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Giants Postgame Notes & Stats


Notes and statistics from the Giants' 17-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in MetLife Stadium.

*The Giants lost their second game in a row and fell to 6-4 and into a tie for first place in the NFC East with the Dallas Cowboys.

*The Giants and Eagles split their season series for the third time in the last six seasons. In each of those three years, the visiting team won every game.

*The 10 points was the Giants' lowest total since a 29-10 loss to Tennessee on Sept. 26, 2010. The Titans were then quarterbacked by Vince Young, who started for the Eagles on Sunday.

*The Giants' 278 total yards was their lowest total since their last Sunday night game vs. the Eagles, on the same weekend last year. They gained 208 yards in Philadelphia on Nov. 21, 2010.

*The Giants' 29 rushing yards was their lowest total in exactly five years. On Nov. 20, 2006, they rushed for 25 yards in a loss at Jacksonville.

*The Giants' 12 first downs was their lowest total since they had 11 at Minnesota on Jan. 3, 2010.

*The Giants' time of possession of 23:42 was their second-lowest of the season. They owned the ball for 22:09 in their 29-16 victory in Philadelphia on Sept. 25.

*The Eagles scored their game-winning touchdown on an 18-play, 80-yard drive that took 8:51 to complete in the fourth quarter. It was the highest number of plays the Giants allowed on one possession since Nov. 22, 2009, when the Atlanta Falcons had an 18-play field goal drive. It was the third-longest drive in terms of time allowed by the Giants this season. The Arizona Cardinals had a field goal drive that took 9:02 on Oct. 2 and the Eagles had one that was completed in 8:52 in the teams' first meeting.

*The Giants trailed at halftime, 10-3, the third consecutive game they did not score a touchdown in the first half. That last happened from Nov. 14-28, 2010 vs. Dallas, Philadelphia and Jacksonville.

*The halftime score remained the same at the end of the third quarter. It was the first time the Giants did not score a touchdown in the first three quarters since last year against the Jaguars, when they turned a 17-9 deficit entering the fourth quarter into a 24-20 victory.

*The three points was the Giants' lowest total after three quarters since Jan. 3, 2010, when they trailed the Vikings in Minnesota, 44-0.

*Tom Coughlin became the 19th head coach in NFL history to coach 250 regular season games. He is 139-111, including 71-51 with the Giants.

*Eli Manning completed 18 of 35 passes for 264 yards, one touchdown and one interception. The touchdown pass to Victor Cruz early in the fourth quarter was the 174th of his career. That broke a tie with Charlie Conerly and moved Manning into second place on the Giants' career list. Phil Simms is first with 199 touchdown passes.

*Cruz led the Giants with six receptions for 128 yards, including a 47-yarder. He became the first Giant with 100 receiving yards in a game since … Victor Cruz, with 161 vs. Seattle on Oct. 9. It was Cruz's third 100-game of the season and second against the Eagles.

*Running back Ahmad Bradshaw missed his third consecutive game because of a broken bone in his foot. In his absence, Brandon Jacobs led the Giants with just 21 yards on 12 carries.

*Jason Pierre-Paul sacked Young for a three-yard loss and now has 10.5 sacks this season.

*Rookie Mark Herzlich saw his first career action on defense as the starter at middle linebacker. He had four tackles (two solo). Two other rookie backers also played extensively – Jacquian Williams had four solo tackles and Spencer Paysinger had three.

*Kenny Phillips, Aaron Ross and Prince Amukamara all intercepted Young passes. The Giants had three picks in each game vs. Philadelphia this season. In September, they intercepted Michael Vick once and Mike Kafka twice. Ross had two of those picks and Phillips one.

On Sunday, Phillips picked up his second interception of the season in the second quarter on a Young pass intended for Clay Harbor.

*Ross tied Corey Webster for the team lead with his fourth interception of the season, a career-high, in the end zone on a pass intended for Riley Cooper. He had three picks in both 2007, his rookie season, and 2008 – and none in 2009 and 2010.

*Amukamara, the Giants' first-round draft choice, had a memorable NFL debut. On his second NFL play, Amukamara intercepted a long Young pass intended for DeSean Jackson. He had made his NFL debut on the game's fourth play as a substitute defensive back. Amukamara finished with five solo tackles. He was inactive for the first nine games because of a broken foot he suffered on Aug. 6.

*Lawrence Tynes kicked a season-long 48-yard field goal as time expired in the second quarter. His previous long was a 30-yarder at Arizona on Oct. 2.

*LeSean McCoy rushed for 113 yards on 23 carries and – thanks to a 60-yard run with about a minute left – to become the fourth back to run for more than 100 yards vs. the Giants this season – and the first to do it twice. He rushed for 128 yards in the Giants victory in Philadelphia.

*Running back D.J. Ware left the game with a concussion. Safety Derrick Martin suffered a hamstring injury and did not return. Cornerback Michael Coe (shoulder) and tight end Jake Ballard (elbow) were also injured. Right guard Chris Snee spent the early part of the third quarter in the training room getting an IV and was briefly replaced by Kevin Boothe.

*Philadelphia Coach Andy Reid successfully challenged a call on the field and nullified what had been an interception for Webster. With 2:34 remaining in the second quarter. Vince Young threw a pass down the middle to DeSean Jackson that was ruled an interception by Webster. Reid challenged the ruling, saying the ball hit the ground before Webster secured it. After review, referee Mike Carey overturned the call on the field and the play was changed to an incomplete pass. Opposing coaches are 2-2 this season and 21-31 since the start of the 2004 season on replay challenges.

*The Giants are 15-21-1 on Sunday nights, including 7-11 at home. They have one more Sunday night game scheduled, Dec. 11 at Dallas.

*The Giants' inactive players were Bradshaw and linebacker Michael Boley (hamstring), fullback Henry Hynoski, wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan, defensive tackle Dwayne Hendricks and offensive linemen Mitch Petrus and James Brewer.

Boley's absence ended a streak of 33 consecutive games played, which had been the third-longest on the team behind Manning (113) and Zak DeOssie (74).

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