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Inside the Numbers: Graham Gano already a fixture in Giants record book


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Graham Gano has played only 53 regular-season games for the Giants, but he is already a fixture in the franchise's record book.

Gano kicked two field goals in the team's loss in San Francisco last Thursday. The six points raised his Giants four-season total to 350, which moved him past former wide receiver Amani Toomer and into 10th place in team history. Gano ranks sixth among Giants kickers, behind Pete Gogolak (646), Lawrence Tynes (586), Brad Daluiso (526), Joe Danelo (482), and Josh Brown (392).

Immediately in front of Gano is former running back Brandon Jacobs, with 386 points. Gano averaged 112.3 points in his first three years with the Giants and this season can move past Jacobs, Joe Morrison (390), and Brown to become the seventh player to score 400 points in a Giants uniform.

Gano has made 92 of 102 field goal attempts, a 90.2 percentage that ranks fourth since 2020 among the nine kickers with at least 100 attempts. His 92 field goals rank sixth in the NFL during that span and his 350 points place him 11th.

Gano began his career in Washington in 2009 and joined the Carolina Panthers three years later. He did not play in 2019 while recuperating from an injury to his left (plant) leg he suffered the previous season. In 14 NFL seasons, Gano has scored 1,328 points, the fourth-highest total among active players, behind Arizona's Matt Prater (1,702), Tennessee's Nick Folk (1,544), and Baltimore's Justin Tucker (1,521).

Gano is 40th on the NFL's career scoring list, two points behind Rian Lindell.

In San Francisco, Gano kicked field goals of 44 and 57 yards. The 57-yarder was tied for the longest field goal in Giants history. It has been done three times, twice by Gano (last Thanksgiving and last week, so in two Thursday games) and once by Aldrick Rosas in 2018. Gano's 57-yard field goal was his 21st for the Giants from 50 or more yards, 12 more than anyone else in Giants history. Joe Danelo kicked nine long field goals from 1976-82.

Gano's 21 field goals of 50+ yards since 2020 tie him with Las Vegas' Daniel Carlson for the NFL's second-highest total, two behind Brandon McManus, who plays for Jacksonville after spending the previous nine seasons with Denver.

Gano – who this month signed a three-year contract extension that begins next season – kicked his 41st career field goal of at least 50 yards (on 61 attempts), which moved him into the top 10 in NFL history. Phil Dawson and John Kasay are tied for eighth with 42. Prater holds the record with 73, 15 more than runner-up Sebastian Janikowski.

Gano has kicked multiple 40+ yard field goals in a game 14 times since joining the Giants, a franchise record. He is tied with Atlanta's Younghoe Koo for the NFL's most such games since 2020.

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*The Giants did not have a takeaway in any of their first three games, their longest such streak since Dec. 7-21, 2008, vs. Philadelphia, Dallas, and Carolina. Las Vegas is the only other team without a takeaway this season.

*The Giants rushed for only 29 yards in San Francisco. In Brian Daboll's 20 regular-season games as head coach, the Giants are 9-5-1 when they rush for at least 100 yards and 1-4 when they don't.

*According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Giants' 11 rushing attempts against the 49ers was their lowest total since Nov. 12, 1989, when they ran the ball just 10 times – for six yards – in a 31-10 loss to the Rams in Anaheim.

*The 49ers' Brock Purdy became the third quarterback to throw for 300 yards against the Giants since Daboll's arrival, joining Jacksonville's Trevor Lawrence and Houston's Davis Mills. Purdy is the only one of the three to win one of those games.

*The Giants have not scored a first-half touchdown in four consecutive regular-season games dating back to the 2022 finale, their longest streak since they played seven in a row spanning the 2021-22 seasons.

*The Giants will host the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night. Seattle is one of just two NFC teams the Giants have never faced on Monday Night Football. The Carolina Panthers is the other.

*The Seahawks have scored 37 points in each of their last two games, victories against Detroit and Carolina. That's a bit odd, considering the Giants had faced a 49ers team that had scored 30 points in each of its two previous games – and then did so a third consecutive week vs. the Giants. The 49ers became the third team to start a season 3-0 while scoring the same number of points in each game, joining the 1936 Pittsburgh Pirates (10) and the 2007 New England Patriots (38).

*Saquon Barkley missed the San Francisco game with a sprained ankle, and it is not known if he will be available to face the Seahawks. Daniel Jones is 14-21-1 as a starter when Barkley plays and 8-12 when he does not.

*The Seahawks are a perfect 5-0 in MetLife Stadium, including three victories against the Giants (2011, 2013, and 2017), one vs. the Jets (2016), and their 43-8 rout of Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII. In those games, they have outscored their opponents by an average of 30.6-11.4 and a plus-13 turnover differential.

*Seattle's three opponents scored touchdowns on all seven of their advances inside the 20-yard line. The Seahawks are the only NFL team to allow a touchdown on every opponent's red zone possession. Giants' opponents have scored on seven of 12 trips inside the 20 (58.3%).

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