1:00 PM ET, September 27, 2009
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
TAMPA, Fla. -- Eli Manning and Co. are unbeaten, though there's still plenty of room for improvement.Reviving a dominant rushing attack offensively and stopping the run defensively were major priorities Sunday, and the New York Giants did both during a 24-0 rout of the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
• The Giants posted their first shutout since Week 8 of 2005 and their first on the road since 1983.
• The Bucs were held to five first downs, 86 total yards and 16:22 time of possession. They were 0 for 9 on third downs and didn't get a first down until late in the third quarter.
• Eli Manning threw for 161 yards and two touchdowns and has tied Fran Tarkenton for third on the Giants all-time list with 103 touchdown passes.
• Tampa Bay has lost seven straight games.
• The Giants are 3-0 for the second straight year and the third time this decade.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Smith led the Giants with seven receptions for 63 yards. ... The Bucs also were held to five first downs by Green Bay on Dec. 1, 1985 and San Diego on Sept. 19, 1976. ... Tampa Bay receiver Antonio Bryant played after not practicing much of the week because of a sore knee. He had one catch for 6 yards.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.2||2.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-5||0-1|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||8:10||Brandon Jacobs 6 Yard Run (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 80 yds, 6:55
|TD||15:00||Steve Smith 4 Yard Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 66 yds, 4:04
|FG||5:53||Lawrence Tynes 26 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 64 yds, 7:25
|TD||12:35||Sinorice Moss 18 Yard Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 72 yds, 6:26