So all the articles I’ve been reading say the same thing I was going to write anyway. The Giants played tough on both lines of scrimmage but they also played dumb so they lost.
My first thought after the game winning touchdown reception was to blame the coaches. I mean when the game is on the line do you want your rookie corner on the other team’s best receiver?
And then you can blame the players who should know better. Like Luke Petigout’s penalty that basically forced the Giants to settle for another field goal when they could have put the game away with a TD.
But what really killed the Giants all game were their cover teams. Missed tackles and bad positioning meant big returns all day against the Giants. Do we blame the coaches for that?
There were also missed tackles on defense. Will Allen had one early that allowed a big gain. Speaking of Will Allen, he was closer to Chad Johnson than Deloatch was on the final touchdown, but he couldn’t do anything but let Johnson make the catches and then go for the tackle. At least he didn’t miss those tackles.
All in all what should have been an encouraging game wasn’t. Watching your team play sloppy football just isn’t that fun.