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Oct. 22, 8:15 PM Giants at Atlanta
Game 7
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Giants lose to the Falcons 23-20.
Eli Manning was 27 of 38 for 399 yards and 1 TD.
Saquon Barkley rushed for 43 yards on 14 carries and 1 TD, and caught 9 passes for 51 yards.
Elijhaa Penny rushed for 2 yards on 1 carry.
Sterling Shepard caught 5 passes for 167 yards.

Odell Beckham Jr. caught 8 passes for 143 yards and 1 TD, and had 1 carry for -1 yards.

Evan Engram caught 2 passes
for 16 yards, and rushed for 10 yards on 1 carry.
Bennie Fowler caught 1 pass for 11 yards.

Rhett Ellison caught 2 passes for 11 yards.
Janoris Jenkins forced 1 fumble.
Eli Apple recovered 1 fumble.
B.W. Webb, Kerry Wynn, and Lorenzo Carter each had 1 sack.
Aldrick Rosas kicked 31 and 36 yard field goals.

"Because they were playing on Monday, the Giants got to see the results of the rest of the NFC East teams games. I was happy that the Eagles lost their game, and then the Cowboys lost to the Redskins. That was probably the best outcome for the Giants sitting with five losses, as the Eagles and Cowboys now have four, and the Giants have yet to play the Redskins. Unfortunately, the Giants didn't manage to capitalize on that.
Atlanta's defense isn't that good, so I was looking for the Giants to break out and finally score a whole bunch of points in this game. I thought it might even turn into a fantasy football treat, with both Odell Beckham Jr. and Julio Jones playing tonight. Both receivers were starved for touchdowns this year, and Beckham did manage to get one in this game. Saquon Barkley also ran for one touchdown, but that was it. The Giants also had two field goals, and ended up with just 20 points.
Even though the defense kept Atlanta from scoring as much as they usually do, it wasn't enough to keep the Giants from losing once again, this time 23-20. Some of Pat Shurmur's calls made no sense to me tonight, especially going for that two point conversion when they didn't really need it. I had high hopes going into this season, and I don't know what to think anymore. Let's hope they do better next week at MetLife when the Giants play the Redskins."

"Once again close but no cigar, as people older than millennials used to say. Aside from the offensive line being touched up yet again, the Giants were at full strength with all their weapons. They were catching an Atlanta team struggling with injuries on both sides of the ball. The question was, could they put up some points for a change? Sadly, the answer once again was no. The big difference between Matt Ryan and Eli Manning right now is that Ryan is comfortable in the pocket, and can slide around to avoid pass rushes. Manning is uncomfortable, and has no room to slip and slide even if he wanted to.
Manning completed 27 of 38 passes for 399 yards, threw a touchdown pass to Odell Beckham Jr., and had no interceptions. Meanwhile he was sacked four times. I'd say you could blame left tackle Nate Solder for one of those, and left guard Will Hernandez for another. Even Saquon Barkley failed on his block one time when he was sent flying on a blitz play.
In this latest reshuffle of the offensive line, Spencer Pulley was the starting center for the first time this season, and John Greco was moved from center to right guard. All four sacks happened in the first half, where the Giants scored only 3 points to trail 10-3. Maybe the offense figured something out during the break. On their first third quarter drive, they got all the way down the field before getting too eager, going for it on fourth-and-goal from the Falcons 1-yard line, and that didn't work.
Their following drives consisted of a field goal, a punt, a touchdown, and another touchdown, which left them lacking three points in the score to lose 23-20. Maybe they shouldn't have gone for that fourth-and-goal, and settled for an easy three point field goal? Maybe the offensive line was getting it together after a poor start? I guess we'll just have to see where the maybes shake out next week when they take on their division leading Washington Redskins."

First Quarter


Second Quarter

Play: Marvin Hall 47 Yd pass from Matt Ryan (Giorgio Tavecchio Kick)
Drive info: 3 plays, 86 yards, 1:01
Falcons 7-0

Play: Aldrick Rosas 31 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 11 plays, 77 yards, 4:01
Falcons 7-3

Play: Giorgio Tavecchio 40 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 6 plays, 53 yards, 0:47
Falcons 10-3

Third Quarter

Play: Aldrick Rosas 36 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 7 plays, 62 yards, 1:48
Falcons 10-6

Fourth Quarter

Play: Giorgio Tavecchio 50 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 7 plays, 43 yards, 3:56
Falcons 13-6

Play: Tevin Coleman 30 Yd Run (Giorgio Tavecchio Kick)
Drive info: 9 plays, 65 yards, 5:14
Falcons 20-6

Play: Saquon Barkley 2 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
Drive info: 9 plays, 78 yards, 3:00
Falcons 20-12

Play: Giorgio Tavecchio 56 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 37 yards, 2:52
Falcons 23-12

Play: Odell Beckham Jr. 1 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Saquon Barkley Run for Two-Point Conversion)
Drive info: 7 plays, 72 yards, 1:50
Falcons 23-20


Giants had two receivers gain at least 100 yards apiece for the first time since 2014.

Giants Odell Beckham Jr. set a Giants record for his 23rd game with at least 100 receiving yards.

Giants Bennie Fowler is the fourth player to catch a pass from both Peyton and Eli Manning.

Giants Saquon Barkley has scored at least one touchdown in each of the last five games.
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Oct 28 Redskins at Giants.
Nov 12 Giants at San Francisco.
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