It’s starting to get difficult to find words to describe the NY Giants, who are now 6-1. That’s not a typo, the G-Men are 6-1! In what was another roller coaster ride on Sunday vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Giants were able to make some more massive plays down the stretch to record another nail-biting win, this time 23-17. Christian Kirk nearly sent everyone into panic mode with the final play of the game, but he was somehow kept out of the end zone. GOODNESS.
While there were plenty of negatives from the showing, the Giants wouldn’t stop fighting in this one and posted yet another come-from-behind victory. If you’re just catching your breath from that victory, allow us to hit you with our five takeways from the action:
5. Drops by the NY Giants were unacceptable
We’d love to start with a big positive, but head man Brian Daboll has to be furious with the play of his receivers in this one. Darius Slayton recorded a nifty touchdown grab in the first quarter from Daniel Jones, but overall, it was a day to forget for the pass-catchers, particularly in the first half.
In the first 30 minutes alone, the G-Men posted three drops – and they finished with five for the game. Jones started off 7-of-10 in his throwing attempts, but two of those three incompletions were drops. That simply can’t happen for a young team like this, especially playing in a tough road environment like Jacksonville – where you’re the underdog.
With the offense struggling to get going quite a bit this year, it’s going to be on the receivers to make plays for Danny Dimes. Slayton showcased the unit’s potential with his score, but the drops had people fuming, especially the one from Marcus Johnson on 4th down in the second half. This unit must improve and fast.