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2009 New York Giants  at  2009 Minnesota Vikings
Final - 6/17/2009 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2009 New York Giants 7 3 3 7 20
2009 Minnesota Vikings 3 3 7 10 23
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
NYG7:01TDAhmad Bradshaw 44 yd. run (Tynes kick)7-0
Min1:52FGRyan Longwell 31 yds. 7-3
2nd Quarter
Min6:56FGRyan Longwell 49 yds. 7-6
NYG0:07FGLawrence Tynes 32 yds. 10-6
3rd Quarter
Min7:14TDBernard Berrian 46 yd. pass from Jackson (Longwell kick)10-13
NYG3:33FGLawrence Tynes 47 yds. 13-13
4th Quarter
NYG7:33TDBrandon Jacobs 26 yd. run (Tynes kick)20-13
Min1:47TDAdrian Peterson 5 yd. pass from Jackson (Longwell kick)20-20
Min0:00FGRyan Longwell 45 yds. 20-23
 
Team Statistics
 2009 New York Giants2009 Minnesota Vikings
First Downs 16 17
- Rushing 8 6
- Passing 8 11
- Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Eff 5/12 10/18
4th Down Eff 0/0 1/1
Rushes-Yards 30-198 38-146
Avg Rush 6.6 3.8
Comp-Att-Int 14-22-0 13-23-0
Passing Yards 132 211
Sacks-Yards 1-7 2-12
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Punts-Avg 6-42.2 4-45.3
KR-Avg 5-20.0 5-25.0
PR-Avg 4-9.3 6-11.7
Penalties-Yard 4-20 2-10
Time of Possession 26:28 33:32
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2009 New York Giants Individual Stats   2009 Minnesota Vikings Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'09 Brandon Jacobs 14 96 1 26 1
'09 Ahmad Bradshaw 10 56 1 44 1
'09 Andre Brown 4 44 1 30 0
'09 Danny Ware 1 1 0 1 0
'09 Madison Hedgecock 1 1 0 1 0
 
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'09 Adrian Peterson 21 96 0 16 0
'09 Tarvaris Jackson 3 16 0 12 0
'09 Percy Harvin 5 13 0 10 0
'09 Bernard Berrian 2 11 0 9 0
'09 Chester Taylor 7 10 0 5 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'09 Steve Smith 4 55 1 0 20 0
'09 Domenik Hixon 4 29 0 0 9 0
'09 Travis Beckum 2 18 0 0 12 0
'09 Brandon Jacobs 1 14 0 0 14 0
'09 Hakeem Nicks 2 12 0 0 10 0
'09 Kevin Boss 1 11 0 0 11 0
 
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'09 Bernard Berrian 3 89 2 1 46 1
'09 Visanthe Shiancoe 1 31 1 0 31 0
'09 Bobby Wade 2 29 0 0 15 0
'09 Percy Harvin 3 28 0 0 15 0
'09 Adrian Peterson 2 27 1 0 22 1
'09 Chester Taylor 1 14 0 0 14 0
'09 Sidney Rice 1 5 0 0 5 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'09 Eli Manning 14 22 139 0 0
 
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'09 Tarvaris Jackson 13 23 223 2 0
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'09 Lawrence Tynes 32,47 -
 
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'09 Ryan Longwell 31,49,45 -

