WEEK 5: NEW YORK GIANTS VS. MIAMI DOLPHINS WINNERS AND LOSERS

Winners:

Darren Waller: 8 receptions for 86 yards. The Jones-to-Waller connection finally showed a glimpse of the potential that had Giants fans excited all offseason. Waller had a few drops, one that would’ve given the offense their only TD of the game, but overall, this was his best game yet, and he deserves some credit.

Kayvon: Is Kayvon off the bust alert? I sure hope so. Kayvon tallied his fourth sack of the season and added a fumble recovery and a few more tackles, including 1 for a loss. Overall, KT is finally making his presence felt in games, even if it isn’t translating to wins on the field.

Jason Pinnock: 102 yards all the way home!!!! Jason Pinnock broke the Giant’s turnover drought when he caught a tipped ball from Bobby Okereke and ran it back. I’m glad Jason Pinnock still has an eye for the ball, like we saw all of training camp and the preseason. While this may have been the most exciting moment of the season, let’s hope Pinnock isn’t the only Giant to find himself in the endzone next week vs the Buffalo Bills.

Bobby Okereke: Bobby was all over the field. He tipped the pass to Jason Pinnock for the pick-six and caught an interception of his own later in the game. He led the team with ten tackles and overall had a great day, regardless of how the rest of the defense played.

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Losers:

Offensive Line: This unit keeps telling us what we already know. This offensive line cannot block. Josh Ezedu has no business playing left tackle, and Evan Neal has no business playing football. We need to match the right parts, and undrafted free agents are trying to tape together an O-Line that has no chance of holding up. Without Andrew Thomas and JMS, this unit has no shot. We lack adequate starting and quality depth, which is an indictment on Joe Schoen of all people, and questions regarding his ability to evaluate offensive linemen should arise if this continues.

Wink Martindale: Does leaving a recently benched 6th-round rookie corner in press-man coverage on Tyreek Hill with no safety help sound wise to you? No. It sounds like a 69-yard touchdown waiting to happen, and guess what, it did. Hey, Tre Hawkins, welcome to the NFL. If you’re unfamiliar with that guy who just flew by you, his name is Tyreek Hill—the fastest man in football. Cover him by yourself so we can focus on stopping the run. We can’t do that either because yesterday’s defensive game plan was pitiful. The now second fastest man in football, De’Von Achane, ran for 151 yards and a TD on ELEVEN ATTEMPTS. While it was nice to get a few turnovers, the nightmares plaguing Wink Martindale this week became a reality as the Dolphins ran circles around the Giant’s defense.