Tom Coughlin couldn't argue with the way things worked out after the flying fists and facemask grabbing that went down between Brandon Jacobs, DeAngelo Hall and Albert Haynesworth in the fourth quarter on Monday night. There was one penalty from the dust-up and it went against Haynesworth for 15 yards, essentially negating a third-down sack that would have forced the Giants to punt and extending a drive that ultimately finished with a touchdown.

But Coughlin said he frowns on his players getting onvolved in such fracases.

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"We specifically preach against anything of that nature, which would hurt the team and put us in a bad situation," he said.

Coughlin said last night that he hadn't had a clear view of the fight because it was on the other side of the field. He also said he had not heard anything from the league about a suspension (which seems unlikely). But even though it worked out for the Giants (if not Brandon Jacobs' paycheck this week), Coughlin was not happy.

"By and large, you get involved in those type of things, there are repercussions and penalties, and it does not help your team at all," he said.

(Photo: David Pokress)