Everything else, well...
Overall Grade: C
QB: Grade - B: Eli was solid again, but with the way this team is set up right now, he can only do so much.
RB: Grade - D: By the end of the game, Andre Williams was the last man standing. Peyton Hillis (concussion) and Michael Cox (broken leg) were both taken to the locker room. Williams did score a TD, but overall the ground game has ground to a halt.
TE: Grade - C: Larry Donnell (4 rec, 26 yards) and Daniel Fells (1 rec, 12 yards) were practically a non-factor against a team that is not very good at covering TEs.
WR: Grade - B: Beckham was impressive again, catching seven of nine targets for 108 yards. Preston Parker rebounded from his case of the dropsies with seven grabs for 79 yards and a TD.
OL: Grade - C: No traction in the run game again, plus they surrendered two sacks and 9 QB hits (five to Cliff Avril). They battled, but if the Giants are going to win some games they have to be better. Much better.
They only rushed for 54 yards and 11 of those were by Beckham on a reverse. Without Geoff Schwartz, this line has struggled in the run game. That's putting it kindly. Not having Rashad Jennings has hurt, too.
The numbers weren't all that bad, considering they were in an overwhelming environment. Manning was 29-of-44 for 283 yards and had a TD pass (81.0 QBR). He lost a fumble and threw his first INT in 176 attempts. It was a pass intended for Beckham who deflected it to the defender in the endzone.
The Giants were 6 of 12 on third down and 2/2 in the red zone. They were short on points, as usual. 17 is not going to win many games for you.
The Giants led at halftime, 17-14. This was the first game they lost after holding a halftime lead since Dec. 3, 2012 at Washington, where a 13-10 lead became a 17-16 defeat. The Giants had won their previous nine games in which they owned a halftime lead, including two this season (vs Houston and Washington). How the worm has turned.
They were shut out in the second half for the second time this season (they were also blanked in their 27-0 loss in Philadelphia on Oct. 12). Prior to that, the Seahawks were the last team to keep the Giants scoreless in a second half, in their 23-0 victory last Dec. 15.
Sunday was the first time the Giants scored at least 17 points in a first half before going scoreless in the second half since Nov. 26, 2006 at Tennessee, where they led, 21-0, but lost, 24-21.
Even though the Giants held a 17-14 lead at the half, they still have yet to score on their first position. In fact, it was their 20th consecutive game without scoring a first-possession touchdown, which is the NFL’s longest active streak.
The Giants have not scored a point on their first offensive series this season. They last scored first-possession points at Detroit last Dec. 22, when Josh Brown kicked a 41-yard field goal.
Coming into the game, the Giants had not completed a pass that traveled over 40 yards in the air (and actually had only one over 30 yards) all season. They broke that schneid when Eli Manning hit Beckham down the right sideline for 44 yards. Beckham had beaten All-Pro Richard Sherman on the play.