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Giants vs. Redskins: Postgame Stats and Notes

Posted Nov 23, 2017

Postgame stats and notes from the Giants' Thanksgiving night game in Washington: 


LANDOVER, Md. – Notes and statistics from the Giants’ 20-10 loss to the Washington Redskins in FedExField:

*The Giants lost for the fourth time in five games and fell to 2-9 on the season, including 1-5 on the road.

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*The Giants lost all three of their road games against NFC East opponents for the second time in three years; it also happened in 2015. Last season, the Giants were 2-1 in division road games, winning in Dallas and Washington.

*The Giants did not score an offensive touchdown for the second time this season, both in division road games. They were held to three points in Dallas in the season opener. Their only touchdown Sunday was on a Janoris Jenkins interception return.

*The Giants gained 170 yards, their lowest total since they finished with 150 yards in a 38-0 loss at Carolina on Sept. 22, 2013.

*The Giants had one first down in the second half and seven in the game, their lowest total since they had six in a 30-7 loss to New Orleans on Dec. 24, 2006.

*After rushing for at least 111 yards in five of their last six games, the Giants ran for 84 yards vs. the Redskins.

*The Giants’ 86 net passing yards was their lowest total since they threw for 49 yards in a victory against the Miami Dolphins in London on Oct. 28, 2007.

*The Giants converted just two of 14 third down opportunities, a season-low 14% success rate.

*The Giants sacked Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins six times, their highest sack total since they had seven in a 27-13 victory in Cleveland on Nov. 27, 2016.

*Washington’s 17 first downs were the second-fewest by a Giants opponent this season; Detroit had 12 on Sept. 24.

*The teams were tied at halftime, 3-3. It was the first time the Giants and their opponents were deadlocked after two quarters since Oct. 23, 2016, when the Giants and Rams were tied in London, 10-10. The Giants won that game, 17-10. It was the third time this season the Giants did not score a first-half touchdown, and it occurred in their three NFC East road games – at Dallas on Sept. 10, at Philadelphia on Sept. 24, and Thursday at Washington.


*The teams were tied after three quarters, 10-10. It was the first time the Giants and their opponents were tied entering the fourth quarter since the game against the Rams last season, when it was also 10-10.

*The Giants did not allow a first-half touchdown for the second game in a row and the fourth time this season (two sets of back-to-back games: at Denver and vs. Seattle, and vs. Kansas City and at Washington).

*The Giants scored the game’s first points on Aldrick Rosas’ 30-yard field goal with 4:00 remaining in the second quarter. The score capped a 16-play, 60-yard drive that took 8:29. It tied the Giants’ season high for most plays on a single possession (16 on a field goal drive at Dallas) and was the second-longest in terms of time consumed (the series vs. the Cowboys took 9:44).

*When Washington’s Jamison Crowder scored on a 15-yard pass from Kirk Cousins in the third quarter, it was tthe first touchdown allowed by the Giants in 22 opposing offensive possessions since the game in San Francisco on Nov.12.

*The Giants fell are 7-5-3 on Thanksgiving. This was just their fourth Thanksgiving Day game since 1940 (1982 in Detroit, 1992 in Dallas, 2009 in Denver, and 2017 in Washington). The Giants are 15-9-3 on Thursday.

*This was the 1,300th regular-season game in Giants history. They are 686-582-33, including 305-311-17 on the road.

*The Giants are 11-9-1 in FedExField.


*Eli Manning started his 210th consecutive regular-season game and suffered his 100th loss. He is 110-100. Manning played in his 212th career game, four less than Michael Strahan’s franchise record.

*Manning completed 13 of 27 passes (48.1%) for 113 yards, no touchdowns, and an interception on this final throw of the night. It was the second time this season Manning hit less than 50 percent of his passes. On Oct. 22 against Seattle, he completed 19 of 39 throws (48.7%).

*Manning’s 113 passing yards was his lowest total since he threw for 111 yards at Buffalo on Dec. 23, 2007. He passed for 36 yards on the Giants’ final series.

*Manning has played consecutive games without throwing a touchdown pass for the first time since he went three games in a row without one from Oct. 28-Nov. 11, 2012.

*Manning was sacked four times, including twice by Ryan Kerrigan, the third-highest number of times he’s been sacked this season - just four days after he was not sacked at all vs. Kansas City.

*Rookie Wayne Gallman led the Giants with 37 rushing yards on nine carries. Orleans Darkwa had a team-high 11 attempts for 30 yards.

*Roger Lewis, Jr. and Evan Engram led the Giants with three receptions apiece.

*Jenkins has scored both of the Giants’ defensive touchdowns this season, on interception returns of 53 yards Thursday night and 43 yards in the Giants’ victory in Denver on Oct. 15. Jenkins has scored nine career touchdowns in his six-year NFL career (the last two with the Giants), returning seven interceptions, a fumble, and a blocked field goal for scores.
 
*Jenkins’ 53-yard return was the longest by a Giants player since Trumaine McBride scored on a 63-yard return in New Orleans on Nov. 1, 2015.


*For the second game in a row, safety Landon Collins led the Giants with 14 tackles (12 solo), tying his career high.

*Five players were responsible for the Giants’ six sacks. Jason Pierre-Paul had 2.0, Olivier Vernon 1.5, Devon Kennard and Dalvin Tomlinson each had 1.0, and Damon Harrison had a half-sack. Tomlinson’s sack was the first of his career.

*Jon Halapio made his first career start at right guard for D.J. Fluker, who was inactive with a toe injury. It was Halapio’s fifth game.

*The Giants employed their eighth different starting offensive line this season, tying them with the Green Bay Packers for the NFL high.

*Washington rookie Samaje Perine ran for 100 yards, and wide Jamison Crowder gained 141 yards on seven catches. The Redskins were the first Giants opponent with both a 100-yard rusher and 100-yard receiver since Oct. 29, 2014, when the Cowboys’ DeMarco Murray ran for 128 yards and Dez Bryant had 151 yards on nine catches in Dallas.

*The Giants’ inactive players were offensive lineman Justin Pugh (back), guard D.J. Fluker (toe), linebackers B.J. Goodson (ankle) and Calvin Munson (quad), wide receiver Sterling Shepard, cornerback Eli Apple and quarterback Davis Webb.

Fluker missed his first game of the season due to injury; he was inactive in the season opener in Dallas due to a coach’s decision. Pugh missed his second game in a row and third this season. Rookie Chad Wheeler started his second game at right tackle.

Goodson sat out for the fourth consecutive game, and the sixth time this season, while Munson, who had 12 tackles last week, missed his second game (also Seattle on Oct. 22).

Shepard missed his second game in a row, and fourth in the last six; he sat out the two games immediately preceding the Oct. 29 bye with an ankle injury.

Apple was inactive for the second straight game due to a coach’s decision.

*Offensive lineman John Greco, signed on Nov. 14, made his Giants debut.

*The Giants’ game captains were John Jerry, Landon Collins and Nat Berhe.

*The Giants lost three players to injury during the game: linebacker Curtis Grant was carted off the field with a knee injury with 3:48 remaining in the first quarter...Deontae Skinner, another linebacker, left the game with a hamstring injury…Cornerback Donte Deayon suffered forearm and jaw injuries in the third quarter and did not return.