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Notes & Stats: Giants vs. Eagles Recap

PHILADELPHIA – Notes and statistics from the Giants' 34-10 loss to the Eagles in Lincoln Financial Field.

*The Giants' defense limited the Eagles to 324 total yards, including 130 on the ground. That ended Philadelphia's streak of consecutive 175 rushing games at seven. The Eagles ran for 208 yards in the Giants' 13-7 victory in MetLife Stadium on Nov. 28.

*The Giants are 4-11 after their fourth consecutive loss. They are 1-7 on the road and 1-4 in NFC East road games. The Giants play their final road game of the year next week in Chicago before ending their season at home against Washington.

*The Giants lost their eighth consecutive game in Philadelphia, where they last won in 2014.

*The 24-point margin of defeat was tied for the Giants' third largest in Joe Judge's two seasons as coach. They lost by 27 points to the Rams on Oct. 17 of this year and to San Francisco on Sept. 27, 2020, and by 24 in Dallas on Oct. 10.

*The Giants converted eight of 20 third-down opportunities (40%). Both figures were their highest total since they were eight-for-21 in a victory at Cincinnati on Nov. 29, 2020.

*The halftime score was 3-3. It was the second time this season the Giants were tied with their opponents at the half. On Oct. 3 in New Orleans, the Giants and Saints were deadlocked 7-7 in a game the Giants won in overtime, 27-21.

*This was the third time this season in which no touchdowns were scored in the first half of a Giants game – and the second vs. the Eagles. The Giants led 3-0 when the teams met four weeks ago in MetLife Stadium. On Oct. 24, the Giants held a 5-3 halftime lead on their way to a 25-3 victory.

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*Jake Fromm made his first NFL start and completed six of 17 passes for 25 yards before he was relieved by Mike Glennon in the third quarter.

*Fromm was the 15th quarterback since the 1970 merger to start his first NFL game in a Giants uniform. The first was Jerry Golsteyn 44 years ago, and the most recent was Jones on Sept. 19, 2019 rookie season. The list also includes two strike-replacement quarterbacks (Jim Crocicchia and Mike Busch). The first start record of the 15 quarterbacks is 8-7.

*The Giants and Chicago Bears (Nick Foles) Sunday became the sixth and seventh teams to start three quarterbacks this season. joining Carolina, Cleveland, New Orleans, the Jets and Washington. The 2015 season was the last in which seven teams started at least three different quarterbacks.

*This is the first season in 29 years in which the Giants start three quarterbacks. In 1992, Phil Simms, Jeff Hostetler, and Kent Graham all started for the Giants.

*Glennon, who had started the previous three games, completed 17 of 27 passes for 93 yards, a nine-yard touchdown to tight end Evan Engram and an interception that was returned 29 yards for a touchdown by Alex Singleton.

*Saquon Barkley led the Giants with 32 rushing yards on 15 carries, the longest seven yards.

*Devontae Booker ran for 27 yards on 10 carries.

*Rookie Kadarius Toney, who missed the previous four games with an oblique/quad injury and a stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list, had a team-high 28 receiving yards and was one of four players with a team-best four catches (joining Booker, Engram and Eli Penny).

*Wide receiver David Sills, activated from the practice squad as a COVID-19 replacement, caught his first career pass, a five-yarder in the fourth quarter.

*Linebacker Lorenzo Carter, who had two sacks last week, had the Giants' only sack of Jalen Hurts, a five-yarder.

*Defensive back Julian Love led the Giants with six solo tackles. Safety Logan Ryan had six stops (five solo).

*Linebacker Jaylon Smith made his first Giants start and assisted on three tackles.

*Singleton was the second Giants opponent to score a defensive touchdown this season. On Oct. 10, Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown returned a Glennon pass 45 yards for a score in Dallas.

*Linebacker Cam Brown, activated Saturday from the COVID reserve list, had two special teams tackles.

*Cornerback Darqueze Dennard had one tackle on a punt in his Giants debut. It was his first game since Dec. 13, 2020, when he had four solo tackles for Atlanta in Los Angeles against the Chargers. Dennard was signed to the Giants' practice squad on Thursday and was one of four players signed to the roster yesterday as COVID-19 replacements. The others were Sills, defensive tackle David Moa and tackle Isaiah Wilson. Moa had one unassisted tackle and Wilson was the only player in uniform who did not play.

*Graham Gano scored the game's first points with a 54-yard field goal with 11:41 remaining in the second quarter. It was Gano's seventh field goal this year of 50+ yards, extending his franchise single-season record. He set the previous record of five in his first season with the team in 2020. His 12 field goals of 50 or more yards are also a franchise career record; Joe Danelo held the former record of nine, set from 1976-82.

*Offensive tackle Nate Solder and nose tackle Danny Shelton did not play after they were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list yesterday.

Solder started each of the first 14 games, including 13 at right tackle and the Oct. 10 game in Dallas at left tackle, which Andrew Thomas missed because of a foot injury. Solder opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID concerns but had started in 83 consecutive regular-season and postseason games for which he was eligible, including all 46 since joining the Giants in 2018. He had last missed a non-opt-out game on Sept. 11, 2016, when a hamstring injury forced him out of the New England Patriots' opener at Arizona.

*Second-year pro Matt Peart made his fifth start of the season and second at right tackle, where he played when Solder moved to the left side against the Cowboys in October. Peart also started three games at left tackle when Thomas was on injured reserve.

*Peart suffered a sprained left knee on a two-yard run by Saquon Barkley with 4:31 remaining in the first quarter. He was helped off the field and retreated to the locker room after a sideline examination and did not return. Peart was replaced by Korey Cunningham.

*Shelton has played in 12 games this season and has 29 tackles (12 solo) and a half-sack. He was inactive vs. Carolina on Oct. 24 and at Kansas City on Nov. 1 because of a pectoral injury.

*In addition to Solder and Shelton, the following players did not play because they are on the Reserve/COVID-19 list: wide receiver John Ross, defensive backs Adoree' Jackson and Keion Crossen, missed the game

*Boston Scott scored the game's first touchdown on a three-yard run with 2:58 elapsed in the third quarter. It was Scott's eighth touchdown – seven rushing - in six games against the Giants. He has four touchdowns in his other 37 career games.

*Philadelphia right tackle Lane Johnson scored on a five-yard pass from Jalen Hurts. He is the first offensive lineman to catch a touchdown pass against the Giants since the Phoenix Cardinals' Luis Sharpe on Oct. 21, 1990. Sharpe scored a one-yard touchdown on a pass from Timm Rosenbach in a 20-19 Giants win.

*The Giants' inactive players were running back Gary Brightwell, wide receiver Collin Johnson, guard Ben Bredeson and linebacker Oshane Ximines.

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