Player of the Game:
'09 Tarvaris Jackson (2009 New York Giants)
TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F1st Quarter Play by Play
2009 New York Giants (NYG) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 300 - 0K2009 New York Giants (NYG) prepares to kickoff.
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) catch the ball at the Min 9 and return it to the Min 31.
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 14:52
14:521/10own 310 - 0212 Peterson pounds ahead for 1 yard.
14:142/9own 320 - 0230 Peterson picks up 6 yards on a draw play.
13:363/3own 380 - 0131 Jackson's pass is just out of reach of Shiancoe. Incomplete pass.
13:304/3own 380 - 0P2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares for a punt.
2009 New York Giants (NYG) return it to the NYG 35.
2009 New York Giants (NYG) at 13:19
13:191/10own 350 - 0212 Jacobs pounds ahead for 4 yards.
12:432/6own 390 - 0230 Hedgecock picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
12:023/5own 400 - 0230 Manning overthrows Hixon and the pass is incomplete.
11:584/5own 400 - 0P2009 New York Giants (NYG) prepares for a punt.
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) return it to the Min 23.
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 11:49
11:491/10own 230 - 0131 Peterson carries, but is tackled for a loss of 1 yard.
11:152/11own 220 - 0131 Taylor gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
10:373/10own 230 - 0230 Jackson scrambles for 1 yard.
9:574/9own 240 - 0P2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares for a punt.
2009 New York Giants (NYG) return it to the NYG 39.
2009 New York Giants (NYG) at 9:45
9:451/10own 390 - 0212 Jacobs pounds ahead for 4 yards.
9:042/6own 430 - 0230 Manning's short pass is to Nicks. Nicks gets leveled, but holds on to the ball for a 2 yd gain.
8:283/4own 450 - 0131 Jacobs gains 10 yards up the middle.
7:461/10450 - 0131 Bradshaw pounds ahead for 1 yard.
7:112/9440 - 0212 Bradshaw gains 44 yards up the middle.
2009 New York Giants scores a touchdown!
7:01PAT 6 - 0FG2009 New York Giants (NYG) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 5 plays, 61 yds, 2:44
2009 New York Giants (NYG) at 7:01
7:01Kickoffown 307 - 0K2009 New York Giants (NYG) prepares to kickoff.
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) catch the ball at the Min 8 and return it to the Min 36.
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 6:52
6:521/10own 367 - 0221 Peterson gets back to the line of scrimmage.
6:092/10own 367 - 0230 Jackson overthrows Berrian and the pass is incomplete.
6:023/10own 367 - 0140 Jackson's pass is to Wade who makes the catch and falls forward for a 15 yd gain.
5:181/10497 - 0131 Berrian picks up 9 yards on the end around.
4:342/1407 - 0131 Jackson screen pass is to Peterson who holds on to the ball, makes a few guys miss for a 22 yd gain.
3:531/10187 - 0131 Peterson gains 2 yards up the middle.
3:102/8167 - 0212 Harvin pounds ahead for 2 yards.
2:333/6147 - 0230 Peterson carries, but is tackled for no gain.
1:564/6147 - 0FG2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares for a FG attempt.
Longwell's 31 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 8 plays, 50 yds, 4:56
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 1:52
1:52Kickoffown 307 - 3K2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares to kickoff.
2009 New York Giants (NYG) catch the ball at the NYG 3 and return it to the NYG 15.
2009 New York Giants (NYG) at 1:46
1:461/10own 157 - 3212 Manning completes the pass to Beckum who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 12 yd gain.
1:081/10own 277 - 3221 Jacobs picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
0:262/8own 297 - 3212 Bradshaw picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
0:003/7own 307 - 3140Time Expires
End of 1st Quarter ... 2009 New York Giants: 7 2009 Minnesota Vikings: 3

