4 instant NY Giants takeaways from the brutal loss to the Dolphins

It was another game to forget for the Giants in Week 5

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The NY Giants were never expected to take down the Miami Dolphins in Week 5, but that doesn't mean this loss doesn't still hurt. In order for the G-Men to have a shot on the road on Sunday, they needed to be perfect on both sides of the ball. They were far from it.

In the 31-16 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday afternoon, there were plenty of infuriating plays on both offense and defense, leaving fans scratching their heads once again. With this defeat, NY is now 1-4 on the season, with the Buffalo Bills next up on the schedule. In this piece, we have our main takeaways from the action, of course including the rough play up front, which led to the Danny Dimes injury.

4. The offensive line for the Giants was frustrating to watch

Stop us if you've heard this before, but the play off the offensive line was terrible for the Giants from start to finish. This has been a consistent issue for the G-Men throughout the year and it was once again on display against the Dolphins. Daniel Jones didn't have enough time to scan the field, but all of the penalties were brutal to watch too.

Left tackle Joshua Ezeudu in specific had a nightmare performance. Ezeudu is in a tough spot, as he's forced to start with All-Pro LT Andrew Thomas still not able to suit up with his hamstring injury. Those are massive shoes to fill and while Ezeudu has had some solid moments thus far in 2023, he's also had several blunders.

Things reached a new low for Ezeudu in the fourth quarter when he let linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel get to Jones and level him. Jones (we'll have more on this later in this piece) was in a ton of pain and he had to be helped off the field. He was quickly ruled out with a neck injury and Ezeudu was benched for Matt Peart. Ezeudu can't see significant playing time for this team moving forward.