Giants’ subs shine again in win over Jets

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

The Giants moved to 4-0 on the preseason with another second half victory led by the backups. It was a coming out party of sorts for backup QB Ryan Nassib, who appears to have won the primary backup job. Nassib went 8/12 for 103 yards and three TDs to lead the Giants to a 35-24 win over the Jets at MetLife Stadium Friday night.

After the starters got outplayed by the Jets on both sides of the ball for the first 28 minutes of the game, QB Eli Manning, who was getting pounded like a drum by the Jets (who weren’t even blitzing BTW), engineered a 11-play, 91-yard drive that resulted in a 15-yard TD reception by WR Rueben Randle to get the Giants with three right before halftime.

“He re-established himself as a tough customer tonight because he got drilled a few times and bounced right back up and made plays,” said head coach Tom Coughlin about Eli after the game. “You never want to see him hit, but he got hit and he got back up and made some plays down the stretch at the end of the half.”

Manning was picked off by Jets CB Kyle Wilson along the sideline during that drive, but was ruled out of bounds and the call was confirmed after a replay challenge by the Jets. But it was close…

Notes: Rookie WR Corey Washington caught a TD for the fourth week in a row. Welcome to the Giants, Corey. RB Rashad Jennings racked up 67 yards on 13 carries. WR Victor Cruz caught four passes out of seven targets for 61 yards. LB Devon Kennard had seven total tackles.

The TEs were targeted only once in the passing game. WR Preston Parker handled the PR duties and also ran back a KO for 29 yards. He also had three receptions for 52 yards and a TD. The Giants defense allowed 278 yards passing and 146 yards rushing but held the Jets to 3-for-11 on third downs. The Giants were flawless in the red zone again, scoring TDs on all three trips. Neither of Giants’ PKs was given an opportunity to kick a FG.

GEICO SportsNite: Tom Coughlin and players find positives in their preseason game against the Jets, despite struggles along the offensive line.




4 comments
hashburry
hashburry

Just a quick, serious question.  What exactly do the Giants do well?  Most good teams seem to excel at one or more spots on the field.  Pass rush (remember those days?), efficient offense.  Reese always seems to be in full panic/copycat mode when trying to fix this team.  So this time around, he signs a bunch of DBs that are a shadow of what Seattle puts on the field.  The difference is Seattle has a great offense and other star defenders in their front 7.  The Giants are floundering again and have implemented an offense that needs an athletic QB who is accurate.  Eli is neither.  This will be the season that is the beginning of massive changes for this team.

hashburry
hashburry

The 2014/15 Giants:

Our backups can beat your backups!

cloaca
cloaca

Before we go 0 and 6, this season, Eli will be benched in favor of Nasib. probably by game 4.

greekgod
greekgod

As I see it now although its still pre-season the Giants have a long way to go to be a playoff team. Could this be Eli Manning's downward trend in is career? Could this be Tom Coughlin's end of a long coaching stand? I have to say that if the jints don't make the playoff's its the end of the line for both OR a complete coaching staff that is feeling a little tired except for McAdoo. Could he be the next head coach?