1:00 PM Giants at Ravens
lose to the Ravens 27-13
game felt like a repeat of the one last week, or maybe the week before. I can't
keep track. The Giants did only slightly better, losing in this one by scoring
13 points. They had come up with only one touchdown in the last two games, for
7 and then 6 points. Let's ignore the fact that the Ravens let the touchdown happen
in the fourth quarter, when the Giants really had no chance to win this game.
was anxious to see Daniel Jones on the field today to see if he had regained more
of his mobility which was certainly lacking the last time he played. Well, in
the first quarter, he was barely out there to make any judgment, as the Giants
defense couldn't get Baltimore off the field. Sandwiched between two Ravens touchdowns,
the Giants offense went three-and-out.
Jones got in just five plays before
the Ravens took over again, and started a long eight minute drive that ended with
them scoring a field goal.
Thankfully, the Giants were able to move the ball
much better after that than before. Jones was completing every pass on this next
drive, making 5 first downs until he reached the Baltimore 17-yard line. I was
hoping this would end with a touchdown, but Jones threw one short completion,
before two incompletions, which led to a Graham Gano 31 yard field goal.
Giants had finally put some points on the board with just over a minute left in
the half, but the Ravens used that time to continue to push the Giants defense
around. They came right back and drove for another field goal. The half ended
with the Ravens scoring on every possession, and the Giants on just one, with
a field goal. The 20-3 score reflected just how dismal things were.
teams exchanged punts at the start of the second half, my hopes were raised when
once again, the Giants strung together five first downs, without even hitting
a third down, and inched into the redzone. Wayne Gallman was more involved this
time, and they were really moving the ball in need of a touchdown, but forget
that. At the Ravens 19-yard line, a pass
to Sterling Shepard lost 5 yards, and then Jones was sacked for another 7. This
drive ended with a Gano 42 yard field goal.
Time was a big factor now, and
became even bigger when the Ravens followed up with a touchdown to take a 27-6
lead. The Giants did score a touchdown right after that, but that was it. The
final score was 27-13, but I'll try to finish up on a positive note. The Giants
actually got their act together enough to 'win' the second half of this game,
outscoring the Ravens 10-7. Maybe that effort will carry over to the last game
of the season with the Cowboys. I sure would like to see that!"
Ravens owned the first two quarters, and after that, didn't have to bother doing
much more than coast. Down 20-3 at the half, the Giants needed to score, but managed
to add only a field goal just four minutes short of the fourth quarter starting.
Baltimore used up those minutes on their possession, getting down to a 1st-and-goal
at the Giants 8-yard line. On the next play, Lamar Jackson passed for another
touchdown, and they were up 27-6.
The Giants got the ball and were going nowhere
fast, with Daniel Jones being sacked three times on three straight plays by the
Ravens eager defense. On a fourth-and 23 from their own 22-yard line, the Giants
were punting, but lucked out when the Ravens got too eager, drawing a roughing
the kicker penalty. Jones took full advantage of this new opportunity, mostly
with passes to Sterling Shepard, Dante Pettis, and Darius Slayton, to get them
downfield. Then Dion Lewis contributed with a 15 yard red zone run that got them
to the 3-yard line. Jones finished the drive throwing a pass to Shepard in the
endzone for a touchdown.
The defense, after a miserable first half, had held
Baltimore to just one touchdown in this half, and they got the Ravens three-and-out.
Jones completed his first pass to Shepard for 12 yards, and went no huddle. After
taking a third down sack, there was less than five minutes left when Jones tried
to complete a 4th-and-19 pass from his own 35-yard line to Evan Engram, but it
was incomplete. At the two minute warning, Lamar Jackson fumbled the ball away
at the Giants 4-yard line. Jones took over and soon found himself facing a 4th-and-7
from his own 44-yard line. An incomplete pass to Dante Pettis turned the ball
over on downs again, and the final score ended up being a 27-13 win for the Ravens.
Giants did something today that they don't do very often. No, they didn't win
a game, but they had one passing touchdown. The Giants have had just 9 on the
year with one game left, a big drop from the 30 they had last year. The Giants
will host the Cowboys next for the final game of the regular season. It might
not be their last game depending on how things work out for the division title."
| First Quarter
Marquise Brown 6 Yd pass from Lamar Jackson (Justin Tucker Kick)
13 plays, 82 yards, 8:12
J.K. Dobbins 2 Yd Run (Justin Tucker Kick)
Drive info: 10 plays, 65 yards,
| Second Quarter
- FIELD GOAL
Justin Tucker 20 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 13 plays, 60 yards, 8:13
- FIELD GOAL
Graham Gano 31 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 11 plays, 64 yards, 3:30
- FIELD GOAL
Justin Tucker 28 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 10 plays, 65 yards, 1:08
| Third Quarter
- FIELD GOAL
Graham Gano 42 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 13 plays, 66 yards, 6:52
| Fourth Quarter
Dez Bryant 8 Yd pass from Lamar Jackson (Justin Tucker Kick)
Drive info: 7
plays, 59 yards, 3:59
Sterling Shepard 3 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Graham Gano Kick)
15 plays, 76 yards, 6:15
Giants lost their third consecutive
game, and each loss was by at least 14 points..
have scored only two touchdowns in their last three games.
failed to register a sack, after going 18 straight games of having at least one.Graham
Gano kicked his 29th consecutive field goal, a career best and it tied the Giants'
JAN 3 Cowboys at Giants
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