The New York Giants were shut out by the Tennessee Titans, 17-0, on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, their first home shutout in five years.
Here’s a look at what we learned.
The Titans came to town with Saquon Barkley on their minds and they effectively shut him down, holding him to 31 rushing yards and 25 receiving. Barkley ended up getting just 14 carries on the day as the Giants were getting stonewalled on running plays.
They turned to the passing game and Eli Manning was forced to throw the ball 44 times on one of the nastiest weather days of the year. The rain, mist and humidity called for both teams to run the ball. The Giants couldn’t, and ended up putting waterlogged footballs in the air more often than they wanted to.
The slippery conditions precipitated drops, slips and disconnects. Manning has to be commended for completing 21 of those attempts for 229 yards that included a 38-yarder to Sterling Shepard and three other completions over 20 yards. The conditions however, won out in the end.