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Record

5-3

6-2

6-2

6-2

7-1

5-3

6-2

Points/Game

21.5

29.1

24.3

25.0

28.3

26.5

27.0

Touchdowns

19

26

23

24

24

23

27

First Downs/Game

19.7

18.4

21.3

20.7

21.8

20.6

22.9

Avg. Possession Time

31:34

28:44

31:37

32:07

33:01

33:57

34:32

3rd Downs
Made/Att.

28/101

41/106

43/100

45/103

42/96

49/112

38/102

3rd Down Pct.

27.7

38.7

43.0

43.7

43.8

43.8

37.3

Total Yds/Game

335.6

340.4

359.1

334.0

371.4

386.9

401.0

Avg. Per Play

5.2

5.5

5.5

5.2

5.8

5.8

5.9

Rush Yards/Game

131.5

125.8

143.0

137.8

162.6

141.8

151.9

Per Carry Avg.

4.5

4.5

4.7

4.6

5.2

4.4

4.7

Pass Yards/Game

204.1

214.6

216.1

196.3

208.8

245.1

249.1

Completion Pct.

61.5

51.6

61.1

56.8

61.4

58.3

65.7

Sacks Yards/Lost

34/167

12/94

17/122

9/54

10/70

10/66

12/82

Interceptions   

4

5

9

9

5

8

11

Passer Rating

83.7

84.3

87.2

77.3

91.1

87.4

92.7

Fumbles/Lost

19/7

11/6

9/3

9/5

10/2

11/6

15/11

Turnover Diff.

+9

+13

+1

+1

+6

+1

-3

Red Zone TDs

32/14
43.8%

43/18
52.9%

25/14
56.0%

29/16
55.2%

36/18
50.0%

32/13
40.6%

31/20 64.5%

Penalties/Yards

63/496

71/549

53/440

41/367

56/489

45/386

51/435

DEFENSE

Category

Mid
2004

Mid
2005

Mid
2006

Mid
2007

Mid
2008

Mid
2009

Mid
2010

Points/Game

17.6

17.9

18.0

19.8

16.1

22.9

20.0

Touchdowns

18

15

17

20

14

24

17

First Downs/Game

17.5

19.5

18.0

18.0

14.6

15.6

13.8

3rd Downs
Made/Att.

39/99

47/111

51/112

44/108

35/100

30/96

30/103

3rd Down Pct.

39.4

42.3

45.5

40.7

35.0

31.3

29.1

Total Yds/Game

315.0

341.8

301.1

296.1

260.4

278.1

250.6

Avg. Per Play

5.3

5.2

4.8

4.8

4.6

5.2

4.4

Rush Yds/Game

118.8

98.3

94.9

101.0

85.4

113.1

80.9

Per Carry Avg.

4.5

4.0

3.8

4.2

3.8

4.6

3.5

Pass Yds/Game

196.3

243.5

206.1

195.1

175.0

165.0

169.8

Completion Pct.

60.9

61.6

58.0

57.0

57.6

58.6

54.6

Sacked/Yards Lost

20/125

19/137

21/120

30/194

30/210

18/143

24/159

Interceptions

10

11

9

8

11

6

9

Passer Rating

82.0

76.5

74.9

79.2

70.2

86.3

72.6

Opp. Fumbles

14/10

15/13

12/4

14/7

11/2

18/9

19/10

Red Zone TDs

22/15
68.2%

23/12
52.2%

17/11
64.7%

19/13
68.4%

14/5
35.7%

26/19
73.1%

21/12
57.1%

Opp. Pens/Yards

68/544

75/563

38/283

65/501

62/464

45/389

62/508

SPECIAL TEAMS

Category

Mid
2004

Mid
2005

Mid
2006

Mid
2007

Mid
2008

Mid
2009

Mid
2010

Field Goals

13/18

17/18

11/13

12/15

18/19

17/21

9/12

Punts/Average

37/40.7

35/44.1

34/41.0

33/39.7

30/43.4

31/39.9

30/44.8

Net Punting Avg. 

35.3

40.2

36.1

34.5

39.4

35.9

35.4

Opp. Punts/Avg.

41/37.7

35/41.9

37/41.2

40/44.3

41/44.5

45/46.1

46/44.2

Opp. Net Punting

33.6

36.1

37.1

39.9

37.3

40.3

39.0

Punt Returns/Avg.

19/7.7

23/7.9

16/5.7

19/8.2

25/9.4

26/8.5

25/6.4

Opp. Punt Returns

16/8.8

19/6.1

13/8.2

15/7.3

11/5.4

11/7.6

15/14.8

KO Returns/Avg.

