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2000 NFC Championship: Giants vs. Vikings

Eric from BBI : Admin : 6/11/2018 12:30 pm
I still think this is my favorite start to a Giants football game ever. Vikings were expected to do to us what we did to them. But Collins connects with Ike Hilliard for a quick TD. The Vikings fumble the ensuing kickoff. And then Collins hits Greg Comella for a TD on the very next snap. 14-0.
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It was so nice to  
rebel yell : 6/11/2018 12:42 pm : link
not have to sweat out a NYG playoff game. That game was over early. When the "good" Kerry Collins showed up he was as good as any QB in the league.
Love it!  
Simms2McConkey : 6/11/2018 12:42 pm : link
Random facts after looking back through the PBP and box.

--Hilliard and Toomer (155 and 88) each had more receiving yards than Culpepper did throwing (78).
--Randy Moss, 2 catches, 18 yards, 7 targets. Carter 3-for-24 on 7 targets.
--Giants won TOP 42 min to 18 and almost QUINTUPLED the Vikings in net yardage.
--Giants only threw the ball 6 times in the second half. Obviously being up 34-0 and 41-0 passing was not needed.
--The player with the most touches in that game was Joe Montgomery, 16 carries for 43 yards.
--Giants' win probability reached 99 percent before the middle of the 2nd quarter.

I also forgot the Vikings were Vegas favorites, and I also wonder how many times in history a team got up 14-0 without the opposition running a play from scrimmage.


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This came up on a Kerry Collins thread last week  
Chris684 : 6/11/2018 12:47 pm : link
and I understand what happened in SB XXXV but Collins, and even Fassel to a lesser degree deserve some credit as far as their overall tenure here largely based upon this game.

There are no rings of honor, nor should there be. But this is a fun NYG memory, a hell of a game, and part of the 5-0 NFC title record which is really cool.
Even when we jumped all over them,  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 6/11/2018 12:51 pm : link
I was having flashbacks to our playoff game in '97.
Against those  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 6/11/2018 12:51 pm : link
Vikings.
Was my fav game to watch until SB 42.  
Bold Ruler : Mod : 6/11/2018 12:52 pm : link
rnargi was nice enough to send me a DVD of this game many years back.
I was in Southern NJ...  
HoustonGiant : 6/11/2018 12:58 pm : link
Deep in Eagles territory. I was the lone voice screaming when Dixon brought the kickoff back. My GF at the time kept telling me to shut up, because "they'll break in and beat you up"!!!
eh  
JonC : 6/11/2018 12:59 pm : link
It was a ton of fun to watch a flawed team explode with the occasion, but their putrid SB performance put the 2000 team in perspective for me.
From a super high  
mrvax : 6/11/2018 12:59 pm : link
to a shattering low just 2 weeks later.
I don't know why  
HoustonGiant : 6/11/2018 1:01 pm : link
I read the title as "Giants Eagles"....
LT  
Professor Falken : 6/11/2018 1:02 pm : link
in the tunnel pre-game. Vikings walk past him onto the field and LT says to NY Post reporter Steve Serby, "They're about to get their asses kicked."
Falken  
JonC : 6/11/2018 1:04 pm : link
in 1993, perhaps.
Serby  
Professor Falken : 6/11/2018 1:08 pm : link
was actually a columnist by this point, not still a reporter. My fault. But Serby wrote a column for the Post the next day recounting the whole day and relayed that story.
wan't this the game where Jim Fassel said  
mattlawson : 6/11/2018 1:20 pm : link
"they've got no chance! great offense but they've got no chance today."

read about that sideline comment in the post 2011 giants oral history book. was a great chapter about how confident sean payton was going into that game. He was basically saying if the Giants didn't drop 50 he'd be disappointed. also I think Fassel may have misled the press in preparation for that game in terms of what they were focused on.

Was there as a freshman  
QB Snacks : 6/11/2018 1:21 pm : link
in high school. Was there for the eagles game too. Got tickets at a nobody beats the wiz lottery for both games. They had about five thousand tickets left for the games.
One of my favorite games that I attended.  
truebluelarry : 6/11/2018 1:26 pm : link
I hated that Vikings team.

I think this photo pretty well sums up the day.


from the Vikings' perspective  
santacruzom : 6/11/2018 1:32 pm : link
that game was the embodiment of the wheels falling off. Every opportunity they had blew up in their face -- the fumbled kickoff return, the interception in the end zone, and then Culpepper fumbling on their first possession to start the second half.
Made amends...  
bw in dc : 6/11/2018 1:41 pm : link
somewhat for the '97 playoff catastrophe against Minnesota. What a loss that was...

