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Giants win in Tennessee: Postgame stats and notes

The Giants broke a seven-game losing streak and won for the first time since a victory over Atlanta on Oct. 5. They are 4-9 and alone in third place in the NFC East. The Giants host 3-10 Washington next week

  • The 29-point margin of victory was the Giants' second-largest of the season; on Sept. 25, they won in Washington, 45-14
  • Tennessee's only touchdown came on a 23-yard interception return by Marqueston Huff
  • It was the first time the Giants did not allow an offensive touchdown since Dec. 29, 2013, when Washington kicked two field goals for its only points in a 20-6 Giants victory
  • The Giants led at the end of the first quarter, 17-0, the largest lead after the first 15 minutes since Dec. 30, 2012, when they owned a 21-0 advantage against Philadelphia
  • The Giants' 23-0 halftime lead was their largest since they led the Eagles, 35-7, in that 2012 season finale. It was their largest halftime lead while holding an opponent scoreless since Nov. 7, 2010, when they owned a 35-0 lead at Seattle
  • The Giants led in the third quarter, 30-0, their largest lead without allowing a point since Oct. 30, 2005, when they defeated Washington, 36-0
  • The Giants totaled 402 offensive yards, the fifth time this season they exceeded 400 yards
  • The Giants' 142 rushing yards was their third-highest total of the season and their most yards on the ground since they ran for 154 at Washington on Sept. 25
  • The Giants did not allow an opposing sack for the second time this season; Dallas did not have a sack on Oct. 19
  • Tennessee's 207 total yards were the fewest by a Giants opponent since the Eagles gained 201 yards at Philadelphia on Oct. 27, 2013
  • The Titans' 61 rushing yards were the fewest by a Giants opponent since Green Bay ran for 55 yards on Nov. 17, 2013

Tennessee's 12 first downs were the fewest for a Giants opponent since Washington had 12 on Dec. 29, 2013

  • This was Tom Coughlin's 162nd regular-season victory as an NFL head coach. That ties him with St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher – who also got his 162nd win Sunday – for 13th on the NFL career list
  • Including his 12 victories in postseason games, Coughlin has 174 total wins. That ties him with former Green Bay and Seattle coach Mike Holmgren for 12th on the all-time list
  • Andre Williams rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries and Odell Beckham Jr. had 130 receiving yards and a touchdown on 11 catches. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it's the first time in Giants history the team had rookies with 100 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards in the same game
  • Williams scored on a 50-yard touchdown run and Beckham set up his own 15-yard touchdown reception with a 50-yard catch. The Giants had just two plays of at least 50 yards in their first 12 games; Victor Cruz had a 61-yard reception vs. Houston on Sept. 21 and Beckham had a 59-yarder vs. Indianapolis on Nov. 3. Neither of those plays were touchdowns
  • Williams' 131 rushing yards was the highest total by a Giants rookie since Ahmad Bradshaw ran for 151 yards at Buffalo on Dec, 23, 2007
  • Williams was the first rookie with a 100-yard game and the first Giant with a touchdown run of at least 50 yards since Dec. 9, 2012, when David Wilson rushed for 100 yards, including a 52-yard score
  • Williams' 50-yard touchdown was 27 yards longer than the Giants' second-longest run this season, which also belongs to Williams
  • Beckham's 11 receptions were the highest total ever by a Giants rookie wide receiver and is tied for second among all of the franchise's first-year players. Tight end Mark Bavaro set the record with 12 catches at Cincinnati Oct. 13, 1985. Another tight end, Jeremy Shockey, had 11 receptions vs. Washington on Nov. 17, 2002
  • Beckham's performance marked the 15th time in Giants history a player caught at least 11 passes in a game. Cruz was the last to do it, on Sept. 16, 2012 vs. Tampa Bay. Beckham's previous best was 10 receptions on Nov. 23, the night he made his famous one-handed catch vs. Dallas. The team record of 13 receptions was set by Tiki Barber at Dallas on Jan. 2, 2000
  • The 100-yard receiving game was Beckham's fourth of the season, a Giants rookie record. He had shared the mark with Byron Williams (1983)
  • Beckham, who had at least 90 receiving yards in each of the previous five games, is the first rookie in NFL history to record at least 90 receiving yards in six consecutive games
  • Beckham is the second rookie in NFL history with at least 700 receiving yards in a six-game span (he has 723). The other was the Houston Oilers' Bill Groman in 1960
  • At halftime, Beckham had 117 receiving yards. The Titans had 62 total yards
  • Although he missed the first four games, Beckham now leads the Giants in receptions (59) and receiving yards (829) and is tied for the team lead with Williams and tight end Larry Donnell with six touchdowns
  • Beckham threw a long pass to Rueben Randle on the Giants' first offensive series, but his former LSU teammate was double covered and it fell incomplete. It was the first pass thrown by a Giants wide receiver since Sept. 21, 1998, when Amani Toomer threw one at St. Louis. It was also incomplete

Beckham also had one run for nine yards and returned four punts for 49 yards for 188 total yards

