Overall Game Grade - D
Q4 - D+
An Andre Brown fumble sets up a near-safety for the Giants, who bumbled through their first possession of the quarter.
In their third drive of the fourth, Carr continues to take hits, forcing the Giants to punt the ball away with two minutes and change.
Despite receiving the ball at the 17 yard line from a Marcus Thomas fumble recovery, Big Blue can only muster three points. It was a rough night for the Giants' offense, who failed to find the big play and touted a stagnant running game for a good portion of the night.
The offensive line was particularly worrisome in the fourth, leaving Carr on his back all quarter.
Q3 - B
Receiver Ramses Barden and running back Andre Brown looked good to kick off the second half, and behind a perfect drive from Carr, the Giants finally put points on the board with a Lawrence Tynes field goal. Meanwhile, the rookie McCants continues to be out-muscled on the inside.
Da'Rel Scott was plugged into the offense midway through the quarter, picking up 22 yards on six attempts. The Giants produce their best quarter on the offense, but still fail to hit the endzone.
Q2 - D-
David Wilson continued to slug through his carries early on, and the Giants have now tallied just one first down in their opening four drives. Tailback D.J. Ware looks good picking up the blitz, while the offensive line continues to struggle.
The G-Men picked up just three yards in their first drive under back-up QB David Carr. Wilson looked scrappy in the screen game, while fourth-string back Andre Brown lost a costly six yards on a botched direct snap play. Carr commanded another three-and-out drive later; the offensive line fails to open up holes on the ground.
Amidst a progressing two-minute drill with Carr at the helm, tackle Matt McCants gave up an eight yard sack. New York was beat at the line all quarter.
Q1 - D
The first-team offense began things with a three-and-out, but later provided the game's first first down with a 15-yard connection from Manning to wideout Victor Cruz. Later in the drive, the Giants allowed a costly third-down sack at the expense of guard Mitch Petrus.
Against New England's backups, the Giants failed to put up any points. Running back David Wilson notched just 11 yards on five carries.