SNF Live-Blog: Panthers @ Giants, 2nd Half

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I didn't want to re-use a photo of Abby Manning, but I couldn't find one without her dopey husband in it.

Mark Jones takes the kickoff up to the 33 yard line, as Andrea tells us about Justin Tuck suffering from the flu. DeAngelo Williams gets five yards on first down, then gets six more to move the chains, as he's flipped over. Jonathan Stewart comes back in and crosses midfield by gaining six or seven yards. Good coverage on 2nd down, as Delhomme aims for a check down, but it's incomplete. Nearly throws a pick on 3rd down as the Giants blitz, and Baker will be on to punt. R.W. McQuarters fair catches the ball at about the 10.

Jacobs gets 3 on first down. He's the recipient of the next short pass, and he has to reach down to grab it. Manning out of the shotgun, incomplete to Domenik Hixon over his back shoulder. 4th down. Feagles shanks it, and Carolina will start at the Giants' 48. Williams gets a yard after they fake the end-around to Steve Smith. Stewart gets up to the 43. 3rd down throw to Muhammad over the middle is broken up by Corey Webster. Baker to punt. McQuarters downs it at the Giant 16.

Eli goes to Kevin Boss to start, who gets up to the 20. 2nd down gets a yard, Eli gets a delay of game on 3rd and 5, turning it into 3rd and 10. Manning finds Boss, who gets more than that 10 and a first down. Next pass goes to Hixon for another 10 yards up to the 41. Jacobs gets three more on the next carry. Ward busts it to the outside once again after cutting through the line, 22 yard gain to the Carolina 33. Manning hits Amani Toomer for his first catch of the day at the 21. Manning hits the fullback Hedgecock, who gets inside the 10 yard line for a first and goal.

Jacobs gets the carry and heads to the 2 yard line, but gets hit hard behind the line of scrimmage on the next carry.

"Sinuses are cleared." - Al
"A lot of things of cleared." - John, after Chris Harris' hit on Jacobs

Manning drops back and hits Kevin Boss coming across the end zone for the touchdown. They kick the point, and it's 21-20, Panthers.

I hate this Diet Pepsi Max ad now, although it's nice to know that Chris Kattan is getting some form of employment. Mark Jones returns the kick to the 36. Delhomme looks deep for Steve Smith, but his pass is incomplete. Williams gets six yards on the carry. Delhomme spots Muhsin Muhammad at midfield and hits him to move the chains on the last play of the third quarter.

Antonio Pierce gets some nice penetration on the running play and brings Williams down for a 1-yard loss. Williams gets that yard back and one more; 3rd and 9. Delhomme hits Dwayne Jarrett, who gets airborne to bring the ball down at the 31 of New York. Williams gets the carry, gets to the outside -- and breaks it all the way for 30 yards for the score! Add the XP, it's 28-20, Carolina. Fourth TD of the day for DeAngelo Williams!

Bradshaw brings the ball out to the 23 this time. Manning's brought down by Tyler Brayton for a 9-yard sack on first down. Jacobs gets back all the way out to the 30, catching the Panthers in nickel coverage. Ward gets to the outside again and is sprung free by a block all the way to the Carolina 33 for a 37 yard carry. Jacobs up to the 31. Eli doesn't like the defense and calls time. Jacobs' hands of stone drop the pass from Manning on 2nd down and 7. On 3rd down, Manning gets shellacked by Julius Peppers from his blind side. You could hear that from miles away.

It knocks the G-men out of field goal range, so Feagles punts, and the Giants bat it out at the one-yard line to pin the Panthers in. Williams gets a yard on the next two carries. He gets up to the 4 yard line on 3rd down. Baker's punt is good; McQuarters runs out of bounds at the Carolina 44.

Hixon gets 13 yards after an initial loss on a penalty. 2nd and 2 after the catch. Derrick Ward gets stopped for a loss of a yard. Manning hits Toomer on the right side, he gets extra yardage by breaking tacklers and is down at the 22. Ward gets two yards on the carry, then grabs three more on the shotgun draw play. 3rd and 5 -- over the middle to Kevin Boss, and he runs to the five before he's brought down. First and goal.

