I like Statistics. Here Are Some.

I like stats, they don’t mean everthing, but they are good to have. The following will be directly taken from giants.com’s Michael Eisen.

But here are the three I find most interesting.

ZERO That’s rounded to the nearest 100 how many yards Corey Webster seems to have given up to opposing number one WR this year. (Truth be told, it’s actually 53 yards this season through five games, but zero is more dramatic than 100). Dominance. Let’ see if he keeps this up vs Marques Colston of the Saints.

ONE Steve Smith’s ranking in reception yards this season after week 5. He keeps chugging along. The one thing the Raiders do have is an elite CB. Smith is playing better than ANYONE thought he would. Even if you liked Smith you didn’t think he’d led the league in Receiving yards this year…that’s not the Giants style. (one can also stand for “place in division” “Games in a row that Eli Manning had a perfect passer rating”)

TWO Eli Manning’s Passer rating heading into week 6 of the N.F.L. Season. Right behind big Bro, right ahead of Drew Brees.  That’s what 10 TDs and 2 INT will do for you.

Now for more stats:


*The Giants’ 44 points and their 37-point margin of victory were both their largest since a 44-6 rout of Seattle on Oct. 5, 2008.

*The Giants led at halftime, 31-7. It was the first time they scored at least 31 points in the first half of a regular season game since Dec. 8, 1985 at Houston, where they scored 35 points in the first two quarters. The Giants scored 34 points in the NFC Championship Game vs. Minnesota on Jan. 14, 2001.

*The Giants’ 24-point halftime lead was their largest since they led Dallas, 24-0, on Dec. 15, 2002.

*The Giants scored touchdowns on each of their first four possessions on Ahmad Bradshaw runs of one and 19 yards and Eli Manning passes of 30 yards to Mario Manningham and nine yards to Hakeem Nicks. It was the first time the Giants scored touchdowns on each of their first four offensive series since Oct. 10, 1993, in a 41-7 victory at Washington.

*The Giants have forced all five of their opponents to punt on their first offensive series. Coach Tom Coughlin erred ever so slightly at his postgame news conference when he said all five teams went three-and-out. Washington picked up a first down on its initial series, but soon punted.

*The Giants outgained Oakland, 483-124. The 483-yard offensive output was their largest since they gained 523 yards in the victory last year over the Seahawks. The Raiders’ 124 yards was the second-lowest total allowed by the Giants this season. Tampa Bay gained 86 yards on Sept. 27.

*The Giants rushed for 220 yards, the second time in three games they reached that total; they ran for 226 yards at Tampa Bay.

*The Giants’ 27 first downs matched their season-high total from the Tampa Bay game.

*Quarterbacks Eli Manning and David Carr were not sacked, the third time this season the Giants offense did not allow a sack.

*The Raiders had 64 net passing yards two weeks after the Buccaneers finished with 58. Oakland had seven first downs. Tampa Bay finished with five.

*The Giants sacked Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell six times, their highest sack total since they had six vs. San Francisco on Oct. 19, 2008. They forced and recovered fumbles on three of the six sacks. Terrell Thomas, Justin Tuck and Mathias Kiwanuka forced the fumbles while Tuck, Osi Umenyiora and Antonio Pierce recovered them.

*It was the first time the Giants stripped a quarterback of the ball three times in a game since Oct. 19, 2008, when San Francisco’s J.T. O’Sullivan coughed it up three times on sacks (and had a fourth fumble on a botched snap). The 49ers recovered two of the fumbles and the third rolled out of the end zone for a safety.

*The Giants jumped out to a 28-0 lead, their largest advantage before allowing a point since their 36-0 shutout of Washington on Oct. 20, 2005.

*After a week of speculation about his availability, Eli Manning started his 76th consecutive regular season game and 83rd overall. Manning wore black tape over both shoes up to his ankles, giving him a Johnny Unitas-type look.

Manning suffered a plantar fascia injury last week in Kansas City and did not practice Wednesday and Thursday. He took about half the snaps on Friday.

“It felt great,” Manning said. “It felt great during the game. I felt that I could do everything, run the offense.  I didn’t tell Coach (Kevin) Gilbride (the offensive coordinator) or (Tom) Coughlin, ‘Hey don’t run this’ or ‘Don’t do that.’ I felt like I could do everything we had to do. Hopefully, it feels great tomorrow morning. We will see and I don’t have any doubt that it won’t, so hopefully I will be able to get back to practice all next week and work on getting better.” 

He played the first five series and left the game with a perfect passer rating of 158.3. Manning completed eight of 10 passes for 173 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.

*The last Giants quarterback to finish a game with a perfect rating was Kerry Collins at Indianapolis on Dec. 22, 2002, when he completed 23 of 29 passes for 366 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in a 44-27 victory.

