Giants just aren’t talented enough
Over the past few weeks, it has become even more apparent that the New York Giants aren’t good enough to make the playoffs and the Baltimore Ravens really made that clear on Sunday.
Defense got run over
The greatest strength of the Giants’ defense this season has been their ability to stop the run and they couldn’t stop the Ravens until midway through the fourth quarter after digging themselves a hole by giving up 27 points.
Daniel Jones protected the football well
Daniel Jones did a nice job of protecting the football despite being sacked a bunch of times in this game. This was a huge improvement over fumbling the ball three times against the Arizona Cardinals two weeks ago.
I do feel like offensive coordinator Jason Garrett wasn’t creative enough with his play-calling in this game and it didn’t help the offense.
No answer for Lamar Jackson
Jackson not only had a great day throwing the ball, but he ran all over the Giants’ defense like he was one of the top running backs in the NFL. Defensive coordinator Patrick Graham’s plan was a flop in this game with the Ravens’ offense being able to do whatever they wanted in this game.
No pass rusher
For a third straight week an opposing quarterback was able to sit back in the pocket and rip apart the Giants’ defense because they don’t have a premier pass rusher on the edge.
Aside from a wide receiver, New York desperately need to get a pass rusher this coming offseason.
Not enough receiving threats
Giants’ tight end Evan Engram is a good player but I’m not sure he’s a Pro Bowler with all of the drops he’s had this season. This team still lacks a true play maker at the wide receiver position that can take over a game on offense.
I know New York has running back Saquon Barkley, but even if he was healthy that wouldn’t be enough. This is why they’ve only scored one offensive touchdown over the past four games.