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Giants vs. Jaguars: Postgame notes and stats

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Notes and statistics from the Giants' 20-15 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars:

• The Giants lost their opener for the second consecutive season and the seventh time in the last eight years. They are 50-39-5 in season-opening games.

• This was the Giants' first Kickoff Weekend home game since they lost to the Dallas Cowboys in 2012. They are 17-13 in season-opening home games and 50-41-3 in home openers, including 3-6 in MetLife Stadium.

• This was the Giants' first season opener against an AFC opponent since 2006, when they lost to the Indianapolis Colts.

• The Giants lost their first game under head coach Pat Shurmur, who is in good company. The franchise's two two-time Super Bowl-winning coaches, Bill Parcells and Tom Coughlin, also lost their Giants' debuts.

• Eli Manning established several milestones on Sunday:

*He set a franchise record by playing in his 217th regular-season game in a Giants uniform. Manning broke a tie with Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan, who played in 216 games from 1993-2007.

*Manning became the fourth player in the 94-season history of the Giants to play 15 years with the team, joining Strahan, Hall of Famer Mel Hein (1931-45), and quarterback Phil Simms (1979-93).

*Manning became the fifth quarterback in history to start at least 14 consecutive season openers with one team:

Tom Brady (14 with New England from 2002-2015)

Brett Favre (15 with Green Bay from 1993-2007)

John Elway (16 with Denver from 1983-1998)

Dan Marino (16 with Miami from 1984-1999)

• Manning completed 23 of 37 passes for 224 yards, no touchdowns and one interception, which was tipped at the line of scrimmage and returned 32 yards for a touchdown by linebacker Myles Jack.

• First-round draft choice Saquon Barkley's debut was a memorable one. He carried the ball 18 times for 106 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

• According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Barkley is the first Giants back to run for at least 100 yards in his NFL debut. His 68-yard run was the longest by a Giants player in his first game. It was the longest run by a Giants rookie since Ahmad Bradshaw's 88-yard scamper in Buffalo on Dec. 23, 2007. And it was the longest run by a player in his NFL debut since Sept. 11, 2016, when Oakland's Jalen Richards scored on a 75-yarder at New Orleans.

• Barkley's 106 yards were the most by a Giants rookie since Dec. 21, 2014, when Andre Williams ran for 110 yards in St. Louis. It was the first 100-yard rushing game by a Giants rookie since Paul Perkins ran for 102 yards at Washington on Jan. 1, 2017.

• The 68-yard score was the Giants' longest touchdown run since…their last game. Orleans Darkwa scored on a 75-yard run in the 2017 season finale vs. Washington.

• Barkley was the first Giants rookie running back to start a season-opening game since Sean Bennett in 1999 (not counting fullback Shane Smith last year; Smith had no rushing attempts in 2017).

• Odell Beckham, Jr. had game-high totals of 11 catches and 111 yards in returning to the field for the first time in 11 months and one day, when he fractured his ankle vs. the Chargers.

• It was Beckham's eighth game with at least 10 receptions, extending his own Giants record. Jeremy Shockey had six double-digit catch games.

• This was Beckham's first 100-yard receiving game since Dec. 22, 2016, when he had 150 yards at Philadelphia. Beckham now has 20 games with at least 100 yards. The team record is 22, held by Amani Toomer.

• Beckham had the Giants' first 10-catch and 100-yard receiving games since Dec. 17, 2017, when Sterling Shepard had 139 yards on 11 catches vs. Philadelphia.

• Beckham's second reception of the game was the 315th of his career, which set an NFL record for most catches in the first 50 games of a career – Beckham did it in just 48 games. The previous record of 314 was set by Anquan Boldin.

• This was the first game in which the Giants had both a 100-yard rusher and 100-yard receiver since Dec. 21, 2014 at St. Louis, where Williams ran for 110 yards, Beckham gained 148 yards on eight catches, and Reuben Randle had 132 yards on six receptions.

• Jack's interception return was the first defensive touchdown by a Giants opponent since Dec. 24, 2017, when Arizona's Robert Nkemdiche scored on a 21-yard fumble return, and was the first interception returned for a score against the Giants since Dec. 22, 2016, when Malcolm Jenkins of Philadelphia picked off Manning and ran it back 34 yards to the end zone.

• Will Hernandez, the Giants' second-round draft choice this year, started at left guard. He was the first Giants rookie to start on the offensive line in a season opener since Ereck Flowers in 2015 and the first rookie to start at guard in an opener since Weston Richburg in 2014.

• Cornerback Janoris Jenkins came up with the Giants' first interception of the season when he picked off Blake Bortles in the first quarter. Jenkins also tied linebacker Alec Ogletree for the team lead with seven tackles. He had five solo stops, Ogletree had three.

• Kerry Wynn and Kareem Martin split the Giants' only sack.

• The following players made their NFL debuts: Saquon Barkley, Will Hernandez, B.J. Hill, Lorenzo Carter and Sean Chandler. Barkley and Hernandez started.

• The following veterans made their Giants' debuts: Nate Solder, Patrick Omameh, Jonathan Stewart, Cody Latimer, Alec Ogletree, Connor Barwin, Kareem Martin, Curtis Riley, B.W. Webb, Michael Thomas, Kaelin Clay, Scott Simonson, Nate Stupar, Antonio Hamilton, Russell Shepard, Mario Edwards, Jr., John Jenkins and Riley Dixon. Solder, Omameh, Ogletree, Barwin and Riley started. Latimer was the kickoff returner, Clay the punt returner, and Dixon the punter.

• The Giants' inactive players were linebackers Olivier Vernon (ankle) and Tae Davis (hamstring), quarterback Kyle Lauletta, offensive linemen Spencer Pulley and Evan Brown, and defensive backs Mike Jordan and Kamrin Moore.

• The Jaguars lead the all-time series, 4-3. This was the first of the seven games that was won by the road team.