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Notes & stats: Win streak vs. Washington ends


Notes and statistics from the Giants' 30-29 loss to the Washington Football Team in FedExField:

*The Giants' winning streaks of five games vs. Washington and three games in FedExField ended.

*The last three Giants-Washington games have been decided by a total of five points, including two one-point games.

*This was the Giants' first one-point loss since a 22-21 defeat in Philadelphia last Oct. 22.

*Washington's Dustin Hopkins kicked the game-winning 43-yard field goal as time expired. It was the Giants' first defeat on a last-play field goal since Oct. 11, 2020, when Dallas' Greg Zuerlein kicked a 37-yarder to break a tie and give the Cowboys a 37-34 victory. This was the first come-from-behind game-winning field goal with no time remaining vs. the Giants since Oct. 1, 2017, when Tampa Bay's Nick Folk kicked a 34-yard field goal to give the Buccaneers a 25-23 victory.

*The Giants led after three quarters, 20-17. This was their first loss after owning the lead entering the fourth quarter since Nov. 2, 2020, when a 17-15 advantage against Tampa Bay ended with a 25-23 Buccaneers victory. The Giants had won their previous five games when leading after three quarters.

*The Giants rushed for 163 yards, their highest total since they ran for 166 yards on Nov. 8, 2020 – in their previous visit to Washington.

*The Giants lost despite finishing with no turnovers. They have lost their last three games in which they had no giveaways, including defeats to Cleveland and Baltimore last December.

*The Giants had the game's only takeaway, a fourth-quarter James Bradberry interception. It was the third time in Joe Judge's 18 games as head coach the Giants had a favorable turnover differential but lost the game.

*The Giants' 11 accepted penalties is their highest total since they had 12 infractions in a 24-3 victory against Washington on Sept. 19, 2019.

*The Giants fell to 0-2 for the fifth straight season and the eighth time in nine years.

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*The Giants took a 6-0 lead when Daniel Jones scored a touchdown on a six-yard run with 7:25 remaining in the first quarter. It was the Giants' second opening possession touchdown in three games dating back to last season; they scored early against Dallas in the 2020 season finale on Sterling Shepard's 23-yard run. The Giants were 3-1 last season in games in which they scored a touchdown on their first offensive series.

*Jones completed 22 of 32 passes for 249 yards and a 33-yard touchdown to Darius Slayton. None of his 69 passes this season have been intercepted.

*Jones had nine carries for 95 yards, a single-game record for a Giants quarterback in the Super Bowl era – and he set the mark despite having a 58-yard touchdown run taken off the board by a holding penalty. The record Jones broke was his own; he ran for 92 yards in Philadelphia on Oct. 22, 2020, also in a Thursday night road game against an NFC East opponent. Jones had a game-long 46-yard run (he had an 80-yarder against the Eagles).

*Jones' early six-yard score was his second rushing touchdown of the young season and the fifth of his career.

*Jones lost for the first time in five starts against Washington.

*Saquon Barkley led the Giants' running backs with 57 yards on 13 carries. He also caught two passes for 12 yards.

*Sterling Shepard led the Giants for the second game in a row in receptions (nine) and receiving yards (94).

*Darius Slayton scored his first touchdown of the season on a 33-yard pass from Jones in the second quarter.

*Nick Gates' first career start at left guard lasted just 12 plays. On the first play of the Giants' second possession, Gates suffered a lower left leg fracture and was carted off. Play-by-play announcer Joe Buck said of the injury, "It's bad enough that we're just not going to show it to you." Gates is one of the Giants' seven captains this season and the entire team left the bench area and approached the cart to support Gates as he left the field.

Gates was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he was to remain overnight and undergo surgery in the morning to repair the fracture.

*Gates made his 19th consecutive start Thursday night, which is the Giants' longest active streak. It was his 21st career start in his 44th game. He had started the previous 17 games, dating back to last season, at center. In 2019, Gates started two games at right tackle and one at right guard. Shane Lemieux, who had started the previous 10 games at left guard, including the opener last week, was placed on injured reserve Thursday, so Gates moved over to guard and Billy Price started at center.

