Here are some of the key statistics and trends following the Giants’ 24-20 defeat to the Steelers:
- The Giants ended an 8-game winning streak against AFC foes. Since 2006, the G-Men are 16-10 v. the AFC, second only to the Falcons, who are 19-9.
- The Giants, who led 14-10 at the half, surrendered a lead for the first time since Dec. 19, 2010. In that game, the Giants notoriously allowed the Eagles to march back after holding a 24-3 at halftime. New York had won their previous 10 regular-season games when holding a halftime lead.
- For the second week in a row, the G-Men failed to find the end zone in the second half.
- The Giants’ 182 total yards was their lowest total since a 44-7 loss to Minnesota in 2009. Eli Manning’s 114 net passing yards was the lowest mark since a 2007 game in Buffalo. The Giants’ 13 first-downs was their second-fewest total of the year. Last week against Dallas they had 11.
- Manning’s 10 completions were the fewest in a game since last year’s Christmas Eve bout with the Jets. His 125-yard total was the fewest since he threw for 119 in Minnesota in 2008 (he only played in the first half of that contest).
- Manning passed Randall Cunningham to become the 34th quarterback in NFL history with 30,000 passing yards. He is the second Giants quarterback to reach that milestone, joining Phil Simms, who holds the fracnhise record with 33,462.