September 14, 2020 | 11: 36pm
Grading the Giants after their 26-16 loss to the Steelers on Monday.
Daniel Jones (26 of 41, 279 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs) at cases modified into once in level of fact appropriate but significant errors were fatal. He must clear it up. Want to insist it: Saquon Barkley modified into once no longer appropriate. Missed a blitz pickup early within the fourth quarter, ensuing in a sack. By no manner got the rest going within the escape game (15-6, no misprint) — with out a reduction from his blockers. He did clutch six passes for 60 yards. Evan Engram dropped the first lunge thrown his potential, overlooked a block and then decrease off his route conclude to the quit zone on the first series. Yuck. Darius Slayton (6-102, 2 TDs) seems as if the Giants most attention-grabbing receiver. RT Cam Fleming struggled vs. LB Bud Dupree and C Reduce Gates had a tough debut. Totaling 29 speeding yards ends in shedding every time. Right here’s a hellacious Steelers protection.
Correct early, worse slow. Heat on Ben Roethlisberger (21 of 32, 208 yards, 3 TDs) early, no longer lots slow. Sturdy in opposition to the escape early, no longer lots slow. Sense a sample here? A QB hit by Leonard Williams led to a Roethlisberger overthrow on third down. Bennie Snell took over for injured James Conner and ran for 113 yards. Work within the secondary modified into once so-so. Isaac Yiadom and James Bradberry beaten for touchdowns. Tranquil too much ground given up by Corey Ballentine. A turnover or two would obtain helped. Sacks from Williams and Dexter Lawrence.
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Devante Downs recovered a muffed punt to present the Giants the ball on the Pittsburgh 3-yard line within the first quarter. Jabrill Peppers had a tackle-breaking 20-yard punt return and fielded a punt on a jump — gaining hidden yardage that makes a dissimilarity. Graham Gano made his simplest field-aim try, from 21 yards. Protection unit gave up a 33-yard kickoff return to launch the 2d half of. Riley Dixon modified into once stable, as frequent, but could well per chance obtain pushed about a of his punts deeper.
On his first mammoth decision, Joe Have interaction on third-and-aim from the 2-yard line opted to kick a field aim within the first quarter. His personnel regarded organized and played barely cleanly (four penalties for 25 yards). Turning things around will not be any longer going to be easy. Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett learned the spirited potential he now no longer has that mammoth Dallas offensive line to lean on. As promised, Patrick Graham shuffled gamers inner and outside on protection and at cases had no down linemen on the road of scrimmage.