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Dec 31, 8:00 pm (ESPN) - Giants at Oakland
Game 16
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Giants 7 13 7 3 30
Raiders 7 7 7 0 21
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Giants take the Division Championship with a 30-21 road win over the Raiders.
Eli Manning went 12-of-24 for 204 yards with 1 TD.
Tiki Barber rushed for 203 yards and 1 TD on 28 attempts.
Tiki Barber also caught 6 passes for 60 yards.
Plaxico Burress caught 5 passes for 128 yards and 1 TD.
Brandon Jacobs ran 3 times for 10 yards and 1 TD.
Visanthe Shiancoe caught 1 pass for 16 yards.
Osi Umenyiora had 2 sacks.
Kendrick Clancy had 1 sack.
Jay Feely kicked 3 field goals.
Chad Morton had a career long 58 yard punt return to the Raiders 3 yard line.

Game Notes:
"Well Happy New Year everyone.
The Giants waited to just about the absolute last minute of 2005 to nail down the NFC East Division Championship, but they finally did it and they finish the season with an 11-5 record. The Raiders were no pushovers, and the Kerry Collins to Randy Moss connection came alive this game. Moss caught two touchdown passes and Kerry Collins threw another one to Doug Gabriel.
The Giants countered with Tiki Barber running for another 200 yard plus game, and Tiki goes down in the record books with the longest run from scrimmage in Giants history - 95 yards. Plaxico Burress was no slouch blocking for Tiki all the way down the line on that play, and he pulled in a nice 78 yard touchdown pass. The Giants got banged up a bit in this game, but I bet they'll be ready to go for their next one. We'll have to wait until tomorrow to see who they'll be up against in the first playoff game."

Game Notes:
"The Giants won this one and clinched the NFC East. That makes them the number 3 or 4 seed in the NFC playoffs, so they will host a game at Giants Stadium on Jan 7 or 8 against Carolina, Washington, Dallas or Tampa Bay.
Coughlin kept Jeremy Shockey out of this game and Visanthe Shiancoe took his spot. That means that Shockey, to date, goes down as not ever having an injury free season. He came close this year, starting the first 15 games. Shockey missed one game in his rookie season because of turf toe. He missed seven in 2003 when he hurt his knee, and one last year because of a back problem.
Kerry Collins looked pretty good out there leading his rag-tag Raider team. There was plenty of zip on the ball. He got rid of it fast when he had to, downfield to his receivers, and was certainly in control of the offense. Collins was always an above average quarterback and has plenty left in the tank. In this game he completed 26 of his 48 passes for 331 yards and had 3 touchdowns. What if he had a Tiki Barber on his team? Eli Manning has been with the Giants for only two years now, but you have to wonder how long it will take before he rounds out to be the real deal. If it takes five years, was this whole Ernie Accorsi experiment worth it? Take Tiki Barber out of the equation, and there would be no 11-5 this year for the Giants, no Division Championship, and a lot of people would be impatient and grumbling.
Some New Year's resolutions for the Giants - Win a few more football games. Here's one for JS - Don't mess up in a game and have a slight injury or TC might sit you down for your 'health'. Here's another for WP, CE - Don't be unwilling to play with an injury or TC might sit you when you do want to play, or worse, put you on the injured reserve list."

First Quarter

Play: Tiki Barber, 95 Yd run (Jay Feely kick is good), 7:59.
Drive: 2 plays, 91 yards in 0:27.

Play: Randy Moss, 15 Yd pass from Kerry Collins (Sebastian Janikowski kick is good), 3:33.
Drive: 9 plays, 67 yards in 4:26.
Second Quarter

Play: Jay Feely 25 Yd, 12:37.
Drive: 11 plays, 63 yards in 5:56.

Play: Plaxico Burress, 78 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Jay Feely kick is good), 9:41.
Drive: 3 plays, 82 yards in 0:54.

Play: Jay Feely 38 Yd, 1:56.
Drive: 9 plays, 42 yards in 5:26.