  • Eli Manning completed 26 of 42 passes for 260 yards, a touchdown and an interception for a passer rating of 77.5
  • Defensive tackle Markus Kuhn scored the Giants' second touchdown on a 26-yard fumble return with 1:07 remaining in the first quarter. It was the team's first defensive touchdown since Dec. 22, 2013, when safety Will Hill scored on 38-yard interception return at Detroit. The Giants scored on a fumble return for the first time since Nov. 4, 2012, when linebacker Michael Boley scooped up the ball and ran 70 yards for a score vs. Pittsburgh
  • Kuhn scored the first touchdown by a Giants defensive lineman since Jason Pierre-Paul reached the end zone on a 24-yard interception return vs. Green Bay on Nov. 17, 2013. It was the first fumble recovery score by a Giants defensive lineman since Sept. 13, 2009, when Osi Umenyiora had a 37-yarder vs. Washington
  • The Giants had a second defensive touchdown, on an interception by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, nullified by a penalty on Damontre Moore
  • The Giants' defense registered eight sacks, one week after it had seven sacks of Jacksonville's quarterbacks. That is the team's highest sack total since it had 10 on Oct. 3, 2010 vs. Chicago
  • The Giants' eight sacks gave them 34 for the year, matching their total for the entire 2013 season
  • Jason Pierre-Paul, rookie Devon Kennard and Moore had two sacks apiece, and Jameel McClain and Mike Harris each had one
  • JPP and Kennard each had their second consecutive multiple-sack games. Last week in Jacksonville, Pierre-Paul had 1.5 sacks and Kennard had 2.0. Pierre-Paul has sacks in back-to-back games for the first time since recording them in four consecutive games from Oct. 14-Nov. 4, 2012, against San Francisco, Washington, Dallas and Pittsburgh
  • Pierre-Paul increased his season total to a team-high 7.0 sacks, the second-highest total of his career. He had 16.5 sacks in 2011
  • Kennard, a rookie, has registered the first four sacks of his career the last two weeks
  • Moore had a career-high two sacks and now has 5.0 for the season, tying him with Robert Ayers for second on the team
  • McClain's full sack was his second in as many weeks. He led the Giants with eight tackles, all unassisted
  • Harris, the cornerback who joined the team on Oct. 29, recorded his second career sack. Both of them were against Tennessee, the first on Nov. 25, 2012, when he played for Jacksonville
  • The Titans scored their only touchdown on Marqueston Huff's 23-yard interception with 8:36 remaining in the third quarter. It was the second week in a row the Giants' opponents scored their first touchdown on defense, Last week in Jacksonville, the Jaguars' Aaron Colvin and J.T. Thomas each scored on fumble returns

Huff was the first opposing player to score on an interception return since Oakland's Tracy Porter picked off a Manning pass and returned it 43 yards for a touchdown in MetLife Stadium on Nov. 10, 2013. It was the first such score in a Giants road game since Chicago's Tim Jennings had a 48-yard interception in Soldier Field on Oct. 10, 2013

  • Josh Brown tied a career high by kicking five field goals (on five attempts) – from 20, 19, 36, 52 and 42 yards. He also kicked five field goals in a 15-7 Giants victory in Philadelphia on Oct. 27, 2013
  • The 52-yarder tied Brown's longest in his two seasons with the Giants; he kicked a 52-yard field goal at Detroit last Dec. 22. His previous long field goal this season was a 50-yarder vs. Atlanta on Oct. 5
  • Cullen Jenkins, who started the first seven games at right tackle before suffering a calf injury, moved out to start at left end. The shuffling up front was necessary after Mathias Kiwanuka and Robert Ayers were placed on injured reserve last week
  • Cornerback Chykie Brown, whom the Giants claimed off waivers on Nov. 5, started and played the entire game at right cornerback in place of Zack Bowman. Brown had five solo tackles. It was Brown's third career start and second this season; he started the season opener for Baltimore against Cincinnati at left cornerback
  • Stevie Brown started his second game in a row at safety
  • Spencer Paysinger started at weakside linebacker because Jacquian Williams and Mark Herzlich were sidelined with concussions. It was Paysinger's first start of the season and 14th of his four-year career. His most recent start was Dec. 22, 2013 at Detroit. The Giants often replaced Paysinger with defensive backs Harris or Nat Berhe
  • Linebacker James Davidson made his NFL debut on special teams. He was signed last week off the practice squad
  • Defensive end/linebacker Paul Hazel, signed yesterday off the practice squad, made his Giants debut on special teams. It was his first game since Dec. 29, 2013, when he played for Cleveland at Pittsburgh

Right tackle Justin Pugh returned to the starting lineup at right tackle after missing the previous two games with a quad injury. With Pugh back, the Giants had the same offensive line that started each of the first 10 games, including left tackle Will Beatty, guards Weston Richburg and John Jerry and center J.D. Walton

  • Running back Orleans Darkwa had his first rushing attempt as a Giant, but it gained no yards
  • Pierre-Paul joined captains Manning, Antrel Rolle and Zak DeOssie at midfield for the coin toss
  • The Giants broke a five-game losing streak to the Oilers/Titans and now lead the series, 6-5. Their previous victory in the series was on Nov. 21, 1994, a 13-10 decision on a Monday night in the Houston Astrodome (in Fisher's head coaching debut). This was their first victory in four visits to Tennessee
  • The Giants' inactive players were linebackers Jacquian Williams (concussion) and Mark Herzlich (concussion), offensive linemen James Brewer (concussion) and Eric Herman, cornerback Jayron Hosley and running back Chris Ogbonnaya. The Giants had just six inactives, because they currently have a 52-man roster.

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