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Giants Come Up Short

The New York Giants lost to the Philadelphia Eagles 34-29 on Sunday. The loss moves the Giants to 2-12 on the year (Photo Credit:

By Harrison Kaye – Big blue United 12.17.17

What Went Right– Quarterback Eli Manning had his best game of the season. Manning recorded 434 yards passing to go along with three touchdown passes and one interception. Eli looked extremely comfortable throwing the ball all game. Rookie tight end Evan Engram had another nice game recording eight catches for 87 yards. Engram was creating space down the middle of the field both as a decoy and as a target. Engram now has 63 catches for 710 yards. He leads the team in receptions, yards, and touchdowns. Second year wide receiver Sterling Shepard continued his dominance against the Eagles. In all four of the games he has played against them, he has scored a touchdown. On Sunday, Shepard finished with 11 catches for 139 yards and a touchdown. Cornerback Eli Apple had a nice game recording nine tackles. The second-year cornerback has dealt with some issues off the field in recent weeks, and it was good to see him bounce back.


What Went Wrong– The Giants special teams was a mess on Sunday. The Giants had an extra point blocked, a field goal blocked, a punt blocked, and a failed extra point. Blunders like these are prime examples of why the Giants are 2-12 and the Eagles are 12-2. The Giants came out strong scoring 20 points in the first 16 minutes. Now, this seems like it should be in the “What Went Right” section, but the Giants were only able to score nine points the rest of the game. Why is it that in the first 16 minutes of a game you can pick a part a defense, but are unable to do that throughout the rest of the game? Wait, I know why, POOR COACHING. The Eagles defense made an adjustment and the Giants were unable to counter. The Giants have been outscored 130-67 in the fourth quarter this season. It is a shock that they have even won two games with a stat like that. It doesn’t matter how big of a lead you have in a game in the NFL, no lead is safe. You have to be able to put teams away, and the Giants have been unable to do that.


The Giants face the Arizona Cardinals next week. Interim Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo said after Sunday’s game that Eli Manning will start vs. the Cardinals. Why wouldn’t the Giants see what they have in rookie quarterback Davis Webb? You will have a top 3 pick in this year’s draft and before you spend it on a quarterback, why wouldn’t you want to make sure that Webb isn’t the long term answer?