NY GIANTS LOSE ONE THEY SHOULD HAVE WON IN BUFFALO

Leading 6-0 with 14 seconds left, the NY Giants seemed poised to stun the Bills when Tyrod Taylor,
starting for the injured Daniel Jones, inexplicably bailed from the play-action pass and checked to a run.
Saquan Barkley was stuffed for no gain, and the Giants, with no timeouts, could not get set to spike the
ball and stop the clock before the half ended.

“It was a decision looking back on it (I) never should have made. Shouldn’t have made,” Taylor said.
“Alerted to a run. I saw a look that was beneficial for us, and it wasn’t the right call. “That falls on me.
As a quarterback, as a leader, as the one that is communicating everything to everyone, got to be
better in that situation.”

Even though the blunder would come back to haunt the Giants, their defense just shut out a team that
hadn’t been shut out in a half since 2019. However, the offense struggled and still needs to score a touchdown
in the first half all year.

The opportunities were there all game for the Giants. In Jones’s absence, Taylor played relatively well;
excluding the first half-time management mistake. He finished 24 of 36 for 200 yards. No turnovers and a
rating of 80.8. Darius Slayton led the receivers in yards with 69, while Wan’Dale Robinson caught 8 out
of 8 targets.

Saquan Barkley, in his first game back after missing three with an ankle sprain, carried 24 times for 93 yards
and looked better as the game went on.

All is well and good, but the Giants have a scoring problem. Field goals are not going to win games and
certainly, blowing first-and-goal opportunities will not help.