The New York Giants were defeated by the Dallas Cowboys, 28-20, in a Thanksgiving Day divisional matchup.
The defeat brings the Giants to 7-4 and third in the NFC East. This is the second straight loss for Big Blue and they will desperately need to get back in the win column against the Washington Commanders.
Here’s a quick breakdown of what we saw during the game and how we graded the Giants in this loss.
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It was a tale of two halves for the Giants’ offense.
The offense started off performing well, scoring 13 first-half points. While it was not an absolute offensive explosion, the Giants led three scoring drives against a stout Dallas defense. The touchdown drive was highlighted by a 44-yard Darius Slayton reception where he Mossed his defender on the right sideline leading to a Saquon Barkley touchdown.
Unfortunately for New York, the second half was not as friendly. The third quarter was the beginning of the end for the Giants as they totaled 47 yards in this period and had a costly turnover on downs which allowed Dallas to go up eight points.
The offensive line woes continued as in the second half Daniel Jones was constantly pressured and sacked twice by Micah Parsons. Rushing lanes were hard to come by for Barkley throughout the whole game as he had his second straight game rushing under 40 yards.
The Giants simply lack playmakers outside of the Penn State alum allowing defenses to stack boxes and forcing Jones and his lackluster receivers to win games. So far, this has not been a recipe for success.
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The Giants’ defense started off hot. They forced one turnover on downs and two interceptions all while allowing only one touchdown. However, everything went downhill for Big Blue after that.
They dominated the line of scrimmage and had three straight touchdown drives. This success started with the Dallas rushing attack which totaled 169 yards and two touchdowns on 4.3 yards per carry. This…
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Author : Giants Wire
Publish date : 2022-11-25 16:55:37
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