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Giant Collapse: Giants Fail to Hold 10-Point Fourth Quarter Lead in 24-20 Loss to Falcons


The Giants had it all going their way on Sunday afternoon. They lead the Atlanta Falcons 20-10 in the fourth quarter, and seemed to be rolling to their first win of 2015.

Then they fell apart.

Because of it, the Giants wake up Monday along with the Philadelphia Eagles as the only 0-2 teams in the NFC East. They first allowed Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson to grab a 10-yard TD pass to bring Atlanta within three.

Then Atlanta QB Matt Ryan guided the Falcons 70 yards to the winning score, with the huge play being star wide out Julio Jones going high for an amazing 37-yard catch to set up the game-winner.

Devonta Freeman went in from 2-yards out with 1:14 remaining, giving the Falcons the comeback win, and sending shock waves through Met Life Stadium.

”We talk every week about finishing. That wasn’t a finish for me,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. ”We talk about don’t keep score, I’ll keep score, and let you know when the game’s over. That’s not what happened.”

Odell Beckham Jr. did his part in the setback for the Giants, as he pulled in a short pass and turned it into a 67-yard touchdown, one of New York’s six plays of 19 yards or more. But another late meltdown erased the lead.

Manning missed two wide outs late that could have helped in a comeback win of their own. On the day he was 27-for-40 for 292 yards with two touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough.

”The competitive nature of the finish of the game has got to improve,” Coughlin added. ”It’s our own doing. There’s nobody to blame but us.”

It’s getting tough to watch, and the Giants are only two weeks into what’s already a season on life support.

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One Response to “Giant Collapse: Giants Fail to Hold 10-Point Fourth Quarter Lead in 24-20 Loss to Falcons”

  1. samuel Mordente says:

    The play calling with the offense cord was terrible u think this is his second year he would be better at it, yes manning could have played better, but he did not. There has to be better communation between them

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