- The Giants fell to 5-9 and with two games remaining are guaranteed to finish with a losing record, ending their streak of eight consecutive seasons finishing .500 or better. The last time they had a losing season was 2004, Tom Coughlin’s first year as head coach, when they were 6-10.
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- The Giants fell to 3-4 at home this season.
- The Giants were shut out for the first time in MetLife Stadium and the first time at home in a regular-season game since Sept. 4, 1995, a 35-0 loss to Dallas in Giants Stadium. They were also blanked at home in the 2005 NFC Wild Card Game vs. Carolina, 23-0.
- The Giants were shut out in Week 3 at Carolina, 38-0. This is the first time the Giants have suffered two shutout defeats in the same season since 1996, when they lost at Dallas, 27-0, and at Philadelphia, 24-0.
- The Giants trailed at halftime, 13-0, one week after they faced a 24-0 halftime deficit in San Diego. It is the first time the Giants were shut out in consecutive first halves since the final two games of the 2009 season, when they trailed Carolina (24-0) and Minnesota (31-0).
- The Giants won the coin toss and deferred taking possession of the ball until the start of the second half. The Seahawks punted on their first series, but it didn’t change the Giants’ fortunes – they are 0-4 this year and 0-5 in the last two seasons when they defer at the coin toss.
- The Giants gained just 181 yards, their second-lowest total of the season. They totaled 150 yards against the Panthers in their other shutout loss.
- The Giants’ 25 rushing yards was also their second-lowest total of the season. They ran for 23 yards in a loss to Denver on Sept. 15.
- The Giants had 12 first downs, the third-lowest total of 2013. They had 10 at Carolina and 11 at Kansas City.
- The Giants were one-for-10 on third down conversion attempts. It was the third time this season they converted just one third down opportunity – they were one-for-11 vs. Denver and one-for-14 at Kansas City.
- Eli Manning completed 18 of 31 passes for 156 yards, but threw a career-high five interceptions. That ties the franchise record that was previously reached five times: Harry Newman vs. Portsmouth on Sept. 24, 1933; Frank Filchock at Washington on Oct. 13, 1946; Charlie Conerly vs. the Chicago Cardinals on Oct. 14, 1951 and vs. Detroit on Dec., 13, 1953; and Jeff Rutledge at New Orleans on Nov. 22, 1987. Manning had previously thrown four interceptions in a game four times, most recently against Denver three months ago today.
Manning has thrown 25 interceptions this year, tying both the career high he set in 2010 and the franchise single-season record he shares with Filchock (1946) and Conerly (1953).
- Manning’s five interceptions increased his career total to 169, which is a new Giants record. Conerly had held the mark with 167.
- The Giants have at least one turnover in all 14 games this season. The last season in which they had a turnover in every game was 2007.
- Cornerbacks Byron Maxwell and Richard Sherman each had two interceptions. They joined Chicago’s Tim Jennings as opponents who twice intercepted Manning this season. Safety Earl Thomas had the fifth interception.
- Curtis Painter relieved Manning for the Giants’ final offensive series and completed all four of his passes for 30 yards. His only other game action this season was on Sept. 22 at Carolina.
- Andre Brown led the Giants in rushing with just 17 yards on 11 carries.
- Jerrel Jernigan led the Giants with a career-high seven catches for 67 yards. Hakeem Nicks had one reception for five yards and Rueben Randle did not have a catch.
- Victor Cruz had two catches for 25 yards. He had a 16-yarder taken away on a replay challenge by Seattle coach Pete Carroll. That left Cruz’s season totals at 73 catches for 998 yards, two shy of becoming the fourth player in Giants history with three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. To add injury to insult, Cruz suffered a concussion and knee injury on the catch that was reversed by replay and did not return. Asked if Cruz is in danger of not playing again this season, Coughlin said, “I don’t know.”
The season’s final two games are at Detroit and home vs. Washington.
- Antrel Rolle intercepted a Russell Wilson pass late in the third quarter. It was his career-high sixth pick of the season. Rolle had five interceptions playing for the Arizona Cardinals in 2007. He had five combined interceptions in his first three seasons with the Giants.
- The Giants’ defense had another strong performance against one of the NFL’s leading rushers, holding Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch to 47 yards on 16 carries. Russell Wilson led the Seahawks with 50 yards on eight carries and joined Philadelphia’s Michael Vick, Oakland’s Terrelle Pryor and Washington’s Robert Griffin III as quarterbacks who led their teams in rushing vs. the Giants this season.
- The Giants sacked Wilson four times. Safety Ryan Mundy got his first career sack, Linval Joseph had one, Justin Tuck and Cullen Jenkins split one and the team was credited with one. Tuck has 6.5 sacks in the last three games and a team-high 9.0 for the season.
- The Giants opened the game in a three-safety alignment, so Mundy started with Rolle and Will Hill. It was Mundy’s first start since the victory over Minnesota on Oct. 21. Mundy started each of the season’s first seven games at free safety.
Mundy had six tackles, including his four-yard takedown of Wilson.
- Rookie Johnathan Hankins and second-year pro Markus Kuhn formed the Giants’ defensive tackle tandem for much of the second half.
- Brandon Mosley played left guard in the second half after James Brewer suffered an ankle injury.
Jernigan returned kickoffs for the first time since he fumbled the opening kickoff against Oakland on Nov. 10. He had three runbacks for 74 yards, a 24.7-yard average. Michael Cox had returned kicks the previous four games.
- David Diehl recovered two fumbles, which is not a statistic the Giants would prefer an offensive lineman to have.
- Each head coach got a call reversed after a successful replay challenge.
Tom Coughlin dropped his red challenge flag for just the third time this season and first time since Oct. 6. The result was a re-spot of the ball that forced Seattle to punt. With 2:38 remaining in the first quarter, Russell Wilson threw to Marshawn Lynch for what the officials initially spotted as an eight-yard gain. After a measurement, Seattle was awarded a first down. Coughlin challenged the spot, claiming Lynch stepped out of bounds short of the first down. After review, referee Bill Leavy reversed the call and moved the ball a yard behind the original spot. The Seahawks then punted. Coughlin is 2-1 this season, 36-42 with the Giants and 46-51 on replay challenges.
- Pete Carroll won his replay challenge with 1:50 remaining in the third quarter and, like Coughlin’s, it resulted in an opposition punt. Victor Cruz had reached high to catch a Eli Manning pass for a 16-yard gain and a first down. But Carroll challenged the ruling of a catch, claiming the ball hit the ground. After review, Leavy reversed the call, saying it was incomplete because Cruz’s hand came off the ball when he hit the ground. The Giants were then forced to punt. Opposition coaches are 3-1 this season and 30-35 in Coughlin’s 10-year tenure as the Giants’ head coach.
- The Giants’ inactive players were defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), cornerback Corey Webster (ankle), safety Cooper Taylor (hamstring), quarterback Ryan Nassib, linebacker Allen Bradford, tight end Adrien Robinson and offensive lineman Stephen Goodin.