We have done our 'Kudos & Wet Willies' review.Now, here are some 'Reasons to Celebrate' following Thursday's impressive 36-7 victory over the Carolina Panthers.
I thought I would just give you some of the impressive stats from the Thursday game, provided by the Giants PR Department, and let you celebrate those.
Celebratory numbers after the jump
- The 29-point margin of victory was the Giants largest since a 41-7 triumph at Seattle on Nov. 7, 2010.
- Carolina's seven points were the fewest allowed by the Giants in a regular-season game since a 21-3 victory over Minnesota in Detroit on Dec. 13, 2010. They beat Atlanta, 24-2, in the 2011 NFC Wild Card Game.
- The Giants gained 405 total yards after finishing with 604 in their victory Sunday over Tampa Bay. The total of 1,009 yards in back-to-back games is a franchise record.
- The Giants rushed for 125 yards, their highest total in a regular-season game since they ran for 213 yards vs. Minnesota on Dec. 13, 2010. They rushed for 172 yards in their NFC Wild Card Game victory over Atlanta on Jan. 8. The Giants had played 21 consecutive regular-season games without rushing for 125 yards, which had been the NFL's longest active streak.
- The Giants' time of possession of 36:10 was their highest in a regular-season game since they owned the ball for 37:51 in vs. Dallas on Nov. 14, 2010.
- The Giants' 20-0 halftime lead was their largest since they led Dallas, 21-0, after two quarters in the 2011 season finale. It was their largest halftime lead on the road since they were ahead at Seattle, 35-0, on Nov. 7, 2010.
- The Giants' 23-0 lead before allowing a score was their largest since they jumped ahead of Washington, 28-0, on Dec. 5, 2010. They won that game, 31-7.
- The Giants had no turnovers and five takeaways. They have won their last eight regular-season games - and 11 overall, including playoff games - in which they did not have an offensive turnover.
- The Giants' five takeaways was their highest total since they had six vs. Washington on Dec. 5, 2010. The Panthers had five turnovers for the first time since their 2010 season opener - against the Giants in MetLife Stadium.
- Eli Manning completed 77.1 percent of his passes (27-of-35), the second-highest rate in his career for a full game. His career-high of 78.9 percent (26 of 33) was set at Arizona on Nov. 23, 2008.
- In his last five quarters, including the fourth quarter of the Tampa Bay game, Manning has completed 35-of-48 passes for 531 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 129.8 passer rating.
- Manning's 288 passing yards increased his career total to 28,590. He passed Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle (28,339), Trent Green (28,474) and Chris Chandler (28,484) and moved into 42nd place on the NFL's all-time list.
- Andre Brown rushed for 113 yards on 20 carries, a 5.7-yard average, and scored two touchdowns. It was the highest total by a Giants back making his starting debut since Dec. 5, 1999, when Joe Montgomery rushed for 111 yards in a victory over the Jets.
- Brown was the Giants' first 100-yard rusher since Brandon Jacobs ran for 101 yards at Dallas on Dec. 11, 2011.
- Brown's 113 rushing yards was the highest total by a Giants back since Jacobs ran for 116 vs. the Vikings in Detroit on Dec. 13, 2010.
- This was the first game in which the Giants had both a 100-yard rusher and a 100-yard receiver since Dec. 11, 2011 at Dallas, where Jacobs ran for 101 yards and Hakeem Nicks had 163 yards on eight catches.
- Linebacker Michael Boley intercepted his third pass in as many games. He is the first Giant with an interception in each of the season's first three games since Terry Jackson in 1978.
- Lawrence Tynes kicked a career-high five field goals - from 47, 49, 30, 36 and 27 yards. He is the seventh player in Giants history to kick at least five field goals in a game. The team record of six was set by Joe Danelo at Seattle on Oct. 18, 1981.