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F2nd Quarter Play by Play
15:003/7own 307 - 3131 Manning completes the pass to Smith who makes the catch and falls forward for a 14 yd gain.
14:151/10own 447 - 3221 Jacobs carries, but is tackled for no gain.
13:352/10own 447 - 3212 Manning zips the short pass to Beckum who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 6 yd gain.
12:493/4507 - 3131 Bradshaw gains 1 yard up the middle.
12:094/3497 - 3P2009 New York Giants (NYG) prepares for a punt.
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) return it to the Min 11.
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 11:59
11:591/10own 117 - 3221 Peterson picks up 10 yards off tackle left.
11:181/10own 217 - 3212 Jackson screen pass is to Harvin who holds on to the ball, makes a few guys miss for a 15 yd gain.
10:341/10own 367 - 3131 PENALTY on NYG: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the Min 36 - NO PLAY.
10:341/5own 417 - 3230 Taylor is caught behind the line for a loss of 1 yard.
9:522/6own 407 - 3140 Jackson overthrows Wade and the pass is incomplete.
9:473/6own 407 - 3230 Jackson hits Harvin who makes the catch and falls forward for a 8 yd gain.
9:061/10own 487 - 3131 Peterson picks up 16 yards on a draw play.
8:211/10367 - 3221 Peterson gets 2 yards on a pitch right.
7:462/8347 - 3131 Taylor picks his way for 2 yards.
7:073/6327 - 3122 Jackson's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
7:004/6327 - 3FG2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares for a FG attempt.
Longwell's 49 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 9 plays, 52 yds, 4:59
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 6:56
6:56Kickoffown 307 - 6K2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares to kickoff.
2009 New York Giants (NYG) catch the ball at the NYG 0 and return it to the NYG 29.
2009 New York Giants (NYG) at 6:46
6:461/10own 297 - 6221 Brown gains 12 yards up the middle.
6:051/10own 417 - 6131 Jacobs picks up 11 yards on a draw play.
5:231/10487 - 6212 PENALTY on Min: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the Min 48 - NO PLAY.
5:231/5437 - 6212 Bradshaw picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
4:452/3417 - 6212 Manning's pass is just out of the reach of Brown.
4:403/3417 - 6122 Manning overthrows Boss and the pass is incomplete.
4:344/3417 - 6P2009 New York Giants (NYG) prepares for a punt.
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) return it to the Min 17.
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 4:25
4:251/10own 177 - 6221 Peterson gets 2 yards on a pitch right.
3:472/8own 197 - 6131 Taylor picks up 3 yards on a draw play.
3:103/5own 227 - 6230 Peterson picks up 7 yards off tackle left.
2:331/10own 297 - 6131 Jackson scrambles for 3 yards.
2:002/7own 327 - 6131*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:002/7own 327 - 6131 Jackson's pass is just out of reach of Berrian. Incomplete pass.
1:543/7own 327 - 6131 Jackson's pass is just out of reach of Rice. Incomplete pass.
1:464/7own 327 - 6P2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares for a punt.
2009 New York Giants (NYG) return it to the NYG 25.
2009 New York Giants (NYG) at 1:38
1:381/10own 257 - 6212 Manning's pass is just out of reach of Beckum. Incomplete pass.
1:302/10own 257 - 6212 Manning's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
1:243/10own 257 - 6230 Manning completes the pass to Jacobs. Tackled immediately for a 14 yd gain.
1:161/10own 397 - 6230*** 2009 New York Giants (NYG) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:161/10own 397 - 6221 Manning's pass is to Hixon who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 8 yd gain.
1:102/2own 477 - 6122 Manning hits Nicks. Catch is good and Nicks gets some yardage for a 10 yd gain.
0:491/10437 - 6131 Jacobs pounds ahead for 2 yards.
0:452/8417 - 6131*** 2009 New York Giants (NYG) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:452/8417 - 6230 Jacobs gets 2 yards on a pitch right, and runs out of bounds.
0:413/6397 - 6131 Manning's pass is to Boss who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 11 yd gain.
0:341/10287 - 6131 Manning's pass is to Hixon who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 9 yd gain.
0:282/1197 - 6131*** 2009 New York Giants (NYG) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:282/1197 - 6131 PENALTY on NYG: Illegal Motion, 5 yards enforced on the Min 19 - NO PLAY.
0:282/6247 - 6140 Manning completes the pass to Smith who makes the catch and falls forward for a 9 yd gain.
0:131/10157 - 6140Manning spikes the ball.
0:112/10157 - 6FG2009 New York Giants (NYG) prepares for a FG attempt.
Tynes's 32 yd. field goal is right down the middle!
Drive Summary: 11 plays, 65 yds, 1:27
2009 New York Giants (NYG) at 0:07
0:07Kickoffown 3010 - 6K2009 New York Giants (NYG) prepares to kickoff.
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) catch the ball at the Min 2 and return it to the Min 25.
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 0:02
0:021/10own 2510 - 6140 Jackson's long pass is to Berrian who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 33 yd gain.
End of 2nd Quarter ... 2009 New York Giants: 10 2009 Minnesota Vikings: 6