Manning goes for Hixon in the end zone, and it's broken up -- but they call pass interference on Ken Lucas, Carolina's first PI flag all season. Resets the down to first and goal at the 1. Brandon Jacobs rumbles through the line for a touchdown, and the Giants are going for two.

Incredibly good fake to Jacobs out of the shotgun on the conversion, and Manning hits a wide-open Hixon. 28-all! Damn, this is a game we got here.

Another good return by Mark Jones, who is tackled at the Carolina 38. Delhomme to Stewart over the middle, and he crosses midfield to move the chains. Stewart gets a yard on the next play. Two minute warning.

Great break-up of the pass to Steve Smith by Corey Webster, making it 3rd and 9. But Muhammad is there on 3rd down, crossing the marker and being tackled at the 37. Delhomme drops it, but picks it up and hands it off to Williams, who gets 10 yards and a first down -- depending on this flag -- and it's a holding call on Steve Smith. That'll be coming back to the Giants 47.

"That's a good hold. That's a doggone takedown." - John, on Smith's holding penalty.

I believe Steve Smith could make a very good wrestler, even at his tiny size. Williams gets up to the 40.

Glad we got that shot of Justin Tuck being, as Al said, "sick with the flu". - Mal

Donovan McNabb understands Justin Tuck's pain. DeAngelo Williams out of the Wildcat formation, he rushes up to about the 33, getting out of bounds. 3rd and 6, Williams gets two yards, and Kasay is going to try a 50 yard FG.

Kick is up....and WIDE LEFT! We're gonna have us some OT!

Giants get the ball to start, winning the coin toss.

"Looks like Eli Manning said, 'Oh my goodness.'" - John
"Or a reasonable facsimile, when we come back." - Al

Giants' offense starts at the 20 after Bradshaw takes a knee on the kickoff. Ward starts off with a six yard carry, he's over 130 yards rushing on the night. Eli's pass is a bit high for Domenik Hixon. The pass for Toomer is also too high, and the Giants will go three and out.

Feagles punts it to Mark Jones, who's tackled after making it to the 38 yard line of the Panthers. Jonathan Stewart gets six yards on his first OT carry. They go back to Stewart for 2 more yards.

"You how you say key third down? Every third down is a key third down in overtime." - Al

Delhomme's 3rd down pass is tipped and incomplete but Kevin Dockery, and the Panthers will have to punt as well. Baker punts to McQuarters, who muffs it, but is able to fall on it at the 13 yard line. Near disaster right there.

Ward gets a massive hole through the middle and runs right through it all the way to the Carolina 36! Jacobs takes the next carry 3 yards up to the 33. Manning throws behind Hixon on the play. Another shotgun draw to Ward, who is up to 198 rushing yards after taking that play to the 19.

Ward is INSANE, getting to the outside again!

"On a windy night, it's Wind of Earth, Wind, and Fire. 216 yards!" - Al, after Derrick Ward runs another 18 to the outside. First and goal at the 1 -- and BRANDON JACOBS ICES HOMEFIELD WITH THE TOUCHDOWN! 34-28, GIANTS!

301 yards on the ground total for the Giants. Great, great game. Thanks for joining me. I'll be driving to L.A. tomorrow as I'm on vacation this week, so if I get there in time, maybe there might be a Monday Night Football live-blog.

115 Comments:

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Anonymous said...
Dec 21, 2008, 9:58:00 PM  

Cowboys @ Eagles confirmed to be on at 1:00 PM ET.

SSReporters said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:10:00 PM  

"To use 1 back you need 2 or 3" - Madden using some circular logic

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:12:00 PM  

There's no Thurs. or Sat. games for the final week?

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:12:00 PM  

Still snowing outside and now we may get over 1 foot of snow in the flatlands...

SSReporters said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:19:00 PM  

@ Walnuts: Nope. After last year's debacle with the Giants-Pats game, they've gotten rid of the NFL Network games the last week of the season.

JFein said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:20:00 PM  

Stay classy, 9;58 PM.

