Giants excel in every way, suffer double digit losses to Chargers

The Giants didn’t stand a chance against the Chargers on Sunday afternoon.

This organization and its eager fan base have hit new lows.

The Giants are back on the drawing board after a tough 20-9 loss to the Dolphins in Week 13. And while there isn’t much hope for the struggling ball club in the road game against the Chargers Sunday, Big Blue continues. continued his terrifying ways in Cali.

New York suffered a second consecutive loss with a score of 37-21 – a game that did not go well from the start.

Despite the score being 7-7 in the opening half, it’s always been a match between Justin Herbert and the Chargers – The Giants have no talent like Los Angeles on either side of the ball.

Let’s start with the offense, shall we?

Kitchen hell

The move from Jason Garrett to Freddie Kitchens as the attack caller hasn’t changed much for this squishy unit… at all.

But that’s what happens when you’re performing with an inconsistent attack, injuries, an inefficient run and a below-average Mike Glennon midfield. Primary backup begins for the second week in a row with Daniel Jones absent due to injury (neck strain).

It was another weak attempt on the offensive side of the ball. Since the Giants switched to Kitchens, the unit has scored a total of 43 points. By comparison, the Kansas City Chiefs put up a total of 48 points on Sunday alone.

Glennon was mostly underperforming, reminding fans of the terrible decision Dave Gettleman made to replace Colt McCoy with him at the back-up quarterback. That kind of movement eventually becomes important when starters get injured, something Daniel Jones currently does and has done every year he’s in the league.

The cruise reserve, who has yet to win a game since 2017, has thrown 191 yards with two touchdowns and a 17/36 pass pick. He’s unlikely to really make his mark in any of the NFL games and hasn’t provided the Giants with any kind of inspiration in Jones’ absence.

Saquon Barkley is more productive than usual, but that doesn’t say much – his season-high for daytime yards is 57. The fourth year running back has only run 64 yards above. 16 carries, continuing a bad campaign could be his final in the blue.

The team still can’t manage the ball effectively and efficiently, which is a big problem, especially when a backup midfielder is in the center position.

Oh, and the attack line? Not a memorable performance by that unit.

It’s not ideal when you need to make a lot of in-game changes in the team – that usually means the unit isn’t growing at a steady rate and the chemistry isn’t existent.

The Giants used Matt Skura and Ben Bredeson in defense on the left in the loss as well as Nate Solder and Matthew Peart on the right save.

A weak line of attack can seriously prevent teams from finding success. The fact that the Giants line – aka “hog mollies,” as Dave Gettleman puts it – is experiencing another below-average season is a notable reason the team is stuck in the mud.

Defense away from competition

In the face of the Giants’ struggle in attack, the defense needs to be perfect. Basically, it became the story week after week.

However, Patrick Graham’s unit couldn’t even compete against the SoFi Stadium crowd.

If the team is somehow going to get an inevitable win, the Giants overtakes need to pressure Justin Herbert all day while the sub needs to get his various weapons out of the way. game.

Proper execution wasn’t even in sight, though – Herbert played superbly for most of the afternoon, hitting 275 yards and three touchdowns on a 23/31 pass.

The injury-related absence of Leonard Williams (who left the game early with an elbow injury) appeared to play a role in the Giants’ inability to stop the extra run. Big Blue, despite using several usable bodies up front (Dexter Lawrence, Austin Johnson, and Tae Crowder), allows the Charger to reach 153 yards above ground, 68 of which are by Austin Ekeler . The fifth year back the plane passed once.

The rapid advance was non-existent, the second team looked out of place, and the front seven seemed exhausted from long driving shots from LA (34:20 total possession time).

Graham’s unit didn’t perform any better than Kitchens’ on Sunday, and that left the Giants with a ninth loss.

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