The New York Giants were handed their second loss in a row on Sunday. New York traveled across the country to play the Chargers in Los Angeles. Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert put together a monstrous performance to propel his team to a 37-21 victory over Big Blue, pushing the Giants’ record down to 4-9.
Key stats and takeaways
- LAC QB Justin Hebert – 23-21, 275 YDS, 3 TD
- NYG QB Mike Glennon – 17-36, 191 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT
- NYG RB Saquon Barkley – 16 CAR, 64 YDS, 3 REC, 31 YDS, 1 TD
- LAC RB Austin Ekeler – 12 CAR, 67 YDS, 1 TD
For the second time this season, the Giants were blown out so badly that the opposing team put in the backup quarterback. New York played with its own backup quarterback all game. Mike Glennon got the start for the second straight week and struggled immensely. Glennon completed only 47% of his passing attempts.
The Giants struggled, as usual, on the offensive side of the ball. They totaled only 316 yards of offense compared to the Chargers’ 423 yards. Defensively, the Giants got lit up by the Chargers’ explosive passing attack. Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert accounted for 275 of those yards as he completed 23 of his 31 passes and tossed 3 touchdowns, including this beauty:
Justin Herbert has a rocket arm. Holy moly, as he was about to get hit. pic.twitter.com/rSpCP2EggP
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) December 12, 2021
The Giants’ season is all but over at this point. Fans are checking out and beginning to look ahead to the offseason. The Giants are expected to make a major change in the front office and replace Dave Gettleman as general manager. Looking ahead to the NFL Draft, the Giants own two first-round picks and eleven picks in total, which should make April an exciting time for New York Giants fans.