The New York Giants once again looked stagnant on offense in a game without their starting quarterback Daniel Jones.
In Jones’ absence with a neck injury, the offense could not get anything done with Mike Glennon, failing to reach the endzone against a good Dolphins defense and held New York to a season-low in points in a 20-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins Sunday. The Dolphins extended their win streak to five games.
The Giants’ defense made Tua Tagovailoa work extra hard to score against them, holding the Dolphins to only 10 points until the fourth quarter.
The only consistent offensive threat for the Giants was kicker Graham Gano who had three field goals, including a 51 yarder with 4:59 left in fourth to get New York within 17-9.
The Giants spoiled their chance of forcing a three-and-out about a minute later as Tagovailoa completed passes to DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki to keep the drive alive.
“We’ve got to do a better job of taking advantage of all opportunities,” Giants coach Joe Judge said. “We have to understand the margin for error in this league is so small.”
New York ran out of timeouts, unable to stop Miami from running the clock down. With 1:16 left, Jason Sanders kicked a 48-yard field goal to give the Dolphins a 20-9 lead. At that point, the game was over.
Kenny Golladay suffered an apparent rib injury and left the game in the first half, then returned after halftime. After the game, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported, Mike Glennon suffered a concussion. Expect third-string quarterback Jake Fromm to possibly suit up against the hosting Los Angeles Chargers on Dec. 12.
Joe Judge and Freddie Kitchens must create a better game plan for this currently stagnant offense. It is going to be tough for the Giants in the last five games as they continue to suffer injuries.
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