CB Isaac Yiadom
The defense was as much to blame for this loss as the offense. In particular, cornerback Isaac Yiadom was a big reason why the Ravens went up big in the first half.
Lamar Jackson only needed that first half to expose the weaknesses within the Giants’ zone defense. And once he found Yiadom to be the weakest link in the bunch, he really targeted in.
On the Raven’s third drive, Yiadom missed what would of been a tackle for loss on Gus Edwards, who then scampered for a 9 yard gain. Then he missed another tackle on Jackson, who converted on 3rd down to continue the drive that would put the Ravens up by three scores.
Jackson threw for 127 yards in the first half, going 12-20 and reaching the Red Zone four times. He didn’t have to do much more during the second half, as he went 5 of 6 and threw for 56 yards over the final two quarters.
Though no one on the defense had a great game, Yiadom played noticeably poor. He was always late getting to his spot, chasing a receiver from behind, or failing to bring a runner down from the front. He finished with a season-low one tackle, and an F for his performance.