Giants Week 10 Recap: Giants Sink San Fran

Giants 27 – 49ers 23

They did it! Eli did it! They won another game! But wait, isn’t that a bad thing?! The New York Football Giants evoke so many emotions these days its impossible to decipher how to feel after every game. On one hand, I thoroughly want them to be so bad they get the top pick in the draft. However, another part of me wants to see Eli finish strong and go out a Giant on a slightly less sour note. Regardless of all that, there is a win to unpack:

The Good 

Eli

Vintage, two minute drill Eli came to play on Monday night. It was refreshing to see despite some missed opportunities throughout the game, which we’ve become all familiar with these past few years. Nevertheless, a three touchdown performance and a 110.7 QB rating was truly great to see from E.

The O-Line

Can’t talk about a great Eli performance without giving kudos to the guys who, finally, kept him upright. Led by Nate Solder and new right guard, hopefully of the future, Jamon Brown, the unit had arguably its best performance of the season as evidenced by Eli’s night.

Mixed Reviews

The Defense

They played good enough to win – see: score – but there were more alarming trends that continued. While holding San Fran to 2-4 in the redzone,the 49ers, led by world-beater Nick Mullens, converted 8-13 third downs. That statistic has plagued the Giants all year along with sacks; in which the Giants had none…

On the positive side of the equation, Lorenzo Carter looks like an absolute stud and worth being excited about moving forward.

The Bad

Alec Ogletree

This dude stinks, man. Imagine being Dave Gettleman and thinking this guy was the missing link on this defense? He’s not suited to perform well in today’s NFL. Speed kills, especially if you don’t have it. All night TE George Kittle and the RBs on San Fran exposed #52.

Final Take

It was nice to see the G-Men perform well but I need them to lose. I want need Justin Herbert to be a Giant come the fall next year. Lets just hope the Raiders take care of the Cardinals this week…

 

 

 

 

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