Greats and Goats: Giants at Chiefs

In a game that featured a undefeated team versus a winless team as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the New York Giants 31-7. A close game through three quarters, the Chiefs ran away with the lead in the final period; leaving the Giants 0-4 on the season. So what were the reasons for the Giants' loss? Here are your Goats and Greats for the Week 4 meeting at Arrowhead Stadium.

In a game that featured a winless team vs an undefeated team, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the New York Giants 31-7. A close game through three quarters, the Chiefs ran away with the lead in the final period; leaving the Giants 0-4 on the season. So what were the reasons for the Giants' loss the Chiefs and can Big Blue take any positives from this game? Here are your Goats and Greats for the Week 4 meeting at Arrowhead Stadium.

Goats:

The Offensive Line:

New York's front five gave up three sacks on the day, and did a poor job of protecting Eli Manning, who was under siege for the most of the game by the Chiefs defense that forced him to fumble two times.

Special Teams:

Field goal kicker Josh Brown missed a chip shot 37-yard field at the end of the first that would have tied the game, making him 0-2 in his last two attempts. The punt team was the other big disappointment for the Giants in this game. Steve Weatherford had two bad punts, and Dexter McCluster's 89-yard punt return for touchdown made it 17-7; creating a major turning point of the game and ultimately lead to the Giants defeat.

Greats:

The Giants actually some good things from some parts of their team in this game.

Giants Defense:

The Giants defense did a great job of containing Jamaal Charles and the Chiefs running game for the most of the game until the fourth quarter when they were worn down. The defense kept Big Blue in the game; forcing two turnovers and it played the best game as a defensive unit for the season so far.

The Giants Running Game:

The running game for Big Blue's offense was much improved this week. David Wilson and Da'rel Scott, did a solid job running the football when they got their chances and the offense as a whole had 98 rushing yards, the most they have had on the season.

Victor Cruz:

One of the few brights spots for the Giants in this game was the play of wide receiver Victor Cruz. Cruz had ten receptions for 164 yards, which included a 69-yard touchdown catch to tie the game in the first quarter. Throughout the game Cruz looked great, running great routes, and made some great runs after the catch during the game.

Next week the Giants come back home to play the NFC East rival the Philadelphia Eagles in a must win game for Big Blue.


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