A look at some of the most important figures surrounding the team in STATS+, Presented by The New York Lottery:
First-round draft choice Evan Engram is the first Giants tight end with a touchdown reception in four consecutive games since Mark Bavaro in 1987. Engram has five for the season and needs one
more to break a tie with Bob Tucker (1970) for the franchise record for most touchdowns by a rookie tight end.
There have been 187 other quarterbacks who have started an NFL regular-season game since Eli Manning started his first game as a rookie on Nov. 21, 2004. The other three NFC East teams – Dallas, Philadelphia and Washington – have started 33 different quarterbacks. Manning will make his 209th consecutive regular-season start on Sunday, breaking a tie with his brother, Peyton, for the second-longest streak by a quarterback in NFL history.
The Giants have allowed a receiving touchdown to an opposing tight end in 10 consecutive games dating back to last year. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that is the longest such streak in NFL history.
This will be Andy Reid's 33rd game against the Giants as a head coach, including three postseason meetings. Reid, who is in his fifth season at the helm of the Chiefs, served for 14 seasons as head coach/executive vice president of football operations of the Philadelphia Eagles. Including one win with the Chiefs in 2013, Reid is 16-13 vs. Big Blue in the regular season and 2-1 in the postseason.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith leads the NFL with a 113.9 passer rating. He has thrown 18 touchdowns to just one interception.