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Giants’ goal line offense comes up small
The nadir of this season for the NY Giants’ offense might have come in the waning moments of the first quarter Sunday.
When Kyle Rudolph’s right foot stepped on the boundary before he was able to stretch the ball to the pylon, a ruling that was originally a touchdown but reversed after replay review, it set up a three-down opportunity for the NY Giants to find pay dirt.
It turned into a disastrous turn of events.
On 2nd-and-goal from the two-yard line, Devontae Booker was stuffed for a loss. The very next play, the NY Giants faked a handoff to Booker, who leapt over the line as Jones rolled out to his right and missed a throw in the corner of the end zone intended for Evan Engram. Then, Booker got stuffed on 4th-and-goal.
That the NY Giants did not call one quarterback sneak, and were unable to punch it in from two yards out shows just how far away this offensive line is from being adequate and raises questions about the play-calling in an opportunity to jumpstart an offense that has scored touchdowns on a league-low 41 percent of trips into the red zone.