*David Carr relieved Manning and completed nine of 14 passes for 90 yards. He also ran four times for 27 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown.

“It was awesome,” Carr said. “For the guys to continue to battle for me – guys like Chris Snee, a Pro Bowl player. He didn’t have to be in there. For them to continue to fight and stay in there with me, it was awesome. And the receivers made plays for me.”

*Carr’s rushing touchdown was the ninth of his career and his first since a two-yarder when he was with the Houston Texans on Nov. 5, 2006 – ironically here against the Giants.

*Manning remained very much into the game – maybe too much.

“(I) actually called a timeout,” Manning said. “I don’t know if that’s legal or not, but I called a timeout on the sideline (during) the two-minute drill. I saw the clock running down, and I yelled it out. (The official) might have thought I was the head coach. I was very involved and helping (Carr) out.”

*The Giants’ 94-yard drive spanning the first and second quarters was their longest since they scored on a 97-yard march at St. Louis on Sept. 14, 2008.

*The Giants’ 14-play drive to start the game marked the most snaps they’ve had on one possession this season. They had a 13-play series at Tampa Bay that ended with a missed field goal.

*Bradshaw is the second Giant in as many weeks to score two touchdowns in a game. Steve Smith caught two touchdown passes last week in Kansas City. Bradshaw is the first Giant to rush for two scores in a game since Brandon Jacobs ran for three touchdowns vs. Carolina on Dec. 21, 2008.

*Bradshaw’s 55-yard gain on a screen pass from Manning was the Giants’ longest play of the year, beating by one yard Hakeem Nicks’ 54-yard score last week.

*The reception was more than three times longer than Bradshaw’s previous long catch, an 18-yard touchdown at St. Louis last season. The longest of his five catches this season entering the game was seven yards.

*Bradshaw rushed for 110 yards on 11 carries. It was his second 100-yard game of the season (104 at Tampa Bay) and the third of his career. The Giants are 29-10 under Coughlin when they have a back rush for at least 100 yards.

*Smith’s 43-yard reception in the first quarter was the longest of his career. His previous long was a 32-yarder at Dallas on Sept. 20.

*Thomas picked up his first career sack and forced fumble on the same play in the second quarter. The ball was recovered by Tuck at Oakland’s 13-yard line, leading to the Giants’ fourth touchdown.

*Michael Johnson got his first sack of the season and the second of his career when he tackled Russell for a six-yard loss in the second quarter. His previous sack was a 13-yarder of Tarvaris Jackson at Minnesota on Dec. 28, 2008.

*Punter Jeff Feagles played in his 341st game and moved into third place on the NFL’s career list. Kickers Morten Andersen (382) and Gary Anderson (353) are the only players in history to play more games than Feagles.

*Second-round draft choice Clint Sintim made his NFL debut on special teams and as a sub linebacker. He missed the first four games with a groin injury. Sintim had two solo defensive tackles and a solo and an assisted tackle on special teams.

*Former Raider Danny Clark and tackle Kareem McKenzie were the Giants’ game captains and joined season-long captains Manning, Pierce and Feagles on the field for the coin toss. Also joining the group were the Giants’ five honorary captains: Dave Jennings, Brian Kelley, John Mendenhall, Bob Tucker and Doug Van Horn. All were members of the 1976 team, the first to play in Giants Stadium, which opened with a game vs. Dallas 33 years ago yesterday; Music from the 1970s was playing in the stadium throughout Sunday’s game.

*Starting tight end Kevin Boss was among the Giants’ inactive players today. Boss hurt his ankle last week in Kansas City and did not practice all week. Also inactive were linebackers Michael Boley (out for four weeks after last week’s knee surgery) and Bryan Kehl (finger surgery), defensive lineman Chris Canty (calf), offensive lineman Adam Koets, cornerback Aaron Ross (hamstring), running back Danny Ware (elbow) and wide receiver Ramses Barden.

*Darcy Johnson started for Boss and had three catches for 26 yards. Rookie tackle William Beatty was frequently utilized as the second tight end in running situations.

The Giants improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1990, when they won their first 10 games.

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3 Responses to “I like Statistics. Here Are Some.”

  1. Andrew Ilnicki says:

    It’s a bit unfair to say Eli should be ahead of Brees since the Saints were off this past week — but Eli is certainly deservedly in the top few.

  2. Andrew Ilnicki says:

    Excellent stats on Ahmad Bradshaw… what it shows to me is that Bradshaw should be used more on that designed dump off like we’ve been saying, particularly instead of Hedgecock.

    Bradshaw has great hands out of the backfield and he can really find some holes once he gets the ball.

    Short passes going for the longest plays of the year, huh… they really do work I guess 😉

  3. Júlio César says:

    how many contract years bradshaw still got?? we should hold on to this guy sooner as possible (even that these hurts our salary cap, cause jacobs is getting a “little” money too)

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