4:25 PM Seahawks at Giants
lose to the Seahawks 24-7
Eli Manning was 19 of 39 for 134 yards with 1 TD.
Darkwa rushed for 35 yards on 9 carries, and caught 1 pass for 13 yards.
Gallman rushed for 15 yards on 5 carries, and caught 2 passes for 14 yards.
Vereen rushed for 4 yards on 2 carries, and caught 3 passes for 2 yards.
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.
Collins had a fumble recovery.
Aldrick Rosas missed on a 47 yard field goal
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.
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."
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.
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."
Evan Engram 5 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas
Drive info: 2
plays, 17 yards, 0:42
Blair Walsh 39 Yd Field Goal
info: 8 plays, 49 yards, 1:57
Third Quarter |
Doug Baldwin 22 Yd pass from Russell Wilson (Blair
Drive info: 4
plays, 59 yards, 1:17
Paul Richardson 38 Yd pass from Russell Wilson (Blair
Drive info: 1
play, 38 yards, 0:15
Jimmy Graham 1 Yd pass from Russell Wilson (Blair
Drive info: 12
plays, 50 yards, 5:56
Travis Rudolph had his first career catch, a 15-yarder on third-and-eight.
safety Nat Berhe picked up his first career sack, the only one for the Giants
Giants gained a total
of 177 yards on offense, their lowest since Sept. 22, 2013.
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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