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Postgame Notes & Statistics


Notes and statistics from the Giants' 36-25 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in MetLife Stadium.

*The Giants' three-game winning streak ended and they fell to 3-2.

*The Giants gained 464 yards, their highest total since they had 480 yards in a 33-20 loss to Dallas on Nov. 14, 2010.

*The Giants had 395 net passing yards, their highest total since Oct. 13, 1985, when they threw for 443 yards at Cincinnati. The 395 passing yards tie for the fifth-highest total in team history.

*The Giants outgained Seattle, 464-424. It was the first time they gained more yards than their opponents since Dec. 13, 2010 vs. Minnesota in Detroit (395-164). The Giants had been outgained in their previous seven games.


threw a 12-yard pass to tight end Jake Ballard. It was the first time the Giants reached the end zone on their opening drive since Dec. 5, 2010, when Brandon Jacobs scored on an eight-yard run vs. Washington. Under Tom Coughlin, the Giants are 19-9 in regular season games in which they score a first-possession touchdown.

The Giants' previous three first-possession touchdowns had been runs. They had last scored on an opening-series touchdown pass at Kansas City on Oct. 4, 2009, when Steve Smith caught a three-yard Manning throw.

*The Seahawks scored a touchdown on the game's first offensive series when Jackson threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Ben Obomanu with 2:32 elapsed. It was the first time in their last 10 games that the Giants had allowed an opening-possession touchdown. The last opponent to score a touchdown on its first drive was Jacksonville last Nov. 28, on Rashad Jennings' five-yard run. Under Coughlin, the Giants are 12-14 when their opponents score a first-possession touchdown.

*This was the first time both the Giants and their opponents scored touchdowns on their opening drives since Nov. 25, 2007. Ironically, the opposing quarterback who threw an early touchdown pass that afternoon was Jackson, then with the Minnesota Vikings. Jackson threw a 60-yard strike to Sidney Rice, now his Seattle teammate, just 41 seconds into the game. The Giants countered that afternoon with Reuben Droughns' one-yard run.

*The Giants trailed after one quarter, 14-7. It was the first time they allowed 14 first-quarter points since Dec. 26, 2010 at Green Bay.

*In both of their losses – vs. Seattle and at Washington - the Giants have been tied at halftime, 14-14. The Giants have lost their last five regular season games when tied at halftime, dating back to 2007.

*Seattle scored on a safety in the third quarter when D.J. Ware was tackled in the end zone by Anthony Hargrove. It was the first safety given up by the Giants since Sept. 26, 2010, when Ahmad Bradshaw was penalized for an illegal chop block in the end zone against Tennessee.

*Bradshaw's successful two-point conversion in the fourth quarter was the Giants' second in as many tries this season. Brandon Jacobs scored two points in Philadelphia on Sept. 25.

*Eli Manning completed 24 of 39 passes for a career-high 420 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. Manning's previous career high was 391 yards vs. Philadelphia on Dec. 13, 2009. His third-highest total was 386 yards vs. Tennessee on Sept. 26, 2010. All three games were Giants home losses.

*This was the fourth time in his career that Manning threw at least three touchdown passes and three interceptions in the game same.

*Manning started his 108th consecutive regular season game, the fifth-longest streak by a quarterback in NFL history. He had been tied with Joe Ferguson.

*Manning fell to 21-5 in games in October.

*When Earl Thomas intercepted a Manning pass in the second quarter, it ended the quarterback's streak of 98 consecutive passes without a pick. He had not thrown an interception since the opening series against St. Louis on Sept. 19.

*In addition to the three interceptions, the Giants lost two fumbles, one each by Manning and Victor Cruz. The five turnovers was their highest total since they had six at Green Bay on Dec. 26, 2010.

*Cruz had career-high totals of eight receptions for 161 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown. His previous bests were six catches last week at Arizona and 110 yards two weeks ago against Philadelphia.

*Tight end Jake Ballard set a career high with 72 yards on three catches, including a 12-yard touchdown.

*Jason Pierre-Paul led the Giants with 2.5 sacks. That increased his season total to 7.0. He had 4.5 as a rookie last year.

*Osi Umenyiora had 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble. Umenyiora has 3.5 sacks in two games since returning from a knee injury.

*Mathias Kiwanuka picked up his first sack of the season.

*Rookie linebacker Jacquian Williams led the Giants with eight tackles (seven solo).

*Steven Hauschka kicked a 51-yard field goal for the Seahawks, the longest against the Giants since Carolina's John Kasay booted a 52-yarder on Sept. 12, 2010. It was the first 50-yarder attempted against the Giants this season and the first kicked against the Giants since Detroit's Jason Hanson booted two 50-yarders on Oct. 17, 2010.

*Brandon Browner's 94-yard interception return for the game's final touchdown was the longest against the Giants since Dallas' Bryan McCann had a 101-yard return for a score on Nov. 14, 2010. It was the second interception returned for a touchdown against the Giants this season. Washington's Ryan Kerrigan scored from nine yards out in the season opener.

*Seattle rookie Doug Baldwin caught eight passes for 136 yards. It was the second week in a row a Giants opponent had eight catches (Larry Fitzgerald did it last week). Baldwin's yardage total was the highest by a Giants opponent since Green Bay's Greg Jennings had 142 last Dec. 26.

*Aaron Ross intercepted a Jackson pass, his third pick of the season. That ties the career high he set in as a rookie in 2007 and again in 2008.

*Michael Boley recovered his third fumble of the season, one shy of his career high.

*Kevin Boothe started for the first time in his career at center, replacing David Baas (burner). Baas' absence ended his personal streaks of 67 consecutive games played and 45 consecutive starts. He had last missed a game on Sept. 10, 2007, when he did not suit up for the San Francisco 49ers' season opener vs. Arizona.

*Jim Cordle, who spent the entire 2010 season on the practice squad and was signed off the squad last week, was active for the first time in his career. Cordle replaced Zak DeOssie (concussion) as the long snapper in the second half and right guard Chris Snee (concussion) late in the game.

*Snee has been hospitalized overnight for observation as a result of the concussion he suffered late in today's game.

*Cornerback Justin Tryon, signed last week, made his Giants debut on special teams.

*The Seahawks beat the Giants in New Jersey for the first time since Dec. 11, 1983, a 17-12 decision. The Giants lead the series, 9-6.

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*The Giants' inactive players were defensive end Justin Tuck (groin/neck), who missed his second game in a row and third of the season; running back Brandon Jacobs (knee); Baas; offensive linemen Mitch Petrus and James Brewer, wide receiver Michael Clayton and cornerback Prince Amukamara (foot).

*The Giants' game captains were Snee and Corey Webster. Michael Boley substituted for Tuck, joining other season-long captains, Manning and Zak DeOssie.

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