Tale of Two Halfs

As dominant as the Giants were in the first half of the game to reach a 38-14 lead, the 49ers scored the final 25 points to win 39-38. It's ironic that the kicking game that got the win over the Eagles and pushed the Giants into the playoffs, lost this game against the 49ers. The newest and oldest Giant, 41 year-old long-snapper Trey Junkin, had two bad snaps on the two field goal attempts; either one could have won the game. Game statistics follow.


           1st     2nd    3rd     4th    TOTAL
          
49ers       7       7      8      17      39
Giants      7      21     10       0      38 




Collins after the game 1ST QUARTER SCORE SF TD TERRELL OWENS 76 YD PASS FROM JEFF 49ERS 7-0 GARCIA (JEFF CHANDLER KICK) 5:01 Drive Info: Time 0:11, Plays 1, 76 Yds Key Plays: Peterson interception at San Francisco 24 NYGTD AMANI TOOMER 12 YD PASS FROM KERRY GIANTS 7-7 COLLINS (MATT BRYANT KICK) 14:42 Drive Info: Time 4:15, Plays 11, 65 Yds Key Plays: Barber 2-yard run plus 15-yard facemask penalty on 49ers' Young to San Francisco 48 Barber 4-yard run on 3rd-and-2 to San Francisco 36 Collins 18-yard pass to Toomer to San Francisco 18 Collins 10-yard pass to Dixon on 3rd-and-9 to San Francisco 7 2ND QUARTER SCORE NYGTD JEREMY SHOCKEY 2 YD PASS FROM KERRY GIANTS 14-7 COLLINS (MATT BRYANT KICK) 2:41 Drive Info: Time 2:24, Plays 5, 61 Yds Key Plays: Barber 29-yard run to San Francisco 32 Collins 27-yard pass to Shockey to San Francisco 1 SF TD KEVAN BARLOW 1 YD RUN (JEFF CHANDLER GIANTS 14-14 KICK) 8:55 Drive Info: Time 6:14, Plays 10, 69 Yds Key Plays: Garcia 10-yard pass to Owens to San Francisco 43 Garcia 11-yard run to New York 46 Garcia 10-yard run on 3rd-and-6 to New York 32 Owens 25-yard pass to Streets to New York 7 NYGTD AMANI TOOMER 8 YD PASS FROM KERRY NY GIANTS 21-14 COLLINS (MATT BRYANT KICK) 12:11 Drive Info: Time 0:05, Plays 1, 8 Yds Key Plays: Harris recovery of Wilson muffed punt at San Francisco 8 NYGTD AMANI TOOMER 24 YD PASS FROM KERRY GIANTS 28-14 COLLINS (MATT BRYANT KICK) 14:50 Drive Info: Time 1:43, Plays 5, 56 Yds Key Plays: Sehorn interception at New York 44 Collins 30-yard pass to Barber on 3rd-and-8 to San Francisco 24 3RD QUARTER SCORE NYGTD TIKI BARBER 6 YD RUN (MATT BRYANT GIANTS 35-14 KICK) 5:07 Drive Info: Time 2:16, Plays 6, 54 Yds Key Plays: Giants takes over on downs at New York 46 Barber 22-yard run to San Francisco 32 Collins 17-yard pass to Toomer to San Francisco 14 NYGFG MATT BRYANT 21 YD 10:33 GIANTS 38-14 Drive Info: Time 4:17, Plays 9, 63 Yds Key Plays: Collins 11-yard pass to Dixon to New York 46 Collins 46-yard pass to Toomer on 3rd-and-5 to San Francisco 3 SF TD TERRELL OWENS 26 YD PASS FROM JEFF GIANTS 38-22 GARCIA (JEFF GARCIA PASS TO TERRELL OWENS FOR TWO-POINT CONVERSION) 