1:00 PM ET, December 27, 2009
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Justin Tuck has been to the mountain with the New York Giants, winning an NFL title. The defensive end and the rest of the Giants tumbled into a deep valley in their final game at Giants Stadium.It was a complete embarrassment.Matt Moore and the Carolina Panthers (7-8) turned the Giants' 273rd and final game in the 34-year-old stadium into one of their ugliest moments in their franchise history with a 41-9 rout on Sunday.
• The Giants lost their final regular season game at Giants Stadium by allowing 40-plus points for the fourth time this season and second time at home. It's the first time since 1971 in which the Giants allowed two 40-plus point games at home.
• Jonathan Stewart set a club record with 206 rushing yards. He's the third player to reach 200 rushing yards against the Giants and the first since Terry Miller rushed for 208 for the Bills in 1978.
• Carolina scored 40-plus points for the first time since Week 17 of the 2005 season, when they scored 44 against the Falcons.
• Matt Moore is 3-1 as a starter this season. He threw for 171 yards with 3 TDs and no interceptions.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
After getting five sacks last week, the Giants had one. ... Carolina LB Jon Beason had a game-high 13 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a pass defensed. ... Julius Peppers also had a sack for the Panthers. ... The game was the Giants' 283rd at the stadium. They finished 4-4 at home this season. ... Giants WR Steve Smith had game-high nine catches for 70 yards, giving him 99 catches for the season.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.2||4.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-4||1-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||0:51||John Kasay 38 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 15 plays, 61 yds, 6:52
|TD||10:51||Jonathan Stewart 29 Yard Run (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 63 yds, 3:04
|TD||5:49||Muhsin Muhammad 22 Yard Pass From Matt Moore (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 51 yds, 3:47
|TD||2:29||Jeff King 2 Yard Pass From Matt Moore (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 29 yds, 2:29
|TD||13:16||Steve Smith 27 Yard Pass From Matt Moore (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 71 yds, 2:00
|FG||7:49||Lawrence Tynes 40 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 50 yds, 5:16
|FG||0:47||John Kasay 27 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 63 yds, 7:01
|TD||12:11||Steve Smith 2 Yard Pass From Eli Manning (Jeff Feagles Pass For Two-Point Conversion is No Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 63 yds, 3:44
|TD||9:53||Brad Hoover 1 Yard Run (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 64 yds, 2:18