Monday, January 7, 2008

New York Giants Defeats Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wild Card Round

New York Giants has earned the ticket of divisional round with projecting a superb 24-14 victory over NFC South winner Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They maintained a formidable dominance throughout the match and did not leave any ground for Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday’s wild card round match. Giants defense was instrumental in the triumph. Though Giants had to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers without some of their key players including Mitchell, Mathias Kiwanuka, Sam Madison. However, their replacements performed well- thus not letting the absence of the key players being felt. Reggie Torbor and Corey Webster were impressive, while Gerris Wilkinson presented a special performance.

ESPN reported:

During a triumph that advanced the Giants to the second stanza of the playoffs for the first time since 2000 and a divisional-round matchup against the NFC East archrival Dallas Cowboys, the defense surrendered only 20 first downs, 271 yards and two scores, the latter touchdown coming in the game's fading minutes. And although the Giants didn't make a lot of big plays -- the NFL's leading pass rush mustered just one sack of Tampa Bay quarterback Jeff Garcia and the overall defense authored only one takeaway -- they came up with a lot of timely ones.

Well, after clinching such a victor, it will definitely boost up the confidence level of New York Giants ahead of their divisional round tie with Dallas Cowboys. The two same-division sides will take on each other at the home ground of the Dallas Cowboys on 13 January. Now, let us see if New York Giants can continue their impressive form in the next match.

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