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Giants - Chiefs
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Nov 1, 8:15 PM Giants at Kansas City
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Giants lose to the Chiefs 20-17

"Last week the Giants offense came through, and the defense showed they could play as well as they had last year. The combined effort gave the Giants a 25-3 win over the Carolina Panthers. Overall Daniel Jones has been doing a great job in games this season, with the exception of that one game with the Rams, where he was coming off a concussion he suffered the week earlier.
Once again tonight, Jones didn't have Saquon Barkley and Kenny Golladay available, and even Kadarius Toney was a game time decision, as he's been dealing with an ankle problem. Sterling Shepard was playing coming off a strained hamstring. The Giants defense was on the field first, and they got off to a great start, killing the Chiefs first drive by intercepting Patrick Mahomes in the endzone for a touchback.
Unfortunately the offense blew that great start the first chance they got. Two plays later, Jones first pass of the game was intercepted, and the defense was back on the field on their 13-yard line. Four plays later, after Mahomes threw a touchdown, the Giants were down 7-0. The Giants going three-and-out on the next drive wasn't encouraging, but Jones connected with Kyle Rudolph for a touchdown to tie the game up on the next series.
As things moved on in the second quarter, the Chiefs added another touchdown. Following that, the Giants did well, with Devontae Booker having a 41 yard catch, but they stalled at the Kansas City 5-yard line, facing a 4th-and-2 after Shepard caught a pass for only 2 yards on the play right before that. It was a foolish mistake on Shepard's part to position himself like that before the marker. The Giants settled for a field goal, and ended up trailing the Chiefs 14-10 at the half.
Things looked good near the end of the third quarter when Logan Ryan forced a fumble. James Bradberry recovered it, and took it to the Giants 43-yard line. Jones didn't hit a third down play until he was at the Kansas City 5-yard line, and he completed a pass to Evan Engram for a touchdown. It looked like the Giants we putting it all together on defense and offense, and they now held a 17-14 lead.
Mahomes got his team into the Giants red zone, and on a third down took a sack and fumbled the ball, but the Chiefs recovered it. Their field goal tied the score. Jones completed a nice 16 yard pass to Elijhaa Penny for his first catch of the night, but he got way too excited about it, and drew a 15-yard taunting penalty. Bad luck continued once the Chiefs got the ball back. There were two defensive penalties.
One cost the Giants an interception at the Kansas City 34-yard line, and the next gave the Chiefs 15 yards, as they chewed up the clock getting into field goal range. After that the Chiefs scored their go-ahead field goal. The Giants had just over a minute to do something, but Jones was sacked twice, and they actually lost 10 yards on four plays. The Giants ended up with a 20-17 loss, and let's just hope the offense can come up with something before they take on the Raiders in Las Vegas next Monday night."

"The Giants were looking for their second straight win. The Chiefs wanted to get back to .500 before facing off with the Green Bay Packers next week. It came down to the wire when the Chiefs pulled ahead with a late fourth quarter field goal, and they won out. The Giants couldn't do anything with the 1:07 left on the clock. Four disappointing plays later, which included Daniel Jones taking 2 sacks, and the Kansas City Chiefs 20-17 win was cemented in.
In this game the defense knew they were tasked with trying to contain Travis Kelce, who came into the game leading all the tight ends in the league with 45 receptions and 4 touchdowns. Add to that they had to deal with wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who has 52 receptions and 5 touchdowns. Those two had accounted for 68 first downs for the Chiefs.
They did their job on Kelce, who caught only four of seven targets for 27 yards, and lost a fumble over to the Giants. With Kelce being handled for his worst game of the season, Hill became more of a problem. Patrick Mahomes targeted him more than he had in any other game, with 18 passes. Hill caught 12 of them for 94 yards, and 1 touchdown. Mahomes has been off his mark this season, and the Giants kept it that way, but still, it wasn't enough with the offense struggling.
You would think the Giants would have had a shot tonight considering that only Miami, Washington, and the Jets have given up more points per game than the Chiefs. Still, they came up with only 18 total first downs, and 5 were from Kansas City penalties. On the positive side,
the offense showed some improvement in the red zone. They managed to get there only three times, but scored touchdowns on two of them. They settled for a field goal on the other, and that could have made the difference.
Neither team had the kind of offense they hoped for in this game. Both teams struggled on third down plays. The Chiefs had 12 and made 5. The Giants also had 12 and made 4. They both had turnovers and numerous penalties, and the game came down to the wire, with the Chiefs winning out, 20-17. Having played on a Monday night, the Giants have a short week to get their act together before they face the Las Vegas Raiders coming off a bye week."

First Quarter

Play: Tyreek Hill 6 Yd pass from Patrick Mahomes (Harrison Butker Kick)
Drive info: 4 plays, 13 yards, 1:25
Chiefs 7-0

Second Quarter

Play: Kyle Rudolph 1 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 9 plays, 85 yards, 4:02
Tied 7-7
Play: Derrick Gore 3 Yd Run (Harrison Butker Kick)
Drive info: 11 plays, 68 yards, 5:46
Chiefs 14-7
Play: Graham Gano 23 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 86 yards, 3:52
Chiefs 14-10

Third Quarter


Fourth Quarter

Play: Evan Engram 5 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 8 plays, 57 yards, 3:34
Giants 17-14
Play: Harrison Butker 36 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 14 plays, 57 yards, 6:00
Tied 17-17
Play: Harrison Butker 34 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 9 plays, 55 yards, 3:34
Chiefs 20-17


Tight ends Evan Engram and Kyle Rudolph, each caught their first touchdown of the season.

Devontae Booker had his best game, carrying the ball 15 times while averaging 4 yards a carry.
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