And no, Paulie Walnuts, no Thursday games this week. I would have scheduled Tennessee-Indianapolis for an NBC Christmas night special and given ESPN the Redskins-Giants opener in exchange (at least for 2008) dropping the MNF opening doubleheader and let Broncos-Raiders be played as the only game allowing the Packers moved to Sunday on Fox.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:20:00 PM  

Unlike Steelers/Titans, this game has been great.

SSReporters said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:22:00 PM  

Could Boss be anymore wide open?

JFein said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:22:00 PM  

Is that Joe Buck in that Diet Pepsi commercial?


If so, he is unbearably creepy.

SSReporters said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:23:00 PM  

Well Steelers-Titans were exciting for three quarters until the Steelers were nabbed for faking the snap count and got an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. that was what killed them.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:24:00 PM  

No, SSReporters, you were thinking about last year's Super Bowl XLII ad. That was a shorter version.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:25:00 PM  

I was hoping they would say "ball sack" instead of pouch.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:26:00 PM  

@ James, that guy with the mustache looked like Buck........not the Super Bowl XLII commercial.

SSReporters said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:27:00 PM  

Get your mind outta gutter, Paulie Walnuts!

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:27:00 PM  

Upon further review, it wasn't Joe buck, but that was a bad combover.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:28:00 PM  

I guess Kremer must need to write things down if she's cut the tips off her gloves.

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:28:00 PM  

"You talk about loading the box." - Madden

SSReporters said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:33:00 PM  

DeAngelo for MVP.

SSReporters said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:34:00 PM  

I would agree about adding a Christmas game and removing the second MNF game. The three years they've had a doubleheader has resulted in a shitty late game and even worse is sufering with the Mike and Mike and Mike announcers.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:34:00 PM  

"You think you have [DeAngelo Williams] and he runs right through you, or around you." - John Madden who remembers that Williams, even though he's a great running back, is not superhuman.

JFein said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:35:00 PM  

Has the entire schedule for next week been released yet?

JFein said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:35:00 PM  

That baby puking in the commercial is discusting.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:36:00 PM  

Oh come on, everyone loves Ditka grabbing his crotch.

SSReporters said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:37:00 PM  

2 more TDs and Williams will have a double hat trick.

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:39:00 PM  

DeAngelo Williams 28, Giants 20.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:39:00 PM  

Was Ditka playing pocket pool?

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:39:00 PM  

Well Mr. Walnuts, hindsight is always 20/20. I expected that to happen, but however, it wasn't the case, especially with the conventions this year. I say NBC will get an additional preseason game next year out of this because they only had two.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:42:00 PM  

"Not a good down to run on, but a good situation to run." - John WTF ?

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:42:00 PM  

By the way, did anyone notice on the broncos-Chargers promo that they used the old Bolts wordmark?

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:45:00 PM  

@ James, more like making an "on-the-ball adjustment".

SSReporters said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:45:00 PM  

"Tha udder team's kwadderback must go dahwn and he must go dahwn hahd."

Channeling my inner Olbermann as Al Davis.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:46:00 PM  

I wouldn't be surprised if the Panthers challenged that. It looked to me like he was in the endzone.

JFein said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:47:00 PM  

And John Fox would have channeled his inner Norv Turner.

BTW, what's the line about "Be a man. Buy the musical"? Please hand in your macho card at the counter, please.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:49:00 PM  

NBC may have had only one preseason game this year because of the Olympics. I figured they had a week off during the middle of the season bc they have the super bowl this year.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:50:00 PM  

All I want for Christmas is to never see Santa Claus dance like that again.

JFein said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:50:00 PM  

And also, the Broncos have not had a national OTA game this year IIRC. They had the Pats on ESPN.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:51:00 PM  

Paulie, they had two. You forgot the Hall of Fame game.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:52:00 PM  

James, the Broncos also beat up the Raiders on MNF the first week of the season. Still, no national broadcast games.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:53:00 PM  

I would have laughed if Madden included Reid when he mentioned these two as the best coaches in the league.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:54:00 PM  

David Diehl "or No Diehl".

Oh, if Chris berman knew the way I do nicknames.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:54:00 PM  

It's not a Toom-ah!

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:55:00 PM  

Did Madden just realize tonight that teams run out of shotgun. He's obssessed with it.

