Grading the Giants’ 20-17 loss to the Chiefs on Monday.
Chiefs have been shabby all season on protection and scoring solely 17 factors on them is just not acceptable. First cross of the night time was an interception by Daniel Jones (22 of 32, 222 yards) who by no means noticed LB Willie Homosexual and mainly handed KC seven factors. What a poor begin. RB Devontae Booker (15-60 dashing, 5-65 receiving) is just not a game-changer. C Billy Value bought circled and practically tackled Booker on what become a 3-yard loss. Powerful break for Sterling Shepard (4-25) getting damage once more. Kadarius Toney (4-26) threw a cross for 19 yards however he doesn’t look totally wholesome. Will Hernandez (false begin) and Nate Solder (holding) have been known as for penalties on back-to-back performs. Yuk.
Backside line: Limiting Patrick Mahomes (29 of 48, 275 yards, 1 TD) and the Chiefs to 20 factors needs to be adequate. Horrible mistake by Oshane Ximines (offside penalty) worn out Darnay Holmes’ interception that would have sealed the deal for the Giants. Two private fouls on Tae Crowder, very damaging. CB James Bradberry was given the powerful task of coping with TE Travis Kelcey (4-27) and Bradberry held up. Julian Love alertly positioned the ball within the air within the first quarter and got here up with a diving interception ultimately zone. Logan Ryan reached in and compelled a fumble by Kelce within the third quarter. Limiting Tyreek Hill to 94 yards on his 12 catches is suitable, contemplating his longest acquire was solely 15 yards.
Dante Pettis was given a shot at a punt return and whiffed on his first one, muffing the punt badly. He was bailed out when teammate Keion Crossen recovered the unfastened ball. Riley Dixon’s first punt sailed 45 yards and out of bounds — a kick he’ll take each time in opposition to the damaging Mecole Hardman. Dixon hit a line drive 34-yarder late within the fourth quarter. To make issues worse, Cam Brown was known as for an unlawful pertaining to the play. Dixon was attempting to alter issues up and was prepared in addition some ugly kicks, although. WR Collin Johnson was hit with a taunting penalty on the punt return staff. Are you kidding?
Must marvel concerning the time administration from Joe Decide — he stated his headsets crapped out within the first half and consequently he needed to name two timeouts. The offense had no timeouts to work with within the remaining minute, making issues harder. Good name by Decide eschewing the sector objective and going for it on fourth-and-1 on the Kansas Metropolis 1-yard line. Decide has bought to purge the errors out of his staff. Patrick Graham clearly needed to drive the Chiefs to work for his or her factors by giving up small chunks and was largely profitable. It’s rising more and more tough for offensive coordinator Jason Garrett to navigate by way of all these huge receiver accidents.