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Giants - Raiders

Mikefan - Gamegirl Reviews

Nov 4, 4:25 PM Giants at Raiders
Game 9
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Giants lose to the Raiders 30-6

"This 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."

"With 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.
In 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.
When 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

Play: Jakobi Meyers 17 Yd Run (Daniel Carlson Kick)
Drive info: 6 plays, 67 yards, 3:50
Raiders 7-0

Second Quarter

Play: Josh Jacobs 2 Yd Run (Daniel Carlson Kick)
Drive info: 8 plays, 65 yards, 4:02
Raiders 14-0

Play: Josh Jacobs 1 Yd Run (Daniel Carlson Kick)
Drive info: 4 plays, 60 yards, 1:39
Raiders 21-0

Play: Daniel Carlson 24 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 6 plays, 20 yards, 1:41
Raiders 24-0

Third Quarter

Play: Daniel Carlson 46 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 14 plays, 47 yards, 6:37
Raiders 27-0

Fourth Quarter

Play: Wan'Dale Robinson 9 Yd pass from Tommy DeVito (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
Drive info: 11 plays, 84 yards, 5:53
Raiders 27-6
Play: Daniel Carlson 41 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 4 plays, 5 yards, 0:53
Raiders 30-6

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