Giants vs. 49ers: Postgame stats and notes

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Notes and statistics from the Giants’ 27-23 victory against the San Francisco 49ers in Levi’s Stadium:

*The Giants broke a five-game losing streak and improved to 2-7, including 2-3 on the road. The two road victories exceeds their total for the entire 2017 season.

*The Giants trailed at halftime, 13-10. It was an NFL-high eighth time they were behind after two quarters. They had lost the first seven games in which they trailed at the half.

*The victory broke two long streaks. The Giants had lost their previous 17 regular-season games in which they trailed at halftime. Their previous victory in a game in which they were behind after two quarters was on Dec. 11, 2016 when they trailed Dallas, 7-0, but went on to win, 10-7.

In addition, the Giants had lost 28 consecutive road games in which they trailed entering the third quarter. They had last won such a game on Dec. 11, 2011 in Dallas where they rallied from a 17-15 deficit to win, 37-34.

*The score was tied after three quarters, 20-20. It was the first three-quarter tie in a Giants game since Dec. 10, 2017, when a 10-10 deadlock with Dallas ended with a 30-10 defeat. This was the Giants’ first victory in a game that was tied entering the fourth quarter since Oct. 23, 2016 when they were tied with the Rams in London, 10-10, before winning, 17-10.

*The Giants improved to 25-39-1 on Monday nights, including 16-29-1 as visitors.

*The Giants are 12-18 in games following a regular-season bye.

*The Giants were outgained, 374-277. It was their second-lowest yardage total of the season; they gained 255 yards at Dallas on Sept. 16.

*The Giants rushed for 97 yards. It was the sixth time this season they ran for less than 100 yards and this was the first of those games they won.

*The Giants did not commit a turnover for the third time this season. They are 2-1 in those games, winning in Houston and San Francisco and losing in Atlanta.

*The Giants, who entered the game 31st in the NFL in red zone efficiency (10 touchdowns in 25 trips inside the 20, a 40 percent success rate), scored all 27 of their points from the red zone on Monday night – three touchdowns and two field goals.

*The Giants scored the game-winning points on a three-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Sterling Shepard with 53 seconds remaining in the game. It was the 36th time Manning has rallied the Giants from a fourth-quarter deficit or tie to victory (including overtime) in a regular-season game. That is the fourth-highest total among active quarterbacks, behind Drew Brees (45), Tom Brady (44) and Ben Roethlisberger (40). It was the Giants’ first such victory since Nov. 19, 2017, a 12-9 overtime triumph over Kansas City.

*Manning completed 19 of 31 passes for 188 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions for a passer rating of 110.7.

*The three touchdown passes – two to Odell Beckham, Jr. and one to Shepard – increased his career total to 350. He is the seventh quarterback in NFL history to throw at least 350 touchdown passes.

*The 19 completions and 188 yards were both season-lows for Manning. The previous low totals were 22 completions at Carolina on Oct. 7 and 224 yards vs. Jacksonville on Sept. 9. It was Manning’s lowest passing yardage total since he threw for 132 yards in the 2017 season finale against Washington.

*Manning was sacked only once, tying the season low set at Carolina.

*Manning did not throw an interception for the fifth time in nine games this season.

*Saquon Barkley led the Giants with 20 carries for 67 yards and caught four passes for 33 yards –an even 100 yards from scrimmage. It was the eighth time in nine games Barkley had at least 100 scrimmage yards.

*Beckham caught four passes for 73 yards. The two touchdowns doubled his total in the season’s first eight games and increased his career total to 42.

*This was the 11th game in his career in which scored at least two touchdowns, and the first since Sept. 24, 2017 in Philadelphia.

*Beckham was the second Giants player to score two touchdowns in a game this season. Barkley scored on receptions of 57 and 15 yards (the former thrown by Beckham) at Carolina on Oct. 7.

*Shepard had season-low totals of two catches for nine yards. But in addition to scoring the deciding touchdown – his third score of the season – he had the game’s longest run, a 27-yarder that was also the longest of his eight career attempts. His previous long run was a 22-yarder on Nov. 27, 2016 in Cleveland.

*Wide receiver Corey Coleman recorded his first reception for the team (an 11-yarder) and the first three kickoff returns of his career for 92 yards. The catch was Coleman’s first since Dec. 31, 2017 when he played for Cleveland against Pittsburgh.

*Coleman’s 51-yard kickoff return was the longest by a Giants player since Oct. 25, 2015 when Dwayne Harris scored on a 101-yard runback.

*Running back Eli Penny caught two passes for 12 yards, his first receptions in his five games with the Giants, and his first since Dec. 24, 2017 when he had two catches for 14 yards for the Arizona Cardinals – against the Giants.

*Coleman and Penny became the 90th and 91st different receivers to catch a regular-season pass from Manning.

*Linebacker B.J. Goodson got his first two career interceptions, picking off Nick Mullens’ throws in the first and fourth quarters. His first interception set up the Giants’ first score, Manning’s 10-yard touchdown pass to Beckham.

*Goodson was the first Giants defender with two interceptions in a game since linebacker Kelvin Sheppard last Dec. 31 vs. Washington.

*Guard Jamon Brown started and played the entire game at right guard in his Giants’ debut. He was claimed off waivers on Oct. 31, one day after being released by the Los Angeles Rams. Brown is the Giants’ third starting right guard this season, joining Patrick Omameh, who was released on Saturday, and John Greco.

*The Giants’ defense did not register a sack for the second game in a row and third time this season.

*Aldrick Rosas kicked field goals of 20 and 31 yards and has succeeded on 19 of 20 attempts this season.

*San Francisco’s Matt Breida rushed for 101 yards on 17 carries to join New Orleans’ Alvin Kamara and Washington’s Adrian Peterson as backs who exceeded the century mark vs. the Giants this season.

*Breida scored on a three-yard run and an 11-yard reception to become the second opponent in as many games to score on a rush and a catch vs. the Giants. On Oct. 28, Peterson scored on a seven-yard reception and 64-yard run.

*Former Giant Robbie Gould kicked a 53-yard field goal for the 49ers’ first points on their opening possession. It was the sixth field goal this season of 50 or more yards by Giants opponents, which ties the single-season record for long three-pointers vs. the Giants, set in 2015. It also ties the Giants with the Miami Dolphins for the most 50+ yard field goals allowed by a team this season.

*The Giants’ inactive players were quarterback Kyle Lauletta, wide receiver Jawill Davis, defensive linemen John Jenkins and RJ McIntosh, defensive backs Kamrin Moore and Tony Lippett, and offensive lineman Evan Brown.

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