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Notes & Stats: Inside the 36-9 loss to San Francisco

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Notes and statistics from the Giants' 36-9 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in MetLife Stadium:

*The Giants fell to 0-3 for the first time since 2017. They have lost both of their games in MetLife Stadium this season.

*The 27-point loss was the Giants' most one-sided defeat since a 51-17 defeat to the Los Angeles Rams in MetLife Stadium on Nov. 5, 2017.

*Three Graham Gano field goals accounted for all of the Giants' scoring, the first time they did not score a touchdown since a 17-0 loss to Tennessee on Dec. 16, 2018.

*The Giants did not score a first-half touchdown for the second week in row, the first time that's happened since they went three consecutive games without one from Oct. 11-28, 2018, against Philadelphia, Atlanta and Washington.

*The Giants were outscored in the second half, 20-3. They had last failed to score a second-half touchdown on Dec. 9, 2019, at Philadelphia, where a 17-3 lead became a 23-17 overtime loss.

*The Giants were outgained, 420-231, their lowest yardage total since they finished with 213 yards at New England on Oct. 10, 2019.

*The Giants rushed for 66 yards, the third consecutive game with no more than 75 yards on the ground. Their running backs accounted for only 17 of those yards.

*The Giants' time of possession of 20:16 was their lowest since Dec. 24, 2006, when they owned the ball for just 19:26 in a loss to New Orleans.

*The Giants did not run one play inside San Francisco's 20-yard line. The 49ers traveled inside the red zone six times and scored four touchdowns and two field goals.

*The Giants punted just once for the first time since their loss to Green Bay on Dec. 2, 2019. San Francisco did not punt for the first time since Dec. 19, 1993, in a 38-point victory at Detroit.

*The Giants turned over the ball on their first offensive possession when Evan Engram was unable to secure Daniel Jones' lateral. The ball fell to the ground, where it was recovered by defensive lineman Dion Jordan at the Giants' 42-yard line. Jones was charged with the lost fumble. The turnover led to the 49ers' second field goal.

It was the Giants' first opening-possession turnover since Oct. 20, 2019, when Jones' pass for Golden Tate was intercepted by linebacker Jordan Hicks, who returned it 14 yards to the Giants' 32. The Cardinals scored a touchdown three plays later.

*The 49ers' 420 total yards were the most allowed by the Giants since Nov. 4, 2019, when Dallas gained 429 yards in the Cowboys' 37-18 Monday night victory.

*San Francisco's 327 net passing yards were the highest total by a Giants opponent since Tampa Bay threw for 355 yards on Sept. 22, 2019.

*The 49ers finished with 29 first downs, the most allowed by the Giants since Nov. 18, 2018, when the Buccaneers had 31 in a 38-35 Giants victory.

*Jones completed 17 of 32 passes for 179 yards, no touchdowns and one interception for a passer rating of 56.6. It was the second week in a row he did not throw a touchdown pass after starting his career with at least one in each of his first 13 starts.

*Jones led the Giants with 49 rushing yards on five carries. It was the second-highest total of his career; he ran for 54 yards on Nov. 4, 2019 vs. Dallas.

*Jones had runs of 23 and 19 yards, the second and third-longest runs of his career. On Nov. 24, 2019, he ran for 26 yards in Soldier Field. Jones also had a 16-yarder wiped out by offsetting penalties.

*Jones was charged with two turnovers – a fumble and interception - for the third consecutive week, though the former was due more to Engram's inability to secure the ball on a lateral from Jones – who called it "a poor pitch."

*Newcomer Devonta Freeman led the Giants' three running backs in rushing but with only 10 yards on five carries. Wayne Gallman, who started, ran for seven yards, and Dion Lewis was stopped for no gain on his only carry.

*Tate led the Giants with five receptions for 36 yards.

*Leonard Williams and Blake Martinez each sacked San Francisco quarterback Nick Mullens, the second sack of the season for each. Williams had a half-sack the entire 2019 season. Martinez had 3.0 sacks last year for the Green Bay Packers.

*Safety Julian Love led the Giants with 11 tackles (10 solo).

*Gano kicked field goals of 52, 42 and 47 yards without a miss. San Francisco's Robbie Gould, who kicked for the Giants in 2016, booted field goals of 52, 32 and 26 yards and was wide right on a 55-yard try.

*Gano's 52-yarder was the longest by a Giants kicker since Aldrick Rosas' team-record 57-yarder vs. Chicago on Dec. 2, 2018.

*Gould's 52-yarder was the longest by a Giants opponent since the Jets' Sam Ficken kicked a 53-yarder on Nov. 10, 2019 and the first 50-yarder against the Giants since Philadelphia's Jake Elliott hit one from 50 yards on Dec. 29, 2019.

*This was the first Giants game in which each team kicked field goals of at least 52 yards since Oct. 7, 2018 – and Gano was one of the kickers in that one as well. That afternoon in Charlotte, Rosas kicked a 53-yarder. But Gano won the game with a 63-yard bomb that is the longest field goal ever kicked against the Giants.

*Gallman made his first start since Oct. 6, 2019 vs. Minnesota.

*Cornerback Isaac Yiadom replaced Corey Ballentine as a starter in the secondary and had eight tackles (four solo) and broke up a pass in the end zone.

*Wide receiver Damion Ratley caught his first pass with the Giants, a 29-yarder that for the Giants' longest gain of the day.

*Defensive back Ryan Lewis had one solo tackle in his Giants debut.

*Strong safety Jabrill Peppers suffered an ankle injury on Gould's 42-yard field goal just 5:17 into the game and did not return. He was replaced by Logan Ryan, who had seven tackles (four solo) and two passes defensed.

* Left tackle Andrew Thomas, the team's first-round draft choice, left the game with 2:47 remaining and was replaced by another rookie, Matt Peart, who saw his first NFL action.

*Wide receiver Johnny Holton made his Giants debut but had no statistics.

*The Giants' six-man inactive list included defensive backs Brandon Williams and Adrian Colbert, linebacker TJ Brunson, tight end Eric Tomlinson, defensive lineman RJ McIntosh and offensive lineman Jackson Barton.

*Safety/special teamer Nate Ebner was the captain who represented the Giants at the coin toss.

*With the Niner's victory, both the regular-season (17-17) and postseason (4-4) series are tied between these teams. In those 42 games, they are separated by only 22 points (49ers 874, Giants 852).

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