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Oct 20, 1:00 PM Cardinals at Giants
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Giants lose to the Cardinals 27-21

"I don't know where to start after watching this game. If you were at MetLife Stadium, you were soaked and wished you were watching from home. The Giants had an extra few days to prepare for this game, but it didn't help. In the first quarter, the Giants offense was barely on the field after Daniel Jones threw an interception and they went three-and-out. Meanwhile the defense was struggling even into the second quarter after giving up two touchdowns. Most of the damage was done by the Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds and from Kyler Murray completing most all his passes.
After the Cardinals added a field goal, the Giants were down 17-0. Then the Giants offense started putting things together. Their drive included a 20 yard run by Saquon Barkley, a 20 yard pass to Golden Tate, and finished with a 28 yard touchdown pass to Rhett Ellison. The Giants defense did their part as well on their turn, and when they sacked Murray for a 15 yard loss, they were three-and-out and had to punt. The Giants special teams unit got in the action as well, when they blocked that punt, and recovered it for a touchdown.
Neither team scored, as t
he Giants went into self destruct mode on their last drive of the half. It included two offensive holding penalties and another for delay of game. The only good thing the drive did was take time off the clock. It was five minutes that Edmonds couldn't run rampant against our defense, as he had been doing. The Cardinals didn't have enough time, and despite everything, the Giants went into halftime down by just 3 points, 17-14.
When Jones was sacked and fumbled the ball away with two and a half minutes left, I thought the game was over. The Cardinals were at the Giants 17-yard line. They were up by three points, and a touchdown here would do it for them. The defense stopped Edmonds on two runs, and used their last two timeouts. Then they pressured Murray into making a mistake where he ran out of bounds to stop the clock.
Holding the Cardinals to a field goal to put them up by just six points, leaving the Giants with over two minutes to stage a comeback touchdown would have been the perfect ending for a miserable rainy afternoon at MetLife stadium for the fans.
When Slayton ran the ball out of the endzone, using up clock time while only getting to the 12-yard line, my heart sank. Why did he do that? Jones threw an incomplete pass to Barkley and the clock was at the two minute warning. Jones next pass went to Tate for 11 yards, and the Giants were at about where they would have been if Slayton didn't mess up, the 23-yard line, but the clock was running.
The Giants were in hurry up mode, and Jones was sacked. He fumbled the ball which luckily was recovered by the Giants, but the clock was still running. A quick incomplete pass to Barkley stopped it. The Giants had a third down at their own 9-yard line, and Jones was sacked again for a five yard loss. His pass on the next play was incomplete to Engram.
The Cardinals offense came on the field at the Giants 4-yard line, and Murray mercifully took a knee to end this mess of a game. I don't know how the Giants could have played so poorly today. They had two key playmakers back on offense, and lots of time to prepare, but it sure looked like they didn't know what they were doing out there on a number of plays."

"The Giants seemed to be a good match up for the Cardinals, especially since their top running back, David Johnson, who is also their second leading receiver, came into the game with an ankle injury. The Cardinals had to get by with his backup Chase Edmonds, and boy, did Edmonds really get by the Giants defense.
The 2018 fourth-round pick had a better game than one of the top running backs who was also drafted last year, Saquon Barkley. Remember him? Barkley was playing after missing three games with a sprained ankle, and he had 72 rushing yards on 18 carries, and 1 seven-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Getting back to his counterpart, Edmonds previously had only 24 carries for 161 yards and 1 touchdown in his first six games. Today he ran the ball 27 times for 126 yards and 3 touchdowns.
It's always hard to see a winnable game go down the drain. The Giants offensive line did not seem to be in sync at all with Daniel Jones, who was sacked 8 times (4 in the last 2 drives), fumbled 3 times ( turning over 2), and had 3 interceptions. Jones was also sabotaged by his receivers who dropped the ball, as well as his offensive line with critical penalties.
Jones first three passes to Golden Tate didn't work, and one resulted in an interception. After that, Tate caught 6 of 8 and ended up with 80 yards total. Bennie Fowler caught 4 of 5 for 30 yards. The most disappointing receiver was unexpectedly Evan Engram in his return, catching just 1 pass out of 5 for 6 yards. Any time a receiver drops a pass it hurts, and for the Giants today it seemed to happen at the very worst times.
There was also a missed field goal by Aldrick Rosas. With all that, the Giants lost this game by just six points, and though they had a real chance at the end, they totally blew it. Some of that was on Pat Shurmur making some questionable decisions. The Giants really need to clean up their act before they head to Detroit for the next game."

First Quarter

Play: Chase Edmonds 20 Yd Run (Zane Gonzalez Kick)
Drive info: 13 plays, 75 yards, 6:46
Cardinals 7-0

Play: Chase Edmonds 20 Yd Run (Zane Gonzalez Kick)
Drive info: 3 plays, 32 yards, 1:23
Cardinals 14-0

Second Quarter

Play: Zane Gonzalez 47 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 9 plays, 54 yards, 4:29
Cardinals 17-0

Play: Rhett Ellison 28 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 4 plays, 79 yards, 2:02
Cardinals 17-7

Play: Elijhaa Penny Recovered Blocked Punt in End Zone for Touchdown (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 3 plays, -10 yards, 1:36
Cardinals 17-14

Third Quarter

Play: Chase Edmonds 22 Yd Run (Zane Gonzalez Kick)
Drive info: 3 plays, 51 yards, 1:21
Cardinals 24-14

Fourth Quarter

Play: Saquon Barkley 7 Yd Run (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 8 plays, 82 yards, 4:44
Cardinals 24-21

Play: Zane Gonzalez 35 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 4 plays, 0 yards, 0:19
Cardinals 27-21


Daniel Jones has thrown at least one touchdown pass in each of his five starts.

Daniel Jones was sacked 8 times - the most sacks on a single Giants quarterback since 2008.

Giants have totaled season lows of 265, 213, and 211 offensive yards in the last three games

Shurmur is 0-5 this season and 2-8 in two years on replay challenges.
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