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Giants vs. Eagles: Postgame notes and stats

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Notes and statistics from the Giants' 34-17 season-ending loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in MetLife Stadium:

*The Giants' two-game winning streak ended. They finished the season with a 4-12 record and in third place in the NFC East.

*The Giants' were 2-6 in home games in MetLife Stadium for the third consecutive season. They also lost there as visitors to the Jets.

*The Giants were 2-4 in NFC East games, beating Washington twice and losing all four games vs. Dallas and Philadelphia.

*The Giants have lost seven consecutive games to the Eagles.

*The Giants trailed at halftime, 10-3. It was the first time they did not score a first-half touchdown since Dec. 16, 2018, when they trailed the Tennessee Titans, 7-0, on their way to a 17-0 loss.

*The teams were tied after three quarters, 17-17. It was time the first time the Giants were tied entering the fourth quarter since Nov. 12, 2018, at San Francisco, where the score was 20-20 and the Giants went on to win, 27-23.

*The Giants did not force a turnover for the second week in a row (also in their 41-35 overtime victory in Washington). It was the second time this season they had no takeaways in back-to-back games. It also happened vs Dallas and Buffalo on Sept. 8 and 15.

*The Giants did not intercept a pass in any of the final five games, their longest such streak since Nov. 29-Dec. 27, 2015.

Daniel Jones finishes as rookie TD leader

*Quarterback Daniel Jones threw a career high 47 passes and tied another with 28 completions (the third time he hit that total, including last week). Jones threw for 301 yards, one touchdown and one interception for a passer rating of 76.6.

*The 300-yard game was the second in a row and fifth of the season for Jones. This was the first game in which he was intercepted while throwing for 300 yards.

*Jones led all rookie quarterbacks with 24 touchdown passes this season, the fourth-most by a rookie quarterback in a single season in NFL history. Only Baker Mayfield (27 in 2018), Peyton Manning (26 in 1998) and Russell Wilson (26 in 2012) had more.

*Jones joined Arizona's Kyler Murray and Jacksonville's Gardner Minshew as rookie quarterbacks who passed for at least 20 touchdowns this year. The 2019 season was the second in NFL history in which at least three rookie quarterbacks threw at least 20 touchdown passes. In 2012, Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III comprised the trio.

*Jones threw a touchdown pass in each of his last 12 games – all starts - the longest streak by a Giants quarterback since Eli Manning threw for a score in 12 straight games in 2008. The Giants' record is 15 consecutive games from 1962-64 by Y.A. Tittle.

*Jones was intercepted by Eagles cornerback Sidney Jones with 3:09 remaining in the fourth quarter, ending his streak of 88 consecutive passes without throwing a pick.

*Jones had three rushing attempts for 26 yards to increase his season total to 289 yards. That is the third-highest total by a Giants quarterback in the Super Bowl era, surpassed only by Fran Tarkenton in 1967 and '68 (306 and 301 yards, respectively). Jones passed Jeff Hostetler, who ran for 273 yards in 1991.

Saquon Barkley first Giants RB with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons

*Saquon Barkley rushed for 92 yards on 17 carries, including a 68-yard touchdown that tied the score, 17-17, in the third quarter. The output increased his season total to 1,003 yards. He is the first player in Giants history to rush for at least 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons and the first with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons since Brandon Jacobs in 2007-08.

*Barkley has four rushing touchdowns of at least 65 yards since he debuted last season, the most in the NFL in that span. Tennessee's Derrick Henry is second with three (and he had a 53-yard score on Sunday).

*Barkley had a 67-yard touchdown run last week in Washington. He is the first Giants player with touchdown runs of at least 65 yards in consecutive games. Henry accomplished the feat on Nov. 10 and 24 this year.

*The touchdown was Barkley's ninth run of at least 50 yards since he debuted in 2018, which is four more than anyone else over that span.

*Barkley also caught three passes for 25 yards to finish with 117 yards from scrimmage. It was his 20th game with at least 100 scrimmage yards, which tied him with Clinton Portis for the fourth-most of any player in his first two seasons. Edgerrin James had 27, Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson had 26 and Billy Sims had 21.

Quick Hits

*Rookie tight end Kaden Smith led the Giants with career-high totals of eight receptions for 98 yards. Wide receivers Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard each had five catches. Tate caught a 20-yard touchdown pass.

*Nick Gates started his third game of the season and second at right tackle in place of Mike Remmers, who did not play because of a concussion suffered last week in Washington.

*Leonard Williams and David Mayo split a 10-yard sack of Carson Wentz in the second quarter. It was Williams' first sack since Dec. 30, 2018, when he played for the Jets at New England.

*Antonio Hamilton started at left cornerback, his second start of the season and in his four-year career. He started at the same position in the season opener in Dallas.

*Alec Ogletree returned to the starting lineup after missing last week's game in Washington because of back and foot issues. He had five tackles (two solo).

*Safety Michael Thomas didn't start but led the Giants with 12 tackles (11 solo). Rookie safety Julian Love had eight tackles (seven solo).

*Defensive back Rashaan Gaulden made his Giants debut.

*Philadelphia first-year running back Boston Scott scored on second-half touchdown runs of seven, two and two yards. He joined Arizona's Chase Edmonds as backs who ran for three scores against the Giants this season.

*The Giants' inactive players were tackle Mike Remmers (concussion), cornerback Sam Beal (shoulder), running back Wayne Gallman, wide receivers David Sills, offensive lineman Chad Slade, defensive tackle Chris Slayton and quarterback Alex Tanney.

*The Giants' 2020 opponents are set. Next season, the NFC East will face the NFC West and the AFC North. By virtue of their third-place finish, the Giants will host the corresponding team in the NFC South and visit the third-place team in the NFC North.

In addition to their home-and-home meetings with division rivals Dallas, Philadelphia and Washington, the Giants will host the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers. They will play road games against the Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals.

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