Print
RSS

Giants vs. Seahawks: Postgame Stats and Notes

Posted Oct 22, 2017

Postgame Stats and Notes from the Giants' Week 7 matchup with the Seahawks:


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Notes and statistics from the Giants’ 24-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks:

*The Giants fell to 1-6. The six defeats exceed their total for the entire 2015 season, when they were 11-5.

*The Giants are 0-3 in MetLife Stadium. The Giants last lost their first three home games in 1980, when they dropped their first four games in Giants Stadium (not including the 1982 and 1987 strike seasons). The Giants lost their last four home games in 2015, but were 7-1 here last season. After their bye next week, they will host the Los Angeles Rams.

>> WATCH GIANTS VS. SEAHAWKS HIGHLIGHTS

*The Giants have lost four consecutive games to Seattle, which has tied the all-time series, 9-9.

*The Seahawks are 5-0 in MetLife Stadium, including 3-0 vs the Giants.

*The Giants are 11-8 since 1990 when their opponents are coming off a bye and the Giants are not.

*The Giants fell to 20-9 prior to a regular-season bye, which is still one of the NFL’s best records:

Team W L T Pct
Seattle Seahawks 22 6 0 0.786
Dallas Cowboys 20 8 0 0.714
New York Giants 20 9 0 0.760
Minnesota Vikings 19 9 0 0.679
New Orleans Saints 19 10 0 0.655
San Francisco 49ers 18 10 0 0.643


*The Giants led at halftime, 7-3. This was their first loss in a game they led after two quarters since Sept. 25, 2016, when they were ahead of Washington, 21-16, but fell, 29-27, in their only home loss in 2016. The Giants had won their previous six games in which they led at halftime, including last week in Denver.

*The Giants gained 177 yards on offense, their lowest total since they finished with 150 yards in a 38-0 loss at Carolina on Sept. 22, 2013.


*The Giants’ 46 rushing yards was their lowest total since they ran for 36 on Oct. 23, 2016 in a victory against the Rams in London. They did not have a rushing first down.

*Seattle’s 425 total yards was the second-highest total by a Giants opponent this season; Tampa Bay gained 343 yards on Oct. 1.

*The Seahawks’ 26 first downs were the most by a Giants opponent since Washington had 28 on Sept. 25, 2016.

*For the third consecutive week, and the fifth time in seven games, the Giants won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. They are 1-4 this year and 4-6 in Ben McAdoo’s two seasons as head coach when they defer.

*The Giants’ halftime lead marked the second week in a row they did not allow a first-half touchdown. Last Sunday in Denver, the Giants held a 17-3 halftime lead. The Giants had last held their opponents without a first-half touchdown in consecutive games on Sept. 11 and 18, 2016, when they led Dallas, 13-9 (in a 20-19 victory), and New Orleans, 7-3 (in a 16-13 triumph).

*The Giants and their opponents played a scoreless first quarter for the second time this season. The game in Philadelphia on Sept. 24 was also 0-0 after 15 minutes.

*Eli Manning played in his 208th regular-season game, breaking a tie with Howard Cross and moving into second place on the Giants’ career list. Hall of Famer Michael Strahan is the franchise’s record-holder with 216 games played. Manning started his 206th consecutive game.

*Manning completed 19 of 39 passes for 134 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions, and he was sacked once. It was the second game in a row Manning was held to less than 140 passing yards; he threw for 128 yards in last week’s victory in Denver.

*Manning completed 48.7% of his passes, the first time he finished a game under 50% since Nov. 16, 2014, when the hit 22 of 45 throws (48.9%) vs San Francisco.


*First-round draft choice Evan Engram led the Giants with 12 targets and six catches for 60 yards, including the Giants’ only touchdown on a five-yard throw from Manning. Three players – wide receiver Travis Rudolph and running backs Orleans Darkwa and Shane Vereen – had three receptions apiece.

*Engram’s touchdown was his third of the season. The Giants record for touchdowns by a rookie tight end is five, set by Bob Tucker in 1970.

*The Engram score was set up by Landon Collins’ fumble recovery and 32-yard return. Collins caught Thomas Rawls’ airborne fumble that was forced by Avery Moss. It was his second career recovery. The first was on Dec. 11, 2016 vs. Dallas. It was the Giants’ longest return of a recovered fumble since Jason Pierre-Paul’s 43-yarder (for a touchdown) last Nov. 27 in Cleveland.

*Darkwa led the Giants in rushing with 35 yards on nine carries.

*Rudolph’s receptions were the first of his career. His first career catch was a 15-yarder on third-and-eight in the third quarter.

*Wide receiver Tavarres King’s first career rushing attempt in the third quarter lost eight yards.

*Safety Nat Berhe picked up his first career sack in his 30th game when he dropped Wilson for a 13-yard loss on the game’s opening series. It was the Giants’ only sack.


*Kicker Aldrick Rosas was wide right on his only field goal attempt, a 47-yard try in the fourth quarter.

*Linebacker Nigel Harris made his Giants’ debut on special teams. He was claimed last week off waivers from the Los Angeles Chargers.

*Linebacker Keenan Robinson led the Giants with nine tackles (six solo).

*Middle linebacker B.J. Goodson left the game with an injured ankle with 1:18 remaining in the second quarter. His backup, rookie Calvin Munson, was inactive with a quad injury, so Curtis Grant saw the first extensive action of his career on defense in the second half.

*Right tackle Justin Pugh left game in the third quarter with a back injury. He was replaced by former starter Bobby Hart.

*Defensive end Cap Capi left the game in the second half with a hamstring injury.

*The Giants’ inactive players were wide receiver Sterling Shepard (ankle), defensive end Olivier Vernon (ankle), center Weston Richburg (concussion), running back Paul Perkins (ribs), linebackers Jonathan Casillas (neck) and Calvin Munson (quad), and quarterback Davis Webb.

Vernon, Richburg and Perkins all missed their third consecutive games, Shepard and Casillas sat out their second in a row, and Munson, a rookie, was inactive for the first time this season.

*The Giants game captains were D.J. Fluker, Kerry Wynn, and Darian Thompson.