New York Giants: Down but not Quite Out
The New York Giants 2020 Season is about to be heading into the sunset. They lost pretty easily against the Baltimore Ravens on the road by a final score of 27-13.
The offense is one of the worst in the NFL, if not the worst in the NFL. New York needs a miracle in order to make it to the playoffs. If The Washington Football Team (6-8) takes down the Carolina Panthers (4-10) or if the Philadelphia Eagles (4-9-1) take down the Dallas Cowboys (5-9), the Giants will be eliminated from playoff contention.
It would be the eighth time in nine seasons that New York will have missed the playoffs. They are most likely going to fire General Manager Dave Gettleman after next week.
Head Coach Joe Judge is safe and so is Defensive Coordinator Patrick Graham. Would Judge fire Jason Garrett as the offensive coordinator at the end of the season and make Freddie Kitchens the new offensive coordinator moving forward?
Would New York keep Daniel Jones as the starting quarterback in 2021 or would they sign somebody via free agency or draft a quarterback?
He is the heart and soul of the New York Giants at the moment. If they moved on from him at the end of the season, what would New York do?
That will be the big time storyline heading into the offseason. Eli Manning just retired last offseason and maybe the New York Giants felt like they have never replaced him.
Jones completed 24-of-41 passes for 252 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for three yards on one carry. Daniel Jones missed the game last weekend at home last Sunday night against the Cleveland Browns (10-5).
Wayne Gallman was the leading rusher for New York with 27 yards on six carries. He also caught two passes for 26 yards receiving.
Alfred Morris only rushed for four yards on three carries. He also caught one pass for nine yards receiving.
Sterling Shepard caught nine passes for 77 yards receiving and a touchdown. He is a good red zone threat and number two or three wide receiver. Shepard is not a number one wide receiver.
Evan Engram caught seven passes for 65 yards receiving. He was named to the Pro Bowl earlier this week.
Darius Slayton caught two passes for 26 yards receiving. He has potential, but maybe Slayton is better off in the slot than on the outside.
This defense can’t be relied upon every single week. Cornerback/Safety Logan Ryan signed a three-year contract extension worth $31 million on Christmas Day and $20 million of it will be guaranteed.
The New York Giants (5-10) will host the Dallas Cowboys (5-9) next Sunday in the final week of the NFL Regular Season.
The Baltimore Ravens (10-5) will be on the road next Sunday against an upset minded Cincinnati Bengals (4-10-1) team. If Baltimore wins next Sunday they will be in the playoffs. Cincinnati spoiled their playoff chances a couple of years ago, which allowed the Buffalo Bills to make it to the playoffs.
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