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Outplayed in the Meadowlands

The New York Giants lost to the Seattle Seahawks 24-7 at home on Sunday. The loss moves the Giants to 1-6 on the season. (Photo Credit: Seattle Times)

What Went Right– Rookie tight end Evan Engram had another impressive game recording six catches for 60 yards and a touchdown. The rookie has looked as good as advertised so far. He is an extremely good receiver with above average speed for a tight end. Rookie defensive end Avery Moss forced a fumble that led to the Giants only score. The Seattle running back had gotten to the second level and made a cut and Moss came up behind him and hit him hard popping the ball into the air for strong safety Landon Collins to catch.

By Harrison Kaye – Big Blue United 10.22.17

What Went Wrong– The New York Giants defense wasn’t nearly as good as they were last week. The Giants were outgained in total yards, the Giants had 177 total yards, including 46 yards rushing and 131 yards passing. The Giants gave up 425 total yards, including 104 yards rushing and 321 yards passing, and allowed the Seahawks to convert 6/13 third downs. Penalties were another big reason the Giants lost. The Giants had seven penalties for 28 yards, but some of the penalties were in the red zone where it was goal to go for the Seahawks. You can’t give a team multiple opportunities to score in the red zone and expect to prevent them from scoring. The Giants secondary blew multiple coverages, even though they only gave up two to three big plays. On the touchdown to Doug Baldwin, the secondary had a breakdown and allowed Baldwin to run up the middle of the field into the end zone and run under a perfectly thrown ball by Seattle quarterback Russel Wilson. There were several other blown coverages on deep routes where the ball was underthrown. Last week, the Giants play-calling was focused on a physical run game. This week, the play-calling was inconsistent and all over the place. The Giants need to have a balanced attack and be creative to maximize the talents of the players that they have.

The Giants have a bye week next weekend. It is well needed as many guys need to get healthy. The coaching staff has to take the time to figure out what their plan for the rest of the year will be.