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Giants news, 9/10: Notes, stats, opinions from loss to Jacksonville

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Let’s continue to review Sunday’s season-opening defeat

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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let’s look at some notable numbers from Sunday’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, as well as what others are saying after the Giants fell to 0-1.

  • The Giants have now lost seven of their last eight season-opening games. The exception was a 20-19 victory over the Dallas Cowboys to open the 2016 season.
  • Eli Manning established several milestones on Sunday:

— He set a franchise record by playing in his 217th regular-season game in a Giants uniform. Manning broke a tie with Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan, who played in 216 games from 1993-2007.

— Manning became the fourth player in the 94-season history of the Giants to play 15 years with the team, joining Strahan, Hall of Famer Mel Hein (1931-45), and quarterback Phil Simms (1979-93).

— Manning became the fifth quarterback in history to start at least 14 consecutive season openers with one team:

Tom Brady (14 with New England from 2002-2015)
Brett Favre (15 with Green Bay from 1993-2007)
John Elway (16 with Denver from 1983-1998)
Dan Marino (16 with Miami from 1984-1999)

  • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Saquon Barkley (106) is the first Giants back to run for at least 100 yards in his NFL debut. His 68-yard run was the longest by a Giants player in his first game. It was the longest run by a Giants rookie since Ahmad Bradshaw’s 88-yard scamper in Buffalo on Dec. 23, 2007.
  • Odell Beckham Jr. had 11 receptions for 111 yards. He now has eight games with at least 10 receptions, a franchise record. Jeremy Shockey is second with six. Beckham needs two more 100-yard receiving games to tie Amani Toomer for the franchise record of 22 such games.

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