Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • MIN 206
    • 257 NYG
  • Turnovers

    • MIN 3
    • 1 NYG
  • Possession

    36:22 23:38
  • 1st Downs

    • MIN 13
    • 17 NYG

Game Information

MetLife Stadium
Coverage: ESPN
  • East Rutherford, NJ 07073
  • Line: NYG -2.5
Attendance: 79,314
Capacity: 82,500
Referees: Tony Corrente
10/22/2013 Associated Press

Giants win first as Freeman underwhelms

The New York Giants got their first win of the season Monday night by holding Adrian Peterson in check and converting Minnesota mistakes into a 23-7 victory.

Scoring Summary

first QuarterMINNYG
Josh Brown 35 Yard Field Goal is Good
17 plays, 68 yards, 9:36
Marcus Sherels 86 Yard Punt Return
1 play, 15 yards, 0:00
Blair Walsh Kick is Good
1 play, 15 yards, 0:00
second QuarterMINNYG
Rueben Randle 24 Yard Pass From Eli Manning
7 plays, 78 yards, 3:34
Josh Brown Kick is Good
7 plays, 78 yards, 3:34
third QuarterMINNYG
Peyton Hillis 1 Yard Run
6 plays, 3 yards, 0:41
Josh Brown Kick is Good
6 plays, 3 yards, 0:41
fourth QuarterMINNYG
Josh Brown 23 Yard Field Goal is Good
16 plays, 77 yards, 8:31
Josh Brown 36 Yard Field Goal is Good
4 plays, 0 yards, 1:00

Research Notes

  • After an NFL-high 17 turnovers in the Giants' first 6 games, Eli Manning did not commit a turnover Monday. Manning's average pass traveled a season-low 6.6 yards downfield. Coming into the game, Manning's average pass had traveled 10.7 yards downfield, 3rd-farthest among qualified quarterbacks.

  • The Giants sacked or put Josh Freeman under duress on 20 of his 54 dropbacks Monday (37.0%). Coming into the game, the Giants had pressured opposing quarterbacks on 19.5% of their dropbacks, the 3rd-lowest rate in the NFL.--Josh Freeman was 4-of-19 for 26 yards and an interception while under duress Monday. Freeman's 19 pass attempts while under duress were tied for the 2nd-most in a game in the last 4 seasons (Brandon Weeden - 21 vs. Dolphins in Week 1 of 2013).

  • From Elias: According to Elias, the Vikings have lost 5 straight games on Monday Night Football, which is the longest current streak in the NFL. The longest all-time losing streak on MNF is 10 by the Falcons from 1981-1999.

  • Josh Freeman overthrew his receivers on 16 pass attempts in his Vikings debut, the most overthrown passes by any quarterback in a game since the start of the 2006 season. Freeman has overthrown the highest percentage of passes in the NFL this season.

  • The Vikings entered Monday's game averaging 338.4 total yards a game, but only finished with 206 vs. Giants. That's their lowest offensive output since Week 1 of 2011 (187 yards vs. Chargers).

  • With Peyton Hillis' 1-yd rush TD, the Giants now have 5 rushing TD this season and 3 of them have been 1-yd runs.Only the 49ers (5), Broncos (5), Colts (4) have more 1-yd rushing TD this season. Those 3 teams are the top 3 teams in total rushing TD this season (11 for 49ers, 10 for Broncos, 8 for Colts.)

  • Giants have allowed 3 punt return TD this season, their most in a season since 1959 when they allowed 4.

  • Rueben Randle has four touchdown catches in his last three games. He had three during the first 20 games of his career.

  • Marcus Sherels 86 yard punt return is the 3rd-longest punt return TD in Vikings history and the longest since Nate Burleson had a 91-yd punt return TD in 2004 vs Colts.

  • The Giants opening drive lasted 9:36 - that's the longest drive by time in the NFL this season. The previous high was 9:32 by the 49ers vs the Cardinals in Week 6.


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