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Top Five Milestones Achieved in 2015

Posted Feb 13, 2016

Giants.com ranks the top milestones achieved during the 2015 season

ELI MARKS 100TH VICTORY


Date: September 24, 2015 (Week 3)
Opponent: Washington Redskins
Location: MetLife Stadium

With a 32-21 win over the Redskins in Week 3, Eli Manning recorded his 100th career victory, including postseason, as starting quarterback of the New York Giants. Two weeks later, Manning went on to surpass Phil Simms (101) for most in team history. Since taking the reins in 2004, Manning has 97 victories in the regular season and eight in the playoffs (105 total), including two Super Bowl MVP performances.





BECKHAM BREAKS MOSS’ RECORD


Date: January 3, 2016 (Week 17)
Opponent: Philadelphia Eagles
Location: MetLife Stadium

On a 24-yard reception in the third quarter of the Giants’ season finale against the Eagles, Odell Beckham Jr. broke Randy Moss’ NFL record (2,726) for most yards receiving through a player’s first two seasons. He now has 187 catches for 2,755 yards and 25 touchdowns in 27 career games since the Giants drafted him 12th overall in 2014.





MANNING PASSES MOON, MOVES INTO 8TH ON TD LIST



Date: December 27, 2015 (Week 16)
Opponent: Minnesota Vikings
Location: TCF Bank Stadium

On a 72-yard completion to Rueben Randle, Eli Manning threw the 292nd touchdown of his career, breaking a tie with Hall of Famer Warren Moon (291) and moving into eighth place on the all-time list. With 35 touchdowns on the season, Manning (294) also surpassed gold jackets Johnny Unitas (290) and Joe Montana (273) in 2015.





HARRIS BECOMES 1ST GIANT TO SCORE ON KICK, PUNT & PASS IN SAME SEASON


Date: December 6, 2015 (Week 13)
Opponent: New York Jets
Location: MetLife Stadium

With a 100-yard kickoff return touchdown and four receiving touchdowns already under his belt, Dwayne Harris hit the trifecta with an 80-yard punt return touchdown against the Jets. He became the only player in Giants history to have a kickoff return TD, punt return TD, and receiving TD in the same season. The former Cowboy also set career highs in receptions (36), receiving yards (396) and receiving touchdowns (four) after having just 33 catches for 418 yards and three scores in his previous four seasons in Dallas.





COLLINS BECOMES 1ST GIANTS SAFETY TO START 16-GAME SEASON AS ROOKIE


Date: January 3, 2016 (Week 17)
Opponent: Philadelphia Eagles
Location: MetLife Stadium

The Giants traded up to draft Landon Collins with the first pick of the second round in 2015, and the safety followed up his All-American career at Alabama by leading all rookie defensive backs -- as well as his entire team -- with 112 tackles. While also racking up five tackles for loss, nine passes defensed, an interception and a forced fumble, Collins became the first Giants safety to start an entire 16-game season as a rookie.