QB Kerry Collins leads the NFC with 2,041 passing yards and an average gain of 7.70 yards-per-attempt. Collins is on pace to throw for 4,082 yards this season, which would break Phil Simms' team record of 4,044 yards in 1984.
Collins has completed 64.2 percent of his passes (170 of 265). If he maintains that rate, he will break Jeff Hostetler's franchise record 62.8 completion percentage, set in 1991.
Barber hitting milestones
RB Tiki Barber continues to pass statistical milestones. His 163 total yards against Jacksonville (101 rushing, 62 receiving) increased his career total to 8,019 yards. He is the fifth player in Giants history to gain more than 8,000 yards. Just ahead of him on the career list is Joe Morrison with 8,216 yards.
Barber has 3,351 rushing yards. He needs 30 yards to pass Doug Kotar and move into sixth place on the team's all-time list.
Barber also has 324 career receptions for 2,941 receiving yards. He needs four catches to pass Bob Tucker and move into fourth place on the Giants career list and 59 yards to reach 3,000 for his career.
This season, Barber is ninth in the NFC in both rushing yards (545, one yard behind Philadelphia's Duce Staley) and receptions (40, one less than Tampa Bay's Keyshawn Johnson). Barber is fourth in the conference in yards from scrimmage (934, six behind Green Bay's Ahman Green).
Giants in 2002
Halfway through the 2002 season, the Giants are seventh in the NFL with an average of 240.8 passing yards a game. If they maintain that average, they would break the franchise record of 236.2 passing yards per game, set in 1962. That season, Y.A. Tittle threw for 3,224 yards and 33 touchdowns.
The Giants have not finished a season ranked higher than eighth in the league in passing since 1984, when they threw for 227.0 yards a game and were ranked fifth. Last season, the Giants were tied for eighth in the NFL with an average of 222.4 passing yards per game. The Giants are ranked 21st in the NFL with 100.5 rushing yards a game.
Since 1985, the Giants have had just four seasons in which their passing rank was higher than their rushing rank.