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Giants vs. Eagles: Postgame Notes and Stats

PHILADELPHIA – Notes and statistics from the Giants’ 25-22 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Lincoln Financial Field.

*The Giants fell to 3-8 as their two-game winning streak was snapped. Philadelphia improved to 5-6.

*The Giants fell to 0-4 in the NFC East, including 0-2 in division road games. This is the second season in a row the Giants lost their first four games vs. NFC East opponents.

*The Giants, who also lost to the Eagles on Oct. 11, 34-13, have lost five in a row, nine of the last 10 and 18 of their last 22 games (including one playoff game) vs. Philadelphia.

*The Giants have lost five consecutive games in Lincoln Financial Field, the last three by a combined 11 points. This was their second three-point loss there in as many years.

*The Eagles have tied the all-time regular-season series at 83-83-2.

*The Giants have lost seven consecutive regular-season games to defending Super Bowl champions, including two to the Eagles this season. They last won a regular-season game against a reigning titlist in 1998, when they defeated the Denver Broncos, 20-16. They are 7-23 against defending Super Bowl champions.

*The Giants led in the second quarter, 19-3. The 16-point lead was their largest in a game they eventually lost since Nov. 30, 2014, when a 21-0 advantage ended in a 25-24 defeat.

*The Giants scored a touchdown on their first offensive possession on Eli Manning’s 13-yard pass to Saquon Barkley. It was the second game in a row and fourth time this season they scored a touchdown on their first offensive series. Barkley scored three of the four touchdowns, on a 15-yard run at Houston on Sept. 23, a six-yard reception last week, and the scoring catch on Sunday.

The Giants have scored touchdowns on their opening possessions in consecutive games for the second time this season. They did it in the victory against the Texans and the following week vs. New Orleans, on Manning’s two-yard pass to Sterling Shepard.

*The Eagles momentarily matched the Giants with their own first-possession touchdown, but rookie Josh Adams’ 52-yard run was nullified by Jason Kelce’s holding penalty. Philadelphia eventually punted.

*The Giants held both the Buccaneers and Eagles scoreless in the first quarter, the first time they’ve done that in consecutive games since Nov. 19 and 23, 2017, against Kansas City and Washington.

*The Giants led at halftime, 19-11. Ironically, 30 points were also scored in the first Giants-Eagles game last month. But the Eagles led that game after two quarters, 24-6.

*The Giants gained 346 yards in the first half, their highest total in any half since they gained 353 yards in the first half at Houston on Dec. 8, 1985. But after finishing the first half with 19 points, 15 first downs and 346 yards, the Giants’ second-half output was three points, three first downs and 56 yards.

*The Giants’ three second-half points was their lowest total since the 2017 season finale, when they were held to a field goal in an 18-10 victory against Washington.

*The Giants finished with 402 yards, the fourth time this season they exceeded 400 yards.

*The Giants did not force a turnover for the fourth time this season (also at Dallas, vs. New Orleans, and the first Philadelphia game). They are 0-4 this season and have lost their last nine games in which they did not have a takeaway.

*The Giants tied their season high with 11 accepted penalties, for 91 yards.

*Eli Manning started his 225th regular-season game to become just the fifth quarterback in NFL history to start at least 225 games for one franchise. The others are John Elway (Denver), Brett Favre (Green Bay), Dan Marino (Miami), and Tom Brady (New England)

*Manning completed 26 of 37 passes for 297 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Safety Malcolm Jenkins picked him on the final play of the first half, ending his streak of passes without throwing an interception at 99.

*Barkley rushed for 101 yards on 13 carries, including a 51-yard touchdown, and caught a team-high seven passes for 41 yards, including the 13-yard score on the game’s first series.