Play: Doug Gabriel, 8 Yd pass from Kerry Collins (Sebastian Janikowski kick is good), 0:19.
Drive: 8 plays, 71 yards in 1:37.
GIANTS 20-14

Third Quarter

Play: Brandon Jacobs, 1 Yd run (Jay Feely kick is good), 3:28.
Drive: 2 plays, 3 yards in 0:48.
GIANTS 27-14

Play: Randy Moss, 44 Yd pass from Kerry Collins (Sebastian Janikowski kick is good), 2:28.
Drive: 2 plays, 64 yards in 1:00.
GIANTS 27-21
Fourth Quarter

Play: Jay Feely 46 Yd, 14:48. Drive:
7 plays, 23 yards in 2:40.
GIANTS 30-21

Game Stats:
Total First Downs    13 21
   By Rushing 6 0
   By Passing 7 19
   By Penalty 0 2
Third Down Efficiency 5-14-36% 7-17-41%
Fourth Down Efficiency 0-0-0% 0-1-0%
Total Net Yards 402 325
   Total Offensive Plays (inc. times thrown passing) 60 68
   Average gain per offensive play 6.7 4.8
Net Yards Rushing 211 25
   Total Rushing Plays 34 17
   Average gain per rushing play 6.2 1.5
   Tackles for a loss-number and yards 0-0 2-4
Net Yards Passing 191 300
   Times thrown - yards lost attempting to pass 2-13 3-31
   Gross yards passing 204 331
Pass Attempts-Completions-Had Intercepted 24-12-0 48-26-0
   Avg gain per pass play (inc.# thrown passing) 7.3 5.9
Kickoffs Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks 7-0-0 4-0-0
Punts Number and Average 6-39.0 9-46.8
   Had Blocked 0 0
FGs - PATs Had Blocked 0-0 0-0
Net Punting Average 37.5 33.7
Total Return Average (Not Including Kickoffs) 98 9
   No. and Yards Punt Returns 6-98 3-9
   No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 4-75 7-154
   No. and Yards Interception Returns 0-0 0-0
Penalties Number and Yards 9-70 8-54
Fumbles Number and Lost 1-0 1-0
Touchdowns 3 3
   Rushing 2 0
   Passing 1 3
Extra Points Made-Attempts 3-3 3-3
   Kicking Made-Attempts 3-3 3-3
Field Goals Made-Attempts 3-3 0-0
Red Zone Efficiency 1-2-50% 2-3-67%
Goal To Go Efficiency 1-2-50% 1-2-50%
Safeties 0 0
Final Score 30 21
Time Of Possession 31:52 28:08

Giants finished in first place for the 21st time franchise history, breaking a tie with Green Bay and moving them atop the league's all-time list.

The 78-yard touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress was the longest of Eli Manning's career.
It was also the longest of Burress' career.

Tiki Barber's 50th career touchdown run, moves him ahead of Rodney Hampton for the most rushing touchdowns.

Tiki Barber increased his season total to 1,860 rushing yards, moving him past Seattle's Shaun Alexander (1,807) and into the NFL lead, but the Seahawks play Sunday in Green Bay.

Tiki Barber leads the league in yards after the first contact with the defender.
Going into this game, he had 864, with Edgerrin James next at 736, and Shaun Alexander has 676.

Tiki Barber's 95-yard run was the longest ever against the Raiders, breaking the record of 88 yards set by Seattle's Shaun Alexander in 2001.

Raiders Derrick Burgess' sack at the end of the 3rd quarter gave him 16 for the season, establishing a Raiders record.

Raiders Randy Moss had his first two-touchdown game of the season, and his first 100-yard game (116) since Week 4.
Moss finished the season with 1,005 yards, his seventh 1,000-yard campaign in eight NFL seasons.

Raiders, penalized 8 times for 54 yards, finished with 147 penalties and are likely to lead the league in that category for the third consecutive season.

By failing to get an interception, the Raiders finished the season with just five -- the fewest in a full season in the history of the NFL. Three teams 1972 Houston Oilers, 1996 Atlanta Falcons and the 2004 St. Louis Rams, finished a full season with six interceptions.

Norv Turner is 9-23 in two years as the Raiders head coach.
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