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Giants out of the loop

This was supposed to be the year when defenses were far ahead of offenses because of the lack of offseason programs and the shortened training camps. The Giants abided by that precept, but not many other teams did.

There were 54 touchdown passes thrown in Week 1 of the NFL season. For comparison, there were 39 of them in Week 1 of the 2010 season.

The 7,842 passing yards that quarterbacks accumulated were the most in any week in NFL history.

There are only five teams in the NFL that did not have a passing touchdown this weekend: The Giants, Falcons, Jaguars, 49ers and Rams. Of those teams, the only ones with starting quarterbacks who have not thrown a touchdown pass this season (pre or regular) are Eli Manning of the Giants and Alex Smith of the 49ers.

The Giants had more sacks against the Redskins (4) than pass plays of 20 or more yards (3).


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