What a Finish! Giants 34 – Panthers 28

Dec. 22, 2008, 12:09 AM

Panthers Giants Football

Giants RB Derrick Ward finished with 215 yards on 15 carries

•With homefield advantage throughout the NFC playoffs on the line, the New York Giants came from behind to beat the Carolina Panthers 34-28 on Sunday night.

•This game had an amazing finish. The Giants were down 28-20 for much of the 4th quarter after Deangelo Williams scored his 4th rushing TD of the night early in the period. But with 3:24 remaining in the game, the Giants capped off a 44 yd drive with a Brandon Jacobs TD. New York coach Tom Coughlin decided to go for the two point conversion and it was successful as Eli Manning hit Domenik Hixon for the score. Tie ball game.

•The Panthers drove down to the New York 32 yard line and John Kasey missed a 50 yard FG attempt with just 9 seconds left in regulation. So we head to overtime.

•New York got the ball to start overtime and went three and out. When the Panthers got the ball, they did the same, going three and out. The G-Men began their second drive of OT on their own 13 yard line. On the first play of the drive, Derrick Ward scampered 51 yards to the Panthers 36. 3 plays later on 3rd down Ward ran 14 yards to the Carolina 19. On the very next play Ward ran 17 yards to the 2. Not wanting to risk a blocked kick or bad snap, Coughlin chose to run the ball in rather than attempt a field goal. Brandon Jacobs got the handoff and was not going to be deniefd as he pushed his way to paydirt and the victory. The Giants scored 14 unanswered points to stun the Panthers and clinch the top seed in the NFC playoff picture.


1 Response to “What a Finish! Giants 34 – Panthers 28”

  1. 1 Bryan December 22, 2008 at 8:15 am

    yeah. that was just incredible for sure…I mean the way Giants played is just amazing…….last time they got defeated by the Cowboys and now they are back with the bang…………great going Giants keep these spirits high.////// great going…


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