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Giants vs. Jets postgame notes & stats

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Notes and statistics from the Giants' 34-27 loss to the Jets in MetLife Stadium:

*The Giants lost their sixth consecutive game and fell to 2-8. The six-game streak is their longest since they lost seven games in a row from Oct. 12-Nov. 30, 2014.

*The Giants have allowed at least 27 points an NFL-high nine times and at least 31 points six times, tying Tampa Bay for the league high.

*The Giants have lost consecutive games to the Jets for the first time since falling in the 1988 and 1993 meetings. They lead the series, 8-6.

*With 61 points, this was the second-highest scoring Giants-Jets game; in 1999, they combined for 69 points in a 41-28 Giants victory.

*The Giants totaled 281 offensive yards, the fifth time in six games they finished with less than 300 yards.

*The Giants, who played without three offensive line starters for most of the game, rushed for only 23 yards on 17 carries, a 1.4-yard average. Saquon Barkley had one yard on 13 attempts. The 23 yards was the Giants' lowest total on the ground since Sept 15, 2013, when they ran for 23 yards in a 41-23 loss to Denver.

*Barkley has gone a career-long five consecutive games without rushing for 100 yards.

*The Giants tied their season high by converting eight of their 18 third-down opportunities.

*Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones completed 26 of 40 passes for 308 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions for a passer rating of 121.7 that was his second-highest of the season (124.2 at Detroit on Oct. 27).

*This was this was the second time in three games Jones threw for four scores (also at Detroit). He is the first Giants quarterback to twice throw four touchdown passes in a season since Eli Manning in 2010. Manning also did it in 2007.

*Jones did not throw an interception in either of his four-touchdown games. Manning had three games in which he threw at least four touchdown passes without an interception, most recently on Dec. 30, 2012 (five scoring throws).

*Jones increased his season total to a Giants rookie-record 187 completions, easily breaking the former mark of 162, set by Charlie Conerly in 1948.

*Jones also led the Giants in rushing with 20 yards on three carries.

*Rookie Darius Slayton and Golden Tate each had two touchdown receptions. This was the first game in which the Giants had two different receivers with at least two touchdown catches since Nov. 2, 2015, when Odell Beckham, Jr. scored three times and Dwayne Harris twice at New Orleans.

*Slayton also scored twice at Detroit. He is the first Giants receiver with a pair of two-touchdown reception games in a season since Beckham in 2016 and the first rookie to do it since Beckham in 2014.

*Slayton's and Tate's two-touchdown performances were the Giants' fourth and fifth this season. Slayton has two of them, and Tate, Wayne Gallman (six-yard reception and one-yard run vs. Washington) and Jones (two seven-yard runs at Tampa Bay) have one apiece.

*Slayton finished with 10 receptions for 121 yards. His previous high totals were four catches vs. Minnesota on Oct. 6 and 82 yards in his debut at Tampa Bay on Sept. 22. Slayton's 10 catches were the second-highest total by a Giants player this season; tight end Evan Engram had 11 in the season opener in Dallas. His 121 yards was the fifth 100-yard game by a Giants wideout or tight end this season, and the highest total by a Giant since Beckham had 136 yards vs. Washington on Oct. 28, 2018.

*Slayton leads the Giants with four touchdown catches.

*Tate had four receptions for 95 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown that was his second score of 60+ yards this season; he scored on a 64-yard pass at New England on Oct. 10.

*The Jets took the opening kickoff and drove 75 yards in 13 plays, the last a two-yard touchdown run by quarterback Sam Darnold. It was the third game this season in which the Giants allowed a first-possession touchdown. The Buccaneers on Sept. 22 and Cardinals on Oct. 20 also reached the end zone on their initial offensive series. Under Pat Shurmur, the Giants are 1-4 in games in which the opposing team scores a touchdown on its opening possession.

*The Jets' first series took 7:39 off the clock, the longest scoring drive by time against the Giants this season. On Oct. 10, New England held the ball for 9:25, but the possession ended with a missed field goal. The longest previous scoring series against the Giants was a drive by Arizona that took 6:46.

*Darnold was the third quarterback to rush for a touchdown against the Giants this season, joining Buffalo's Josh Allen (six yards) and New England's Tom Brady (two one-yard runs).

*The Giants trailed at the end of the first quarter, 14-0, the third time in four games they faced that exact deficit after 15 minutes. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this is the first time the Giants trailed by at least 14 points after the first quarter three times in one season.

*The Jets increased their lead to 21-13 just 47 seconds into the third quarter, when safety Jamal Adams sacked Jones for a nine-yard loss and stole the ball - Jones was charged with a fumble – which he returned 25 yards for a touchdown. It was the third consecutive game in which the Giants' opponents scored on a fumble return (Dallas' Jourdan Lewis, 63 yards, and Detroit's Devon Kennard, 13 yards). This is the first time since the 1970 merger the Giants have allowed a defensive touchdown in each of three consecutive games. New England's Kyle Van Noy also scored on a fumble return. The four defensive touchdowns are the most allowed by the Giants in a season since 2013 (six).

*The Giants succeeded on one of two two-point conversion attempts, but only one was planned. After Slayton's 39-yard touchdown catch made it 14-13 in the second quarter, Zak DeOssie's snap on the extra point attempt was low. Punter and holder Riley Dixon picked up the ball, ran left and threw an incomplete pass to rookie tight end Kaden Smith. It was Dixon's second career pass. On Dec. 11, 2016, Dixon, then a rookie playing for the Denver Broncos, completed a 16-yard pass to Cody Latimer, who is now his Giants teammate.

*Aldrick Rosas missed an extra point attempt wide right in the third quarter. It was the third consecutive game he missed a PAT and fourth straight game with an unsuccessful kick, counting his missed field goal try against the Cardinals.

*The Giants, who are off next week, have lost three consecutive pre-bye games, dropping their overall record to 20-11 in those contests.

*The longest play on the Giants' first touchdown drive was a short throw to the right sideline that tight end Rhett Ellison turned into a 31-yard gain. It was Ellison's longest reception in his three seasons with the Giants and longest since Dec. 10, 2015, when he had a career-long 41-yard gain playing for Minnesota at Arizona. His previous long this season had been a 28-yard touchdown against the Cardinals on Oct. 20.

*Linebacker Markus Golden and defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson each sacked Darnold. Golden has a team-high 6.5 sacks, while Tomlinson has a career-best 2.5. Tomlinson led the Giants with nine tackles (two solo).

*Defensive tackle Leonard Williams, who was acquired in a trade with the Jets on Oct. 29, played against his former team for the first time. Williams had three tackles (one solo) and four quarterback hits.

*Rookie Corey Ballentine made his first career start as the slot cornerback when the Giants opened the game in a nickel defense. He was credited with two solo tackles.

*Four Giants offensive starters were inactive: wide receiver Sterling Shepard (concussion), tight end Evan Engram (foot), center Jon Halapio (hamstring) and right tackle Mike Remmers (back). Halapio and Remmers were replaced, respectively, by Spencer Pulley and Nick Gates, who made his first career start. Left tackle Nate Solder left the game in the second quarter with a concussion. His spot was taken by Eric Smith, a former Jet, who played in his first career regular-season game. Solder had played every offensive snap since joining the Giants in 2018.

*The Giants' other inactive players were offensive lineman Chad Slade, linebacker Chris Peace and quarterback Alex Tanney.

*Cornerback Sam Beal had one solo tackle in his NFL debut.

*Kaden Smith caught his first career pass, for one yard.

*Cornerback Janoris Jenkins also suffered a concussion.


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