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Statistics from Giants-Eagles game

This is taken directly from’s Michael Eisen. He routinely has some interesting data coming from the game so I thought I’d throw it at you guys and see what you think.


*The Giants were swept in the season series by Philadelphia for the first time since 2004.

*The Giants have lost four consecutive games to the Eagles, including three in a row in Giants Stadium, one of them in the postseason. They last lost four consecutive games to Philadelphia when the Eagles swept the season series in 2003 and 2004.

*The Giants lost in Philadelphia on Nov. 1, 40-17. The Eagles’ 85 points in the two games were the most one team has scored against the Giants in any season since the 1970 merger.

*The 83 points scored made it the highest-scoring Giants game since a 49-40 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 4, 1966.

*This was the high point total in the 154 regular season and postseason Giants-Eagles games. The previous high was a 47-34 Philadelphia victory on Nov. 22, 1992.

*The 38 points were the most scored by the Giants in a loss since that 1966 game in Cleveland – which was one week after they lost in Washington, 72-41.

*It is the most points the Giants have ever scored in a loss at home. The previous high was 37 points, in a 52-37 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Nov. 14, 1948.

*It was the most points a Tom Coughlin team had ever scored in a loss. The previous high was 36 when his Jacksonville Jaguars dropped a 39-36 decision to the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 10, 2000. His previous high point total in a Giants loss was 35, in a 45-35 defeat in Dallas on Sept. 7, 2007 and a 38-35 loss to New England on Dec. 29, 2007.

*The Giants trailed at the end of the wild first half, 30-17. It was the second time this year they gave up 30 first-half points to the Eagles. On Nov. 1 at Philadelphia, they trailed at halftime, 30-7.

*The Giants gained 512 yards, their highest total since they had 523 yards in a 44-6 rout of Seattle on Oct, 5, 2008 and their highest total in a loss since they gained 524 yards vs. Green Bay on Jan. 6, 2002.

*The Giants’ 379 net passing yards were their highest total since they threw for 380 yards in the 2000 NFC Championship Game vs. Minnesota and their highest regular season total since Dec. 1, 1986, when they had 384 passing yards at San Francisco.

*The Giants’ 27 first downs tied their season high, achieved previously at Tampa Bay and vs. Oakland.

*Eli Manning completed 27 of 38 passes for 391 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. His 391 yards set a career best for the second time in four games, topping the 384 yards he had in a 34-31 overtime victory over Atlanta on Nov. 22. It is the 10th 300-yard game of Manning’s career and his second at home. The Giants are 6-4 when Manning throws for at least 300 yards.

*Manning increased his season totals to 3,316 yards and 23 touchdown passes. He is the first quarterback in Giants history to throw for at least 3,000 yards in five consecutive seasons and the first to throw at least 20 touchdown passes five years in a row.

*Manning threw touchdown passes of 68 yards to Hakeem Nicks and 61 yards to Domenik Hixon. They are two of the six longest touchdown passes of Manning’s career. Including the 74-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Jacobs last week vs. Dallas, Manning has thrown three of his six longest touchdown passes in the last two games and four of the six this season:

Long:  78-yarder to Plaxico Burress at Oakland on 12/31/05.
Next: 74-yarder to Brandon Jacobs vs. Dallas on 12/6/09.
Next:  68-yarder to Hakeem Nicks vs. Philadelphia on 12/13/09.
Next: 62-yarder to Hakeem Nicks vs. Arizona on 10/25/09.
Next:  61-yarder to Domenik Hixon v Philadelphia on 12/13/09.
           61-yarder to Plaxico Burress v Philadelphia on 11/20/05.

*Steve Smith caught seven passes for 74 yards to increase his season total to 85 receptions, which is a new franchise record. Amani Toomer held the old mark of 82, set in 2002. Smith needs 15 catches in the Giants’ final three games to become the first receiver in franchise history with 100 in a season.

*Smith now has 1,053 receiving yards this season. This is the 15th time in Giants history a receiver has at least 1,000 yards in a season.

Smith is the eighth player and seventh wide receiver to have 1,000 yards in a season, joining Del Shofner (three times), Homer Jones (2), Earnest Gray (1), tight end Mark Bavaro (1), Lionel Manuel (1), Toomer (4) and Plaxico Burress (2).

