The Giants suffered their sixth loss of the season to the Seahawks, 24-7, at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. They will have a bye week in Week 8.
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The Giants' small glint of hope to keep the season afloat was shot down by the Seahawks with a 21-point second half surge to bury the home team at MetLife Stadium.
It appeared the Giants were picking up where they left off in Denver. The defense was tight in coverage while the front four was putting pressure on Russell Wilson. The offense was doing just enough to take the lead, and they took it into the locker room. But seven points isn't going to do the job, and the Seahawks found their rhythm in the second half.
Here are my three takeaways from the Week 7 loss...
Manning Problems: QB Eli Manning went 19-for-39 for 134 yards on Sunday. That's a 49 completion percentage if you were wondering. He may not have his best weapons to throw to, but that is going to be the case for the rest of the season. So, no more excuses. If the Giants offense wants to stay in games, they are going to need Manning to step up and make the throws necessary to move down the field. Hopefully the bye week can fix his chemistry with the new receivers.
Run-and-done: The Giants looked to have solved their ground game issues last week in Denver when Orleans Darkwa ran for over 100 yards. But the man who saw 21 carries last week had only nine on Sunday for 35 yards. If the Giants don't have any factors to throw to other than Evan Engram, why would Darkwa, who excelled a week prior, receive only nine touches? It doesn't make sense to me, but Giants went from owning the best defense in the league on the ground to totaling 46 rushing yards on Sunday.
The Rook: The only positive I pulled out of this game was the play by Engram. The rookie was the only Giant to pick up where they left off in Denver. He hauled in six catches for 60 yards, and secured a touchdown in back-to-back weeks. If he didn't step out of bounds before grabbing a pass down the sideline, Engram would've had a lot more yards on his night. That run, once again, showed off his play-making ability. He has been the only consistent bright spot on the Giants' offense, and may have to do it all to put any type of points on the board for the G-Men.
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Stat of the Day: Offensive struggles
The Giants totaled a mere 177 total yards on offense in Sunday's loss. That is their lowest total since 2013 when they put up 150 yards in a 38-0 rout against the Cardinals.
On the other side of the ball, the Seahawks put together 425 total yards, which is the second-most allowed by the Giants this season.