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Giants fall in overtime; Postgame Stats and Notes



EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. –** Notes and statistics from the Giants' 23-20 overtime loss to the Jets:

*The Giants lost their third consecutive game and for the fourth time in their last five games, and fell to 5-7. Six of the seven losses have been by a total of 18 points. They are a half-game behind Washington in the NFC East. The Redskins host Dallas tomorrow night.

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*The Giants are now 46-46 since the start of the 2010 season, when MetLife Stadium opened.

*The Giants' five-game winning streak vs. the Jets ended one week after their five-game winning streak vs. Washington came to an end. Of course, they only play the Jets every four years. They had last lost to Jets on Oct. 31, 1993.**> WATCH GIANTS VS. JETS HIGHLIGHTS**

*This was the Giants' first overtime game since Dec. 22, 2013, when they won in Detroit, 23-20. It was their first overtime game vs. the Jets since a 31-28 victory on Nov. 2, 2003. The Giants are 19-15-2 in regular-season overtime games, including 8-10 at home, since the extra period was instituted in 1974.

*The Giants won the coin toss and adhered to their new standard procedure and deferred possession to the start of the second half. They have lost each of their last three games when they deferred and are 2-4 this season and 2-10 under Tom Coughlin when they defer.

*The Giants led at halftime, 20-10. It was their second-highest first-half point total of the season; on Nov. 1, they trailed at New Orleans, 28-21.

*The Giants did not score in the second half for the second time this season (also at Philadelphia on Oct. 19). They have lost each of the last 11 games in which they failed to score after halftime. They last won such a game on Sept. 4, 2008 vs. Washington.

*This was the fourth game this season in which the Giants lost after leading at halftime (also at Dallas, and vs. Atlanta and New England). They also led at the end of the third quarter in each of those games.

*This was the third time this season the Giants led by at least 10 points in the fourth quarter and were unable to close out their opponent. On opening night, they led the Cowboys, 23-13, but lost, 27-26. The following week vs. the Falcons, their fourth-quarter lead was 20-10, but they lost, 24-20. In addition, they led New Orleans in the fourth quarter, 49-42, before falling, 51-49.

*Eli Manning completed 18 of 34 passes for 297 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Manning increased his career yardage total to 43,073. That moved him past Hall of Famer Dan Fouts (43,040) and into 11th place on the NFL's career list.

*Odell Beckham Jr. led the Giants with six receptions for 149 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown. It was his fifth consecutive game with at least 100 receiving yards. He is the first Giants receiver in history to do that in a single season.

*The 100-yard game was Beckham's seventh of the season and 14th of his career. The Giants are 5-9 when he has at least 100 receiving yards.

*The six receptions increased Beckham's career total to 169, the highest total in history by an NFL player in his first two seasons. The previous mark was set by New Orleans' Marques Colston with 168 catches in 2006-07.

*Beckham's 72-yard catch and run touchdown was his second-longest reception of the season; he had an 87-yarder vs. New England on Nov. 15. Beckham is the first Giants receiver with two touchdown catches of at least 70 yards in the same season since Victor Cruz did it in 2012 (80-yarder on Sept. 16 vs. Tampa Bay, and a 77-yarder vs. Washington on Oct. 21).

*Beckham has scored 10 touchdowns for the second consecutive season. He is the second player in Giants history with double-digit touchdown catches in back-to-back seasons; Plaxico Burress had 10 in 2006 and 12 in 2007.

*Hakeem Nicks caught one pass for seven yards. That increased his Giants career total to 4,633 yards and moved him past Ike Hilliard (4,630) and into eighth place on the franchise's career list.

*Tight end Will Tye had three catches for a career-high 70 yards, including a career-long 45-yarder.

*Robert Ayers had two sacks and Cullen Jenkins had one. Ayers jumped past Damontre Moore and leads the team with 4.0 sacks.

*Linebacker Jonathan Casillas led the Giants with seven tackles, all solo.

*The Giants missed an opportunity to tie the game in overtime when Josh Brown was wide left on a 48-yard try. Earlier in the game, he had hit on tries of 20 and 35 yards to extend his franchise record, career best, and the NFL's longest active streak to 29 consecutive successes. Before the overtime miss, Brown had made all 25 of his attempts this season. He had last missed on Dec. 21, 2014 at St. Louis, where his 29-yard try was blocked. His last miss that wasn't blocked was more than a year ago (Nov. 30, 2014 at Jacksonville) where his 43-yard attempt was wide right.

