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The New York Giants were so comprehensively defeated by the Philadelphia Eagles in a 48-22 loss on Sunday that fans of the team got bored with the action on the field and the performance was overshadowed by Odell Beckham Jr. .
The general consensus, at least among salty Giants fans on Twitter, was that Beckham would choose to stay away:
Buk Marley @BukMarleyNY
The entire New York Giants roster consists of a bunch of scams that odell would never do #giants #TogetherBlue
Of course, there were much more interesting and relevant things to discuss than the original game. A battered defense was shattered by a set 437 yards from the offense and 253 yards on the ground, questioning defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale’s game plan on that side of the ball.
Gmen Update @GmenUpdate
#giantsIt may be time for Thomas McGaughey and Wink Martindale to leave. The last few weeks have been terrible for both the SW and defense. #TogetherBlue
The offense was arguably equally weak, failing to bring the drivers together in a consistent manner in their third down attempt (13 to 13) due to poor practice.
Daniel Jones wasn’t bad (18 in 27 for 169 yards and a point; four sacks taken; 26 fast yards and a touchdown), but he couldn’t keep up with his other sideline colleague’s big game output. Jalen Hurts, who scored two goals and ran for another.
Ross Tucker @RossTuckerNFL
Jalen Hurts has roughly 17 more seconds to head the fall than Daniel Jones.
Jones, of course, doesn’t have the guns that the Hurts have on AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith. The team’s most dangerous quarterback, Saquon Barkley, was limited by a neck injury and made just 11 touchdowns (48 yards off the attack).
This is where a player like Beckham can help. But the veteran free agent will likely go to a team where he can only run post-season, and after the 7-5-1 Giants have won 1-4-1 in their last six games, there’s no guarantee they’ll even make it to the playoffs. .
𝙅𝙖𝙢𝙚𝙨 (7-5-1) @Daniel JonesMVP
Help, the Giants are coming. Should I answer? pic.twitter.com/h9pbx9w9dV
The giants are heading in the wrong direction. It could cost them a reunion with Beckham. At the very least, Sunday’s performance (12-1) against the Eagles was outrageous, and people are wondering if the Giants’ fast-start was just a mirage.