The Giants are notorious in recent years of being a total disappointment. It is a shame that these blogs have to have pessimistic tones, but it is just a fact.
This season alone they let down fans by losing a "given" to the Falcons, on the day they retired Eli Manning's jersey. Today was no different. On the 10th anniversary of Super Bowl XLVI, the reunion of players and coaches was sweet nostalgia of simpler times. Nobody was expecting a Giants win today, but nobody was expecting a blowout like this.
Things actually started off decent for the Giants. They scored on the first drive, and it was only 3-0 by the end of the first quarter. Then it went all down hill. The Rams offense, led by Matthew Stafford woke up in the second, leading to a score of 28-3 by the half. The offensive line was no match for Aaron Donald, who led the Rams defense to disrupting Daniel Jones. The QB had two strip-sack fumbles, losing one, and threw two first-half interceptions.
Rams 38, Giants 11
This game was not the fault of Daniel Jones, and I don't blame him for his performance. The Giants have now been outscored in their last two games by a score 82-31. What gives?
I don't think Joe Judge is that guy. Neither is Jason Garrett. His incompetence's of running a sufficient offense is pitiful. Dave Gettleman is hindering the team and his decisions of the past are hurting the Giants. If John Mara and Steve Tisch gave a single damn for this team, they'd clear house by this afternoon. What a God awful game and the season is pretty much over.
Injuries? Never met her.
It was remarkable that Daniel Jones was permitted to play this week after suffering a concussion against the Cowboys last week. I don't know how he managed it, but after the second quarter, he should have been pulled. Daniel Jones has been playing great football this season, only having one interception and one fumble. He clearly was playing hurt, so why did the Giants keep him in? Joe Judges response was just refreshing to hear... not.
Speaking of injuries, the woes continued today. Kadarius Toney left after one possession with an ankle injury, C.J. Board was carted off with a forearm injury, and Left Tackle Andrew Thomas added more to his previous ankle injury.
Add them to the list.
Saquon Barkley (ankle)
Kenny Golladay (knee)
Darius Slayton (hamstring)
Blake Martinez (knee - out for the season)
Shane Lemieux (knee - out for the season)
Nick Gates (leg - out for the season)
Rodarius (knee - out for the season)
What happened to the defense?
This eerily reminds me of a few years ago. In 2016, the Giants had the second ranked defense. In 2017, they fell to 27th. The same thing is happening this season. Last year, the Giants were ranked 9th. This season? 24th... The pass defense should be a strong suit, and it has been the biggest let down. Week after week, the Giants have been making opposing quarterbacks look like MVP's. Matthew Stafford threw for 251 yards and four touchdowns. Yes, Xavier McKinney had himself a nice game with two picks, but four touchdowns is just unacceptable.
QB Daniel Jones: 242 yards 3 INT 1 Fumble, 4 yards rushing | 4.08 points
RB Devontae Booker: 12 car. 41 yards rushing, 4 rec. 28 yards 1 TD |10.9 points
FB Elijah Penny: 3 car. 15 yards rushing 1 TD, 2 rec. 1 yard |10.6 points
WR Sterling Shepard: 10 rec.76 yards | 10.8 points
WR Dante Pettis: 5 rec. 48 yards | 19.6 points
WR Kadarius Toney: 3 rec. 36 yards | 6 .6 points
TE Evan Engram: 5 rec. 24 yards |5.4 points
TE Kyle Rudolph: 2 rec. 8 yards | 3.8 points
Defense + Special Teams: 2 INT, 2 sacks, 38 PA | 2 points
K Graham Gano: 1/1 FG |3 points
Bets and Odds
Rams -10.5 ✓
Rams Moneyline ✓
NYG/NO Over 47.5 ✓
I really don't know what to say anymore? Next week brings a MetLife homecoming for Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold. Carolina just suffered a heartbreaker to the VIkings, but they will be without star running back Christian McCaffrey, who is on IR with a hamstring injury.