Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3  New York Giants 17 Sunday 29 October 2006 at Giants Stadium
SCORING NYG 3:27-1Q Burress 7 pass from Manning (Feely kick) NYG 8:50-2Q Jacobs 1 run (Feely kick) TB 0:58-2Q Bryant FG43 NYG 3:43-4Q Feely FG31
Jon Gruden came in for a lot of stick in the media for this loss - it was incredibly windy in the Meadowlands yet called on his rookie weak-armed QB to throw nearly 50 passes.   The Giants kept the ball on the ground, passed only when necessary and controlled possession to drop the Bucs to 2-5 on the 2006 season.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Williams 8-20, Gradkowski 3-18, Pittman 2-2. GIANTS: Barber 26-68, Jacobs 7-41, Toomer 1-0, Manning 1-(-1). PASSING BUCS: Gradkowski 48-20-139-0-0. GIANTS: Manning 31-16-154-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Pittman 5-38, Williams 5-34, Galloway 4-32, Becht 2-16, Smith 2-12, Clayton 1-4, Hilliard 1-3. GIANTS: Burress 7-86, Barber 3-20, Shockey 3-15, Shiancoe 1- 13, Toomer 1-12, Finn 1-8. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. GIANTS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Graham 1-13, Adams 1-0. GIANTS: Morton 2-35. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Hilliard 6-39. GIANTS: Morton 4-28. SACKS BUCS: Wyms 1-6, Rice 1-5. GIANTS: Kiwanuka 1-5, Torbor 1-0.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 69 Davis DE 94 Spires LG 79 Mahan DT 95 Hovan C 76 Wade DT 96 Wyms RG 75 Joseph DE 97 Rice RT 65 Trueblood LLB 56 Nece TE 88 Becht MLB 53 Quarles WR 80 Clayton RLB 55 Brooks WR 84 Galloway LCB 21 Bolden RB 40 Alstott RCB 20 Barber RB 24 Williams SS 23 Phillips QB 7 Gradkowski FS 37 Allen PLAYED 3 Bryant, 9 Bidwell, 19 Hilliard, 27 Cox, 32 Pittman, 34 Graham, 39 Pearson, 46 Adams, 50 Winborn, 51 Ruud, 52 Cash, 54 Mallard, 72 Buenning, 74 Green, 81 Smith, 82 Warren, 83 Moore, 90 White, 98 Bradley DID NOT PLAY 13 Rattay, 31 Buchanon, 71 Haye, 86 Jolley INACTIVES 2 Simms, 29 Zemaitis, 33 Sowell, 70 Penn, 77 Terry, 85 Stovall, 89 Jones, 91 Jenkins
COMMENTARY CREW Sam Rosen and Tim Ryan