Eli Manning – Photo by USA Today Sports Images
Giants Get Their Asses Kicked Again, Playoff Hopes All But Gone: For the second week in a row, the Giants did not play competitive football and got their asses kicked, this time by the Ravens in Baltimore, 33-14.
With the loss, the Giants fell to 8-7. After a 6-2 start, the Giants are 2-5 in their last seven games. The Giants have no chance to win the NFC East and they will have to win next week against the Philadelphia Eagles and receive a lot of help in order to earn a Wild Card spot. The Giants need the Cowboys, Bears, and Vikings to lose.
To add injury to insult, defensive tackles Chris Canty and Marvin Austin suffered knee injuries in the game and did not return.
DE Jason Pierre-Paul summed it up best when asked if he felt the Giants deserved a playoff spot: “Shit. Do we deserve it by the way we played? Do we. Shit, I don’t think so man. We went out there and pissed on our legs. That’s really all I can say.”
Like last week, the game was a good ole’ fashion ass-kicking. The Ravens dominated not just on the scoreboard, but the final stats. The Ravens had advantages in total offensive plays (81 to 45), first downs (25 to 11), third-down efficiency (61% to 20%), total net yards (533 to 186), net yards rushing (224 to 67), total net yards passing (309 to 119), and time of possession (39:21 to 20:39).
The offense sucked. The defense sucked. It was 24-7 at the half and 33-7 with less than eight minutes to play in the game. The Giants’ last touchdown came in garbage time with just over three minutes to play.
Offensively, QB Eli Manning finished 14-of-28 for 150 yards, 1 touchdown, and 0 interceptions. He was sacked three times and officially hit nine times. His leading receiver was TE Martellus Bennett with four catches for 27 yards. WR Hakeem Nicks had no catches and WR Victor Cruz only had three catches for 21 yards. HB Ahmad Bradshaw had 9 carries for 39 yards and HB David Wilson had 3 carries for 17 yards and a touchdown.
Defensively, the Giants gave up over 500 yards of offense to a team that was struggling to move the ball. The defense had no sacks and forced no turnovers. The Ravens had two running backs rush for over 100 yards each.
Post-Game Notes: Inactive for the Giants were DE Justin Tuck (shoulder), DE Adewale Ojomo, S Kenny Phillips (knee), S Tyler Sash (hamstring), WR Ramses Barden, TE Travis Beckum (knee), and TE Adrien Robinson.