Giants’ Daniel Jones enters rarefied territory with historic Week 7 performance

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The New York Giants upset the Carolina Panthers, 25-3, on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium largely on the back of quarterback Daniel Jones.

Jones completed 23 of his 33 pass attempts for 203 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed the ball eight times for 28 yards and hauled in one impressive reception for 16 yards.

The spread-out performance was a rarity in the NFL. In fact, Jones became only the third quarterback in league history with 200+ passing yards, 25+ rushing yards and 15+ receiving yards in a single game.

Here’s a look at some of the other records and stats from Sunday’s Week 7 game:

  • The 22-point victory was the Giants’ largest since December 9, 2018 (44-16 at Washington). It was also their largest home victory since December 30, 2012 (42-7 vs. Eagles).

  • The Giants held their opponent without a touchdown for the first time since September 29, 2019 (vs. Washington).

  • The Panthers’ 11 first downs tied a Joe Judge-era low for the team (Cincinnati Bengals had only 11 last year).

  • The Giants’ six sacks tied a team-high under Joe Judge and Patrick Graham (6 vs. Dallas in January).

  • Jones was the first Giants quarterback to throw a pass, run the ball and catch a pass since September 10, 2001 (Kerry Collins at Denver).

  • Dante Pettis is the first Giant to catch a touchdown and throw a completed pass since October 7, 2018 (Odell Beckham Jr.).

  • Devontae Booker had a season-high 51 yards rushing.

  • Eli Penny’s nine rushing attempts were the second-highest of his career (10 vs. Washington in 2017).

  • Azeez Ojulari’s 2.5 sacks tied a team rookie record set by B.J. Hill in 2018 (Philip Tabor had 3.0 in 1979 before sacks were an official stat).

  • Ojulari now has 5.5 sacks on the season, tying a team rookie record set by the aforementioned B.J. Hill.

  • Jabrill Peppers’ second quarter sack of Sam Darnold was the Giants’ first by a defensive back this season.

  • The Giants have at least one takeaway in each of their first seven games, their most since 2011 (first 10).

  • Graham Gano now has five field goals of 50+ yards, which ties the Giants’ single-season record (set by Gano in 2020).

  • Gano’s 10 field goals (in 23 games) of 50+ yards is an all-time Giants record.

  • Matt Peart made his first start of the season at left tackle.

  • Linebacker Benardrick McKinney made his Giants debut.

  • Defensive lineman David Moa and wide receiver David Sills made their NFL debuts.

  • The Giants recorded their first safety since 2018.