12:57 Drive Info: Time 2:24, Plays 7, 70 Yds Key Plays: Garcia 12-yard pass to Johnson to San Francisco 42 Garcia 11-yard pass to Streets to New York 47 Garcia 12-yard pass to Owens to New York 32 4TH QUARTER SCORE SF TD JEFF GARCIA 14 YD RUN (JEFF GARCIA GIANTS 38-30 PASS TO TERRELL OWENS FOR TWO-POINT CONVERSION) 0:05 Drive Info: Time 0:41, Plays 3, 27 Yds Key Plays: Allen 29-yard punt return plus 15-yard personal foul penalty on Giants' Dhani Jones to New York 27 Garcia 10-yard pass to Stokes to New York 14 SF FG JEFF CHANDLER 25 YD 7:11 NY GIANTS 38-33 Drive Info: Time 5:26, Plays 15, 74 Yds Key Plays: Garcia 21-yard pass to Owens to San Francisco 44 Garcia 18-yard pass to Wilson to New York 38 Garcia 4-yard pass to Streets on 4th-and-1 to New York 25 Garcia 9-yard pass to Owens on 3rd-and-5 to New York 11 SF TD TAI STREETS 13 YD PASS FROM JEFF SAN FRANCISCO GARCIA (TWO-POINT CONVERSION FAILED) 39-38 14:00 Drive Info: Time 2:01, Plays 9, 68 Yds Key Plays: Garcia 7-yard pass to Owens on 3rd-and-6 to San Francisco 43 Garcia 25-yard pass to Johnson on 3rd-and-3 to New York 25 Garcia 12-yard run to New York 13 TEAM STATISTICS Giants 49ers FIRST DOWNS 26 23 Passing 16 16 Rushing 9 7 Penalty 1 0 3RD-DOWN EFFICIENCY 6-13 6-13 4TH-DOWN EFFICIENCY 0-0 1-2 TOTAL NET YARDS 446 446 Total plays 75 65 Average gain 5.9 6.9 NET YARDS RUSHING 119 90 Rushes 29 20 Average per rush 4.1 4.5 NET YARDS PASSING 327 356 Completion-attempted 29-44 28-45 Yards per pass 7.1 7.9 Sacked-yards lost 2-15 0-0 Had intercepted 1 1 PUNTS-AVERAGE 4-39.3 3-46.7 RETURN-YARDAGE 181 131 Punts-returns 3-33 1-0 Kickoffs-returns 6-148 7-131 Interceptions-returns 1-0 1-0 PENALTIES-YARDS 5-50 2-20 FUMBLES-LOST 1-0 1-1 TIME OF POSSESSION 34:39 25:21 PLAYER STATISTICS PASSING PASSING CP/AT YDS AVG TD INT CP/ATT YDS AVG TD INT Kerry Jeff Collins 29/43 342 7.95 4 1 Garcia 27/44 331 7.52 3 1 Matt Allen 0/1 0 0.00 0 0 Terrell Team 29/44 342 7.77 4 1 Owens 1/1 252 5.00 0 0 Team 28/45 356 7.91 3 1 RUSHING RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD ATT YDS AVG LG TD Tiki Barber 26 115 4.4 29 1 Jeff Garcia 7 60 8.6 14 1 Ron Dayne 3 4 1.3 3 0 Garrison Hearst 6 15 2.5 6 0 Team 29 119 4.1 32 1 Kevan Barlow 4 12 3.0 6 1 Fred Beasley 3 3 1.0 3 0 Team 20 90 4.5 29 2 RECEIVING RECEIVING REC YDS AVG TD LG REC YDS AVG TD LG Amani Toomer 8 136 17.0 3 46 Terrell Owens 9 177 19.7 2 76 Jeremy Shockey 7 68 9.7 1 27 Eric Johnson 8 78 9.8 0 25 Tiki Barber 5 62 12.4 0 30 Tai Streets 5 58 11.6 1 25 Ron Dixon 5 52 10.4 0 19 Cedrick Wilson 1 18 18.0 0 18 Dan Campbell 2 13 6.5 0 10 J.J. Stokes 2 14 7.0 0 10 Charles Fred Beasley 2 8 4.0 0 5 Stackhouse 2 11 5.5 0 6 Garrison Team 29 342 11.8 4 46 Hearst 1 3 3.0 0 3 Team 28 356 12.7 3 76

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