Another week, another embarrassing loss for the NY Giants in which they looked like one of the worst teams in the NFL. This time around, though, it came at the hands of the Miami Dolphins, who have been on the complete opposite side of the spectrum as the Giants in terms of success. While this game was closer than it arguably should have been, we all know how it ended up going for the G-Men.
The Giants needed to be perfect on both sides of the ball to try and pull off an upset, but that wasn't the case. Multiple Giants didn't deliver on Sunday, with these guys certainly being on the list:
4. DL Dexter Lawrence/Leonard Williams
Heading into the season, fans were excited about the Dexter Lawrence/Leonard Williams duo. Both of these players were fantastic all-around defensive linemen that could rush the passer, and stop the run at any given moment. While, for the most part, they've done just that this season, they were almost non-existent against the Dolphins this week.
While Lawrence has had a slightly worse season as a pass-rusher compared to last, he's still been elite, racking up 17 pressures heading into Week 5. Considering how mediocre the Dolphins' offensive line is on paper, fans were hoping to see the All-Pro dominate. Instead, he racked up just one tackle and one QB hurry.
For Williams, he has been incredibly solid for the Giants, racking up 10 pressures and seven tackles going into this week. However, he also had just one tackle and one QB hit. Considering how badly the Dolphins were killing New York in the run game, the Giants needed these two to step up and they didn't.
The Dolphins ran the ball 23 times for 222 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 9.7 yards per carry. The Giants safeties and linebackers needed to help out here as well, but they didn't at all. Williams and Lawrence needed to be electric, but they just were not.