The winning streak has ended at four games for the NY Giants, as the team traveled to Seattle and suffered a disappointing 27-13 loss to the Seahawks and Pete Carroll in Week 8. The offense simply couldn’t get things going, with more sluggish play from the unit being displayed from start to finish in this one.
Now, the Giants are going to enter the bye week with a bit of a sour taste in their mouth. This was a winnable game for the G-Men, but inconsistent play on both sides of the ball haunted them, plus a terrible day for Richie James. Here’s our takeaways from the action, with not too many positives to be discussed.
5. A slow start on offense – again
Time and time again we see the Giants fail to get things going offensively in the first quarter. This happened against Seattle, as the team began things with three consecutive three-and-outs. They didn’t record their first first down until there was a little more than 11 minutes left in the second quarter.
So, no first downs in the first quarter? Yup, that’s exactly what happened against the Hawks, which can’t happen. What was disappointing too was that Mike Kafka failed to get Saquon Barkley involved offensively in the first 15 minutes of action. Why in the world would you not want to feature the NFL’s leader in scrimmage yards?
This was a defensive battle early on, but the Seahawks were able to convert on two 4th-down plays early on in the second quarter to set up a touchdown pass from Geno Smith to DK Metcalf. Head man Brian Daboll has to find a way to prevent these nightmare starts to games to keep being recorded. The team can’t be playing so flat like this.