Prophet’s Point After-Browns 20 NYG 6

Giants lay another egg!

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

This Sunday night primetime contest between the Browns and Giants was the most predictable game of the weekend. I don’t know why the spread was not double digits. I predicted it as a 15-point loss and it was a 14-point loss. (it would have been a 15-point loss not for a Parkey missed extra point). With both Bradberry and Holmes out I knew Mayfield would have a field day finding the holes in the zone defense. I also knew Landry would have a big game without Bradberry going step for step with him. He had 7 catches on 8 targets for 61 yards and a touchdown.

The key for the game that the Giants did not generate a pass rush all game. Mayfield had 3 and 4 seconds at times to place the ball. When Baker is comfortable he has his best games. If you can pressure him all game he will fold to the heat. He used his usual roll outs to find the open man. He was only sacked once by the Giants. They were also loading up the box to stop the Browns run game. However, they did not have to run because the completed passes came so easy. The Browns ran in the 4thquarter to end the game. Eight different Browns’ players caught at least 1 pass. Mayfield finished the game 27 completions on 32 passes for 297 yards, 9.3 YPA, and 2 touchdowns, and a 126.2 QB rating.

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Browns vs Giants- Preview and Prediction

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

The Giants had a Golden Opportunity to take a big step and solidify their lead atop the NFC East. What happened is that they were reading their press clippings while the other 3 teams in the division won. Washington now has the inside track to win the division. I think they can win 2 of the next 3 and finish 8-8. The Giants have to hope they go 2-1 and Washington goes 1-2 and they both go 7-9 and the Giants would win the division because they beat Washington twice. To what end is it to win the division. You fall 8-11 spots in the draft and you get the first-place schedule picking up the Packers and the Rams or Seahawks. I’m looking for them to make a playoff push next year and fill the missing pieces on this team.

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Arizona 26 NYG 7

Deer In The Headlights Daniel Jones

Danny Fumble

Written by: Paul Burke

The NY Giants achieved a remarkable feat in the modern NFL.  The League is built on passing, much less scoring, with the rules.   We all collectively complain when our team gets flagged for borderline calls on aggressive plays by the secondary.  The league is designed to produce more scoring and leniency toward offense.  Well, your New York Football Giants defy the league’s mantra.  Explain 81 yards in net total passing offense?  How is that possible?  Eighty-one yards of passing?  81?  Their average per pass play was 2.5.  Yikes!

Daniel Jones came into the game with a compromised hamstring and exited with a compromised passing game, unsurprisingly.  Daniel Jones has a history of turnovers in the pocket.  He showed it in the first series when they moving into the Cardinals territory.  Daniel Jones once again showed that he has NO pocket presence even on his right or non blind side as Golden wrecked him for a sack and fumble.  That set the tone for the rest of the day. 

Arizona, who did not go into the game with a highly rated defense, knew that Jones was not going to beat them with his legs as he has with other teams.  It is nice to have the mobility as a compliment in a QB but think of all those mobile running QBs in the past and how they turned out?  Think RG3, Kapaernick, and even Lamar Jackson now.  Cam Newton has paid the price in taking a beating and is a shell of his past.  The game is predicated on passing and that is not DJ’s strong suit.  See chart below:

The OL was exposed again as they struggled to pick up blitzes and stunts to exacerbate his pocket presence issues.  Personally I would like to see the analyst on FOX and CBS show replays of all 22 on what he is missing with check downs and wide open reads on the other side of the field and where he is not progressing in reads of the defense.  On 3rd down at the end of the half in their territory, where he was luck to not turn it over again, he was telegraphing to the right side of the field but missed a wide open RB in the flat on the left side of the defense.  It is late in year 2 of your development as a QB and these reads are expected of an NFL caliber QB.  Frankly, we expect at this stage of his development the ability to understand when to check down to your RB, throw the ball away under duress or just plain take a sack versus risking a turnover deep in your own territory.  The one trait Eli had was his pocket presence.  We complained about his habit of checking down too early but we would gladly accept that over this.

The Giants defense statistically did not have their best game versus what he have seen the last 2 months.  Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was able to get out of the pocket and avoid pressure when it was applied.  He was able to make plays outside the pocket and made a super athletic play on their first TD while avoiding the pressure.  Kingsbury attacked the lack of speed of the LBs with Murray out of the pocket which is something the Seahawks did not capitalize on.  However, they are handicapped by their other teammates on the offense.  The offense left the defense with a short field early on which led to 10 points and kept them on the field with numerous 3 and outs as they achieved a pathetic 3/12 on 3rd downs.

