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Notes: Giants unable to stop skid in Baltimore


Notes and statistics from the Giants' 27-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in M&T Bank Stadium:

*The loss dropped the Giants to 5-10 and ensured they will finish with double-digit defeats for the fourth consecutive season. If either Philadelphia or Washington win late Sunday afternoon, the Giants will be eliminated from the NFC East title race and postseason consideration.

*The Giants lost their third consecutive game and each defeat was by at least 14 points. That last happened from Sept 15-29, 2013, when the Giants lost three straight games by 18 or more points.

*The Giants' three-game road winning streak ended. They had won in Washington, Cincinnati and Seattle. Their final road record was 3-5.

*The Giants have scored only two touchdowns in the three-game losing streak and they have not scored more than 20 points in five consecutive games, their longest single-season streak since the last five games of the 2016 season. They also scored less than 20 points in the 2019 season finale and the first four games this season.

*The Giants were outgained, 432-269. They were just one-for-10 on third-down opportunities, while the Ravens succeeded on eight of 11. Despite that difference, Baltimore finished with just one more first down (25-24).

*The Giants' 269 yards was their fourth-lowest total of the season. They gained 159 yards two weeks ago vs. Arizona, 231 vs. San Francisco on Sept. 27 and 240 in their first victory, on Oct. 18 against Washington.

*The Giants ran just three offensive plays in the first quarter. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that is their lowest total in an opening quarter in at least the last 40 years.

*The Giants' 54 rushing yards was their second-lowest output of the season; they ran for 29 yards in the season opener against Pittsburgh.

*In the decisive first half – which ended with Baltimore holding a 20-3 lead - the Ravens had advantages in plays (44-18), total yards (282-95), first downs (18-7) and time of possession (22:38-7:22).

*Baltimore took a 7-0 lead on the game's opening series when Lamar Jackson threw a six-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Marquise Brown to cap a 13-play, 82-yard drive that consumed 8:12. In terms of time off the clock, it was the second-longest drive allowed by the Giants this season. On Sept. 27, San Francisco scored a touchdown to end a series that took 8:21 to complete.

*Baltimore was the fourth Giants opponent to score a first-possession touchdown this season and the first since the Eagles on Oct. 22 in Philadelphia. All of them occurred in Giants road games. The others were Chicago on Sept. 20 and the Rams on Oct. 4. The Giants were 0-4 in those games.

*Rookie running back J.K. Dobbins increased the Ravens' lead to 14-0 with a two-yard touchdown on Baltimore's second offensive series. The Ravens were the first Giants opponent to score touchdowns on each of its first two possessions since Washington did it in FedExField on Dec. 22, 2019. Washington scored on Dwayne Haskins touchdown passes of six yards to Steven Sims, Jr. and 10 yards to Hale Hentges.

*Baltimore traveled 65 yards in 10 plays and 5:02 on its second drive. The Ravens' third possession replaced the first as the second-longest of the season against the Giants, consuming 8:13 while covering 60 yards in 13 plays. That series ended with Justin Tucker's 20-yard field goal.

*The Giants trailed at halftime, 20-3, the fourth consecutive game they scored three or fewer points in the first 30 minutes.

*The 20 points were the second-most allowed by the Giants in a first half this season. On Oct. 11, they trailed in Dallas after two quarters, 24-20. The Giants' 17-point halftime deficit tied a season high; on Sept. 20, they trailed the Bears in Chicago, 17-0.

*Daniel Jones played the entire game after missing last week's loss to Cleveland with hamstring and ankle injuries. He completed 24 of 41 passes for 215 yards, a fourth-quarter touchdown to Sterling Shepard and no interceptions for a passer rating of 84.6. But he was sacked six times – including on three consecutive plays in the fourth quarter - the second-most sacks allowed by the Giants this season. Arizona had eight sacks two weeks ago.

*Jones did not have a rushing attempt until he scrambled for three yards on the Giants' second-to-last play.

*Wayne Gallman led the Giants with 27 rushing yards on six carries.

*Sterling Shepard had game and season-high totals of nine receptions for 77 yards. Pro Bowl tight end Evan Engram added seven receptions for 65 yards.

*Baltimore, which leads the NFL in rushing yardage, ran for 249 yards, the highest total allowed by the Giants since Nov. 9, 2014, when the Seahawks rushed for 350 yards in a victory in Seattle. The Ravens averaged 6.2 yards on their 40 rushing attempts.

*The Giants' defense did not register a sack, ending the team's streak of 18 consecutive games with at least one. The Giants last had no sacks vs. Green Bay on Dec. 1, 2019. They have 34 sacks this season, two less than their total for the entire 2019 season.

*The Giants had the game's only takeaway, with just 1:55 remaining, when Logan Ryan recovered Jackson's fumble at the Giants' two-yard line. It was the Giants' first forced turnover since cornerback Darnay Holmes' interception in Seattle on Dec. 6. The Giants went 29 opponent possessions without a takeaway.

*Jackson, the Ravens' multi-dimensional quarterback and 2019 NFL Most Valuable Player, completed 17 of 26 passes for 183 yards and rushed for 80 yards on 13 carries. He was one of three Ravens to run for at least 77 yards, joining Gus Edwards (85 yards) and Dobbins (77 yards and Baltimore's only rushing touchdown).

*The Ravens crossed the 100-yard rushing mark in the second quarter, their 38th consecutive game with at least 100 yards, the second-longest streak in NFL history.

*Linebacker Blake Martinez led the Giants with 12 tackles (seven solo). Defensive backs Logan Ryan and Xavier McKinney each had eight stops (seven solo).

*Graham Gano kicked field goals of 31 and 42 yards and has succeeded on 29 consecutive attempts, a streak that is both a career best and ties the Giants' record. Gano's previous personal best was 28 in a row with Carolina spanning the 2017-18 seasons. He shares the Giants' mark with Josh Brown, who succeeded on 29 straight attempts in 2014-15.

*Wide receiver Dante Pettis made his Giants debut with two catches for 33 yards.

*Running back Eli Penny's streak of 44 consecutive games played ended when he was inactive with a non-COVID-19 related illness. He had played in every game since being signed off the Giants' practice squad on Sept. 19, 2018. Penny was third on the team with 241 special teams snaps. An outstanding blocker in the run game, he has six rushing attempts for 15 yards and two receptions for 20 yards, plus seven special teams tackles (two solo).

*Holmes, who was inactive the last two weeks, was in uniform but did not play. He has played in 11 games with five starts.

*The Giants' inactive players were wide receiver Golden Tate (calf), running back Eli Penny (illness, not COVID-19-related), offensive linemen Kyle Murphy and Jackson Barton, and defensive lineman RJ McIntosh.

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