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Giants fall to 0-3; Postgame notes and stats


Postgame notes and stats from the Giants' 27-24 loss to the Eagles:

PHILADELPHIA – Notes and statistics from the Giants' 27-24 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Lincoln Financial Field.

*The Giants fell to 0-3 for the first time since 2013, when they lost their first six games.

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*The Giants, who dropped their season-opener in Dallas, have lost their first two NFC East games for the first time since 2013, and their first two division road games for the first time since 2015.

*The Giants have lost their last four and five of their last six games in Philadelphia, and six of seven overall to the Eagles.

*Rookie Jake Elliott kicked two field goals in the final 51 seconds, including a 61-yarder as time expired that was four yards longer than any field goal previously kicked in a Giants game. It was the first time the Giants lost when the opposition scored on the game's final play since Dec. 12, 2015, when Carolina's Graham Gano kicked a 43-yard field goal to defeat the Giants, 38-35.

*The previous record for longest field goal against the Giants was 57 yards, by Green Bay's Mason Crosby on Nov. 17, 2013 in MetLife Stadium. Last Monday night, Detroit's Matt Prater kicked a 56-yarder, which tied Dallas' Dan Bailey for what is now the third-longest field goal ever against the Giants.

*The Giants' 24 points ended a streak of seven consecutive regular-season games, plus one playoff game, in which they scored no more than 19 points. It was their highest point total since a 27-13 victory at Cleveland last Nov. 27.

*The Giants scored three touchdowns after totaling two in their previous four visits to Philadelphia.

*The Giants scored all 24 of their points in the fourth quarter. It was their highest-scoring fourth quarter since Sept. 16, 2012, when they scored 25 in a 41-34 comeback victory vs. Tampa Bay.

*After trailing entering the fourth quarter, 14-0, the Giants rallied to take leads of 21-14 and 24-21. It was the first time they took a lead in a game after trailing by at least 14 points in the fourth quarter since Nov. 1, 2015 at New Orleans, where they rallied from a 42-28 deficit to take a 49-42 lead – only to lose, as they did Sunday – on a final-play field goal (Kai Forbath's 50-yarder).

*The score at the end of the first quarter was 0-0, the first time neither team scored in the first 15 minutes of a Giants game since last Nov. 27 in Cleveland.

*The Giants trailed at halftime, 7-0. It was the second time in three games they did not score a first-half point.

*The Giants gained 415 yards, their highest total since they had 470 in their game in Lincoln Financial Field last season.

*The Giants' 366 net passing yards was their highest total since they threw for 397 yards in a victory against Baltimore on Oct. 16, 2016.

*The Giants' time of possession of 22:28 was their lowest since Oct. 25, 2015, when they owned the ball for 21:56 in a victory against Dallas.

*Philadelphia ran for 193 yards, the highest rushing total allowed by the Giants since Dec. 27, 2015, when the Vikings gained 215 yards on the ground in Minnesota.

*The Giants are 28-33 in games following a Monday night game, including 10-12 since 2000.

*For the second week in a row, the Giants won the coin toss and chose to play defense to start the game. The Eagles went three-and-out, but the Giants are 3-4 the last two seasons and 6-16 since 2013 when they win the kickoff and defer.

*The Giants lead in the all-time regular-season series with Philadelphia has been cut to 82-79-2.

*Eli Manning completed 35 of 47 passes for 366 yards, three touchdowns (two to Odell Beckham, Jr. and one to Sterling Shepard), and two interceptions. The 35 completions was the third-highest total of his career. He hit 38 passes in his previous visit to Philadelphia, last Dec. 22. Manning's career high is 41 completions, set against San Francisco on Oct. 11, 2015.

*Manning's 35 completions increased his career total to 4,158. That broke a tie with Pro Football Hall of Famer John Elway and moved Manning into sixth place on the NFL's career list.

*Manning threw for at last 300 yards for the 44th time in the regular season. The Giants are 19-25 in those games.

