4:25 PM Giants at Seahawks
lose to the Seahawks 27-13
Giants offense was dismal in the first half of this game. They came up with only
three first downs for a total of 46 yards. Down 7-0 the Giants were lucky in the
second quarter when the defense got them the ball at the Seahawks 2-yard line.
Saquon Barkley ran the ball twice to get into the end zone, and the score was
tied. After that, the Giants turned the ball over to Seattle in the red zone when
a punt return was fumbled. Seattle was only able to score a field goal, and the
score ended up being 10-7 at the end of the half.
The troubling part was that
the Giants offense hadn't been able to do very much up to this point except take
advantage of what the defense had provided them. I was hoping to see a breakout
in the second half. It started out that way when Daniel Jones got into a groove,
and during this drive completed three long passes that went for first downs. Two
went to Darius Slayton, and one to Saquon Barkley. Things ended with Graham Gano
coming in to kick a 31 yard field goal to tie the score at 10-10.
a 51-yard field goal on their next possession, and it worked to put them up by
three points. After their last drive, I was anxious to see what the Giants would
do when they took the field, and it was good. Once again they controlled the ball
for a long while, and Jones completed a pass to Slayton that went for 21 yards
that got them to midfield. They got down to the Seattle 27-yard line, and Gano
kicked a 45 yard field goal to tie the score at 13-13.
Seattle moved fast on
their next turn, which ended with Geno Smith throwing a 33 yard touchdown pass
to Tyler Lockett.
Seattle's defense was also effective, next getting the Giants
three-and-out. You knew the Giants needed to do much more at that point, and their
defense did their part to make that happen. They quickly got Seattle off the field
with a three-and-out, and that's when things turned. If Jones and Slayton and
Barkley had anything planned, they didn't get their chance. Richie James once
again fumbled the punt return, and was hurt in the process. James sustained a
concussion, and was helped off the field.
After the Seahawks went on to score
another touchdown off their great field position to take a 27-13 lead with less
than five and a half minutes left, you knew this game wasn't going to end well
for the Giants. The best drives they had off kickoffs ended with field goals.
They could have kicked another on the 4th-and-7 that came up next, but three points
wasn't going to cut it here. An incomplete pass to Marcus Johnson had them turning
the ball over on downs.
The next time the Giants got the ball back, there
was no chance with just over a minute left. The highlight was a Jones 18 yard
pass to tight end Tanner Hudson for a first down. Hudson had made some other nice
catches earlier on filling in for Daniel Bellinger, who was out due to a fractured
eye socket. Hopefully all the injured Giants will get past their bad fortunes,
and the upcoming bye week will help. This game ended on a real sour note, as if
we needed more, with Jones being sacked on each of the last two plays with time
Giants had been working hard at winning one score games, but that concept failed
them today when two turnovers, deep in their own territory, cost them 10 points.
The final score was wider than that, but the Giants offense lost the opportunity
to be on the field two times, and the Seahawks had two extra thanks to turnovers.
in many of the games this season, the offense got off to a slow start, and that
hurt the Giants chances at coming away with a win. Of their six total possessions
in the first half, the first three were three-and-outs, and another came near
the end of the half. There was an 8-play drive for 24 yards, and that 2-play drive
for a touchdown. Daniel Jones owes big thanks to his defensive unit's work in
creating a turnover to have him start at the Seahawks 2-yard line.
in this first half, it was the Giants defense carrying the team. They gave up
only one touchdown, and limited the Seahawks to a field goal after a special teams
fumble had them taking the field from their own 19 yard line. If that turnover
didn't happen, the score would have been tied at the half instead of the Giants
It turned out that DK Metcalf was the 'secret weapon' the Seahawks
sprung on the Giants, with all the talk that their second top receiver likely
wouldn't play today. Metcalf was Geno Smith's main target in the first half, catching
4 of 7 passes for 31 yards, and 1 touchdown. Metcalf would have done even better
if the Giants didn't stop him for those three passes that went for incompletions.
Smith so far had completed 15 of his 24 passes for 95 yards, and that one touchdown.
The Giants defense had sacked Smith 3 times, and limited running back Kenneth
Walker III to just 20 yards on 9 carries.
The second half started off better
with the Giants running 14 plays, and they controlled the ball for almost nine
minutes of the third quarter. With all that effort they ended up with a field
goal to tie the score. It was tied again when the Seahawks, and the Giants, each
added field goals. The Giants defense let down on the Seahawks next drive allowing
Smith to complete 5 straight passes for 75 yards, including the 33-yard touchdown
pass to wide receiver Tyler Lockett.
After the Giants went three-and-out,
their defense toughened up. With more than half the fourth quarter gone, they
forced the Seahawks off the field with a three-and-out in just a minute and a
half. The Giants opportunity to get things going disappeared quickly when punt
returner Richie James once again fumbled the ball back to the Seahawks.
Giants couldn't stop the Seahawks from scoring another touchdown to make the score
27-13 with just over five minutes left to play. That was too much for the Giants
to overcome, and it became the final score. The Giants method of winning games
by coming from behind in the fourth quarter failed them, as costly mistakes were
made. The Giants will next be on a bye week before hosting the Houston Texans.
You know they'll be using the time to figure out how to get their offense on the
| First Quarter
| Second Quarter
DK Metcalf 3 Yd pass from Geno Smith (Jason Myers Kick)
Drive info: 15 plays,
69 yards, 5:55
Saquon Barkley 1 Yd Run (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 2 plays, 2 yards, 0:39
Myers 35 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 4 plays, 2 yards, 0:45
| Third Quarter
Gano 31 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 14 plays, 79 yards, 8:56
Myers 51 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 7 plays, 42 yards, 3:22
| Fourth Quarter
Gano 45 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 12 plays, 45 yards, 6:25
Tyler Lockett 33 Yd pass from Geno Smith (Jason Myers Kick)
Drive info: 5
plays, 75 yards, 1:59
Kenneth Walker III 16 Yd Run (Jason Myers Kick)
Drive info: 2 plays, 32 yards,
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