The New York Giants had a dream season for the first 10 weeks of the year, but faced a harsh reality test during Sunday’s surprise loss to the Detroit Lions.
The big issues that led to the Giants wrestling in 2021 are finally rearing their ugly heads for the first time in 2022. The main reason the Giants went 4-13 last season is because their running game didn’t exist and Daniel Jones was a turnover car and both problems were during New York’s 31- eighteen.
Jones went eight weeks without an interception, but that streak finally ended on Sunday when he was taken down by Aidan Hutchinson in the second quarter.
It was one of only two interceptions Jones made against the Lions. The QB Giants also picked a pick in the third quarter, when a comeback was still possible.
When Hutchinson’s pick came, the Giants were 6-3 up, but that advantage faded three plays later when the Lions scored a touchdown to go 10-6 up. After that, Detroit never fell behind.
Saquon Barkley and the Giants’ running game were incredibly successful this year so New York didn’t have to rely on Jones, but with Barkley stopping almost every game – his longest run was four yards – the Giants were forced to turn to Jones. (Barkley only got 22 yards on 15 carries against the Lions.)
Although Jones’ results were good – he finished 27 of 44 for 341 yards and a TD – most of his results came in trash time in the fourth quarter. The Giants didn’t have to worry about big comebacks this year, but after trailing 24-6 in this game, it’s worth wondering if this offense is capable of playing from behind.
The Giants were in a lot of trouble on Sunday – they were hit hard with injuries, their run game was shut out and they hit a few missed penalties – so that loss wasn’t just on Jones, but considering the Giants were growing. against one of the worst defenses in the NFL, you should expect more from Jones and the offense in general.
Okay, let’s move on to the scores for each game since week 11. If you want to know more about the Titans’ victory over the Packers on Thursday, be sure to click here.
Detroit 31-18 over NY Giants
Giant Lion Scores by Shanna McCarriston (Love Scores? Hate Scores? Let she is known on twitter.)
Atlanta 27-24 over Chicago
Bears-Falcons Ratings by John Breach (Love ratings? Hate ratings? Let him know on Twitter.)
New Orleans 27-20 over the Rams
Rams-Saints Scores by John Breach (Love Scores? Hate Scores? Let him know on Twitter.)
Baltimore 13-3 over Carolina
Panthers-Ravens Ratings by John Breach (Love ratings? Hate ratings? Let him know on Twitter.)
Washington 23-10 over Houston
Texan Commander John Breech’s Grades (Love Grades? Hate Grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Philadelphia 17-16 over Indianapolis
Eagles-Colts scores by Jeff Kerr (Love scores? Hate scores? Let her know on Twitter.)
Buffalo 31-23 over Cleveland in Detroit
Browns-Bills scores by Garrett Podell (Love ratings? Hate ratings? Let him know on Twitter.)
New England 10-3 over NY Jets
Jets-Patriots ratings by Jordan Dajani (Love ratings? Hate ratings? Let him know on Twitter.)
Las Vegas 22-16 over Denver (OT)
Raiders-Broncos scores by John Breach (Love scores? Hate scores? Let him know on Twitter.)
Dallas 40-3 over Minnesota
Cowboys-Vikings ratings by Cody Benjamin (Love ratings? Hate ratings? Let him know on Twitter.)
Cincinnati 37-30 over Pittsburgh
Bengals-Steelers stamps by Brian DeArdo (Love stamps? Hate stamps? Let him know on Twitter.)
Kansas City 30-27 over LA Chargers
Chiefs-Chargers ratings by John Breach (Love ratings? Hate ratings? Let him know on Twitter.)