Aug 22, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) calls a play during the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports
The New York Giants lost in truly devastating fashion on Sunday Night Football. They gave up a 23-13 lead in the fourth quarter on the road against the Dallas Cowboys. You don’t lose many games that you have a +3 turnover ratio and a ten point lead in the fourth quarter, but that is exactly how the Giants season began.
The time is now to analyze the game in our heartbreak. The sports writing must go on. Therefore we are going to look at the 5 big stats from the Giants loss.
1. Time Of Possession
The Giants defense was on the field for 37 minutes and ten seconds in a gritty ball game that took the full sixty minutes down to the wire. That means that for 61 percent of the game the Cowboys offense was on the field. The Cowboys marched down the field at will. The Giants should actually be grateful the Cowboys couldn’t punch the ball into the end zone until the third quarter. Dez Bryant dropped a third down pass that he could have clearly ran into the end zone with.
The reason the game went the Giants way was that the Cowboys didn’t capitalize on their opportunities. The Cowboys left points on the field in the first two quarters and gave away the football three times in the game. The Giants defense couldn’t get off the field though without the Dallas miscues.
The Giants defense just couldn’t get off the field in the critical moments of this football game. The Giants gave up 436 total yards in this game.
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