Giants Return to Scene of Noise Bowl
The New York Giants play Sunday in Seattle, the site of the memorable game last season when they lost in overtime after committing 11 false-start penalties amid the din of the Qwest Field crowd. The Giants also watched their kicker, Jay Feely, miss three potential game-winning field goals.
Feely's misadventures even spurred a "Saturday Night Live" skit. Left tackle Luke Petitgout had five of the false starts.
New NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said he likes venues with loud, boisterous fans but he and members of the competition committee will consider possible measures to lessen the disadvantage that visiting teams face in such settings. Goodell has said it's possible that, in the future, all offensive players could have radio receivers in their helmets to be able to hear the quarterback's signals.
Even that, however, might not help the Giants, who committed five false starts during their HOME opener this season.
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