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The New York Giants lost 34-13 o the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday.
15.03.2019, 09:10,
The New York Giants lost 34-13 o the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday.
They fell to 1-5 Youth Sterling Shepard Jersey , all but ending their season before October is even half over. Each week we have looked for the games to tell us things about the 2018 Giants, and on a short week, against a division rival, with their season on the line, this game was going to be the most instructive yet.Unfortunately, we didn’t learn much that is positive.The Giants WANT to play conservative offenseOne of the things about football on a short week is that it reveals the kind of football that coaches want to play. After watching the Giants put forth a good offensive performance against the Houston Texans and the their best, most passionate, performance in years against the Carolina Panthers, there was some thought that the Giants might keep doing what they have done well. Instead, they reverted to the careful, highly risk averse, check-down heavy offense which was utterly futile against the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints. While it’s true that the offensive line was woefully outclassed by the Eagles’ defensive line Alec Ogletree Jersey , they were outclassed by the Texans’ and Panthers’ fronts as well. To a large extent, this was the offense the Giants wanted to run, and of the Giants’ first seven drives only two of Eli Manning’s completions went beyond the line of scrimmage. One for about one yard in the air, and another for about two yards in the air. Gettleman’s offensive line rebuild has failed Will Hernandez is going to be a very good player. That is the extent of the optimism with respect to the Giants’ offensive line. Eli Manning was under siege throughout the game and was simply getting destroyed by the fourth quarter. The Giants did get a decent push in the run game, usually as a result of Hernandez’s blocks, and one great block from Sterling Shepard. However, after a mid-game adjustment, the running backs were once again being met in the backfield by Eagles’ defenders. Giants’ fans celebrated when Ereck Flowers was released, wiping away the last holdover of Jerry Reese’s offensive line. However, that also means that THIS offensive line is Dave Gettleman’s, and he bears the responsibility for it. For all the (deserved) criticism of the Giants’ offensive line in 2017, it is somehow worse now and that is on Gettleman. Unfortunately 4Dalvin Tomlinson Jersey , it’s a problem the Giants will have to live with for the rest of the year.Apparently, the “S” stands for SaquonI have been remarking on Saquon Barkley’s athleticism and ability as a runner and receiver for weeks now, but what he did in this game is something special. It didn’t do much good, but Barkley put his cape on, put the offense on his back and carried it against the Eagles.The Giants had 401 total yards, 229 of them were generated by Barkley, as were 7 of their 13 points.Olivier Vernon is a difference makerThe Giants’ defense had some problems through the first five weeks, but the biggest of which was an utter inability to get pressure on opposing quarterbacks.Olivier Vernon returned and made an instant impact. Working against Jason Peters, Vernon consistently got pressure on Wentz, flushing him out of the pocket and giving other defenders the opportunity to effect the pass — such as Kareem Martin’s two tipped balls. Later in the game, Vernon finally got home for a sack, raising the team’s season total to 7. He was also a difference maker Eli Manning Jersey , consistently setting the edge in the run game, stopping runs around the line of scrimmage even when he didn’t get the tackle. Now he will get extra long week — until Monday night — to recover from his first game back.That’s good news for a Giants’ team with few positives right now. The New York Giants have waived former first-round draft pick Ereck Flowers and signed tackle Brian Mihalik off their practice squad to replace him.The team announced the moves Tuesday, a day after coach Pat Shurmur said Flowers would either be traded or waived within 24 hours.Flowers was the ninth pick overall in the 2015 draft. He never lived up to expectations. The Miami product was moved from left to right tackle this season after free agent Nate Solder was signed. He ended up losing that job to Chad Wheeler after two games.The Giants, who face the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night, also signed kicker Marshall Koehn to their practice squad. Placekicker Aldrick Rosas has a sore quad and his status for Thursday is uncertain.Shurmur said Tuesday that Rosas' injury is improving.Mihalik played in 15 games for the Detroit Lions in 2017, starting twice. He has been on the Giants practice squad since Sept. 13.Koehn was with the Giants from Jan. 1 until his release on Sept. 1. He has played in one NFL game, for Cincinnati at Jacksonville on Nov. 5. He made his only extra point attempt, and had one touchback on two kickoffs.