The best part of the game was watching that jerk off Cris Carter sitting helplessly on the bench. What a phony he is...
The sea of white towels  
Dave in PA : 6/11/2018 1:54 pm : link
I lost my voice after the Comella TD. Very cool and somewhat strange game to be at having pretty much only positive excitement the entire game. Will never forget it
the only  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 6/11/2018 1:59 pm : link
dud from that game on our side was Ron Dayne.
Eric  
RinR : 6/11/2018 2:06 pm : link
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Vikings were expected to do to us what we did to them.


It's been awhile but I think Mad Dog Russo predicted the exact score but an opposite result. too funny
We..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 6/11/2018 2:12 pm : link
didn't sit down until the second half and most of us spent halftime giving high fives!!

Best game I've ever attended, and that includes the 49-3 win over the Niners and the Championship game against the Redskins.
Not this shit again  
eli4life : 6/11/2018 2:25 pm : link








-Chris carter
1 of the crazy things about  
mittenedman : 6/11/2018 2:27 pm : link
that game was the Giants never giving up any garbage yards or points. The Vikings couldnt even get anything going late vs. a prevent D.
2000 NFC Championship Game  
AndyB : 6/11/2018 2:28 pm : link
The Vikings ran 18 plays from scrimmage in the second half of that game, including just seven in the fourth quarter.

The Giants got the ball back with 12:53 remaining and ran the clock out in a 19-play drive with Jason Garrett at quarterback. There was an officials' timeout in the middle of the drive so that Fox could get their commercials in.

There've been more one-sided games in NFL history by score, but very few have been as one-sided as it played out on the field.
RE: 2000 NFC Championship Game  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 6/11/2018 2:46 pm : link
In comment 13988818 AndyB said:
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The Vikings ran 18 plays from scrimmage in the second half of that game, including just seven in the fourth quarter.

The Giants got the ball back with 12:53 remaining and ran the clock out in a 19-play drive with Jason Garrett at quarterback. There was an officials' timeout in the middle of the drive so that Fox could get their commercials in.

There've been more one-sided games in NFL history by score, but very few have been as one-sided as it played out on the field.


That may have been the best eat-the-clock-to-run-out-the-game drive I've ever seen.
I was at both the '97 and the 2000 minny games  
BladeCleaver : 6/11/2018 3:21 pm : link
'97 I am still in shock. My buddy turned to me and said, "don't worry, no one recovers an onside kick". The rest is history. He was then forbidden to speculate at games ever again.

Didn't feel comfortable until late in the fourth quarter in 2000 because of that. But that is one of my all time favorite Giants moments. Glad I was there at the game. It was like being at the greatest party ever.
my wife just loves a blowout  
Alan in Toledo : 6/11/2018 3:31 pm : link
no anxiety at this one. she loved it -- and what Giants fan wouldn't?
RE: 2000 NFC Championship Game  
njm : 6/11/2018 3:49 pm : link
In comment 13988818 AndyB said:
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The Vikings ran 18 plays from scrimmage in the second half of that game, including just seven in the fourth quarter.

The Giants got the ball back with 12:53 remaining and ran the clock out in a 19-play drive with Jason Garrett at quarterback. There was an officials' timeout in the middle of the drive so that Fox could get their commercials in.

There've been more one-sided games in NFL history by score, but very few have been as one-sided as it played out on the field.



Didn't Joe Montgomery carry the ball on around 15 of those 19 plays?
Remember watching a show on the Giants 2000 season....  
njm : 6/11/2018 3:51 pm : link
and they had a clip of Harry Carson and possibly Carl Banks on the sidelines at halftime. They were talking and Carson said

"This game is OVER!"
Mad Dog  
Doomster : 6/11/2018 4:06 pm : link
was wrong about a lot of Giant scores......
About 2 months ago, I saw Chris Carter in a Park Avenue Hotel  
No Where Man : 6/11/2018 4:21 pm : link
I was very tempted to say...."41 donut"....That was how Randy Moss described that game....
my friend showed up late for the game  
gtt350 : 6/11/2018 4:22 pm : link
he comes in "what's the score what's the score"
it's 14 nothing. "oh shit' no us.
he was flabergasted
L.T. and Ottis as honorary captains. Blue angels flying overhead.  
PSIMMS 22-25-268 : 6/11/2018 4:36 pm : link
And then Big Blue goes out and just demolishes the favored Vikings. What a great day in Giants history. And let's not forget who replaced Kerry C. in the 4th quarter for the G-Men? Jason Garrett.
I was in Lower tier end zone behind the nyg offense  
djm : 6/11/2018 4:40 pm : link
When Ike scored the first Td. You saw that Td coming a mile away.

I almost puked after the comella Td. I ducked my head down into my lap and took a couple of deep breaths, my brother was like dude what are you doing. Lifted my head and was all snot and tears, but luckily no puke.

We were literally dancing in the aisles the rest of the day.
RE: 2000 NFC Championship Game  
Mike From Brielle : 6/11/2018 5:44 pm : link
In comment 13988818 AndyB said:
Quote:
The Vikings ran 18 plays from scrimmage in the second half of that game, including just seven in the fourth quarter.

