By Andrea Hangst
In a short week and in the rain, the New York Giants played host to bitter NFC East rivals the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night. With their season hanging in the balance — or at the very least their ability to be competitive in the division — the Giants just couldn’t match up in any phase of the game. New York is now 1-5 on the season.
Things started poorly for the Giants offense, with Eli Manning picked off by Eagles linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill on his second throw of the game. That led to a Carson Wentz touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery. The Giants then found themselves down 14-3 by the end of the first quarter, with the Eagles’ second score coming via a 1-yard run by Corey Clement on a drive born of a short Riley Dixon punt.
With an early deficit to overcome, the Giants reverted to the mean, with Manning throwing short passes at or behind the line of scrimmage and punts being the most frequent end to their offensive drives. Manning was often under pressure, but the conservative offensive approach the Giants took in response didn’t yield many positive results. Most of Manning’s deep deep attempts weren’t on target...