By Michael Stewart/@TheTruthNYG

The New York Giants suffer another defeat on the final play of the game; this time it was the Atlanta Falcons 17-14. This game was projected to be a high scoring affair as both teams displayed offensive prowess last week. The lost now puts the Giants in last place in the NFL east at 0-3. Here are my top 4 reasons why they lost.   

  1. Open up the playbook: I had mentioned that offensive Coordinator Jason Garrett needed to open things a bit and be more creative on offense for the Giants in this game. Despite the offense generating more yards than the Falcons in the game (346-296); it would be more beneficial that the Giants stop being too predictable; especially on the early downs. Sadly; Garrett failed to think outside the box.
  2. Defense Fails to Deliver:  The Giants defense once again allows the opposing team to march right down the field after taking the lead. This is far from the defense Giant fans saw in 2020 and after three games now, there should be major concerns with the overall performance from Defensive Coordinator Patrick Grahams game plan to the players executing it.
  3. Create Turnovers: I had mentioned that the Giants defense needed to create more turnovers to have a better chance of winning this game. Unfortunately; the turnovers for both teams was the same with one for each team.
  4. Red Zone Conversion: This category was the back breaker as the Giants were 0-1 in the red zone and the Falcons were 2-2. That’s a 14-3 difference as the Giants converted only one field goal for the game.

This season has quickly become a disaster and with the upcoming games ahead for the Giants it doesn’t look encouraging. At this point, everyone needs to take accountability thus far, from the GM Dave Gettleman to Head Coach Joe Judge and the coaching staff and ultimately to the players who need to play better.  Giants now travel to New Orleans to face the Saints where they haven’t won since 2013. Keep an eye out for my pre-game prediction this week.