With two weeks to go in a lost season, many NY Giants fans were hoping the team to play spoiler and ruin the Rams' playoff hopes in Week 17. Instead, the team fell in incredibly disappointing fashion, losing to Los Angeles 26-25.
It was a tough loss to watch unfold, especially thanks to a few plays in particular that doused fans' hopes and took New York out of contention to win the game. Had these four disastrous moments not occurred, the Giants very easily could have come out on top and played a role in pushing the Rams out of the playoffs.
4. Adoree' Jackson's pathetic tackle attempt that led to an 80-yard gain
It's been an incredibly disappointing season for Adoree' Jackson, one that has fans hoping he won't return for the 2024 season. After this week, we can't blame them. Not only was Jackson getting consistently cooked in coverage, but he looked sheepish on his tackling attempts, almost avoiding contact at times.
This eventually spiraled into what would be an absolutely embarrassing tackling attempt on Rams star receiver Puka Nacua, which would lead to the rookie breaking free, and running 80 yards down the sideline to set up a Kyren Williams TD.
The way Jackson completely gave up on the tackle attempt is just pathetic, and a showcase of where his skill level has been at this season. He's been a problem all season long, but in recent weeks, it almost seems as if he's mentally checked out and given up on the campaign.
In his last three games, Jackson has allowed 16 receptions on 27 targets for 275 yards and a touchdown. For how he played last season, and his expectations as a consistent veteran, these numbers are inexcusable and his play as of late gives us little hope he returns on a fresh contract next season.