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Giants defeat Rams: Postgame Notes and Stats


– Notes and statistics from the Giants' 37-27 victory over the St. Louis Rams:


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*The Giants won their third game in a row and improved to 6-9. If they defeat Philadelphia next weekthey will finish 7-9 for the second year in a row.

*The Giants finished 3-5 on the road for the third consecutive season.

*The Giants won their sixth in a row vs. the Rams, a streak that began in 2002.

*The 64 points scored were the highest total in a Giants game since Sept. 15, 2013, when the Giants lost to the Denver Broncos, 41-23.

*The Giants finished with 514 yards, their highest total since they gained 604 yards in a victory over Tampa Bay on Sept. 16, 2012.

*The Giants' 386 net passing yards was their highest total since they threw for 428 yards on Sept. 8, 2013

against Dallas.

*The Giants did not have an offensive turnover for the second game in a row, the first time that's happened since Oct. 21 and 27, 2013, in victories over Minnesota and Philadelphia. They have won six consecutive games in which they did not commit an offensive turnover.

*The Giants' 12 penalties was their highest total since they had 13 vs Denver last season.

*The Giants kicked a field goal on the game's opening series and rookie Nat Berhe recovered Benny

Cunningham's fumble on the ensuing kickoff. It was the first time the Giants forced a turnover before their defense had to play a snap since Oct. 4, 2009 at Kansas City, where Bryan Kehl recovered Jamaal Charles' fumble on the opening kickoff.

*Tom Coughlin won his 164th career regular-season game. That leaves him in 13th place on the NFL's career list, now two victories ahead of St. Louis' Jeff Fisher.

*Coughlin is 8-11 in regular-season games against Fisher, the second-most contested rivalry among active head coaches.

*The Giants are now 24-24 in December under Coughlin.

*Eli Manning completed 25 of 32 passes for 391 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions for a passer rating

of 148.8. The rating was his highest in a full game in his 11-year career. Manning's previous best was a 145.7 rating at Philadelphia on Sept. 25, 2011. He did have a perfect 158.3 vs. Oakland on Oct. 11, 2009, but he played only the first five series before leaving the game in the second quarter.]

*Manning's completion percentage of 78.1 was the third-highest of his career. He completed 78.8 percent of his passes (26 of 33) at Arizona on Nov. 23, 2008 and 78.6 percent of his throws (22 of 28) at Washington on Dec. 1, 2013.

*Manning's 391 yards tied for the fifth-highest total in his career; he also threw for 391 yards vs. Philadelphia on Dec. 13, 2009.**>> GIANTS.COM HANDS OUT GAME BALLS**

*This was the 32nd time Manning threw for at least 300 yards in a regular-season game. The Giants are 15-17 in those games.

*Manning is 4-0 vs. the Rams.

*Andre Williams rushed for 110 yards on 26 carries, including a 45-yarder. It was his second 100-yard game of the season; Williams rushed for 131 yards two weeks ago in Tennessee.

*Williams' 45-yard run was his second-longest of the season; he had a 50-yard touchdown run two weeks ago in Tennessee.

*Williams has a team-leading 678 yards (72 more than Rashad Jennings, who was inactive with an ankle injury). He is poised to become the first rookie since Joe Montgomery in 1999 to lead the Giants in rushing. Montgomery ran for 348 yards that season.

*Odell Beckham Jr. had eight catches for 148 yards and two touchdowns, including an 80-yarder, while Rueben Randle added six receptions for 132 yards and a touchdown. It was the first time the Giants had multiple 100-yard receivers since Sept. 8, 2013, when they had a franchise-record three at Dallas (Victor Cruz, 119; Hakeem Nicks, 114; and Randle, 101).

*Beckham's eight receptions increased his season total to 79, the most in NFL history for a player in his first 11 career games.

*Beckham's 79 receptions is a Giants rookie record. He broke the former mark held by tight end Jeremy Shockey, who caught 74 passes in 2002.

*Beckham extended his Giants and NFL rookie records with his eighth consecutive game with at least 90 receiving yards. Next week, he can tie the league record of nine, set by Hall of Famer Michael Irvin in 1995.

*The 100-yard game was Beckham's sixth, which doubles the Giants' previous rookie record.

*Beckham is the first rookie in NFL history with at least 130 receiving yards and a touchdown catch in three consecutive games.

*Beckham increased his season receiving yardage total to 1,120, extending his own team rookie record. Shockey held the previous record with 894 yards.

*Beckham is the 11th different Giants player with at least 1,000 receiving yards in a season. Those 11 players have accomplished the feat a total of 22 times.

*Beckham's two touchdowns increased his season total to 11, which breaks Bill Swiacki's Giants rookie record for scoring receptions, which had stood since 1948 (when Swiacki caught 10). Beckham is one shy of Bill Paschal's franchise record for total touchdowns by a rookie. Paschal had 12 in 1943 (10 rushing, two receiving).

*This is the sixth time in franchise history a player has caught at least 11 touchdown passes in a season. Homer Jones set the record with 13 in 1967. Del Shofner (1962) and Plaxico Burress (2007) had 12. Shofner (1961) and Hakeem Nicks (2010) also had 11.

*Beckham (11) and Tampa Bay's Mike Evans each have at least 10 receiving touchdowns, the first time in NFL history two rookie wide receivers have done so in the same season.

