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Postgame Statistics and Notes


Notes and statistics from the Giants' 31-27 victory over the Arizona Cardinals:

*The Giants won their third consecutive game to finish the first quarter of the season at 3-1. Their next three games are in MetLife Stadium.

*The Giants are a perfect 3-0 in University of Phoenix Stadium. They won Super Bowl XLII here and defeated the Cardinals in regular season games in 2008 and on Sunday.


completed 27 of 40 passes for 321 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. The attempts, completions and yards were all Manning's highest totals since Nov. 14, 2010, when he hit 33 of 38 passes for 373 yards vs. Dallas.

*The 300-yard game was the 15th of Manning's career. The Giants are 8-7 in games in which he has thrown for at least 300 yards. Eleven of those 15 games were on the road, where Manning is 7-4.

*Manning raised his record as a starter in October to 21-4 (.840).

*This was the 16th time Manning rallied the Giants from a fourth-quarter deficit or tie to win a game and the first time he did it in consecutive games.

*Manning started his 107th consecutive game, which ties him with former Buffalo Bills quarterback Joe Ferguson for the fifth-longest streak by a quarterback in NFL history.

*Hakeem Nicks caught 10 passes for a career-high 162 yards. His previous best was 130 yards at Houston on Oct. 10, 2010 – when Nicks set his career best with 12 catches, the only other time he had double-digit receptions in a game. It was his second 100-game game of the season (122 vs. Washington) and the eighth of his career (the Giants are 5-3 in games in which Nicks has at least 100 receiving yards).

*Nicks' 10 catches increased his career total to 150.

*Brandon Jacobs scored the 51st rushing touchdown of his career, leaving him four shy of Tiki Barber's franchise record.

*Jake Ballard's two-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter was the first TD of his career.

*Victor Cruz had a career-high six receptions for 98 yards, just missing his second consecutive 100-yard game.

*Defensive end Osi Umenyiora made his 2011 debut as the starting right defensive end. He missed the first three games while rehabbing from his Aug. 19 arthroscopic knee surgery. Playing about half the defensive snaps, Umenyiora had two sacks of Kevin Kolb for 15 yards, including one on which he forced a fumble that was recovered by Jacquian Williams – his first career recovery.

*Justin Tuck, the Giants' other two-time Pro Bowl defensive end, was inactive with neck and groin injuries. It was the second game Tuck missed this season – he also sat out the opener in Washington – after playing in every game each of the previous four seasons.

Second-year man Jason Pierre-Paul, who started the first three games at right end for Umenyiora, stepped in for Tuck on the left side and had five tackles (three solo).

*Dave Tollefson also sacked Kolb twice, the first two-sack game of his career.

*Safety Antrel Rolle, a former Cardinal, had the Giants' only interception, his first since Oct. 17, 2010 off Detroit's Drew Stanton.

"It was a great feeling being back where I was drafted," Rolle said. "I had a lot of friends here. The Arizona Cardinals were great to me. I appreciate them. They're a first-class organization. But it's always good to get a win, no matter where it is."

*Lawrence Tynes kicked his first field goal of the season, a 30-yarder with one second remaining in the second quarter.

*Center David Baas did not play in the second half after suffering a burner. He was replaced by Kevin Boothe.

"Give Kevin Boothe credit," Coach Tom Coughlin said. "He's done that many times, come into the game at whatever spot you need him to play. He's gone in and from an assignment standpoint, he's done an outstanding job."

*Arizona's Beanie Wells rushed for 138 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries, the highest rushing total by a Giants opponent since Carolina's Jonathan Stewart ran for 206 yards on Dec. 27, 2009.

*Wells is the first opponent to score three touchdowns on runs of one, one and two yards against the Giants since Green Bay's John Kuhn on Dec. 26, 2010. Kuhn scored on eight and one-yard runs and on a five-yard catch. Wells is the first player to rush for three touchdowns in a game against the Giants since Carolina's DeAngelo Williams ran for four on Dec. 21, 2008 (runs of 13, five, one and 30 yards). The last opponent to rush for exactly three scores in a game was San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson on Sept.25, 2005 (runs of one, three and five yards).

*The Giants' inactive players were Tuck, wide receivers Michael Clayton and Brandon Stokley, cornerback Prince Amukamara, running back Da'Rel Scott and offensive linemen Mitch Petrus and James Brewer.

*Michael Boley stood in for Tuck as the defensive captain (joining season-long captains Manning and Zak DeOssie). Chris Snee and Rolle were the game captains.

*Boley led the team with seven tackles (five solo). Rolle and Mathias Kiwanuka each had six solo tackles.





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