1:00 PM Giants at Eagles
lose to the Eagles 34-10
Giants won the last game with the Eagles, so I thought maybe they had a shot even
without Daniel Jones playing. Boy was I wrong. Once again the defense was doing
a great job against this team as they had the last time, and the score was tied
at 3-3 at the half. With Jones on injured reserve, backup quarterback Jake Fromm
was the starter for the first time in his career.
Things were tough from the
start on the offensive line as Matt Peart suffered a bad knee sprain, and Nate
Solder was already out due to COVID-19 issues. The Giants weren't moving the ball
that well except for two promising drives, and one resulted in a field goal to
give the Giants a 3-0 lead until the Eagles later scored one to tie things up.
was hoping that during the halftime break the players would get some meaningful
coaching before they next took the field. I don't know what they came up with,
as the first two plays were a run for no gain by Saquon Barkley, followed by an
interception by Fromm on his next pass. Things only got worse from there, and
soon Mike Glennon replaced Fromm.
Glennon did lead the Giants to one garbage
time touchdown to make the score look slightly better, and the Giants ended up
with a 34-10 loss. I don't know where they go from here with two games left, and
I hate to say it, but I'm glad there's just two. It's been a real disappointing
season for all the fans."
quarterback switch from Mike Glennon to Jake Fromm, resulted in a quarterback
switch back to Mike Glennon. Fromm hardly expected to have an opportunity to make
his first career start as a quarterback for any NFL team this year when he was
on the Bills practice squad earlier this month. Fromm came off the bench last
week in the fourth quarter and went 6 of 12 for 82 yards, and looked to take good
control of the offense in his short stint.
Whatever skills he showed then did
not translate to being a starter this week. Fromm had completed only 5 of his
16 passes for 10 yards by halftime, but with the score tied at 3-3, they stuck
with him to start the third quarter. Two plays in, Fromm threw an interception,
and the Eagles had the ball at the Giants 21-yard line, and soon a touchdown.
Fromm's next possession started with a 10-yard sack, and after the 3-and-out,
he was done for the day.
Glennon had two short stints before throwing an interception
that was returned for a touchdown, which made the score 34-3, as the Eagles had
been scoring every time they touched the ball in this half. With a little over
ten minutes left, and the score being what it was, the Eagles likely didn't mind
that the Giants next drive lasted six and a half minutes, even though it cost
them a touchdown.
The Giants had the ball just one more time with a little
less than two minutes left. Playing against soft coverage, Glennon completed 4
passes out of 5 for 20 yards, so factor that in looking at his overall numbers,
17 completions on 27 passes for 93 yards with 1 touchdown, and 1 interception.
The Giants likely wish they had kept Colt McCoy as a backup, as it's been nothing
but losses since Daniel Jones has been out."
| First Quarter
| Second Quarter
- FIELD GOAL
Graham Gano 54 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 11 plays, 39 yards, 4:43
- FIELD GOAL
Jake Elliott 22 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 7 plays, 56 yards, 2:53
| Third Quarter
Boston Scott 3 Yd Run (Jake Elliott Kick)
Drive info: 5 plays, 21 yards, 2:08
- FIELD GOAL
Jake Elliott 37 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 4 plays, 2 yards, 1:59
DeVonta Smith 4 Yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Jake Elliott Kick)
Drive info: 5
plays, 57 yards, 2:46
| Fourth Quarter |
Lane Johnson 5 Yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Jake Elliott Kick)
Drive info: 10
plays, 75 yards, 5:26
Alex Singleton 29 Yd Interception Return (Jake Elliott Kick)
Drive info: 3
plays, 6 yards, 1:21
Evan Engram 9 Yd pass from Mike Glennon (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 17
plays, 75 yards, 6:29
Giants had not started three quarterbacks in
the same season since 1992 (Phil Simms, Jeff Hostetler, Kent Graham).
Giants have averaged just 11.5 points in the past six games since their bye week.Giants
Graham Gano extended his franchise single-season record with a seventh field goal
from 50+ yards.
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