*Linebacker Blake Martinez started his 18th consecutive game and will become the team's active leader when the Giants host Atlanta on Sept. 26.

*Price's start at center was his first since Nov. 1, 2020, when he played that position for the Cincinnati Bengals against Tennessee. It was his 20th career start in his 44th game. He started 10 games at center in his rookie season in 2018. Price has also started seven games at left guard and one at right guard. He was obtained by the Giants on Aug. 30 in a trade with the Bengals for defensive lineman B.J. Hill and a conditional seventh-round draft choice. Price was Cincinnati's first-round draft choice in 2018.

*Ben Bredeson stepped in at left guard as he did last week, when he played 44 snaps after Lemieux left the game.

*Rookie linebacker Azeez Ojulari sacked Taylor Heinicke for a 16-yard loss on the game's third play. Ojulari, who also sacked Denver's Teddy Bridgewater in the opener, is the first Giants player with at least one full sack in each of his first two career games. The last Giant with at least one full sack in each of his first two games with the team was veteran defensive end Robert Ayers on Sept. 8 and 14, 2014, at Detroit and vs. Arizona.

*Ojulari is the first Giants rookie with at least one full sack in consecutive games since defensive lineman B.J. Hill on Sept. 23 and 30, 2018, at Houston and vs. New Orleans.

*Ojulari's 16-yard sack was the Giants' longest since Sept. 11, 2011, when Dave Tollefson tackled Rex Grossman for a 16-yard loss – also in FedExField.

*Ojulari had the Giants' only sack of the game.

*Martinez led the Giants with 12 tackles (five solo).

*Bradberry's interception was the team's first of the season and the 12th of his career.

*Graham Gano – who did not attempt a field goal in the season opener against Denver - kicked a career-high five field goals, from 23, 47, 53, 55 and 35 yards. He is the first Giants kicker with a five-field goal game since Dec. 7, 2014, when Josh Brown kicked five in a victory at Tennessee, the longest a 52-yarder. Graham's previous career best was four field goals, which he has done 11 times, including twice in his first season with the Giants last year.

*Gano extended his Giants-record streak to 35 consecutive successful field goal attempts. His most recent miss was a 57-yard try at Chicago on Sept. 20, 2020.

*This was the third time in Giants history – the second by Gano – a kicker had three field goals longer than 40 yards in a regular-season game. Gano did it on Sept. 27, 2020, with field goals of 52, 42 and 47 yards vs. San Francisco. Brown was the first Giants kicker to accomplish the feat, when he kicked field goals of 41, 52 and 45 yards on Dec. 22, 2013, in Detroit.

*Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke completed 34 of 46 passes for 336 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. The yardage total was the highest by a Giants opponent since Nov. 8, 2020, when Alex Smith – subbing for the injured Kyle Allen – threw for 325 yards in the Giants' previous visit to FedEd.

*Washington wide receiver Terry McLaurin had a game-high 11 receptions for 107 yards. McLaurin's 11 receptions were the most by a Giants opponent since Chicago running back Tarik Cohen caught 12 passes on Dec. 2, 2018, and the most by a wide receiver since Miami's Jarvis Landry had 11 on Dec. 14, 2015. McLaurin was the first receiver to gain at least 100 yards vs. the Giants since Arizona's DeAndre Hopkins had 136 yards on Dec. 13, 2020. McLaurin caught seven passes for 115 yards and one touchdown when the Giants won in FedExField last Nov. 8.

*The Giants are 50-42-5 in road openers.

*The Giants lost their sixth consecutive Thursday night game. They are 3-7 on Thursday nights since 2012, including 2-6 as visitors.

*The Giants' inactive players were tight end Evan Engram (calf), wide receiver Collin Johnson, cornerbacks Josh Jackson and Sam Beal, and linebackers Cam Brown, Justin Hilliard and Quincy Roche.

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