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Notes & Stats: Thursday Night Football Recap


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Notes and statistics from the Giants' 30-12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Levi's Stadium:

*The Giants were 1-1 on their west coast trip, beating the Cardinals in Arizona before losing to the Niners. They are 1-2 this season and next play on Monday night, Oct. 2, against Seattle in MetLife Stadium.

*The Giants were surpassed in all major statistical categories, including total yards (441-150), rushing yards (141-29), passing yards (300-121), first downs (26-10), third-down conversions and time of possession (39:10-20:50).

*The Giants'150 total yards are their lowest total in 10 years – almost to the day, and with the same total. On Sept. 22, 2013, they gained 150 yards in a 38-0 loss at Carolina.

*Their 29 rushing yards is their lowest figure since they ran for 29 yards in the 2020 season opener against Pittsburgh on Sept. 14.

*The Giants' 121 passing yards were not their lowest total in the young season; they had 63 net passing yards in their season-opening loss to Dallas.

*The Giants had last finished a game with no more than 10 first downs in the 2021 season finale; on Jan. 9, 2022, they had 10 first downs in a loss to Washington.

*The Giants' 20:50 time of possession is their lowest figure since their last game against San Francisco; on Sept. 27, 2020, when they owned the ball for just 20:16 vs. the 49ers.

*San Francisco's 441 yards are the most allowed by the Giants since Jacksonville gained 452 yards in a Giants victory on Oct. 23, 2022. That was also the most recent game in which the Giants allowed so many passing yards (310).

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*Daniel Jones completed 22 of 32 passes for 137 yards, no touchdowns and one interception for a passer rating of 64.2.

*Jones ran for five yards on just two carries. It was his lowest rushing yardage total since he had four yards against the Rams on Oct. 17, 2021, and his fewest carries since he had one (for three yards) at Baltimore on Dec. 27, 2020.

*Parris Campbell led the Giants with six receptions, but they gained only 24 yards.

*Second-year pro Wan'Dale Robinson had four receptions for 21 yards in his season debut. On his first snap of the season, Robinson lined up in the left slot on a third-and-four and caught a seven-yard pass for a first down.

*Matt Breida started at running back for Saquon Barkley, who was inactive after spraining his ankle late in the fourth quarter of the Giants' victory in Arizona. Breida made his 21st career start and second with the Giants.

*Breida scored the Giants' only touchdown on an eight-yard run in the third quarter and finished with 17 yards on four carries. Breida began his NFL career with the 49ers (2017-19), when he rushed for 1,902 yards and six touchdowns.

*Barkley missed his first game due to injury since Nov. 7, 2021, against Las Vegas, the last of four in a row for which he was inactive due to an ankle injury. Like most starters, he did not play in the 2022 season finale in Philadelphia due to a coach's decision.

*Shane Lemieux started at left guard for Ben Bredeson, who was inactive after suffering a concussion in the third quarter Sunday in Arizona. It was Lemieux's 12th career start, all at left guard. Lemieux started nine games as a rookie in 2020, but injuries limited him to one game in both 2021 and 2022.

*The Giants' starting offensive line, left to right, was Joshua Ezeudu, Lemieux, John Michael Schmitz, Marcus McKethan and Evan Neal. Only Schmitz and Neal were starters in the season opener just 11 days ago. Left tackle Andrew Thomas missed his second game with a hamstring injury suffered in the season opener vs. Dallas.

*Mark Glowinski, who started the season opener at right guard, and center Jaylon Thomas, elevated from the practice squad for the game, were the only Giants in uniform who did not play.

*Kayvon Thibodeaux registered the Giants' first sack of the season when Brock Purdy couldn't find an open receiver and was tackled for a four-yard loss on the game's first series.

*D.J. Davidson and Leonard Williams split a sack in the second half. It was the first of Davidson's career.

*Linebacker Micah McFadden led the Giants with 10 tackles (nine solo), including four stops for loss. He is the first Giants defender with four tackles for loss in a game since defensive end Justin Tuck had four – all sacks – at Washington on Dec. 1, 2013. McFadden's tackle for loss total is the highest by any NFL player this season.

*The Giants did not have a takeaway for the third consecutive game.

*Graham Gano tied the Giants' franchise record – which he shares - by kicking a 57-yard field goal with 13 seconds remaining in the second quarter. It was the third 57-yard field goal in Giants' history. Aldrick Rosas kicked the first, against Chicago in MetLife Stadium on Dec. 2, 2018. Gano matched him last Thanksgiving Day in Dallas.

*In his four seasons with the Giants, Gano has kicked 21 field goals of 50 or more yards. That is 12 more than the franchise runner-up, Joe Danelo, who had nine from 1976-82.

*Gano scored the Giants' first points in a first half this season when he kicked a 44-yard field goal on the Giants' initial offensive series. The Giants have yet to score a first-half touchdown.

*Rookie cornerback Deonte Banks (arm) and Davidson (elbow) left the game with injuries.

*The Giants have lost 14 of their last 15 night games, including one postseason game. The victory was last Dec. 18 in Washington.

*The 49ers moved ahead in the regular-season series, 18-17.

*The Giants' inactive players were running back Saquon Barkley (ankle), left tackle Andrew Thomas (hamstring), guard Ben Bredeson (concussion), outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari (hamstring), defensive lineman Jordon Riley, cornerback Cor'Dale Flott, and safety Gervarrius Owens.


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