*Dwayne Harris scored the Giants' first touchdown on an 80-yard punt return on the first play of the second quarter. It was the Giants' first punt return touchdown in 96 games and exactly six years. Domenik Hixon had the most recent such score, on Dec. 6, 2009 vs. Dallas (79 yards).

*On Oct. 25, Harris scored on a 100-yard kickoff return in a victory over Dallas. He is the third player in Giants history with kickoff and punt return touchdowns in the same season, and the first to do it in 60 years.

In 1951, Pro Football Hall of Famer Emlen Tunnell scored on an 81-yard punt return vs. the Chicago Cardinals on Oct. 14, and had a 100-yard kickoff return vs. the New York Yanks on Nov. 4. In 1955, Jimmy Patton scored on a 98-yard kickoff return and a 69-yard punt return, both against Washington on Oct. 30. Patton, of course, is the only player in Giants history with kickoff and punt return touchdowns in the same game.

*Bobby Hart, the Giants' seventh-round draft choice this year, made his first career start at right tackle in place of Marshall Newhouse, who was inactive with a back injury. Hart had played in three previous games, and saw his most extensive action at right guard last week in Washington. Newhouse had started each of the first 11 games at right tackle.

*First-round draft choice Ereck Flowers started his 11th game at left tackle. This was the first time since the 1970 merger the Giants started two rookie offensive tackles in the same game.

Flowers sprained his ankle with 10:56 remaining in the third quarter. On the Giants' next offensive series, Justin Pugh moved from left guard to tackle, and Dallas Reynolds played guard. Last week in Washington, Reynolds played the entire game at center.

*This was the first time the Giants started at least two rookie offensive linemen in the same game since Nov. 30, 2003, when they started three vs. Buffalo: David Diehl (right guard), Wayne Lucier (left guard) and Jeff Roehl (left tackle).

*Jason Pierre-Paul recovered a Jets fumble, the fifth recovery of his career, and first since Nov. 23, 2014 vs. Dallas.

*Pugh and center Weston Richburg returned to action after missing two games and one game, respectively, the former with a concussion and the latter with a sprained ankle.

*Craig Dahl started at strong safety in place of Brandon Meriweather, who missed his first game of the season with a knee injury. It was the 44th career start for the nine-year veteran, and first since Dec. 28, 2014, when he started at free safety for the San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona. Dahl had last started for the Giants on Dec. 16, 2007 vs. Washington.

*Dahl and Cullen Jenkins were the Giants' game captains, along with season-long captains Manning and Zak DeOssie. Jenkins has been a captain for all but one game this season.

*Trevin Wade started as the third cornerback because the Giants opened the game in a nickel defense. It was Wade's second start of the season; he also started at Philadelphia on Oct. 19.

*Mark Herzlich played strongside linebacker in the regular defense for Devon Kennard, who was inactive with hamstring and foot injuries. Herzlich was also used as an extra tight end on third-and-goal in the second quarter, but Andre Williams lost a yard on a run up the middle.

**>> GIANTS.COM POSTGAME ANALYSIS***Coughlin threw his red challenge flag for just the second time this season. With 4:48 remaining in the second quarter, Ryan Fitzpatrick completed a pass to Bilal Powell for a gain of 16 yards to the Giants' 20 before he stepped out of bounds. Coughlin challenged the spot where the official said Powell's foot had touched the sideline. After review, referee John Hussey upheld the call on the field.  Coughlin is 1-1 this season, 43-49 with the Giants, 52-56 in his career on replay challenges.  

*Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 36 of 59 passes for 390 yards and two touchdowns. The 36 completions matched the season-high for a Giants opponent set by Dallas' Tony Romo on Sept. 13.

*Brandon Marshall (12 catches for 131 yards and a touchdown) and Eric Decker (eight receptions for 101 yards) became the second pair of Giants opponents this season with more than 100 receiving yards in the same game. On Nov. 1, New Orleans' Ben Watson (9-147-1) and Colston (8-114-1) did it.

*Marshall's 12 receptions is the second-highest total by a Giants opponent this season; Atlanta's Julio Jones had 13 on Sept. 20.

*The Giants' inactive players were linebacker Devon Kennard (hamstring/foot), safety Brandon Meriweather (knee), tight end Larry Donnell (neck), tackle Marshall Newhouse (back), defensive end George Selvie, wide receiver Geremy Davis and offensive lineman Emmett Cleary.

Photos from the Giants Week 13 matchup against the Jets

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