*Beckham's 80-yard touchdown in the third quarter was the Giants' longest play from scrimmage since Sept. 16, 2012, when Manning and Cruz hooked up for an 80-yard touchdown pass.

*Beckham made another one-handed catch, though it was not as spectacular or productive as his famous touchdown grab vs. Dallas on Nov. 23. On third down on the Giants' first series, Manning threw a pass to the left side that Beckham – who had lined up in slot and was moving toward the sideline – plucked the ball out of the air with his right hand. The play gained eight yards and Josh Brown opened the scoring on the next play with a 29-yard field goal.

*Williams and Beckham exceeded 100 yards in the same game for the second time this season. Before this year,

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Giants rookies had not had 100 rushing and 100 receiving yards in the same game even once.

*It was the third time this season the Giants had a 100-yard rusher and a 100-yard receiver in the same game. In addition to the two games in which the rookies did it, Jennings ran for 186 yards and Cruz had 107 receiving yards vs. Houston on Sept. 21.

*The Giants had a 300-yard passer, a 100-yard rusher and a 100-yard receiver for the first time since Dec. 1, 2011, in a victory at Dallas, where Manning threw for 400 yards, Brandon Jacobs ran for 101 yards and Nicks had 163 receiving yards.

*Randle had his third career 100-yard game and second this season. He had 112 yards vs. San Francisco on Nov. 16, and 101 at Dallas on Sept. 8, 2013.

*Randle's 49-yard reception on the Giants' opening drive was the second-longest of his career. He had a 56-yard catch at Dallas on Oct. 28, 2012, when he was a rookie. Randle's previous long this season was a 27-yarder at Washington on Sept. 25.

*Rookie running back Orleans Darkwa scored the Giants' second touchdown on a 12-yard run. It was his first career touchdown. Darkwa was signed by the Giants on Nov. 12. He had four rushing attempts for Miami at Oakland on Sept. 28 and one for the Giants at Tennessee two weeks ago.

*Jason Pierre-Paul sacked St. Louis quarterback Shaun Hill, his fourth consecutive game with at least one sack. He increased his season total to 10.5, the second time in his five-year career he has hit double digits. JPP had 16.5 sacks in 2011.

*Rookie defensive end Kerry Wynn had the Giants' other sack, as well as an interception and a fumble recovery.

Wynn intercepted a Hill pass in the first quarter. The ball went off the hands of intended receiver Tavon Austin. It was the first interception by a Giants rookie since cornerback Jayron Hosley picked off Cam Newton at Carolina on Sept. 20, 2012 and the first by a Giants defensive lineman since Justin Tuck intercepted Matthew Stafford at Detroit on Dec. 22, 2013.

*Late in the fourth quarter, after Brown's field goal attempt was blocked, the Rams had an errant shotgun snap and Wynn recovered the ball, effectively ending the game.

*Brown's 29-yard attempt was blocked by Daren Bates. It was the first block of a Giants field goal attempt since Oct. 14, 2012, when San Francisco's Tarrel Brown blocked Lawrence Tynes' 40-yard try.

*The Giants improved to 30-20 in regular-season games in domed stadiums, including 11-8 under Coughlin and 3-3 in St. Louis (where they have won their last three). They were 1-2 in indoor games this season, losing in Detroit and Dallas.

*To honor the memory of slain New York City police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, Coughlin wore a black strip on his left shoulder and a peace sign under the "ny" logo on his shirt.

Coughlin discussed his reasoning in a statement in opening his postgame news conference.

"The first thing I want to say is we wore this because the New York Giants wanted to honor and mourn the assassination of the two New York City policemen that took place last night in our city," Coughlin said. "We also wanted to wear this pin representing peace. Let's hope that the voice of reason can prevail. Violence never solved anything. I realize there are issues, but solve them with nonviolent means."

*Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie suffered a burner in the third quarter, but returned to the game.

*Running back Chris Ogbonnaya, who was signed on Dec. 2, made his Giants debut on special teams.

*A fight broke out in the second quarter after Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct after hitting Beckham out of bounds. Giants Preston Parker and Damontre Moore and St. Louis' William Hayes were ejected.

*Coughlin won a replay challenge with 14:54 remaining in the second quarter. On third-and-three from the Rams' 49-yard line, Manning threw a pass down the left sideline for Larry Donnell that was ruled incomplete. Coughlin challenged the ruling, believing Donnell caught the ball. After review, referee Peter Morelli reversed the call, saying Donnell did have control of the ball and it was a completed pass (that gained 23 yards).  Coughlin is 2-2 this season, 42-48 with the Giants and 51-55 in his career on replay challenges.

*Cullen Jenkins joined captains Manning, Antrel Rolle and Zak DeOssie at midfield for the pregame coin toss.

*The Giants inactive players were running back Rashad Jennings (ankle), cornerback Jayron Hosley, linebacker James Davidson, offensive linemen Eric Herman and Adam Gettis, tight end Jerome Cunningham and defensive tackle Dominique Hamilton.

*Brown matched his season-long field goal by kicking a 52-yarder in the fourth quarter. He also booted a 52-yard field goal at Tennessee. hand out their game balls after the Giants defeat the Rams

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