The one piece of good news is that the receivers showed up to play with both Randle and Beckham performing well. Beckham is exciting to watch and will push Cruz back to the #2 receiver next year, which is where he thrives. He only performed well when Hakeem Nicks was drawing the defense’s attention away from him. Defensively, it may have been the best game from the linebackers, with a shockingly competent performance by Herzlich who was filling in for an injured Jacquian Williams.
The playoffs are not in the picture anymore, so the Giants should do their best to play the young guys. Next week is interesting. On the one hand, a Dallas offense should expose the depleted Giants secondary in a way that the Niners could not, but with Pugh coming back and Schwartz expected to make his season debut, this could be the best Giants offense of the season. Expect a high scoring affair with the Giants falling to the cowboys 34-30.