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Inside the Numbers: 50,000 yards for Eli Manning

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Giants.com's Michael Eisen takes a closer look at Eli Manning's latest career milestone:

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Eli Manning's 220 passing yards Sunday in the Giants' loss to the Los Angeles Rams increased his career total to 50,034 and made him the seventh quarterback to throw at least 28.4 miles worth of passes in the NFL.


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Manning needs 1,442 more yards to pass Pro Football Hall of Famer John Elway (51,475) and move into sixth place on the NFL's career list. No. 5 on the list is Dan Marino, who is well ahead of Manning at 61,361.

If Manning is to become the sixth player in history to throw for at least 60,000 yards, he needs to keep throwing at his current pace for more than two years:

Manning threw for his 10,000th yard
Nov. 18, 2007 (51st game)

Manning threw for his 20,000th yard
Oct. 17, 2010 (95th game)

Manning threw for his 30,000th yard
Nov. 4, 2012 (130th game)

Manning threw for his 40,000th yard
Sept. 20, 2015 (171st game)

Manning threw for his 50,000th yard
Nov. 5, 2017   (209th game)

Manning has thrown 332 touchdown passes, which also places him seventh in league history. He needs 11 more to pass Hall of Famer and former Giant Fran Tarkenton to move into sixth place. Marino is also a good distance ahead in No. 5 in that statistical category with 420.

Manning has thrown 7,121 regular-season passes. Yes, that is also the seventh-highest total in history. He needs to throw 130 passes to pass Elway (7,250). Not surprisingly, Marino is fifth, with 8,358 passes.

Manning has already passed Elway and moved into sixth place in career completions with 4,259. Sitting at No. 5 is …Marino with 4,967.

*The Giants had neither a sack nor a takeaway on Sunday, the first time that's happened since Oct. 3, 2016 at Minnesota. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Giants are 2-19 since 1990 in games in which they had zero takeaways and zero sacks.

*The Giants have recorded at least one sack in every game this season except the two against the Los Angeles teams. They had zero sacks against both the Chargers and Rams.

*The Rams scored on touchdown passes of 52 and 67 yards in a span of 2:08 on Sunday. That is the first time since the 1970 merger the Giants allowed two touchdowns of more than 50 yards apiece in such a short time span. It was the first time the Giants gave up two touchdown passes of any length no more than 2:08 apart since Dec. 20, 2015 vs. Carolina (1:59).

*Los Angeles' 52-yard score came on a third-and-33 situation. The last team to convert a third-and-33 or greater was Cincinnati, which faced a third-and-34 on Sept. 20, 2009 at Green Bay. Carson Palmer threw a 23-yard pass to tight end Dan Coats, who fumbled. The ball was recovered 15 yards down the field by wide receiver Laveranues Coles. The referee in that game was Ed Hochuli, who also refereed the Giants-Rams game.

*The Giants had last given up two plays of 50-plus yards vs. Philadelphia on Jan. 3, 2016. They allowed four plays of 40 or more yards for the first time since Nov. 14, 2010 against Dallas.

*The Rams completed five passes of 35 or more yards, the first time a Giants opponent accomplished that feat since Oct. 27, 1986, in a Monday night victory against Washington.

*The opposing quarterbacks in each of the last three games – Denver's Trevor Siemian, Seattle's Russell Wilson and Los Angeles' Jared Goff – passed for more than 300 yards. That last happened from Nov. 15-Dec. 6, 2015, when the quarterbacks were Tom Brady, Kirk Cousins and Ryan Fitzpatrick.

*Goff threw for 311 yards on just 22 attempts and 11 completions. It was the first time an opposing quarterback had so many passing yards on so few throws and completions since Nov. 14, 2010, when Dallas' Jon Kitna finished with 327 yards on 22 attempts and 13 completions.

*It had been much longer since a quarterback had thrown four touchdown passes vs. the Giants on so few passes and completions. The last quarterback with four scoring passes on no fewer than 22 attempts was Jim Hart of the St. Louis Cardinals on Oct. 28, 1973 (four scores on 18 passes). Rams quarterback Jim Everett had five touchdown passes among his 14 completions on Sept. 25, 1988.

*Aldrick Rosas has missed a field goal attempt in each of the last three games. It is the first time the Giants have missed three-point tries in three consecutive games since Dec. 3-16, 2012, when the kicker was Lawrence Tynes.

*The Rams' 473 total yards were the most allowed by the Giants since the Panthers gained 480 yards on Dec. 20, 2015.

*First-round draft choice Evan Engram caught his fourth touchdown pass on Sunday, one shy of the franchise record for rookie tight ends set by Bob Tucker in 1970.

*Tavarres King had a five-yard touchdown reception Sunday and became the 49th different player to catch a regular-season scoring pass from Manning.

*Long-snapper Zak DeOssie played in his 164th regular-season game on Sunday, tying Phil Simms and David Diehl for 13th place on the franchise's career list.

*On Sunday, Todd Gurley ran for two touchdowns and Robert Woods had two scoring receptions. The Rams were the first Giants opponents to have one player with at least two rushing touchdowns and another with at least two scoring catches since New England on Dc. 29. 2007. That night, Laurence Maroney scored on runs of six and five yards, and Randy Moss on receptions of four and 65 yards.

*Geno Smith played quarterback for the final two series on Sunday. He was the first Giants quarterback other than Manning to throw a pass since Ryan Nassib was five-for-five at Minnesota on Dec. 27, 2015.

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