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Giants report card: Simply not good enough

Grading the Giants’ 27-13 street loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.

Offense

Simply not good enough. Not one sustained landing drive, 225 whole yards and solely 78 speeding yards — a median of two.8 yards per rush. The Seahawks did not let Daniel Jones (six runs for 20 yards) beat them together with his legs and clamped down on Saquon Barkley (20-53, 1 TD). Jones (17 of 31, 176 yards) did not have almost enough round him and was not at his finest within the fourth quarter. Other than Darius Slayton (5-66), there was as soon as once more no downfield presence among the many vast receivers. Jones ended up getting sacked 5 instances. Tyre Phillips, making his first begin at proper deal with, was known as for 2 false begin penalties amid the noise. This unit wants extra firepower, badly.

Grade: D

Defense

The good information is rookie RB Kenneth Walker (18-51) was held in verify, aside from his 16-yard TD run. The dangerous information was Geno Smith (23 of 34, 212 yards, 2 TDs) at instances carved up the secondary. CB Adoree’ Jackson stored the Giants within the recreation together with his pressured fumble (and recovery) on Tyler Lockett on the Seattle 2-yard line. Jackson later was crushed on a double transfer by Lockett for a 33-yard TD. Facemask penalty on Jihad Ward was pricey on Seattle’s first TD drive. With the sport even at 13, Smith went 5-for-5 on a scoring drive, with out a lot resistance. Sacks for rookie Micah McFadden, Xavier McKinney and Leonard Williams. McKinney missed the deal with on Walker’s TD run. Big image: Giants allowed solely 277 whole yards and turnovers put them in two robust spots.

Grade: C

Saquon Barkley is tackled through the Giants’ loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.
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Special Teams

Richie James coughed up the ball on a punt return late within the second quarter, costing his workforce momentum and three factors. James took a giant hit and lost the ball once more, this time within the fourth quarter, an absolute killer turnover, and there’s no doubt his function can be evaluated with the bye week right here. James’ 42-yard return was worn out by a blind-side hit penalty on Jason Pinnock. Jamie Gillan’s first punt sailed excessive and went for 49 yards, with no return. Justin Layne expertly downed Gillan’s punt on the 2-yard line within the second quarter. Dexter Lawrence acquired a hand on Jason Myers’ 35-yard subject objective that glanced off the crossbar. Matt Breida was known as for a block within the again penalty on the kickoff return workforce to start out the second half. Graham Gano hit subject targets of 31 and 45 yards.

Grade: D

Coaching

Given among the deficiencies on the roster — notably on the offensive playmaker spots — it’s exceptional the Giants are 6-2. Brian Daboll acquired his workforce into the fourth quarter in an in depth recreation however, this time, may not pull it out. Offensive coordinator Mike Kafka got here out calling passes and possibly ought to have put the ball in Barkley’s arms sooner than he did. Wink Martindale’s protection did a a lot better job in opposition to the run, limiting the Seahawks to solely 87 yards, however there was nothing near constant warmth placed on Smith within the pocket.

Grade: B

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