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F3rd Quarter Play by Play
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 3010 - 6K2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares to kickoff.
2009 New York Giants (NYG) catch the ball at the NYG 9 and return it to the NYG 32.
2009 New York Giants (NYG) at 14:52
14:521/10own 3210 - 6221 Jacobs gains 5 yards on a sweep left.
14:092/5own 3710 - 6230 Bradshaw gets back to the line of scrimmage.
13:313/5own 3710 - 6131 Manning's pass is to Smith. Catch is good and Smith gets some yardage for a 12 yd gain.
12:531/10own 4910 - 6221 Jacobs pounds ahead for 1 yard.
12:152/95010 - 6131 Bradshaw is caught behind the line for a loss of 2 yards.
11:363/11own 4810 - 6140 Manning overthrows Nicks and the pass is incomplete.
11:284/11own 4810 - 6P2009 New York Giants (NYG) prepares for a punt.
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) return it to the Min 19.
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 11:19
11:191/10own 1910 - 6212 Peterson gains 16 yards up the middle.
10:331/10own 3510 - 6131 Peterson gains 2 yards up the middle.
9:562/8own 3710 - 6131 Taylor rushes for a loss of 2 yards, and is run out of bounds.
9:183/10own 3510 - 6230 Jackson completes the pass to Taylor. Tackled immediately for a 14 yd gain.
8:391/10own 4910 - 6212 Peterson carries, but is tackled for no gain.
8:022/10own 4910 - 6230 Taylor gains 5 yards on a sweep left.
7:253/54610 - 6230 Jackson hits Berrian. Catch is good and Berrian speeds down field and into the endzone.
2009 Minnesota Vikings scores a touchdown!
7:14PAT 10 - 12FG2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 81 yds, 4:05
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 7:14
7:14Kickoffown 3010 - 13K2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares to kickoff.
2009 New York Giants (NYG) catch the ball at the NYG 6 and return it to the NYG 27.
2009 New York Giants (NYG) at 7:06
7:061/10own 2710 - 13131 Bradshaw gains 3 yards up the middle.
6:232/7own 3010 - 13212 Jacobs picks up 8 yards on a draw play.
5:431/10own 3810 - 13212 Brown pounds ahead for 30 yards.
4:591/103210 - 13221 Ware gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
4:242/93110 - 13131 Brown picks up 1 yard on a draw play before running out of bounds.
3:453/83010 - 13131 Manning's pass is just out of reach of Nicks. Incomplete pass.
3:374/83010 - 13FG2009 New York Giants (NYG) prepares for a FG attempt.
Tynes's 47 yd. field goal is right down the middle!
Drive Summary: 6 plays, 43 yds, 3:29
2009 New York Giants (NYG) at 3:33
3:33Kickoffown 3013 - 13K2009 New York Giants (NYG) prepares to kickoff.
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) catch the ball at the Min 2 and return it to the Min 34.
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 3:23
3:231/10own 3413 - 13131 Peterson picks up 7 yards off tackle left.
2:392/3own 4113 - 13230 Taylor gains 2 yards up the middle.
1:573/1own 4313 - 13122 Peterson picks up 13 yards on a draw play.
1:151/104413 - 13221 Harvin pounds ahead for 2 yards.
0:362/84213 - 13212 PENALTY on Min: False Start, 5 yards enforced on the NYG 42 - NO PLAY.
0:362/134713 - 13230 Jackson scrambles for 12 yards.
0:003/13513 - 13122Time Expires
End of 3rd Quarter ... 2009 New York Giants: 13 2009 Minnesota Vikings: 13

