Ouch…you can put this one right up there with with the 31-13 Week 10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, but in all reality yesterday's 34-0 loss to the Atlanta Falcons was far and away the New York Giants most upsetting loss of the year.
The Giants not only got humiliated on the field, failing to score a single point, but they also lost control of first place in the NFC East and now have to win out just to secure a wildcard spot. This is the kind of bachelor party hangover that lasts all week…the kind that carries enough shame that you have to wonder if it will still be lingering next Sunday.
We don't really feel the need to recap yesterday here, but in case you missed it you didn't miss much on behalf of the Giants: Eli Manning threw two really ugly interceptions, the Giants were 4-of-10 on 3rd down, 0-for-3 on 4th down and allowed Matt Ryan to go for 265 yards and three touchdowns on a mere 23 completions.
Julio Jones caught every single pass thrown his way (6 catches for 74 yards and two touchdowns), wide receiver Harry Douglas (#3 on the depth chart) had 83 yards on three catches and the Falcons converted an astounding nine of their 13 attempts on 3rd down.
But we're done rehashing yesterday's debacle. Losses like this are better to just turn the page and move on.
The Giants still control their playoff fate (beat the Baltimore Ravens this week and the Philadelphia Eagles the next week and the Giants are guaranteed at least a wild card), so they're going to need to practice hard this week focused on that.
The Giants really didn't stand a chance yesterday…and we're left wondering what the chances are that they can shake off that unbelievably shameful performance and keep looking forward.
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