N.Y. Giants 21, Minnesota 3

Monday, December 13, 2010 7:20 PM
WHEN: 7:20 PM EST, Monday, December 13, 2010
WHERE: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Jeff Triplette
ATTENDANCE: 45910

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
N.Y. Giants 0 14 7 0 21
Minnesota 3 0 0 0 3

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
N.Y. Giants 9-4 5-2 4-2 W3
Minnesota 5-8 4-3 1-5 L1

Recap

Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw combined to top the 200-yard rushing mark for the second straight week and the New York Giants’ defense shut down the Brett Favre-less Minnesota Vikings 21-3 on Monday night.

The game, originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon in Minnesota, was changed to Ford Field in Detroit because of a leaky roof in the Metrodome that was caused by a heavy snowstorm.

New York (9-4) is tied with Philadelphia (9-4) atop the NFC East, although the Eagles won the first matchup between the teams, and is battling New Orleans (10-3), Green Bay (8-5) and Tampa Bay (8-5) for two wild-card berths.

New York has critical games with Philadelphia and at Green Bay before concluding the season in Washington. The Eagles conclude their season with New York, Minnesota and Dallas.

Favre had started 297 consecutive games dating to 1992, but he was not able to bounce back quickly enough from a shoulder injury sustained in the first quarter last week against the Buffalo Bills.

Tarvaris Jackson was ineffective in his stead, completing 15 of 30 for 118 yards. Minnesota managed just 164 yards of total offense

Jacobs had 116 yards on 14 carries, including a 73-yard run in the first quarter that set up his 1-yard touchdown run that opened the scoring.

Bradshaw finished with 103 yards on 11 carries and scored on a 48-yard run in the third quarter to increase the lead to 21-3. He suffered a forearm injury, but the severity was unknown

The duo combined for 200 yards and four TDs in a 31-7 win against Washington last week.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
N.Y. Giants   Minnesota
Brandon Jacobs Player Adrian Peterson
14 Attempts 14
116 Yards 26
8.3 Avg Yards 1.9
1 Touchdowns 0
73 Long 7
Receiving
N.Y. Giants   Minnesota
Hakeem Nicks Player Sidney Rice
7 Receptions 5
96 Yards 60
13.7 Avg Yards 12.0
0 Touchdowns 0
30 Long 22

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
N.Y. Giants 395 213 182 3 0 1 4.0 0
Minnesota 164 61 103 0 1 2 1.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Chicago . The Vikings have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .385 after a loss.
  • N.Y. Giants will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Giants have a W/L % of .692 after a win and .692 after a loss.
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