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Inside the Numbers: Daniel Jones runs into record books; Giants approach win No. 700


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Leftover statistics as the Giants enter their bye week following a second straight victory against an NFC East rival:

*The Giants rushed for 151 yards in their 27-17 triumph Sunday over the Philadelphia Eagles. They have exceeded 100 yards on the ground in each of their last five games. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that is their longest streak since they topped the century mark in nine consecutive games from Sept. 12-Nov. 14, 2010. After running for 61 yards against the Eagles in Game 10 that season, the Giants began another streak of four straight 100-yard games on the ground.

*With Philadelphia's 156 yards, the teams combined to rush for 307 yards, the highest total in a Giants game since Dec. 9, 2018, when they and Washington totaled 311 yards on the ground (227 by the Giants).

*The Giants' 36 rushing attempts on Sunday was their highest total since they ran 37 times in a victory against Washington on Sept. 29, 2019. They ran the ball 35 times the previous week in Washington. The 71 rushes are the Giants' highest total in a two-game span since Sept. 25-Oct. 2, 2014, when they had 72 carries in victories against Washington and Atlanta.

*The Giants rushed for 311 yards in their two games vs. the Eagles, their highest single-season total against Philadelphia since they ran for 331 yards in 2004.

*The Giants have rushed for at least 100 yards in six of their 10 games. They are 3-3 when they do, 0-4 when they don't.

*On Sunday, Daniel Jones led the Giants with 64 rushing yards on nine carries. It was the sixth time this season Jones was the Giants' leading rusher, extending his record for a Giants quarterback in the Super Bowl era. Jones first set the record with three leading performances as a rookie last year. He joins reigning NFL most valuable player Lamar Jackson of Baltimore as the only quarterbacks to lead their teams in rushing six times this season.

*Jones has rushed for at least 45 yards in five different games, the most by a Giants quarterback in the Super Bowl era. Jackson (eight) and Arizona's Kyler Murray (seven) are the only quarterbacks with more 45-yard rushing games this season.

*Jones rushed for a 34-yard touchdown vs. the Eagles, the fifth game this season in which he had the Giants' longest run. Jeff Hostetler was the last Giants quarterback to do that, in 1991. Jackson (six), Murray (five) and Seattle's Russell Wilson (five) have each had their team's longest run five-plus times this year.

*The touchdown against Philadelphia was Jones' third run this season of at least 34 yards (he also has 49 and 80-yarders). That is the most by a Giants quarterback in a single season in the Super Bowl era and the most by an NFL quarterback this season.

*Jones had nine carries on Sunday, the highest total by a Giants quarterback since Hostetler had 10 on Dec. 30, 1990 at New England. Hostetler rushed for a team-high 82 yards in 13-10 victory against the Patriots.

*In two games against the Eagles this season, Jones rushed for 156 yards – including 92 at Philadelphia on Oct. 22. That is the highest single-season total by a Giants quarterback against one opponent. The previous mark was … Hostetler's 82 yards vs. New England in 1990. The last quarterback with that many rushing yards vs. one team was Jackson last year, when he ran for 217 against Cincinnati and 169 vs. Cleveland.

*Jones leads the Giants with 384 rushing yards on 49 carries, a 7.8-yard average that is the highest yards-per-rush average among players with 10 or more attempts this season. Directly behind him is Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, who is averaging 7.7 yards a carry (18-138).

*Oh yes, Jones also passed the ball on Sunday. He completed 21 of 28 passes for a career-high completion percentage (75.0) and season-best passer rating (100.9). His previous best percentage was 74.2 vs. Washington on Sept. 29, 2019. The rating was his fifth higher than 100.0 and first since his career-high 132.1 at Washington on Dec. 22, 2019, when he threw for 352 yards and five touchdown passes without an interception.

*Jones increased his career passing yardage total to 5,149 yards. He is the 10th quarterback to throw for more than 5,000 yards in a Giants uniform.

*Sunday's game was the fifth in Jones' 22 career starts in which he did not throw a touchdown pass and the first in which the Giants won.

*Neither the Giants nor the Eagles threw a touchdown pass or an interception on Sunday, the first time that happened in a Giants game since Oct. 28, 2002, on Monday Night Football in Philadelphia. The quarterbacks were Kerry Collins for the Giants and Donovan McNabb for the Eagles.

*In addition to Jones' 34-yarder, Wayne Gallman rushed for two touchdowns of one and two yards vs. Philadelphia. It was the first time the Giants rushed for three touchdowns in a game since Dec. 15, 2019, when Saquon Barkley (one and 10-yard runs) and Buck Allen (one yard) each scored. That was also the most recent game in which the Giants had two different players rush for a touchdown.

*Gallman was the second Giants player to score two touchdowns in a game this season and the first to do it on the ground. Darius Slayton scored on receptions of 41 and seven yards in the season opener vs. Pittsburgh.

*Gallman has rushed for five touchdowns this year, or two more than his combined total in his first three seasons. His eight career rushing touchdowns are one more than Eli Manning had in his 16 seasons.

*Miami's Jason Sanders missed a field goal attempt Sunday against the Chargers, ending his streak of consecutive success at 22. The Giants' Graham Gano kicked field goals of 35 and 44 yards to extend his streak to 20 in a row. That is the NFL's third-longest active streak after Pittsburgh's Chris Boswell (25) and Seattle's Jason Myers (21).

*Gano's streak ties him with Aldrick Rosas (2018-19) for the second-longest in Giants history, behind Josh Brown (29 in a row from 2014-15). It is the second-longest stretch of consecutive successes for Gano, who made 28 attempts in a row when he was with the Carolina Panthers in 2017-18.

*Punter Riley Dixon had perhaps his best game in his three Giants seasons on Sunday. He punted four times in the Giants' 27-17 victory against Philadelphia and his gross and net averages were an identical season-high 53.3 yards (minimum four punts). All four of his punts were down inside the 20-yard line and Philadelphia failed to score on every one of its ensuing possessions. Dixon's first punt was a season-long 71-yarder that was downed by C.J. Board at the Eagles' six-yard line. His second kick was a deliberately-short 38-yarder from the Eagles' 49-yard line that was downed at the Eagles' 11. In the third quarter, Dixon's 56-yard punt was fair caught at the 17-yard line. Dixon's final punt, a 48-yarder early in the fourth quarter, was again downed by Board, at the Philadelphia five-yard line. Dixon is tied with the Rams' Johnny Hekker for the NFL lead with 21 punts downed inside their opponents' 20-yard line.

*Linebacker Blake Martinez has 96 tackles (56 solo), unofficially tying him with Chicago's Roquan Smith (because tackles are not an official statistic). Safety Logan Ryan is second on the team with 58 tackles (46 solo).

*Cornerback James Bradberry has 14 passes defensed, tying him with Tampa Bay's Carlton Davis III for the NFL lead. Ryan is second on the Giants with seven.

*In their first six games, the Giants scored four touchdowns on 16 trips inside their opponents' 20-yard line. Over the last four games, they have scored nine red zone touchdowns in 11 trips.

*The Giants have been outscored in the second half of all three of their victories this season (and are 3-4 overall in such games) and are 0-3 when they outscore their opponents in the final two quarters.

*The victories the last two weeks improved the Giants' all-time regular season record to 699-615-33. With their next victory, they will become the third franchise with 700 wins, joining the Chicago Bears (774) and Green Bay Packers (763). The franchise closest to the Giants is the Pittsburgh Steelers, whose 9-0 start has increased their victory total to 640.


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