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 10:58:00 PM  

Giants 28, DeAngelo Williams 28.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:00:00 PM  

This is a fantastic game, Manning had a fantastic play-action.

SSReporters said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:00:00 PM  

Can we get some OT?

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:01:00 PM  

"This is a big play here." - John as the Giants line up for two pt conversation.

DUH!

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:01:00 PM  

"Hixon for the touchdown." - Al Michaels.....FAIL.

SSReporters said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:02:00 PM  

Did anyone see the story in Kissing Suzy Kobler?

"You Stay Classy, Fatback Who Rides The Coattails of Reggie Bush And Chris Johnson."

I'd like to sue them for gimmick infringement.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:03:00 PM  

See, he fakes it here. Madden, master of the obvious

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:03:00 PM  

And if this game ends in a tie, Donovan McNabb's head a-spolde!

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:05:00 PM  

Is Hochuli the lead ref for next Sunday night's game?

Mal said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:07:00 PM  

Are we sure McNabb understands the OT procesure yet? I doubt Reid know it either.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:08:00 PM  

Glad we got that shot of Justin Tuck being, as Al said, "sick with the flu".

Mal said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:09:00 PM  

I don't think Eddie Hercules will ref that game, Mal.

And Paulie, the Cincinnati Bengals still don't get the overtime tie thing, either.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:09:00 PM  

Smith earned that penalty

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:10:00 PM  

"Tom Coughlin chewing yellow gum." - John Madden

Not only did we not need to see that, but what on earth made John Madden think that was worth mentionning?

JFein said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:10:00 PM  

Also liked Madden pointing out that Coughlin was chewing yellow gum.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:11:00 PM  

Wqell, penalty flags are yellow.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:12:00 PM  

@ James Craven: I saw that and thought of it myself. And I also love how Pittsburgh fans got all riled up about that.

JFein said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:12:00 PM  

I hope he misses so this goes to OT.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:13:00 PM  

ONIONS! HE MISSED IT! OVERTIME!

JFein said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:14:00 PM  

Andrea: "The wind is blowing toward the Panther sideline, but it will be at Kasay's back". Huh????

Mal said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:14:00 PM  

Can you imagine if myron Cope were still living how pissed he'd be? he's call for the Steelers to literally kill LenDell White.

OT much?

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:14:00 PM  

Fitting that a kicker from a team in ACC country would miss wide left

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:15:00 PM  

Al: "Andrea goes to the weather channel hall of fame after that call". I think I'll take Stephanie Abrams instead.

Mal said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:15:00 PM  

"Andrea Kremer gets into the [NBC] Weather Channel Hall of Fame."

-Alfalfa explaining the sibling channel reference.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:15:00 PM  

Weather channel hall of fame? really? Everytime we go to OT, do we now have to allude to McNabb not knowing OT rules?

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:16:00 PM  

And for the first time in the history of NBC SNF, we have overtime.

"It can end in a tie. We've been through that this year." - Al Michaels

Please don't remind me.

JFein said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:16:00 PM  

Will the same team get to receive the kick-off in the second overtime?

Mal said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:17:00 PM  

"Looks like Eli Manning said 'oh my goodness'" - John Madden
"Or a reasonable facsimile thereof." - Al Michaels

JFein said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:18:00 PM  

"Howie do it"=cancelled in two months

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:18:00 PM  

BTW, plans are underway to rebrand The Weather channel with the NBC name as the NBC Weather Channel in the first quarter of 2009. they're closing down Weather Plus as a result of that and replace it with Local WeatherScan as of 1/1/09.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:18:00 PM  

Can we get a "Manning face"?

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:20:00 PM  

Thanks for that info, James.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:20:00 PM  

Now comes the patented "lose the game in OT prevent".

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:21:00 PM  

@ James Craven: Will Jim Cantore make a guest appearance on Heroes?

Mal said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:21:00 PM  

Oh, almost! Panthers almost had the easy win.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:22:00 PM  

@ James Craven: I don't know if this has anything to do with that, but The Weather Channel has already changed the look on parts of their sight (more specifically the hour-by-hour forecast).