26/24.5

30/26.5

30/21.3

26/24.7

27/20.6

29/21.5

23/17.5

Opp. KO Returns

36/18.8

44/21.3

33/21.4

42/25.1

45/20.1

40/22.0

39/20.1

*Ahmad Bradshaw was third on the team with 57 rushing yards in Seattle, but he is third in the NFL with 765 yards – 99 behind league-leader Arian Foster of Houston. Bradshaw is third in the league with 905 yards from scrimmage (including 140 receiving yards). He trails Minnesota's Adrian Peterson (1,114) and San Francisco's Frank Gore (1,039).

*Hakeem Nicks leads the Giants, and is fifth in the NFL, with 51 receptions. He is on pace to join Steve Smith as the only receivers in franchise history with at least 100 catches in a season. Smith shattered the Giants' record with 107 catches in 2009. Nicks is seventh in the NFL with 653 receiving yards, which puts him on a pace to finish with 1,306. He is in position to challenge Amani Toomer's franchise record of 1,343, set in 2002.

*Of course, Smith may not give up his receptions record easily. He is right behind Nicks with 47 catches, six fewer than he had at midseason last year.

*Nicks leads all wide receivers and is tied with San Diego tight end Antonio Gates for the NFL lead with nine touchdown catches. He needs just five more scoring receptions to top Homer Jones' Giants' record of 13, set in 1967. Jones led the league in touchdown receptions that season and is one of just three Giants to finish No. 1in that statistical category. The others were Hall of Famer Ray Flaherty with five in 1932 and the immortal Elvin "Kink" Richards, who tied with six others atop the NFL in 1933 with …three.

*The Giants outgained the Seahawks by 325 yards (487-162), their largest advantage since Oct. 11, 2009, when they outgained the Oakland Raiders by 359 yards (483-124).

*The Giants had 22 more first downs than Seattle (30-8), their biggest advantage in that category since Sept. 27, 2009 at Tampa Bay (27-5).

*Their time of possession advantage of 25:08 (42:34-17:26) was also their largest since that 24-0 victory over the Buccaneers (43:38-16:22).

*The Giants' last two opponents – Dallas and Seattle – converted one third down opportunity between them (the Seahawks had it). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this is the first time since the NFL went to a 16-game schedule in 1978 that the Giants have allowed just one successful third down conversion in back-to-back games.

*In Seattle, the Giants ran 79 offensive plays, their highest total in a non-overtime game since Dec. 16, 2007, when they had 83 offensive snaps in a loss to Washington. They ran 81 plays in their overtime victory in the NFC Championship in Green Bay.

*The Giants ran 42 more plays than the Seahawks (79-37), their largest such advantage since Nov. 20, 1983, when they had 87 offensive snaps to just 40 for the Eagles in a 23-0 victory at Philadelphia.

*In their last two games, the Giants have gained 497 and 487 yards. It is the first time they have totaled at least 487 yards in consecutive games since Oct. 1-8, 1967 in a loss at Washington and a victory over New Orleans.

*Neither team had a sack in Seattle, the first time that happened in a Giants game since Sept. 27, 2009 at Tampa Bay.

*Manning was not sacked, nor did he throw an interception on Sunday, the first time that occurred in the same game since Oct. 11, 2009 vs. Oakland.

*Manning has thrown 142 touchdown passes – 71 at home and 71 on the road.

*The Giants have held five consecutive opponents to less than 65 rushing yards for the first time since the stats were first kept in 1933. The last NFL team to be so stingy against the run was the Baltimore Ravens, who did it in five straight games spanning the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

*Hakeem Nicks has four games with more than 100 receiving yards this season, the first Giant to do so since Jeremy Shockey had four in 2005.

*The Giants have scored four touchdowns in each of their last four games, their longest such streak since Nov. 2-23, 2008, when they defeated Dallas, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Arizona.

*The Giants' 35-point halftime lead Sunday in Seattle was their largest ever on the road.

*The Giants' 19-play drive in the fourth quarter on Sunday was their longest since they held the ball for 19 plays vs. Green Bay on Jan. 6, 2002.

*The Giants today placed offensive lineman Adam Koets on injured reserve and activated offensive lineman Kevin Boothe off the physically unable to perform list. Koets tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the fourth quarter of the victory in Seattle. Boothe has been practicing for two weeks after recovering from offseason surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle.

The Giants also waived wide receiver Sinorice Moss from the injured reserve list.

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