wayne    6 104 17.3  2 40
Charles                           Marcus Pollard  5  69 13.8  0 40
Stackhouse      1  18 18.0  1 18  Troy Walters    3  35 11.7  0 18
Tiki Barber     2   5  2.5  0  4  Qadry Ismail    2  20 10.0  0 14
Ron Dayne       1   4  4.0  0  4  Joe Dean        1   7  7.0  0  7
Team           23 366 15.9  4 82  Davenport
                                  Edgerrin James  3   2  0.7  0  5
                                  Team           30 365 12.2  3 40






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