*In the victory last week vs. Tampa Bay, Barkley scored touchdowns on five and two-yard runs and a six-yard catch. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is the first Giants player to score on both a run and a reception in back-to-back games since Elvin (Kink) Richards on Dec. 3 and 10, 1933 vs. Pittsburgh and…at Philadelphia. The last Giants player to have multiple games with running and receiving touchdowns in the same season was Ron Johnson in 1973. Cleveland’s Nick Chubb has also scored rushing and receiving touchdowns in Weeks 12 and 13.

*The 100-yard rushing games was Barkley’s fourth of the season, a record for a Giants rookie. He had been tied with Eddie Price, who ran for more than 100 yards in three games in 1950.

*Barkley, who ran for a season-high 142 yards last week against the Buccaneers, is the first Giants rookie with back-to-back 100-yard games since Price accomplished the feat in 1950, with 156 yards against the New York Yanks on Dec. 3 and 150 yards at Philadelphia on Dec. 10.

*Barkley increased his season total to 829 rushing yards. That moved him ahead of Ron Dayne (770 yards in 2000) and into second place on the Giants’ single-season rookie list, just one yard shy of the record-holder, Hall of Famer Tuffy Leemans, who rushed for 830 yards in 1936.

*Barkley has scored 12 touchdowns, tying the Giants’ rookie record set by Bill Paschal in 1943, and matched by Odell Beckham, Jr. in 2014.

*Barkley’s rushing touchdown was his Giants rookie record eighth of the season. He had been at seven with Brandon Jacobs (2005) and Andre Williams (2014).

*Barkley’s receiving touchdown was his fourth of the season, tying the Giants’ record for a rookie running back set by David Meggett in 1989.

*Barkley increased his yards from scrimmage total to 1,410 (829 rushing, 581 receiving). That is also a Giants rookie record. Beckham had held the mark with 1,340 yards from scrimmage in 2014.

*Beckham finished with five receptions for 85 yards, increasing his season totals to 74 catches and 1,017 yards. He has exceeded 1,000 yards in four of his five season, missing only 2017, when ankle injuries limited him to four games.

*Wayne Gallman tied his season high with 25 rushing yards; he also ran for 25 yards at Houston on Sept. 23.

*Tight end Evan Engram pulled his hamstring in pregame warmups, and did not play. Rhett Ellison, who started at tight end along with Scott Simonson, has four receptions for a career-high 77 yards. His previous high yardage total was 63 yards vs. Washington on Dec 31, 2014.

*Sterling Shepard had four catches for 37 yards, increasing his career total to 2,024 yards.

*Wide receiver Russell Shepard caught a 29-yard pass in the second quarter, his second-longest reception of the season. He had a 40-yard reception at Carolina on Oct. 7.

*Alec Ogletree, Mario Edwards, Jr. and rookie Tae Davis all sacked Carson Wentz (for losses, of eight, seven, and seven yards, respectively). It was Ogletree’s first sack of the season, Edwards’ second, and the first of Davis’ career.

*Safety Landon Collins led the Giants with nine tackles (eight solo).

*Aldrick Rosas kicked field goals of 21, 51, and 29 yards, matching the career high he set last season in Denver and this year vs. Jacksonville and at Carolina. Rosas also kicked an extra point to raise his season point total to 87. He scored 74 points in his 2017 debut season.

*The 51-yarder was Rosas’ third field goal this season of 50 or more yards this season (in four attempts). That matches the total of long field goals he had in 2017, which is one shy of the team single-season record for 50+ yard field goals in a season (four by Josh Brown in 2014).

*The Giants tried a two-point conversion following their first touchdown, after a Philadelphia penalty for too many men on the field moved the ball to the one-yard line. But Manning’s pass to Eli Penny fell incomplete.

*Punt returner Quadree Henderson suffered a broken shoulder, so Beckham returned a punt 16 yards in the second half.

*The Giants’ inactives were defensive linemen Kerry Wynn (concussion) and John Jenkins, quarterback Kyle Lauletta, wide receiver Jawill Davis, defensive backs Kamrin Moore and Tony Lippett, and offensive lineman Evan Brown.

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