No doubt, we are impressed with Judge’s command of the locker room and getting the most of a roster that is void of talent.  We won’t beat him up on the OL getting exposed again as we feel it has more to do with the lack of talent.  We were wrong about Hernandez and we are not giving up on Thomas but he must improve his technique to be a starting LT in the NFL in the future.  We hope that Judge has more say in personnel as old dinosaur Gettleman is not going anywhere, in our opinion.  He needs to look at the QB position, OL, LB, WR and we hope they move on from Saquon as they have shown you do not need to spend a lot of cap space on the RB position since his injury.  The rebuild is still on and hard decisions need to be made this offseason and of course we hope that Mara moves on from Gettleman.

So at 5-8 record, the Giants are still in striking distance of winning this crappy NFC East. It is wild to think this team which began the season with a 1-7 record still has a chance! But their next two opponents are the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens. Can they rebound from this disappointing performance?

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Giants vs Cardinals- Preview and Prediction

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

The Giants are coming off their biggest victory probably since Super Bowl 46. That makes four wins in a row after a dismal start of 1-7. The Giants are looking to win the division and win at least 3 of the 4 last games. 

The Giants and Cardinals used tom play every year. The Giants have a big lead in the series 80-45-2. The Giants have lost the last 3 in the series and have not won vs the Cardinals since 2011.It took a 29-yard catch from Eli by Hakeem Nicks to get the go-ahead touchdown with less than 3 minutes left in that 2011 contest. 

These teams played last year. All I can remember that 11 minutes into the game, the Giants were down 14-0. Edmunds ran the first 2 touchdowns in. I was ticked because I benched him because Drake was supposed to play and he played 1 play and was never seen again. Needless to say, I lost in fantasy in thatleague that week. I also remember the Jones turnovers. He had an interception early and 3 fumbles of which 2 were lost. #Danny Turnover has been better his last 3 games with the turnovers. We will have to see if he can play. He is a game time decision.

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Prophet’s Point After

NYG 17 Seattle 12

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

A Giant Win!

This Giants victory is the biggest win in at least 4 years. You can consider the Pittsburgh game, 12/4/16, 4 years to the same weekend as the last big win. I think in the Decade of Malaise it is probably the biggest win since the last game of the 2012 season 42-7 vs the dreaded Eagles or even the 21-17 win over the Patriots in Super Bowl 46. 

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Prophet’s Pulpit-Giants vs Seahawks-Preview & Prediction

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

I’m not going to spend much time on last week’s Giants lackluster performance vs the Bengals. You can read about in detail in my last week’s Prophet Point After. Even though the Giants were playing against backup quarterback Brandon Allen, the effort after the bye was embarrassing. The Giants dominated the game everywhere except the scoreboard.

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Prophet’s Point After- NYG 19 Bengals 17

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

The Giants keep their tradition of playing badly coming off the bye. Their lifetime record is 8-15 straight up and 7-15-1 vs the spread. The Giants were sleepwalking through this game. It was a lackluster performance vs a team who lost their strong starting quarterback. This was the first game in 4 years that the Giants were favored on the road! The Bengals fielded a limited quarterback who only started 3 games. The Giants should have mopped the floor with this team but at the end they were trying to hang on for the win.

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Giants vs Bengals-Preview and Prediction

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

The Giants come off the bye and have an easier matchup vs the Bengals. The Gmen are looking for the franchise’s 700th win. The franchise is 699-615-33. It took Joe Judge 8 weeks to figure out what he had in Daniel Jones. He is a game manager in the tradition of the best game managers of all time, like Alex Smith, Case Keenum and Brad Johnson. The Judge game plan is to run the ball, play good defense and take the ball out of the hands of Daniel Jones so he has as few turnovers as possible. Hopefully they get the lead and Jones is not put into any adverse situations. #DannyTurnover has gone 2 weeks without a turnover. Jones had a turnover in 19 of his first 20 starts!

