Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34  New York Giants 41 Sunday 16 September 2012 at Met Life Stadium
SCORING NYG 12:43-1Q Tynes FG37 TB 8:42-1Q Barth FG45 NYG 2:54-1Q Tynes FG24 TB 13:48-2Q Jackson 29 pass from Freeman (Barth kick) TB 6:19-2Q Martin 8 run (Barth kick) NYG 1:54-2Q Nicks 23 pass from Manning (Tynes kick) TB 0:08-2Q Wright 60 interception return (Barth kick) TB 13:14-3Q Barth FG52 NYG 0:39-4Q Tynes FG36 NYG 12:22-2Q Tynes FG24 NYG 6:48-4Q Cruz 80 pass from Manning (Brown run) NYG 3:59-4Q Bennett 33 pass from Manning (Tynes kick) TB 1:58-4Q Williams 41 pass from Freeman (Barth kick) NYG 0:31-4Q Brown 2 run (Tynes kick)
Eli Manning set an opposing passer yardage record by exceeding 500 yards through the air in this win in the Big Apple but the big talking point was Greg Schiano ordering his defense to break an unwritten NFL rule and try to crash the kneeldown play.   The fallout from this play would be excessive around the league.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Martin 20-66, Parker 1-7, Ware 1-6. GIANTS: Brown 13-71, Bradshaw 5-16, Wilson 3-6, Hyonski 1-3, Manning 3-(-2). PASSING BUCS: Freeman 28-15-243-2-2. GIANTS: Manning 51-31-510-3-3. RECEIVING BUCS: Jackson 5-128, Clark 4-33, Williams 3-59, Stroughter 1- 14, Lorig 1-8, Ware 1-1. GIANTS: Cruz 11-179, Nicks 10-199, Bennett 5-72, Brown 2-19, Barden 1-24, Hixon 1-12, Hyonski 1-5. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Wright 1-60, McDonald 1-40, Foster 1-0. GIANTS: Boley 1-6, Webster 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: .Benn 7-180, Ware 1-18. GIANTS: Wilson 3-86, Bennett 1-13.. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Stroughter 2-16 GIANTS: Randle 2-23. SACKS BUCS: none. GIANTS: Pierre-Paul 1-8, Blackburn 1-7.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 70 Penn DE 71 Bennett LG 77 Nicks DT 93 McCoy C 76 Zuttah DT 90 Miller RG 62 Larsen DE 94 Clayborn RT 69 Dotson WLB 54 David TE 88 Stocker MLB 59 Foster WR 19 Williams SLB 58 Black WR 83 Jackson LCB 25 Talib FB 41 Lorig RCB 21 Wright RB 22 Martin SS 24 Barron QB 5 Freeman FS 20 Barber PLAYED 9 Koenen, 10 Barth, 17 Benn, 18 Stroughter, 23 Lewis, 27 Blount, 28 Ware, 29 Johnson, 33 McDonald, 35 Grimm, 37 Tandy, 43 A Black, 44 Clark, 48 Economos, 50 Te'o-Nesheim, 56 Watson, 57 Hayward, 79 Meredith, 86 Noble, 87 Parker, 95 Gibson, 96 Irvin DID NOT PLAY 6 Orlovsky, 74 Wallace INACTIVE 26 Gaitor, 31 Biggers, 34 Smith, 53 Goode, 65 Trueblood, 73 Hardman, 97 Johnson
COMMENTARY CREW Joe Buck and Troy Aikman