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
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.4||6.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||09:34||John Carney 32 Yd||0||3|
|TD||06:16||Deangelo Williams 13 Yd Run (John Kasay Kick)||7||3|
|TD||13:38||Brandon Jacobs 2 Yd Run (John Carney Kick)||7||10|
|TD||08:12||Deangelo Williams 5 Yd Run (John Kasay Kick)||14||10|
|TD||04:45||Deangelo Williams 1 Yd Run (John Kasay Kick)||21||10|
|FG||00:50||John Carney 35 Yd||21||13|
|TD||00:59||Kevin Boss 4 Yd Pass From Eli Manning (John Carney Kick)||21||20|
|TD||12:50||Deangelo Williams 30 Yd Run (John Kasay Kick)||28||20|
|TD||03:21||Brandon Jacobs 1 Yd Run (Eli Manning Pass To Domenik Hixon For Two-Point Conversion)||28||28|
|TD||09:57||Brandon Jacobs 2 Yd Run||28||34|