1:00 PM ET, November 25, 2007
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Only the Eagles have picked off Eli Manning more than the Vikings, but Minnesota does have eight interceptions against Manning in two games.
Giants CB Aaron Ross was in and out in the second half with a hamstring injury. ... Giants OT Kareem McKenzie and MLB Antonio Pierce sustained ankle injuries, the extent of which are not known. ... Vikings backup S Tank Williams (knee) and starting receiver Troy Williamson (blow to the head) left the game and will be evaluated Monday.
Turnovers and inconsistent tackling by the Giants' defense led to a lopsided road victory for the Vikings. Minnesota intercepted Eli Manning four times, three of which were returned for TDs, and derailed the timing of the passing game. Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier used a good mixture of zone and man blitz schemes to aid the Vikings' normally poor pass defense. Minnesota's disguising of its pressure packages was key to disrupting the short-handed ground attack and passing game of New York. Offensively, the Vikings appeared to call a more balanced game plan and let their second-year QB Tarvaris Jackson stretch the field some with his strong arm and when that wasn't working, he was quick to improvise by scrambling.
-- Ken Moll, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.6||4.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||14:19||Sidney Rice 60 Yd Pass From Tarvaris Jackson (Ryan Longwell Kick)||7||0|
|TD||09:25||Reuben Droughns 1 Yd Run (Lawrence Tynes Kick)||7||7|
|TD||03:15||Darren Sharper 20 Yd Interception Return (Ryan Longwell Kick)||14||7|
|TD||09:49||Chester Taylor 8 Yd Run (Ryan Longwell Kick)||21||7|
|FG||03:16||Ryan Longwell 46 Yd||24||7|
|FG||11:07||Lawrence Tynes 48 Yd||24||10|
|FG||01:43||Ryan Longwell 26 Yd||27||10|
|TD||13:41||Dwight Smith 93 Yd Interception Return (Ryan Longwell Kick)||34||10|
|TD||12:59||Chad Greenway 37 Yd Interception Return (Ryan Longwell Kick)||41||10|
|TD||05:54||Plaxico Burress 6 Yd Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick)||41||17|