NY Giants come up short vs. Chiefs: Good, bad, and ugly from loss

Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark (Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports)
Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark (Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports) /
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NY Giants, Joe Judge
New York Giants head coach Joe Judge (Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Ugly: Coaching, Penalties, and Discipline

The NY Giants were at times a discombobulated, unorganized, shoddy group of players in Monday’s game.

The Giants committed 10 penalties for 88 yards. Several of them were costly to keep drives going on defense or put an unofficial end to drives on offense.

New York racked up three penalties in four plays on their one-minute drill drive right before halftime. It set them back and cost them a chance at stealing some much-needed points which again, could’ve made the ultimate difference in this game.

An Eli Penny taunting call wiped off a huge 20 yard gain for the fullback and set the Giants’ back exponentially on their potential game-winning drive. Oshane Ximines’ 4th quarter penalty nullified a Darnay Holmes interception. Tae Crowder followed up with a 15-yard facemask call, one that was egregious when looking at the replay. On the ensuing shanked punt by Riley Dixon, Cam Brown illegally touched the ball as the first guy after being out of bounds from the gunner position.

Nonstop self-inflicted wounds.

On 3rd down, the Giants went a poor 4/12 on their conversions. They missed numerous 3rd and short tries and punted instead of sustaining drives that should’ve gone on for much longer. Combining this was questionable playcalling, bad red zone offensive execution again, and bad timeouts used from Joe Judge overall.

Jason Garrett inexplicably still only wants to call plays on 3rd downs where most, if not all the route combinations end before the first down marker. The Giants kicked a field goal on 4th and 1 inside the Chief’s 5-yard line.

Joe Judge’s timeout usage has been a strange pattern and uncertain development over the last 1.5 seasons. Judge used timeouts early in both the 1st and 2nd quarter that both seemed unnecessary. They both would’ve come in handy big time when they looked to score before the half.

In the 3rd quarter, Judge again wasted another timeout at a time where one didn’t seem needed. Thankfully, the team actually responded positively and Ryan’s fumble came coincidentally three plays later.

Overall, it was another frustrating game for the NY Giants.

Another game of shoulda/woulda/and coulda and what-ifs over so many different plays. It was a heartbreaking loss for the Giants to endure to go toe-toe with the league’s best team over the past three seasons.

Unfortunately, the NY Giants now have nothing to show for their effort but a loss in the record column and they will be back to work to prepare for the Las Vegas Raiders coming to town on Sunday.

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