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Postgame Notes and Stats


Notes and statistics from the Giants' 27-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills in MetLife Stadium.

*The Giants won for the fourth time in five games and improved to 4-2 entering their bye.

*The Giants improved to 18-5 in games prior to a regular season bye, tying the Dallas Cowboys for the best record in such games:

Team                                        W        L          Pct.     

Dallas Cowboys                       18        5         .783

New York Giants                     18        5         .783

Seattle Seahawks                     17         6         .739

*Tom Coughlin is 11-5 in pre-bye games, including 6-2 with the Giants.

*The Giants gained 414 total yards one week after finishing with 464 against Seattle. It's their first consecutive 400-yard games since they had three in a row from Oct. 25-Nov. 14, 2010 against Dallas (twice) and Seattle.

*The Giants rushed for a season-high 112 yards, three more than their total at Philadelphia on Sept. 25.

*The Giants did not allow a sack for the first time since the 2010 season finale at Washington.

*The Giants did not commit a turnover for the second time this season (also at Philadelphia). They have won their last five games and seven of their last eight games in which they did not turn the ball over.

*This was the first time since their victory over Jacksonville on Nov. 28, 2010 that the Giants did not allow a sack or commit a turnover in the same game.

*The Giants' 89-yard yard touchdown drive in the second quarter was their longest since a 95-yarder at Washington on Jan. 2, 2011. They also had an 84-yard field goal drive spanning the first and second quarters.

*The score was tied at halftime, 17-17, the second week in a row the Giants were deadlocked after two quarters. The Giants had lost their last five regular season games in which they were tied at the half, dating back to 2007. Their last regular season win after being tied at the half was on Dec. 11, 2005 at Philadelphia became a 26-23 overtime victory. They won the 2007 NFC Divisional Playoff Game in Dallas, 21-17, after the halftime score was knotted at 14-14.

*Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for 104 yards and three touchdowns on a career-high 26 carries. It was the first 100-yard game by a Giants running back since Dec. 13, 2010, when both Bradshaw (103 yards on 11 carries) and Brandon Jacobs (116 yards on 14 attempts) did it in a victory over Minnesota in Detroit.

*The 100-yard game was the eighth of Bradshaw's career, including two against Buffalo. The Giants are 8-0 in those games.

*Bradshaw's previous career high was 25 rushing attempts vs. Washington on Dec. 5, 2010.

*Bradshaw is the first Giant to score three touchdowns in a game since Hakeem Nicks had three scoring receptions against Carolina on Sept. 12, 2010. He is the first Giant to run for three scores in a game since Jacobs – also against the Panthers – on Dec. 21, 2008. Jacobs scored on a pair of two-yard runs and a one-yarder.

*Bradshaw's three rushing touchdowns increased his career total to 22, which moved him past Eddie Price and Doug Kotar and into 10th place on the Giants' career list. Bill Paschal is ninth with 26 rushing touchdowns.

*Eli Manning completed 21 of 32 passes for 292 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. It was the first time since Oct. 3, 2010 vs. Chicago that Manning had neither a touchdown nor an interception.

*The Giants are 7-12 in when Manning starts and does not throw a touchdown pass. They are 29-8 when he does not throw an interception.

*Manning is 22-5 in October.

*Fred Jackson scored Buffalo's first touchdown on an 80-yard run immediately after Bradshaw's score. It was the longest run give up by the Giants since Oct. 15, 2006, when the Falcons' Warrick Dunn scored on a 90-yard run in Atlanta and the longest they surrendered at home since Sept. 20, 1982, when Green Bay wide receiver James Lofton scored on an 83-yard run.

*The Bills scored on their next possession on a 60-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to Naaman Roosevelt. This was the first time the Giants allowed two touchdowns from scrimmage of at least 60 yards apiece in the same game since Nov. 30, 1998 at San Francisco (Terrell Owens' 79-yard pass from Steve Young and Garrison Hearst's 70-yard run).

*Cornerback Corey Webster intercepted two passes in a game for the first time in his career. He is the second Giant to pick off two passes in a game this season. Aaron Ross did it in Philadelphia.

*Osi Umenyiora, Jason Pierre-Paul and Mathias Kiwanuka each had a sack for the Giants. Pierre-Paul, who also knocked down Fitzpatrick's last desperation pass, leads the team with 7.5 sacks. Umenyiora has 5.0 in only three games. Kiwanuka has 2.0.

*Coughlin lost a replay challenge for the first time in four tries this season late on the third quarter. Eli Manning threw a pass to that Mario Manningham had momentarily for what would have been a 37-yard touchdown, but the officials ruled he lost possession. Coughlin challenged, though he admitted after the game "even though I probably knew that I was going to lose." He did, after referee Clete Blakeman reviewed the play and upheld the call on the field. Coughlin is 3-1 this season, 33-33 with the Giants and 43-42 in his career on replay challenges.

*Lawrence Tynes made all three of his extra point attempts to tie Pete Gogolak's franchise record at 133 in a row. Tynes has not missed an extra point since Oct. 21, 2007 vs. San Francisco.

*The Giants' inactive players were running back Brandon Jacobs (knee), guard Chris Snee (concussion), defensive end Justin Tuck (neck/groin), fullback Henry Hynoski (neck), cornerback Prince Amukamara (foot), offensive lineman James Brewer and defensive lineman Dwayne Hendricks.

Kevin Boothe, who played center last week in David Baas' absence, started at right guard because Snee was out and Baas returned. Bear Pascoe started at fullback in Hynoski's place. Jason Pierre-Paul again started for Tuck at left end.

*Snee's absence ended his streak of consecutive regular season games played and started at 101 (plus seven postseason games). He had started every game since the 2005 season opener after missing the final five games of his 2004 rookie season with an inflamed gland. Snee's streaks were the second-longest on the team to Manning, who started his 109th consecutive regular season game today. Zak DeOssie has the next-longest games-played streak in a Giants uniform at 70 games, followed by Michael Boley at 30 games. (Deon Grant has played in 166 consecutive games for four teams: Carolina, Jacksonville, Seattle and the Giants).

With Snee sitting out, there is a four-way tie for the second-longest starting streak in a Giants uniform after Manning. Kareem McKenzie, Antrel Rolle, Kenny Phillips and Chris Canty each started his 22nd consecutive game today.

*Second-year offensive lineman Mitch Petrus was in uniform and played for the first time this season.

*Wide receiver Michael Clayton was active for the first time since he was re-signed on Sept. 23. Clayton played on special teams.

*Rookie running back Da'Rel Scott had the first reception of his career, a four-yarder.

*In addition to season-long captains Manning and DeOssie, the Giants' game captains were Kiwanuka, Ross and David Diehl. Tuck is the team's defensive captain.

*The Bills now lead the regular season series, 6-5.


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