1:00 PM ET, November 30, 2003
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- For one of the few times this season, Drew Bledsoe and the Buffalo Bills lived up to the preseason hype. The New York Giants' failure to do even that has put Jim Fassel's job in serious peril.
Finding an heir is never as cut and dry as it may seem. Typically players come from other organizations after proving themselves or showing potential and are given the chance to take the QB job. Any way it goes, with the way Bledsoe is getting hit, the Bills need to start developing someone quickly.
Question on the Giants: In terms of mailing it in, has anyone tanked the season more than the Giants?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Coming into this game, the Bills had not scored a touchdown on the road since Sept. 14. ... Giants TE Marcellus Rivers and LG Wayne Lucier left the game with knee injuries. CB Will Allen had a foot sprain. The Bills lost Moore in the second quarter with a mild concussion on the touchdown. ... Bledsoe now has 198 career TD passes, tying him for 26th place in NFL history, one ahead of Ken Anderson and one behind Phil Simms. ... Henry finished with 113 yards rushing, giving him 3,137 yards in his career, surpassing Cookie Gilchrist for fifth all-time among Bills. ... The Bills has six sacks, including a career-high three by DE Aaron Schobel, who also had a fumble recovery that led to a TD.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.4||4.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||0:11||DAVE MOORE 24 YD PASS FROM DREW BLEDSOE (RIAN LINDELL KICK) |
Drive: 6 plays, 73 yds, 1:57
|TD||0:28||AMANI TOOMER 77 YD PASS FROM KERRY COLLINS (MATT BRYANT KICK) |
Drive: 1 plays, 77 yds, :17
|FG||5:34||RIAN LINDELL 26 YD |
Drive: 10 plays, 65 yds, 5:06
|TD||10:53||BOBBY SHAW 22 YD PASS FROM DREW BLEDSOE (RIAN LINDELL KICK) |
Drive: 7 plays, 41 yds, 3:50
|TD||9:30||TRAVIS HENRY 13 YD RUN (RIAN LINDELL KICK) |
Drive: 7 plays, 66 yds, 3:54