In their best looking regular season performance yet, the Giants still fell to 0-6 for the first time since the infamous 1976 era. Unfortunately, it comes down to turnovers yet again and Eli Manning’s third INT of the game cost the Giants dearly. Enough was done to almost win the game, almost just isn’t good enough when you’re 0-5 on the road against the Chicago Bears who were also looking to get out of their slump.
Down by 6 with 2 minutes to go in the 4th quarter, the Giants offense crossed midfield and the game appeared to be the GMEN’s to lose. We’ve seen this scenario play out in our favor so many time before, why wouldn’t the Giants win this one too? After great field position provided by Brandon Jacobs, who had 106 yards and a two TD’s, the Giants were rolling. But on a seam pass to wide open Brandon Meyers, the ball was tipped up and intercepted by Tim Jennings to end the comeback attempt by Big Blue.
Was the pass a bit high? Yes. Is Brandon Meyers tall? No. Did Meyers run the right route? Sort of — he did kind of drift inward a bit into the soft zone and Eli put the ball as if he expected the TE to be slightly more upfield. But whatever the case may be, it was the perfect ending to sum up what ailes the Giants right now. Bad mistakes at the absolute worst times.
Few games are this good when the Giants lose, and I can only think of the Eagles game of 2009 which was a shootout and a joy to watch — even though Big Blue dropped one to the rivals. This game was exactly like that, early mistakes the Giants made were overcome, and then ultimately the Giants fall on their own sword.
Make no mistake, the keys to the game were all here as we laid out yesterday. The game plan was perfect, execution was not all the way there.