4:25 PM Giants at Raiders
lose to the Raiders 30-6
was a real tough loss to take, and it seems like we've been saying that every
week. I thought we really had a chance with Daniel Jones returning as well as
Andrew Thomas. Things didn't start well with Jones throwing two incomplete passes,
but then he connected with tight end Daniel Bellinger for nine yards. That looked
good, and I figured we might see a lot of that on the next drive since Darren
Waller was out. Then I was shocked when Brian Dabol was having the Giants go for
it on the 4th-and-1 from their own 29 yard line. I was actually glad when Evan
Neal was hit with a false start penalty, because the downside of not making the
conversion would be too much of a downside.
Considering the fact that the Raiders
after the punt, were able to go almost 90 yards for a touchdown, I was probably
right. We were down, 7-0, but I felt the Giants at that point had a little bit
of a feel on both sides of the ball for what they were up against. Jones looked
more settled on this next drive, running the ball for none yards on the first
play. Saquon Barkley had some nice runs too, and soon they had a 4th-and-1 at
the Raiders 34-yard line. This time it made more sense to go for it, but they
may have made a better call than trying to shove Jones across the line, since
he was coming off a neck injury.
Anyway, it didn't work, but the Giants defense
seemed to be back on track, and got the Raiders 3-and-out. The Giants next drive
got them to midfield when the first quarter ended with Jones getting sacked, and
he looked hurt. On the next play Jones took the snap and fell down, and backup
Tommy DeVito came in. It was nice to see him complete a pass to Bellinger for
11 yards, but it wasn't enough for a first down.
The Giants defense hung tough,
but after the Giants went 3-and-out, they let the Raiders get downfield fairly
easily, hitting only one third down play before they scored a touchdown. The Giants
were down 14-0, and on their next turn, Barkley had a 26 yard run getting them
to midfield. Then DeVito threw an interception that was returned 40 yards, and
soon the Raiders scored another touchdown. DeVito threw another interception when
the ball bounced off Darius Slayton's hands. The Raiders added a field goal, and
had a 24-0 lead at the end of the half.
The Raiders took up almost half of
the third quarter opening drive, and ended it with a field goal. When the Giants
went 3-and-out gaining just one yard on their turn, you knew this game was over.
To their credit, on their next drive, sparked by a 34 yard catch by Slayton, and
overcoming a 4th-and-1 that became a 4th-and-6 after a false start, the Giants
scored a touchdown on a DeVito pass to Wan'Dale Robinson. The two point conversion
failed, and we were into the fourth quarter.
Because of time constraints the
Giants had to go for fourth down plays on their next three possessions. During
that time the Raiders added another field goal, and 30-6 became the final score.
The Giants look lost this season. I don't know what else to say, especially with
the Cowboys coming up next. They beat us 40-0 in that first game with the Giants
having all hands on deck."
the exception of Darren Waller and Graham Gano, things seemed to be pretty good
for the Giants going into this game today. Daniel Jones even had Justin Pugh as
a 'bonus' player on the offensive line, as he wasn't with the team the last time
he played. Daniel Bellinger is not as an elusive tight end as Waller, but maybe
the more blocking for Jones coming back after his neck injury the better. Bellinger
did go three for three for 43 yards on the day.
It also it turned out that
Gano was barely missed. The Giants were very efficient on that concern, though
they didn't plan it that way. They had no field goal or extra point attempts,
just two kickoffs, one at the start of the third quarter and another after they
scored their one touchdown. Randy Bullock, who kicked for the Tennessee Titans
last season, handled the job.
It was good to see Jones back on the field after
missing three games with a neck injury, but it didn't last long. Up to the point
where he took his first sack, Jones had completed four of his nine passes for
25 yards, and had two runs for nine yards. The first quarter ended on that sack,
and Jones had a little time to gather himself. On the first play of the second
quarter, Jones fell to the ground while dropping back, and was just touched by
a defender for a sack.
Jones left the field, and it wasn't the best of circumstances
for Tommy DeVito the only other active quarterback on the Giants roster to step
in. By the time the quarter ended, DeVito had thrown only three passes, and two
of them were back to back interceptions. One was his fault, and the other was
on Darius Slayton, who mishandled the ball trying to catch the pass. DeVito also
had two runs for nine yards, and the Giants were down 24-0 at the half.
the second half DeVito did manage to get the Giants on board with his touchdown
pass to Wan'Dale Robinson. DeVito took four more sacks, but completed 14 of 17
passes for 164 yards, and no interceptions. Starting cornerback Adoree Jackson
was out of the game in the third quarter with a concussion. Evan Neal, after missing
two games with a right ankle injury left the game in the fourth quarter with a
left ankle injury.
The defense was playing their first game without Leonard
Williams who was traded last week. You have to wonder about the impact, considering
the Giants had recorded takeaways in the last four games, and none today. There
wasn't much quarterback pressure, and they had no sacks. In this one game the
defense gave up almost as many rushing yards as they had in the previous two.
it comes to points, the last three teams, Bills, Commanders, and Jets scored no
more than 14 on the Giants, and today the recently unsettled Raiders team scored
30. With Tyrod Taylor on IR, and Jones leaving this game with what looks to be
a serious injury, DeVito might be starting next week, and it would be helpful
if his good completion ratio could lead to the Giants scoring some points against
the Cowboys coming up next."
| First Quarter
Jakobi Meyers 17 Yd Run (Daniel Carlson Kick)
Drive info: 6 plays, 67 yards,
Second Quarter |
Josh Jacobs 2 Yd Run (Daniel Carlson Kick)
Drive info: 8 plays, 65 yards,
Josh Jacobs 1 Yd Run (Daniel Carlson Kick)
Drive info: 4 plays, 60 yards,
Carlson 24 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 6 plays, 20 yards, 1:41
| Third Quarter
Carlson 46 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 14 plays, 47 yards, 6:37
Fourth Quarter |
Wan'Dale Robinson 9 Yd pass from Tommy DeVito (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
Drive info: 11 plays, 84 yards, 5:53
Carlson 41 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 4 plays, 5 yards, 0:53
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