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Giants Now: Takeaways from Week 7 victory


Takeaways from Week 7 victory over Jaguars

With Sunday's win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Giants moved to 6-1, the franchise's best start since 2008 when they began the year 11-1. Brian Daboll became the first head coach to start his Giants career 6-1 since 1929.

It was a solid overall performance for the Giants, who have now had all seven of their matchups this season finish as one-possession games. They became just the third team in NFL history with six wins, each by a final score margin of eight points or fewer, within their first seven games of the season.

Heading into Monday Night Football, the Giants rank No. 1 in the NFL with 173.4 rushing yards per game, while their 5.2 yards per attempt is the fifth-best mark. On the other side of the ball, the defense's 18.6 points allowed per game ranks sixth.

Here are takeaways from the Week 7 victory.

*QB Daniel Jones set career highs with 11 rushing attempts for 107 yards (9.7 avg.). His 107 yards on the ground are the fourth-highest total by a QB in Giants history and the most for a Giants QB in 76 years, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. He currently ranks fifth in the league with 15 rush attempts of 10+ yards while his 5.9 yards per carry is tied for the sixth-best mark. Jones also ranks second among quarterbacks with 343 rushing yards, trailing only Lamar Jackson's 510.

*Jones leads the NFL with his five game-winning drives and four fourth-quarter comebacks this season. His 62.6 QBR is sixth in the league.

*RB Saquon Barkley leads the NFL with 906 total yards from scrimmage, 99 yards more than any other player (Browns RB Nick Chubb is second with 807). He ranks right above Jones with the fourth-most carries of 10+ yards this season at 17, while his 726 rushing yards are second behind Chubb.

*Barkley and Jones became the third tandem of rushers to each top 100 rushing yards in a game in Giants history, while this is the first time a QB has been one of those players. It's the third time this season that Barkley has topped the 100-yard rushing mark, who is now averaging 103.7 yards on the ground per game this year.

*In the fourth quarter alone, the Giants rushed for 130 yards on 17 carries, good for an average of 7.7 yards per attempt. They added five runs of 10+ yards, eight runs that resulted in first downs and a rushing touchdown.

*LT Andrew Thomas was on the field for 43 pass block snaps and surrendered just one pressure. Thomas has yet to allow a sack this year on 268 total pass block snaps.

*OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux ranked fifth in the NFL in Week 7 with his 31.6 percent pass rush win rate, according to ESPN Analytics and Next Gen Stats. PFF had the rookie with two total pressures against the Jaguars.

*DL Dexter Lawrence and Leonard Williams were two of the team's most productive pass rushers in Jacksonville as they each registered three total pressures.

*CB Adoree' Jackson allowed just four receptions for 38 yards on eight targets, good for a passer rating against of 63.5, and recorded two pass breakups.

*S Landon Collins, who was on the field for 23 total defensive snaps, surrendered one reception for five yards on four targets, which helped him earn a passer rating against of just 39.6.

Latest on Daniel Bellinger; Evan Neal, Ben Bredeson week to week

Coach Daboll provided few details about the injuries to left guard Ben Bredeson (right knee), right tackle Evan Neal (left knee) and tight end Daniel Bellinger (left eye), who were all forced from the game yesterday in the first half.

Asked if there was concern about Bellinger's vision, Daboll said, "I couldn't tell you 100 percent. I think they'll do the surgery. I'm optimistic. But in terms of getting into details with it, I couldn't answer those.

"It's probably too early to say when I expect him back. We'll see how this thing goes and I'm hopeful for it, but obviously you never know when things like this happen."

The other tight ends on the roster are Tanner Hudson and Chris Myarick. Tight end Lawrence Cager is on the practice squad.

Daboll said, "we'll go week-by-week" with (Bredeson). He said the same for Neal's return.


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