Giants-Cowboys final score: Giants beaten 20-13 by Dallas
The New York Giants fell to 0-2 with a 20-13 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. Only 11 percent of teams that have started 0-2 have made the playoffs since 2007.“We didn’t do anything well enough on offense to win this game White Dalvin Tomlinson Jerseys ,” coach Pat Shurmur said.The Giants fell behind early when Dak Prescott, challenged by the Giants to win the game with his arm, hit Tavon Austin for a 64-yard score on the first possession of the game. They never recovered.Eli Manning was under pressure all night. Manning was sacked 6 times for 59 yards while completing 33-of-44 passes for 278 yards and a touchdown.The Dallas pressure prevented the Giants from getting Odell Beckham Jr., involved in the game in a meaningful way. Beckham caught only 4 passes for 51 yards.Saquon Barkley ran 11 times for 28 yards and caught 14 passes for 79 yards. Evan Engram caught 7 passes for 67 yards and a touchdown.For the game, the Giants averaged only 3.8 yards per play. Dallas averaged 6.0 yards per play.Injury newsEli Apple was ruled in the third quarter with a groin injury. Starting center Jon Halapio was carted off in the third quarter with an air cast on his right leg.Tim Heitman-USA TODAY SportsMoments that mattered“Challenge accepted” and challenge met on first Dallas drive. After the Giants were upfront about saying thyat wanted to make DSallas quarterback Dak Prescott win the game with his arm, Prescott his Tavon Austin for a 64-yard touchdown on Dallas’s first possession. Ramblin’ Eli. Eli Manning picked up first downs on back-to-back fourth-down quarterback sneaks in the second quarter. Per the NBC broadcast, Manning hadn’t run the sneak since 2010.First half summary. The Giants trailed 10-0 at the half. Eli Manning was sacked four times and the Giants never crossed the 50-yard line in five possessions.Avalanche! Manning was ultimately sacked 6 times for 59 yards. He was under pressure all night, unable to get the ball down the field.What’s next?The Giants will be on the road again Dalvin Tomlinson Jerseys 2019 , this time facing the 0-2 Houston Texans. That game starts at 1 p.m. ET. Note: Use this post as your Sunday non-Giants game threadThree straight 8-win weeks. With so many teams on a bye last week, that means only five losses. That brings the overall season record to just a game shy of .500. We’re getting close.Remember these picks are strictly for fun and entertainment purposes and please for your sake do not take these picks as gambling advice. Lines used here come from the Westgate Las Vegas via OddsShark. Home team in CAPS.Carolina (+3.5) over PITTSBURGHOut of nowhere, the Carolina Panthers are playing like one of the best teams in the league. They’re third in overall DVOA, fifth in offensive DVOA, and a defense that was struggling to start the season is now 14th. Even Carolina’s special teams in sixth in DVOA. Pittsburgh’s defense is just 21st in DVOA, so the Steelers will have to score quite a bit to potentially keep up with the Panthers. That’s certainly possible, but right now Carolina has the advantage in all three stages.[Update: ha, 0-1]CHICAGO (-6.5) over DetroitThe Bears are still first in defensive DVOA and their success has really hinged on what the offense has been able to do on a week-to-week basis. That unit is still 10th in DVOA and will be up against a Detroit defense that ranks 29th White Wayne Gallman Jerseys , so even an uneven week from the Chicago offense could get the job done.KANSAS CITY (-16.5) over ArizonaEarly returns on the Byron Leftwich era were positive for the Cardinals, but facing the Chiefs and facing the 49ers are two vastly different experiences. The Chiefs have improved to 14th in pass defensive DVOA, though still sport a league-worst defense against the run. The problem there is running on the Chiefs isn’t nearly enough to keep pace against the Kansas City offense. New England (-6.5) over TENNESSEEThere’s only a handful of teams to take less than a touchdown against the Patriots. For whatever the Titans did against the Cowboys on Monday night, they’re not one of them.New Orleans (-5.5) over CINCINNATIThese are two teams that have been going in opposite directions lately. The Bengals started off promising, but have fallen back to the pack in recent weeks. After a slew of WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE SAINTS stories over the first few weeks of the season, New Orleans sits at 7-1 through Week 9. It’s hard to take anyone over the Saints right now, especially a team that hasn’t been at its best.Atlanta (-4) over CLEVELANDThe Atlanta offense has been rolling of late — a unit ranked sixth by DVOA. Even the defense has been slightly improving, though playing the Giants and Washington certainly helps. But that defense is getting back Deion Jones probably next week and just signed Bruce Irvin. Meanwhile Wayne Gallman Jerseys 2019 , the Browns are losing players from their defense and while the offense has figured out how to use Duke Johnson now, any optimism for a Browns leap forward will probably have to be saved for 2019.Jacksonville (+3) over INDIANAPOLISAs much as the Jaguars aren’t up to the standard of what they were last season, they’re not suddenly terrible. Jacksonville is still sixth in defensive DVOA and fifth on special teams. The 28th-ranked offense is definitely a problem, but with high variance, that unit can look fine at any point. Indianapolis is much better than many expected for 2018, but not significantly better than the current version of the Jaguars.Washington (+3) over TAMPA BAYCan an injured offense that’s not able to move the ball efficiently take advantage of a defense that lets opponents run wild down the field? Is there any game I care about less this week? Taking the points here and hoping Red Zone shows no more than 30 seconds of this game on Sunday.Buffalo (+6.5) over JETSI’m not sure if Josh McCown makes a Bills win more or less likely. But Buffalo does rank second in defensive DVOA, the only thing that has kept them in the games the Bills have been in. Maybe that’s enough to keep them close in this game. But anything is possible with the worst offense in modern history.Chargers (-9.5) over OAKLANDTake one of the league’s best offenses, put them against a defense that just allowed 34 points to a Nick Mullens-led 49ers offense and the line isn’t even double digits? Sure. This could have been the Chiefs/Cardinals line and I still would have taken the Chargers.GREEN BAY (-9.5) over MiamiMiami started the season as one of the league’s top defenses. That is not the case anymore — 19th in DVOA. The Packers haven’t been the Packers at any point this season White Sterling Shepard Jerseys , but a November home game against a Dolphins team still starting Brock Osweiler at quarterback could be a good chance to change that.Seattle (+9.5) over RAMSIn years when one of these teams wasn’t good, these games were still close. Five weeks ago these teams played to a two-point game. Seattle is now a top-10 team by DVOA (ninth) with a top-five defense. The Rams are still better — they’re better than just about everyone — but we shouldn’t expect this game to be a blowout.Dallas (+7) over PHILADELPHIANo team in the NFC East is good. Philadelphia is fine — or will eventually be fine — and the other three are varying levels of bad. Still, fine might not be enough to be a seven-point favorite against a division rival, even at home. SAN FRANCISCO (-3) over GiantsThe 49ers just took a backup quarterback making his NFL debut and put up 34 points last Thursday. The Giants have scored 34 points zero times this season and not at all since Week 15 of 2015. Last week: 8-5Season: 64-65-5
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