*Manning's 77-yard touchdown pass to Shepard was his longest since an 84-yarder to Beckham at Miami on Dec. 14, 2015. His longest touchdown pass – and completion – in 2016 was a 75-yarder to Beckham against Baltimore on Oct. 16.

*Manning was not sacked for the first time since…last season's game in Philadelphia.

*Beckham started for the first time this season and had a team-high nine receptions, for 79 yards and the two scores (from 10 and four yards out). Beckham now has 301 career receptions in his first 45 games, an NFL record for the fewest number of games needed to reach 300. Anquan Boldin held the old record of 47 games.

*This was the 10th game in which Beckham had at least two touchdown catches, a Giants record. Beckham had been tied at nine with Joe Morrison (1959-72) and Homer Joes (1964-69).

*Shepard caught seven passes for a team and career-high 133 yards. His previous best was 117 yards against New Orleans on Sept. 18, 2016, his second NFL game.

*Brandon Marshall, who caught one pass in each of the first two games, had three catches in the first quarter and finished with eight, for 66 yards.

*Linebacker Keenan Robinson played for the first time this season after missing the first two games with a concussion and led the Giants with 10 tackles (seven solo).

*Defensive end Olivier Vernon sacked Carson Wentz on the game's first play and had five tackles (four solo) before leaving in the second half with an ankle injury.

*Defensive tackle Jay Bromley registered his second career sack, and his first in the United States, an eight-yarder on the first play of Eagles' second series. His previous sack was on Oct. 23, 2016, against the Rams in London.

*Linebacker Devon Kennard sacked Wentz in the second quarter. It was his first sack since Dec. 11, 2016 against Dallas. Kennard has 6.4 sacks in his four-year career, including 4.5 as a rookie.

*Cornerback Janoris Jenkins returned to the starting lineup after missing the Monday night game against Detroit and had three solo tackles and two passes defensed.

*Safety Landon Collins had nine tackles (six solo) and forced a Zach Ertz fumble that was recovered by Eli Apple.

*The Giants' inactive players were linebackers B.J. Goodson (shin) and J.T. Thomas (groin), tackle Bobby Hart (ankle), running back Wayne Gallman, tight end Matt LaCosse, defensive end Avery Moss, and quarterback Davis Webb.

*With Hart sidelined, Justin Pugh started at right tackle and Brett Jones started at left guard. It was Pugh's 32nd career start at right tackle, and first since Jan. 3, 2016 – the 2015 season finale. Jones started for the second time in his career; he stepped in for Pugh at left guard against Cincinnati on Nov. 14, 2016.

*Rookie free agent Calvin Munson started his second game in place of Goodson. He is the first Giants rookie free agent linebacker to start consecutive games since Mark Herzlich on Nov. 20-28, 2011. Munson had three tackles (one solo).

*The Giants game captains were Damon Harrison, John Jerry, and Nat Berhe.

*The Eagles scored their first touchdown on a one-yard run by LaGarrette Blount with 9:29 remaining in the second quarter. The score ended a 90-yard drive in which Philadelphia ran 18 plays and took 9:34 off the clock. It was the longest series vs. the Giants in terms of yards since Jan. 3, 2016 (91 yards by the Eagles in MetLife Stadium), and plays since Nov. 20, 2011 (18 snaps, also by Philadelphia in MetLife), and the longest touchdown drive by time in a regular-season game since Oct. 31 1993, when the Jets scored on a series that lasted 11:15. Dallas had a touchdown drive that consumed 10:28 in the 2007 NFC Divisional Playoff Game, and a field goal drive that took 10:15 off the clock on Sept. 13, 2015.

*Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson lost a replay challenge with 2:19 remaining in the first quarter. After the Eagles downed Donnie Jones' punt, the officials ruled it a touchback. Pederson challenged the call, claiming the ball should be spotted at the one-yard line. After review, referee Jerome Boger announced the ruling on the field stood. Opposing coaches are 1-1 this season and 2-4 in Ben McAdoo's two seasons as Giants coach in replay challenges.

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