New York Giants vs. Los Angeles Chargers Notes and Statistics

* The Giants leveled 7-7 on a three-yard pass from Glennon to Penny with 2:07 in the first quarter. It was Penny’s career touchdown reception for the first time at the five-year veteran’s 21st career catch. Penny has two touchdowns this season, scoring each of them against Los Angeles teams; he ran for a 4-yard touchdown against the Rams on October 17.

* Penny became the first Giants running back to score since Devontae Booker’s 19-yard touchdown run against Carolina on October 24th. He scored the Giants’ last points on a two-point conversion after the team’s final touchdown.

* Penny wasn’t even the top scorer in his family on Sunday. His brother, Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny, scored 32 and 47 yards in the Seahawks’ 33-13 win in Houston.

“It felt good,” said Eli Penny. “It’s a good day for both of us. A good day for our family if we can just play football and enjoy the game.”

* Penny’s touchdown was set up by a 60-yard reception from tight end Kyle Rudolph, which was the Giants’ longest game of the season. The previous long was a 54-yard touchdown catch-and-run from Barkley in New Orleans on October 3rd.

* The completion was the Giants ‘longest since Daniel Jones’ 61-yard throw against Golden Tate against the Jets on November 10, 2019. Their longest pass in 2020 was 53 yards from Jones to Evan Engram in Cincinnati on November 29, the Giants had runs 80 yards from Jones and 60 yards from Wayne Gallman last season.

* Rudolph’s graduation is the second longest in Glennon’s career. On November 24, 2013, he threw as a rookie for Tampa Bay an 85-yard pass for Tiquan Underwood for a game win in Detroit. The following week in Carolina, he tossed Vincent Jackson a 60-yard pass.

* The 60 yard catch was the longest in Rudolph’s 11 year career. His previous long was a 47-yard touchdown for Minnesota against Green Bay on November 22, 2015. Rudolph’s longest reception that season was a 28-yard player in Tampa Bay on November 22.

* Rudolph’s 60-yard win was the longest on a Giants tight end since Evan Engram’s 75-yard touchdown – a Giants tight end record – in Tampa Bay on September 22, 2019, on Daniel Jones’ first start .

* Barkley led the Giants with a season high of 64 rushing yards, 16 carries and a long run of 13 yards. He also caught three passes for 31 yards, including his 18-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

* Booker led the Giants with four receptions for 28 yards and rushed for 57 yards with eight carries.

* Defensive lineman Leonard Williams, whose 670 snaps came into play, led the team’s D-linemen, left the game in the second quarter with an elbow injury and never returned. The judge said Williams will have an MRI on Monday.

* Linebacker Azeez Ojulari had one of two sacks from quarterback Justin Herbert of the Giants, bringing his season total to 7.5 and expanding his franchise rookie record. Dexter Lawrence had the Giants’ other sack.

* Rookie cornerback Aaron Robinson made his second start replacing the injured Adoree ‘Jackson, leading the Giants with seven solo tackles and nine total stops. Safety Logan Ryan also had nine tackles (six solo).

* The Giants attempted a fake punt on a fourth and nine from their own 38 in the third quarter, but Riley Dixon tossed Keion Crossen high and far. It was their first fake punt since December 16, 2018, when the Tennessee Titans paid no attention to Dixon, who improvised and won 14 yards on fourth and 10, 12 seconds behind in the second quarter. It was the Giants’ first fake punt since November 19, 2017, when a direct snap on Nat Berhe won two yards in fourth and one against Kansas City.

* Second year pro Matt Peart played multiple series on Right Tackle in lieu of Nate Solder.

* The Giants ‘inactive players were quarterback Daniel Jones (neck), wide receiver Kadarius Toney (oblique), cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (quad), wide receiver Collin Johnson and linebacker Oshane Ximines.

Jones and Jackson missed their second straight game, and Toney suspended his third straight and fourth of the season.

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