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Giants Defeat Jets, 13-6, in Stupor Bowl

September 23, 1996|From Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants and Jets lived down to their winless records with a lifeless performance.

Lame offense, mistakes galore, frustration and plenty of well-deserved boos marked the occasion. Even the weather cooperated, with intermittent showers turning to heavy rain in the closing minutes as the Giants (1-3) overcame their mistakes to defeat the Jets, 13-6, Sunday at Giants Stadium.

"At this stage, a win is a win," said Brad Daluiso, who kicked two short field goals to go along with a Dave Brown touchdown pass to Chris Calloway. "We needed to win for the morale of the team. Obviously we can't sit on it, and obviously it wasn't a perfect game. It was a battle of 0-3 teams, but we won and that's the key. This locker room hasn't felt a win in a while and we really needed it."

The Jets (0-4) managed only field goals of 46 and 39 yards by Nick Lowery against the NFL's worst defense.

"Our offense just stunk up the place today," Jet receiver Keyshawn Johnson said. "If 0-4 is not a wake-up call, I don't know what is."

For the most part, Giant players were relieved.

"I don't think this has anything to do with bragging or us saying we're not the worst team in New York," said Giant defensive end Mike Strahan, who ended the Jets' final series with the fourth sack of Neil O'Donnell, who completed 22 of 38 passes for 149 yards.

"I think we're just happy to win and go home with a smile on our face."

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