Greats and Goats: Giants vs Eagles

The New York Giants lost Sunday's game 36-21 to the Philadelphia Eagles dropping them to 0-5 on the season. Who are the main culprits for Big Blue's fifth consecutive defeat? Are there positives they can take despite coming up short? Here are your Greats and Goats for Week 5 from MetLife Stadium.


Eli Manning: Manning did not look an Elite quarterback against the Eagles. New York's quarterback threw three interceptions and completed less than 50 percent of his pass attempts. Now some of the incompletions and interceptions were due to receivers running the wrong routes and poor protection from the offensive line, but still Manning is the quarterback and buck stops at him.

Brandon Jacobs: Jacobs hasn't been an answer for the Giants' running woes this season. On 11 carries Jacobs had only 37 yard, and his fumble led to the Eagles padding their lead in the first half.

Jason Pierre Paul: JPP has not been the same player from the past two seasons. Besides one tackle for a loss in the game against the Eagles, JPP was non-existent for the Giants in rushing the passer and making plays in the running game. Because of Pierre-Paul's subpar play, the Giants' defensive line hasn't been factor this season and has not lived up to it's hype this season as a unit collectively.


Hakeem Nicks. Nicks looked like the Nicks of old against the Eagles. The former University of North Carolina standout had a great game, hauling in nine catches for 142 yards. Aside from not running his route in the fourth quarter that lead to an interception, Nicks showed why he is a big factor in the Giants passing game.

Rueben Randle. Randle likes playing against the Eagles. He followed up his great performance against the Eagles in the last game of the season last year, with an even better one on Sunday. The second-year wideout had six catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Randle's ability to catch the deep ball and stretch the field, allowed the Giants to have success over the middle with Cruz and Nicks throughout the game.

This week the Giants have a short few days of preparation before Thursday night's game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.

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