New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur expects to finish out the season despite the team losing nine straight games.
On Monday night, the New York Giants tied a franchise record, but the accolade wasn’t a memorable one…at all. With a 23-17 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the team has now lost nine straight games. They’re 2-11 after starting out 2-2 through the first quarter of the 2019 season.
The Giants offense, once again, put up less than 30 points. They haven’t scored that many since their 32-31 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 3. Needless to say, head coach Pat Shurmur‘s play-calling hasn’t been effective as of late. However, after the game, he mentioned how he expects to stay with the organization for the rest of the season.
“Yeah, I do [expect to remain]. But I just have to wait and see. You have a lot of tough ones for me today,” Shurmur told reporters, per Dan Benton of Giants Wire.
The Eagles, despite falling to a 17-3 deficit prior to halftime, dominated the Giants in numerous categories. They moved the chains more times (27 first downs as opposed to the Giants’ 11), outgained them in both the passing and running game, and held the ball for a whole lot longer. Philly’s total possession time was 42:51 compared to the Giants’ possession time of 21:59.
Big Blue sits firmly in last place in the NFC East and would have the No. 2 pick in the 2020 draft if the season were to end today. To conclude what’s been their third consecutive campaign without a playoff berth, the Giants have matchups with the Dolphins, Redskins, and Eagles.