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Giants offense gets job done; Postgame Notes & Stats


Postgame notes and stats from the Giants' Week 15 matchup with the Lions:

Notes and statistics from the Giants' 17-6 victory against the Detroit Lions in MetLife Stadium:

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*The Giants won for the eighth time in nine games and improved to 10-4. It is their first season with double-digit victories since 2010, when they finished 10-6 – and did not make the playoffs. The Giants will conclude their season with games in Philadelphia and Washington.

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*The Giants finished 7-1 at home, their best record in the 7-year history of MetLife Stadium (previous best: 6-2 in 2012) and their best home record since they were 7-1 in Giants Stadium in 2008.

*This was the first Giants home game this season decided by more than six points.

*The Giants cannot clinch a postseason berth this weekend because Green Bay defeated Chicago.

Including their 10-7 victory vs. Dallas last week, the Giants have won consecutive games in which they allowed no more than seven points in either game for the first time since Oct. 21 and 27, 2013, when they defeated Minnesota, 23-7, and Philadelphia, 15-7.The Giants did not allow an offensive touchdown for the first time since a 36-7 victory at Tennessee on Dec. 7, 2014 (the Titans scored on an interception return) and no touchdowns for the first time since a 20-6 victory against Washington on Dec., 29, 2013 (the Redskins got two field goals from Kai Forbath).

*The Giants have won consecutive games in which they scored no more than 17 points in either game for the first time since Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 2006, when they defeated Tampa Bay, 17-3, and Houston, 14-10. In 2007, they had consecutive victories in which they scored 13 and 16 points, but they were sandwiched around a loss.

*The Giants finished 2-2 against the NFC North, beating Chicago and Detroit at home, and losing to Green Bay and Minnesota on the road.

*The Giants finished with exactly 300 total yards, after gaining less than 300 yards in each of their previous three games.

*The Giants rushed for 114 yards, their third-highest total of the season, and the sixth time they've exceeded 100 yards on the ground. They are 5-1 in those games.

*The Giants tied their season-high with seven successful third-down conversion attempts (on 15 tries). They were also 7-for-15 in a victory against New Orleans on Sept. 18.

*Detroit rushed for only 56 yards, the second-lowest total by a Giants opponent this season; New Orleans ran for 41 yards.

*The Giants took the opening kickoff and drove 75 yards in 10 plays, the last a 6-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Sterling Shepard. It was the third time this season the Giants scored a first-possession touchdown, and the Giants won each of those games. They also scored early touchdowns in their victories against Cincinnati and Chicago on Nov. 14 and 20.

*First-year head coach Ben McAdoo is the fourth Giants coach to win at least 10 games in his debut season.

Coach                          Season             Record

Allie Sherman 1961                   10-3

Dan Reeves                 1993                   11-5

Jim Fassel                   1997                   10-5-1

Ben McAdoo 2016 10-4 (two games remain)

*Eli Manning completed 20 of 28 passes for 201 yards, touchdowns to Shepard and Odell Beckham, Jr., and no interceptions for a passer rating of 115.3 that was just under his season-best 115.4 that he posted in Cleveland on Nov. 27.

*Manning completed 71.4 percent of his passes, his second-highest percentage of the season. He completed 78 percent of his passes (32 of 41) against New Orleans on Sept. 18.

*Manning completed his first 11 passes, a career-high to start a game. He had previously completed his first 10 passes on two occasions: Nov. 13, 2011 at San Francisco and Oct. 19, 2015 at Philadelphia. The streak ended on a third down throw to Shane Vereen with 2:03 remaining in the second quarter.

*Manning's 20 completions increased his career total to 4,017. He is the seventh quarterback in NFL history with at least 4,000 completions.

*Manning's 28 passes increased his career total to 6,735. That moved him past Drew Bledsoe (6,727) and into eighth place on the NFL's alltime list.

*This was Manning's 100th start in a home game. He is 57-43.

*Rookie Paul Perkins led the Giants with a season-high 56 rushing yards on 11 carries. Rashad Jennings added 38 yards on 18 carries.

*Beckham led the Giants with six receptions for 64 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown with 5:47 remaining. The touchdown was his 10th of the season, and the third time in as many seasons he has double-digit scoring catches.

*Beckham also had a 9-yard run on a reverse, and a spectacular 63-yard punt return touchdown that didn't count because Eric Pinkins was penalized for a block in the back. Beckham also had a punt return touchdown nullified by a penalty in the victory in Cleveland.

*Shepard had four receptions for 56 yards and tight end Will Tye four for 25 yards. Shepard's touchdown was his seventh of the season.

*Victor Cruz caught one pass for 29 yards, and has no more than one reception in each of the last six games in which he's played.

*Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford threw a 67-yard pass in the second quarter to Golden Tate, who was tackled from behind by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie at the Giants' 11-yard line. It was the third-longest play surrendered by the Giants this season. Baltimore's Joe Flacco threw a 72-yard pass to Mike Wallace on Oct. 16, and Cincinnati's Andy Dalton and Tyler Eifert hooked up for a 71-yarder on Nov. 14.

*On the play after Tate's long reception, Zach Zenner took a handoff from Stafford and was seemingly about to score a touchdown when Leon Hall forced a fumble at the 3-yard line. The ball bounced into the end zone, where Olivier Vernon recovered the ball. The fumble recovery was the first of Vernon's career. The forced fumble was Hall's first since Nov. 8, 2010, when he had two playing for Cincinnati against Pittsburgh.

*Rodgers-Cromartie, whose playing time increased after Janoris Jenkins left the game with a back injury in the second quarter, had seven tackles (five solo) and a game-clinching end zone interception of a Stafford pass with 1:58 remaining.

*Landon Collins led the Giants with eight tackles (seven solo), and rookie cornerback Eli Apple had seven stops (four solo).

*Vernon and Johnathan Hankins split the Giants' only sack. The Giants had at least two sacks in their previous eight games.

*Robbie Gould's 47-yard field goal was the longest of the four he has kicked for the Giants.

*McAdoo lost a replay challenge on the final play of the first quarter. On third-and-four from the Giants' 35, Stafford scrambled to his right and threw a low pass to Eric Ebron, who caught the ball for a 5-yard gain and a first down on the right sideline. McAdoo challenged the ruling, saying the pass should have been incomplete because Ebron was out of bounds. After a review, referee Tony Corrente disagreed and announced, "the ruling on the catch has been confirmed." McAdoo is 1-2 this season on replay challenges.

*The Giants' inactive players were defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, quarterback Ryan Nassib, safety Nat Berhe, offensive lineman Will Beatty, defensive tackle Robert Thomas, wide receiver Tavarres King and linebacker Deontae Skinner.

Pierre-Paul missed his second game since undergoing core muscle surgery two weeks ago.

Nassib was inactive for the second time this season (also against Philadelphia on Nov. 6), so Josh Johnson was Manning's backup.

Berhe missed his third straight game, and seventh of the season, with a concussion.

Justin Pugh started at left guard after missing the previous five games with a knee injury.

Linebacker Mark Herzlich returned to action after missing the previous two games with a concussion.

*The Giants' game captains were Janoris Jenkins, Damon Harrison and Dwayne Harris.

*The Giants evened their alltime series with Detroit at 21-21-1.

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