4 demoralizing NY Giants takeaways from the Christmas Day loss to Eagles

Once again, the Giants were taken down by Philly

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2. The refs screwed the Giants on multiple occasions

We don't want to make excuses here, but the officials screwed the Giants more than once. A questionable one was the Bobby Okereke delay of game call at the end of the first half, where Jalen Hurts didn't go out of bounds. On that play, Okereke thought Hurts fumbled, so he jumped on the ball and didn't let go. A flag was thrown on him and the Eagles got a free three points.

However, the false start call on John Michael Schmitz in the third quarter was absolutely disgusting. On 4th-and-4, the Giants lined up to go for it and Jalen Carter jumped offsides. It should have been a first down and the drive should have continued for the G-Men. Instead, though, the false start was called and the Giants had to punt the ball away. Daboll was livid.

Can you blame Daboll for having that reaction? This was a brutal mistake by the refs and it ended what was looking like a promising drive for the Giants. On the final drive of the game too, Wan'Dale Robinson should have gotten a defensive pass interference all in his favor, while Reed Blankenship should have been flagged for throwing Saquon Barkley out of bounds. Both calls were missed. Ridiculous.