Battered Giants Beat Ravens 13-12

New York players pay heavy toll for victory over Baltimore
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Aug 20, 2007 12:13 AM CDT
New York Giants wide receiver Anthony Mix, right, is tackled by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Dennis Haley during the third quarter of a pre-season football game Sunday, August 19, 2007, in Baltimore.(AP...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Giants paid a heavy price for their 13-12 preseason victory over the Ravens yesterday as injuries sidelined four key players. The defense lost safety Will Demps to a dislocated elbow and cornerback Sam Madison to a pulled hamstring. Wideout Steve Smith left with a concussion and Michael Jennings was felled by a ruptured Achilles' tendon.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning was unscathed though unremarkable, completing 10 passes and the game's only touchdown. Heavy penalties stymied both offenses, and the game became a kickers' duel. Though Baltimore was 4-for-4, New York's Josh Hudson hammered two clutch field goals to seal the win. (Read more NFL stories.)