Giants Week 6 Review

Many adjectives could be used to describe the game between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles that occurred during week 6 of the 2015 season.  Both teams had miscues and committed horrific follies but as time expired the Giants fell to 3-3 after a 27-7 defeat at the hand of their divisional arch-rival. The Giants started off with a promising drive with Eli Manning connecting with four different receivers with the last catch being made by Odell Beckham Jr. which resulted in a 13 yard touchdown.    Once DeMeco Ryans wrestled the ball away from Giants tight-end Larry Donnell the Giants offense looked over matched and was unable to execute against Philadelphia. The Eagles turned that interception into points when Riley Cooper hauled in Sam Bradford’s pass for a 32 yard touchdown strike. The next Philadelphia score came when Manning telegraphed his pass to Dwayne Harris by staring down the receiver and Eagles corner-back Nolan Carroll jumped the route and returned the interception for a 17 yard touchdown. The second half proved to be all Eagles as the Giants offense could only pick up 4 first downs and Philadelphia was the ultimate victor in this contest by a final score of 27 -7.

 

 

Pros.

  1. Defensive turnovers: Big Blue D was able to capitalize on multiple errors by Philadelphia and forced a total of four turnovers by picking Bradford 3 times and forcing a fumble by Jordan Matthews.
  2. The First Drive: A textbook example of Ben McAdoo’s offense was illustrated in the opening drive. Four different receivers had a catch on the drive and no pass play was longer than 17 yards which culminated in the Giants only touchdown of the game.

Cons

  1. Turnovers: At any level of football the more turnovers a team commits the more likely the team is to lose. With the Giants committing 3 turnovers the Eagles were able to convert those miscues into 14 points.
  2. Offensive Line: Up to this week the Giants offensive line would be considered effective but this week as a collective unit they were dismal. Manning was sacked 3 times and hit 7 times by Eagles defenders.The sack number would have been higher but Manning was called for penalties when trying to throw the ball away. 2 intentional grounding penalties were called against Manning and an illegal touch by offensive tackle Ereck Flowers occurred as Manning was trying to prevent a sack.
  3. Drive Extending Penalties:  Damontre Moore became very well-known by Giant fans this week and it was not for a good reason. Moore’s roughing the passer penalty allowed the Eagles to make a key 3rd down conversion and jump started a drive that ended in a touchdown for Philadelphia.  On both of the Eagles offensive touchdown drives the Giants made costly penalties. Besides Moore’s penalty, Nikita Whitlock was called for running into the kicker and instead of the Giants having the ball the Eagles continued their drive which ended in a DeMarco Murray touchdown.