Week 6 Report Card: Giants at Eagles

The exam has been submitted and the finals grades from the game between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles are ready to be given out, here on the Giants Beat!

Passing Offense: At the beginning of the game it looked like the Giants would have over 400 yards passing, but that didn’t end up being the case.

After G-Men quarterback Eli Manning was intercepted by Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans, or really Ryans stealing the ball out of the hands of tight end Larry Donnell, the Giants aerial attack went non existent.


The short passing game for the Giants couldn’t continue its success as the game went on. The offensive line failed to give Manning time to try get big plays down the field passing, and spelled the end for the Big Blue passing game in the 27-7 loss to the Eagles.


Overall Grade: C


Rushing Offense: Nothing much really of note to talk about positively for the Giants rushing attack unfortunately. The G-Men has some nice first down runs here and there, but that was it.


The fact of the matter is the Giants rushing attack was horrible the rest of the game.


A lot of negative runs on 1st and 2nd down, and the offensive line weren’t able to open much holes for the Giants running backs to run through.


Overall Grade: D+


Pass: Defense: Even though the Giants lost 27-7 to the Eagles, Big Blue's defense didn’t play that badly.


The G-Men pass defense played pretty well overall. Besides Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper's 32 yard touchdown catch, the Giants pass defense did a good job holding the Philly passing attack in check.

Big Blue’s secondary accumulated three interceptions off Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford, and only gave up a total of 272 yards passing in the game.


The Giants pass-rush on the hand was hit or miss all game long. They were able to get pressure on the quarterback at times and even got a sack from defensive end Damontre Moore, but other parts of the game, the Giants pass rush was nowhere to be found and Bradford had all day to throw on 3rd downs.


Overall Grade: B


Rush Defense: The Giants came in with the NFL's second-best rush defense had a so-so night. Big Blue’s front seven did a good job for the most part slowing down the Eagles rushing attack, but did have some lapses during the course of the ball game.


Eagles running back Demarco Murray was able to get a couple big runs and towards the end of the game, Murray and Philly rushing attack was able to take advantage of tired Giants defense.


Overall not a bad performance by the Giants rushing defense, but not what it needed to be to get the win.


Overall Grade: B-


Special Teams: Punt and Kickoff coverage teams for the Giants did a great job limiting the Eagles to make big plays in the return game and holding Philly punt/kickoff returner Darren Sproles in check all game long.


All Big Blue special teams units played well. The only bad spot in the special team game for the G-men was punter Brad Wiig, who in the first half had a couple of really bad punts.


Overall Grade: B+


Coaching: This game was not about the coaching and game planning The game came down to the Giants offensive line being dismantled by the Eagles defensive front, Philly taking advantage of the mistakes that the Giants made and New York not being able to take advantage of the mistakes that the Eagles made in the game.


Head coach Tom Coughlin and his coaching staff came up with a good plan on both sides of the ball for this game, and bottom line is that the Giants players didn’t go out and execute it that well at times.

Overall Grade: B

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