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Notes: Azeez Ojulari sets Giants rookie sacks record

Notes and statistics from the Giants' 20-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Hard Rock Stadium.

*The Giants' record dipped to 4-8. Miami improved to 6-7. The Dolphins joined the 1994 Giants as the only teams in NFL history to win five consecutive games immediately following a seven-game losing streak.

*The Giants lost their fourth consecutive road game since defeating New Orleans on Oct. 3 and are 1-5 away from MetLife Stadium. They play the Chargers in Los Angeles next week.

*The Giants did not score a touchdown for the first time since a 20-6 loss to Cleveland on Dec. 20, 2020, and the first time on the road since a 17-9 defeat to the Rams in SoFi Stadium on Oct. 4, 2020. Graham Gano scored all the Giants' points on field goals of 39, 34 and 51 yards.

*The Giants trailed at halftime, 10-3. It was the second game in a row they were limited to a field goal in the first half. This is the second time this season the Giants played consecutive first halves without scoring a touchdown. It also happened on Oct. 17 and 24, in homes games vs. the Rams and Carolina Panthers.

*With quarterback Daniel Jones sidelined with a neck injury, Mike Glennon and the offense totaled 250 yards, the fourth consecutive game the Giants gained fewer than 300 yards. They had a four-game streak under 300 yards from Dec. 6-27, 2020.

*Riley Dixon punted a season-high six times.

*The Giants' streaks of 13 consecutive games forcing at least one turnover and eight straight games with an interception ended. Their takeaway roll had tied them for the NFL's longest streak with the Indianapolis Colts, who forced a turnover in their 14th straight game Sunday in Houston.

*Jones was inactive with a neck injury, the fifth game he missed since becoming the starter in Week 3 of his 2019 rookie season. The Giants are (2-3) in those games. They split two games with Eli Manning at quarterback in December 2019, when Jones was sidelined with an ankle sprain. Last year, Colt McCoy stepped in when Jones had hamstring and ankle injuries and the Giants won in Seattle and lost at home to Cleveland.

*Glennon made his 28th career start and first of the season. He completed 23 of 44 passes for 187 yards, with a long throw of 20 yards to Kenny Golladay, and one interception. Glennon did not have a rushing attempt, a contrast to Jones, who has at least one rush in each of his 38 career games.

*Running backs Saquon Barkley and Devontae Booker accounted for all the Giants' 17 rushing attempts and 91 yards. Barkley had 55 yards on 11 carries, including a game-long run of 23 yards, and Booker had 36 yards on six attempts.

*Barkley also led the Giants with six receptions, which gained 19 yards.

*Barkley's 73 yards from scrimmage increased his career total to 4,071 in his 39th game. He is the first player to start his career with the Giants and reach 4,000 scrimmage yards in 39 games. Ron Johnson had 4,144 scrimmage yards in his first 38 games with the Giants, but he began his career with the Cleveland Browns.

*Evan Engram led the Giants with 61 receiving yards on four catches. Booker also had four receptions, for 18 yards.

*Kenny Golladay left the game with a rib injury in the second quarter but returned for the second half. When he was injured, Golladay had three receptions for 37 yards and he finished the game with those totals.

*Ben Bredeson played left guard in the second half in place of Matt Skura, who started his eighth consecutive game. It was Bredeson's first action on offense since he played the entire game at left guard against Atlanta on Sept. 26.

*Miami gained 297 yards, the second-lowest total by a Giants opponent this season; Carolina finished with 173 yards on Oct. 24.

*The Dolphins' 68 rushing yards were also the second-lowest figure for a Giants opponent; the Panthers ran for 56 yards in their 25-3 loss in MetLife Stadium.

*Azeez Ojulari set a Giants rookie record when he increased his season sack total to 6.5 with a nine-yard tackle of Tua Tagovailoa in the third quarter. It was his first sack since he had 2.5 in the victory against Carolina on Oct. 24. Ojulari had been tied with B.J. Hill, who set the rookie sack record with 5.5 in 2018.

*Another rookie linebacker, Quincy Roche, had the Giants' other sack, a six-yarder.

*Linebacker Tae Crowder led the Giants with nine tackles (six solo).

*Safety Logan Ryan returned to the field after missing two games while on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. He had eight tackles (three solo).

*Rookie cornerback Aaron Robinson received his most extensive playing time and had seven stops (four solo).

*Gano's third field goal of the game was a 51-yarder with 4:59 remaining in the fourth quarter. It was his sixth field goal this year of 50+ yards, a Giants single season record. Gano set the previous record of five in his first season with the team in 2020. His 11 long field goals are a franchise career record; Joe Danelo held the former record of nine, set from 1976-82.

*Gano missed a 56-yard try with nine seconds left in the game.

*Cornerback Jarren Williams, elevated yesterday from the practice squad, highlighted his 2021 debut with two tackles on defense and one a kickoff return.

*The Giants' inactive players were quarterback Daniel Jones (neck), wide receivers Sterling Shepard (quad) and Kadarius Toney (oblique/quad), cornerback Adoree' Jackson (quad), linebacker Oshane Ximines and offensive lineman Wes Martin.

Shepard missed his fourth consecutive game and seventh of the season. Toney was inactive for the third time this season. Jackson sat out for the first time this season. Last year with Tennessee, Jackson missed the first 13 games of the season with a knee injury he suffered in training camp.


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