The Giants got the ball back with 12:53 remaining and ran the clock out in a 19-play drive with Jason Garrett at quarterback. There was an officials' timeout in the middle of the drive so that Fox could get their commercials in.

There've been more one-sided games in NFL history by score, but very few have been as one-sided as it played out on the field.


After the game I was walking to the parking lot just about to get on the escalator when right in front of me was a Vikings fan in full Vikings regalia. That week all I heard on Mike and the Goofy guppy (the week I stopped listening to them)was how the Giants didn't stand a dog's chance in hell and that there was something wrong with the NFL that such a team could get into the playoff's let alone the NFC championship game. Anyhow when I saw the poor loyal Vikings fan all I could do was yell into the guys face was "it wasn't that close" several times until a few other people on the escalator started repeating it. I'm sorry I did that now and I wish I could apologize to the guy but the remarks about the team, the field, and any thing that fat mike could think of to deflate the Giants and inflate the ego of his master Bill who didn't make the playoffs just got to me. Unfortunately I dumbly took it out on the poor Vikings fan. Anyhow that game definitely wasn't that close.
RE: This came up on a Kerry Collins thread last week  
BigBlue89 : 6/11/2018 7:14 pm : link
In comment 13988712 Chris684 said:
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But this is a fun NYG memory, a hell of a game, and part of the 5-0 NFC title record which is really cool.


9-1 in Championship games (Conference/Super Bowl) in the modern era.

Also un-scored upon at home in the NFC Championship.
The only  
ep in md : 6/11/2018 7:25 pm : link
game I have ever attended. It was with my brother-in-law who is a big Vikings fan. I will never forget that day.
still have a copy of that game  
Dave on the UWS : 6/11/2018 8:29 pm : link
always puts a smile on my face. :)
I was in sophomore year of HS, I believe  
BestFeature : 6/12/2018 2:13 am : link
A teacher came into my science (Chemistry?) class to talk to my teacher. After the Eagles game he was like "just wait until the Giants get killed against the Vikings".

Was there some sort of "cheating" scandal of the Giants? I remember years ago on some message board someone said that the Giants knew their plays. Was that some scandal? I figure I'd have heard it. Not even sure if that can happen.
RE: Made amends...  
Section331 : 6/12/2018 10:43 am : link
In comment 13988779 bw in dc said:
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somewhat for the '97 playoff catastrophe against Minnesota. What a loss that was...


Definitely. Took a good friend of mine who is a Vikes fan to both games. The first one was devastating, after making fun of him all game only to see the tables turned last minute. That wasn't an issue in the 2000 game. Possibly the best live sporting event I've ever been to.
I still..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 6/12/2018 10:46 am : link
remember we were on the way to the stadium and Phil Simms predicted a Vikings blowout. The one guy I was with is the ultimate pessimist and he was ranting about how if Simms says they have no chance, there's no chance.

After the game he's yelling as we're going down the ramp, "Fuck Phil Simms" over and over. I don't think anyone but us had a clue why!!
This is the only playoff game I have ever been to  
Jim in Forest Hills : 6/12/2018 12:20 pm : link
Sat around 15 rows up (corporate seats, incredible), Ike caught the first TD right in front of us. Still have my collectible plastic mug when I bought Hot Chocolate, wont let my wife throw it out. Lost my white towel somewhere down the line. It was electric there.
Best game I've attended after the 1981 Dallas game  
mikeinbloomfield : 6/12/2018 3:39 pm : link
At the half guys started talking about getting home in time to make super bowl plans. Just one long party after it was 14 - 0.

NFL Networks "Missing Rings" Vikings 1998  
NYG27 : 6/12/2018 5:08 pm : link
Knowing what we did to them in the 2000 NFC Championship game, watching the Vikings Missing Rings episode was even better. The whole episode is available on Youtube linked below.
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It's difficult for me to cheer Collins watching this video knowing  
GeofromNJ : 6/12/2018 7:37 pm : link
that two weeks later, after getting knocked out of the game against the Ravens, he would play tentatively from then on and would be missing open receivers all day. Harry Carson said a few weeks after the SB loss that if Fassel had left Jason Garrett in the game, the Giants would have won, that's how good the receiving corp and game plan was.
RE: We..  
02/03/2008 : 6/12/2018 9:26 pm : link
Was at this game and the Skins 17-0 game and watched the 9ers game.
This one was great, but the Skins game was the best home game ever.

This game was great and fun to destroy the Vikes. Like someone above said we didnít sit down the whole first half, except for a Vikes fan that came with us ;-)

In comment 13988805 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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didn't sit down until the second half and most of us spent halftime giving high fives!!

Best game I've ever attended, and that includes the 49-3 win over the Niners and the Championship game against the Redskins.
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