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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Notes and anecdotes from the Giants' 27-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

*The Giants lost their second game in a row and fell to 6-4, one game behind the Eagles in the NFC East.

*They lost their fourth consecutive regular season game to Philadelphia, the longest such streak since the Eagles swept the season series in 2003 and 2004.

*The Giants gained 208 yards, their lowest total since they had 181 yards at Minnesota in the 2009 season finale.

*The Giants rushed for 61 yards, their lowest total on the ground since running for 35 yards against the Vikings last season. It was the first time this year the Giants did not rush for at least 100 yards in a game, ending their franchise-record streak at nine consecutive 100-yard games to start a season.

*The Giants' 147 passing yards was their second-lowest total of the season. They threw for 137 yards at Indianapolis on Sept. 10.

*The Giants' 13 first downs tied the season low they set against the Colts.

*The Giants committed five turnovers (two lost fumbles and three interceptions, one with :01 left in the game) for the second time in the last four games and raised their season total to 30 – one shy of their total for the entire 2009 season. Tom Coughlin said his team had a "callous disregard for the ball."

*The Giants did not score a first-half touchdown for the second game in a row and the fourth time this season.

*The Giants' offense did not allow a sack for the third consecutive game.

*One week after the Eagles piled up 592 yards and Michael Vick accounted for six touchdowns (four passing, two rushing), the Giants limited them to 393 yards and Vick to a four-yard rushing touchdown. Vick completed 24 of 38 passes for 258 yards (0 interceptions) and ran for 34 yards on 11 carries.

*Philadelphia's 90-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter was the second-longest by a Giants opponent this season; Indianapolis had a 98-yard drive. An Eagles field goal drive that took 8:22 was the longest in terms of time and tied an opponent high for the season of 14 plays.

*The Giants are now 8-16 against teams that played the previous Monday night (since 1990).

*Eli Manning completed 20 of 33 passes for 147 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. The 147 yards was his lowest total since he threw for 141 in last season's finale in Minnesota.

*Manning's two touchdown passes increased his season total to 21. It is his sixth consecutive season with at least 20 touchdown passes, extending his franchise record. Before Manning, Fran Tarkenton and Phil Simms shared the record with three seasons in a row with 20 touchdown passes.

*The touchdown throws increased Manning's total in Lincoln Financial Field to 10 – that's more than he has thrown in any venue except Giants Stadium, where he threw 67 touchdown passes.

*Manning, tied up by the Philadelphia rush, flipped a sidearm left-handed pass to Ahmad Bradshaw for a two-yard gain in the third quarter. Manning is two-for-three throwing as a lefty in his career. On Sept. 26 against Tennessee, his southpaw toss to Kevin Boss in the end zone was intercepted by cornerback Jason McCourty. Manning first threw a pass left-handed on Sept. 14, 2008 in St. Louis, where he completed a two-yard throw to Brandon Jacobs while being wrapped up by defensive end James Hall.

*Manning is 4-2 as a regular season starter in Lincoln Financial Field after starting 4-0.

*The game was played six years to the day after Manning's first game as the Giants' starting quarterback. On Nov. 21, 2004, the Giants lost to Atlanta, 14-10. The Falcons' starting quarterback in that game was Vick, who was the Eagles' starter on Sunday.

*Jacobs rushed for only 10 yards, but that increased his career total to 3,842 yards and moved him past Ron Johnson (3836) and into fifth place on the Giants' career list.

*Justin Tuck had all three of the Giants' sacks of Vick, including one on which he forced a fumble. Tuck also had two tackles for losses, seven total tackles, a quarterback hit and another forced fumble.

"He played very well," Coughlin said. "He was a force, and he made things happen from his side.  That combined with some of the pressures we had and the eventual single protection that was shown to him, he did play well."

*Tuck has 7.0 sacks this season one behind team leader Osi Umenyiora. He increased his career total to 36.0, tying him with Carl Banks in seventh place on the Giants' official sack list (since 1982).

*Terrell Thomas blocked David Akers' 42-yard field goal attempt on the final play of the first half. The last Giant to block a field goal try was Thomas, on Dec. 7, 2008 against the Eagles in Giants Stadium. The kicker was Akers. And like Sunday night, it was the last play of the first half. That attempt was from 32 yards and Kevin Dockery scooped up the ball and returned it 71 yards for a touchdown.

*Wide receiver Derek Hagan, signed last week when Ramses Barden went on injured reserve, had three catches for 10 yards, including a five-yard touchdown. Hagan also had a special teams tackle.

*Tight end Travis Beckum scored his second touchdown of the season, and the second of his career, on a two-yard pass from Manning.

*Rookie wide receiver Duke Calhoun had his first career reception, a four-yarder.

*Two of Manning's passes were picked off by Asante Samuel, the first Giants opponent with two interceptions in a game since Minnesota's Dwight Smith (two for 112 yards, including a 93-yard touchdown) on Nov. 25, 2007.

*Philadelphia's LeSean McCoy rushed for 111 yards on 14 yards, including the go-ahead 50-yard touchdown. He is the second back to run for more than 100 yards vs. the Giants this season; Tennessee's Chris Johnson rushed for 125 yards on Sept. 26. The 50-yarder was the longest by an opponent since Carolina's Jonathan Stewart had a 52-yard run on Dec. 27, 2009. McCoy's 66-yarder on Nov. 1 was the longest by a Giants opponent in 2009.

*The Eagles' Jeremy Maclin caught nine passes for 120 yards, the third Giants opponent to exceed 100 yards this year; Detroit's Calvin Johnson had 146 yards on Oct. 17 and Dallas; Dez Bryant had 104 yards last week.

*Barry Cofield's fumble recovery early in the fourth quarter was the first of his five-year career.

*Shawn Andrews, the former two-time Pro Bowl Eagles lineman, played the entire game at left tackle despite not practicing last week. Andrews was twice penalized for holding, though he questioned the validity of one of the calls.

"This game was special to me and yesterday felt like Christmas Eve, because I so looked forward to coming back here," said Andrews, who played for the Eagles from 2004-08.

*Rookie Jake Ballard, signed on Saturday, made his NFL debut as an extra tight end.

*Coughlin was 1-1 on replay challenges, both in the fourth quarter. With 8:31 remaining, Manning threw a pass to Bradshaw, who fumbled. The ball was recovered by the Eagles' Brodrick Bunkley  at the Giants' 38-yard line. Coughlin challenged the ruling, claiming Bradshaw was down by contact before he fumbled. After review, referee Ron Winter reversed the call, saying Bradshaw's forearm had touched touchdown the ground, making him down by contact.

With 2:51 remaining in the quarter. Manning ran for 16 yards. But instead of sliding, he dove forward and lost the ball, which Darryl Tapp recovered for the Eagles. Coughlin again challenged, claiming Manning was down by contact. But after review, Winter upheld the call on the field, giving Philadelphia the ball. Coughlin is 5-3 this year, 28-30 with the Giants and 38-39 in his career on replay challenges.

*The Giants' inactive players were wide receiver Steve Smith (pectoral), center Shaun O'Hara (foot), tackle David Diehl (hamstring/hip), fullback Madison Hedgecock (hamstring), wide receiver Darius Reynaud, linebacker Gerris Wilkinson and defensive linemen Linval Joseph and Alex Hall.

O'Hara missed his third consecutive game and sixth of the season, Smith and Diehl missed their second straight games and Hedgecock sat out for the sixth game in a row.

*The Giants' game captains were Kareem McKenzie, Osi Umenyiora and Deon Grant.

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