October 28, 2021

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Statistics, numbers and broken records

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Statistics, numbers and broken records


The New York Giants managed to choke away another game on Sunday afternoon, falling to the Atlanta Falcons, 17-14, on a last-second field goal.

Things get no easier in the coming weeks. Next up is the New Orleans Saints on the road — and New York is already an eight-point underdog.

But before we look ahead to the Week 4 game, let’s see what interesting stats, numbers and broken records were birthed from the Week 3 loss to Atlanta.

  • The Giants lost back-to-back games on field goals as time expired for the first time since September/October of 2017.
  • The Giants have now lost three games on last-second field goals under Joe Judge (19 games).
  • New York has fallen to 0-3 for the second straight season.
  • The Giants have recorded a takeaway in each of their first three games. The last time that happened was in 2013.
  • Rookie running back Gary Brightwell had his first career carry.
  • Collin Johnson made his Giants debut and led all receivers with five receptions (for 51 yards).
  • C.J. Board’s 38-yard reception was a career-long.
  • Azeez Ojulari recorded a sack for the third consecutive game. He’s the first Giants player ever (and first rookie ever) to record a sack in each of his first three games.
  • Ojulari is the first NFL player with a sack in his first three games since 2017 (Myles Garrett).
  • Ojulari is the first Giants player with a sack in three consecutive games since 2016 (Olivier Vernon).
  • Ojulari recorded his first forced fumble.
  • Linebacker Quincy Roche made his NFL debut.
  • Head coach Joe Judge lost his only challenge of the game and is no 0-3 for his career.

Giants vs. Falcons: Statistics, numbers and broken records