The New York Giants had a golden opportunity to end a four-year losing streak at Lincoln Financial Field against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 12.
Instead, the Giants let a 19-3 first half lead slip away and ended up dropping their fifth straight contest in Philadelphia, 25-22 — a loss that sent the Giants to 3-8 on the season and may have dashed any hopes of getting back into the NFC East race.
Now the Giants will come home to MetLife Stadium and face off against the first place Chicago Bears, who are coming off a Thanksgiving victory against the Detroit Lions.
Following the loss, whose stock is up and whose is down for the Giants?
For the 10th time this season, Barkley totaled over 100 yards from scrimmage and did so before the end of the first half.
Barkley had 101 rushing yards to go along with 41 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the game. As far as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award goes, Barkley should have that on lockdown.
Despite the fact that he didn’t get used nearly as much in the second half as he should have, Barkley’s tear over the NFL continues as he steadily improves each aspect of his game.
Yes, Riley made six tackles during Sunday’s game, but that number should have been a lot higher.
Riley missed several potentially big tackles on Sunday, allowing the Eagles to have some opportunities they otherwise would not have.
Last week, we had advocated for Michael Thomas to get more opportunities playing in place of Riley and that hasn’t changed. Riley has been a liability for the Giants and should have his playing time cut in half if possible.