Here are some post-game notes and statistics from the New York Giants 24-2 victory over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday in an NFC Wild-Card Playoff game.
- The Giants made their NFL record 31st postseason appearance.
- The victory broke a two-game home postseason losing streak – to Carolina in a 2005 Wild Card Game and to Philadelphia in a 2008 NFC Divisional Playoff Game.
- The Giants’ 172 rushing yards was their highest total since they ran for 213 yards in the victory over Minnesota on Dec. 13, 2010. Their previous best in the 2011 season was 122 yards in a victory over Buffalo on Oct. 16. The Giants averaged an NFL-low 89.2 rushing yards a game in the regular season.
- The Giants are 8-1 this season when they rush for at least 100 yards.
- The Giants’ first touchdown drive covered 85 yards in 13 plays and took 7:32 to complete. It was the Giants’ longest touchdown drive in time elapsed this season.
- Manning has thrown 11 career postseason touchdown passes, a Giants record. The previous mark of 10 was owned by Phil Simms.
- Bradshaw, Jacobs and Manning all had their longest career postseason runs. Bradshaw had a 30-yard run. His previous long gain in the postseason was 13 yards in Super Bowl XLII. Jacobs had a 34-yarder, 10 yards better than his 24-yard run in the 2008 NFC Wild Card Game vs. Philadelphia. Manning picked up 14 yards on a scramble in the second quarter. His previous best was a five-yarder in Super Bowl XLII.