Giants-Bills: Postgame Quick Hits
LB Kawika Mitchell (AP Photo/Don Heupel)
LB Kawika Mitchell (AP Photo/Don Heupel)
NFL Writer, Scout.com
Posted Dec 24, 2007


The Giants rolled to a 38-21 win over the Bills to clinch a playoff spot. Scout.com's Ed Thompson takes a look at the good, the bad, and the unusual from Sunday's game.

Rushing Frenzy: Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw averaged 8.9 yards per carry. He ran for 151 yards on 17 carries, including an 88-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, the third-longest rush in Giants history. Brandon Jacobs tacked on 145 more on 24 carries for an incredible 299 yards between the pair.

A Special Performance: Ahmad Bradshaw also provided a spark on kickoff returns, averaging 24.8 yards per return, including a 36-yarder.

Costly Error: In the second quarter with Buffalo leading 14-7, Bills safety Donte Whitner was called for roughing the kicker on a punt play. The Giants got a new set of downs at the Buffalo 43 after the penalty was assessed. On the very next play, Brandon Jacobs broke through the right side of the line for a 43-yard touchdown.


Corey Webster celebrates his interception return for a touchdown with James Butler
AP Photo/Don Heupel

Top Receiver: Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer rolled up 99 yards on five catches, including a 39-yarder.

Leading Tackler: Bills linebacker John DiGiorgio made 11 tackles, 10 solo and one assist.

Big-Play Defenders: New York cornerback Corey Webster returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown. Linebacker Kavika Mitchell also returned a pick for a touchdown for 20 yards.

A Dominating Performance: In addition to his interception return for a touchdown, Giants linebacker Kawika Mitchell registered two sacks, two quarterback hits, defended a pass and forced a fumble.

Just Odd: The Bills converted just one of nine third-down opportunities, but converted on all three of their red zone opportunities.

Noteworthy: During the Giants' 21-point third quarter, they held the ball for 12 minutes, 37 seconds of the 15-minute period.

Ready for New England? ... Giants quarterback Eli Manning fumbled five times, losing two of them, and also threw two interceptions. With New England on the schedule this week, Giants fans better hope that Manning was saving up all of his best stuff for Saturday night. Trent Edwards also had a rough day, throwing three interceptions. Both quarterbacks had less than a 50.0 quarterback rating.



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