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On the next play Simms rolled right and hit Bunch for the winning touchdown. Easy as pie. After the ensuing kickoff Taylor promptly stripped the ball from Harbaugh and fell on it, and Reeves was undefeated as the Giants' 14th coach.
In the locker room Simms, who had completed 24 of 34 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns, needed help from a Giant front-office aide to tie his necktie. He had been sacked four times. He had three stitches in his chin and a loose tooth, and at one point in the second quarter he had briefly been knocked unconscious. Such is the price of an attacking offense.
"...John, you still on?"
"Man, I'm pretty dinged up. Ever happen to you?"
"Those two-minute drives are something."
"Aren't they, Phil."
"I'll let you know how things go around here."
"Please do, old fella."