Team Giants


Giants - Chiefs
Mikefan - Gamegirl Reviews

Dec 17, 5:00 pm (CBS) - Kansas City at Giants
Game 14
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Chiefs 0 3 7 7 17
Giants 0 10 3 14 27
  ESPN Scores ESPN Recap ESPN Stats

Giants win against Kansas City 27-17.
Eli Manning went 17-of-32 for 186 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT.
Tiki Barber rushed for 220 yards on 29 attempts and 2 TDs.
Tiki Barber also caught 5 passes for 29 yards.
Amani Toomer caught 5 passes for 69 yards and 1 TD.
Jeremy Shockey caught 3 passes for 33 yards.
Plaxico Burress caught 2 passes for 34 yards.
Kenderick Allen had 1 sack.
James Butler had 1 INT.
Rookie Chase Blackburn started as the middle linebacker and had 9 tackles.
Jay Feeley hit on 2 field goals.

Game Notes:
"Wow, what a game! The Giants didn't just survive this game. They flat out won it, from a team that was mostly expected to beat them hands down. Even though you knew the Giants had injuries last week to top players, and the Chiefs scored first, you kind of had the feeling that the Giants weren't going to go down easy, especially when they held the Chiefs to a field goal instead of a touchdown. The fans were into it. The players were into it, and they kept coming up with the big plays when they needed it.
The Giants were up 10-3 at the end of the half, and the Chiefs came back for an opening drive touchdown at the beginning of the third quarter, but they couldn't sustain that pace, even with Larry Johnson running the ball as much as he did. There was lots of hustle on the field and the players were all in tune. Corey Webster caught an interception, and it was called back because Osi Umenyiora hit Trent Green a little too hard, but James Butler came back on the very next play and caught one that counted.
It will be almost impossible to forget the way Tiki Barber shook off tackles on his 41 yard touchdown run, and the way Amani Toomer picked himself up inches off the ground and ran the ball in for his touchdown. It was an exciting game to watch, and most important, the Giants really look like a playoff team."

Game Notes:
"You can make being the head coach of the Giants as easy or as hard a job as you want. Early on in the season, Tom Coughlin had to be prodded to help his young quarterback Eli Manning out - 'Just give the ball to Tiki'. It took a while, but Coughlin has finally learned not to overlook such raw talent staring him right in the face. Now he gives the ball to Tiki, and he sticks with it, and low and behold, things turn out great - well, big surprise.
In the first quarter, Chiefs running back Larry Johnson's stats looked great in comparison to Tiki Barber, and he did end up with 176 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns, but that was nothing. Tiki Barber finished with a team-record 220 yards on 29 carries and he scored 2 touchdowns. Make no mistake though. This was a full team effort, Amani Toomer came through with some solid catches, as well as Jeremy Shockey. Plaxico Burress had some big blocks for Tiki. Fill-in players like Chase Blackburn, who took a tremendous hit in the second quarter, just kept on ticking. To be fair, all the players were properly prepared by Tom Coughlin for this game against the Chiefs, and it really showed."

First Quarter
Second Quarter

Play: Lawrence Tynes 19 Yd, 6:36.
Drive: 14 plays, 81 yards in 8:10.

Play: Tiki Barber, 41 Yd run (Jay Feely kick is good), 2:47.
Drive: 8 plays, 67 yards in 3:49.

Play: Jay Feely 41 Yd, 0:28.
Drive: 6 plays, 32 yards in 1:11.
Third Quarter

Play: Larry Johnson, 14 Yd run (Lawrence Tynes kick is good), 12:01.
Drive: 5 plays, 59 yards in 2:59.
GIANTS 10-10

Play: Jay Feely 35 Yd, 0:48.
Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards in 3:08.
GIANTS 13-10
Fourth Quarter

Play: Amani Toomer, 31 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Jay Feely kick is good), 12:52.
Drive: 4 plays, 71 yards in 1:53.
GIANTS 20-10

Play: Larry Johnson, 1 Yd run (Lawrence Tynes kick is good), 8:29.
Drive: 8 plays, 69 yards in 4:23.
GIANTS 20-17

Play: Tiki Barber, 20 Yd run (Jay Feely kick is good), 2:48.
Drive: 10 plays, 66 yards in 5:41.
GIANTS 27-17