*Nicks caught four passes for 110 yards. It was the second 100-yard game of his young career; he had 114 yards at New Orleans on Oct. 18.

*Brandon Jacobs rushed for 60 yards on 15 carries and increased his career total to 3,402 yards. That moves him past Doug Kotar (3,380) and into seventh place on the Giants’ career list.

*Jacobs’ one-yard run in the third quarter was the 40th rushing touchdown of his career. That broke a tie with Alex Webster and moved him into fourth place on the franchise list.

*Hixon had 172 yards on eight kickoff returns. That increased his career total to 1,367 yards and moved him past Emlen Tunnell, Chad Morton, Thomas Lewis, Phil McConkey and Ron Dixon and into eighth place on the franchise’s career list.

*With 61 receiving yards and 19 punt return yards, Hixon had 252 total yards, the ninth-highest total in Giants history. Hixon set the record with 303 yards at New Orleans on Oct. 18 (230 kickoff returns, 51 punt returns, 22 receiving).

*The Giants made two changes to their starting lineup tonight. Nicks stepped in at wide receiver for Mario Manningham and Aaron Ross started at strong safety for C.C. Brown.

This was Nicks’ third start of the season, but there were extenuating circumstances surrounding the first two. He started the first Philadelphia game on Nov. 1 because Manningham was inactive with a shoulder injury and at Denver on Thanksgiving night when the Giants opened with three wide receivers.

Ross made his first start of the season and the first of his career at safety. He missed the season’s first nine games with a hamstring injury. Ross’ previous 28 career starts (24 in the regular season) were at cornerback, the position where he was drafted on the first round in 2007. Ross had three tackles (two solo).

*Safety Michael Johnson returned to action after missing one game with a groin injury suffered Thanksgiving night in Denver, but did not start.

*Rookie Will Beatty stepped in at right tackle after Kareem McKenzie suffered a sprained knee with 1:42 left in the second quarter.

*Fred Robbins blocked David Akers’ extra point attempt after the Eagles’ fourth touchdown. It was his second block of the season – and second vs. Philadelphia.

*Jeff Feagles’ three punts increased his NFL record total to 1,701 and his Giants total to 501.

*Jonathan Goff picked off Donovan McNabb for his first career interception.

*Michael Boley led the Giants with 11 tackles (10 solo).

*The Eagles scored first, on Donovan McNabb’s eight-yard touchdown pass to Brent Celek just 3:32 into the game. They became the first team to score an opening-possession touchdown since…the Eagles, who did it in the teams’ first meeting in Philadelphia on Nov. 1, when fullback Leonard Weaver scored on a 43-yard run. Under Coughlin, the Giants are 9-11 in games in which the opposing team scores a touchdown on its opening possession.

*Kevin Boss made perhaps the most unusual and fortuitous receptions of the season in the first quarter. He was on the ground when linebacker Jeremiah Trotter botched an interception attempt and deflected the ball to Boss, who got up and ran to complete an 18-yard play.

*Philadelphia’s Sheldon Brown returned a Jacobs fumble 60 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. He is the first Giants opponent to return a fumble for a touchdown since Kerry Rhodes of the Jets on Oct. 7, 2007. Rhodes’ return was 11 yards.

It was the first defensive touchdown scored against the Giants since Nov. 2, 2008, when Dallas cornerback Mike Jenkins returned an interception 23 yards for a score.

*DeSean Jackson scored on a 72-yard return of a Feagles punt. It was the first punt return touchdown by a Giants opponent since Nov. 13, 2005, when Minnesota’s Mewelde Moore brought one back 71 yards.

*The Giants’ inactive players included defensive tackle Rocky Bernard, who was out of uniform for the first time this season. Also inactive were wide receivers Ramses Barden and Sinorice Moss, offensive linemen Adam Koets and Guy Whimper, running back Gartrell Johnson, defensive back D.J. Johnson and tight end Bear Pascoe.
*Justin Tuck, Corey Webster and Kareem McKenzie were the game captains, along with season captains Manning and Feagles.

*The Giants’ 2007 Super Bowl championship team was honored prior to kickoff. Michael Strahan, one of the captains of that team, appeared in a pre-taped message played on the stadium video boards. Toomer, Sam Madison and R.W. McQuarters were honorary captains and participated in the pre-game coin toss.

All right, have a nice day, everyone.


Let’s Go Big Blue.

Win out and we can make the playoffs.

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