Grading the Giants following their 22-21 loss to the Eagles on Thursday night time.
Daniel Jones (20 of 30, 187 yards) did sufficient to win. He threw two landing passes, the one interception was not his fault, and his 80-yard run was a factor of magnificence, until he tripped himself up. Evan Engram’s fingerprints are all over this loss. He did not catch a slant that he deflected into the air for an interception then dropped what ought to have been the game-sealing catch. Brutally disappointing. Wayne Gallman (10-34 dashing, 5-20 receiving) supplied a spark. Sterling Shepard (6-59, 1 TD) returned in model. Rookie left sort out Andrew Thomas is taking part in poorly sufficient to get benched. He was overwhelmed, badly on a twist that resulted in a sack by LB Nathan Gerry early within the third quarter. Devonta Freeman received obliterated on a blitz by Gerry that just about received Jones’ legs taken out.
As soon as once more, some nice moments, some actual cohesive moments and then a late letdown, meltdown, no matter you wish to name it. Jabrill Peppers can’t get overwhelmed that badly by RB Boston Scott for game-winning TD. Late penalties by Logan Ryan and James Bradberry have been unacceptable. Peppers did get his first sack of the season, dropping Carson Wentz on the Philly 4-yard line. Markus Golden had a sack within the second quarter. Ryan Lewis dropping observe of the ball on an enormous chunk play for John Hightower was ugly. Cross rush had Wentz (25 of 43, 359 yards) on the run, however he made the performs down the stretch. Bradberry had a leaping interception in the long run zone. Some good things, however giving up landing drives of 78 and 71 yards within the remaining 4:38 is dropping soccer.
Corey Ballentine confirmed horrible consciousness within the first quarter when he was not lined on the punt crew, with Riley Dixon signaling to the sideline to name for a pretend. Ballentine late within the recreation was referred to as for a 15-yard private foul for reducing his helmet to jump-start the Eagles’ remaining drive. … Jabrill Peppers picked up a punt on a bounce for a 14-yard return. … Sloppy protection on well-executed directional kickoff by Graham Gano. … Dixon pinned the Eagles again on their 9-yard line late within the second quarter.
One thing must be accomplished to maintain issues so as down the stretch of those shut video games. Penalties and errors are a nasty look, and it displays on the pinnacle coach, prefer it or not. Joe Decide did a superb job ensuring the Giants ran a play earlier than Doug Pederson might problem a spot that probably would have been overturned. Jason Garrett made an excellent name on the third-down play that ought to have ended the sport, however Engram made the decision a footnote to failure. Defensive coordinator Patrick Graham was harm by key errors within the closing seconds by the gamers he counts on most of all.