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Postgame Notes And Milestones

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    Excerpt: "*The Giants won their fourth consecutive games (they were 4-0 in October) and improved their record to 6-2. They are 2-2 in NFC East games after an 0-2 start and lead the division by 2.5 games over Dallas and Philadelphia.

    *The Giants have six of their last eight games vs. Dallas.

    *This is the third year in a row and the sixth time in Tom Coughlin’s nine seasons as head coach that the Giants have been 6-2 at midseason. They were also 6-2 in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2011, 5-3 in 2004 and 2009, and 7-1 in 2008.

    *The Giants are 3-1 on the road this season, with victories at Carolina, San Francisco and Dallas. They lost at Philadelphia.

    *The Giants avenged a season-opening loss to Dallas and improved to 4-0 in Cowboys Stadium, which opened in 2009. The four victories have been by a total of 16 points. This is the first time since the rivalry began in 1960 that the Giants have won four games in a row in Dallas. They had a four-game unbeaten streak (three victories and a tie) from 1961-64.

    *The Giants led early in the game, 23-0, before falling behind, 24-23. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it is the first time Giants blew a 23-point lead in a regular-season game (in which the opposing team came back to at least tie game at some point).

    *The Giants won for the second time this season when trailing after three quarters. They were behind, 24-23, before scoring the only six points of the fourth quarter. On Sept. 16, they overcame a 27-16 deficit at the end of three quarters to win, 41-34.

    *This was the second game in a row the Giants overcame a fourth-quarter deficit to win. Last week, they trailed Washington, 23-20, before winning, 27-23.

    *The Giants jumped out to a 23-0 lead for the second time this season, both on the road; they also did it at Carolina on Sept. 20 in a 36-7 win. " Read more...
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