Wed. Oct 21st, 2020

Several Giants, Cardinals could reach career…

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Several Giants, Cardinals could reach career...


Numbers and milestones aren’t as revered in the NFL as they are in baseball, but as they say, numbers don’t lie when it comes to telling the whole story.

Here’s some milestones and other interesting figures to keep an eye on this Sunday when the New York Giants host the Arizona Cardinals.

Giants running back Saquon Barkley has 15 games with at least 100 scrimmage yards, the most in the NFL since entering the league. Should Barkley play on Sunday it will be his 20th career game. If he gains over 100 yards from scrimmage, Barkley will tie Edgerrin James (16) for the most games with at least 100 scrimmage yards through a player’s first 20 career games in NFL history.

The Giants’ defense is aiming for their 6th consecutive game with at least 3.0 sacks. Their 13.0 sacks since Week 3 is tied for second in the NFC and is fourth in the NFL.

Giants outside linebacker Markus Golden is looking for his sixth consecutive game with at least 0.5 a sack. Golden’s 5.0 sacks this season are tied for 7th-most in the NFL and is his highest total since 2016 when he finished the season with 12.5.

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is shooting for his fifth consecutive game with at least one passing touchdown, his fourth consecutive game vs. an NFC opponent with at least 20 completions and his fourth consecutive game converting at least two first downs by rushing the ball.

Giants tight end Evan Engram is seeking his 31st consecutive game with a at least one reception and his ninth consecutive game with at least four receptions.

With one reception, Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald would have at least one catch in 234 consecutive games, the second-longest reception streak in NFL history behind Jerry Rice (274). With a TD reception, Fitzgerald would have 119 career TD catches. It would give him three career TD receptions against the Giants, including one in each of his last two games against them.

With a receiving TD, Arizona running back David Johnson would become just the fifth player in NFL history with 30 or more rushing TDs and 15 or more receiving TDs in their first five NFL seasons.

With a sack, Arizona’s Terrell Suggs would have 137.5 career sacks, tying Hall of Famers John Randle and Richard Dent for 9th place on the NFL’s all-time sacks list.

Several Giants, Cardinals could reach career milestones in Week 7

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