Well it was not the outcome the New York Giants or the Washington Commanders wanted but the Giants did not win but they did not lose. The New York Giants and Washington Commanders was a classic NFC East rivalry ending in a 20-20 tie with Washington scoring the tying touchdown in the fourth quarter but nobody could break the ice when the game went into overtime. This game was full of twists and turns and at some points, missed opportunities for both sides to try and win the game for their team. Especially with New York as after scoring the go ahead touchdown in fourth, their offense was non-existent the rest of the way. So, what were those missed opportunities and why and how did this game end in a tie? Here are my three takeaways from the Giants tie against the Commanders.
Giants offense still lacks an tdentity
The Giants offense, other than a stretch scoring on four straight possessions today, still can’t find a rhythm. Jones for the most part of the day played pretty well completing over 80% of their passes, but still looked pretty inconsistent. Two many drops and simple short throws were made that won’t give you any success. Plus, the Giants receiving core is still very thin with lack of playmakers on the receiving end. This game was a wakeup call for the Giants. If they want to make a postseason push, the receivers that the Giants have need to step up and maybe this is a sign that Odell Beckham Jr. needs to come home and be that guy that can get the Giants to the playoffs.
Giants defense couldn’t get off the field
The Giants defense had many opportunities in the fourth quarter to put this game away. Especially on that fourth down play that Washington was able to execute that led to the tying touchdown. Also, Washington dominated time of possession, holding the football for almost 15 more minutes than the Giants. Finally, the mistakes and dropping potential interceptions. You can’t leave your defense out there that long like they did on Sunday. It cost them a potential and important division win.
Giants may have found something in Isaiah Hodgins:
When the Giants picked up wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins, many Giants fans didn’t know what to make of the move. Looks like Brian Daboll saw something in him that many fans did not. The former Buffalo Bills sixth round pick who actually played under Brian Daboll when he was the offensive coordinator there was a bright spot today. He caught five passes for 44 yards and caught his first NFL touchdown along the way. In his limited activity, he’s already got 14 receptions for 142 yards. Not a huge sample size but if you get him going, he may wind up being an important asset for the G Men.