Only one of the two teams benefitted from the gambles.
Hillis helped the Giants get their first win of the season with 36 yards in 18 carries with a touchdown to go with five catches for 45 yards -- not spectacular numbers, but, hey, at least the veteran playing for his fifth team in as many
“I was at home on my ranch in Tennessee hunting every day and not working out, and then you get a call,” said Hillis, who rushed for 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns to go with two receiving touchdowns with the
"It takes a little time to get your legs back underneath you."
Things didn't go so well for Freeman, who completed 20 of 53 passes for 190 yards and one interception. And, honestly, he looked even worse than those numbers would indicate, throwing close passes too hard and sometimes missing receivers by 10 or so yards.
"A lot of the plays were just a hair off," Freeman said.
As "Monday Night Football" color commentator
At least when the night was over, Hillis and Freeman could proudly state that they play for one-win teams -- which is more than they could say if they were still members of the 0-6 Buccaneers.