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Giants Now: Takeaways, numbers to know from Week 13 vs. Commanders


Takeaways, stats from Week 13 vs. Commanders

Following 70 total minutes of play, the Giants and Commanders finished in a 20-20 tie on Sunday.

The Giants are now 7-4-1 heading into their Week 14 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. Meanwhile, the Commanders sit at 7-5-1 as they go into their bye.

Before we flip the page to the Eagles, let's take one final look at some takeaways and numbers to know from the Week 13 matchup.

*Daniel Jones completed over 80 percent of his passes for the second time this season, finishing with 200 passing yards, one touchdown and no interception. It was his third consecutive game with at least 200 yards in the air, which helped him earn a passer rating of 104.3.

*Jones added a career-high 12 rush attempts against the Commanders and gained 71 yards, good for an average of 5.9 yards per carry, including 51 yards after contact. He did lose a fumble, just his third of the season, and had two runs of 10+ yards.

*Saquon Barkley totaled 63 yards on the ground, bringing his season total to 1,055. It marks the third time in his first five seasons that Barkley has reached the 1,000-yard rushing mark and the first since 2019. His 87.9 rushing yards per game this season is the most he's averaged in his career.

*Darius Slayton led the Giants in targets (eight), receptions (six) and receiving yards (90) in Week 13. The fourth-year receiver has 566 receiving yards on the season, 266 yards more than Richie James who ranks second on the team with 300. Of those 566 yards, only 11 came in the first four games. Since Week 5, Slayton is averaging nearly 70 receiving yards per game with 555 total receiving yards.

*Isaiah Hodgins had a career day against the Commanders. He caught five passes for 44 yards, both of which set new career-highs, and caught his first NFL touchdown. Jones had a 136.8 passer rating when targeting Hodgins, who also forced two missed tackles.

*Jon Feliciano and Evan Neal both did not allow a single pressure on 41 pass block snaps, while Andrew Thomas surrendered just one. Feliciano earned a spot on Pro Football Focus' team of the week.

*Kayvon Thibodeaux picked up his second sack of the season and finished with four total pressures. Over the last two games, the rookie outside linebacker has 13 total pressures, including six quarterback hits, six hurries and the sack.

*In his first game back since Week 4, Azeez Ojulari was a force on the pass rush. Ojulari registered a sack, two quarterback hits, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery to go with his team-high seven total pressures.

*In only their second full game together, Thibodeaux and Ojulari combined for two sacks, four quarterback hits and 11 total pressures.

*Dexter Lawrence continued his stellar year with a season-high nine total tackles (four solo), including four run stops. Lawrence finished second on the team with his five total pressures and registered his sixth sack along with his 19th and 20th quarterback hits of the season. The sacks and QB hits are both new career-high marks.

*Despite playing only 17 pass rush snaps before leaving the game early with a neck injury, Leonard Williams still had a quarterback hit and three total pressures.

*Jihad Ward matched his previous career-highs with his third sack and 10th QB hit of the season. Meanwhile, Justin Ellis picked up the first sack of his nine-year career.

*Julian Love once again led the team with 12 total tackles (11 solo). He now has 96 combined tackles on the year, 42 more than anyone else on the team.

*Jason Pinnock was targeted just twice in coverage and did not allow a single reception on 40 coverage snaps, good for a passer rating against of 39.6, and had one pass breakup.

Giants gear up for visit from NFL-leading Eagles

The Giants are looking to recapture the mojo they had early in the season and carry it through the five-game gauntlet that awaits them.

Since starting the season 6-1, the Giants have just a single victory in their last five games, and none in their last three. Yesterday, they gained just 112 yards in nine possessions in the second half and overtime and walked off the MetLife Stadium field with a 20-20 tie against the Washington Commanders.

"I think in the building, it kind of felt like a loss," safety Julian Love said yesterday. "It's better than a loss. It's worse than a win. It felt like a loss to a lot of us because we're competitors. We felt like we should have won that game with the opportunities that we were given. But for every game, you feel that way. I think we just chip away at it and grind away at it. We'll get another chance against them. We have an opportunity in front of us with the Eagles. And so, the energy is the same. Dabs (head coach Brian Daboll) is pretty consistent in how he is after a win, losses or now ties in addressing what we did well and helping us address and correct what we didn't do well."

"Of course, there's a sour taste in my mouth, we want to win," rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger said. "There's a lot of things that we did personally that could've helped us win and it wasn't so much what they did to stop us it was what we did and our execution that could've helped us win that game."

Eli & Peyton Manning to coach 2023 Pro Bowl Games

Eli Manning will serve as head coach of the NFC in the 2023 Pro Bowl Games, and guess who will be manning the AFC side? That's right, Peyton.

The brothers made the announcement during their Week 13 "ManningCast" on ESPN2. As head coaches for the Pro Bowl Games, according to the NFL, Eli and Peyton will go head-to-head and be responsible for determining which of their 44 Pro Bowl players will partake in each of the Pro Bowl Skills on Thursday and Sunday of The Pro Bowl Games.

They will also decide on the best lineups for the three 7-on-7 AFC vs. NFC flag football games on Sunday.

Points are cumulative across skills competitions and first two flag games, with the third and final flag game determining the ultimate winner. The coach who puts his players in the best position to succeed will come out on top.

Eli and Peyton are the head coaches, but they'll be joined by a superstar coaching staff. Stay tuned for more on this announcement in the coming weeks.

View photos of the first pair of brothers to play quarterback in a Super Bowl.


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