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Giants vs. Eagles: Postgame notes and stats

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Notes and statistics from the Giants' 34-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles:

*The Giants lost their third consecutive game and fell to 1-5 for the second year in a row. They are 0-3 at home and 0-2 in NFC East games.

*The 21-point margin was the largest in a Giants defeat since they lost last Dec. 24 in Arizona, 23-0.

*The Giants are 7-22 in regular-season games against defending Super Bowl champions (plus 3-0 in the postseason). This was their first game vs. the reigning titlists since Nov. 15, 2015, when they lost to New England. They last beat the defending champions in a 2011 NFC Divisional Playoff Game, when they topped the Packers in Green Bay. Their last regular-season win against the champions was against Denver in 1998.

*The Giants fell to 4-5 in Thursday night games since 2008, including 2-1 at home.

*The Giants are 0-3 in their white color rush uniforms.

*The Giants have allowed at least 33 points in each of the last three games, losses to New Orleans, Carolina, and Philadelphia. That last happened in the final three games of the 2015 season, when they lost to Carolina, Minnesota and Philadelphia.

*The Giants trailed at halftime, 24-6. It was their largest halftime deficit since Oct. 12, 2014, when they trailed the Eagles in Philadelphia, 20-0. The Eagles' first-half point total was the largest by a Giants opponent since the Los Angeles Rams scored 27 on Nov. 5, 2017.

*The Giants committed a turnover on their first offensive possession when Eli Manning's pass to tight end Scott Simonson was tipped by Jordan Hicks and intercepted by another linebacker, Kamu Grugier-Hill, who returned the ball 24 yards to the Giants' 16-yard line. It was the Giants' first opening-possession turnover since Nov. 19, 2017 against Kansas City, when running back Shane Vereen's pass was intercepted by Daniel Sorenson. Manning had last thrown a first-series interception on Nov. 29, 2015, when he was picked off by Perry Riley on a pass tipped by Vereen at Washington.

*Grugier-Hill's interception led to Carson Wentz's 13-yard touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffrey just 1:45 into the game. The Eagles are the second Giants opponents to score a first-possession touchdown. On Sept. 16 in Dallas, the Cowboys scored early on Dak Prescott's 64-yard pass to Tavon Austin 1:34 into the game.

*The Eagles led at the end of the first quarter, 14-3. It was the most points allowed by the Giants in an opening period since Dec. 22, 2016, when they trailed by the same score at Philadelphia.

*Saquon Barkley was the star of the game for the Giants. He rushed for 130 yards on 13 carries, including a 50-yard run for the Giants' only touchdown, and caught nine passes for 99 yards. Barkley fell one receiving yard short of becoming the first player in Giants history with at least l00 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards in the same game.

*Barkley's 229 yards from scrimmage is the seventh-highest total in Giants history. Tiki Barber holds the record with 276 yards (203 rushing, 73 receiving) on Dec. 28, 2002, also in a home game vs. the Eagles.

*Barkley became the second player in NFL history to begin a career with at least six consecutive games with 100 or more scrimmage yards. The only other to accomplish the feat was Kansas City's Kareem Hunt last year:

Table inside Article
PlayerTeamSeasonSix Game Yardage TotalConsecutive Games with 100+ scrimmage yards
Kareem HuntKansas City20178857
Saquon BarkleyGiants20188126

*Barkley's nine receptions increased his season total to 40. That is a Giants record for a rookie running back. The former mark of 37 was set by Bobby Duhon in 1968. Barkley needed just six games to break the record. Barkley is on pace to finish with 106 catches. The NFL rookie running back record is 88, set by New Orleans' Reggie Bush in 2006.

*In the second quarter, Barkley took a short Manning pass and turned it into a 55-yard gain. It was his second-longest reception of the week; on Sunday at Carolina, he scored on a 57-yard reception on a pass thrown by Odell Beckham, Jr. The 55-yarder was Manning's longest completion to a running back since Oct. 3, 2016, when Paul Perkins's catch-and-run gained 67 yards at Minnesota. Perkins, like Barkley, was a rookie.

*Barkley is the first Giants player with a 50-yard run and a 50-yard reception in the same game since Oct. 10, 2004, when Barber had a 58-yard run and a 55-yard reception in a victory in Dallas.

*Barkley became just the second Giants rookie running back in the Super Bowl era to rush for at least 100 yards vs. the Eagles. Barber ran for 114 yards in Philadelphia on Dec. 7, 1997.

*Aldrick Rosas kicked field goals of 33 and 21 yards in the first half. But he was later short on a 52-yard attempt, ending his streak of consecutive successful field goal attempts to start the season at 13.

*Linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong suffered a concussion on the second half kickoff. Nate Stupar, who played one snap on defense in the first five games, played linebacker extensively.

*The Giants' inactive players were tight ends Evan Engram (knee) and Rhett Ellison (foot), wide receiver Russell Shepard (neck), defensive tackle John Jenkins, offensive lineman Evan Brown, defensive back Kamrin Moore, and quarterback Kyle Lauletta.

Engram missed his third consecutive game because of the injury he suffered at Houston on Sept. 23. Ellison was not in uniform for the first time in his two seasons with the Giants and the first time since Oct. 9, 2016, when he played for the Minnesota Vikings. Shepard missed his first game since Dec. 24, 2017, when he played for Carolina.

Without Engram and Ellison, the Giants' tight ends were Simonson and rookie free agent Garrett Dickerson.

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