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Giants vs. Packers postgame notes & stats

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Notes and statistics from the Giants’ 31-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers in MetLife Stadium:

*The Giants gained 335 yards, their second-highest total in the last eight games; they totaled 370 yards at Detroit on Oct. 27.

*Neither team sacked the opposing quarterback. It was the second time this season the Giants’ offense did not allow a sack (also in a victory vs. Washington on Sept. 29), and the third time the defense did not record sack (the two games vs. Dallas).

*The Giants lost the turnover battle, 3-0. They have lost their last 15 regular-season games in which they did not have a takeaway since beating Baltimore in 2016.

*The Giants punted just once, their lowest total since they had one punt at Tampa Bay on Nov. 8, 2015.

*The Packers took a 7-0 lead on Aaron Rodgers’ eight-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams with 8:43 remaining in the first quarter. Green Bay became the fourth Giants opponent to score a first-possession touchdown this season, joining Tampa Bay, Arizona and the Jets. In Pat Shurmur’s two seasons as coach, the Giants are 1-5 in games in which the opposing team scores a touchdown on its opening offensive series.

*Aldrick Rosas kicked a 27-yard field goal in the second quarter to end a 66-yard Giants drive that included 18 plays and took 9:31 to complete. It was the most plays the Giants ran on one offensive series since Nov. 30, 2014, when they had a 19-play touchdown drive in Jacksonville. And it was their longest possession in terms of time since Dec. 6, 2015, when a drive that consumed 11:21 vs. the Jets ended with an interception. The most plays the Giants previously had on one drive this season was 15, against both Minnesota and Dallas. The 9:31 taken off the clock was more than two minutes longer than the Giants’ previous long drive (7:05 on a series that ended with a field goal vs. Minnesota).

*Jones completed 20 of 37 passes for 240 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions, the latter figure tying the career high he set at New England on Oct. 10.

*The Giants scored their only touchdown with 3:16 remaining in the first quarter when Jones lofted a perfect pass into the end zone for Sterling Shepard.

Jones has thrown at least one touchdown pass in each of his first 10 career starts, the fourth-longest streak among quarterbacks who started their careers since the 1970 merger:

Kurt Warner, St. Louis (23 consecutive starts, 1999-2000)

Baker Mayfield, Cleveland (17, 2018-19)

Brad Johnson, Minnesota (15, 1996-97)

Daniel Jones, Giants (10, 2019)

*Jones’ 10-game streak is a record for a Giants rookie quarterback. The mark was held for 71 years by Charlie Conerly, who threw touchdown passes in nine consecutive games in his rookie season in 1948.

*Jones’ 10-game streak with a touchdown pass is the longest by a Giants quarterback since Eli Manning threw a scoring pass in 10 consecutive games spanning the 2015-16 seasons and is tied for the fifth-longest streak in franchise history. Pro Football Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle set the Giants record by throwing at least one touchdown pass in 15 straight games from 1962-64.

*Jones was intercepted by cornerback Kevin King with 14:38 remaining in the second quarter, ending his streak of 110 consecutive passes without throwing a pick. The rookie quarterback had last been intercepted on Nov. 4, by Dallas’ Xavier Woods. After throwing those 110 passes without a pick, Jones threw three interceptions in a span of 21 passes. Jones was also intercepted by cornerback Tramon Williams and rookie safety Darnell Savage on consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter.

*Jones’ 240 yards increased his season total to 2,374, a Giants rookie record. The old mark of 2,175 was set by Conerly in 1948. Jones had previously set the franchise rookie records for pass attempts (he now has 370) and completions (207).

*Saquon Barkley led the Giants’ rushing attack with 83 yards on 19 carries, a 4.4-yard average. It was his highest rushing total since he ran for 107 yards vs. Buffalo on Sept. 15.

*Barkley also caught three passes for 32 yards and increased his career receiving yardage total to 1,102.

*In his sixth game with the team, Javorius-Buck Allen had his first rushing attempt, for four yards.

*A pair of rookies – tight end Kaden Smith and wide receiver Darius Slayton – led the Giants with six receptions apiece. Smith totaled 70 yards and Slayton 44, but he had a 29-yard catch in the third quarter nullified by offsetting penalties.

*Shepard’s touchdown was his second of the season and first since the victory in Tampa Bay on Sept. 22. He finished with three catches for 40 yards.

*Wide receiver Cody Latimer caught a team-long 43-yard pass in the third quarter to tie his career-long reception; he caught a 43-yarder in the season opener in Dallas. Entering this season, Latimer’s career-long catch was a 39-yarder vs. Philadelphia on Oct. 11, 2018.

*Wide receiver Da’Mari Scott started his first NFL game in his Giants debut as the offense opened with a three-wide receiver alignment (along with Shepard and Slayton). He was targeted twice and had his first NFL reception, for an 11-yard gain. He also recovered a Jones fumble on what was supposed to be an end-around and had a 12-yard punt return. Scott’s previous NFL experience was in the last three games of the 2018 season with the Buffalo Bills.

*Linebacker Alec Ogletree led the Giants with nine tackles (five solo). Markus Golden was second with eight tackles (five solo).

*Rookie fourth-round draft choice Julian Love made his first NFL start, at strong safety for the injured Jabrill Peppers. Love had seven tackles (four solo) and forced a fumble.

*Rosas, who had missed a kick in five consecutive games, kicked field goals of 27 and 45 yards and an extra point off a slick field in snowy or rainy conditions.

*Long-snapper Colin Holba, signed off the practice squad yesterday, made his Giants debut. He replaced Zak DeOssie, who was placed on injured reserve.

*Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes – two to Davante Adams and one apiece to Marcedes Lewis and Allen Lazard (three catches for 103 yards). Rodgers is the second quarterback to throw four passes against the Giants this season. Dak Prescott did it on opening day in Dallas.

*Nickel cornerback Corey Ballentine left the game with a concussion and was replaced by Grant Haley, who recently lost the job to Ballentine.

*Green Bay lost a replay challenge with 6:15 remaining in the first quarter, when Slayton caught a 13-yard pass from Jones on the Giants’ sideline. Packers coach Matt LaFleur challenged the ruling, claiming Slayton did not control the ball before stepping out of bounds. After review, referee Craig Wrolstad announced that the ruling on the field was confirmed. Giants opponents are 1-4 this season on replay challenges.

*The Giants lost their eighth consecutive game, their longest losing streak since they dropped eight games in a row in 2004, and fell to 2-10.

*The Giants’ inactive players were wide receiver Golden Tate (concussion), tight ends Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion), safety Jabrill Peppers (back), offensive linemen Chad Slade and Eric Smith, and quarterback Alex Tanney.

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