Giants-Vikings one-liners

A 44-7 season-ending loss to the Vikings means the Giants wound up allowing 427 points this season, the second-highest total in franchise history.

Said Giants C Shaun O’Hara, “To play like that two weeks in a row is disrespectful to the logo
that’s on our helmet. The Maras and the Tisches, the Giants franchise,
the organization and the fans certainly deserve better than they
received the last two weeks from the players.”

After the game, the Giants announced that five players, including DE Justin Tuck and FB Madison Hedgecock, will have surgery during the offseason.

Giants QB Eli Manning threw for 141 yards, giving him a career-best 4,021 yards on the season.

The Giants ran for 35 yards and their season total of 1,837 is the lowest since Tom Coughlin became head coach.

Vikings QB Brett Favre threw for 316 yards and four touchdowns before being lifted in the third quarter.

RB Adrian Peterson didn’t get his first carry until more than 11 minutes into the game, but the Vikings said the usage wasn’t a result of his fumbles.

Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com writes that Sunday’s game showed that the Vikings offense is at its best this season when it is throwing the ball.

The Vikings forced two turnovers, had three sacks and held the Giants to 181 total yards.

Said Vikings DE Brian Robison, “I just think the problem is, the last few games we
kind of had a little hiccup. People have changed their blocking schemes
against us because we have rushed the passer so well. It’s just a
matter of finding ways to get to the quarterback. Sometimes you have to
change up your rushes to get to the quarterback, and I think we did a
good job of doing that today.”

 

17 responses to “Giants-Vikings one-liners

  1. ‘Vikings QB Brett Favre threw for 316 yards and four touchdowns before being lifted with less than five minutes to play in the game.’
    I think it was less than five minutes left in the 3rd quarter if ‘lifted’ refers to pulled out of the game.

  2. Vikings QB Brett Favre threw for 316 yards and four touchdowns before being lifted with less than five minutes to play in the game.
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    Favre was pulled halfway through the 3rd quarter.

  3. Favre should have been removed from the game by half time to save his arm. It was obvious the Giants weren’t interested in playing, and the game was blatantly over the minute Shianco walked in for the first score.

  4. Is this where I can post a comment on poor officiating? Only saw a couple of plays in this game but one was a Favre passed where the receiver bobbled the ball and stepped out of bounds. Somehow the 40 yr old Favre, throwing the ball under a rush, saw that the play was clearly out of bounds from 35 yards away. He ran down the field and got the team to the line and snapped it. Great play on his part but how did the official standing right next to the play miss the call??? Did it change the outcome? NO! The Giants tucked tail weeks ago but it does show how incompetent the officiating crews are.

  5. “Vikings QB Brett Favre threw for 316 yards and four touchdowns before being lifted with less than five minutes to play in the game.”
    –> Favre left the game with more than 6 minutes left in the 3rd quarter…

  6. If the passing game is going to be as successful as its been on turf this year then they should keep going with it. AP is great but if they are going to load the box the best bet is to throw over it over and over with a token run here and there. When teams start giving 6 and 7 man fronts we can get our run on.

  7. The comment about the catch out of bounds was right on. Somehow Favre was able to see if from 35 yards away yet, the announcers called it right away yet the official didn’t say anything nor did coughlin.
    Oh well, as a Giants fan, they got what they deserved anyways. If Favre had played all four quarters he would have had a shot at the single game TD record.
    I still don’t get why the ran up the score when it was 31-0 and 4th and 2, 31 other coaches kick the field goal at that point but chilly always has been a jackass. Maybe Favre told him they had to go for it.

  8. I was at the game and thought going for the TD late was weak — wonder if Klink has some lingering anti-Giants bias from his days at Philly.

  9. I think what is important is that the Vikings hit their wall, adjusted, and are now back on track.
    The Saints hit their wall, and never had a chance to fix things. The playoffs is an awful time to try to fix your problems. These Saints look an awful lot like last years #1 seeded Giants, and the previous year’s #1 seed Cowboys, who were bumped immmediately.

  10. WOW…..who would have thought when the Giants started 5-0 that their fans would be on this site bitching about having the score run up on their no-showing asses?

  11. I’m guessing Chilly went for it because he has been criticized all season for letting his foot off the gas, and this was the final game of the season for a struggling team. The Vikes needed to build all the momentum they possibly could. As for the remark about the other 31 coaches opting to kick, what do you think Belichick would have done? It may have been a dick move, but it was the right one.
    Also, that sideline catch was awful, and I’m a Vikes fan. Terrible call by the refs, but Coughlin sitting on his hands instead of throwing the red flag was way worse. Everyone says the Giants players mailed it in, but it seems Coughlin wasn’t all there either.

  12. I think in the long haul it’s best to lose a couple of games and have the chance to make adjustments. In addition to Brian Robison’s comments above, it’s important to note that once teams are out of the running the best they can do is beat a contender. I lived in Chicago for 25 years and know the mentality well. Bears fans will accept losing seasons year after year and will “wait ’till next year” as long as the Bears show up toward the end of the season and give the fans hope. The Bears beating the Vikings on MNF was the Bear Super Bowl this year. The way it came down for Da Bears and their fans is that the season hinged on that one game.

  13. JayMan says:
    “I still don’t get why the ran up the score when it was 31-0 and 4th and 2, 31 other coaches kick the field goal at that point but chilly always has been a jackass. Maybe Favre told him they had to go for it.”
    Are you serious??? What a laugh. Short memory
    or what?? Does 41 to 0 ring any bells for a “Giants
    Fan”?
    Waffle says:
    “The Bears beating the Vikings on MNF was the Bear Super Bowl this year.”
    Just keep those high aspirations bud. We’ll
    keep winning the division while Da Bears
    shoot for a split against the Vikes.

  14. A couple points:
    Some people mentioned the Berrian pass that was out of bounds and how Favre “saw it from 35 yards away and rushed the next play”. Most likely Favre was told via his headset to rush a play or by Berrian through a subtle gesture that most teams have for that situation.
    Going for it on 4th and goal with a huge lead isn’t running up the score any more than “taking the sure 3 points” is. But I do think that it is pointless to go for the TD when you can just kick a FG in that spot.

  15. @Majik Bullet
    I absolutely agree. I myself often say that Brad Childress doesn’t attack enough even when up. Go back to the Greenbay games. The Vikings manhandled them, and were in front significantly. They then decided to ease up and go vanilla. The Pack then started scoring mad points, and I’m sure it had every Viking fan worried. Aaron Rodgers with the ball is dangerous, unless he holds it too long.

  16. @jayman: “I still don’t get why the ran up the score when it was 31-0 and 4th and 2, 31 other coaches kick the field goal at that point but chilly always has been a jackass. Maybe Favre told him they had to go for it.”
    This is pro football…you play as hard as you can until the last play of the game…I wish they had run it up to over 50 points…
    @patsfan…Like the Pats have never been the beneficiary of poor officiating…ahem…Tom Brady tuck rule ring any bells?

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