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Notes & Stats: Recapping Giants vs. Chargers

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Notes and statistics from the Giants' 37-21 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in SoFi Stadium:

*The Chargers' 37 points were the third-most allowed by the Giants this season and the third-highest total they've allowed in the two-year Joe Judge era. Dallas defeated them, 44-20, on Oct. 10, and the Rams beat them the following week, 38-11.

*The Giants gained 317 yards, ending their streak of four consecutive games with less than 300.

*The Giants rushed for 136 yards – 111 in the second half - their third-highest total of the season. They ran for 163 yards at Washington on Sept. 30 and 149 yards against Las Vegas on Nov. 7.

*The Giants tied their season-high with seven successful third-down conversions, a figure they also reached against Atlanta and Carolina.

*The Chargers' 423 yards were the second-highest total allowed by the Giants this season, trailing only the Cowboys' 515 yards two months ago. Dallas, the NFC East leaders, visit MetLife Stadium next week.

*One week after their NFL-long streak of 13 consecutive games with a takeaway ended, the Giants again did not force a turnover. They have lost their last three games in which they did not have a takeaway.

*The Giants trailed at halftime, 24-7, and in the fourth quarter, 37-7, their largest deficits since they were behind the Rams 28-3 after two quarters and 38-3 in the fourth on Oct. 17.

*Daniel Jones missed his second consecutive game with a neck injury, so Mike Glennon again played the entire game at quarterback and completed 17 of 36 passes for 191 yards with touchdown passes to running backs Eli Penny and Saquon Barkley and one interception for a passer rating of 70.5.

*Glennon also scored his first career touchdown on a seven-yard run with 1:18 remaining in the game. It was his third rushing attempt of the season and the 52nd of his nine-year career.

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*The Giants tied the score at 7-7 on a three-yard pass from Glennon to Penny with 2:07 remaining in the first quarter. It was the first touchdown reception of Penny's career on the five-year veteran's 21st career catch. Penny has two touchdowns this season and scored each of them against teams from Los Angeles; he ran for a four-yard touchdown vs. the Rams on Oct. 17.

*Penny was the first Giants running back to score since Devontae Booker's 19-yard touchdown run against Carolina on Oct. 24. He scored the Giants' final points on a two-point conversion following the team's last touchdown.

*Penny was not even the top scorer in his family on Sunday. His brother, Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny, scored touchdowns on runs of 32 and 47 yards in the Seahawks' 33-13 victory in Houston.

"It felt good," Eli Penny said. "It's a good day for the both of us. A good day for our family just seeing us play football and enjoy the game."

*Penny's touchdown was set up by a 60-yard reception by tight end Kyle Rudolph which was the Giants' longest play of the season. The previous long was a 54-yard touchdown catch-and-run by Barkley in New Orleans on Oct. 3.

*The completion was the Giants' longest since Daniel' Jones 61-yard throw to Golden Tate against the Jets on Nov. 10, 2019. Their longest pass in 2020 was 53 yards from Jones to Evan Engram in Cincinnati on Nov. 29. However, the Giants did have runs of 80 yards by Jones and 60 yards by Wayne Gallman last season.

*The completion to Rudolph is tied for the second-longest of Glennon's career. On Nov. 24, 2013, as a rookie for Tampa Bay, he threw an 85-yard pass to Tiquan Underwood for a game-winning score in Detroit. The following week in Carolina, he threw a 60-yard pass to Vincent Jackson.

*The 60-yard catch was the longest of Rudolph's 11-year career. His previous long was a 47-yard touchdown for Minnesota against Green Bay on Nov. 22, 2015. Rudolph's longest reception this season had been a 28-yarder at Tampa Bay on Nov 22.

*Rudolph's 60-yard gain was the longest by a Giants tight end since Evan Engram's 75-yard touchdown – a Giants tight end record – at Tampa Bay on Sept 22, 2019, in Daniel Jones' first start.

*Barkley led the Giants with a season-high 64 rushing yards on 16 carries, with a long run of 13 yards. He also caught three passes for 31 yards, including his 18-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

*Booker led the Giants with four receptions for 28 yards and rushed for 57 yards on eight carries.

*Defensive lineman Leonard Williams, whose 670 snaps entering the game led the team's D-linemen, left the game in the second quarter with an elbow injury and did not return. Judge said Williams will undergo an MRI on Monday.

*Linebacker Azeez Ojulari had one of the Giants' two sacks of quarterback Justin Herbert, increasing his season total to 7.5 and extending his franchise rookie record. Dexter Lawrence had the Giants' other sack.

*Rookie cornerback Aaron Robinson made his second start in place of the injured Adoree' Jackson and led the Giants with seven solo tackles and nine total stops. Safety Logan Ryan also had nine tackles (six solo).

*The Giants attempted a fake punt on a fourth-and-nine from their own 38 in the third quarter, but Riley Dixon threw high and wide of Keion Crossen. It was their first fake punt since Dec. 16, 2018, when the Tennessee Titans paid no attention to Dixon, who improvised and ran for a 14-yard gain on fourth-and-10 with 12 seconds remaining in the second quarter. It was the Giants' first called fake punt since Nov. 19, 2017, when a direct snap to Nat Berhe gained two yards on fourth-and-one against Kansas City.

*Second-year pro Matt Peart played several series at right tackle in place of Nate Solder.

*The Giants' inactive players were quarterback Daniel Jones (neck), wide receiver Kadarius Toney (oblique), cornerback Adoree' Jackson (quad), wide receiver Collin Johnson and linebacker Oshane Ximines.

Jones and Jackson missed their second straight game and Toney sat out his third in a row and fourth of the season.


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