Look at the evidence through week 11. Jones is 31st in passer rating at 78.2. The only quarterbacks with at least 100 attempts that have a lower rating are Dalton, Wentz, Lock and Lufton. Jones has 212 passing yards/game, 8 TD’s and 9 interceptions. He has run for 384 yards, 38 yards a game, but has only 1 rushing touchdown. Because he had the long run vs the Eagles where he tripped over his feet, everyone thinks he’s running for more yards than he is. In passing, Jones is at 6.4 YPA, yards per attempt, which is 31st for any quarterback with at least 1000 yards passing. The Giants have 17 offensive touchdowns in 10 games! They have another 2 defensive touchdowns. The Giants have scored 19.5 points per game through 10 games. 

Here is your 6th overall pick, Daniel Jones, offensive stats! These are nit pretty but #TogetherBlue Giants Nation still think he is The Messiah especially since he won 2 games in a row vs bad teams.  

Total Points scored: 30th

Passing yards: 29th

Rush Yards: 18th

Time on the field: 23th

Number of plays: 24th

Yards per play: 29th

As you can see this is not what is expected of someone drafted so high. You cannot even say he has not played enough games. We have seen rookie Justin Herbert start with 5 minutes notice. In his 9 starts, he has given the best performance of any rookie quarterback in the 100 years of the league. This includes all the immortals like Marino, Elway, Brady and Peyton Manning. Joe Burrow who should be the quarterback in this game, also had a blistering start with the worst offensive line in the league that was ultimately his undoing with a crippling injury.

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Prophet’s Point After

Giants 27 Eagles 17

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

The Giants won their second game in a row. The Giants got the lead. The Eagles had terrible field position all day. The Eagles had 10 drives and never started beyond their own 25-yard line. Here is the starting yard line on all 10 dives: 25, 9, 6, 11, 16, 25, 17, 5, 25, and 25. They made 11 penalties at inopportune times. The Eagles were 0-9 on third down conversions. This is a big credit to the Giants defense but it is also on Wentz. 

There seems to be a new Giants formula for winning. First, it’s don’t turn the ball over. What do you know? No turnovers for #DannyTurnover for 2 weeks and 2 victories. Second, get the lead. Third, run the ball, shorten the game, and keep the Jones pass attempts down. Let the defense play complementary football get the ball back. Something that we have not seen for a while. In the past the defense would not get the key stops in the 4th quarter. 

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NYG 27 Eagles 17

Written by: Glenn Warciski

The Giants finally beat the Eagles. It took four years. Amen.

Barack Obama was President. Mike Francesa was still on WFAN. And Justin Bieber had the best song of the year titled Love Yourself.

Many Giants fans were loving it as they finally found a way to defeat the Eagles. Up 14-3 at the half, the Giants led the entire way. Without question, this is the best game they have played all year.

So with back to back NFC Least wins, the Giants find themselves at 3-7 overall and 3-2 record in the NFC Least. The last time the Giants had back to back wins- last year, defeating Bucs and Deadskins.

Other Obervations:

Reality check. Some fans are giddy today. Yes, the Giants beat an opponent not named Washington. So yeah, it is something to get excited about. Meanwhile, this team has a long way to go. In other words. do not be fooled by the Giants propaganda machine with their controlled mouthpieces exclaiming: the Giants can make a run. This is the same bullshit we called out 2 years ago.

Daniel Jones is not a starting quarterback material in the NFL. What I found interesting leading up to this game, critical reports of Jones’ lack of discipline in the pocket and overall play were being put in the spotlight. We have been making this case the day Full Bloom Love was drafted.

We have several questions.

Why was Daniel Jones central part of the running game? What does that say? Garrett the Ivy League OC? It is a passing league and Garrett is running a high school offense. Even blowhard Gettleman said picking wrong Qb sets franchise back 5 years. You own it. You own it because you are winning out of a pick for a franchise pick. Gettleman should be on a rocket ship to cape cod.

Even though the Giants were victorious, Jones did not throw for over 300 yards and had zero touchdowns. The Giants had 151 yards rushing. Who was the Giants leading rusher? Yup Daniel Jones. This formula is not sustainable. Think RG3.

The Giants head into their bye with a two game winning streak and wind at their backs. They have 6 games left in this miserable Covid NFL. The remaining games left: Bengals. Seahawks. Cardinals. Browns. Ravens and the Cowboys. 4 out of the 6 teams have winning records. Will the Giants make a run? Do you believe in Miracles?

Note: Tony will have a more comprehensive game review.