Defensive reserves held their own

Defensive reserves held their own

Grading the Giants’ 22-16 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.

Offense

How about Davis Webb? It was tough early in his first NFL begin however he settled in (23 of 40, 168 yards, 1 TD) and his 14-yard TD run, bowling over Reed Blankenship within the fourth quarter, left his teammates shocked and impressed. He was working with a bunch of backups and nobody can say Webb didn’t compete. RB Gary Brightwell (11-60) had a 25-yard run. Go away it to C Nick Gates to get within the face of LB T.J. Edwards after Edwards hit Webb out of bounds. RT Evan Neal was known as for 2 false begin penalties within the second quarter, not a terrific signal for the rookie, the one starter within the sport on the offensive line at his place. Hey, did you see WR Kenny Golladay leap for a one-handed 25-yard landing catch? TE Lawrence Cager (8-69) is a succesful goal. 

Grade: C+ 

Protection

All issues thought-about, this unit full of backups didn’t let Jalen Hurts (20 of 35, 229 yards) and the Eagles starters march up and down the sphere. Solely 342 whole yards allowed and 5 of 14 on third down. ILB Jarrad Davis had 10 tackles and one-half sack in his Giants debut. Rookie S Dane Belton lined TE Dallas Goedert in the long run zone (and might need gotten away with a penalty) to pressure an early subject purpose. Belton had an interception of Hurts in the long run zone early within the second half. CB Rodarius Williams had respectable protection however nonetheless received beat by A.J. Brown on a 35-yard completion on third-and-9. Rookie CB Cor’Dale Flott had a pleasant move breakup vs. Brown. CB Nick McCloud hit Hurts for a roughing the passer penalty. Rookie LB Micah McFadden had a 10-yard sack of Hurts. On the subsequent play, McCloud sacked Hurts for a lack of 11 yards. 

Grade: A

Dane Belton breaks up a move meant for Dallas Goedert in the long run zone. Corey Sipkin for the NY POST

Particular groups

What the heck was that faux try by Jamie Gillan with Graham Gano lining up for a 47-yard subject purpose? It was ugly and misplaced 11 yards. Making an attempt to present the Vikings one thing to consider subsequent week? The primary punt for Gillan traveled solely 46 yards and was returned 14 yards for a poor web of 34 yards. Gillan’s subsequent punt went 54 yards with a bounce. Brightwell took the primary kickoff return again 24 yards. He confirmed a burst with a 40-yard return within the fourth quarter. Landon Collins had a holding penalty on the punt workforce and Britain Covey had a 15-yard return on the identical sequence. Gano closed out one other advantageous common season by hitting a 24-yard subject purpose. 

Grade:

Teaching

Brian Daboll did what was finest for his workforce and rested nearly all his starters to maintain them wholesome for the playoffs. This was the fitting name. Daboll made the fascinating resolution to present Webb his first NFL begin, passing over the backup, Tyrod Taylor. It was a pleasant factor to do for Webb, a loyal observe squad participant who cultivated a relationship with Daboll from their three years collectively in Buffalo. Daboll signing off on an on-sides kick to start out the second half was a bit wacky, however why not? It was that form of sport. Credit score Wink Martindale for getting his protection to play exhausting — the Eagles actually didn’t dominate. 

Grade: A

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