The season is coming to an end and to many Giants fan the end can’t come soon enough. The losses and injuries mounted and the victories were few and far between. In the Giants penultimate game the G-men traveled out to Arizona and like most of their games, Big Blue did not come away with the elusive victory.
One aspect of the Giants that did not show up was the much-maligned running game. While in the previous contest the ground game has shown signs of life but was neutralized by the Arizona defense. There were many third and short situations but the Giants could not convert on those opportunities and on 3rd down conversions the Giants were a meager 1-14.
Another trademark of the Giants offense showed up but it was not one that helped Big Blue obtain victory. As good and clutch as Eli Manning have been in his career Manning is turnover prone. Eli had two interceptions and a fumble against the Cardinals and the fumble resulted in an Arizona touchdown making the dreary fact for Big Blue that the Arizona defense outscored the Giants offense.
The third no-show was the ability to shut down the oppositions top threat. For Arizona, Larry Fitzgerald has been the marquee attraction and Fitzgerald gave the Giants depleted secondary problems all day. Fitzgerald had 9 catches for 119 yards and a touchdown and even as classy and talented as Fitzgerald is the Giants could not stop him.
While this game and season have been a difficult one to watch for Giants fans there is one silver lining about this game for Giants fan. The bittersweet happiness occurs when the followers of Big Blue realize that this was the 2nd to last game of the season. After next week’s game against Washington, the disappointing and dreadful 2017 season will be over and fans can dream of a better 2018 season for the Giants.