JFein said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:23:00 PM  

My guess: Smith will get the winning TD for the panthers.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:24:00 PM  

walnuts 11:18

Two weeks at most

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:24:00 PM  

"Every 3rd down is a key 3rd down." - Al Michaels

Thanks Captain Obvious!

JFein said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:25:00 PM  

I have Weather Channel in a box set with the Phillies, JFein.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:25:00 PM  

Who gets HFA on a tie?

Anonymous said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:26:00 PM  

Check that. Weather Channel Desktop set to the Phillies.

And R.W. McQuarters was nickeled and dimed there on the muff.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:26:00 PM  

2 3-and-outs to start this thing? Damn. I figured someone would drive down the field and end this thing quickly.

Oh, R.W. McQuarters nearly became the goat of all goats in New York! So lucky for him that he got it back.

JFein said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:27:00 PM  

If they tie, who gets homefield advantage?

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:27:00 PM  

That might be a moot question.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:27:00 PM  

Hey, anon 11:26 PM, McNabb's head would a-splode...

Seriously, it'd be going down to tiebreakers.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:28:00 PM  

RW McQuarters Luckiest man on earth

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:28:00 PM  

@ Anon @ 11:26: I think New York. They are currently credited as #1 and the Panthers #2. I assume I tie would not change that.

JFein said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:28:00 PM  

Another board said that in a tie, the Giants would get homefield advantage; but it's probably a moot point now.

Dec 21, 2008, 11:29:00 PM  

At what point will see John Carney?

JFein said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:29:00 PM  

JFein, you should never assume because it makes an ass|u|me.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:29:00 PM  

Our first SNF on NBC OT game.

SSReporters said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:30:00 PM  

So can this game end in a tie

McNabb said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:30:00 PM  

If there is a tie, they could have the games someplace in the middle.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:31:00 PM  

Actually, if they do tie (which is probably a moot point right now) it would come down to Week 17. Giants have the Vikings and Panthers have Nawlins. The Giants are currently the #1 seed, so, I guess they would still have it...

JFein said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:31:00 PM  

Get this game over I need to go to bed

Grouchy Old Man said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:31:00 PM  

Like DC or Virginia would be in the middle.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:32:00 PM  

Aw, that might just do it...and it did.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:32:00 PM  

So - does that TD cover the spread?

Mal said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:33:00 PM  

TOUCHDOWN NEW YORK! And the Giants have homefield advantage.

What a game.

JFein said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:33:00 PM  

Game. Maybe these guys will meet again in the NFC championship game.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:33:00 PM  

Oddly enough, on NFL.com's game center, it shows this as being the "First Overtime".

Mal said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:34:00 PM  

So, aren't they going to kick the PAT? I'm confused here.

McNabb said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:35:00 PM  

Huge ratings for NBC

Anonymous said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:35:00 PM  

Hey, S2N, I think SSReporters will have it on his site tomorrow.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:36:00 PM  

Even though I'm an Eagles fan and I have an obvious dislike for the Giants, let me tell you what, in big games they continue to perform well and earn my respect more and more. They are a really damn good team. Congrats to New York on winning home field advantage and may we see the re-match in the NFC Title game.

JFein said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:36:00 PM  

By the way, everybody should tune into the New Orleans Bowl on ESPN now, as it's tied at 27 with 44 seconds left, and we may get another OT game.

Dec 21, 2008, 11:37:00 PM  

spread was 3.5. Going for the TD instead of the safe play FG was the difference in covering and not. But nobody on the field pays any attention to such things.

Mal said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:38:00 PM  

@ S2N: Tomorrow night's game should be a jewel to live blog. Single-digit temperatures with Dr. Tony Kornheiser. I can hear the complaining from here...

JFein said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:39:00 PM  

If this goes to OT, it would REALLY confuse McNabb

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:41:00 PM  

JFein - then hope I get to L.A. sometime before 4 PM Pacific, which is totally doable. It's a three hour drive for me. I've not done an MNF game in quite some time.

Hey folks, there's overtime in the New Orleans bowl! Join me in the new post!

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:42:00 PM  

Those Southern Miss' uniforms are hurting my eyes!

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 11:46:00 PM  

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