January 6, 2008 |
Time, TV: 10 a.m. PST, Channel 11. Story line: The Buccaneers won the NFC South on the strength of a defense that led the NFC by giving up only 16.9 points and 278 yards a game. They were particularly strong against the pass, giving up an NFL-low 170.5 yards a game. That could cause problems for Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who has had an up-and-down season with 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. If Manning gets in trouble, the Giants will have to rely on a defense that led the league in sacks with 53. Michael Strahan, Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck will try to contain Tampa Bay quarterback Jeff Garcia, who had only four passes intercepted this season and who has twice defeated the Giants in the playoffs, in 2003 with the San Francisco 49ers and in 2007 with the Philadelphia Eagles.
January 15, 2004 |
San Francisco 49er quarterback Jeff Garcia was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving early Wednesday in San Jose and spent the night alone in a jail cell. Garcia was red-eyed when he made a short statement to reporters at the 49er training complex in Santa Clara. "I regret that I'm standing here in front of you in this type of situation," he said. "As a member of the community, I take on my responsibility as a role model very seriously.
October 23, 2003
There were 12 touchdowns of 65 yards or longer on Sunday, the most in a single week in NFL history. A look: * Philadelphia's Brian Westbrook on 84-yard punt return vs. New York Giants. * New England's Troy Brown on 82-yard pass from Tom Brady vs. Miami. * Cincinnati's Chad Johnson on 82-yard pass from Jon Kitna vs. Baltimore. * Green Bay's Najeh Davenport on 76-yard run vs. St. Louis. * San Francisco's Terrell Owens on 75-yard pass from Jeff Garcia vs. Tampa Bay. * T.
October 16, 2001 |
What: "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" Where: HBO, tonight, 10 The San Francisco 49ers are 4-1 and their quarterback, Jeff Garcia, has emerged as a star. Just where Garcia came from is one of the stories on this edition of "Real Sports." Garcia tells correspondent James Brown about the tragedies early in his life that made him stronger mentally and emotionally. A year before Garcia was born, his parents lost twins who were born prematurely.
January 6, 2003 |
He's part of it now. Jeff Garcia is part of 49er history. He has accomplished something special, something extraordinary. Jeff Garcia has caught the ghosts. He whispered into the ear of Steve Young, "I can scramble, Steve, like you did," while he was running 14 yards to the touchdown that cut the New York Giants' lead to 38-28, just before Garcia's two-point conversion pass to Terrell Owens made it 38-30.
December 22, 2002 |
While Terrell Owens rested, Jeff Garcia put in a full day for the San Francisco 49ers in a game that meant nothing against a team headed nowhere. Garcia completed 23 of 39 passes for 256 yards and a touchdown, and Garrison Hearst ran for a touchdown Saturday as the 49ers held on for a 17-14 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. "It was a difficult game to decide how to play, who to use for how long, and all the reasons why and why not," 49er Coach Steve Mariucci said.
February 2, 2003 |
As the San Francisco 49ers' coaching search stretches into a third week with no clear favorite and no clear direction, fan/quarterback Jeff Garcia has seen enough. "It's like we don't even have a plan now," Garcia told Associated Press after practice Saturday at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, where he's preparing for his third consecutive Pro Bowl appearance today. "To me, it's embarrassing. "We're almost pulling names out of a hat right now. I don't know where we're going with it."