Giants 2021 season ends in typical, dreadful fashion in loss to Washington

General manager Dave Gettleman had the opportunity to take the field at MetLife Stadium with his friends and family in what was likely his last game with the team before his Giants turned into another meager demonstration. in a 22-7 loss to the Washington Football Team

Regardless of whether he was fired or retired, it was a farewell that the executive barely deserved considering it helped bring the once proud Giants organization straight to the ground, something that should have led to his firing. at some point in the last two seasons.

The Giants finished the 2021 season 4-13 after Sunday’s final as the attack once again couldn’t reap much.

Jake Fromm, the New York third-tier quarterback, completed just 15 of 31 passes for 103 yards, one touchdown and three turnovers, which was considerably a step up from the Giants’ horrendous 29-3 defeat to the Chicago Bears a week earlier in which they produced a -10-yard net.

In their last four games with Mike Glennon and Fromm in the middle, the Giants have only scored 26 points; and it all ended so fittingly when Fromm was intercepted for the second time on Bobby McCain’s day in the last play of the season.

However, Fromm was not given much to work with. Manager Joe Judge – whose work should be in question after going 9-23 in his two seasons at the helm – showed no motivation to stick with what few reinforcements they had. The offensive line didn’t help much either. Especially in the running game, when Saquon Barkley’s 102-yard day against Chicago was followed by just 30 yards on 11 carries on Sunday.

Washington nearly doubled the Giants’ total offensive output, overtaking New York 325-177 behind Antonio Gibson’s monstrous 146-yard exit and touchdown.

After an opening field goal from Washington and a horrendous jet-sweep call on a 4th – & – 1 that saw Alex Bachman lit up in the backfield, the Giants flipped the ball down to the downs at the WFT 32-yard line, the the teams have traded eight consecutive punt.

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The sixth punt in that sequence came just over four minutes from halftime by the Giants on their 5-yd line after making two consecutive quarterback attempts with Fromm on 2nd – & – 11 and 3rd – & – 9 rather. than trying to play a traditional passing game.

Rather an indictment of how little confidence a Giants team had with nothing to lose in their inept attack, yet a mystifying decision that was nevertheless met with a chorus of boos from the MetLife Stadium crowd.

The streak of futility finally ended at halftime shooting when a second field goal at the end of time gave Washington a 6-0 lead at halftime.

After a couple of punting to start the second half, the Giants hole grew to 12 when his short pass intended for Evan Engram was knocked out by Bobby McCain and returned 30 yards for the pick-six touchdown with 3:42. from the end of the third quarter.

It was methodical, painstaking, included two fourth-down conversions to Saquon Barkley and Kenny Golladay, but the Giants eventually came on the scoreboard with 11:24 left in the fourth when Fromm hit Darius Slayton for a 22-yard touchdown – the first. goal pass of his career – to arrive within five.

It was the Giants’ first touchdown in eight quarters, the second in 44 drives and the first touchdown by a wide receiver since week 7.

But Washington provided a quick response, which deservedly came from Gibson, who cut the Giants defense by a score of 18 yards to extend his lead to 12 with 6:28 left.

In the next play, Fromm fumbled away – the ball simply falling out of his hands intact – to give Washington the ball at the Giants 12-yard line which resulted in another field goal for the guests.

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