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Giants dropped by Cardinals, 27-21: Instant analysis

The duel between the top two quarterbacks selected in this year’s NFL Draft was an exciting one even if both players weren’t at their best. Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals and the New York Giants’ Daniel Jones both showed their inexperience in a game dominated by flags, miscues and a driving rain.

Still, the game was an entertaining one, but the Giants came up short again.

The Giants have a very bad habit of winning the opening coin toss and then deferring possession until the second half. No one knows why head coach Pat Shurmur keeps doing this. In this game versus the dynamic Arizona Cardinals, they probably should have taken the ball.

Arizona dominated the Giants on the opening drive using a variety of passes, sweeps and runs, going on a 75-yard, 13-play drive ending in a 20-yard touchdown run by Chase Edmonds.

On the Giants’ first possession, quarterback Daniel Jones turned the ball over, trying to sneak a pass into Golden Tate but was picked off by linebacker Jordan Hicks who took it to the Giants’ 32. Three plays later, Edmonds ran in another touchdown from 20 yards out to make the score 14-0.

Thing began to settle down for the Giants as Jones hit tight end Rhett Ellison for a pretty 28-yard touchdown down the middle of the field to narrow the score to 17-7. Less than two minutes later, this happened….

The rain and Cardinals’ running back Chase Edmonds from Fordham (126 yards rushing, 3 TDs) had the Giants’ on the run, down 24-14, until Jones and Saquon Barkley — who left the game for a few plays after hobbling off the field — led Big Blue on an eight-play, 82-yard drive with Barkley capping it off with a seven-yard TD run to make the score 24-21.

The game would have been tied but Aldrick Rosas’ 37-yard FG attempt on the previous possession hit the right upright.

The Cards went on to win, 27-21, as the Giants could not muster any type of offense the rest of the way with a combination of poor execution and even poorer play calling dooming any thought of a comeback victory.

For some reason, Pat Shumur called a draw play on a 3rd-and-18 late in the fourth quarter with the Giants down by three points. And why Darius Slayotn decided to take a kickoff out of the end zone on the Giants’ last drive instead of letting go in for a touchback was also a puzzling decision. His run back put the Giants on the 12 instead of the 25.

Notes

  • The Giants held the ball for just 3:52 in the first quarter, gaining a total of three yards in the quarter. The Cardinals had 141.
  • Daniel Jones committed three turnovers again, losing two fumbles and tossing an interception.
  • The Cardinals had eight sacks in the game, four by Chandler Jones. They hit Daniel Jones at total of 12 times.
  • Tight end Evan Engram left the game in the third quarter after getting poked in the eye by Arizona defensive end Terrell Suggs but returned. He had just one catch for six yards.
  • The Giants ended up with more first downs (21-18) and total yards (263-245) than the Cardinals after getting schooled in the first half.

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