Denver Broncos vs. New York Giants: Full Roster Report Card Grades for New York

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Denver Broncos vs. New York Giants: Full Roster Report Card Grades for New York
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Manning Bowl III is in the books, but for the New York Giants, who fell to the Denver Broncos 41-23, the problems that have dogged Big Blue, such as third-down conversions, red-zone play and the running game, were still very much alive and well in this week's contest.

"Quite frankly, to not be able to run the ball, to have so few attempts at rushing the ball, it's just not our style," said head coach Tom Coughlin. "We haven't had a lot of success with it, and to see that ball thrown that many times, and some of the results, are very difficult to explain."

How bad was it? The Giants converted just one of 11 third-down attempts and were 1-of-3 in the red zone.

Their rushing game, meanwhile, consisted of 19 carries for 23 yards, a paltry 1.2 average, as New York ended up passing the ball 49 times in this game. 

Meanwhile on defense, the Giants pass rush failed to record a single sack of Peyton Manning, who completed 69.7 percent of his pass attempts for 307 yards and two touchdowns, the Giants defense only managing two hits on the future Hall of Famer.

"It's hard to rush Peyton Manning," said defensive end Justin Tuck. "I think we got pressure in spots, but he does a good job getting the ball out of his hands. I would doubt that we had a lot of times where he held the ball more than three seconds. That's frustrating because after a while you start thinking, let me try to get my hand on a batted ball. You almost stop rushing a little bit. It's frustrating. It's hard to get to him, but obviously we have to do better than that, too." 

Let's take a look at the play of the individuals this week.

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