Just when you thought the Giants season couldn’t get any worse, they lost the game to the Chargers and almost all their receivers.
Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard left the game with ankle injuries in the second quarter, Dwayne Harris left the game with a fractured foot in the third quarter, and the worst was Odell Beckham Jr. fracturing his ankle with four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
Beckham will need ankle surgery which will end his season. At this moment we don’t know how long the other receivers will be out for. One thing that is certain is that any remote chance the Giant had of making the playoffs or having a .500 record are over.
The saying ‘adding insult to injury’ can be used to describe this game the way receivers were going down.
With the Giants down 27-22 at their 24-yard line with 2:58 remaining, they were only able to move the ball 28 yards on nine plays before Eli Manning attempted to connect on a pass to Engram that was intercepted by Corey Liuget to end the game.
After the game, head coach Ben McAdoo spoke not having his receivers available.
“Yeah, I mean, it significantly altered the game. We had one receiver left at the end of the ball game. The guys fought hard, the tight ends stepped up and went out and worked to execute the two-man offense. They don’t get a lot of reps with what they’re being asked to do, but they went out, they played fast and played hard.”
This season has been an absolute nightmare for the New York Giants. Before the season began they were predicted by many to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Now they’re 0-5 and with their best player likely out for the year, they seem destined to have the number one pick in next year’s NFL draft.