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Postgame Statistics, Notes & Anecdotes


Notes and statistics from the Giants' 23-10 loss to the Washington Redskins in MetLife Stadium.

*The Giants fell to 7-7 and trail first-place Dallas by a game in the NFC East. They can win the division title by defeating the Jets and Cowboys in their final two games. But if they lose to the Jets and Dallas defeats Philadelphia next Saturday, the Giants will be eliminated from the playoffs.

*The Giants, who lost their season opener in Washington, were swept by the Redskins for the first time since 1999. They entered the season with six consecutive victories in the series.

*The Giants lost at home to the Redskins for the first time since Dec. 16, 2007, two days shy of four years ago. The score then was 22-10.

*The Giants have lost three consecutive home games for the first time since they dropped their last four games in Giants Stadium in 2007.

*The Giants, who fell to Philadelphia on Nov. 20, have lost their first two NFC East home games for the first time since 2003.

*The Giants' time of possession of 25 minutes was their second-lowest of the season; they owned the ball for 23:09 in a victory at Philadelphia on Sept. 25.

*The Giants tied their season high with eight penalties for 75 yards; they had eight accepted penalties at Washington on Sept. 11.

*The Giants fell behind 17-0, their largest deficit before scoring since Sept. 19, 2010, when they trailed at Indianapolis, 24-0.

*The Giants' 17-3 halftime deficit was their second-largest of the season; on Nov. 28, the trailed after two quarters in New Orleans, 21-3.

*The Giants did not score a touchdown in the first half for the fifth time this season and the fifth time in seven games.

*The Giants scored their only touchdown with 33 seconds remaining. It was the second time this season they did not reach the end zone in the first three quarters; the other game was on Nov. 20th vs. Philadelphia, when they also scored 10 points in a home loss to a division rival.

*The Giants' 18 rushing attempts was their second-lowest total of the season; they ran 17 times against Philadelphia on Nov. 20.

*The Giants had three offensive turnovers, their highest total since they had five in a loss to Seattle on Oct. 9.

*The Giants' 233 net passing yards increased their season total to 4,186, breaking the former franchise record of 4,019, set in 2009.

*Eli Manning completed 23 of 40 passes for 257 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions, ending his streak of 300-yard games at three in a row. Manning's passer rating of 45.5 was his lowest in a game since Dec. 14, 2008, when he had a rating of 43.9 in a loss at Dallas.

*Manning has thrown at least 40 passes in each of the last four games, the first such streak of his career.

*Manning's streak with at least one touchdown pass ended after seven consecutive games.

*Manning started his 117th consecutive regular season game, breaking a tie with Ron Jaworski and moving into third place among quarterbacks in NFL history. Brett Favre is first at 297 consecutive starts, followed by Peyton Manning at 208.

*All six of Manning's first-quarter passes fell incomplete. It was the first time Manning had no completions in a quarter in which he had at least five attempts since Oct. 28, 2007, when he was zero-for-five in the third quarter against the Miami Dolphins in London.

*Corey Webster intercepted Rex Grossman's pass for Santana Moss on a flea-flicker on the game's first play. It was the Giants' second takeaway this season on an opponent's opening possession. On Sept. 25 in Philadelphia, Aaron Ross intercepted Michael Vick's pass on the Eagles' first series.

*Webster's interception was the Giants' initial takeaway on an opponent's first offensive play since Sept. 24, 2006 at Seattle, where Matt Hasselbeck's pass was intercepted by … Corey Webster.

*The interception was Webster's fifth of the season, which is a team and career-high. Webster had four interceptions in 2010, when Terrell Thomas led the Giants with five picks.

*Two possessions later, Kenny Phillips picked up his third interception of the season on a long Grossman pass for Jabar Gaffney.

*Jason Pierre-Paul sacked Grossman late in the first quarter. That increased his season total to 13.5 sacks, the most by a Giant since Osi Umenyiora had 14.5 in 2005.

*Pierre-Paul had a career-high 16 tackles (11 solo), the highest total by a Giants player this season. Michael Boley tied the previous best (by Mathias Kiwanuka on Nov. 6 at New England) with 12 (10 solo).

*Tom Coughlin lost his seventh consecutive replay challenge with 12:38 remaining in the second quarter, when Manning's pass down the field for D.J. Ware hit London Fletcher and was intercepted by Oshiomogho Atogwe. Coughlin challenged, believing the ball hit the ground before Atogwe secured it. After review, referee Alberto Riveron upheld the call on the field and the interception. Coughlin is 3-7 this season, 33-39 with the Giants and 43-48 in his career on replay challenges.

*The Giants' inactive players were defensive end Osi Uemnyiora (ankle/knee), center David Baas (neck), defensive back Derrick Martin (back), tight end Travis Beckum (chest), linebacker Mark Herzlich (ankle), defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy and offensive tackle James Brewer.

*Offensive lineman Tony Ugoh, who was signed on Dec. 7, made his debut as an extra offensive lineman/eligible receiver.

*Devin Thomas was hurt on the kickoff that was the final play of the second quarter. He was down on the field for virtually the entire halftime while he was immobilized and strapped to a cart. Thomas was later walking around in the locker room, but he will undergo an MRI on Monday. "It sounded as if it was a stinger versus a disc," Coughlin said.

*Tight end Jake Ballard left the game with a knee injury.

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