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34 - 37 Final
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Hixon, Giants get a quick jump on Browns

Aug 19, 2008 - 3:18 AM EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- The New York Giants were without their top three wide receivers in Monday's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns. Dominik Hixon made sure they were not missed.

Hixon hauled in a pair of touchdown passes and returned a kick 82 yards for another score - all in the first quarter - to spark the reigning Super Bowl champions to a 37-34 defeat of the Browns - a score that hardly reflected New York's dominance.

Making their first appearance at home since their stunning run to the Super Bowl, the Giants looked in midseason form, dismantling the Browns in all phases of the game during a 16-minute clinic.

How dominant was New York? With under a minute having elapsed in the second quarter, the Giants already held a commanding 30-3 cushion.

Less than a minute later, defensive end Osi Umenyiora added insult to injury, driving Browns Pro Bowl quarterback Derek Anderson to the ground and knocking him from the game with a possible concussion.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning finished 4-of-7 for 52 yards and two touchdown passes despite missing starting wideouts Plaxico Burress and Amani Toomer as well as top backup Steve Smith, who were all sidelined by injuries.

Hixon, who was claimed on waivers from Denver last season, more than picked up the slack with four receptions for 63 yards. After the Giants spotted the Browns an early 3-0 lead, Manning flicked a pair of scoring passes to Hixon - for 11 and 24 yards - in a span of 2:26.

New York then showed off the other facets of its game, getting a safety on a blocked punt that led to Hixon's 82-yard return and a 23-3 lead with nine seconds left in the opening quarter.

The defense completed the devastation, when safety James Butler scooped up a fumble by Jamal Lewis and returned it 95 yards for a 30-3 advantage just 55 seconds into the second quarter.

On the next series, Umenyiora leveled Anderson with a hit that bounced his head off the turf, bringing on 2007 first-round pick Brady Quinn, who went 7-of-12 for 124 yards and and a touchdown.






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    Browns 34, Giants 37  FinalAug 18 11:57 PM


  • ** CONFIRMED **
    NFL
    CLEVELAND 34
    NY GIANTS 37 FINAL

    Aug 18 11:18 PM


  • NFL
    TD CLE
    LANCE LEGGETT 8 YD PASS FROM KEN DORSEY
    (PHIL DAWSON KICK)
    CLEVELAND 34
    NY GIANTS 37 2:25 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Browns 34, Giants 37  4th - 2:25Aug 18 11:06 PM
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    Browns 34, Giants 37  4th - 2:25Aug 18 11:06 PM


  • NFL
    FG CLE
    JASON REDA 44 YD
    CLEVELAND 27
    NY GIANTS 37 7:07 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Browns 27, Giants 37  4th - 7:07Aug 18 10:52 PM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CLEVELAND 3 14 7 24
    NY GIANTS 23 7 7 37 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CLE - FG, PHIL DAWSON 56 YD, 4:55. CLEVELAND
    3-0
    NYG - TD, DOMENIK HIXON 11 YD PASS FROM ELI
    MANNING (JOSH HUSTON KICK), 6:13.
    NY GIANTS 7-3
    NYG - TD, DOMENIK HIXON 24 YD PASS FROM ELI

    Aug 18 10:34 PM


  • NFL
    TD NYG
    AHMAD BRADSHAW 1 YD RUN
    (JOSH HUSTON KICK)
    CLEVELAND 24
    NY GIANTS 37 7:09 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Browns 24, Giants 37  3rd - 7:09Aug 18 10:13 PM


  • NFL
    TD CLE
    SYNDRIC STEPTOE 44 YD PASS FROM BRADY QUINN
    (JASON REDA KICK)
    CLEVELAND 24
    NY GIANTS 30 12:47 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Browns 24, Giants 30  3rd - 12:47Aug 18 10:03 PM
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    Browns 17, Giants 30  HalfAug 18 9:57 PM


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    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CLEVELAND 3 14 17
    NY GIANTS 23 7 30 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CLE - FG, PHIL DAWSON 56 YD, 4:55. CLEVELAND
    3-0
    NYG - TD, DOMENIK HIXON 11 YD PASS FROM ELI
    MANNING (JOSH HUSTON KICK), 6:13.
    NY GIANTS 7-3
    NYG - TD, DOMENIK HIXON 24 YD PASS FROM ELI
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  • NFL
    TD CLE
    ERIC WRIGHT 15 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (PHIL DAWSON KICK)
    CLEVELAND 17
    NY GIANTS 30 1:54 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Browns 17, Giants 30  2nd - 1:54Aug 18 9:36 PM


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    TD CLE
    SYNDRIC STEPTOE 7 YD RUN
    (PHIL DAWSON KICK)
    CLEVELAND 10
    NY GIANTS 30 2:28 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Browns 10, Giants 30  2nd - 2:28Aug 18 9:29 PM
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    Browns 3, Giants 30  2nd - 8:37Aug 18 9:15 PM
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    Browns 3, Giants 30  2nd - 9:37Aug 18 9:14 PM


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    TD NYG
    JAMES BUTLER 94 YD FUMBLE RETURN
    (JOSH HUSTON KICK)
    CLEVELAND 3
    NY GIANTS 30 14:05 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Browns 3, Giants 30  2nd - 14:05Aug 18 8:59 PM


  • NFL
    CLEVELAND 3
    NY GIANTS 23 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR
    CLE BALL ON NYG 8 YD LINE
    1ST AND 10

    Aug 18 8:54 PM


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    TD NYG
    DOMENIK HIXON 63 YD KICKOFF RETURN
    (JOSH HUSTON KICK)
    CLEVELAND 3
    NY GIANTS 23 0:09 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Browns 3, Giants 23  1st - 0:09Aug 18 8:53 PM


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    SAFETY NYG
    BALL THROUGH END ZONE
    CLEVELAND 3
    NY GIANTS 16 0:21 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Browns 3, Giants 16  1st - 0:21Aug 18 8:50 PM
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    Browns 3, Giants 14  1st - 6:11Aug 18 8:38 PM


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    TD NYG
    DOMENIK HIXON 24 YD PASS FROM ELI MANNING
    (JOSH HUSTON KICK)
    CLEVELAND 3
    NY GIANTS 14 6:11 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Browns 3, Giants 14  1st - 6:11Aug 18 8:36 PM


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    TD NYG
    DOMENIK HIXON 11 YD PASS FROM ELI MANNING
    (JOSH HUSTON KICK)
    CLEVELAND 3
    NY GIANTS 7 8:47 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Browns 3, Giants 7  1st - 8:47Aug 18 8:25 PM


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    FG CLE
    PHIL DAWSON 56 YD
    CLEVELAND 3
    NY GIANTS 0 10:05 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Browns 3, Giants 0  1st - 10:05Aug 18 8:14 PM
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