The New York Giants are, once again, 0-3 to start their season. The Giants lost their Week Three matchup to the Atlanta Falcons with a final score of 17-14. Atlanta’s kicker, Younghoe Koo, sent a last-second field goal through the uprights as time expired to give his team their first win of the season.
Key stats and takeaways
Daniel Jones had a decent performance for the Giants on Sunday. For the second week in a row, he kept the ball clean and did not commit a turnover. Jones threw for 266 passing yards along with 39 total rushing yards.
Saquon Barkley had his best game yet this season. Barkley ran for 51 yards on 16 carries and scored his first touchdown since Week 17 of the 2019 season. He also added 43 receiving yards on six receptions.
Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, and Blake Martinez all suffered injuries that knocked them out of this game. The significance of each injury has yet to be determined.
The Giants failed to score enough points as the Atlanta Falcons put together two scoring drives and one field goal to win the game. Matt Ryan was sacked 3 times but still managed 243 passing yards and 2 touchdowns.
Eli Manning’s jersey retirement
In many ways, the biggest highlight from the game for the Giants was halftime. New York honored its long-time franchise quarterback, Eli Manning, by retiring his jersey and inducting him into the ring of honor.
The Giants were not able to get the win for Eli, but fans enjoyed the ceremony that honored a franchise legend.
Giants fans were hoping to see their team win for Eli, but instead, New York went out there and let the fanbase down. Falling to 0-3 again, there could be wholesale changes on the horizon as the Giants’ season seems to be over before it ever got going. For now, the team will focus its attention on Week Four against the New Orleans Saints. But the fans will focus their attention on the standings and look ahead to April. It’s a long season ahead for the New York Giants.