4 NY Giants who let Brian Daboll down in the loss to Detroit

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In easily the team’s worst game of the season, the Giants were defeated 31-18 by the Detroit Lions. This was a disgusting game to watch, as outside of the unbelievable amount of injuries the Giants sustained, there was poor play all around that led to the defeat.

Outside of a few standout players, almost the entire NY Giants team played extremely poor. Obviously it’s hard to win when seemingly half your team gets hurt, but even the players that were healthy didn’t perform well.

At the end of the day, you can’t be too upset as the team is still 7-3 and is likely going to make the playoffs barring a miraculous collapse. A loss to a team like the Lions obviously isn’t fun, especially the way in which the Giants lost, but when you consider the expectations this team had before the season, we’ll take the good with the bad.

With that being said, here are four NY Giants who disappointed in the teams gross loss to the Lions:

4. The NY Giants offensive line

Outside of Andrew Thomas, the Giants offensive line did absolutely zero favors for the offense. It’s going to be hard to play well with two backups being plugged in, but the bigger names like Mark Glowinski and Jon Feliciano needed to be better.

It was nice to see Shane Lemieux back at first, until he started to perform very poorly. We understand he is coming back from an injury, but outside of some solid play in the preseason, he has never shown anything that suggests he could be a good player.

Lemieux would be pulled in the third quarter for rookie Josh Ezeudu, who didn’t do much either. Ezeudu has had some very nice run blocking snaps all season, but has really struggled in pass protection.

Feliciano struggled per usual, but he was pulled in the third quarter due to a neck injury. Nick Gates came in relief of the veteran center and played quite well. Gates’ comebacks story has been one of the best in all of the NFL, regardless of whether or not Feliciano comes back next week or not, Gates must play at some spot on the offensive line.

Glowinski may not have been notably bad like Feliciano or Lemieux, but he did the offense no favors with his run blocking. All around this was a terrible day for the Giants offensive line in terms of run blocking.

In addition to their poor run blocking, the line continued their yearly pass-protection struggles, as the Lions defense racked up two sacks and 10 QB hits. Considering how bad their pass-rush has been all season, this was disgraceful to see.