8:15 PM ET, December 21, 2008
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The NFC road to the Super Bowl will run through the Meadowlands because the New York Giants did what they had to do against frigid, swirling wind -- run the ball.
• Derrick Ward had the highest yards per carry average in a single game in Giants history at 14.3. He had the fourth highest total for a game at 215.
• The Giants rushed for their most yards in a game since 1959.
• New York wrapped up home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.
-- ESPN research
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Williams now has scored a Panthers' single-season record 20 touchdowns. ... Giants CB Aaron Ross left the game in the second half with a concussion. ... Panthers HB Jonathan Stewart sustained a head injury in the first half but returned. Kasay's miss was only his second in 26 attempts this season.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.4||6.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-3||4-6|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||9:39||John Carney 32 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 61 yds, 5:26
|TD||6:25||Deangelo Williams 13 Yard Run (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 77 yds, 3:18
|TD||13:48||Brandon Jacobs 2 Yard Run (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 13 plays, 74 yds, 7:38
|TD||8:21||Deangelo Williams 5 Yard Run (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 66 yds, 5:26
|TD||4:54||Deangelo Williams 1 Yard Run (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 65 yds, 1:53
|FG||0:55||John Carney 35 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 5 plays, 38 yds, 0:49
|TD||1:07||Kevin Boss 4 Yard Pass From Eli Manning (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 84 yds, 8:36
|TD||13:06||Deangelo Williams 30 Yard Run (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 63 yds, 3:09
|TD||3:24||Brandon Jacobs 1 Yard Run (Eli Manning Pass to Domenik Hixon For Two-Point Conversion is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 44 yds, 3:48
|TD||10:09||Brandon Jacobs 2 Yard Run|
Drive info: 6 plays, 87 yds, 2:23