The New York Giants, coming off of two consecutive wins, looked to exercise their demons on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, but instead, appear destined for another year of nightmares.
After taking a commanding early lead, the Giants crumbled in the second half, choking away what should have been an easy win against the Eagles and watching the season go down the drain in the process.
There were a lot of negatives — entirely too many negatives — but there were some positives as well. Here’s a look at the game’s studs and duds.
Saquon Barkley: What more can even be said about Barkley at this point? Barkley is a superstar capable of making things happen with the ball in his hands. Unfortunately, the ball was in his hands just five times in the second half. He finished the game with 142 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns.
Aldrick Rosas: Although it flew under-the-radar, one of the best offseason moves made by general manager Dave Gettleman was trusting in Rosas and keeping him on the 53-man roster. The young kicker has been nothing short of extraordinary this season and that continued on Sunday against the Eagles with Rosas going three-for-three on his field goal attempts and one-for-one on his point after attempts.
Landon Collins: Collins has been a bit hit or miss this season, but on Sunday against the Eagles, he reminded all that he’s entirely capable of taking over a game. It didn’t yield a win, but the defensive struggles are not on Collins’ shoulders. He led the team with nine tackles (eight solo and two for a loss).
Others: Wayne Gallman, Grant Haley and Odell Beckham Jr.