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Oct 23, 4:15 pm (CBS) - Broncos at Giants
Game 6
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Broncos 6 7 7 3 23
Giants 7 3 0 14 24
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Giants make it exciting. They come from behind to win 24-23.
Eli Manning went 23-of-42 for 214 yards with 2 TDs and 1 INT.
Tiki Barber rushed for 86 yards on 19 attempts and 1 TD.
Plaxico Burress caught 6 passes for 84 yards and 1 TD.
Amani Toomer caught 8 passes for 62 yards and 1 TD.
Jeremy Shockey caught 3 passes for 44 yards.
Tiki Barber caught 6 passes for 24 yards.
Jay Feely kicked 1 long 52 yard field goal.

Game Notes:
"Thank you Amani Toomer! Amani did it years ago, and he can still do it today. Tiki Barber wasn't the only forgotten player on the Giants. For some reason, they also had trouble remembering Amani Toomer until today. Someone must have tapped Eli Manning on the shoulder and said 'Look at Toomer first, because Plaxico just doesn't seem a hundred percent this game, and the way the Broncos are coming at you, there's not much time to pick and choose.'
Plaxico gave it all he had. He fought off the defenders for 6 catches, 84 yards and 1 touchdown, but Toomer came up with the big plays down the stretch against the Broncos and finished up with 8 catches for 62 yards and the touchdown that gave the Giants the win. I don't want to overlook that everyone had a hand, with Jeremy Shockey catching a a 24-yard pass on third-and-10 at the Denver 32 on the last drive of the game. The stadium rocked, and it was 'Giants exciting' all the way."

Game Notes:
"There is no doubt that if the Giants had the same game plan they had last week against Dallas, trying to go for the big passing play all the time, that Denver could have knocked Manning out of the game. The Giants could have done better, because even mixing it up with 20 rushing plays, the Denver defense was keyed on getting to the quarterback.
It was like Coughlin said 'I hear you' going with the running game and that may have seemed like a mistake when Tiki Barber messed up early on with a fumble that led to a Denver field goal, but he came back on the very next carry. Tiki broke one for 34 yards, and the Giants finished that drive off with a touchdown. Eli Manning had his hands full with the Broncos hitting him at every turn, and he really hung in there and made some amazing throws while being pressured. It paid off in the end when he completed that pass to Toomer to win the game."

First Quarter

Play: Jason Elam 49 Yd, 9:57. Drive: 7 plays, 15 yards in 3:34.

Play: Plaxico Burress, 18 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Jay Feely kick is good), 7:02.
Drive: 5 plays, 70 yards in 2:55.

Play: Jason Elam 42 Yd, 1:41.
Drive: 11 plays, 45 yards in 5:21.

Second Quarter

Play: Mike Anderson, 2 Yd run (Jason Elam kick is good), 5:45.
Drive: 13 plays, 87 yards in 8:19.

Play: Jay Feely 52 Yd, 1:03.
Drive: 10 plays, 41 yards in 4:42.

Third Quarter
Play: Kyle Johnson, 4 Yd pass from Jake Plummer (Jason Elam kick is good), 13:26.
Drive: 3 plays, 60 yards in 1:34.
Fourth Quarter

Play: Jason Elam 27 Yd, 13:18.
Drive: 9 plays, 38 yards in 3:54.

Play: Tiki Barber, 4 Yd run (Jay Feely kick is good), 9:07.
Drive: 9 plays, 65 yards in 4:11.

Play: Amani Toomer, 2 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Jay Feely kick is good), 0:05.
Drive: 15 plays, 83 yards in 3:24.
GIANTS 24-23

Game Stats:
Total First Downs    20 22
   By Rushing 10 7
   By Passing 9 12
   By Penalty 1 3
Third Down Efficiency 5-13-38% 5-10-50%
Fourth Down Efficiency 1-1-100% 0-0-0%
Total Net Yards 385 311
   Total Offensive Plays (inc. times thrown passing) 62 62
   Average gain per offensive play 6.2 5.0
Net Yards Rushing 191 97
   Total Rushing Plays 33 20
   Average gain per rushing play 5.8 4.9
   Tackles for a loss-number and yards 1-4 2-7
Net Yards Passing 194 214
   Times thrown - yards lost attempting to pass 0-0 0-0
   Gross yards passing 194 214
Pass Attempts-Completions-Had Intercepted 29-18-0 42-23-1
   Avg gain per pass play (inc.# thrown passing) 6.7 5.1
Kickoffs Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks 6-2-1 5-1-1
Punts Number and Average 3-34.3 4-46.0
   Had Blocked 0 0
FGs - PATs Had Blocked 0-0 0-0
Net Punting Average 34.3 41.5
Total Return Average (Not Including Kickoffs) 18 0
   No. and Yards Punt Returns 3-18 1-0
   No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 4-69 4-124
   No. and Yards Interception Returns 1-0 0-0
Penalties Number and Yards 6-53 7-52
Fumbles Number and Lost 1-1 1-1
Touchdowns 2 3
   Rushing 1 1
   Passing 1 2
Extra Points Made-Attempts 2-2 3-3
   Kicking Made-Attempts 2-2 3-3
Field Goals Made-Attempts 3-4 1-1
Red Zone Efficiency 2-3-67% 3-3-100%
Goal To Go Efficiency 2-2-100% 2-2-100%
Safeties 0 0
Final Score 23 24
Time Of Possession 34:01 25:59

Four of Amani Toomer's catches, including the game-winner, came on the Giants last drive

Amani Toomer's 8 receptions boosted his career total to 488 and moved him into first place on the Giants' career list.
Tiki Barber, who had held the top spot, had 6 catches in the game and has 487 in his career.

Tom Coughlin lost a challenge and is now 0-4 on the season while opposing coaches are 1-5.

Jay Feely is now 11-for-11 on field goals this season.

Jeff Feagles played his 278th career game, tying him with Clay Matthews for 11th place on the NFLís all-time list.

Giants are 4-2 this season including 3-0 at home and 4-0 in Giants Stadium.
Last season at this time they were also 4-2.

Denver's inactive players included running back Ron Dayne, a former Giant.

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