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New York Giants' news, 11/13: Fun with numbers

New York Giants' headlines for Wednesday, 11/13.

Andre Brown celebrates after scoring a touchdown on Sunday
Andre Brown celebrates after scoring a touchdown on Sunday
Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

Let's begin today with a look at some interesting numbers provided by the New York Giants' PR staff.

  • When Andre Brown started at running back on Sunday he became the sixth player to start at that position and the eighth player to start in the backfield for the Giants this season. The other starting running backs were David Wilson, Da'Rel Scott, Brandon Jacobs, Peyton Hillis and Michael Cox. The Giants have also had two starting fullbacks in Henry Hynoski and John Conner. According to Elias, this is the first time the Giants have started eight different players in the backfield since 1981. They are the first NFL team to start that many running backs/fullbacks since 1987, when several teams started multiple players because of the strike replacement games.
  • The Giants' longest run this season has been 18 yards, by David Wilson at Carolina on Sept. 22. Every other NFL team has a run of at least 24 yards this year. The Giants haven't had a run longer than 18 yards in 11 consecutive games, dating back to last season, the team's longest such streak since they went 11 in a row from Nov. 13, 1983 to Sept. 30, 1984.
  • The Giants won Sunday despite being -1 in the takeaway/giveaway department. Under Tom Coughlin the Giants are 13-44 when losing the turnover differential. The Giants are 1-5 this season when the turn the ball over more than their opponent.
  • Brown has scored a touchdown in six consecutive games dating back to last season. That is the NFL's longest active streak and the longest by a Giant since Plaxico Burress scored in six games in a row in 2007.
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Football Outsiders says the Giants, despite their three-game winning streak, still have only a 1.7 percent chance of winning the NFC East. Football Outsiders' DVOA ratings place the Giants 28th in the league overall.

The Giants have the hardest remaining schedule among NFC East teams. The Dallas Cowboys have the easiest. offers a scouting report on the Giants.

Antrel Rolle said Tuesday that middle linebacker Jon Beason, acquired from the Carolina Panthers in a mid-season trade, has helped the Giants "way more than the average eye can see."

Jerry Reese was heavily criticized for some of his offseason decisions during the Giants' 0-6 start. The New York Post gives the Giants' GM credit for several in-season moves that have helped stabilize the team.

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