Three weeks, three losses. The struggle continues for the Giants, as a last second FG ends the game.
Second straight season going 0-3. My expectations for the rest of the year is in the basement. White flag up, the season is a wash. Time to throw up the white flag and bank on two top ten picks for next year (as long as the Bears stink too). The same old bullshit coming from your New York Giants! A miserable loss at home and just inexcusable play. Is Joe Judge the answer anymore? How is Jason Garrett still have the privilege calling plays? Where is Patrick Graham's defense? Dave Gettleman addressed what issues in the offseason?
All tied up at 14 with minutes remaining in the fourth and of course, it all comes down to a last second field goal.
Falcons 17, Giants 14
I am extremely disappointed. It's sickening that this is what we got out of the "incredible offseason". Daniel Jones was going to have all of his offensive weapons against the Falcons atrocious defense. Eli Manning was being inducted into the Ring of Honor. The fans were jam packed in MetLife. The stage was set for great success.
When will Daniel Jones have a full and healthy offense?
I will not tolerate any Daniel Jones slander because he is in the worse possible situation a young quarterback with lofty expectations could be in. Third straight week, no interceptions, over 200 yards of passing, and he is moving the ball around both in the air and on the ground. His offensive line can't help him. The offense in general is stagnate as long as Jason Garett is calling the plays. When will the entire offense come together in unity? All of these weapons and they'll never share the field together.
Penalties are absolutely killing the Giants
Back-to-back weeks, penalties have diminished any chance for the Giants to win the ball game. Logan Ryan gets a costly pass interference in the endzone, next play, a Falcons TD pass. What was the point of all the Joe Judge laps? The discipline in this team is abysmal.
It's time to move on from Evan Engram
In his season debut, the same old EE story came into play. Late in the first half, tight end Evan Engram was stripped of the ball for a fumble and got booed loudly when he came off the field. Honestly, did he expect not to get booed? Same old antics and he is slowly but surely becoming a bust. They should've traded him in the offseason when the shiny Pro-Bowl title had some value behind it.
The O-Line needs help, as does Saquon Barkley
I don't know how many times I witness no gaps for Barkley or no blown coverages for the Falcons to get easy access to Jones, but it was just not pretty. One in particular showed fans why the O-Line will be disastrous for any potential success. 3rd and 19 in the 4th quarter, Jones drops a slant to Barkley and Billy Price offers no support in running up the field. Barkley cannot succeed without a component and formidable offensive line, something the Giants do not possess after losing Nick Gates and Shane Lemieux for the season.
Where is the defense?
Logan Ryan’s dropped two picks, Adoree Jackson dropped one too. On top of that, Logan Ryan committed a DPI to bring up a 1st & Goal. The secondary had no clutch and no spark today besides a couple pass breakups by Peppers and Bradberry. 17 points is fine, especially with Matt Ryan, Calvin Ridley, and Kyle Pitts, but they couldn't help close out the game. The bright spot continues to be the Georgia Bulldog, Azeez Ojulari, who recorded his third sack in three games.
The curious case of Kadarius Toney
What was the point of drafting him in the first round if the Giants are going to utilize him? Do you know how nice it would have been having Micah Parsons on the defense? How about Alijah Vera Tucker or Alex Leatherwood protecting Daniel Jones? I am not saying Toney is a bust, the Giants just aren't utilizing him correctly. He gets two targets? What is he suppose to do? If they can incorporate him somehow, it will only be helpful for the offensive gameplay.
QB Daniel Jones: 266 yards, 39 yards rushing | 16.54 points
RB Saqoun Barkley: 16 carries, 51 yards rushing, 1TD. 6 rec. 43 yards | 21.4 points
WR Kenny Golladay: 4 rec.64 yards | 11.4 points
WR Sterling Shepard: 2 rec. 16 yards | 3.6 points
WR Kadarius Toney: 2 rec. 16 yards | 3.6 points
TE Evan Engram: 2 rec. 21 yards | 2.1 points
Defense + Special Teams: 1 FR, 3 Sacks, 17 PA | 8 points
K Graham Gano: 2/2 FG |6 points
Giants -2.5 X
Giants Moneyline X
NYG/ATL Under 47.5 ✓
It's time for a shakeup, this team is just plain out awful. They head down to New Orleans to face the Saints and it won't be a pretty one. I don't even want to think about this matchup. Can't wait for 0-4!
Cover photo by Matt Stevenson