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F4th Quarter Play by Play
15:003/13513 - 13122 Berrian picks up 2 yards on the end around.
14:201/103313 - 13221 Harvin gains 10 yards up the middle before losing the ball.
2009 New York Giants (NYG) recovers the ball on the NYG 27.
2009 New York Giants (NYG) at 14:13
14:131/10own 2713 - 13221 Jacobs gains 2 yards on a sweep left.
13:382/8own 2913 - 13230 Manning's pass is to Hixon. Tackled immediately for a 5 yd gain.
12:543/3own 3413 - 13131 Bradshaw carries, but is tackled for no gain.
12:164/3own 3413 - 13P2009 New York Giants (NYG) prepares for a punt.
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) return it to the Min 36.
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 12:05
12:051/10own 3613 - 13212 Peterson gains 3 yards up the middle.
11:222/7own 3913 - 13230 Jackson's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
11:173/7own 3913 - 13140Jackson is sacked by Osi Umenyiora for 4 yards.
10:344/11own 3513 - 13P2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares for a punt.
2009 New York Giants (NYG) return it to the NYG 28.
2009 New York Giants (NYG) at 10:23
10:231/10own 2813 - 13221 Jacobs gets 19 yards on a pitch right.
9:381/10own 4713 - 13131 Brown gains 1 yard up the middle.
9:012/9own 4813 - 13230 Manning tosses the ball out to Smith who makes a nice catch, sheds some tackles before being brought down. 20 yd gain.
8:181/103213 - 13131 Bradshaw picks up 6 yards off tackle left.
7:422/42613 - 13230 Jacobs gains 26 yards up the middle.
2009 New York Giants scores a touchdown!
7:33PAT 19 - 13FG2009 New York Giants (NYG) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 5 plays, 72 yds, 2:50
2009 New York Giants (NYG) at 7:33
7:33Kickoffown 3020 - 13K2009 New York Giants (NYG) prepares to kickoff.
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) catch the ball at the Min 6 and return it to the Min 26.
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 7:26
7:261/10own 2620 - 13131 Peterson picks up 8 yards on a draw play.
6:452/2own 3420 - 13131Jackson is sacked by Rocky Bernard for 8 yards.
6:013/10own 2620 - 13131 Jackson hits Shiancoe. Catch is good and Shiancoe gets big yardage for a 31 yd gain.
5:141/104320 - 13221 Peterson rushes for a loss of 1 yard, and is run out of bounds.
4:322/114420 - 13230 Jackson overthrows Wade and the pass is incomplete.
4:283/114420 - 13140 Jackson's pass is to Wade who makes the catch and falls forward for a 14 yd gain.
3:471/103020 - 13212 Peterson picks his way for 2 yards.
3:042/82820 - 13230 Jackson soft pass is to Rice who makes the catch and falls forward for a 5 yd gain.
2:253/32320 - 13122 Jackson hits Berrian who makes the catch and falls forward for a 10 yd gain.
2:081/101320 - 13221 Harvin gains 2 yards up the middle.
2:002/81120 - 13230*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:002/81120 - 13131 Peterson pounds ahead for 1 yard.
1:563/71020 - 13131*** 2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:563/71020 - 13140 PENALTY on NYG: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the NYG 10 - NO PLAY.
1:563/2520 - 13212 Jackson's pass into the endzone is just out of reach of Harvin. Incomplete pass.
1:524/2520 - 13212 Jackson hits Peterson in the endzone.
2009 Minnesota Vikings scores a touchdown!
1:47PAT 20 - 19FG2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 13 plays, 69 yds, 5:39
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 1:47
1:47Kickoffown 3020 - 20K2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares to kickoff.
2009 New York Giants (NYG) catch the ball at the NYG -1 and return it to the NYG 14.
2009 New York Giants (NYG) at 1:44
1:441/10own 1420 - 20131 Manning overthrows Hixon and the pass is incomplete.
1:382/10own 1420 - 20131 Manning hits Hixon who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 7 yd gain.
1:333/3own 2120 - 20230Manning is sacked by Jared Allen for 7 yards.
0:494/10own 1420 - 20P2009 New York Giants (NYG) prepares for a punt.
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) return it to the NYG 35.
2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 0:37
0:371/103520 - 20212 Jackson overthrows Harvin and the pass is incomplete.
0:322/103520 - 20212 Jackson's pass is to Harvin. Tackled immediately for a 5 yd gain.
0:133/53020 - 20230 Harvin is buried for a loss of 3 yards.
PENALTY on NYG: Incidental Facemask, 5 yards enforced on the NYG 33.
0:033/32820 - 20230*** 2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:033/32820 - 20FG2009 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares for a FG attempt.
Longwell's 45 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 3 plays, 2 yds, 0:34
End of 4th Quarter ... 2009 New York Giants: 20 2009 Minnesota Vikings: 23

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