NY Giants grades and MVP’s from depressing 34-10 loss to the Eagles
NY Giants defense: C
After a tremendous start from the NY Giants defense, in which they forced four consecutive punts and held the Eagles scoreless through the first quarter, they kept up their great play throughout the first half, only allowing three points.
However, after the first half, things quickly fell apart for the NY Giants defense, surrendering 31 points in the second half of the game. Keep in mind that this terrific first half is the reason the NY Giants defense did not receive a lower grade.
The NY giants did a solid job at containing the Eagles electric rushing game, not allowing single Eagles running back to surpass 50 rushing yards, this is not bad considering the Eagles rank 1st in rushing yards per game, and are tied for 2nd in rushing TD’s on the season.
After a first half in which the Eagles did not score a TD, they came out firing in the second half, scoring 17 points.
The first TD surrendered by the NY Giants defense came with 12:08 remaining in the 3rd quarter with the game tied 3-3. Coming off of the heels of a Jake Fromm interception, the Eagles had the ball at the NY Giants 21 yard line.
After a Dallas Goedert TD was called back because of a holding penalty, the Eagles ran 3 plays to get them to the NY Giants 3 yard line, Jalen Hurts then handed it off to Boston Scott, who then ran into the end zone untouched.
It is hard to find anyone on the NY Giants defense to blame on this play, as it was seemingly perfectly blocked by the Eagles.
The next TD came with 4:15 remaining in the 3rd quarter with the Eagles leading 13-3.
On 3rd and goal Jalen Hurts took the snap, faked the run, rolled out right, and delivered a beautiful pass to DeVonta Smith, who then made an insane toe-tapping catch for the TD.
On this play, Xavier McKinney was forced to pick up on Smith after he came across the line of scrimmage, by the time McKinney realized he needed to pick up on Smith, it was too late as Smith simply outran him to the sideline for the TD.
The final TD scored against the NY Giants defense occurred in the 4th quarter with 11:49 remaining with the Eagles up 20-3.
After a long 10 play drive, the Eagles were at the NY Giants 9 yard line, and after a Jordan Howard rush that went for 4 yards, the Eagles pulled something out of their bag of tricks.
Coming out of a jumbo formation that had right tackle Lane Johnson lined up at tight end, Jalen Hurts took the snap, faked the run, and delivered a pass to a wide open Lane Johnson for the TD. This seemingly ended the game for the NY Giants.
While it is nearly impossible that the NY Giants intended for this, it seems that rookie Quincy Roche was lined up over Johnson, then after Johnson ran by Roche decided to continue his pursue of Jalen Hurts, this left Johnson wide open for the TD.
This game was embarrassing for the NY Giants, however, it was nice to watch the defense play well for at least one half of the game, which as I mentioned earlier, is the only reason the defenses grade is not lower.