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Postgame Notes & Statistics


Notes and statistics from the Giants' 29-16 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Lincoln Financial Field.

*The Giants won their second game in a row and improved to 2-1. Philadelphia fell to 1-2.

*The Giants snapped a six-game losing streak to Philadelphia (five regular season games and one in the postseason). They had last defeated the Eagles on Nov. 9, 2008.

*The Giants improved to 5-4 in regular season games in Lincoln Financial Field.

*The Giants are 26-28 in games following a Monday night game, including 8-7 since 2000.

*The Giants' 14-0 lead after one quarter was their largest at that juncture since they led Washington by the same score last Dec. 5.

*The Giants trailed after three quarters, 16-14. This was their first victory when they were behind entering the fourth quarter since Nov. 28, 2010, when they overcame a 17-9 deficit to beat Jacksonville, 24-20.

*The Giants did not commit an offensive turnover (or one on special teams) for the first time since the victory over Jacksonville last year. They have won their last four, and six of their last seven games, in which they did not turn over the ball on offense.

*Brandon Jacobs ran in for a two-point conversion after the Giants' third touchdown, the Giants' first two-pointer since Ahmad Bradshaw completed one vs. Jacksonville.

*Philadelphia scored only on a field goal in the second half. This was the first time the Giants held their opponents without a second-half touchdown since Dec. 3, 2010, when they shut out Minnesota in the last two quarters in a 21-3 triumph.

*The Giants intercepted three passes (two by Aaron Ross and one by Kenny Phillips), their highest total in a game since Sept. 12, 2010, when they picked off three in a victory over Carolina.

*The Eagles rushed for 177 yards, the most yards on the ground by a Giants opponent since Philadelphia ran for 197 yards on Dec. 19, 2010. The Giants had allowed 194 rushing yards combined in their first two games.

*Eli Manning completed 16 of 23 passes for 254 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. It was the sixth four-touchdown game of Manning's career and his first since Dec. 19, 2010…against the Eagles. The Giants are 3-3 in games in which Manning throws four touchdown passes.

*Manning's passer rating was 145.7, his highest ever in a game in which he took all or the vast majority of the offensive snaps. His previous best was a 144.4 rating at Washington on Dec. 21, 2009. Manning had a perfect 158.3 rating vs. Oakland on Oct. 11, 2009, but he played only the first five series of the game.

*Manning's 74-yard pass to Victor Cruz for the Giants' second touchdown is tied for the fourth-longest scoring pass of Manning's career. He threw touchdown passes of 92 (Jan. 1 at Washington) and 85 yards (Dec. 26 at Green Bay) to Mario Manningham in the final two weeks of the 2010 season. Manning's third-longest career touchdown throw is a 78-yarder to Plaxico Burress at Oakland on Dec. 31, 2005. Manning also threw a 74-yarder to Brandon Jacobs vs. Dallas on Dec. 6, 2009.

*The four touchdown passes raised Manning's career total to 162. That is third on the Giants' career list, behind Phil Simms (199) and Charlie Conerly (173).

*Manning is 5-2 as a regular season starter in Philadelphia.

*This was the 15th comeback victory of Manning's career (defined by the Elias Sports Bureau as victories in which he has rallied the Giants from a fourth-quarter deficit or tie to win). The most recent had been the victory over Jacksonville last year.

*Bradshaw led the Giants in both rushing (86 yards on 15 carries) and receiving (five catches for 53 yards, including a 23-yarder and an 18-yarder for the team's last touchdown).

  • Cruz caught three passes for 110 yards and his first two NFL touchdowns, for 74 and 28 yards.

*The Giants are 20-15 under Tom Coughlin when they have at least one receiver with 100 yards.

*Cruz was the first Giant to score two touchdowns in a game since Mario Manningham – who was inactive – scored twice against the Eagles last Dec. 19.

*Aaron Ross intercepted two passes – one thrown by Michael Vick, the other by Mike Kafka. He is the first Giants player to pick off two passes in a game since Kenny Phillips accomplished the feat at Dallas on Sept. 20, 2009. Phillips had the Giants' third interception on Sunday. Before Phillips, the last Giant to do it was…Ross, on Nov. 16, 2008 vs. Baltimore.

*When Ross intercepted Vick's pass on the Eagles' first offensive possession it was his first pick since Nov. 30, 2008, off Washington's Jason Campbell in FedExField.

*Ross' interception was the first time the Giants defense had a takeaway on their opponent's opening possession since the last game against the Eagles. On Dec. 19, 2010, Corey Webster intercepted a Vick pass on Philadelphia's second play.

*Jacobs scored the Giants' first touchdown on a 40-yard pass from Manning. It was the fourth receiving touchdown of Jacobs' career and his first since Dec. 6, 2009, when he had his career-long 74-yard catch against Dallas.

*Rookie linebacker Jacquian Williams led the Giants with nine solo tackles.

*Jason Pierre-Paul and Kenny Phillips each had seven solo tackles among their nine stops. Pierre-Paul had the Giants' two sacks and now has 4.5 for the season, matching the total from his entire 2010 rookie season.

*Stacy Andrews made his first Giants start as an extra lineman/eligible receiver.

*Brandon Stokley caught his first pass as a Giant, a seven-yarder. Stokley joins Jim Finn as the only players to catch regular season passes from both Peyton and Eli Manning.

*Rookie Jerrel Jernigan was in uniform for the first time but did not play.

*The Giants' inactive players were defensive end Osi Umenyiora, cornerback Prince Amukamara, wide receivers Mario Manningham and Michael Clayton, running back Da'Rel Scott and offensive linemen Mitch Petrus and James Brewer.

*The game captains were Chris Snee and Michael Boley. They joined season-long captains Manning, Justin Tuck and Zak DeOssie for the coin toss.

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