TAMPA, Fla. — The Giants appeared like they believed they had been the inferior staff to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night time.
That’s worse than getting embarrassed on nationwide tv: seeing some gamers act as if their errors and the staff’s blowout losses are inevitabilities.
Some unhealthy physique language worrisomely crept into Monday night time’s 30-10 loss to Tom Brady and the Bucs, together with slumped shoulders and missed tackles and lazy turnovers.
“In reference to any form physique language on the finish of the sport, I’ll deal with the corrections,” head coach Joe Choose mentioned after the loss. “But when I used to be a participant, there’d be some issues I’d be annoyed with, too.”
That may occur naturally when a staff will get dominated this badly and has this many accidents, like Logan Ryan’s absence from an overmatched protection.
However when it occurs in prime time, the place Daniel Jones now has an 0-8 profession document, it’s no marvel why the Giants (3-7) stay irrelevant within the NFL.
After all, who would query the Giants for believing they’ll’t hold with the Bucs (7-3)? The entire world may see it on Monday: That they had no likelihood.
The Giants’ offensive and defensive strains received dominated as a result of they’d barely any expertise that would stand as much as the defending champs.
The Giants’ move rush was nonexistent, which is a dying sentence in opposition to the good Brady, who mercy-ruled the guests for 307 move yards, two TD passes, and even a 10-yard romp of a third-down run to fireside up the Raymond James Stadium crowd.
“We simply didn’t get sufficient strain right this moment. I didn’t do sufficient right this moment,” Leonard Williams mentioned. “And as a defensive facet we didn’t do sufficient right this moment. A man like Brady, we’ve to get him off the spot to have an effect on the sport. And he was sitting again there method too comfy right this moment.”
Brady was not sacked. He hit the bottom twice: as soon as when he slid on that 10-yard run, and as soon as with 7:35 remaining within the third quarter on successful by Reggie Ragland when Brady was flushed from the pocket.
On the Giants’ offense, proper guard Will Hernandez had a sport from hell, with three penalties and a crushing Ndamukong Suh strain surrendered. Two of these performs stalled and killed the Giants’ first two drives.
Their solely offensive landing, a 2-yard Jones move to left sort out Andrew Thomas, got here on a 5-yard drive because of a lucky Adoree’ Jackson interception after a Mike Evans drop.
And even after that landing tied the sport at 10 apiece, the protection promptly surrendered an 8-play, 71-yard TD drive at hand the sport proper again to Tampa.
The protection surrendered Bucs TD drives of 71, 73 and 74 yards.
Jones had 167 yards passing, that TD, and two horrible second-half interceptions, born out of a mix of unhealthy move safety and lazy decision-making.
He threw his first after left guard Matt Skura missed a block and Jones, on the lookout for Saquon Barkley again throughout the sphere, inexplicably threw the ball to Bucs defensive lineman Steve McLendon.
The one Giants standing within the neighborhood had been middle Billy Worth and tight finish Chris Myarick.
“I really feel liable for how we performed and executed,” Jones mentioned. “We’ll return and look how we are able to transfer ahead as a staff.”
Barkley was a non-factor with 56 whole yards. And on an unsuccessful fourth down play within the second half, Myarick checked out Barkley confused along with his arms within the air as if the again had made a expensive mistake.
Barkley had run previous the Buccaneers defender who had pressured Jones into an incompletion and turnover on downs.
The Giants are actually firmly in final place within the NFC East, they usually deserve it. They have to flip round in six days and host the Philadelphia Eagles (5-6), who’ve received three of 4 after charging to the brink of a playoff spot with Sunday’s win over the New Orleans Saints.
The surging Eagles rank eighth within the NFL averaging 27.0 factors per sport. Nick Sirianni’s membership has scored 30 or extra factors 3 times within the final 4 weeks, together with 44 on the Detroit Lions in Week 8 and 40 on the Saints this previous Sunday.
Philly quarterback Jalen Hurts has 21 touchdowns (13 passing, eight speeding) in 11 video games. The Giants’ Jones has 11 TDs (9 passing, two speeding) in 10 video games.
In the meantime, the first-place Dallas Cowboys (7-3) are operating away with the division. They’ve an opportunity to bounce again rapidly from Sunday’s loss in Kansas Metropolis in opposition to the sorry Las Vegas Raiders on Thanksgiving Day.
And the Washington Soccer Workforce (4-6) scratched out a second straight win at Carolina this previous Sunday.
All that’s left for the Giants are questions. They don’t have many solutions, as they proved Monday. Except they already know the reply — that they’re inferior — which was Monday’s worst affirmation above all.