NY Giants are fading fast, blast for second week in a row

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Joe Judge coached the New York Giants for 22 games and broke all stereotypes.

The season is a marathon. There are only six games left in the season. There is a lot of football to be played. Nobody gives up. All injuries? Next man!

Forget about cliches. Giants 1-5. They are four games behind Dallas in the NFC East. The allowed 177 points tied Miami, the second-worst in the league behind Washington. The only team with a worse record are the undefeated Lions (0-6).

To make matters worse, the Giants are getting worse. After beating New Orleans in overtime, they were pulled back by a 44-20 decision (5-1) over Dallas and lost 38-11 to the Rams (5-1) at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. That’s a 24-point loss followed by a 27-point loss.

After a 6-10 record last year and finishing second in the division, it was supposed to be the season the Giants raced to the playoffs. The way things are going, the relevance this season will end early.

“We’re in that sub now,” said the Judge. “If something happens on that sub, there has to be someone on that ship to come forward and rescue that thing. If you do have a leak, someone has to plug that thing up for you. No one’s coming. If you don’t fix it yourself, they won’t be able to arrive in time to help you. That’s how we get back on Wednesday.’

WHAT WORKS

Wide receiver Sterling Shepard returned from a hamstring injury and was Daniel Jones’ only experienced target with injuries to Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney and Darius Slayton. He finished with 10 catches for 76 yards. This was the highest catch total since their 10 games against New Orleans in 2018.

WHO NEEDS HELP

After this last weekend, the whole team needs help. Offense was limited to a season-low 261 yards, including 60 scrimmages. The point was filled 61 yards on New York’s final drive. New York knocked the ball four times, Jones made three interceptions and awkwardly lost in a sack.

The defense did not concede a goal in the first quarter and then disappeared and allowed 38 points despite the offense being helpful. While the Rams were throwing a fake tail first-down pass, the special teams were also blinded. New York was saved by balancing penalties in the game.

STOCK

Under pressure to produce after signing a $63 million contract in the offseason, defender Leonard Williams had 1 1/2 sacks in the first quarter. This was against an offensive line that allowed Matthew Stafford to be sacked four times in the first five games. Williams finished with seven eliminations. Three sacks are tied for team leadership.

STOCK DOWN

Secondary. Safety Xavier McKinney made the first two tackles of the season, while Stafford completed 22 of 28 passes – 78.5% – for 251 yards and four touchdowns. The opposing quarterbacks are 153 of 207 — 73.9% — for 1,653 yards and 14 touchdowns this season. These quarterbacks have a total of 109.4 points.

INJURY

The list continues to grow. Difficult Toney aggravated an ankle injury in the opening series. Left interception Andrew Thomas, who missed the Dallas game with a foot injury a week ago, injured his ankle and was not playing in the second half. Defensive tackle Danny Shelton hurt his pectoral muscle and CJ Board, doing a wide receiver/kick return, broke an arm. Running back Saquon Barkley (ankle), Golladay (knee), Slayton (hamstring) and guard Ben Bredeson (hand) – all beginners – were inactive on Sunday.

KEY NUMBER

28 – The Rams broke the game in the second quarter and landed four touchdowns, three on Stafford passes. The Giants have lost the most points in a quarter since the Eagles scored so many points on December 19, 2010. Philadelphia won 38-31 at MetLife Stadium that day.

NEXT STEPS

The Giants spend a week at home to figure things out before playing the Panthers, which crashed on Sunday. Carolina (3-3) lost three times in a row. It will be the return of former Jets quarterback Sam Darnold to MetLife Stadium.

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