Game Stats:
Total First Downs    22 22
   By Rushing 10 9
   By Passing 9 10
   By Penalty 3 3
Third Down Efficiency 7-13-54% 8-15-53%
Fourth Down Efficiency 0-0-0% 0-0-0%
Total Net Yards 362 406
   Total Offensive Plays (inc. times thrown passing) 63 67
   Average gain per offensive play 5.7 6.1
Net Yards Rushing 188 223
   Total Rushing Plays 34 34
   Average gain per rushing play 5.5 6.6
   Tackles for a loss-number and yards 1-2 3-6
Net Yards Passing 174 183
   Times thrown - yards lost attempting to pass 1-2 1-3
   Gross yards passing 176 186
Pass Attempts-Completions-Had Intercepted 28-15-1 32-17-1
   Avg gain per pass play (inc.# thrown passing) 6.0 5.5
Kickoffs Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks 4-0-0 6-0-0
Punts Number and Average 5-38.4 3-39.0
   Had Blocked 0 0
FGs - PATs Had Blocked 0-0 0-0
Net Punting Average 39.2 36.7
Total Return Average (Not Including Kickoffs) 7 12
   No. and Yards Punt Returns 2-7 1--4
   No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 6-118 4-94
   No. and Yards Interception Returns 1-0 1-16
Penalties Number and Yards 9-75 7-70
Fumbles Number and Lost 2-2 1-1
Touchdowns 2 3
   Rushing 2 2
   Passing 0 1
Extra Points Made-Attempts 2-2 3-3
   Kicking Made-Attempts 2-2 3-3
Field Goals Made-Attempts 1-1 2-2
Red Zone Efficiency 2-3-67% 0-1-0%
Goal To Go Efficiency 1-2-50% 0-0-0%
Safeties 0 0
Final Score 17 27
Time Of Possession 30:31 29:29


Giants finished 7-1 at home.
It 's their best home record since the 1990 Super Bowl champions were 7-1.

Giants have scored 40 touchdowns, their highest total since they had 41 in 1988.

Giants are 6-0 in Giants Stadium against Kansas City.

Before today, the Kansas City had gone 20 straight games without allowing a 100-yard rusher.

Tiki Barber set four team records and tied another while rushing for 220 yards and 2 touchdowns on 29 carries.

Tiki Barber's 220 rushing yards set a franchise single-game mark, 2 more than Gene "Choo Choo" Roberts' 218 yards against the Chicago Cardinals on Nov. 12, 1950.

Tiki Barber increased his season rushing total to 1,577 yards, breaking the team single-season record of 1,518 he set last year.

Tiki Barber is the first Giant in history with back-to-back 1,500-yard seasons.

This was Tiki Barber's fifth consecutive 100-yard game, another team record.
Tiki was tied with Joe Morris (1986) and Gary Brown (1998) at four in a row.

Amani Toomer's 31-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter was the 43rd of his career. That ties him with Frank Gifford for 3rd on the team's all-time list.

Eli Manning's 22 touchdown passes are the most by a Giants quarterback since Kerry Collins had 22 in 2000.

Giants finished 7-1 at home, for their best record since 1990.

Longtime Giants public-address announcer Bob Sheppard worked his last game for the Giants.
He began with the team in 1956.

Carlos Emmons was a last-minute de-activation after aggravating an injury to his pectoral muscle during practice this week.

Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez caught a pass in his 82nd consecutive game.

Next Game
Sat, Dec. 24 - Giants at Redskins 1:00 PM
Game Previews and Reviews
Previews   Reviews
Game 1 Giants - Cards W 42 - 19
Game 2 Giants - Saints W 27 - 10
Game 3 Giants - Chargers L 45 - 23
Game 4 Giants - Rams W 44 - 24
Game 5 Giants - Cowboys L 16 - 13
Game 6 Giants - Broncos W 24 - 23
Game 7 Giants - Redskins W 36 - 0
Game 8 Giants - San Francisco W 24 -6
Game 9 Giants - Vikings L 24 -21
Game 10 Giants - Eagles W 27 -17
Game 11 Giants - Seahawks L 24 - 21
Game 12 Giants - Cowboys W 17 - 10
Game 13 Giants - Eagles W 26 - 23

[Back to Team Giants]

Click on the Team Giants logo to be informed of all Giants game previews, reviews and off season football news.

Stop in and visit "Mike's Keys to the Internet" at

Website by Mike