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Notes & Stats: Inside Thursday night's loss to Eagles


Notes and statistics from the Giants' 22-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Lincoln Financial Field:

*The Giants lost by one point to an NFC East rival four days after defeating another division foe, Washington, by a single point, 20-19.

*The Giants had season-high totals of 325 total yards and 160 rushing yards. Their previous bests were 300 yards at Dallas on Oct. 11 and 136 yards on the ground at the Rams on Oct. 4.

*The 160 rushing yards is the Giants' highest total since they ran for 206 yards at Washington on Dec. 22, 2019.

*The Giants lost their eighth consecutive game to the Eagles and their seventh in a row in Philadelphia.

*In their last three games in Lincoln Financial Field, the Giants owned leads of 19-3, 17-3 and 21-10 and lost each one.

*The Giants led in the fourth quarter, 21-10. This was the second game this season in which they lost after leading by at least 11 points. On Oct. 11 in Dallas, they jumped ahead of the Cowboys, 17-3, but lost, 37-34.

*This was also the second game this year in which the Giants lost after leading in the fourth quarter. They led the Cowboys, 34-31, before allowing two late field goals. They had last lost a fourth-quarter lead of at least 10 points on Dec. 6, 2015, when a late 20-10 advantage against the Jets became a 23-20 defeat in overtime.

*The Giants fell to 1-6, while Philadelphia moved into first place in the NFC East with a 2-4-1 record – pending 2-4 Dallas' game at Washington on Sunday.

*The Eagles gained 442 yards, the highest total allowed by the Giants since Minnesota totaled 490 yards on Oct. 6, 2019. Philadelphia's 346 net passing yards were the most by a Giants opponent since Tampa Bay threw for 355 yards on Sept. 22, 2019.

*The Giants' final touchdown, a two-yard pass from Daniel Jones to Sterling Shepard, capped a 15-play, 97-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter. It was the Giants' longest touchdown drive since Nov. 24, 2019, when they needed 11 plays to travel 97 yards to a touchdown in Chicago.

*Jones, making his first career start in Philadelphia, completed 20 of 30 passes for 187 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for a passer rating of 91.9. He was sacked three times.

*Jones led the Giants with a career-high 92 yards on just four carries. It was the fourth time this season and the seventh time in two years he led the Giants in rushing yardage.

*Jones had the longest run by a quarterback in Giants' history when he scampered for an 80-yard gain to set up a touchdown in the third quarter. Jones could have had an 88-yard run, but he stumbled and fell at the Eagles' eight-yard line. Wayne Gallman scored three plays later to give the Giants a 14-10 lead.

*Jones' 80-yarder was the longest run by an NFL quarterback since Tennessee's Marcus Mariota scored on an 87-yard run against Jacksonville on Dec. 6, 2015.

*Last Sunday against Washington, Jones ran for 49 yards, which was then the longest ground gain by a Giants quarterback in the Super Bowl era. Four days later, he beat it by 31 yards. Jones has had the team's longest run four times this year and seven times in his two seasons.

*Jones's run tied for the fourth-longest in Giants history and was the second-longest that was not a touchdown:

95 Tiki Barber, at Oakland, Dec. 31, 2005 (TD)

91 Hap Moran, vs. Green Bay, Nov. 23, 1930

88 Ahmad Bradshaw, at Buffalo, Dec. 23, 2007(TD)

80 Eddie Price, at Philadelphia, Dec. 9, 1951 (TD)

80 Daniel Jones, at Philadelphia, Oct. 22, 2010

*Wayne Gallman took over in the second half for Devonta Freeman (ankle injury) and led the running backs with 34 yards on 10 carries, including the one-yard touchdown that gave the Giants a 14-10 lead in the third quarter. It was Gallman's first score since he had both a rushing and a receiving touchdown against Washington on Sept. 29, 2019. Gallman also caught five passes for 20 yards.

*Shepard, activated off injured reserve on Thursday after missing four games with turf toe, tied tight end Evan Engram for the team lead with six receptions for a team-high 59 yards. Shepard's touchdown was his first since Dec. 22, 2019 at Washington.

*For the second consecutive game, wide receiver Golden Tate had just one catch, but he made the most of it. He scored his first touchdown of the season on a 39-yard reception with 4:13 remaining in the first quarter when he caught a Jones pass and used his strength to prevent cornerback Cre'Von LeBlanc from stealing it.

The touchdown was Tate's first since he scored on a 20-yard pass from Jones in the Giants' previous game against Philadelphia on Dec. 29, 2019.

*The 39-yard catch was 18 yards longer than any of Tate's first 19 receptions this season. It was also tied for the Giants' second-longest pass this season.

*Wide receiver Alex Bachman, activated off the practice squad hours before the game, and rookie linebacker TJ Brunson each made his NFL debut.

*Linebacker Trent Harris, also activated off the practice squad, played his first game in a Giants uniform.

*Jabrill Peppers, Markus Golden and Dexter Lawrence all had sacks for the Giants. It was Lawrence's second sack, Golden's first full sack and Peppers' first of the season.

*Peppers sacked Carson Wentz for an eight-yard loss. It was the second sack of his four-year career and first since he tackled Case Keenum for an 11-yard loss at Denver on Dec. 15, 2018.

*James Bradberry picked up his third interception of the season - tying him with two others for the NFL's second-highest total – when he picked off a Wentz pass in the end zone with 4:46 remaining in the second quarter. Wentz scrambled left away from a Giants rush and overthrew wide receiver John Hightower. Bradberry caught the ball near the sideline and kept his feet inbounds for the takeaway. It was Bradberry's second pick in as many games after intercepting a Kyle Allen pass and returning it 19 yards against Washington. He intercepted his first pass of the season in Chicago in Week 2.

*Linebacker Blake Martinez led the Giants with nine tackles (seven solo).

*The Eagles took a 7-0 lead when Wentz scored on a one-yard run to successfully conclude a 75-yard drive on the game's opening series. Philadelphia joined the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams as Giants opponents this season to score touchdowns on their first offensive possession.

*The Giants caught a break with 15 seconds remaining in the first half when Jake Elliott – who kicked a 61-yarder against them in Philly three years ago - missed a 29-yard field goal attempt. He had been 20-for-20 on field goal tries inside 30 yards in his career.

*The Giants fell to 15-12-3 in Thursday games. Since 2008, they are 4-7 on Thursday nights, including 2-6 on the road. The Giants have lost five consecutive Thursday night games. They are 0-3 against the Eagles on Thursday night.

*The Giants' inactive players were wide receiver C.J. Board (concussion), cornerback Darnay Holmes (neck), safety Adrian Colbert (shoulder), tackle Jackson Barton, tight end Eric Tomlinson. DL RJ McIntosh and defensive end Jabaal Sheard.

Holmes, the Giants' fourth-round draft choice this season, missed his first game of the season. He started two of the first six games. Board started three of the last four games and was inactive for the first time this season. Colbert missed his second straight games and fourth of the year. Sheard joined the team this week.

View photos from the Week 7 matchup between the Giants and Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.


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