Wait... did the Giants win? Hell yes they did! Removing Jason Garett surge the offensive efforts, but it brought some positivity to the GMEN. Snapping a two game win streak for Philadelphia, the Giants took care of business at home, to bring their season total to 4-7. The offense was still slow, but the defense kept the Giants competitive, allowing only one score and collecting four turnovers.
Giants 13, Eagles 7
At the close of the game, Jalen Hurts was aiming for Jalen Reagor for the game winner, but he dropped the pass after some rumblings from the secondary. Two more incompletions allowed the Giants to close it out at home for their fourth win of the season.
We need to accept that we are a defensive minded team first.
For the first time all season, the Eagles failed to score in the first half. If they didn't adjust their game plan in the second half, they were looking at going scoreless for the entire game. The NYPD (New York Pass Defense) was phenomenal today. Xavier McKinney, Tae Crowder, and Darnay Holmes all had interceptions, and the entire secondary was swatting the ball out of the air all day. They held a surging Jalen Hurts to only 129 yards in the air with three interceptions. The rush defense on the other hand had their hands full, allowing four rushers to tally over 200 yards, including 77 from Hurts. Either way, you take this performance any day of the week. Great work.
Freddie Kitchens offensive debut
It wasn't beautiful, but red zone offense occurred somewhat. For his first career catch, Chris Myarick, scored the sole touchdown of the day. However, for a short week of prep with a new coordinator, I'll take this as progression. Golladay was averaging over 16 yards a catch. Slayton and Engram both made key contributions today. Daniel Jones had 200 yards in the air and a clean game without turnovers. Baby steps.
Offensive Line and Pass Rush are the priorities this offseason
All that glitter, but we still don't have the gold. As mentioned above, the defense struggled against the rush today, and that should be a priority in the draft. We have touched upon the offensive line all season and that doesn't change. In order for Barkley to start returning to his old self and Daniel Jones to succeed, the Giants NEED a formidable line, because Nate Solder isn't that guy.
QB Daniel Jones: 202 yards 1 TD, 30 yards rushing| 15.08 points
RB Saquon Barkley: 13 car. 40 yards rush, 4 rec. 13 yards receiving |9.3 points
RB Devontae Booker: 3 car. 10 yards rush, 1 rec. 17 yards receiving |3.7 points
WR Kenny Golladay: 3 rec. 50 yards | 8.0 points
WR John Ross: 2 rec. 28 yards | 4.8 points
TE Evan Engram: 3 rec. 37 yards |6.7 points
TE Chris Myarick: 2 rec. 11 yards, 1TD | 9.1 points
Defense + Special Teams: 3 INT, 1 FR, 1 sack, 7 PA | 12 points
K Graham Gano: 2/3 FG, 1 XPM | 6 points
Bets and Odds
Giants +4 ✓
Giants Moneyline ✓
NYG/PHI Under 45.5 ✓
Next Game The Giants will head down to some warm weather and face the Miami Dolphins. A winnable game that the defense can disrupt Tua easily. They will definitely need to lockdown Jaylen Waddle or it will be a long day of football.