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Oct 22, 4:25 PM Seahawks at Giants
Game 7
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Giants lose to the Seahawks 24-7
Eli Manning was 19 of 39 for 134 yards with 1 TD.
Orleans Darkwa rushed for 35 yards on 9 carries, and caught 1 pass for 13 yards.
Wayne Gallman rushed for 15 yards on 5 carries, and caught 2 passes for 14 yards.
Shane Vereen rushed for 4 yards on 2 carries, and caught 3 passes for 2 yards.
Evan Engram caught 6 passes for 60 yards and 1 TD.
Travis Rudolph caught 3 passes for 27 yards.
Roger Lewis caught 1 pass for 12 yards.
Tavarres King caught 1 pass for 1 yard, and rushed for -8 yards on 1 carry.
Nat Berhe had 1 sack.
Landon Collins had a fumble recovery.
Aldrick Rosas missed on a 47 yard field goal attempt.

"The last time the Giants played at home at MetLife it was a total disaster, with players sustaining serious season ending injuries. The Giants had a good showing out in Denver last week, and the fans were hoping to see some of that first hand today at the stadium. The Giants didn't look good on their first two drives, but thanks to a Landon Collins fumble recovery, the offense was 'gifted' the ball at the Seahawks 17 yard line. Eli Manning quickly hit Roger Lewis with a pass for 12 yards and then Evan Engram for a touchdown. It was 7-0 until the Seahawks kicked a field goal right near the end of the half to make it a 7-3 game.
In the middle of the third quarter, the Seahawks scored a touchdown to take the lead 10-7. The Giants tried to tie it up at the start of the fourth quarter, but Aldrick Rosas missed on a 47 yard field goal attempt. On Manning's next turn, he was hit for a sack fumble, and one play later Russell Wilson threw a pass that went for a 38 yard touchdown. The Giants went three-and-out right before Seattle's next drive, where Wilson threw another touchdown pass to give his team a 24-7 lead.
There was just over two minutes left, and you knew that last touchdown sealed the game. The Seahawks committed about three penalties to help Manning get down to their 26-yard line, and on a fourth-and-five his incomplete pass ended the drive. The Giants will have a bye week to try and figure out how to get some punch back into their offense. If they don't it's going to be an awfully long season without many fun times at the stadium."

"The Giants might have been mindful of Odell Beckham Jr. when deciding if Sterling Shepard should play in this game. Beckham might have come back too soon or tried to do too much while still recovering from an injury that was thought to have a six to eight week recovery period. Shepard was listed as questionable, and there were indications that he would play ,but the Giants had him inactive for the game. You could imagine the outcry if something happened to Shepard during this game. With a bye week coming up there would be more confidence he'd be totally recovered the next time he takes the field.
So today the Giants went with basically the same offense that was successful against a surprised Denver defense a week ago. The difference was that Seattle took notice, and had time to see how the Giants used their one dimensional offense to work their running game 'magic'. The Seahawks took that dimension away. They knew they'd have to respect what right guard D.J. Fluker was capable of doing and make amends. They got an extra bonus when right tackle Justin Pugh had to leave the game in the second half with a back injury.
They also knew (especially without Shepard playing) that tight end Evan Engram would be Eli Manning's go to guy. Just about one out of every three passes (12 out of the 37) went Engram's way, and he came up with six. Last week he caught 5 out of 7 and for more yardage, although he recorded a touchdown in each game. Manning threw just over twice as many passes for 131 yards to top last week's 118.
As for the running game totals, with about half as many carries, they netted 46 yards instead of 148.
The Giants and Seahawks made it interesting on one drive in the first quarter. Seattle had a first-and-ten at the Giants 15-yard line. Almost five minutes came off the clock as the Seahawks lined up thirteen times with penalties on both sides. The Giants stopped the Seahawks from their own 2-yard line three times, and from the 1-yard line twice to keep them out of the endzone. With all the back and forth, at times you felt as though you were playing a poorly designed football video game. Joking aside, that showing was really a great effort by the Giants defense as they held their ground for countless plays and refused to let the Seahawks score on them.
On their next encounter they caused the Seahawks to fumble on their first play and thanks to Landon Collins recovery and 32 yard run, they gave the Giants offense the field position they needed for their only score in the game. That's all the Giants managed in the first half, which amounted to 55 yards of offense. They didn't add any more points in the next two quarters and finished with a total of 180 yards. The Seahawks had 438 as they continued to wear the Giants defense down and score more points.
With the bye week, the Giants have some much needed extended time to school their new receivers on how to break free from coverage so Manning can actually throw a pass in their direction. Shepard should be back to take some pressure off Engram, and who knows, maybe one of the newbies will surprise."

First Quarter


Second Quarter

Play: Evan Engram 5 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 2 plays, 17 yards, 0:42
Giants 7-0

Play: Blair Walsh 39 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 49 yards, 1:57
Giants 7-3

Third Quarter

Play: Doug Baldwin 22 Yd pass from Russell Wilson (Blair Walsh Kick)
Drive info: 4 plays, 59 yards, 1:17
Seattle 10-7

Fourth Quarter

Play: Paul Richardson 38 Yd pass from Russell Wilson (Blair Walsh Kick)
Drive info: 1 play, 38 yards, 0:15
Seattle 17-7

Play: Jimmy Graham 1 Yd pass from Russell Wilson (Blair Walsh Kick)
Drive info: 12 plays, 50 yards, 5:56
Seattle 24-7


Giants Travis Rudolph had his first career catch, a 15-yarder on third-and-eight.

Giants safety Nat Berhe picked up his first career sack, the only one for the Giants today.

Giants gained a total of 177 yards on offense, their lowest since Sept. 22, 2013.

Giants have lost their first three home games for the first time since 1980, excluding the 1982 and 1987 strike-altered seasons.

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