The New York Giants were absolutely crushed by the Philadelphia Eagles in the primetime spotlight on Monday Night Football. The game was sloppy throughout with seven combined turnovers from the two teams. While the Eagles improved to 3-3 on the year, the Giants fell to 3-3 and are now in second place in the NFC East due to the tiebreaking procedure.
After storming out to a quick 7-0 lead on an Eli Manning touchdown pass to Odell Beckham Jr., things started to go wrong fast. Manning threw an interception on the next drive and it went from bad to worse when he threw a pick six on the Giants ensuing drive. Not much went right for the Giants after that as they went on to lose 27-7.
Next week the Giants will return home to battle the Dallas Cowboys, who they fell to 27-26 on opening night. This game seems extremely winnable for the Giants, who will face the injury riddled Cowboys who will likely still be without Dez Bryant as well as having third string quarterback Matt Cassel under center.
Here is a look at how the Giants offense, defense and special teams have preformed through six weeks:
The Giants offense has not looked that bad this year with the exception of the blowout in Philly. The Giants are 12th in total offense and are scoring 23.2 points per game, which is tied for 13th in the league. Manning has played well has he has tossed 11 touchdowns against just four interceptions. As the Giants continue to get healthy down the stretch, their offense should only get better.
The Giants defense has been up and down this year as they are currently ranked 28th in total defense. They do have the NFL's sixth best rushing defense allowing just 93 yards per game. They are also tied for third with eight interceptions and sixth with 11 forced turnovers. Overall the Giants defense must step up if they want to make a playoff push.
The Giants special teams has been much improved this year than in years past. Josh Brown has been great converting on all eleven of his field goal tries and Brad Wing has done a great job punting in his first year as the Giants punter. Also, Dwayne Harris has looked good as the return specialist and it looks like it's only a matter of time before he breaks one for a touchdown.
Here is a look at the updated standings in the NFC East race after six weeks of play:
|NFC EAST TEAM||RECORD ( RECORD IN THE DIVISION)|
|PHILADELPHIA EAGLES||3-3 (1-2)|
|NEW YORK GIANTS||3-3 (1-2)|
|DALLAS COWBOYS||2-3 (2-0)|
|WASHINGTON REDSKINS||2-4 (1-1)|
The Giants look to have the easiest remaining schedule as their next three games are against the Cowboys (2-3), the New Orleans Saints (2-4) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3). If the Giants are able to recover from a disaster in Philly, they should be able to take home the NFC East crown for the first time since 2011.