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New York Giants wideout Golden Tate believes the team made the Cardinals defense look like the 1985 Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Heading into Sunday’s matchup with the Arizona Cardinals, the New York Giants were expected to have some sort of chip on their shoulder. They had just lost the previous two games by 18 and 21 points, respectively, and needed a win to keep pace in the NFC East division race. However, that metaphorical shoulder looked free and clear, as they didn’t come in with any sort of intensity or urgency.

The Giants succumbed to a 17-0 deficit in the first half, which led to a 27-21 defeat. It’s their third loss in as many games. Big Blue is now 2-5 heading into their Week 8 game against the Detroit Lions. After Sunday’s loss, Giants wideout Golden Tate spoke about how the team made the Cardinals defense look a whole lot better than they actually are.

“That’s very frustrating,” he said of the team’s offensive performance, per Darryl Slater of “I mean, we made those guys look like the ’85 Bears. We had a great scheme. We just did not execute. I felt like a lot of times, we were kind of playing behind the sticks.

“We’ve just got to be better at details. We don’t need to be the best team in the league. We just need to be better than the team we’re going against. And today we just absolutely weren’t.”

Offensively, the Giants were only able to conjure up 263 total yards in what seemed to be a defensive battle. Arizona’s offense actually gained less, only racking up 245 total yards of offense. However, the Cardinals won the turnover battle. The Giants threw a pick and lost two fumbles, with the Cardinals not succumbing to any turnovers throughout the entire game.

Not to mention, Big Blue also allowed second-year running back Chase Edmonds to have a career day. The former Fordham University standout racked up 126 yards on 27 carries (4.7 yards-per-carry) with three touchdowns.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.