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Notes & Stats: Giants win 3rd straight home game

JULIAN-LOVE

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Notes and statistics from the Giants' 13-7 victory against the Philadelphia Eagles in MetLife Stadium:

*The Giants improved to 4-7 this season, including 1-2 in NFC East games.

*The Giants won their third consecutive home game for the first time since they won their last six games in MetLife in 2016. They have matched their home victory total for the entire 2020 season. The Giants are 3-3 at home, where they have two remaining games, Dec. 19 vs. Dallas and Jan. 9 against Washington.

*The Giants have held their opponents to less than 20 points in three consecutive and four of their last five homes games, including a 17-14 loss to Atlanta and victories by 25-3 against Carolina and 23-16 vs. Las Vegas.

*The Giants are 4-0 in division home games under Joe Judge.

*The Giants have won two consecutive games against the Eagles after suffering losses in the previous eight meetings. The teams will face each other again on Dec. 26 in Philadelphia.

*The 20 total points and the 13 points in a victory were the fewest in a Giants game since a 10-7 triumph against Dallas on Dec. 11, 2016. Before Sunday, the Giants lowest points total in a victory under Judge was their 17-12 triumph in Seattle last Dec. 6.

*The Giants led at halftime, 3-0. It was the first time they held their opponents scoreless in the first two quarters since Dec. 9, 2018, when they held a 34-0 lead in Washington. The Giants held the visiting team without a first-half touchdown for the second time in three home games; Carolina scored on a field goal on Oct. 24.

*The three points were the fewest scored in the first half of a Giants game since Nov. 6, 2011, when the Giants and Patriots were scoreless in New England.

*The Giants were outgained, 332-264, and outrushed, 208-70. Despite that, they owned a time of possession advantage of 32:02-27:58.

*The Giants did not commit a turnover for the third time this season, including a loss in Washington on Sept. 16 and the victory against the Panthers.

*The defense forced four turnovers – three interceptions and Julian Love's fumble recovery – their highest total since they had five takeaways in a victory at Washington on Nov. 8, 2020. The Giants' plus-four turnover differential was their highest since that win in Washington.

*The Giants have a takeaway in each of their first 11 games for the first time since 2005.

*Darnay Holmes, Xavier McKinney, and Tae Crowder had the Giants interceptions off Jalen Hurts. It was the Giants' first three-interception game since Blake Martinez, Jabrill Peppers, and Logan Ryan all had interceptions in Washington on Nov. 8, 2020.

*The Giants have intercepted a pass in eight consecutive games, their longest streak since Sept. 25-Nov. 20, 2011, an eight-game streak that started and ended against the Eagles.

*The Giants committed a season-low two accepted penalties for just 15 yards.

*Daniel Jones completed 19 of 30 passes for 202 yards, including a one-yard touchdown to tight end Chris Myarick. He did not throw an interception for the seventh time in 11 games. Jones was not sacked until the Giants' final non-kneel down play in the fourth quarter. Jones also rushed for 30 yards on nine carries.

*Saquon Barkley led the Giants with 40 rushing yards on 13 attempts, including a 32-yarder that was his second-longest run of the season. He also had a team-high four receptions, for 13 yards.

*Kenny Golladay (game-high 50 yards) and Darius Slayton (40 yards) led the wide receivers with three catches apiece. Golladay had 18-yard receptions on consecutive plays on the Giants' field goal drive in the fourth quarter.

*Pharoh Cooper and Darius Slayton increased to six the number of Giants wide receivers with rushing attempts this season. Cooper gained three yards, but Slayton lost 13. Sterling Shepard, Kadarius Toney, John Ross, and C.J. Board have also run the ball this season.

*Myarick, who was signed from the practice squad on Wednesday, caught his first two career passes, for 11 yards, in his third game. He became the second Giants player in as many weeks to score a touchdown on his first career reception, joining tackle Andrew Thomas, who caught a two-yard touchdown pass last Monday night in Tampa.

*Holmes picked off a Hurts pass for Quez Watkins at the five-yard line and returned it 15 yards in the second quarter. It was the second interception of Holmes' 23-game career. On Dec. 6, 2020, he picked off a Russell Wilson pass in the fourth quarter in the Giants' victory in Seattle.

*Crowder intercepted a pass for the first time in his career when he grabbed Hurts' pass for Boston Scott at the goal line on the final play of the first half. He returned it nine yards before the ball was punched from his arm and out of bounds by DeVonta Smith.

*McKinney, the second-year safety, intercepted his team-leading fifth pass of the season when he picked off Hurts' deep throw to Jalen Reagor with 6:02 remaining in the third quarter.

*Love had the first fumble recovery and first half-sack of his three-year career. The ball sailed to him after a fourth-quarter fumble by Scott that was forced by Dexter Lawrence. Love and Austin Johnson shared the Giants' only sack, a five-yarder on Hurts.

*McKinney led the Giants with eight tackles (four solo). Rookie Aaron Robinson, who saw his most extensive action of the season, and Crowder each had six tackles (four solo).

*Lorenzo Carter returned to the field after missing three games with an ankle injury and had one solo tackle.

*Cornerback Adoree' Jackson (quad) and Holmes (chest) left the game in the second quarter. They were replaced, primarily, by Robinson and J.R. Reed.

*Graham Gano kicked field goals of 35 and 39 yards but was wide right on a 51-yard try that would have given him a franchise-record single-season six three-pointers of 50+ yards.

*Cooper returned one kickoff 22 yards and one punt nine yards.

*The Giants are 35-36 in games following a Monday night game, including 16-15 since 2000.

*The Giants' inactive players were wide receivers Sterling Shepard (quad) and Kadarius Toney (quad), tight ends Kyle Rudolph (ankle) and Kaden Smith (knee), fullback Cullen Gillaspia (calf) and offensive lineman Wes Martin.

Toney and Shepard are 1-2 on the team in catches and receiving yards. Shepard missed his third consecutive game and sixth of the season. Toney was inactive for the second time this season and Smith for the second week in a row. Rudolph missed his first game since a foot injury forced him to the sidelines for the final four games of the 2020 season, his last with the Minnesota Vikings. Gillaspia was inactive for the second straight game.

*Logan Ryan missed his second straight game while on the Reserve/COVID-19 list but is expected to return next week in Miami.

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