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The Tennessee Titans ended the New York Giants playoff hopes with a 17-0 victory at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

Jason Leach

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY—The New York Giants‘ slim playoff chances came to a crashing end as they were shut out by the Tennessee Titans 17-0 at MetLife Stadium.

Despite Odell Beckham Jr. missing his second straight game, no one envisioned a Giant shutout. But that’s exactly what happened as the Titans defense held the Giants to 276 yards of total offense, and dominated both sides of the line of scrimmage.

They also sacked Eli Manning three times, intercepted him once, and forced a fumble. The Titans became just the second team this season to hold Saquon Barkley to under 100 all-purpose yards as he gained 31 yards on the ground on 14 carries and had four receptions for 25 yards.

The Titans took control of the game on their second offensive possession of the game as they drove 75 yards on 15 plays culminating in a one-yard Derrick Henry touchdown run on fourth and goal.

That would also be the only score of the first half.

Tennessee would extend their lead 14-0 in the third quarter following a Manning fumble that led to another Henry one-yard touchdown run six plays later.

The final score of the game came on a Ryan Succop 22-yard field goal with 5:09 remaining in the game.

Following the game, Pat Shurmur admitted his team didn’t do anything well enough to win.

With their playoff hopes over all the Giants can hope to do is play spoiler in their last two games of the season.

Jason's first love was football while growing up in northern New Jersey. For the past three years, he has covered the New York Giants, as well as several boxing events along the East Coast.