Inside the numbers: Wilson's historic day

December, 11, 2012
12/11/12
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David Wilson put up some staggering and even historic numbers on Sunday. Perhaps he should watch Bo Jackson every Saturday night from now on.

Wilson posted a franchise-record 327 all-purpose yards. Giants.com's Mike Eisen took a closer look at Wilson's numbers from a historical perspective; here are some franchise nuggets he came up with:

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According to the team, Wilson is the first Giants player in 64 years to score rushing and kickoff return touchdowns in a game, and he joins just three others as the only players in NFL history with two rushing touchdowns and a kickoff return touchdown in a game.

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Wilson's 97-yard kickoff return is only the 20th regular-season kickoff return for a touchdown in the Giants' 88-season history. Wilson's return also snapped the Giants' streak of 76 consecutive regular-season games without a kickoff return touchdown. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that drought was only behind St. Louis (119 games) and Jacksonville (84). Domenik Hixon was the last Giant to return a kickoff all the way, going for 74 yards against New England on Dec. 29, 2007.

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Wilson's return is the longest since Clarence Childs' 100-yard runback on Dec. 6, 1964.

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During their 52-27 victory over the Saints, the Giants scored seven touchdowns for the first time since defeating Green Bay 55-24 on Dec. 20, 1986 -- also the last time they cracked 50 points.

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The Giants did not surrender a sack against the Saints and are 4-1 when that happens this season. The Giants are 22-8 in the regular season when Eli Manning is not sacked.

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With his four catches against the Saints, Hakeem Nicks now has 247 receptions from Manning, the most of the 46 different receivers who have caught at least one pass from Manning. Nicks passed Plaxico Burress (244).

Nicks trails Burress as the receiving-yardage leader on Manning passes by 79 yards (3,681 to 3,602).

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The Giants also made a minor transaction, signing G Levy Adcock and terminating the contract of Paul Fenaroli, who was signed last week. Dallas signed the 6-5 Adcock as a rookie free agent out of Oklahoma State earlier this year but waived him on Aug. 27.
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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