8:00 PM ET, August 13, 2004
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The much-anticipated debut of Eli Manning was upstaged by another once highly regarded New York Giants first-round draft pick and a budding television star.Ron Dayne showed flashes of his Heisman Trophy days, scoring on runs of 29 and 67 yards, and Jesse Palmer threw a game-winning 11-yard touchdown pass with 6:32 to play, rallying the Giants to a 34-24 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday night.
Eli Manning was 7-of-13 for 91 yards in his professional debut.
Giants LB Nick Greisen left in the first quarter with a hamstring injury. DT Keith Washington left in the second quarter after being poked in the eye. ... Undrafted rookie receiver Richard Smith of Arkansas averaged 24.7 yards on three catches for the Chiefs, who had 14 players catch passes. ...The Chiefs completed 30 of 46 passes for 369 yards. ...The Giants completed 13 of 26 for 177 yards, with Palmer having the best QB rating at 109 after hitting 3 of 6 for 37 yards and a TD. ...The only turnover of the game, a fumble by Chiefs RB Jonathan Smith, led to the winning TD.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.1||6.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||6:21||KRIS WILSON 23 YD PASS FROM TRENT GREEN (LAWRENCE TYNES KICK)||7||0|
|TD||13:26||LARRY JOHNSON 3 YD RUN (LAWRENCE TYNES KICK)||14||0|
|TD||2:46||RON DAYNE 29 YD RUN (BILL GRAMATICA KICK)||14||7|
|FG||7:19||LAWRENCE TYNES 27 YD||17||7|
|TD||7:47||RON DAYNE 67 YD RUN (BILL GRAMATICA KICK)||17||14|
|TD||13:45||OMAR EASY 1 YD RUN (LAWRENCE TYNES KICK)||24||14|
|FG||15:00||BILL GRAMATICA 42 YD||24||17|
|FG||0:08||BILL GRAMATICA 26 YD||24||20|
|TD||8:28||DAVID TYREE 11 YD PASS FROM JESSE PALMER (BILL GRAMATICA KICK)||24||27|
|TD||13:06||CHRIS DOUGLAS 26 YD RUN (BILL GRAMATICA KICK)||24||34|