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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1. Missed tackles and the 3rd-and-20 haunted the Giants defense

When we look back at this game, there are going to be multiple plays that made the difference in the G-Men potentially pulling off the upset. First, though, we've simply got to bring up the terrible tackling by the Giants defense. Just what in the heck are these guys doing in practice? There were too many missed tackles to count, with players trying to force fumbles instead of wrapping up.

This needs to get cleaned up ASAP. On top of that, the big plays allowed by the defense were frustrating to watch. Yes, the 37-yard TD to DeVonta Smith was terrible, but the 3rd-and-20 pass to A.J. Brown is going to keep us up tonight. Had NY forced a stop, they would have gotten the ball back with a chance to take the lead.

Instead, Hurts hit Brown and D'Andre Swift was able to run in for a score shortly after. That TD felt like the nail in the coffin for the Giants, as there was no miracle comeback posted late in the action. Adoree' Jackson's 76-yard pick-six/Slayton's TD gave us hope, but NY fans have to deal with Philly fans talking smack once again.