New York Giants Fall Flat In Minnesota Again; Offense A Serious Concern (Highlights)
Oct 3, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) argues a call during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr. couldn’t rebound against the Minnesota Vikings as it becomes apparent that the New York Giants offense needs fixing.

  • New York Giants 10 (2-2)
  • Minnesota Vikings 24 (4-0)
  • Final Box Score, NFL Week 4
  • U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
In a game the New York Giants had to have, they turned in their worst performance of the young season. The Minnesota Vikings usually have a great day when they see Eli Manning, and things were no different on Monday Night Football.

The Giants offense was anemic, once again, and it may be time to be seriously worried. The running game got a boost from Orleans Darkwa, Bobby Rainey and Paul Perkins, but Big Blue wasn’t able to commit to it as they played from behind all night.

Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. aren’t in sync. Still, this is the case, a quarter of the way through the season.

Manning targeted OBJ nine times, and only completed three passes. Xavier Rhodes is getting a ton of credit, but the lack of rhythm between QB and WR is a part of a larger issue. So are Beckham’s outbursts (he drew another personal foul penalty for taunting).

The entire offense is out of wack. Thought to be the team’s strength heading into 2016, Eli has not found a way to establish Beckham, Sterling Shepard and Victor Cruz consistently. Many assumed they’d work out the kinks at some point, but the fact they still haven’t is alarming. Especially in such an important game.

How do you spell Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Eli Apple? Apparently T-O-A-S-T, which is exactly what Trevin Wade was all night filling in. Wade gave up multiple big plays to Vikings WR Charles Johnson.

Even when the defense did get the ball back to Eli and company, they squandered opportunities over and over again.

Game Notes

TE Larry Donnell left the game in the 2nd quarter with a concussion and did not return.

The Giants gave up 104 rushing yards to Minnesota, the worst running team in the NFL coming in at just over 50 ypg. They also did not record a sack on Sam Bradford.

Big Blue was dominated in time of possession (35-25) and lost the turnover battle once again (-2).

New York heads to Lambeau next week, to take on the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football.

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