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The comebacks the Giants made the last two weeks are not exactly rare, but they aren't every-week occurrences in the NFL, either.

The Giants rallied from fourth-quarter deficits to win road games at Philadelphia and Arizona to improve their record to 3-1, good for a first-place tie with Washington in the NFC East. They trailed 16-14 against the Eagles before Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes to secure a 29-16 victory. Two days ago, the Cardinals led, 27-17, late in the fourth. But Manning threw for two scores in a 58-second span and the Giants stormed out of the desert with a 31-17 victory.

It was the first time the Giants won consecutive games after trailing in the fourth quarter of both since Nov. 10 and 17, 2002.

In the first of those games, they were behind the Vikings by a point in Minnesota before Tiki Barber's eight-yard touchdown run and a two-point conversion with 2:43 remaining gave them a 27-20 victory.

The following week, the Giants faced Washington at home and again trailed by one point in the fourth quarter. But Matt Bryant's 19-yard field goal gave them a 19-17 victory.


  became the 22nd different player to catch at least one of Manning's 164 regular season touchdown passes. Hakeem Nicks caught his 18th Manning scoring pass, which ties him with Kevin Boss for third on that list, trailing only Plaxico Burress (33) and Jeremy Shockey (19).  

*Nicks' career-high 162-yard game was the eighth time he has had at least 100 receiving yards. That ties him with Shockey and Ike Hilliard for seventh place on the Giants' career list.

*Nicks and Ahmad Bradshaw are tied for 12th in the NFC and 23rd in the NFL with 347 yards from scrimmage. All of Nicks' production is from receiving yards. Bradshaw has 228 yards rushing and 119 receiving.

*The Giants have finished with fewer total yards than their opponents in each of their last seven games (the last three games of the 2010 season and the first four this year). It's the first time they've been outgained in seven straight games since it happened in the final game in 2004 and the first six games in 2005. The last time it happened in four consecutive games in one season was the final four games in 2006.

*The Giants were out-rushed in Arizona, 156-54. It was the first time they won a game in which their opponents rushed for at least 100 more yards since Sept. 20, 2009, when they beat Dallas despite the Cowboys' 251-97 advantage on the ground.

*Osi Umenyiora's two sacks of Arizona's Kevin Kolb increased his career total to 62.0. That leaves him in fifth place on the Giants' career list (since sacks became an official stat in 1982), one behind Keith Hamilton.

*Lawrence Tynes made all four of his extra point attempts on Sunday and has now succeeded on 128 in a row. He passed Pat Summerall (126 straight from 1958-61) for the second-longest streak in franchise history. The Giants record is 133 consecutive successful extra points by Pete Gogolak from 1967-72.

Tynes last missed an extra point in the first quarter of a victory over San Francisco on Oct. 21, 2007.

*The Giants have scored eight touchdowns on 10 trips inside their opponents' 20-yard line, an 80 percent success rate that is the NFL's best. Buffalo is second at 75 percent.





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