With their eighth-straight win, the Giants acquired their first 4–0 start since the franchise's Super Bowl XXV championship run of 1990. The most runs scored against them (15) was played on September 17, 2008 versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. "The key for this year was staying healthy, playing 154 games (his biggest goal was to play 162 games). The Giants had now lost two consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 1–2 of 2007, and fell to 11–3. Visit ESPN to view the New York Giants team schedule for the current and previous seasons at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Following an interception by Terrell Thomas, John Carney got a 27-yard field goal. In the second quarter, the G-Men increased their lead with Carney nailing a 25-yard and a 47-yard field goal. Philadelphia would score again in the 3rd with a 34-yard field goal by David Akers. [2], On March 14, free agent defensive tackle William Joseph departed to join Wilson with the Raiders. [13] Later in the day, Burress reported to Giants Stadium as per team policy for injured but active players, and was told he would be suspended without pay[14], Burress would later be released by the Giants on April 3, 2009.[15]. scored the most runs (16) on July 21, 2008 versus the Colorado Rockies. Carolina responded by scoring a touchdown on their first drive, a thirteen-yard run by DeAngelo Williams. In the first quarter, New York trailed early as Browns kicker Phil Dawson got a 28-yard field goal. Eli Manning, who started for the Giants but was pulled in the third quarter, led the team with 119 yards passing on 11-for-19, and Carr added 110 yards on 8-for-11. In the first quarter, New York drew first blood as RB Brandon Jacobs got a 26-yard TD run. With the win, the Giants improved to 8–1. Instant reaction: Playing the Redskins at home in the showcase Thursday night game should make it an emotional night to start the season. Thanks for contacting us. The Giants would regain the lead in the third quarter as Carney made a 36-yard field goal, but the Eagles got the lead again as Akers kicked a 35-yard field goal. [16][17], NFC Divisional Round: vs. Philadelphia Eagles, two players to rush for more than 1,000 yards, Friday roundup: Active Dolphins sign McCown, Wilford, Strahan goes out on top after 15-year career, "Fox Sports on MSN – NFL – Michael Strahan joins Fox NFL Sunday", "Belichick draws $500,000 fine, but avoids suspension", "Ex-Giant Grant makes Packers' running game go", "Trade to Giants has worked out well for former Chief Tynes", "NFL season opener yields to McCain speech", "Burress Accidentally Shoots Himself in Leg", "Plaxico Burress posts bail as New York Giants weigh options", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2008_New_York_Giants_season&oldid=983420904, 2008 National Football League season by team, Pages using Americanfootballbox with unknown parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Giants traded their 7th round pick to the, This page was last edited on 14 October 2020, at 03:48.